System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 8

So my body lie there motionless, still and cold on the operating table. Ruan squeezed his forehead with his hands, before pushing his palms into his eyes and sighing. He turned to look at Gary who was standing behind him. My blood was still pumping, there was no activity and my brain flickered on and off for moments at a …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 7

Chapter 7 – Penguins Of The Mind? When I awoke, the colour white was all I saw. I called out “hello” but no one heard. I lay on the ground shivering, huddled in a ball. I tried to remain calm, but I allowed myself to enter a state of panic. I stood up, squeezed my eyes as if they were …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 6

Chapter 6 – Cold While I was in the machine, it was like I was under a dream filled with numbers, figures, factories and funny little men running around panicking about something. My brain activity was monitored carefully by the experts outside running around in white lab-coats with clipboards. They were constantly sweating not only because of the low success …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 5

Chapter Five – The mindful project According to the Illuminati’s guide to the human mind, there exists a section that has not yet been activated. This part of the mind deals with extreme calculations, complex logical operations and runs in a similar way that a Quantum computer works. If this part of the mind can be activated, then it is …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter Four

Chapter Four – Prepare For Transfer I sifted through the documentation, scanning for “what to do on the day of transfer”. I must’ve been muttering to myself louder than I had previously first though, because at that moment my mother figured out that I was awake. I waved her away “Not now mother, it is very important that I am …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter Two

Chapter Two – Inside The Dark-net I’d heard a lot about the Dark-net, although I’d only accessed these layers of the internet from a computer before. Inside, it was every computer nerd’s dream! Cables coated the walls, red lights flashing and a constant whirring from the many machines located around the low lit hallway. There was even a cabinet full of …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter One

Chapter one A consistent beeping filled the room, it was coming from my server. I ignored it and carried on. After 30 minutes of non-stop beeping, it suddenly went quiet before launching emergency scripts, including shutdown scripts to protect our phones, tablets and any other form of electronic equipment, for everyone in the household! Drives whirred and sirens blared causing …