I’m happy to announce the addition of our 20th title, Seeds of the Machina by Thomas Moore. Your comments are welcome!
It’s also worth noting that Thomas is passing all of his portion of donatons for this book along to he Family Literacy Foundation, so be generous!
Even the smallest children knew about the story of The Darkening. It was a cautionary tale to remind everyone of what the damages of blind ambition can cause. Children would listen with their eyes wide open in terror as they imagined the wrath of God being unfurled upon the unwitting people who had dared to defy their own limitations. The programmers were powerful people that could control steel and wield vast creations at their fingertips, but when they discovered that humans were the result of complex programming and design, it was only natural that soon they would let their curiosity cause them to tamper. A new type of programmer was born, they were called geneticists.
It started off innocently; the programmers first decided that they would fix the inherent design flaws of their own programming. They understood the algorithms of what it meant to be human, but they weren’t listening to the musical complexity in its entirety. Many people across the ancient world hailed the programmers of genetics and looked forward to ushering in a new era of humans that lacked flaws and defects. When parents wanted to have children they could pick out what kind of children they wanted, or even their pets or their food that they would consume.
Humans were modified intrinsically so that they would be resistant to damage, grow stronger, and live longer. Within a hundred years there wasn’t an aspect of civilization that wasn’t altered by the geneticists and their tampering.
But during all of this modification that the geneticists accomplished they were all surprised when they realized that there was a flaw they had overlooked…