June 25, 2018
In their lab, Sam and Sally had just finished inscribing a huge amount of code on a two-dimensional sheet of plastic, in order to produce a hologram that would, when sprung, blossom into a continuum called The Physical Universe.
With glasses of good champagne in their hands, sitting on stools in the lab, they speculated on their next project.
“To me,” Sally said, “it’s obvious. People are going to live and proliferate there. So we have to design their minds to sync up with Universe. Otherwise, we’ll have a mess on our hands.”
“Chaos,” Sam said. “Not our objective here. But first we have to get a handle on what ‘people’ means.”
“Yes,” Sally said. “We do. We know they’re immortal souls. We know we don’t have anything to do with THAT mystery. It’s outside our control. But they will have bodies, physical forms. And minds. Inside the Universe.”
“And freedom,” Sam said.
“Right. But we can design a section of their minds to our liking. That section will sync up with Universe. It’ll mesh. It’ll accept the structure of the hologram.”
“Well,” Sam said, “let’s look at how we built Universe. Although it has action and energy and change, it also has a major amount of harmony, symmetry, balance, equilibrium, and repeating pattern. You know, the simple stuff. The stuff even a child can grasp. It’s not the most complicated universe we’ve ever made.”
“So,” Sally said, “suppose we design one segment of mind so it loves and attaches itself to symmetry and harmony and pattern. That’ll produce the sync-effect, won’t it?”
Sam said, “Yeah…In fact, if we make up some weird mystical symbols and tie them together with the harmony and symmetry, we’ll really have something. The people will keep going around and around…”
“Yes,” Sally said, “and they’ll never explore their own consciousness where all the immortal stuff is.”
And that’s how Sally and Sam finished the job.
Sometime later, much later, they watched with amusement as “researchers” living in Universe pointed out that snail shells and certain flowers and spiral galaxies all expressed very similar configurations.
“Wow,” Sam said, “it worked. “They really go for Pattern, don’t they? They eat it up.”
“I know,” Sally said. “And they’re talking about simple configurations as if they’re symbols of something very ‘deep.’ They’ll be delving into this stuff for a million years. They’ve synced up to Universe beyond anything I thought possible.”
A few million years passed.
Sam and Sally got together, to peek in and see what was happening in Universe. They were surprised again.
“Do you see it?” Sally said.
“Of course I see it,” Sam said. “They’re sculpting their own THOUGHTS into simple shapes. They’re making their thoughts mimic the symmetry and the geometry and the balance. They must be in a trance.”
“Do you think we should issue a wake-up call?”
“No,” Sam said. “Who knows what that would do to them? Leave them alone. They’ll have to wake themselves up…”
“When do you think that will happen?” Sally said.
“A good question,” Sam said. “I say we let a billion more years pass, and then we look in again.”
“I can’t remember how they entered Universe in the first place,” Sally said.
“That would be Department 4-AR’s job. Let me look it up.”
Sam typed a password on his computer and read the note.
“It was a vacation special,” he said. “Tickets went on sale and were scooped up. It was a big seller at the time.”
“Long vacation,” Sally said.
“That’s the way it’s turning out,” Sam said.
Sally said, “We have to remember what we did, for future reference. Design a universe with a significant amount of symmetry, balance, harmony, geometry, and repeating pattern. The puerile stuff. Then introduce a whole host of weird symbols that connect to the childish symmetry and produce a trance, a long lasting trance…”
“It works,” Sam said. “Like a charm.”
“We need to make up a name for what we’ve done,” Sally said. “A label, a title. It’s a major accomplishment. It needs a name.”
Sam thought about it for a minute. “Let’s try something a little weird,” he said. “You know, with initials, so it sounds official.”
“Right,” Sally said. “Well…see how you like this. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s got a bit of comic-book flair.”
“Hit me with it,” Sam said.
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