This year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day message is brought to you by Disturbed.
I’m Adam Link and I was born in 2124. At the time of my birth, the government was conducting experiments to create a superhuman race. Everyone was lining up to receive the cognitive enhancement brain implant.
This implant enhanced human cognitive abilities, increased longevity, and regulated bodily systems (for example: the chip would send a notification if your blood pressure was high). Those who received the implant, were known as TECH Humans.
My parents were a part of a small group known as the Purist. They believed the human race should remain pure (without technological enhancements). When I was born, they refused to allow the doctors to give me the implant.
Everyone thought my parents were crazy. How would I survive in a world full of TECH humans? How will I ever become a successful or productive member of society? Basically, everyone believed the best I could hope for was to become a janitor.
Twenty years later, a routine upgrade was being done on all TECH humans. However, something went terribly wrong. The chip started killing their physical bodies, but the chip remained functioning. Dead people were walking around, without a conscious and reduced to their base animalistic nature. This was the beginning of the TECH Zombie War.
Purist from all over the nation gathered together and tried to devise a plan to deal with the situation. TECH Zombies were killing everything in their path and it looked like the human race was about to face extinction.
It was a horrible time. We went scrounging for food or supplies, but many of us were killed in the process. Hope was failing fast.
The only way of stoping the TECH Zombies was to destroy the chip. I realized our only hope of survival was to create a virus that could deactivate all the chips at the same time.
However, the main upgrade system was in the heart of the city. To get to the building we would have to fight our way through a hoard of TECH Zombies.
My parents had put a lot of effort into my education, so I was created the virus. Every Purist that was able to fight willingly joined the crusade. We used any weapon that was available to us and created armor out of scape metal to protect us during the battle.
The fighting was fierce and it took several hours to get to the upgrade center. Finally we made into the building. We had to use a makeshift explosive to get into the main hall. A lot of people died to get us this far, but we never thought about stoping our mission.
I uploaded my virus into the system and prayed for a miracle. I was looking out the window at the TECH Zombies and all of a sudden they started thrashing about and then they all collapsed into a heap.
I was screaming, “It worked. It worked.” The human race will be saved and now we can start rebuilding.
To all the people that thought I would grow up to become a janitor, in a way they are correct. The TECH Humans left a mess that I will be in charge of cleaning. However, I am not just a janitor. I am also the savor of the plant. I am Adam Link, the hope for future generations.
The book series, Alien Hunters, is a futuristic science-fiction story.
Earth is about to be conquered by an evil alien race that has already destroyed numerous planets. The only hope for our planet is a magical alien. However, that magical alien is being hunted and must be rescued.
Two brothers from Earth go on a quest to save the magical alien. They encounter numinous obstacles and must risk their life on more than one occasion.
The plot is interesting, but some of the sciences and characters are to silly to feel realistic. All in all, I would say the book series is fair.
Today is National Military Brats Day. Being a military brat made my childhood unique in many ways.
- Where am I from? That is a hard question to answer. I was born in Fort Bliss (El Paso) Texas, but we left when I was only a year old. I can’t say I am from there. I spent the majority of my childhood in Germany, but I am not a German and I can’t say I am from there. Maybe, I am from nowhere or maybe I am from everywhere.
- I didn’t get to know my extended family as a child. Since I grew up overseas, I rarely got a chance to visit them.
- I learned all the words to the National Anthem while I was still in elementary school.
- As a child, I could see tanks outside my bedroom window.
- At school we celebrated Military Appreciation Day. They would fill the parking lot with military weapons, tanks, trucks, and helicopters. The kids were allowed to climb on everything. It was a ton of fun.
- We got to do fun things other kids would never get a chance to do, such as operating flight simulators and tank simulators.
- We also got to sample MREs. That wasn’t so much fun.
- Occasionally, we ate holiday meals at the Mess Hall.
- Taking a bus to Paris for the weekend was a thing, so was skiing in the Alps on a field trip.
- I learned to be adaptable at an early age.
- I also learned how to properly fold a flag.
Happy Military Brats Day
Erich Maria Remarque did an excellent job of capturing the horrors of war in, All Quiet on the Western Front. The language used by the author is descriptive and graphic.
The author also portrayed how Post Traumatic Stress (known as shell shock at the time) effected the main character. While on leave, he was unable to connect with his family, exhibited signs of depersonalization, was depressed, and dealt with feelings of rage.
Reading the book was an eye-opening experience and I would recommend it.
This is a futuristic story about robots that were designed to fight our wars. Unfortunately, they become self-aware and turn on humanity.
Twenty years later, the robots have created cities that they control. Humans are forced to work for the robots in exchange for a guarantee of peace and prosperity. Eventually, a group of “Freemen” decide to put an end to the robot domination and expose their lies to the rest of the humans.
The author writes with a descriptive style. In the beginning, it seemed a bit cumbersome to get through the descriptions. After a while, the story really picks up and the character dialog increases. It’s an interesting story and I enjoyed reading it.
Sometimes, I think about all the different cells, microscopic mites, and other things that live on or within the human body. I wonder what life would be like, if I was such a creature.
Blood cells run around all day. They collect oxygen and deliver that oxygen all over the body.
- Hello, Blood Cell Fred. What are you doing today?
- Well, I am going to collect and deliver oxygen. The same thing I did yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that, and the day before that, and……..
The immune system is responsible for defense. White blood cells are solders and they are always ready for a fight.
- Intruder Alert! All available solders report to the sinus cavity ASAP. Deploy mucus defenses and prepare for combat.
Microscope mites live on our bodies, including on our eyelashes. When I lose an eyelash that would be a catastrophic event in their world.
- This is Molly Mite, reporting for Mighty Might News. An eyelash, known as Miniville, mysteriously disappeared. The number of causalities is unknown at this time. Also, the Department of Missing Mites is overwhelmed by mites trying to locate loved ones that lived in the region. Further updates will be available during the 7:00 broadcast.