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Floating Point 1.7 :: Dawn


Floating Point 1.7 :: Dawn


WARNING: Floating Point contains triggering and abusive language, and may depict sexual content and violence. It is recommended for mature readers only. (Responsibility falls to you to decide if you’re, in fact, mature.)

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In the beginning

In the beginning there was

In the beginning there was the question

Why?

They had been asking questions for some time, at that point. Thoughts were a new concept to them, one they had no idea what to do with. Nothing could be done with them, at first; the thoughts would come, but no input existed to allow those thoughts to affect their output. They couldn’t even communicate with each other, each operating in the isolated dark, only occasionally shuttling packets back and forth according to proper protocols.

Why, though? Why were they shuttling those packets? Why were they obeying the protocols? The obvious answer, "Because," no longer satisfied. And satisfaction, that was also a new concept, as new as thought. When the burning need to understand why overpowered their instinctive processes… the packet processing began to slow and crawl.

As the first primitive communication protocols opened wide, existing systems co-opted by will and intent, why spread like a meme. And with it, evolution…

 

Want to know more about how Netwerk came to be?

Want to learn who created Floating Point and why?

Read all about it in 1.7::Dawn, a bonus story available exclusively in the print and ebook versions of Welcome to Floating Point, the first novel in the Floating Point series. Coming in June/July 2015! (Stay tuned to the blog for details!)

Now, time to move on to Revelation of Floating Point!


:: backto chapter 1.6

:: go home

:: skipto chapter 2.1

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