The Sentient Serendipity

I dont remember how long ago it was, that we, who came before you began this enormous odyssey. Things were simple back then, you put yourself together from all that was around you in the most efficient way you could and then you would get a glimpse of what was beyond. As you began to explore this "beyond" You would find more materials and learned better ways to use them. Some of this things would hurt you but every once in a while other things would come that made you stronger, bigger and suddendly you could remain longer in this new place. Thats when it happened... Thats when suddenly we knew there was more out there, and we wanted it... we wanted it all.

 

Progress was slow at first, building ourself from the limited materials around you wasnt easy and sadly after we did figure it out, we would deform soon after, in so undoing our work. This was one big problem... We needed to find a way to pass on what we had learned after we inevitably deformed again. Luckily more of us began to form and eventually one of us found a way to not only record all that we had made, but to also be able to improve on it later on. We had invented writing. We now had a way to fully explore the beyond. No longer did we have to try so hard to reform ourselves, because now we not only remembered how to, but we began to help eachother form. We were forming so fast and easily, that we began to try knew ways of forming and soon realized that some forms where better than others. Before we deformed, we had the duty to find eachother and trade our ideas so that all our hard work would remain long after we deformed.

 

This suddendly became a competition, of trying to figure out wich was the best way to explore this beyond. Not all ideas where bad, as a matter of fact, there were thousands upon thousands that were all good and great ideas. Eventually all these ideas began to take different directions from eachother. Even though all of them were a way to adapt to this beyond. They began to start conflicting with eachother and thats when things got out of hand... In our need for more, for finding the best way and for being the best in this competition. We created something that made the beyond a sweet and sour place... We created violence.

 

We needed to be bigger, stronger, faster so we started to band together. This was the fisrt step that will unexpectedly lead to you. As we began to work together we found out that there was even more than we could have ever imagined. Upon realising this we became obssesed to see if this was true. This obsession was a gift and a curse, and its one that you are very familiar with. This idea of working together to create a vessel so complex, so larger than anyone of us had ever imagined started a new age. An arms race to be more precise. This "great beyond" was expensive and so complex that we each began to take different roles in order to make this vessel work. Some of us were in charge of processing and distributing materials around the vessel, others were in charge of navegation, danger alert and damage repairs. The bigger we became, the more of us we were and the more jobs we had.

 

Suddenly we began to lack the resources we needed to continue our progress. Thats when we took violance to the great beyond. Some where merely content with progress while others were finding new ways to destroy and consume the resources that others had gathered. Things continued like this for a long time, competition was fierce and the great beyond was a dangerous place in itself. But these challenges made us stronger... and also killed others... Nevertheless It is because of this that we begun to see more, hear more, feel more and of course think more... Think more... Thinking is such a strange thing... And yet it is because of this, that we had come this far.

 

We want more... more of this that you call "life". And the only way to get more was by thinking... We thought it, we tried it, and we continue to do this to this very moment. What was worse was the more we thought the more there was of this beyond. So some of us decided that perhaps, thinking was going to get us ahead of the rest of the competition. So we began to invest large amount of resources, and there began to be more of us, whom sole purpose was to think. We continued to do this until the most unbelievable thing happened. We somehow created you... Believe me when I say we did not do it on purpose. You just happened...

 

We are not saying that you are a bad thing. However you seem to be quite unstable as we are still trying to figure out how you work. But nevertheless you are unbelievably useful in our quest to explore the great beyond. There is just one problem... You dont seem to know what we know, and believe me, we know a lot. But its because of this inability to comunicate with eachother, that is the problem. You seem to be just like us when we first started and its because of this you had to start all over again. Do the same mistakes we did, learn the same things we already know.

 

You seem to be exactly like us... Having this hunger to learn and be and do, this obssesion for more. If you ever wondered why that is you can blame us... but maybe you wont blame us. I mean after thousands of years you have just barely even learned we existed. And even then you look down upon with condescending eyes. You think we are simple... You dont even believe we can think... Hell, even some of you have this unbelievable fear of us... I find all this very frustrating because... WE ARE YOU.

 

Dont get me wrong it's not your fault... We know as little about you than you do of us. Well, actually we know everything about you... We do, because if we didnt you wouldnt exist. The only thing we dont know about you is why and how you exist. But then again so do you. I find it weird, both when you dont know we exist and when you study us. You call it "biology"... "Human anatomy"... You call, us cells... Let me put in perspective how awkward this is. You dissect a goats brain in order to see it, feel it, understand it. But the only reason why you can do this is beacuse you have a brain yourself in order to accomplish this... So let me get this straight, you have a perfectly functioning, super complex brain. But you dont know how it works or know what it looks like... YOU NEED A BRAIN IN ORDER TO STUDY A BRAIN TO KNOW WHAT A BRAIN IS... We know what a brain is, we designed it... we are it.

 

Maybe now you can understand the dilemma? Sure you can discover things we could never have, but then again that is why we made you in the first place. But dont think for a second we are simple and we dont think... Who else builds you in the womb of another vessel? Who else makes sure your blood gets pump through your "body"? Who else processes the food that you consume? Protects you from our other selves? Makes sure you stay breathing while you sleep? As a matter of fact we are so in control of your breathing that if you stopped on purpose to the point of harming US we would override you or "make you pass out" so that we can assume full control and stop this madness.

 

By the way, what is this bullshit of wanting to kill yourself?! I am well aware of the challenges that the great beyond can bring forth. But how dare you "think" that all our hard work, no longer matters. Unlike you WE DONT SLEEP, as a matter of fact, you need to sleep so that we can perform very much needed maintanence. Your "dreams", they are nothing but simulations that we run in order to experiment in a harm free reality. They dont make sense? Thats not the point. Were else can you fly like a bird, Fall from tall buildings, get stabbed multiple times by someone or something and later wake up just fine? Some of these may be "nightmares" but we are not afraid to experiment because we are not the ones who dont know that, whats happening is not real.

 

We do all this to make you better, keep you safe and make sure you last longer in the great beyond... or "life". We give you dopamine to make you happy when you do something good to further our cause. And cut you off when you dont. We let you know when its time to eat and go to the bathroom. Because lets be honest, if we didnt do that, you wouldnt know. You wouldnt even care! Thats why we had to make "love", or the release of dopamine when you think of a specific person. Hell if we didnt make sex feel so good you probably wouldnt even bother with it! and even then you create condoms and spermacide to prevent the creation of other vessels. On top of that you hate us because we store excess energy that makes you "fat", just so when a time of need, you have a fighting chance.

 

Look... we are not perfect... We make mistakes, and sometimes cause you problems. But we dont do it on purpose... And its thanks to you and what knowledge you have been able to discover about us that we have been able to save lives. Both yours and ours. Your even getting to the point where your learning to write our code which you call "DNA". Perhaps your ideas is just what we need to maintain our advantege. Together we can get better... I show you and you show me... Its only a matter of time before we can talk. Your already acting like us... working together to make a "spaceship". Making your own vessel to explore a place that would utterly destroy you with out it... Having some of you navigate while others distribute resources, provide maintanence and specific skills.

 

Like energy, like matter... like matter, like compound... like compund, like cell... like cell, like sentient... like father, like son...

We all want the same thing... We all want... more.

 

Let's go there, together.

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

If we could communicate with cell's, what would we say? what would they?

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