Friday, September 17, 2010

collaborative writing...

2363/10/12 Iiwold P. Cherwall

Hello from Earth, I’m searching for people who graduated year 2354 on the Elevation Group. There is an alumnus meeting due in 4 months, and the connections to off-Earth persons are organized by Anna Olivia Zill, who currently works in the Resource Ministry. They’ll be with standard speed. It is Anna who gave me your possible location of work (and contact info).

The connections have been organized this way as I presume the industrial combinates present out there want to keep their channels to themselves and quite possibly there are people who cannot organize their communications to earth themselves.

A long time has passed since I last heard of you, surely I heard you were leaving for further than Moon, but your company isn’t the most open about giving out their personnel records. Hopefully this message reaches the right person though I doubt there are many people in space by the same name as you. I don’t know when the antenna of this send-out station next will be rotated towards your location, as the officials informed me some places get so few private messages they aren’t on the regular schedule. This is why I’ve started the search so early.

Could you notify me of your possible interest in a virtual meeting, can you get a permission for a such occasion – whomever you ask that, and how long delays are to be expected in the communication?

your roommate/schoolmate

Iiwold P. Cherwall


15. october 2363 16.59

Hi Ii!

Yes, I can get a permit, but sending a proper mind-copy cost quite a bit from where I am (I’m over 2 hours away now, unfortunately I cannot yet be more precise). Targeting a com-channel directly is probably out of the question, so a mind-copy is the only chance. But let’s see maybe it’ll work out. I’ll be back on better time, gotta finish, the boss is breathing on my neck…


[name disclosed]

- Tharsaid Securities -

"Space for Security"

2363/10/16 Iiwold P. Cherwall wrote:

Hello, the correct address for the server it is!

I guess this comes through a couple of links, as it takes two hours. I wondered of the length of the address. I could track the latter part of it to Ceres and thought you’ve wandered to outermost portion of the asteroid belt on the service of some local energy corp. By measuring as a rocket flies that would take you real distant somewhere round and about Saturn! Don’t tell me your lust for adventure has grown stronger? Anyway, I think the Ganymede research base is the outermost direct link so far.

As it takes that long the mind-copy is probably the only chance. I’ve forgot about those, as here on earth they’re permitted only for temporary duplication and only for critical personnel. The rule is though diverted quite much, but them businesses and combinates (and private families) rather will have their former leaders more pacified and well behaved… something you’ve likely heard too. Keep the experience, progress the methods. Another rule is the copies must not (and really how they could be?) be updated with newer info, so the progress will be the achievement of the new generation and to prevent the eventual birth of trusts… Well, I guess I must find out where I can find a construct capable of receiving a mind-copy to this kind of purpose, ask for permissions and all that.

Friendly Regards,



Oale said...

This was the start of the piece written by email by me and a friend after some long discussions about the future of space travel and the earth. Ended after a couple of more messages.

Oale said...

And it looks like translating fast produces some awkward grammar/structure.