Friday July 14, 2017
Book 17: A Little Immortality — PART V


NARRATOR: The All-Star...

DORAGNE: I have new data from the theater of operations.

ULAQUE: Thank you.

That collapses the manifold.

PUTZHO: "Manifold collapse" means you have a small set of probabilities instead of a large one?

ULAQUE: The set is still infinite, but the bell is more of a spike.

PUTZHO: Oh. Yeah, I see it now.

DORAGNE: A spike upon which their civilization is about to impale itself.

PUTZHO: Maybe I don't see it.

ULAQUE: Don't drop metaphor into my manifold.