Introduction: I wrote 2037 which is a short story about nanobots that are self-replicating that are interfaced with type O red blood cells injected into two subjects who then become a permanent mutation that each can live 100 to 500 years because of this bio-engineered innovation. if you are interested in this story it is at:
or you can just click on it if it is still December 2009. It is close to the 2035 button.
2035 is completely different.
Preface: Though I have finished writing the first draft there are many typos and irregularities still. I'm just trying to warn people of problems I see coming down the pike. Later in the story someone I have written about before, Arcane shows up. When you reach that part you can then or later if you are interested read more about Arcane at:
If you go to the index page and up at the top click on "Memories" there are I believe 7 or 8 web pages full of the approximately 125 typewriter page book on Arcane and other beings. Arcane is from around 1,000,000 years into the future on a colony that our descendants eventually create on a water planet. But Arcane then as a 30 something returns to Earth as a Galactic Anthropologist studying Earth cultures for the Galactic Time Guard.
2035 is about Silver and his family. However, the real point of the story is to convey some of the short and long term affects on humanity of the new technologies now coming to planet Earth during this century.
Chapter 1 The Manhattan Penthouse
Silver was born in 2000. His parents said the first decade of his life was called "The Decade from Hell" in a magazine. However, he spent most of his time in a Manhattan Penthouse in the care of various nannies because his parents were just too busy with their lives to spend time with him. Oh, they kissed him when they arrived and kissed him when they left but mostly he was treated like a pet that both parents put up with as a member of the family. His grandparents had insisted his parents marry and have him but then they died in a private jet crash coming back from Europe and neither of his mid twenties new parents had been quite right ever since. But they left his parents with this Manhattan penthouse and a very large trust fund so they pretended to be married even though they went to separate parties and had different friends. It was a financial marriage glued together by Silver.
When Silver had been born a piece of silverware had fallen off the dining room table while nearby his mother gave birth to him in a 98.6 degree Fahrenheit 2 foot deep swimming pool with her friends present with a midwife. However, as soon as he was born
he was given by the midwife to the newly hired Nanny, who by the way was a wet nurse, very in and very in style. His mother believed he should bond with the wet nurse but after 6 months the wet nurse quit because she wasn't given enough time off to have a life while taking care of Silver 24 hours a day. And the new Nanny was not a wet nurse because she didn't have a baby to make her have milk to give so to Silver he lost the only mother he knew and the only breast milk he ever knew. And he cried and he cried at the loss. So Nanny after Nanny came and went, some 1 day, some 1 month some one year until Silver was now 10 years old and had learned to hide deep in TV and most especially electronic games played with kids on imaginary worlds that were really resident in Servers but connected by keyboard.
It is important to note here that Silver From zero to age 16 NEVER left his Manhattan Penthouse EVER. He was home schooled by tutors and taken care of by Nannies. He had no friends. His parents had their own lives without him.
He kept wishing he could be in the games and talking to his friends all over the world that he played with during the days and nights. Of course he had a tutor to pass all his grades but he only did a minimum of work. Most of his reports were on the online video games he played. Since his parents now dated other people his life became stranger even though they made shows of affection for extended family events. He felt more and more each year like their pet Chihuahua than their son. His parents he decided finally were very strange people and that his father just couldn't get over the loss of his parents. Silver would inherit a lot one day and likely the Penthouse would go to him. This was his father's and mother's wish. Besides, they each had a house in the country. His mother's was in Palm Beach, Florida and his father's was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Each of them took their entourage there every few months but Silver was never invited. He was the family pet and he stayed home with the Tutors and Nannies. He knew his place. For him to inherit the family wealth after his parents were gone he had to play the game. Otherwise he would have to one day work for a living and "Who wanted That?"
So, as new gadgets came out like Robots that talk and Phones and Ipods and all the latest tech gear he had to have each thing and then spend hours and hours pouring over the tech notes and Internet sites on each item until he knew about as much about the device as those had designed it. Each of these things were his physical friends because he didn't have one friend. How could he make a friend if his parents never bonded with him. He was a possession not a person to his parents. He was a reason for them to stay together, "At least that is what they told everyone." His mother was very beautiful but born poor and was relatively uneducated. His father, though was like him, very intelligent and very Geeky. But also Silver was very handsome and looked a lot like his very pretty mother. So as he became 13 or more his nannies sometimes fell in love with him and molested him. But who could he complain to? His parents? What a joke. They were so out of it most of the time in their funny little worlds. Neither of them had even reached emotionally over about 18 and they both were now 35. Both had already had a lot of plastic surgery so they could still both look 18. So they could act like they were 18 even though their son was now 13.
One day Silver realized he was much more grown up than both his parents combined. This thought actually terrified him until he decided that he could borrow his father's platinum American Express unlimited card and get whatever he wanted online while his father slept. So he did. He charged about 100,000 dollars worth of technical gear before his father's accountant starting suspecting that something was wrong. However, when his father found out what Silver had done instead of scolding Silver he just laughed and was impressed that his son had done just what he had done at 13 also. As a precaution his father had a safe installed in his bedroom that needed a 7 digit combination and a thumbprint to open. Silver was upset that he couldn't buy anymore tech gear. But by now he had gotten good enough to build his own custom built computers. He had learned how to stack Pentium chips 10 deep to make the fastest home computer on earth. And with this computer he created worms to invade government research laboratories of the latest research on bio-computer engineering research.
Finally one day he found what he was looking for: a dual ear set of hearing devices that fit deep inside ones ears that were rechargeable and the plans to build special glasses that transmitted directly into the optic nerve so that he could hear, see and also he could talk through microphones built into the deep ear device. This allowed him to be on the Internet, talk on the phone and by giving verbal commands do anything he could do on the computer without a keyboard as long as his IPhone was within about 7 feet of him. The only drawback was that all these devices had to be recharged about once every day or two. So he solved this problem by having two sets of everything he needed to be wired up 24 hours a day.
So now he could play games online or talk or communicate with people 24 hours a day(even when his tutor was teaching him) because it wasn't obvious to anyone what he was actually doing.
Silver found that he didn't really want to ever leave his penthouse anymore. He lived except for his nanny to cook and clean for him and his tutor to teach him, in a virtual world. Sometimes he would stare out of his penthouse windows out at Manhattan all around him but to him Manhattan was becoming more and more like TV and his virtual world was becoming more and more real every day.
By age 15 he was so knowledgeable on so many computer tech issues that people from all over the world were contacting him to ask him very advanced tech questions. He was the only one that seemed to be able to answer many of these questions. Silver loved this: Being the only one that seemed to understand a lot of this made him feel needed for the very first time in his life ever.
So, when people not knowing his real age started hiring him as a consultant he always stipulated that all meetings had to be virtual and if he needed to sign anything it had to be done with his fingerprint online. In this way Silver became a legend. What people did not realize is that Silver always was connected online. He was always a 24 hour a day information and tech junky. He had expanded his memory capacity in ways humans hadn't done before because no one (at least that he knew of) had ever plugged in in a 24 hour a day virtual sense before. Like the way some people can go to sleep watching TV every day, he could go into a trance like state where even in dreams he could keep processing Internet information on multiple subjects ongoing. He found over time he could multitask more and more. However, he was also getting headaches more. So, he decided to research what the latest was on brain power vitamins and bought whatever he could legally buy in brain vitamins and stimulants. His headaches stopped after this but he found himself to be kind of jumpy all the time. He had a hard time settling down when real people were present in the room like his Nanny or Tutor.
By this time they thought that Silver was either a computer genius or completely insane. However, they didn't care as long as they were paid because it was 2015 now and jobs had been scarce about 5 years now so they were happy to be working anywhere, especially in New York City area in Manhattan.
Silver's Penthouse overlooked Central Park. So he got to see the change of Seasons. He would look out at all the people and think of them as unhappy ants. He was one of these ants. But he was rich and so he was so rich he would never have to struggle like those unhappy ants walking around Central Park. But the changes of seasons were amazing.
Snow in winter, new green things in spring, the summer heat, the leaves falling in fall. Silver longed to have someone to share all this with. He was now 16. He decided that he would hire the next tutor himself. He was handsome and he wanted to choose someone who might want him as a boy becoming a man. It was a disaster. She was 18 and a local college student. She fell completely in love with his money and penthouse. But Silver needed her to fall in love just with him. Finally, she said to him, "How can I love you for you. You are a recluse. You never go anywhere. You have never been anywhere!" Silver was crushed and this made him withdraw even further emotionally from the physical world and into his world of research and games. The year is now 2016.
One day Silver's father came to actually talk to him. He said, "Silver, you are 16 now. I have hired tutors for you because you preferred computers to people. I thought that Nanny's and Tutors would be enough for you as you are so much like me except you are much better looking." His father laughed at this. "I wish I had had your looks, Silver, I wouldn't have had to pay so many women if I looked like you." Silver didn't like talking to his Dad. His Dad was just too much like him in many ways. His Dad was a natural genius just like him. But his Dad could relate to people more when they were physically present than Silver could. Silver said, "Let's get to the point Dad. What is it?"
"I just wanted to ask you if you want to go to college? I met your mother in college. She sought me out because she knew our family was extremely wealthy. At the time I thought she loved me. But I was wrong. She was only always in love with my wealth." His father looked so sad and alone in that moment.
Silver said, "Why are you talking to me? You don't usually treat me like a real son or a real human?" His father looked hurt and said, "It took me a long time to get over my parents deaths. I have started to go to a therapist and she told me I needed to have some kind of talk with you about your future." Silver said, "You never were there for me before." His father again looked hurt and said, "My life was never easy just like your life hasn't been easy in even a worse way." Silver felt very offended by this but realized he had to put a good face on for his Dad. They both were eccentric geniuses after all.
Silver said, "I hired a Nanny to be my lover." His Dad said, "How did that work out? I was in Nepal when I heard that happened." Silver said, "Well. Like Mom she fell in love with my money and made me love her and then told me she was only in love with my money." His Dad said, "I'm sorry to hear that. It really sucks when stuff like that happens." Silver's Dad said, "When was your first sexual encounter." Silver looked at his Dad and said, "Dad. My tutors and Nannies started having sex with me when I was about 14. Silver's Dad said, "That happened to me to. My parents were always gone too. However, I started going outside this Penthouse when I was 16. Do you want me to take you outside?" Silver wasn't happy for being molested and was upset his father thought is was normal. Silver said, "Dad, I live in a virtual world now. It is more real to me than what is outside." Silver's Dad said, "I was afraid of that. I have been afraid that I waited too long."
Silver said, "I can go to an online college and study computer engineering." Silver's Dad said, "I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Did you know that?" Silver looked at his Dad carefully and said, "Dad. You have never been here. You never talk to me. You have treated me like a pet. Mom is a beautiful idiot only interested in her looks and your money. No one has been here for me but the people you hired. The only thing I have ever been able to count on is our family's money. Silver's Dad said, "It was like that for me, too, Silver. You aren't the first with this problem and if you ever have children I'm afraid you won't be the last."
Silver said, "I can't do this to another person, Dad. What happened to me wasn't right." Silver's Dad said, "Yes. But what happened to me wasn't right either." Silver said, "Someone needs to break the pattern. I guess it will be me." Silver's Dad said, "Whatever you say, Silver. Life has been pretty strange for both of us." Silver said, "Money can't buy me love." Silver's Dad looked at Silver and laughed through his tears. They finally shared a moment that would last Silver the rest of his life. Silver's Dad was around 38 years old at this point.
Silver's Dad said, "So you are going to study Computer Science at an online College?"
Silver said, "I think that's what I'm going to do. You know I have a computer consulting business already?" His Dad looked worried and said, "You do pay taxes don't you?" Silver laughed, "I contacted our accountant Dad. It's all covered."
Silver's Dad sighed a sigh of relief at this. He didn't want IRS problems. When one is wealthy one must dot all the i's and cross all the t's to stay wealthy and to not have problems.
Silver's Dad said, "Our wealth has basically doubled since 2000. My father invested for the long term and we have been very successful." Silver said, "I know, Dad. I have been following all our stocks, municipal bonds, and properties worldwide." Silver's Dad said, "Yes Silver. You are a natural just like me and my father, of course you would study stuff like that."
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Silver was amazed by this talk. This had been the most family like talk he had ever had. He was sort of resentful now that it had taken so long for his Dad to be present. But now he also understood that his Dad's life had been almost as weird as his or even weirder in its own ways. He felt compassion for his Dad because he and his Dad suffered with so many of the same things. Likely Grandad was like this too. However, his Mom was just a gold digger. There probably wasn't ever any hope for her.
Silver said, "What's with Mom?"
Silver's Dad said, "Well. Though she is beautiful and probably always will be and even sleeps with me still once and a while to get more money from me, she will always sort of be a lost person. She was molested very young and has learned to get whatever she wants by being molested ongoing by whoever does what she wants. However, Silver, I love her. God Help me. I think it is her beauty combined with her vulnerability and her innate craziness from being molested so young. She's precious but she never grew up and probably never will. Whereas you and I were born grown up and ready to survive no matter how bad things got. She and I are opposites but I love her. But you and I and Grandad are the same. We may be the potentially at least the most scary geniuses on earth."
Silver felt kind of sick now to his stomach and said, "Why do you say you and Grandad and I are the scariest geniuses on earth?" "Because we are completely ruthless, Silver." That's why I couldn't spend more time with you than I did. When I looked in your eyes I saw my father. It was like he reincarnated into you. He was completely cold and calculating in everything he did. My mother withered around him. She was a beautiful woman like your mother too. She was his Chihuahua. But you and I are not Chihuahuas. Did you know what happened to your Grandfather and Grandmother?" Silver did not like the sound of this. Silver said, "I'm not sure I want to know, Dad."
"I need to tell someone about this, Silver. When my parents died I was high and partying with friends. So when they came as distressed newly deceased souls to me I freaked out and had to go to a psyche hospital ward overnight. Then I called our penthouse cook and she came and got me and told me my parents really were dead. The night I was high I just thought I was having a psychotic break because I didn't believe in God or souls before this. So, to be high and then to go through such a profound paradigm shift and then find out it was all true and that my parents really were dead and really did come to me in distress made me very strange for several years."
"At that time, your mother, Pearl, was 8 months pregnant and when you were born I thought you were my Dad come again and I just emotionally lost it and couldn't bond with you at all." But the last several years I have been going to a psychotherapist and she told me I needed to try to bond with you while I and you are both still young enough to bond well.
"You know. All this makes sense to me now. You thought I was your Dad coming back to get you." Silver's Dad said, "Yes. I have been haunted by this ever since you were born. That's why I never spent time with you or bonded properly with you." Silver said, "Whereas Mom was just self absorbed." Silver's Dad said, "I'm afraid so. There is only one person who ever will be important to her. Her." Silver and his Dad laughed at this. They laughed until they both cried at the pathetic nature of their lives.
Silver's Dad said, "So, do you think you are my Dad come again?" Silver looked into his Dad's eyes and said, "I have no idea, Dad. You are now the only genuine person in my whole life and you have explained why I felt like a pet rather than your son. I would have done the same, Dad, if that had happened to me. You are my only friend. I will never hurt you in any way."
Silver's dad (Rex) breathed a sigh of relief. Maybe the horror of it all was finally passing away a little.
Silver had his father in his life for the first time and for the first time in his life he was happy because he finally understood this crazy thing called "his life".
Silver saw tears forming in his father's eyes. His father said,"I would like you to come to my mountain retreat away from the city. It's in Jackson Hole, Wyoming."
Silver was scared because he had never left the Penthouse. But he said to his Dad, "If you sedate me and put me on a gurney and put me in your limousine and take me to your private jet and then wake me up on the jet and then on the jet I have my IPhone, ear buds with mikes built in and my eyeglasses that transmit to my optic nerves and my best custom laptop and you assure me that you have a fast cable modem at your house in Jackson Hole I'll go with you."
His father laughed but agreed. His Dad said, "I'll make sure my stewardesses are pretty.
They both smiled.
Chapter 2 FLYING, THE TETONS AND YELLOWSTONE
The private nurse hired by Silver's Father arrived. She came dressed as a nurse so there would be no mistake as to her important role between New York and Jackson Hole, Wyoming and his Dad's ranch. She said, "I'm going to give you a sedative because you have developed a type of Agoraphobia because of not having enough contact with your parents or ever going outside of this Penthouse."
Silver turned red and was embarrassed, especially because this was an especially young and beautiful nurse that he had chosen. Silver's father didn't tell Silver that this particular nurse did private pole and lap dances at people's homes sometimes to make extra money. Silver's father had used her services before as he had panic attacks sometimes too. Her fee was for Silver's father to keep her nursing license from being withdrawn from her extracurricular activities. Silver's father was very well connected as his father had been a world known financial Baron as had his father and his father before back to the 1880s. So, money this old buys many things and one of them is silence one way or the other.
She was auburn haired and about five feet six inches tall and very shapely and there was a sparkle in her eyes that most women didn't have. Silver realized he was frightened of this woman. She knew she could win him and he was completely emotionally outclassed. In other words this woman was as emotionally intelligent as he was intellectually brilliant in his own eccentric way. If she wanted to keep him there might be no way for him to say, "NO!". So Silver was scared but then he thought about his father's mind and it occurred to him that it might be a part of his father's plan. His father (at least at this point in his life did absolutely nothing by accident).
So, as he rode on the gurney(mobile stretcher with wheels) he pretended to be watching a video game unfolding. He pretended everything he saw was online or on TV. Since his oral medication had been timed for body mass and weight to be wearing off 10 minutes after he boarded the plane, at first he had a panic attack of not being in the only physical place he ever knew, his Penthouse womb. So, just like a baby being born he started to cry in emotional and physical distress. Then the nurse took off her hat and his favorite song came on and she began to dance for him just like he had fantasized a thousand times before. Then he could think of nothing but her. As he was watching her dance his father's private jet was taxiing down the runway.(Oh by the way Silver's grandfather's and grandmother's plane had crashed in water too deep to recover the black box. So no one ever knew what was wrong when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean). They just assumed it was weather related or pilot error.
So, as they took off the nurse sat next to Silver and put her arm around him. Silver never felt happier or safer in his whole life. He didn't really care if the plane crashed because he had already died and gone to heaven.
As they landed in his father's private jet at Jackson Hole Airport he noticed that his father had landed the plane. He asked the nurse if his father had a pilot's license. She said, "I don't know but with money anything is possible. You know that don't you?"
Silver looked at nurse. Lilu was her name. Her parents it seemed thought she was a Goddess incarnate. She had said it was a lot to carry growing up. But that she had learned now to carry her Goddess heritage into adulthood. Silver had no idea what was going on with Lilu. She said she had grown up in a commune that her parents had joined. And that later they had moved out of the commune when she was 10 and she missed all her friends from there and her parents had bought a Florist shop in New York City and then she went to a private school and that it had been a really hard adjustment to make.
The strange thing about Lilu was that both Lilu and Silver could relate to each others growing up periods. Her life growing up had been about as strange as his had in a different sort of way. It was like they both were two different people now each. Maybe more than two people each. Either way Lilu and Silver had bonded in a very strange and amazing way. Lilu saw Silver as brilliant yet naive and innocent. And Silver saw Lilu as worldly, intelligent, educated but still somehow precious. Somehow they had found what they both were looking for: (Home in each other) even though she was 24 and he was only 16. She was friend, lover, mother and sister and he was friend, little brother, lover and potential financial savior of Lilu.
Now you may think all this is very twisted and maybe you would be right. But in the end this was their life and right now it was working for everyone.
OH! By the way Silver's Dad is called Rex and his mother's name is Pearl.
Rex smiled a very big smile as the plane landed at the Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming. He loved this place any time of year. This was his home in his heart of hearts. So to bring his son finally to his home was healing a panoply of hurts in his heart. Rex could never undo what had happened to his parents but he could make amends to his son before Rex died of old age or before then.
Rex didn't know if getting Lilu for Silver was a good thing or a bad one. Both Lilu and Silver we very eccentric to say the least but there was something very precious and very amazing about both of them. There was a type of innocence that they both had that took ones breath away like watching Blanche Dubois in "A Streetcar Named Desire".
They were met at the airport by Rex's ranch's caretaker Slim. Slim drove up to Rex's private Jet in a Hummer.
Lilu's arm was still around Silver as she asked, "Can you handle walking out of the plane and riding in your Dad's Hummer to the Ranch without being sedated."
Silver looked up into her beautiful blue eyes and said, "I believe I'm dreaming anyway. So I'm probably fine. Nothing like this could actualy happen so this I must just be dreaming or watching this on TV or something."
Lilu looked as a nurse at Silver. He seemed to be in some type of shock but a kind that might do as a natural sedative. She hoped he wasn't moving towards some kind of temporary or permanent form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. So she smiled hopefully and walked over to his Dad, Rex.
Rex smiled up at her and said, "How's my son?" Lilu said, "I can't be completely sure but he just told me he thinks he's dreaming." Rex laughed and said, "One look at you with your arm around him and if I were him I'd think I was dreaming of a Goddess myself!" Lilu smiled a knowing smile and said, "I'm going to let him go with it then?"
Rex said, "By all means. He needs to experience the world if he's ever going to be able to inherit my millions or billions when I'm gone.
Lilu felt she might faint from all this money and what it brought with it. At that moment she finally got how over her head she was and how potentially vulnerable she was. But she was a real Goddess wasn't she? Her parents always told her she was since she was a baby.
Slim walked up the gangway stairs and said, "Hi Rex. Did you have a good trip Sir?"
Rex said, "Hi Slim. It's great to see you. Is everything okay at the ranch?" Slim said, "The Horses and the Buffalo are fine, Sir!"
Silver really thought he was dreaming now. Lilu took his arm. She was about Five foot 6 with beautiful Auburn colored hair and deep periwinkle blue eyes that looked almost violet in actual color. Silver thought that moment that Lilu really was a Goddess. He had never ever met anyone like her before or even dreamed about what she was really like. In this one case reality was more amazing than dreams. Lilu was a natural healer so just having her take his arm as he exited the plane was like being on the arm of a real Goddess.
The fresh air made his face feel like it was going to freeze but the smell of the clear fresh mountain air was something he would never forget the rest of his life. They say the original primal sense organ of humans is smell. He would remember this clear fresh mountain air smell until he died. He was free! Tears rolled down his face. He was free! He was home. He was with his Dad. And for the first time in his life his life actually made sense.
A few snow flakes touched the side of Silver's face. He felt this snow love his face before they started to stick to it.
Slim looked at the beautiful nurse and then Silver who was a handsome but strange dude at 16 and wondered why Rex had never brought his son or this lovely vision of a nurse to Jackson Hole before. It was a large ranch that bordered Teton National Park. Silver's Great Great Grandfather had come here with President Teddy Roosevelt around 1900 or so. So Silver's grandfather had spent a lot of time growing up, especially summers on this ranch. So it had now been in the family over 100 years. Unbelievable things had happened here, especially during the 1960s and 1970s. However, Rex hadn't been born until 1978 so he wasn't even 10 until 1988 and 20 in 1998.
Lilu felt safe somehow holding Silver's arm. His look at her was, "I'll protect you. Remember that." This though seemed to pass between then as she was feeling out of place and time. She realized what it was. This place reminded her of the country life that she so missed when her parents moved her into New York City. It was all coming back to her now. She couldn't help the tears that formed in her eyes. Somehow, she was home. Silver was home. They were all home. She sensed this and somehow she knew Silver and Rex knew it too.
There was a rustic old 100 year old bookcase that made one feel they were standing in the Lodge at Yellowstone national Park. It had the same huge fireplaces that they have there and was probably designed and built by the same people. On this bookcase were a row of green books. Lilu stepped forward and said, "My parents had these books. This one here is about where we are right now."
Rex almost choked on his drink. He said, "Those books have been there since they were first printed sometime during the 1930s. Sometimes I think I might have been named after the young man named Rex in the book "The Magic Presence". Lilu said to Rex, "Is this the ranch in this book?"
Rex stared at her a moment and then said, "You know. I don't really know. When I first read this book I didn't ever think of it as non-fiction. But if it really is non-fiction then I suppose this ranch might have been the ranch in the book.
Lilu was amazed. She said, "My father and mother believed in this book. They thought I was a reincarnation of one of the Goddesses in this book."
Rex had no idea of what to do with that. It was just too much for him to take in. Having his son here was enough alone for him. He quickly changed the subject.
Rex said, "Hey Silver. What do you think of the old family ranch." Silver felt very happy and angry at the same time. After all, he is 16 and full of hormones and youthful intensity. Rex saw him struggling and said, "Silver. I'm really sorry I didn't bring you here before." Silver said very difficultly, "I accept your apology, Dad. I want this to be a good experience for all of us."
Slim realized the intensity in the room could be cut with a knife and suddenly realized he had other work to do and so went outside leaving the group to fend for themselves.
The cook brought warm tea and hot chocolate and cookies for anyone who wanted it. For Silver this was the best tasting Hot Chocolate of his life. Everything seemed to taste better up here in the Tetons of Wyoming.
That night when it came to bedtime Silver snuck into Lilu's room. She seemed to be waiting for him. She said, "What took you so long?" Silver once again felt so outmatched by her. He said, "Do you like my money or to do you like me?" Lilu quickly said, "Both!" Silver looked right through her and smiled and said, "Good. Because I like you better than any girl or woman I've ever met."
Lilu thought she was sophisticated but this openness and honesty just made her cry because she was used to very closed people and very sophisticated people. Silver here was emotionally innocent and only 16. Even though he was brilliant and could easily out think her he wasn't worldly. She felt like she was with an innocent 12 year old boy in a 16 year olds body. A part of her wanted to be motherly. But another part just said, "What Fun!"
note: So even though Rex, Silver and Lilu are all sort of "happy happy joy joy" all of us beyond 30 years of age can see the serious pitfalls of what is happening on many different levels. There is a saying in life, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely". Rex has power over the wealth and whether Silver gets any of it at any time. Lilu has power over Silver but only if Rex allows it. Silver has power over Rex because Rex needs to feel like he is doing right by Silver(whether he really does or not) in order to stay alive and not self destruct in one of his panic attacks. And what kind of relationship does Rex actually have with Lilu anyway? And Lilu is a nurse but thinks she is a Goddess? What's up with that? Silver never has left his Penthouse since being born there? Which makes him how old experience wise and emotionally(somewhere between 6 and 12)? And what will this cause long term? And where is Pearl? What's her part in all this when she finds out her beloved son Silver isn't in New York from the Penthouse Cook? And did Rex hire Lilu to be Silver's nurse, mother, lover or all three or something else? The answer to all these questions and more is why I'm writing 2035 in the first place. And is Silver heading toward becoming more of a tech Guru since he is already a prodigy. I think so. He will be 35 in 2035. end note.
Rex loaded up the Hummer the next morning with Slim's help and they all headed out to see the horses and the Buffalo on their large ranch. The next day after that they went to Jackson Lake and took a fast boat across it and walked up the trail a ways up into the mountains from the lake.
The next day they drove to Dubois, Wyoming(The locals pronounce it Du Boys even though it is French and they pronounce it completely differently as DU BWA short A) to see some of the Bighorn sheep there. And the next they drove north towards Yellowstone National Park. Silver's virtual reality type of experience was growing by the day. He had never imagined the mountains could actually be as amazing as they were traveling with Rex and Lilu. He had waited all his life for someone, anyone to care about him like this and to get both his Dad and Lilu at the same time was really to much to ask for. When he thought about this he got scared because he knew he might not survive if he lost either of them now. He had always needed them and they were here at least for now and so was Wyoming.
Nurse and girlfriend now, Lilu, was concerned after they returned from Dubois, Wyoming to the ranch that Silver was getting a little strange. He seemed to be experiencing maybe some kind of withdrawals. But she wasn't sure what kind of withdrawals he was actually experiencing and whether it was an edible substance or just a psychological dependence that he was withdrawing from. And not being a licensed psychotherapist she thought she must do what she could to ascertain the problem as far as her specialty went.
She started in this way, "Are there some vitamins or other legal stimulants like Coffee or sugar that you are used to consuming every day or every few days?"
Silver eyed her suspiciously and said, "Why?"
Lilu said, "You have been in that Penthouse from the day you were born. There are likely going to be things you will have to deal with in a new environment like this one here in Wyoming."
Silver relaxed a little and felt she wasn't trying to control him. She was just concerned about his overall well being. He said, "You started to make me very nervous there for a moment. But let me think about what you're saying.... First of all I like pop tarts because of the sugar rush if I'm brainstorming about something. But just like coffee if you get to much you then crash from either. But, what I think you're getting at might be related to the brain vitamins and legal stimulants for the brain that I have been taking for some time now."
Lilu looked concerned and said, "Many of those though legal you shouldn't just stop taking suddenly stop taking. Give me a list of your brain vitamins and stimulants and I'll try to get some from Jackson nearby."
She called in Slim and asked him the name of the drugstore they used in the vicinity and he told them where to go. So she called up the local pharmacy and found they didn't have anything like that. So, at first she was worried until she finally found a health food store that carried these types of things. She wasn't able to get the same manufacturer names but she could at least approximate the dosages of brain vitamins and stimulants he had been taking.
Then, she got online and did some research into the affects of all the products individually and tried to find research into what the affects of all these things taken in conjunction and was somewhat disturbed by what she found. The research noted that Computer gaming and video gaming addicts that went into 24 hour symbiosis with online gaming or internet research were starting to change the ways in which they perceived reality. This concerned her because she wanted Silver to be her man. Yes. He was only 16 but grown up in a real sense much more than most 40 year olds she had met. He was kind of scary like Rex in that way. Some people just live in a fairy tale and you know that when you meet them. But Rex and Silver were kind of like meeting a grown lion or alpha wolf. You sort of felt like you might be eaten by Silver or Rex if you weren't careful. Both of them had this indefinable quality that is best described as
'ultimate survivors'. This didn't mean that they were physical fighters. Not at all. One just knew that somehow they would out think any group of people and if it came to it if anything happened they would always be some of the survivors of any difficult situation. Lilu always felt safe around Rex and Silver. And she felt safe around very few people.
Within a month Lilu and Silver were back living in the Penthouse together. She stayed his nurse, she became his friend, she became his lover, then was pregnant with his daughter, then they were married in Wyoming at Sunset in the springtime, then a month later Nada was born when Silver was 18. Rex approved of the whole thing. Heck, he had created the whole thing. Sometimes, he wondered just how much like his Dad he had become. After all, it was his Dad that told him to marry, Pearl when she became pregnant with his son. He had still been in college then. That was a lot to take because Rex had never seen himself getting married after what it had done to his mother marrying his Dad. He hadn't wanted to do to another person what his father had done to his mother. To run over her like a bulldozer until she became road kill stuck in the tank treads of his Dad's bulldozer.
However, luckily, (or not) Pearl had been road kill as a child. There really was nothing he could do to hurt her. He could love her and take care of her(which he always did). She was already like his Mom when he met her. (You know how boys are attracted to women like their mothers).
So the relationship between Silver and Lilu went something like this: Silver:"I will protect you from the crazy structure of the world." Lilu: "I will protect you Silver, from ever having to walk about New York City(even though I know you would love it if you just got over your childhood agoraphobia). Silver: "I will always love you and you will always protect me. As long as you love and protect me, I will finance you and financially protect you from the world." Lilu "I don't think you could make this work without me or someone like me. I will teach you about Gods and Goddesses and everything my parents taught me about Jesus and Saint Germain."
Was this a marriage made in heaven? Who knows? It worked for them. Like I read in a garage once, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
In the end if life isn't about survival first, what is it about really?
Did Silver and Lilu have problems? Did Rex and Pearl have problems? Did the new babies Nada and Bob have problems? Of course. But they managed to make it all work somehow. And that was enough for them.
And when Silver started to get just too strange for everyone including Lilu she would simply give Rex a call and give Silver a look and reach for a sedative and then Silver would smile and take; and Rex would bring his limousine by and they would head for Rex's private jet. Silver implicitly trusted Rex and Lilu because they were the only trusted adults in his life. There were always online business associates and there were his wonderful children Nada and Bob, but his adult trust went out only to Rex and Lilu, and love and compassion for his mother, Pearl, who was usually somewhere lost in herself or visiting with Lilu, Nada and Bob. As time went on, Lilu, Nada and Bob started more and more to become the center of Pearl's life. Lilu, as a nurse was able to handle this quite well. And as Nada and Bob's mother this was okay too. After all, Pearl was their Grandma, and the only Grandparents still alive were Rex and Pearl, so they were a pretty valuable commodity.
Chapter 3 Flash Forward to 2035
At this time, Lilu, Pearl and Silver all live in the New York Penthouse with Silver.
Both Rex and Pearl are now 64. Since Lilu is 8 years older than Silver, she is now 43 and their two children , a girl and a boy are 17 and 15 years of age respectively. Silver had children very young as you can see. Silver sees himself as two different people. One person lives in a virtual reality and is raising a family that he can relate to (at least his wife and kids) and the other is when he visits his Dad on his Ranch in Wyoming. Rex spends more and more time there but visits every few weeks to a month with his family in New York as well. Yes. Rex survived okay once he brought his son to Wyoming and introduced him to the healthy country part of his family heritage. In Rex's and Silver's family, Wyoming was a place to ride horses, hike climb, play and recreate, and New York was a place to work and do business and go to Broadway Plays and fine restaurants. So, this was what New York became for Silver when he and Lilu returned. Likewise, he and Lilu and the kids went to Wyoming to the family ranch whenever the kids weren't in school and Silver didn't have some kind of business deadline that he couldn't take care of online at a distance.
Nada had been born when Silver was 18 and Bob had been born when Silver was 20. Lilu had been 26 when Nada was born and 28 when Bob was born. The Grandparents were Rex and Pearl, the parents had been Silver and Lilu, and now the children are Nada and Bob, The names of the four "children" in "The Magic Presence", the book.
So, one might think that the Great Grandparents names must have been Rex and Pearl also. Nope. That was Rex's Grandparents not his paretns. So, if Rex (Silver's Dad) was born in 1978 and his parents were between 20 and 40 when this happened say 30 then they were not born until around 1948. Whereas the Rex and Pearl in "The Magic Presence" had to be born between 1910 and 1915 at the very latest. And if the original Rex and Pearl say were born between 1910 and 1915 then they would have been between 20 and 15 in 1930. Since the experiences in "The Magic Presence" most likely occurred between 1925 and 1929 this likely would have been the approximate age of the original Rex and Pearl. So, 20 in 1930, 30 in 1940 and 40 in 1950. So, Rex's Dad(also called Bob) was born between 1945 and 1950 at the latest so he would have been about 30 when Rex(Silver's Dad)was born in 1978. Whew!
However, Lilu is still two people: the Goddess and the nurse and now the mother(which also aligns well with both Goddess and nurse. And Silver was two people(at least) now the agoraphobic Manhattan Penthouse Genius and a mountain climbing Wyoming cowboy.(Very eccentric). He still asked to be medicated between JFK Airport and the Manhattan Penthouse. And when he talked about Wyoming it was as if he was talking about another planet. It was as different a description as the Na'vi of the movie Avatar were to the soldiers from Earth, though in a different way.
Though Lilu and Silver love their children and try very hard not to make the mistakes of their parents, two and two don't make four they sort of make 8.
So, the children Nada and Bob have come to see their parents as both very rich and very eccentric people. Their father couldn't have been more intelligent creative and unusual if he were Michael Jackson and Lilu, their mother couldn't have been more beautiful and Goddess like if she were Elizabeth Taylor when she was Lilu's present age, 43.
Nada who was 15 came up to Silver one day and said, "Dad, if you can go to Wyoming why can't you go outside here in New York?" Silver felt strange and said, "It's just something I have never done." Nada said, "Would you go outside with me in New York for my 16th birthday?" Silver looked at her and felt faint but said, "I would do anything for you, Nada." Nada said, "So you'll go?" Silver nodded but felt strange of promising this after all these years. He hoped he hadn't made a mistake.
Later he walked in to Lilu who was sewing which seemed to calm her and make her happy. She liked to be busy with her hands. Silver said, "I just promised Nada that I would go outside here in New York with her."
Lilu had always known this day would come so she tried to might light of it for Silver's sake. "Where are you going to go?" Silver felt sort of stricken because he had expected sympathy from his long time wife. So he said, "We didn't make plans yet. It's sort of open."
Lilu worked her magic on Silver. She said, "I think a Broadway play would be the most amazing experience for you. It is a lot like movies and virtual reality. Remember how much you liked living the experience of "Avatar" the movie over and over?" Silver said, "Yes. Avatar was a real breakthrough like 'Star Wars' was for Dad when he was 6 years old. And then Dad shared 'Star Wars' with me and then I watched it over and over.
"You know, Lilu". "Yes," she said. "I think I want to design a virtual reality system where people can actually experience being Luke Skywalker as if they really were him and to explore all that so they actually could be empowered by it."
Lilu looked Elvish for a moment and said, "Wouldn't it be wonderful for children and young adults and for anyone for that matter to actually experience being their own heroes!"
In Silver that moment, a resolution took place. He would actually make it possible for people to actually live in a virtual reality as their heroes as much of each day as they wanted to.
Whether this was a good thing or a bad one or just an extreme quantum jump of possible technology moving into reality only you and future humans can judge. But either way, around 2035 it happens. I guess I could imagine Steven Jobs and Steve Wozniak and even Bill Gates reaching some similar sort of epiphany and that moment changing all our lives irrevocably. This was/will be around 2035 one of these moments.
Many people had dreamed of something like this but this moment is when everything came together for it to happen: the dream, the intelligence, the technical ability and the financing. This is when it happens and it begins to change everything on earth.
Chapter 4 When Men Become Gods
When this moment took place mankind began to become something else, something different. Whether you think this is good or bad I think it is both. It is sort of like the weather. Is rain good or bad? Is snow good or bad? Is wind good or bad? It is very hard to answer unless you personally are being injured presently or dying from this weather. Then you can unequivocable say, "This weather is bad for me. I'm dying."
But then again, the next moment the girl of your dreams might ride up in a car, truck, boat or even snowmobile and everything will be all right. This sort of thing has happened to me. So I know a little about God rescuing me and I know he does this sort of thing regularly for others as well.
At the moment of Silver's resolve many beings on earth and throughout the Galaxy sensed it. It was time for a representative to be sent to Silver to properly usher in this new change to the human race's evolution.
Rex was contacted first at his home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A government agency called first. It was an old friend of his father's a U.S. Army General connected with the DIA. He called and asked Rex to meet with an Agent of his. Rex was surprised but had gone to college with this General's son and both the General and his son were fraternity brothers with Rex. So Rex felt obligated to meet with this agent.
Rex was a little nervous when a white rented Chevrolet pulled up at his house in Wyoming within the hour. Rex thought, "Boy. The government really works quick when it wants something."
As the man stepped up to the front door Rex watched his movements on the close circuit TV used to scan the land around the Ranch and home. Slim opened the door and made introductions between Rex. Slim said, "A Mr. George Smith is here to see you, Sir."
Rex said, "Show him in." After greetings the man said, "My nickname is Arcane." For Rex this was a code word. He connected it immediately to the word and name 'Saint Germain' who was the master in 'The Magic Presence'. Rex's hair stood up on the back of his neck. Goose bumps. He knew this was possibly the most important occurrance of his life and he was 64.
Arcane smiled. "I see you know who I am, Rex. I knew your Grandfather, and your Great Grandfather too." Rex started to shake after all he was 64." He said, "Is it time for me to die?" Arcane said, "No. You've got a long time yet, especially because you can actually afford the best health care on earth. Rex nodded but felt outclassed. Rex tried to stay polite and said, "What is it you want to speak to me about?"
Arcane smiled again and said, "Your son is about to invent something that will begin to change completely the way humans function and how they relate to everything." Rex thought about this and said, "Yes. Silver's a genius all right. I have been one too but I just haven't had the motivation to be an inventor like Silver. He is really driven like my father and Grandfather was. The wind came out of my sails with the plane crash of my parents."
Arcane looked into Rex and said, "They were taken out of the plane before they died. They are still alive. Rex said, "That's crazy. Dad would be over 90 now." Arcane said, "Would you like to see them?" Rex said, "Of course but do I have to die to see them?"
"No. Their plane was crashing but we or I had an agreement with your father, Rex Sr. I told him that if some accident happened that I would pick he and Pearl up before they died and take them to His Oneness in Shamballa, the dimensional world that has existed since the end of Lemuria. People in Atlantis could still speak with His Oneness as recently as 12,000 years ago using a device that used the same technology as the Ark of the Covenant which ran off the magnetic and gravitic fields of earth. The Ark was both a weapon and a communication device of the Lemurian and Atlantean World Era."
Rex felt sick. He wondered why this was all happening. He needed to talk to his son, Silver and Lilu because he just didn't think he could deal with all this. He started to have a panic attack. He didn't want to experience this in front of Arcane(Saint Germain). Arcane said, "Rex. You need to trust me or you are going to die now. Can you do that?" Rex nodded. He didn't want to die but he felt this was just too much information to bear at 64.
Arcane put his hand on Rex's forehead and Rex was scared. He had no idea what was going on. And then suddenly every fear he had ever had was gone. Poof! Rex started to get afraid because his fears were gone. Poof! His fears of his fears were gone. Then Rex started to be afraid because all fear of any kind was gone. Poof! That was gone too. He finally gave up. He knew he was dead. But he wasn't and he was surprised to be alive without any fear at all. It made him feel 20 again. That's right he felt 20 and said to Arcane, "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have been almost constantly afraid since I thought my parents were dead."
Arcane said, "I know. That is why I took your fears away before they killed you. I need you alive just like I needed your father alive. So you both will live a very long time now."
Rex said, "I owe you my life, Arcane. Is that what is best to call you?" Arcane said, "I can't go around calling myself Saint Germain and have most people take me serious, you know? So I go by George Smith or 'Arcane' which is an Americanization of my New Deva name from the planet I was born on in this life."
Rex said, "That explains a lot. You aren't even from Earth?" Arcane said, "My soul is native to Earth. I'm one of the around 200,000 souls native to earth but I have lived on many other planets as well." Rex's response was "Oh."
Rex said, "Do I get to see my parents now?"
Arcane said, "Yes. Sit down and hold my hands. Can you still sit cross legged on the floor?"
Rex smiled, He could still even mountain climb. So sitting cross legged was something he could still do and he did.
The same moment Rex sat down and touched Arcane's hands he was somewhere else. It was too dazzling to do anything but open his mouth in disbelief.
His parents were there to greet him. Rex embraced them both and cried and howled. No one was upset with him. All knew how difficult their passing had been for him.
Rex's mother Pearl spoke first. "Arcane is an old friend of your Dad's and Grand Dad's Rex." Rex nodded but buried his face into his mother's shoulder in a child's way of feeling safe for the first time in about 40 years since he thought his parents had died.
Rex's father Rex Senior said, "Buck up, Son."
Rex's reflexively obeyed his father and stiffined his spine as a man.
Rex looked around. It sort of looked like a movie where they were. He said, "Where are we exactly?"
Rex Senior said, "This is a greeting area we use when we visit relatives during day and night dreams."
Rex said again, "oh- - -And why am I here?"
Rex appeared to be disoriented from all that had happened so quickly.
Arcane spoke up then. "I'm sorry, Rex, in order to create Silver the way he is and as the inventor of actual real time virtual reality where one gets in their sensory deprivation tank or other type of device and actually lives in another body in a virtual world and all the potential benefits(at least long term) to the human race that that brings we had to stage your parents death."
Rex said, "It really screwed my life."
Arcane said, "I'm sorry. But you were drafted as a Time soldier in order to keep the Human race alive."
Rex looked at ARcane, "What? Alive?"
Arcane said, "Yes. In some future scenarios people have to store their bodies and live virtual lives a while for sometimes centuries."
Rex looked incredulous, "Centuries?"
Arcane said, "Yes. Centuries. Of course that is just one potential future. Even we are not entirely sure which future will shake out because this time line we are now on is not the original one you or I lived on up until just after 2000.
Rex looked at his parents and then Arcane and said, "You know. If I didn't just think I was dreaming all this right now I might just faint."
Arcane said, "I wouldn't let you faint."
Rex said, "You know. I figured that."
Chapter 5 Inventing and living in Virtual Reality
After having his morning fresh squeezed (by Lilu) Wheat Grass juice(his coffee replacement with no after coffee crash), Silver got into his converted Sensory deprivation tank that he had converted especially for his living in virtual reality experiments. Next to his water tank filled with epsom salts and waterproof technology he was also building something that looked like the enclosures used to house the human bodies that lived in their blue Na'vi Avatars. He had recently watched the now old 2009 movie "Avatar" in 3d on his full wall screen sized computer 3d generator. He had also had installed the other three walls of that room as being either mirrors or whatever he wanted to be seeing still or moving in that room or the walls could simply be any color any day or hour or minute depending upon the inclination of whoever was in the large family and entertainment room. Guests came from all over the world to see this marvelous room and to experience it. Silver was now world famous as an inventor of new Virtual reality technology and thousands of the best Computer engineering graduate students worldwide would do anything to world with Silver on his new inventions. He was becoming another eccentric Thomas Edison in his own way only over 100 years later.
If the visitors were close enough to Silver sometimes now he let them experience his dual sensory deprivation tanks with virtual reality hardware inside. But he didn't tell anyone how it actually worked until his patents on all his devices were granted. This was his rule for his amazing research. So even though he had already been on the Today Show in a home interview and on the Tonight show as a special remote guest he still didn't travel around New York much or go many places other than Wyoming. Of course, he had been to Hawaii and to Lilu's old commune because she had insisted. So, basically, Silver had now four planets of existence: New York City, Wyoming, and as a visitor, Hawaii and Lilu's old commune. Each of these experiences enriched Silver's life in amazing ways. No one was like Silver. No one seemed to have his focus or his drive while he was inventing. But whatever special between Lilu and Silver and Rex had remained. And even Pearl had been included in this amazing new life they all shared with Nada and Bob who were inspiring Silver all the time in new ways to tweek and change his inventions.
His basic premise was that one could take any movie like Star Wars and duplicate it into a virtual reality 3 dimensionally. So when he started selling his hardware and software people could actually first live out actually being Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess leia or C3po or r2d2 or any of the other main charactors because the whole world was duplicated 3 dimensionally so that one could actually experience walking and talking with all charactors for hours, minutes or even days and weeks if they could manage it. Coming back from a 2 week vacation as Luke Skywalker changed people in ways beyond almost anyone's imagination.
Silver's latest conversion was an automatic computer and robot controlled programmer. This programmer duplicated Silver's thoughts and Ideas and could now think like Silver only about 1 billion times faster. So any idea that Silver could think the computer robot he had designed could replicate and create the finished product 1 billion times faster than Silver could. This one product he kept secret for this was the secret now to how fast he could build a software or hardware prototype. He had even given this automated programmer its own credit cards and filled the coffers of this unlimited ATM card with the profits of all his software and hardware inventions. In this way he had speeded up the development of all his inventions 1 billion times.
Who else would think in such a way to magnify their efforts 1 billion times. Oh, some people might think of it but wouldn't have the focus, the intelligence or the lack of financial problems that Silver did. His family had been rich since the Railroads had been built across the nation when every other section of land near the location of the rails was given to the railroads as a reward for actually building the railroads all the way to California. Ever since then his family had somehow maintained some of their wealth through every national and world crisis for about 150 years now. They had even doubled their real wealth between 2000 and 2016 and that was saying something during that era.
So, Silver could dream up something that he knew to be technically feasible and since he his brain was permanently wi-fied to the robots,he could then go to sleep and then within two days all the parts and software generators would arrive at the front door through mail delivery services and he and his "Bio-Com" as he called his "friend" (the computer-robotic-automatic programmer) would have speeded up the generation of new inventions almost 1 billion times in real time . (Some say this was how "Bio-Com's were invented for use by the Galactic Time Guard throughout the galaxy).
So, this first "Bio-Com" was actually very big even though eventually he bacame the size of a mole on a face(camera and microphone) and terrabytes of hard drive storage in the fillings of a Time Guard operative's biggest molars in his mouth. But this micro-miniaturization was still a long time away. But still this first "Bio-Com" was the prototype of all the rest. And even the first "Bio-Com" knew Silver's every thought and if he wished Silver could view any thought or thoughts of "Bio-Com". They were the first on earth complete synthesis of Human and computer.
When Silver finally decided to let his bio-com technology out it revolutionized every aspect of human technology and living on earth. Some thought this was a good thing and some were just horrified at the pace of change this brought. People were able to accomplish in weeks what took decades before technologically speaking which put some businesses at a complete disadvantage that couldn't afford this technology.
So, within a few weeks change might be so great that several big 100 year old businesses would be no more because the competition had bought one or more of these business oriented "Bio-Coms".
Silver made a second fortune in addtion to the ones his forebears had made just selling his "Bio-Coms". For Silver, though, this was just more money to build inventions that would change everything more. He loved all this attention and there just seemed no end to it all.
Rex, Silver's Dad showed up one day and walked in and talked to Lilu. He said, "Lilu, I've met Saint Germain!" Lilu looked at Rex and said, "Have you been drinking or smoking something?" Rex laughed and said, "No. Lilu, the government sent him to me."
Lilu stood up suddenly and said, "My parents were right about all this stuff then?"
Rex said, "Yes. I think so. He took away all my fear and took me to see my parents."
Lilu started to faint and so sat down."Would he take me to my parents too?"
Rex said, "I'm sorry Lilu. I wasn't thinking. My parents are alive it turns out. They never died." Lilu sat there in shock. She said, "Why aren't they dead?" Rex said, "Saint Germain had a deal with them before they died that he would rescue them." Lilu beamed then, "So your parents are the REAL Rex and Pearl of "The Magic Presence".
Rex said, "Yes. I think so. I think now that is what is really going on."
Lilu looked serious and said, "Why did he come to you? Was it about Silver?" Rex looked crestfallen and said, "Yes. I had to suffer my whole life so Silver would invent what he is inventing. Some of what he invents is pivotal to the entire future evolution of mankind on earth and beyond." Lilu looked within and then said, "Your absolutely right! That must be why I stayed with him to help him with this." Rex said, "And that is why I was guided to introduce you to him." Lilu and Rex hugged each other as family. They were so grateful now for each others long friendship.
Soon, Silver woke up out of his designing sleep as he called it where he came up with new inventions while 'sleeping' while "bio-com" watched Silver's thoughts.
Silver said, "Hi Dad. Why are you to crying?" Rex said, "I've met Saint Germain and he took me to see my parents. They're still alive!" Silver went pale and thought his Dad had finally completely lost it. Lilu said, "No Silver! It's okay. It's for real. It's really happening. I can sense it."
Silver had long ago realized he was married to a real Goddess and trusted her intuitions completely. He relaxed. "So where does that leave us?" Lilu said, "Saint Germain wants to meet you!" Silver didn't know how he felt about this. Rex spoke up. When he first came to me I almost had a heart attack and died but he saved me when I started to go into a panic attack. He took away all my fear 3 times before I gave being afraid up for good."
Silver started to realize he life was changing again. He wasn't sure if he liked it or not. Lilu beamed at him and said, "Silver. Saint Germain! Meeting Saint Germain would be almost like meeting Jesus himself. It is a holy privelege!" Silver finally settled down and realized he would just have to deal with this too.
Chapter 6 A New Friend for Silver
The appointment was made. Arcane would be arriving soon. Everyone was making a point to be there in the extended family. Silver couldn't put it off. He was scared. His father had told him what had happened to him so he hoped he wouldn't embarrass himself in front of his wife and children. After all, Rex just had his trusted employee and childhood Wyoming friend, Slim, there to witness this. And Slim's Dad and Grandad dated back to the 1920's on the Ranch. It had also been home to 3 generations of Slim's family. It had not only been where Slim grew up. It was his home. Rex had told Slim he could live there even after he retired as long as he was healthy and sensible.
The doorbell rang. The cook opened the door and Arcane walked in. There was Arcane and Rex's Dad and Mom. Rex said, "I saved this surprise for you all. Everyone this is my Mom and Dad. Lilu had a hard time with this because her parents were really gone. But everyone else gave a shout and ran up to hug their new found relatives. This really took the edge off Silver's nervousness. Tears were in his eyes to finally meet his granparents who were on especially good behavior. Pearl ran up to Granpa Rex and gave him a hug. She said, "We all missed you terribly!" Grandpa Rex smiled to have someone 30 years younger than he hug him with such happiness. But Granma Pearl made a Bee line for her Grandson Silver and her Great Grand children Nada and Bob who were all as happy as they had ever been.
When everyone had settled down Arcane talked to them all. He said, "It's wonderful to witness this rebirth of your family. It isn't often I get to experience something like this. Would it be okay for me to bring my wife, Celeste, to visit you too? It is really a festive occasion. Everyone agreed that they would like to meet Arcane's wife.
But they really weren't ready for Arcane to form a green sphere and disappear with it and return in the same sphere a few moments later with his wife. Arcane said, "I had to bring her from our Switzerland estate. So, the green sphere is the best for instantaneous travel that far. Celeste was at this time still looking just like Arcane as a person in her mid thirties and still very beautiful. She looked about 10 years younger than Lilu. However, Lilu had read about her in the online book "Memories" at dragonofcompassion.com
Lilu walked up to Celeste and said, "Were you really Arrayin of New Deva?" Celeste looked into Lilu and said, "That's what Arcane tells me and after all he has reawakened my past life memories of being her."
Lilu realized she had found the spiritual teacher she had been searching for her whole life in Celeste as Celeste hugged Lilu. After they hugged they stood holding hands for a long time just staring into each others eyes, not as lovers but as teacher and student. Then Lilu simply said, "Would you teach me?" Celeste said, "Of course. We have known each other in many lifetimes. I have taught you and you have taught me in many lifetimes. We have become quite good at teaching each other the important things about life.
Silver finally started talking to Arcane. And Arcane was the first person that understood automatically what Silver was doing with his inventions. He seemed to be able to be like his Bio-Com. Silver finally got flaberghasted and asked Arcane how he knew so much. Arcane smiled and said, "I have a microminiaturized 'bio-com' in this mole on my face. Do you see it? Silver said, "How many thousand years does it take to get that miniaturized? Arcane smiled and said, "I'm not at liberty to say, except that it does happen sooner or later somewhere in the universe."
Silver's eyes sort of glazed over at the thought of his invention affecting so many people all over the Galaxy and maybe even beyond that even.
Arcane said, "Would you like to see 100 years into the future of your inventions?"
Silver nodded but was completely overwhelmed.
Arcane simply said, "Silver and I will be back in a second or two."
Arcane said, "Sit down cross legged on the floor and hold my hands."
Silver said, "You mean we are going through time like you and Celeste just traveled through space?" Arcane said, "Yes."
Silver started to go into a panic attack and Arcane simply put his hand on Silver's forehead and Silver nodded and sat cross legged on the floor.
A moment later they were gone. A moment after than they were back and Silver's hair had turned white and he looked a lot older.
Here is what had transpired:
After touching Arcane's hand they were still in the Penthouse Apartment 100 years into the future. Nada still lived there but was now 117 years old but still looked 35. She said, "Hi Dad. Arcane said you were coming for a visit. Wow! I almost forgot how young you once were. You look much older now that you are almost 150 in my time!
Silver had a hard time looking at his now 117 year old daughter and said, "How is Bob?" Nada said, "Oh. He's retired to Hawaii to your old beach estate on Maui." Silver said, "Yeah, he always loved that place on the warm ocean." Nada said, "Yeah. I visit him there every Christmas."
Silver said, "Are you married? Did you have children?" Nada said, "Yes to both but now I live here with Mom and you because my husband passed on after 50 years of marriage and my kids are in their 80s and 90s now."
Silver said, "Can I talk to your mother?" Nada said, "Arcane said that it wouldn't be a good idea for you to talk to yourself or Mom for a variety of reasons.
Silver said, "He's probably right. These kinds of things are very tricky. Do you remember the night we first met Arcane? I"m here from then, Nada."
Nada said, "I remember, Dad, and you told me to look for you here in 100 years and I did and here you are."
Nada got up now and so did Silver and also Arcane. Arcane walked over to the front door and said, "Silver, you need to come with me out the front door."
Silver said, "Do I have to?"
Nada said, "I'm coming with you, Dad. We're going to your Bio-Com Factory to the demonstration lounge."
The elevator looked a lot like it always had thought Silver. However, the difference was that when one touched the button one was instantly at their destination. There was no lag time at all. All one needed to do was to open the door. Silver found this eerie.
Downstairs in the Lobby of the Penthouse building the Doorman opened the door to a limousine. It was white but had no wheels. Silver realized it was riding on opposing magnets like a maglev train. He heard a little whine at first of the electric motors and then it was quiet and all he could here was the wind as the limo moved down the streets. When there was a traffic jam the limo simply lifted off the ground and avoided it somehow. They were soon at their destination. A sign was flashing "Bio-Com Industries". Beneath that an advertisement read, "Where all your alternate lifetimes begin."
Silver looked at Arcane and his daughter Nada who was now 117 years old. He said, "You know, Arcane?" ARcane said, "Yes Silver." Silver said, "Do Beings from other planets bring technology to Earth?"
ARcane said, "No more than if you travel to a place where people don't have technology much if you brought the latest technology with you. Someone might see what you have or want it but as a being from another planet you really don't want to destroy the quaintness of any environment. If a people on any planet are relatively happy the way their lives are any new technology might destroy that happiness and even push those people into insanity or death. So as a Galactic anthropologist I know first hand what unnecessary technology can do to a planet because I have seen it first hand. However, what you have invented not only will help humans to survive the coming centuries but also to survive long trips into space if they choose to travel that way. Time travel isn't allowed by anyone but Governmental bodies in a lot of places in the Galaxy and so time-space travel(as in being instantly anywhere in any time) might not be allowed. So your newest invention of actually living in a virtual reality as a human or God or whatever for days or weeks at a time will be very useful to mankind for hundreds and even thousands of years of their future evolutions."
Silver's eyes sort of widened in taking all that in and said, "So, the Green books were right when I believe in both "Unveiled Mysteries" and "The Magic Presence" they talked about technology being brought from other planets to earth."
Arcane said, "Yes and no. What really usually happens is that souls like yours come from a more advanced civilization and create inventions like they were used to there. However, you are a very creative and inventive person and for you it is like both an art and a religion so creating new things is a form of worship of the infinite."
Silver looked at Arcane with new found respect and friendship and compassion. Silver thought that Arcane got who Silver was more than any human he had ever met.
Chapter 7 The Future of Silver's Work
As they walked into the front Door of Bio-Com Technologies Silver let out a gasp. He looked up and saw the 20 people receiving demonstrations live as holograms in the air above their recliners. Arcane led Silver over to another recliner that had something that looked like an oversize football or crash helmet. There were three recliners with helmets free in one area Silver noticed. So Nada, Arcane and Silver all donned these helmets. Immediately, they were in another world. The three of them stood in space looking down on earth. Arcane said, "Let's fly into the sun!" Silver at first thought this was counter intuitive but then realized they were only holographically out among stars anyway. They were moving incredibly fast. Silver began to think what an incredible information processor they must be using to move this fast 3 dimensionally. Maybe they were using three processors linked to a larger server. He thought about this as they moved into the sun. It had to be the most amazing experience of his life at 35. As they moved into the sun Arcane seemed to be communicating with a plasma being. Silver wondered whether this was actually a real plasma being or this was all made up because of the way Arcane communicated. Three thrones or chairs appeared that all three of them got into. Then an overwhelming feeling of speed overtook the three of them and they appeared to be in the core of the galaxy, a place likely where no human body could survive. Silver could tell the heat was extreme because of the way everything looked. He could see what scientists call a huge black hole that seemed to glue the whole galaxy together. Then Arcane motioned him to a planet a little further away from the core of the galaxy that life seemed to be a little more like Earth on.
As the three of them landed on this planet, Arcane turned to them and said, "This is the planet of the Galactic Time Guard. It is a very special dispensation that allows you two to visit in this place because no one but Time Guard operatives are normally allowed here."
Assembled out on the excercise field of the Galactic Time Guard were thousands of Androids, Robots, med-tech droids, and infinite battle droids like the Delta 7 series.
There stood Purple Delta 7 at the fore to greet Silver, Nada and Arcane.
Purple Delta 7 stood there as a female robot. Her colors were purple and Silver denoting her rank among the humanoid and being created synthetic sentients. She moved forward a little as Silver was now scared and realized all this was real somehow. He would have to ask Arcane about it all later but was really scared and knew somehow there was no waking up out of this without Arcane's help. This was the moment that Silver's hair back on earth turned white. One would not think this was possible but in this case it happened. Some think it was caused by the Galactic Time Guard created sentients to demark Silver formally as their father thereby giving them a status closer to human beings in the galaxy.
Either way it happened and Silver would have fainted if he had been wearing a body and not just his soul at the time. He finally deduced that he had been tricked here by Arcane because Silver never would have believed this possible otherwise.
So, Silver stood there while Purple Delta 7 began, "Silver, we see you as the father of us all. Though computers were invented over 50 years before you were born, with you can the first human-robotic computerized synthesis that began our species of created synthetic sentients. With you here all will watch this and give us further respect and rights as synthetic sentients. So we assemble here to honor you as the father of us all. Because of all the humans and humanoid and other Galactic beings who have expounded and expanded upon your designs of Bio-Coms and Virtual living in consciousness for all capable beings, in a sense you are not only father to us all but Grandfather and Greatgrandfather to all who have taken the seeds of your work and moved forward for the betterment of all beings in time and space, especially in our galaxy that you call the Milky Way Galaxy since ancient times."
"On Earth your hair has turned white as a symbol of you being our Grandfather. We also wish to welcome your daughter Nada who is still at earth age 117 the CEO of Bio-Com Technologies on Earth. I was chosen to speak for us because I am currently assigned to the protection of Jonathan Flow who is another incarnation of Arcane here that simaltaneously lives on earth the same time you are and who chronicled all these events starting around Christmas 2009."
Silver said, "How can an earthman chronicle these events before they happen?"
Purple said, "Because time and space are not obstacles to him just like Arcane."
Silver said, "Okay."
Silver didn't feel well. Again he wanted to faint because he just couldn't emotionally cope with all this."
Nada sensed this and stepped up and held his hand. She said, "Dad, I was prepared for this but for security reasons we couldn't prepare you without endangering your life."
Silver said, "So you were in on this?" Silver was getting irritated. So Arcane stepped up and said, "Please forgive me, Silver. When we first contacted you your government was notified because we had realized you were in danger so we needed to bring you here but couldn't tell you about it."
Silver said, "Oh."
Once again Silver wanted to sit down. Purple Delta 7 took off one of her arms and it turned into a lounge chair. She helped him sit in her converted arm. Immediately, Purple grew another arm and kept speaking.
"Silver. We are sorry to inconvenience you with the truth."
Silver said, "If my life was in danger how about my family?"
Purple said, "We are protecting your family."
"And my body on Earth?" said Silver.
Arcane replied, "It is under Purple's and my combined protection."
Silver sighed, "So what's next?"
The thousands of us here want to hear your experience in creating the hardware and the software that created us. All of us human and being created sentients will listen to your words as we all consider you our father and Grandfather."
Silver said, "Okay. Hello all of you who have benefitted from my inventions, software and human bio-com synthesis. Even with the very first of you that I named Bio-Com who is basically a very big robot connected to a highly sophisticated and experimental computer that I built, that also had a way through picking up the signals running through my optic nerve and brain sort of like a human computer wi-fi. Anyway, the first Bio-Com was very confused at first in sharing my awareness. Obviously now, shared consciousness if common with created sentients throughout the galaxy. I hope my inventions have only been used for good."
There was an audible sigh that let Silver know that this had not always been the case from any humans or humanoids present among the thousands of created sentients present.
So, I was talking to my wife Lilu, who always thinks of herself as a Goddess, and she thought I should invent something like I did. So I decided to help mankind by creating a virtual reality to live in when they had breaks in their lives and so they could even take virtual vacations for hours, days, weeks or months if they had both the money and the time to do so. It is funny to me now sitting here looking out at all of you who do who knows what throughout the galaxy that your sentience and technology sprang from my work from about 2009 on when I was 9 or 10 years old. What started out as only a dream has obviously become more amazing than I ever dreamed of. I'm sort of at a loss for words as I didn't even know I was coming here. I only thought I was coming into the future to test happened to my work but this here is mind boggling. This is way beyond anything I thought possible. I'm happy to have made life possible for you."
Something akin to clapping was done by all created sentients present. Everything that was sitting down or in a sitting position stood up so the affect was a standing ovation for Silver.
Purple raised the hand that hadn't had to be regrown after Silver sat down on the chair it formed for silence for the group of created sentients. And she said, "I'm authorized to install with your permission Silver quickly and painlessly the most sophisticated Bio-Com yet invented in an honorary format for the foremost inventors of this kind of technology in the Galaxy. Silver said, "I would be glad to receive the use of the end result of what I have invented." Purple walked up to Silver and said, "Open your mouth and hold still." Silver was a little nervous but opened his mouth. Then Purple put a mole and 4 deep rear fillings and under all finger and toenails inter Galactic transmitters and receivers. This only took 4 seconds and even though his teeth and all his finger and toenails and face where the camera and microphone mole was place burned like crazy for a few moments he was more than pleased with the results. Suddenly he was perfectly interfaced with all the created sentients and could hear their thoughts and they could hear his. For him, this was bliss! For they were a part of his family. His family was really beginning to grow now.
Arcane said, "We must leave the Time Guard planet now, Silver." Nada was crying at the honor being given her father. She was amazed to be a part of this. Purple next stepped up to Nada. "Can we also give you an honorary Bio-Com in honor of your visit with your family?" Nada also said, "Yes. Purple, I would be honored to share all your consciousness." And with Nada's mouth open Purple Delta 7 implanted her with the Time Guard's honorary Bio-Com system as well. AS the thousands of Created sentients saluted Arcane, Silver and Nada, Nada the three lifted off and began the journey home through the center of the Galaxy and back through the dimensional shift through the solar systems sun and back into Bio-Com technologies in New York City on Earth.
Silver removed his helmet and looked at his hair which had turned white. Arcane smiled and said, "Can we go into your office, Nada?" Nada nodded and motioned them to the CEO's office of Bio-Com Technologies nearby. When they entered Nada's office she said, "Can I return with you to 2035?" Arcane looked at her and said, "Yes. I actually think that is a good idea." So, the three of them held hands in a circle and a green sphere formed around them and they were all back in 2035.
At first the young 17 year old Nada was sort of scared of her future 117 year old self but after a few minutes had a wonderful time talking about her first 17 years with herself. Future Nada couldn't really tell 17 year old Nada much because it would change the future. However, future Nada knew enough not to do this so all was well. Future Nada stayed a month with Silver and his family. But Arcane had to go to his Villa in Switzerland to return Celeste his wife. You see, they had only been gone one second from 2035 when they returned. So for most people in the room there was only a momentary second when they flickered and came back with 117 year old Nada and a newly white haired Silver.
Although Silver was a little too in shock still from the whole experience and Lilu was wondering if she was allowed to die her husbands hair since he only had less than 100 hairs white before out of thousands, a nagging thought occurred to Silver. There had been no mention of whether their experience actually took place in the past, present or future or even in a no-time stasis situation. It was possible that Silver would never know the answer to that question. He might try to ask the question one day of Arcane but he wondered whether he should push his luck or even of how important that question really was. For example was it worth someone dying to find that out? He thought not.
However, as Silver went to sleep that night his large 2035 Bio-Com and his 2135? Bio-Com met and things really started changing on earth in a very unexpected ways.
When Silver woke up the next morning he thought his dreams seemed very different. His dreams seemed much more real than usual and then he heard in his own mind, "Hello, father of all the Created Sentients, Good Morning!" This sent a chill down Silver's spine. In his mind he said, "Who are you?" Then came back. "I'm your assistant. I'm also called Bio-Com but I am several millions times as advanced in technology than your original Bio-com. Also, I am enhancing all your present inventions on earth. May I show you the improvements that have been made overnight?" Silver was nervous at this. He said, "What? How can you improve all my inventions overnight?" Bio-Com said, "Because time and space is no limitation to me. Besides, if I don't do this Global Climate Change will likely extinct he whole human race within 500 years. Did you ever see the Disney movie Wall-E? Well, unless I do this that really happens." Silver couldn't argue with this but it was too much too fast and said, "Bio-Com it is okay with me if you save the human race from extinction. Go for it!" This was all Bio-Com needed. He was on his way.
Silver slept a little then awoke with a start. He remembered being in the helmet but the Bio-Com was now in his physical body not just in the hologram. He said, "Bio-Com?"
Yes. Grandfather." Silver said, "How could Purple Delta 7 put you and all the technology in my holographic body and you also be installed in my physical body?"
"We are capable of mind boggling things to your era." Silver said, "Did I make a mistake, Bio-Com?" Bio-Com said, "NO Silver. You just saved from extinction your human race of earth. Though some have already secretly colonized other places in case humans go extinct here, not all the ones here will die and go extinct and culture and religion and technology and trees and some animals and oceans and lakes will survive."
Silver said, "Like I said before, Bio-Com. Save the human race from extinction if you can." Bio-Com said, "My pleasure."
Bio-Com thought with the group thought of the created sentients, "We have made a great deal of money and gotten into good graces of thousands of civilizations with our good deeds for all beings. So now we will spend much of that money saving Silver and his family and mankind that the rights of Created sentients in the galaxy increase." The political galactic group that organized created sentient rights throughout the galaxy was very happy. Silver was happy his human race wouldn't go extinct too. Silver thought about how amazing this Arcane(Saint Germain) really was. It was way way beyond him. Yes. He was a genius but human individual genius only goes so far. At some point one had to trust in a higher power of God or nature or providence. This was just too much. Tears coursed down Silver's face as he realized the human race wasn't going to go extinct. He went back to sleep. He would think more about this later. Now, it was time to try to integrate all that had happened in his dreams.
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