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Less need for speed

Post by secretnude » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:48 am

"Eight years is quite a long
time to be in Medical Stasis
enough time to now belong
to a new era after the Superbug Crisis
on the Moon",
said your Boss
and a question you tossed:
"A new era so soon"?
and your Boss, a reply tossed:
"I guess it is the effect of the singularity
that we get breakthroughs with regularity.

Let me see, Mars Terraforming
is ongoing
now
with comets providing
water somehow.

We have ships
making the trip
to several habitable worlds.

Worlds
to be reached by sublight speeds
but with immortality, speed
we don't really need"

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Your choices as a Geologist:
a. Go back to Earth and hit dirt.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5327&p=46345#p46345

b. Go help Terraform Mars
and escape all Earth wars.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5327&p=46346#p46346

c. A 100 year trip
to a distant world with resources that drip.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5327&p=46366#p46366
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"It's time to shake up staid traditions
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Buy Life Insurance from Gekko Life (Cursed)

Post by secretnude » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:33 am

Church attendance ran low
as people now
know
that physical immortality
is practically
within reach
of even those who are not rich
with Life Insurance Plans
that actually plans
to keep you alive to pay
and stay
forever alive.

The Plans
were not a lie
and now people don't die.

Churches are spooky
as they crumbled
and some people mumbled
about kooky
ghost that are almost tall tales
without fail.

However, I heard a wail
exploring some dusty
pews and took in musty
air smelling of despair.

Despair
at the promises of faith
that science is now able to sate.

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In Wall Street , a Post Singularity Stock Broker , you meet

Post by secretnude » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:29 am

"I have a supercomputer in my head
with a neonet link
that let me think
and trade ahead
of the rest
of the best
stockbrokers
in NYC,
you see" ,
said your stockbroker
who brokered
a sweet deal
for real
on Gekko Life Insurance
before it took off by chance
and you said: "You do good
work. I am in the mood
to put into Gekko Life Insurance
fresh funds" ,
and your broker replied , "Ok, your funds
are in. I knew Gekko
was a good buy
since fewer people started to die.
Gekko
could be an eternal buy"
"Be Authentically Weird and be Weird
enough to be in a Category of One."

"It's time to shake up staid traditions
in favor of strange experimentation."

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Post by strawman » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:06 pm

It is against the law to exceed Norm. Many have tried. Few have succeeded.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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The good old days of High Oil Prices

Post by secretnude » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:39 pm

"You decided to join BPShell
well,
people
still use oil for plastics
even if people
use electrics.

An Android is made mostly from plastic"
said your Earth bound Boss
to whom a question you tossed,
"I heard of new wars
in the Middle East.

Have oil supplies been disrupted
at least
to some degree since war erupted?"
Your Boss
then a reply tossed,
"Water is the new critical resource
the countries there fight over, of course.

Wars'
effect is limited as we
have fracking . We
actually like having high oil prices
like in the good old days that were nice."

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On Mars to avoid the Earth Wars

Post by secretnude » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:15 pm

"How do you manage to bring
comets
in for water to Mars?"
you asked your new Boss Lars
who said, "We bring
the comets
in with Fusion
Plasma Propulsion
using Deuterium
and Helium
3 mined
by your fine
former
employer
from the Moon.

I am glad
that they are resuming
operations soon
after that terrifying
accident you had,
which was so sad.

Are you really fit for work
as that superbug did work
havok on your body"?
asked Boss Lars and you replied,
"Nano repair bots already fixed my body",
Your reply
was a lie
as you truly almost died.

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Mankind Declared War on the God of War

Post by secretnude » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:58 pm

Martian
Terraforming Project
Chryse Plantia Survey

I am the leader of the survey
team for the Martian
Terraforming Project.

The Martian
survey
aims to record and preserve
this great Martian
landscape and serve
this immortal
and future immortal
generations
and future nations
on Mars
as accurate historical
and Aerological
records.

Man with his God like powers
will now impose an infernal shower
on an innocent
and decent
planet.

Comets
are going to rain
water that will drain
into the dry plains
and rivers on Mars
as my Boss Lars
explained.

On Mars
the Planet of War
Man hath unleashed War.
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My Fair Immortal Martian Lady, please do not despair

Post by secretnude » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:05 am

Martian
Terraforming Project Chryse Plantia Survey

Survey
Drones
have completed this
zone.

This
Martian
plain
cannot complain
my fair
Immortal Lady on Mars
as you despair
about the war
mankind,
so unkindly
chose to wage
against sage
advice.

Several comets with fusion
propulsion devices
attached
will soon attack
and obliterate this nice
landscape.

We need to escape
to higher ground
where our underground
base is found.

Water from Cometary rain
will drain
mainly
into the dry plains
and rivers on Mars
as my Boss Lars
explained.

Mars,
God of War
hath so far
been a loser in this unkind
War.
"Be Authentically Weird and be Weird
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"It's time to shake up staid traditions
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A dying War God bleeds red blood as water floods

Post by secretnude » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:43 am

Martian
Terraforming Project Chryse Plantia Survey

Survey
Drones
have completed
this devastated
cometary impact
zone.

This
Martian
plain
did complain
as when the comets fell
it was like hell.

Several comets with fusion
propulsion devices
attacked
and obliterated this once nice
landscape.

We escaped
to higher ground
where our underground
base is found.

Water from Cometary rain
drained
mainly
into the dry plains
and rivers on Mars
as my Boss Lars
explained.

Mars,
God of War
hath so far
lost.

Terraforming is of great cost.

We vanquished the God
and made a great flood
of water the color of blood.

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Post by secretnude » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:37 am

I am surprised that
no one here hath
mentioned Friedrich Nietzsche.

Nietzsche
is my niche.

I posit that the Singularity
will have Übermensch
reaching
for the stars
with the blood of Mars
in their hands. I acknowledge
I have knowledge
of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars
Trilogy.

I posit that we conquered biology
of immortality
first and Mars
habitability next.

Next is David Brin
with a Grin
for the Uplift Universe
since my Verse
Universe
has Smart Whales, Squids and Cats
that
bear witness
to his work's fitness.

Will I also kill Jove
too?
Oh, that I would love
to do.
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Maiden Flight of Virgin Galactica to Gliese System

Post by secretnude » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:05 am

"Welcome to Virgin
Galactica. Our
origin
is Mars and our
destination is the planet Gileise
581g in the Gileise
system. Distance is 20 light years
and ETA is 100 years
in Earth time.

Due to relativistic
effects, time
in this Hotel Ship will slow relative
to Earth time.

Time
inflight will pass at a variable rate
as we either accelerate
or decelerate.

Time
to check into your rooms.

Enjoy the long trip", said an Immortal
Flight Attendant to Immortal
Passengers at Business Class Rooms.

I swipe a Key Card to enter my room
and I heard a very loud boom.

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Your choices:
a. Explosion was only the fusion engines engaging.
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b. Explosion
was an attempt to disrupt this flight
at speeds only sublight.
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The Martian Seas

Post by secretnude » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Martian Seas, we sail
without fail.

Martian breeze
makes me sneeze.

Martian atmospheric
oxygen content is at levels hyperbaric.

Nitrogen content is too small
for us to be content at all.

Oxygen was from the breakdown
of water that rained down
on Mars
from man made
comet impacts that made
big scars.

We have lots of Hydrogen stored
for fuel if ever we get bored
and want to go to space
but that resource we don't waste.

Nitrogen from Titan, we imported.
and an improved
atmospheric composition was reported
which proved
friendly to nitrogen fixing bacteria
in sample regolith area.

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I can tell you now what rain is like on Mars

Post by secretnude » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Water Clouds in the Red Martian Sky
now make me think why
some people
opposed
the Terraforming project we proposed.

Some people
are nostalgic
for a past
that has tragically
passed.

We did trample
on Mars
but samples of Martian
rocks of yore
does show Mars
had Martian
shores.

I can now tell you what rain
is like on Mars
it drains
to the Martian
rivers and plains
like that on Earth.

Earth
is now full of immortal beings
needing living space,
a problem being
faced
and resolved
since we have the ability to solve
problems that are quite involved.
"Be Authentically Weird and be Weird
enough to be in a Category of One."

"It's time to shake up staid traditions
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It's complicated

Post by secretnude » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:45 pm

I am a single mom with two young kids.
I am a also manager at a hotel.
I do well
at both and I don't kid.

You might ask
how did this task?

I bought a duplicate body
at the neoBody
shop and copied my brain.

My Brain
is also linked
to my duplicate's
Brain
via neonet link.

I think,
it worked for a while until my duplicate
duplicated
herself
the way I duplicated
myself.

Duplication isn't free
in the post singularity.

My duplicate
duplicated
my thoughts. The duplicate
of my duplicate
also duplicated.

My life is now so complicated!

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Your choices:
a. Terminate your duplicates.
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b. Live a life this complicated.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5327&p=46388#p46388
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Oort Cloud ice ball ahead! Abort! Abort! (Valentines)

Post by secretnude » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:25 am

I am a survivor
of the ill fated spaceship Titan
that launched from Titan.

I survived
in a stasis
pod for 1000 years.

Years
in stasis
in which I dreamed of my love
on the ship Titan
which slipped
away from Titan
towards the Oort
cloud and failed to abort
the bad trajectory towards an ice ball
that led to the ship Titan's
fall.

He might still be alive
since this is post
post singularity.

I did live
through the second phase
of the singularity
in which immortality ,
I faced.

By Jove ,
him , I will always love.

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Your choices:

a. Travel back in time
to prevent catastrophe in time.
(Risk a time loop)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5327&p=46396#p46396

b. Time to live in the present
as this opportunity is heaven sent.
(and look for your immortal love
in the here and now
somehow)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5327&start=560#p46394

c. Find a new mate
to date
that is up to date.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5327&start=560#p46395
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Post by secretnude » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:09 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:I went with option b. (but there were extenuating circumstances.)

Strawman, I'm starting to worry that our secretnude really is Hyperion's Martin Silenus. (If you haven't read it, shame on you, it's a Hugo/Nebula winner...)
I do enjoy
it when ROU
makes
a choice before I make
the story up. I also enjoy
it when ROU
and strawman
speculates on my literary influences. Man
I am only a few months old
as a writer and am flattered to be told
that I compare to a certain fictional
poet that is the greatest to behold.

I will throw in Greg Bear
since I dared
to read so many of his books
that are worth taking a look.

Strength of Stones has AI and religion
and in many regions
of my verse
universe
they do prominently feature.
"Be Authentically Weird and be Weird
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"It's time to shake up staid traditions
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Kate and Her DupliKates

Post by secretnude » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:34 am

Kate
had DupliKates
and the DupliKates
made DupliKates.

It emptied Kate's
nest egg as Kate
and her DupliKates
have one valid legal identity.

They are biologically identical
like Identical
Twins,
for the win!

Now all
poor, all
DupliKates
stayed up late
at their respective jobs
which they don't love.

The real Kate
stayed up late
tending
to her kids,
I don't kid.

One pretend
Kate
attends
to Kate's
high paying Hotel
Manager job.

No one can tell,
how swell!

DupliKate
rebellion is brewing.

Most of DupliKates
are crewing
low wage unsatisfactory jobs
under false identities that most DupliKates
don't love.

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Kate hates some lazy DupliKates

Post by secretnude » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:23 am

Kate's
DupliKates
resented
Kate
and this presented
an extra challenge
to a really challenging
situation.

Situation
is Kate's
many DupliKates
had replicated
on credit
after the nest egg was debited
down
with the Real Kate having a big frown.

Most DupliKates
by now
have quit their low paying jobs
that they don't love
somehow
and now
live off Kate's
diminished estate
as they sell off goods
and live on cheap food.

Kate
did berate
the jobless DupliKates
as lazy
and threatened to terminate
lazy
DupliKates.

These DupliKates
know how Kate
thinks
and had jinxed
Kate's
attempt to terminate
them DupliKates.
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Weird! Is this murder or suicide?

Post by secretnude » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:58 am

Kate's
DupliKates
really hate
Kate
after a failed attempt
to have them be terminated.

DupliKates now
trapped
Kate somehow
and tapped
her pockets for the identity
cards
they needed really hard
to assume Kate's
identity
for real
and all remaining assets, they steal.

Kate
was terminated
and Kate's
body
was eliminated.

Nobody
will be looking for Kate's
body
as there are many DupliKates
available to pretend as Kate.

Bankruptcy the DupliKates
did skate
and hate
between DupliKates
increased
until there was no peace.

It was Survivor
DupliKate
edition. Survivors survived
but the DupliKate voted out
is dead without a doubt.
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Fighting for your true love (Valentines)

Post by secretnude » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:17 am

It was Survivor DupliKate
edition.

Now only two DupliKates
are left fighting for a guy,
who I will mention
is why
in the end there can only be one!

Here we are, born to be Kates
with the prince charming of our universe!

In this universe
two DupliKates
fought
like cats!

Both DupliKates
bought bats
to attempt a fair fight
to see who has the right
to keep this handsome guy in sight.

Two DupliKates
battered
each other with a bat
as if tomorrow
didn't matter
and it ended with great joy and sorrow
as one DupliKate
had no tomorrow.
"Be Authentically Weird and be Weird
enough to be in a Category of One."

"It's time to shake up staid traditions
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