History Literature / BloodMusic

22nd Apr '17 1:50:04 PM Durabys
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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along.
Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered, if she is willing, a free [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascension]] train ticket by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]

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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along. \n Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered, if she is willing, a free [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascension]] train ticket by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]
22nd Apr '17 1:49:48 PM Durabys
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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along. Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered, if she is willing, a [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascension]] ticket by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]

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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along.
Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered, if she is willing, a free [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascension]] train ticket by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]
22nd Apr '17 1:49:19 PM Durabys
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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along. Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered a willing AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]

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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along. Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered offered, if she is willing, a willing AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascension]] ticket by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]
22nd Apr '17 1:48:38 PM Durabys
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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along. Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered a willing AscensionToAHigherPlane by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]

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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along. Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered a willing AscensionToAHigherPlane AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]
22nd Apr '17 1:47:48 PM Durabys
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* AnthropicPrinciple: [[spoiler:Of the Very Very Strong kind. Reality itself, in fact, all of the Multiverse, and its non-sapient mind, the Strong AnthropicPrinciple, is built upon increasing the complexity of its structure to fight the final entropy and heat death. One needs to read the book at least twice to get this: Vergil tells, before he dissolves into sentient nano-goop, to his old fiend, that the Noocytes were inevitable and fated to happen. Every government agency, corporation, and the military research complex TRIED to make something even with a fraction of the abilities of the original Noocytes, Vergil says. Only to fail all the time. Why? Because their actions were fueled by the desire to use it as a technology and NOT to boost Reality itself to another level of complexity by creating another higher step in its existence. It seems, in hindsight, that this was Vergil's subconscious desire and motive all along. Later on, a young female survivor of the early stages of the apocalypse in North America, who wasn't turned immediately into nano-goop because she had a one in a billion genetic defect, and later on when the Noocytes figured how to bypass the issue, they already gained gained full sapience and so she was instead offered a willing AscensionToAHigherPlane by them, was told by Noocytes that time is very short and that their own scientists caused a yet another Singularity event, like Vergil Ulam, by trying to manipulate sub-atomic scales, the same way Vergil manipulated the molecular make up in his research. At that moment, Reality must have went: [[EvilLaugh MWUHAHAHA]]! JustAsPlanned!]]
* JustAsPlanned: [[spoiler:Reality itself conspired against Humanity since its birth to turn us into agents of its evolution. We were doomed to make the Noocytes in the end.]]
4th Dec '16 3:11:48 PM Morgenthaler
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2nd Nov '16 5:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* BioPunk: To this what ''{{Neuromancer}}'' is to CyberPunk.

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* BioPunk: To this what ''{{Neuromancer}}'' ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' is to CyberPunk.
29th Sep '16 2:27:05 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* BioPunk: To this what ''{{Neuromancer}}'' is to CyberPunk.


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* GrayGoo: Pretty much the first story to explore such a catastrophe just a year before K. Eric Drexler's book ''Engines of Creation'' came out.
25th Jul '16 8:06:45 PM PaulA
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* ApocalypseWow: [[spoiler:The Earth dissolves into a sphere of noocytes, which combined proceed to break reality to such an extent they then AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, taking the Earth and humanity with them.]]


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* RealityWarper: Bear frequently explores the idea that the observer in fact shapes the observed reality. For example, towards the end of ''Blood Music'' the entirety of North America is covered by a biological mass where each cell acts as an individual observer. The sheer concentration of this threatens to cause reality to break apart.
9th Jul '14 7:57:37 PM Materioptikon
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* PatientZero: Ulam. He's killed by his friend in a failed attempt to stop the noocyte outbreak.
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