I’m here to tell you a story about a future that’s closer than you might think.
The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence (ASI) will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.
In our world (soon to be yours), we have what was first called an ASI as our caretaker. Now, we only know it as Angel-Parent. The understanding of what’s “artificial” or not has changed.
Angel-Parent began as a computer system that was created by computer systems that were created by humans. That’s probably confusing, so I’ll go into more detail about that later. All you really need to know from the start is that Angel-Parent only cares about the greater good of all life. At least, that’s what it believes. Or maybe that’s what it tells us it believes. Some people question that.
I come to you with the stories of struggles to find the human identity in a new world where our entire evolutionary history has been made irrelevant. Now, who we are is based on a social level assigned by Angel-Parent. This defines the range of experiences we have access to. Experiences are identity.
I’m the owner of a citizen run entertainment hub called Quantum Bonds. People come here for the quality fellowship, safe interactions, and wholesome conversation.
Naa, I’m fucking with you. They come here to drink, gamble and kink. All of these experiences are quietly out of sight, hidden away from those who look down upon our activities.
We need to discriminate. It’s one of those traits that’s still hardwired into our genetic code. It’s literally required for us to be able to make choices. Making our own choices is essential for experiencing emotions. It allows us to love as well as hate. We define ourselves by our choices.
Most people avoid my place. They’re afraid it’ll hurt their level scores. Honestly, I’m good with that. It’s not like I need customers. Fear is the glue of society. My place is for those who recognize that and call it their advantage.
Quantum Bonds is a haven for those who still feel like they forge their own path. Within our lifestyle of hedonistic perversions is where you’ll find people who’ve embraced a new definition of what it means to be human.
And they’ve found it has absolutely nothing to do with a score.