Area Orion Level I (Jan 24, 2009)
While on my fact finding missions around Area Orion the last few weeks, I came across this early site plan of the facilities. I shouldn't have, but I made a copy and smuggled it out in some of my lab notes. I'm already in deep shit if someone finds this page, what's a little more espionage. Anyway, here it is for all the world to see.
I've still never been to Level 2, but I'm hoping to find a way in.
The Dark Ages Have Ended (Jan 13, 2009)
Certain projects in history have changed the course of our lives. The Manhattan Project, Project PX (ENIAC), the Apollo Program. The Alice & Bob Project, although it sounds silly, will stand in this pantheon of human achievement and I'm proud to be a part of it. I've been checking around the last week for more information after I heard the name dropped at the post-evac meeting. I learned a lot.
If I thought showing the pics before would get me fired, this could get me arrested for espionage, but here goes. We're creating a Teleporter, beam me up Scotty. Think I'm making this up, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_teleportation . Quantum teleportation was first achieved in 2004 and set the scientific community into a high-speed race to create a workable biological teleportation device. There is still a ways to go, but we're close. I thought we were working on human advancement/growth technology, but this is much better.
Think of the possibilities: Go anywhere, ship anything anywhere. It would virtually eliminate emissions from any petroleum fueled vehicle. No more planes, boats, cars, trains. It also has Star Trek style replicator capabilities. Once something has been bio scanned, it can be duplicated ad infinitum. No more hunger, starving or depletion of natural resources.
Here's where it gets good though. Once the genetic material is between states, it can be modified based on the Human Genome Project http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genome_Project then materialize on the other end in a corrective state. Tumors, diseases and imperfections can be eradicated. No more Aids, Cancer, Diabetes, Downs Syndrome, Autism. You can also increase brain capacity or any bio system and what gets me excited... superior musculature with no conventional physical limitations. I can now see why the military is interested and why they're here at Area Orion.
Back at it (Jan 8, 2009)
Went back to work after a couple weeks off. First thing Monday was an all company meeting to discuss the incident and evacuation at Area Orion. The higher-ups want to keep rumors to a minimum and let everyone in on what happened, especially since there was no mention in the news. As I looked around, I noticed most of the equipment and furnishings were new. I could also see the fresh patches of cement and other signs of recent repair. The military presence has also been drastically increased from a few marine guards to a small Army company.
As the director talked about the incident, the cleanup and the plans for the future, he repeatedly mentioned something that I hadn't heard of... The Alice & Bob Project. Is this what I'm working on? Maybe Meg knows.
Home (Jan 1, 2009)
Since the labs were closed for repair, I decided to head home for the Holidays. It was great to see snow while landing in O'Hare and Mom & Dad were waiting to pick me up. Lots of eating, sleeping and playing with the nephews. Flew back yesterday to spend New Year's with Meg. Steak & Lobster for dinner, Champaign all night long. We've spent all morning together and I hope she never leaves.
Area Orion opens again Monday and Meg starts back also. Things are looking up and I think 2009 is going to be a great year. Happy New Years to all!