Philip Wulf’s Gravity Journal — Day 5

After learning about Varney’s interstellar discoveries yesterday afternoon and after my heart stopped pounding, I activated extra security procedures. I wrapped all of my and Varney’s work within a secure VPN1 within the IGR system. I did not intend to hide my discoveries from the institute, only to keep quiet until I could think through the implications.

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Phillip Wulf’s Gravity Journal — Day 4

I was not able to go back to sleep this morning after being woken by Varney’s GEMs. I donned bathrobe and slippers, and Maria followed me downstairs where she put her nose to the glass slider to be let out. She was sitting patiently outside the glass slider when the microwave announced a hot cup of lemon herbal tea. We both tiptoed back up the walnut stairs and into my bonus room office-lab, where Maria obligingly curled around my slippered feet as I took a seat at my Mac workstation.

I had labored over the GEMs for nearly two hours and still failed to convince myself it was anything other than human error. My gut was telling me something else, so I decided to patch in a modification to Varney’s neural nets 1 that I had been pondering for several months. This was a good time to try it out.

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Human Error

Phillip Wulf’s Gravity Journal — Day 3

We are home now. Maria our golden retriever is curled at my feet as I update this journal. She loves staying with our grandkids, but they wear her out with walks, fetch, and dressup. She seems glad to be home.

I woke at 3:07 AM at the Columbia Point this morning to an email notification telling me my IGR credentials were ready. I couldn’t wait to try out the Grid. I was careful to set the alarm to vibrate so as not to wake Jianmin and to keep myself out of trouble. It only delayed the inevitable.

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