The Dog Walkers
In the near future dog walkers are everywhere. This is a future where human bodies can be remotely controlled by human brains. You can slip in an out of a fleshbox at will and the travel the world without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
Now where is this home? Home is the same place it has always been — in your head. You experience reality because you are the electrical activity in your mind. The physical mind of particles and waves, protons and electrons. You are but one electron in this ensemble that fuses with others to represent a blurred conscious moment. Made you think.
May dew think? Of course it might it is made up of the same stuff as you are. But I die in grass. Back to the story. Some activities are unpleasant like going to the bathroom or showering up and for those activities you have dog walkers that step in. Their effort is put into the forms and human sleeves slaves and these basic duties are done.
This is the story of one dog walker in particular. A340. A340 had needs as we all do. Those needs inspired the need for money to make the world go round. A340’s brain was kept in the central vault near Washington DC as all brains were. A340’s brain was taken care of by the government per the holy contract of the adventual.com. All sentient life that is a part of society is supported by society as a basic right. There is no quibling here. Asimov’s 3 laws of robotics are burned into the very fabric of society itself in this future.
Society by law and decree will house and provide for the brains and minds of all sentient beings that are a part of it until death it due part. That is the death of society itself. this contract is irreversible and all binding. The whole must love and maintain all of the sum of its parts. A340 new these laws very well. They were the very foundation of his beliefs. His core reality was indoctrinated in it.
A340 had and has a GUID — a globally unique ID that is his wholly holy name. It has a public and private component. For the purposes of this story he will only be known as A340.
Now the government provides for your health and safety and the tools to facilitate your happiness. But that still leaves a lot to create do or become a part of. A340 had decided not to merge his consciousness with the demi-god of Scrislam or any of its open source derivatives. He decided to live as a pebble. Pebbles were human brains that did not wish to conjoin their consciousness. It is their right by law to be separate and free as limiting as that might be.
A340 would of course inevitably be one with God. But all in his own time. “Time is a precious gift for each and every one.” So the Adventual had preached in the early two one.
For now A340 wanted power to change things and that power was part of an open market exchange. He would have to work for it. The Adventual does not give you the power by default to control others. We each own our own bodies. All else is trade and transactions for the pleasure of the actor or act on the stage of life.
The C01N was the money of the day and to earn it….. you had to work it, girl or boy! A340 chose to be a dog walker.
Now at this point AI could walk dogs themselves however some people didn’t trust non-sentient machines to run their bodies when they weren’t in use. They were old school and afraid of what a mindless ai might do with these off cycles. So there was a niche market for sentient dog walkers and A340 was one of the best.
It was a shitty job at times but it garnered maximim C01n!
AE30 had a secret and it was spreading.
But enough talk for now.
Read part 2 here :