Chapter 4

Ætherglow #71


“I should really look over the source myself before installing this,” you say.

“Good technopath,” Synth says, “I would give you nothing if you were going to be careless with it. Here, just take the package and look it over yourself.”

“Okay.” You accept the archive, but keep it isolated from your main filesystem.

“Now I have to go track those three down. If you run into trouble again, message me your location, before you get yourself surfacelocked again.”


[Exchanged public keys with Synth]

They leave you and head for the administrative building. Now alone again, you re-establish your full network connection, as well as your connection to the little device in your pocket.

2254-05-31 14:45:28 Aydan > you okay?

2254-05-31 14:45:29 ÆON > Perfectly intact. But I am happy to be reconnected to the æther, and that you have survived that ordeal.

2254-05-31 14:45:47 Aydan > only thanks to Synth. Let's get back to my room, I'm gonna install this program they gave me, if it looks safe. It'll improve my defenses so I won't be so easily overtaken.

2254-05-31 11:45:48 ÆON > How intriguing. Could I try to use this as well? Learning new functions from human technopaths would interest me.

If the source looks safe to install, will you share it with ÆON too?

1) install Synth's code only on your own devices: 0 (0.0%)
2) let ÆON integrate this code as well: 100 (100.0%)
Expired 2 years ago (2022-04-01 15:37:00)

NOTICE: this poll was conducted on Ætherglow's previous home site. After total loss of the server, we only had records of which results won, not exact vote totals.