GreyBeard Dreaming

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Flash Fiction: As you sow, so shall you reap

As you sow, so shall you reap

Jay G. Rodriguez was a rebel.  He truly thought that information should be free.  To be free the pathways for info-flow had to be open, unblocked and also free.  Jay was working on that.

Jay came from a long line of farmers.  He lived in Kansas.  He was, naturally, interested in plants.  When he was younger he listened to the old folks debate the ‘horrors’ of GMO’s...while wearing cotton and eating steak.

Jay thought that was hypocritical to say the least.  Years later he decided to use genetic modification of plant so further his goal.

First he developed an ultralow powered  repeater.  It’s sole job was to receive radio which met certain criteria (internet protocol), amplify and retransmit

Then jay took the design and using dna as feed stock, embedded it in the seeds of a large number of plants, both weeds and crop plants.  Then he hijacked some birds to distribute.

After a few years there was a plant with J’s IB (internet booster) in it about every ten foot all over the continent.  Some places it was denser.  These modified plants were extremely hard to identify since they looked identical to all their Kindred except for that one tiny feature.

Information now had a pathway to freedom. The internet was now available, for free, from anywhere that could grow plants..