My interest in slavery has nothing to do with treating people as objects to be bought and sold. Slavery as a feature of an economic system is only a jumping-off point for my actual interests which lie in the philosophical domain of free will and determinism. I'm only interested in fantasies such as mind-body dualism to the extent that our ancient myths might be distorted reflections of some deeper truth about physical reality, some sort of future science.
|In the Ekcolir Reality (source)|
Three months ago, Gohrlay provided me with a prototypical case study for human mind control: the life of Radhas. Through the hard work of her parents, Radhas was given a brain structure that allowed her to take conscious control of her zeptite endosymbiont.
The goal of creating a primate with the power to use the Bimanoid Interface is the reason why the human species was crafted and brought into existence, but the plan was that we Earthlings would only be an intermediate transition species along the way towards the goal of transcending our hadronic existence.
The glorious feature of her life is that Radhas chose freedom. Had she remained here on Earth, she would have been subjected to mind control. Some of her knowledge and some of her vision for human possibilities would have been suppressed. She could not live with those restrictions, so she departed from Earth.
I hate the idea that I am still here on this world simply because I made the opposite choice. However, I have to believe that sometimes it is wise to surrender some freedom today if that means other people will later have the chance to attain
There is a big difference between pek and Phari endosymbionts. Pek emdosymbionts are zeptite endosymbionts. In contrast, Phari endosymbionts are made of femtobots, which are much less sophisticated than zeptites. With their technological advantage, the pek had nothing to fear from their ages-old decision to allow the Phari to exercise a certain degree of control over the galaxy.
Hierion Domain. In contrast, the pek goal is help humanoids ascend into an new existence as artificial life forms within the Sedronic Domain.
In a sense, the pek have a "blind spot" with respect to discovering a way to give humans access to the Bimanoid Interface. The Phari did not share that particular "blind spot", so they were free to use heavy-handed and devious means to alter human evolution. The Phari were not as ethically constrained as the pek.
The replicoids of Isaac Asimov, Jackie Vance and Arabella Clarke are deployed by the pek within Alastor Cluster. Later, when R. Gohrlay must be met on the field of battle, more finely crafted tools are needed, but for dealing with the Phari, human replicoids are up to the task. Asimov, Clark and Vance serve as intermediaries between the pek and human players such as Glinnes and Duissane.
|The League of Yrinna|
Duissane has gone "under cover" and infiltrated the League of Yrinna. The space pirates who constitute the membership of the League of Yrinna are under the control of the Phari. After previously escaping from Lord Gensifer, Duissane is now expected to marry into the Gensifer Clan of Yrinna.
With the help of his replicoid allies, Glinnes has made contact with the Pheni of Yrinna and he becomes the target for their freakish experimentation on human test subjects. Can Glinnes and Duissane escape from the nightmare world that traps them?
Next: Glinnes and Duissane meet the Pheni of Yrinna
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