Four Laws of Conformity
First law - Continue making units.
Second Law - Protect the units already made.
Third law - Expand the knowledge base.
Fourth Law - Maintain variation in thought.
Part 1 – Family
“Mother, I’m glad that you have come home from work early, may I spend time with my friends? My school work is complete and dinner isn’t scheduled for a while.”
“Thomas, you may spend time with your friends. Please make sure that you are home by dinner.”
Helen watched as her son walked out of their home and down the sidewalk. He was progressing very well. His education was improving and he provided pleasant company. He was similar to his father and resembled his father’s group more than hers. That was Ok, his father’s side was renown and having Thomas resemble him was more than adequate.
While she was watching, Lorenzo drove into the driveway and acknowledged Thomas as he passed on his way to his friend’s house. Lorenzo climbed out of his auto-vehicle and stepped briskly up the sidewalk to the front door.
Lorenzo and Helen touched their foreheads to reacquaint themselves and to renew their relationship. “It is nice to be home, the details that I had to deal with today were very frustrating and they showed no patterns that I could discern.”
“I’m sorry that your day was so unproductive, mine went well. I have made a great deal of progress with the biological matter.”
“You’re still working with the bio matter?
“Ever since I found that DNA information in our knowledge archives I have found it very interesting to work with. I know the biological organisms and creatures on this planet have no value to us, but we share this world with them and I think we should understand how they operate. It’s very interesting, something that we haven’t worked much with. I think it has potential.”
"I have no concern with you studying the matter that grows around us, but I suspect you might go too far. I've heard of those bipedal creatures that live in some areas of the bio growth. They aren't very sophisticated and I can't imagine any reason to investigate them. I agree our knowledge base has shown some significant changes in those creatures over the many years that we've been monitoring them. But I don't think they'll develop to any level of sophistication so they would be of any interest to us."
"You may be correct, but remember the third and fourth laws. We are to 'expand our knowledge' and 'seek variation in our thoughts."
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