I’ve been directed here from other threads, and I’m finally conscious enough to throw down some paranoid rumblings. Loose ends? I’m a frayed knot.
I am a little afraid, but it’s natural to be afraid of something this weird, which could end up changing everything, literally. There are so many portents from what has been thrown at us that it’s a bit overwhelming. Loose ends? There are so MANY of them! “We are the mystery hiding in plain sight.” But I’m wondering if we aren’t faced with an onion’s layers of double entendres. The U.S. government is involved, and in particular the military, as Major Sophie Dubois is at the very least a liaison if not a director, and the government is all about misdirection. What is “plain sight,” and just what are we seeing? I’m going to be Captain Obvious for a while, but I need to collect my thoughts.
I feel like everything being shown to us is coming from an alternate universe. Times are jumbled. The “Saturday July 9th” message from a weekend ago caused a lot of consternation because that Saturday was the 8th. And it wasn’t corrected. A mistake would be, so is it a clue, is the date right “over there”?
Why does the contact area at multiverse-75 show two colliding planets in the background? Who on Earth would make a webmaster think that was the perfect image to inspire someone to ring them up?
The heck is up with that “alien crusade” announcement at Superlumina-6c, and what’s with these glitchy images at all these websites?
Why does the map at the myriad-70 contact page point to the secret military complex known as Area 51?
In particular, that old tome discovered… somewhere, it nags at me. At least I assume it’s an old book. It’s described as holding a valuable dataset. In fact, it’s secrets are considered so monumental that… well, they said this:
AVOID COMMUNICATING DETAILS ABOUT THIS DATASET THOUGH ELECTRONIC MEDIA.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EMAIL DETAILS ABOUT THE DATASET OR INPUT IT INTO
ANY UNSECURED NETWORKED SYSTEM.
Now, what the hell could be so earthshaking about something in a half ruined old book, perhaps a sailor’s diary? Information pilfered from an ancient civilization which has relevance to our Atlas problem? Ancient secrets from some cult wrapped up in discovering the true nature of reality? Information sent from the future somehow? Evidence of time travel, including talks with the Traveller? Evidence of alien artifacts, or alien encounters, with crucial information? This thing really bugs me.
Also note that we’re seeing that message over an “unsecured network.” So whether or not this is a red herring or really does hold some sort of earthshaking information, we have at least one leaker inside the Foundation. But what are their motivations? Because they’re so utterly baffling, are these deliberate leaks by our Masters? This is the problem with an Illuminati Scenario, when you have a secretive bunch in control and constantly toying with you. After a while, you don’t know what to believe.
Elizabeth Leighton is as confusing as any of it. From what we have concluded, those cryptic, corrupted messages of hers are from the future, or “a” future. We have multiple timelines and multiple universes to consider in this mess. But in spite of their apparent warnings, she seems completely unconcerned - and surely Superlumina has better technology than we do to receive these messages and glean info from them.
I’ve speculated that Mz Leighton is
- Trapped in her own organization as it is being controled by the government, and is using her polished presenter’s facade to maintain order as she works out some scheme under the surface.
- Not the same person: either an Elizabeth displaced in time from us for some reason, a parallel Elizabeth in another dimension connected with this one, an alien, a synthetic being, or something even stranger.
- A Mastermind herself, either involved in the conspiracy or working on her own scheme in competition with Major Dubois and the military. It has been leaked early on that the Major doesn’t approve of Elizabeth’s pet project, evidently the Citizen Science initiative, and considers it a risk.
And there is the whole issue of the plans the Masters have in all this.
We have surmised that all these projects under the Atlas Foundation umbrella have direct correlation to many facets of the Simulation we’re all taking part in. That the Simulation is a model of what is going to happen to the entire cosmos when the Atlas Project reaches its ultimate state - or even that the Simulation is the universe transformed by the use of the accumulated quantum mechanics-based technology. And the technology may well be alien tech recovered by the government, researched for decades, and only now are they able to properly comprehend the arcane properties and capabilities involved. It may be why the alien Crusaders are suddenly so intent on coming to our planet. Either way, at some point, Atlas is going to achieve sentience and harness the technology in these research labs to “hack into the universe” as I put it, and cause transformations that the Simulation may only be a surface glimpse.
Is this their goal? Is it someone’s goal, wanting to play god with the cosmos, and jumping at the chance to harness this project for their own megalomaniacal ends? Is what happens an accident, as the computer becomes so powerful, it overpowers its makers and decides to do what it wants instead? Are we doomed to disappear like Emily, to be transformed into Echoes which coalesce into the Convergence? Or do we become the Travelers, being of free will, but with puppet strings attached?
Does anyone have any bright ideas? I’m a frayed knot…