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“What’s it like, being a Fusion?”
“Our isonomial gnostic net gives us tremendous parallel processing abilities. We can multitask -”
“No, sorry, that’s not what I meant. I understand the noetic architecture of mass-minds, in a textbook sense. But what does it feel like to be a Fusion?”
“When we look within – that is, when we meditate, and some part of us is always in such a state to weave our soul-threads into unity -”
Aria Multiple Coactive paused, and considered their questioner through three pairs of eyes.
“Imagine that you are standing between two mirrors, able to see an endless tunnel of reflections, all you, yourself. Then make those mirrors a sphere all around you, so wherever you look, in any direction, there are more identical selves of you; a universe of you. All whispering, endlessly whispering. And when you close your eyes, the whispers swell into a song, intricate, interwoven, and entirely personal.”
“That is what it feels like to be a Fusion.”