Everything hurt. It was not a soft landing. It’s so dark. How did I get here? Where am I? And yes, everything does hurt.
Someone is coming. Light, I can see a light moving toward me. At last, I will be rescued from this dark nothing. I will no longer be stranded on this ugly, cold planet. I am saved.
“Gracie, are you OK? How many times have I told you to stop crawling around under the porch and sliding down that old coal-bin shaft? Look at you. You are a mess and your knees are all scraped up again. When are you going to learn to behave like a normal little girl and play with dolls and learn to bake cookies? What are we going to do with you?”
Grandma always ended her scolding with, “What are we going to do with you?”
That imaginative little girl desperately wanted to say, “Just leave me somewhere on an unknown planet and maybe something interesting will happen.” But I didn’t.
I’m all grown up now and I rarely skin my knees but my curiosity about what it would be like anywhere but here never ended. I never played with dolls and my sorry efforts at baking only proved I should never be left alone in a kitchen. Homemaker, would not be my calling.
Several years ago, while I was drifting around in confusion trying to find some direction for a career focus, I saw a short but brilliant video entitled, Brother-Can a Robot Create Life by Sari Rodrig. In that one quick interval, I knew exactly what my life’s quest would be.
Today I am presenting a final dissertation which is a direct result of my quest. Today, in front of the most renowned Physicists, Biorobotics Engineers and Artificial Intelligence Developers, I, Dr. Grace Lambert, PHD Biorobotics, M. Sc. will prove that; Yes, a Robot Can Create Life.
I have devoted twenty years of research to this project. In just a few minuets, I will share my findings freely with the world.
I hate the lull while waiting to be introduced. It’s still a bit unbelievable; I have actually discovered a life force dynamic that has been an invisible part of human evolution since the beginning of time; life is movement, perpetual and contagious……..
” What did you say? Excuse me you are not allowed in the ready room. Who are you? No, I will not come with you! I’m calling security! Stop, don’t do that!
It’s so dark. Why can’t I see anything? How did I get here? Where am I? Why am I here? Who is here? And yes, everything does hurt. Someone is coming. There is a light.
Grandma is that you? Who are you? ”
A reverberating voice assures Grace she is safe. Once her vision clears, Grace finds herself face to face with two glorious ‘other worldly’ beings.
“OK. I’m sure this is a dream.”
They spoke in unison, “You are not dreaming. We will keep this simple and straight forward. Your discoveries about the perpetual life force energy that has no boundaries cannot be given to humans at this time so we had to do something extraordinary to stop you. Your life form imprint was erased from the Earth Grid. Do you find your new surroundings comfortable?’
“Why can’t we know the truth? Who are you to deny the scientific pursuit of knowledge?” Grace somehow already knew what she was about to hear.
“We are seeing an escalated reference to the theory that your 3rd dimension reality is nothing more than a computer generated hologram. Your findings will ignite a spontaneous reaction of knowing. The masses will begin to understand that human life is created by a unified source of energy. Therefore, if humans created computer technology and computer technology created robotics, it would be possible for a Robot to Create Life because life is merely a circulating stream of life force energy.”
“What harm is there in that revelation?” Grace paused, amazed but no longer dazed by her situation.
“Your discovery could result in a collective, premature, human awakening causing a conscious unplugging from the hologram and then we would have to start the experiment all over again. Please enjoy our hospitality; you will be with us for a very long time.”
This short visit to my imagination was composed in response to the writing challenge at THE SPEAKEASY…Click above and meet the Creatives.