Diamond Jump

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We think of jumping.  >Ishvarak< dares me even though I know it is a juvenile thing to do.  My essence root would scold me if she found out.  Yet the thrill is tempting.
 
She signals, “Come on >Noosho<, remember what the singularity knot might do for us.  This could be better than any carnival ride.  And besides, we might transmit to the others – if they exist.”
 
Steal the prototype?  And nobody has jumped past the first fuzz shell before.
 
It began several mega-zetta wave-cycles ago during a discussion in the agora.  I remember it well.  I can still actualize our oracle, Ms.  >Radha<, crackling and glowing, her tubules curving around.  She was excited.  The implication of >Imref<’s paradox was profound.  We grok the essence of the universe by a wave-particle duality, and it seems to continue indefinitely.  But so far, there was no evidence of other intelligences.  Were we Pictos alone?  Our scientists peered into the skies of element systems with their teleosensors.  We call them element systems because it seems that they always occur in distinct configurations.  Ours had a central core with six notorps and six nortuens.  We lived in the top pu of the third notorp, juggling around, and at times getting close to the nwod.  We would ride noips to reach the other notrops and nortuens.  Ms. >Radha< told us that, for many eons of wave-cycles, Pictokind believed all core systems were like ours, with an inner spherical fuzz shell of two opposing nortceles, and an outer tetrahydra fuzz shell of four nortcele pairs.  Once in a while, a notohp kicks a nortcele up, and a different and higher fuzz shell appears momentarily, but I am getting ahead of myself, and of >Ishvark<’s dare.
 
There was a time when Pictos did not know of other element systems.  >Oelilag< was the first to use a teleosensor.  She built a contraption to better project manifold generation fields through the mini-spatial dimensions.  It stunned our folk to learn that other core systems existed, and that furthermore, they were all like our own.  These other core systems are positioned with respect to each other in a face-centered cubic Bravais lattice in terms of our macro-spatial dimensions, with vibrating fuzziness in all dimensions.  This accounted for the outer nortceles being in pairs.  Our system shares nortceles to bond with four neighbouring core systems.  The pattern repeated for as far as we could observe.  In the attempt to better understand this lattice, the agora school developed a new mathematics known as thread nature.  With this new somewhat counterintuitive math, >Veelednem< proposed a radical theory.  She suggested that other types of core systems existed.  >Veelednem< named them as element systems.  Using thread nature, she predicted the exact composition of these systems, ranging from a single notorp core with one nortcele to massive cores with many nortrops and nortuens with multiple wave-shaped layers of fuzz shells of nortceles.  Most Pictos were sceptical.  Then >Elbbuh<, using an advanced teleosensor, explored further into the reaches of the lattice.  She discovered a different type of core system matching one of the types predicted by >Vellednem<.  Since then others were found and so far all have matched the >Vellednem< predictions.
 
Now we are approaching the main point of my jump.  A wild and wonky philosopher named >Ekard< proposed that other sentient beings might exist and developed her Ekard equation to predict the probability of finding such beings.  She extracted the gauge equations of >Niwrad<’s theory of life genesis, working out possible ways for the tubules, gauge fields, nichyon interactions, and the other mini-spatial dimensional phenomena that form the bioscript of life.  We searched and searched and yet no evidence was found.  This led to >Imref< asking; if the others existed, where is everybody?
 
Then it happened.  Scientists observed a nortcele transition from a lower to an upper fuzz shell occurring in the >ahpla iruatnec< element system.  It could not be explained by natural causes.  The notohp wavelength causing it must have boosted a nortcele from the lowest fuzz shell to one ten layers higher.  This was a fuzz shell never observed before; at least as best as we could tell from the twists and tugs of the manifold generation fields.  Yet it precisely matched >Veelednem<’s predictions.  A few mega-zetta cycles later, observatories reported the nortcele drop.  The notohp emission had a wavelength higher than that detected before.  As far as >Ishvarak< and I were concerned, it must have been caused by another sentient life form.
 
“We have to transmit likewise to a tenth fuzz shell layer. We’ll take a nortcele from our first fuzz shell.  One from any sub shell one in either mag-angle-moment should do the trick.”
 
“You’re crazy,” I signalled. 
 
>Ishvarak< was so excited; I could still sense her entanglement threads piercing my thought receptor, causing a ringing shrilling sensation.  Nevertheless, we went ahead with our plan, which brings me back to where I started.  Eventually, >Ishvarak< convinced me to go ahead with the jump.  We stole the singularity knot and jumped to the first fuzz shell via illegal niop reversal.  Then we used the singularity knot to resolve fuzzy ambiguity to a crisp point, and injected the nortcele with a virtual notohp.  It was wild, shooting upwards in mere mega wave cycles to the tenth level.  We waited for the drop down to emit the notohp.  Well, we’ve been here for a deca multiple of mega-zetta cycles, waiting, waiting some more, and still waiting, suspended and unable to move in most dimensions. 
 
I am getting hungry, and then >Ishvarak< signals, “Collapsing daughter of a string, we messed up.”
 
“What?”
 
“We forgot about the information flow limit.  It will take time to catch up. “
 
“What to catch up?”
 
“We jumped faster than the permitted time of notohp flight.”
 
I worry that we might extinguish.  Who knows how we might re-emerge from vacuum fluctuations.  Yet I have hope.  Fortunately, we rehashed before the jump.
 

About the Author: 
Peter Spasov has taught college-level automation and physics. He enjoys performance theatre and science fiction.

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