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    A short story that beautifuly depicts a possible path in our present to future leap.

    credit for finding goes to Phil Duby (I hope he doesn't chew me for mentioning his name here).

    The Gentle Seduction


    Marc Stiegler

    First Published by Analog Magazine in 1989

    He worked with computers; she worked with trees, and the flowers that took hold on the sides of the Mountain.

    She was surprised that he was interested in her. He was so smart; she was so ... normal. But he was interesting; he always said something new and different; he was nice.

    She was 25. He was older, almost 33; sometimes, Jack seemed very old indeed.

    One day they walked through the mist of a gray day by the Mountain. The forest here on the edge of Rainier glowed in the mist, bright with lush greens. On this day he told her about the future, the future he was building.

    Other times when he had spoken of the future, a wild look had entered his eyes. But now his eyes were sharply focused as he talked, as if, this time, he could see it all very clearly. He spoke as if he were describing something as real and obvious as the veins of a leaf hanging down before them on the path.

    "Have you ever heard of Singularity?" he asked.

    She shook her head. "What's that?"

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