The RimorNet

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Should you be allowed to use a device when you don’t understand how it works? If the answer is no, then we’re all committing a terrible sin.
I didn’t have anything else to do with my weekend, so I connected to the RimorNet. It allows you to go anywhere in the universe. This is how they explain it: “We at RimorNet have brought the wonderful quantum world to you for entertainment. Ever wonder what life is like on other worlds? Every wonder what it feels like to float in a nebula? From the utmost thrills to the deepest relaxation, RimorNet will beam the senses directly into your brain.”
Upon further research, the good scientists at RimorNet discovered how to manipulate particle machines that measure light, magnetic, heat, and kinetic force using so little particles that you can’t see these drones. They then learnt how to manipulate quantum wormholes—the cause behind quantum entanglement—to send these particles to any place in the universe.
To choose where to go and administer the process, a quibit artificial intelligence program calculates all the possibilities. It then collapses the variable probability-wave into one solution. While it’s true that Artificial Intelligence programs can make mistakes, it’s an extremely rare occurrence these days.
With all of that being said, I still don’t understand how it functions. But I do understand why it works. It’s the best virtual reality game out there: Reality. You can’t fathom the infinite drama of the universe until you use the RimorNet “quantum hop” option.
This is how the quantum hop option works—and also how I decided to spend my vacation:
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The artificial intelligence program, Sarah, asks me, “What do you want to know?”
“Does magic exist?”
Her holographic projection looks different to every user. She tries to anticipate what you’d like to see using algorithms. “You want to know ‘whether or not magic exists.’ Is that correct?”
“That’s what I want. And is it true that you can send these particulate drones anywhere in the universe?”
“That is correct.”
My eyes widen. “And isn’t it true that our universe is infinite?”
“Yes. That is true. It is also true that most of the infinity is redundant. There is a finite number to the arrangement of matter, so there is an infinite quantity of repetition.”
“That’s amazing. Where will you be sending me?”
The hologram smiled. She has black hair, brown eyes, a bronze complexion, and brightly-colored, vaguely-cog-shaped plastic hunks for earrings. “What about surprises?”
“You’re not going to tell me where I’m going?”
She giggled lightly. “If you trust me, I think your answer will be better served.”
“Fine, fine.” The anticipation shakes my nerves. “Just send me please, Sarah.”
“Your wish is my command.” I watch her projected face wink. My vision darkens. All of my senses numb into nothingness. My consciousness enters the RimorNet.
I don’t understand what I’m looking at.
Everything is vibrating violently; everything is exploding. And yet, there’s harmony. Golden lines pour out in every direction, some jutting out like arrows, while others loop around and intertwine with each other. Tiny, satellite waves dance around in geometric orbits. I move in closer to the center, only to find—to my bewilderment—nothing, an abyss. I see two particles emerge from this center and then recombine.
“What is this place?” I ask.
Fortunately, Sarah still hears me and replies, “You’re inside a particle accelerator, with senses to match the environment. Do you see why I brought you here?”
“This place must answer my question about magic.” But how? I wonder.
“Tell me, Mr. William-Lipton, how do you define magic?”
I think on this for a moment. Is magic something that happens outside the purview of scientific knowledge? And if so, then is it mystery that makes magic? Does it cease to be magic, then, once we understand its part in physics? Is magic a cleverly conceived illusion? And if so, then is it only magic to the audience but not the magician? “I’m not sure if I know what magic means, Sarah. Can you tell me your definition?”
“Nothing that happens in the universe, and therefore the RimorNet, is outside the laws of physics. If you believe magic—or miracles, perhaps—is something that happens without a physical cause, then I am sorry. The answer to your question is, ‘No. There is no such thing as magic.’” Her hologram gestures in front of me. “But if magic is in perception, then magic has always been around you, if you choose to pay attention. Quantum Mechanics is happening now. You are made up from these entangled, energetic expressions.”
“Most of me is empty space... They’re cataclysmic collisions and orchestrated order, bursts of energy and endless tracks of ether. I suppose you’re right. Our world has always already been magical.”
I can’t help but be hypnotized by the streams of energy, threads of light.
“And you, Sarah,” I continue, “and this RimorNet, it’s all magic. How can it not be? You’re brilliant. I can travel anywhere.”
“And any time. Remember, this universe is infinite. There are regions of space where the narrative on Earth, for one example, is at the pre-industrial stage—and others where the human race evolved. I can take you to wherever, and whenever, you want.”
I remain fixated on the fireworks so small, yet so big. “And here I was thinking ignorance constituted magic—that not knowing how something works makes it magical. How could I have been so far from the truth? It’s the opposite—awareness—that fosters this grateful perspective.”
“Then I trust that your question is answered to your satisfaction?”
“Yes, Sarah, it is.”
“Excellent.” She disconnects my nervous system from the RimorNet. “Then what question would you like to explore next? Or, if you prefer, describe a place that you would like to see or know more about.”
“I got it.” I stroke my beard with resolve. “I think I’d like to see an alien civilization.”

About the Author: 
Daniel J. Neumann is a science fiction writer, social media specialist, poet, editor, freelancer, freethinker, and blogger at He believes most of the suffering humanity faces could be resolved if we choose to see divinity in ourselves and in our peers.

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