"Hand" - part two
In my stories the Singularity has arrived and essentially people have left the singularity AI to run everything. "All we need to do is play" said Iktomi to Kumiko. Since it learns exponentially the AI comes up with remarkable inventions daily. One such invention allows us to record our lives and mind digitally onto a computer to later be put into a new body, essentially creating immortality (which in my story is not invented yet). So the Rebirth store collects lives and keeps them for the day when we can install these memories into new bodies. Since the memories are stored digitally as a language
to compare with. For her views please watch the Singularity of Kumiko machinima. The Singularity of Kumiko is a prequel to Imogen and the pigeons with Kumiko being the daughter that Imogen lost. Kumiko is lost because she decides not to record her life digitally and to stay in her coma where some unexpected things happened. She dies in her coma and so cant be reborn.
So we see a decaying city but we don't yet know why. When wandering around the ground level
Across the street from the Rebirth Store is a new theme to the story world I have created. It is called PodWorld and it sells virtual reality pods for people to live in. At this time people have begun to live, love and work within the virtual space. Originally those who lived and worked in the VR were known as "sleepers" in a derogatory fashion, but as time progressed almost everyone began to live in pods. I imagined a type of evolution where the human race didn't evolve any longer physically with their bodies, but rather the mind moved forward on its own. Our bodies became place holders and our mind lived the perfect existence in the virtual space where we looked as we wished to, where our intellect had the might of the Internet behind it, where, essentially, people built their own Heaven. Society no longer needed a house and furniture, entertainment systems and all that added expense... they just needed a pod to house their bodies in sleep. They then had the choice to purchase food canisters of different duration so they need not be bothered to log out of this world. Some bought ten year food canisters, while others
This is the world you enter when you come out with Flutter from the Subway. It is a story which requires the visitor to piece together clues to build an understanding of the society, and for those who are familiar with my previous work, they will add new layers to what they already know. In the next post we will begin progress into Flutters story.