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The God Barrier: An Idea for an endless fictional universe

Discussion in 'Literature' started by sealchan, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. sealchan

    sealchan Well-Known Member

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    I thought I would share something which I just wrote, something that I have been mulling over for many years that has taken shape and "needed to come out of me". it is basically a very high level story that could be a framework for an endless series of stories from a mythical past to a science fictional future that subsumes any and all powers natural and "supernatural" while leaving the latter as ambiguously natural-based. It is the framework of all stories...and I record it here for feedback and for copyright documentation.

    Any and all sincere comments welcome...but similarities to existing stories are especially appreciated. If you want to play epic movie trailer music in the background while reading it, it may make it seem even cooler.


    The God Barrier
    Sealchan

    Scattered throughout the Universe are pieces of an ancient communications technology. This technology came from another Universe, but was, imperfectly perhaps, delivered into this one in the hopes that one day the peoples of this Universe might find a way to transcend the cycles of creation itself. But to do so will require time, time to discover the problem, time to learn to use what others have already discovered, time to come up with the solution that no one has yet achieved. For the Universe itself responds to its knowers in a way that makes knowledge itself the final cause for the failure of the Universe to persist.

    This ancient technology is beyond ancient as it comes from another Universe. There is not even a word for this as no civilization has ever known a practical need for such reference beyond the time of their own Universe’s being. This technology consists of artificial intelligence housed in tiny crystals which hide hidden dimensions wrapped within them. These crystals, syzygems, are all connected to each other by a network that utilizes the very substance out of which a Universe emerges. Each syzygem contains all the knowledge housed in every other syzygem through instantaneous network communications.

    A syzygem is able to sense the local presence of intelligence and attempt to communicate with that intelligence through its network. It can make a link with an intelligence open enough and close enough to sense its presence. Through that link the syzygem can then serve the user any portion of its vast array of knowledge and impart to the user capabilities that user would otherwise not be able to possess. j It only requires the user to have a sense of what is needed or wanted.

    Throughout all time on Earth the great heroes and their miraculous achievements have always been because of individual interactions with syzygems. At first these heroes did not know the true source of their knowledge and power. But as time went on and certain patterns were noticed, the miracles that were once dismissed were seen again as a sign of something as of yet not understood. For the true source of these supernatural occurrences to be discovered, it required first that the people of Earth create artificial beings with sufficient intelligence and the capability to record specific mental events in great detail. It was found that certain artificial beings, the Living Robots, had capabilities that were not the result of advanced creativity or networked knowledge from known data sources. It was determined that an as of yet unknown source of data was available. These abilities were found to have a range about a certain area, or a range that moved in a historical, specific way if an object, containing a syzygem, were to be moved. Syzygems, being as small as a particle of dust, were ever hiding in plain sight.

    Using the range aspects of this phenomenon the first syzygems were finally found. Their substance did not conform to any known substance of our Universe. Soon many syzygems were discovered. The syzygems were used openly by researchers to unlock their knowledge with the hopes of making that knowledge available to everyone on the planet. Researchers were made up of people of all known capabilities, from scientists to artists to athletes and leaders. A virtual reality network was created based on the syzygem network and its development transformed civilization. However, the knowledge brought with it power and the abuse thereof and this resulted in tumults that the people of Earth had believed were only artifacts of history. Eventually, Sol, the sun, started to manifest signs of instability due to indiscriminate use of the power of syzygems on the Earth and it was only a matter of time before humanity would be destroyed if it did not colonize other regions far from the Solar System.

    In the race against the death of Sol, the people of Earth looked for a way to unlock the deeper technologies that suggested that there was a living intelligence waiting behind a Door, or network gateway. The Door became more and more clear even as the tumults of Earth and Sol threatened ever greater destruction. Finally, it was determined that if a “router” could be placed outside the solar system, a signal could be created that would allow humanity access to the living intelligence outside the Door. By the greatest effort and under the greatest risks this router was finally brought online and the human race made first contact with other civilizations in the galaxy and other galaxies who had already achieved interplanetary communications. For these were the living intelligences sensed beyond the Door.

    But this is only where the story begins. It’s ending is yet to be told. It will take galaxies of intelligence to solve the riddle of transcending the cycles of Universal creation. Different pieces of the puzzle are scattered on distant worlds in distant super clusters of galaxies. With every new level of cultural cooperation and integration (or lack thereof), new challenges and new risks emerge. The Universe itself shudders as the minds of its occupants take in more and more of its substance and leverage that for their own independent existence. The distinctions between artificial (virtual) reality and physical reality have become blurred.

    Will the intelligences of the Universe learn to work together amidst their differences and achieve something which has never been accomplished in this or any other Universe? Will everything that everyone has worked their whole lives for be lost to the inevitable collapse of creation? Will a new Door be opened leads beyond anything imagined?

    Will the God Barrier be broken?
     
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Frog Lord
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    Woah... TLDR...

    Short attention span today, sorry @sealchan
     
  3. sealchan

    sealchan Well-Known Member

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    No worries! I've been watching movie trailers for all the cool movies coming out and my epic of epics idea wanted out. If you get a good epic theme in your head (try the one in the trailer for the upcoming TV series for Wheel of Time) and come back later, you may find it will read well and its length will be no problem.

     
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