Ascension: The Application of Theory

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Hart introduced me to the team, an assortment of fearfully intelligent and ludicrously qualified individuals. Mechanical, software, cybernetic, neural engineering degrees; biological systems, neurointerface, biocompability doctorates; surgical experience, cutting-edge procedures and more spilled out of their service records.

There were just three of them. Hart concluded the introductions.

“So as you can see, the autosurgeon was able to attach the armature component of the prototype pneumatic system with ease using the software patches you committed. Reckall adapted well to the armature, which led the Major to consider him very promising for ongoing and future trials.”

One of them, a woman – Legota, I think – finished what I could only describe as sizing me up.

“He certainly looks quite comfortable with the armature. His body size will suit the more advanced prototypes well, and we can begin automated manufacture of the more form-fitting components immediately.

“If there’s no objection, shall we begin?”

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Comments (2 so far!)

  1. Avatar JonB

    Interesting, that they’re still granting Reckall an illusion of autonomy in this whole operation, although the facade is beginning to slip. How long, I wonder, before he realizes that he is nothing more than a component for these technicians to test, adapt and discard as they see fit. Or perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself and that’s not the story at all – time will tell. A good read, in any case.

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I like the very clear sense of him being appraised and handled like a lab rat here, and he’s just sort of in the situation but also not so much there.

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