Rosella Tolfree Installment Stories
A series set in the politically dystopian future of the U.S.A.
Featuring a blog that explains Rosella's World
In the short online account I recently posted, I mention the phrase “quantum genetic engrams”.
Sounds cool, and right now every physicist is rolling their eyes.
For Rosella Tolfree’s world to come into being, I needed some technological breakthrough to advance humanity into the Second Age. I used increased understanding and application of quantum mechanics and states.
With newer understandings of quantum gravity came new developments in space flight. With the understanding of quantum states involved with the human mind came the development of artificial intelligence far beyond what we have now.
This state of artificial intelligence is known as strong A.I. in comparison to today’s weak A.I. By some estimates we are few decades away from standard brain-like neural processing. But one area where the quantum understanding was still lacking in this future was that of genetics.
Sure, mankind had the ability to do 3-D printing on a molecular level, allowing for the creation of human organs and zygotes. But the quantum level manipulation of genetics was still in its infancy.
A New Theory
Dr. April French-Wolfe advanced a theory known as “Res-Pangenderism” or “True Universal Speciesism”. This theory sees humanity as the only true and genetically universal species, for as a species we control our own genetic destiny. The theory relies heavily on quantum genetic modeling. Eventually a group of scientists who truly believed in this theory left Earth to establish a colony at a LaGrange point behind Europa in the Jovian system.
The downside to Dr. French-Wolfe’s theory is that it gave rise to Dr. Martin Grofhurst’s book entitled, “The Rise of Inferior Genetics”. Dr. Grofhurst was a colleague of Dr. French-Wolf and used her research to spin his own twisted Darwinist logic. This fueled a new round of hate group pseudo-science justifications during the time of Rosella Tolfree.
Quantum Genetic Engrams
By the time of the early Third Age of Humanity, as humans reached for the stars themselves, we had mastered genetic manipulation right down to quantum states. This gave rise to a new way to make humans than just simple DNA cloning. We could now, in a limited sense, create engrams of a person and duplicate them. Think quantum entanglement except with people.
In our short online account of Ryt B96Y, his dream is nothing more than the events from his original life as a criminal serving on either Earth or Mars. This is how these experiences are perceived. Although other possibilities exist such as ghost panic attacks occurring for no apparent reason, your hand moving like it was playing a musical instrument randomly, or even randomly throwing up.
It’s because of these annoying past entanglement issues that humanity eventually abandons this form of technology, and there’s a return to standard genetic manipulation with a much greater understanding of how it all works.
Seth Underwood writes hard science fiction and political dystopian science fiction. His future political dystopian U.S. world features decades of despot presidents, a flooded world, and new para-military force known as the Ranger Marshals. He has freemium stories at www. sethunderwoodstories.com