This is a science fiction story about becoming someone else… to experience life as someone else.

This is a science fiction story about becoming someone to experience life as someone else.

Curated via Twitter from MIT Technology Review’s twitter account….

As you drink your coffee you guide your mind back to the opera, the cross-dressing Cain and Abel, the upside-down altar.

You have gleaned from the news that the man in the video has left behind unpaid rent, traffic fines, credit card bills.

This time it is a light opera, befitting the mood you wish to enter.

You forget the video long enough to make the mistake of turning on the morning news. The video appears.

Another viewing feels fitting, like the conclusion to a ritual.  The opera house in the next city is larger.

The opera, the video, the crossing over.

It is an aisle seat, close to the exit, which means that you can be quick about leaving when the opera ends.

You ensconce yourself in the familiar darkness of the theater, though not in your usual seat, which has been booked by someone else.

You are struck by the movements of the police officers and the man, which are hasty, inelegant. You think of the opera.

If it is available, you always purchase seat 56A, third row from the front, which affords as good a view as the first row but for a lesser price.

The stage is mostly bare, except for when God appears, a pixelated white shadow against a dark backdrop.

The stage is mostly bare, except for when God appears, a pixelated white shadow against a dark backdrop.

The video has caused such an uproar that the policemen have been taken into custody.

Out of habit, you turn on the news. A video loops.

You take your seat just in time and wait for the darkness to swallow you up. The curtain rises.

A week after Il Primo Omicidio, you go to the opera again.

You attend the opera, even travel to Europe on occasion.

The opera house is as familiar to you as your own home.

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This is a science fiction story about becoming someone else… to experience life as someone else.

This is a science fiction story about becoming someone to experience life as someone else.

Curated via Twitter from MIT Technology Review’s twitter account….

As you drink your coffee you guide your mind back to the opera, the cross-dressing Cain and Abel, the upside-down altar.

You have gleaned from the news that the man in the video has left behind unpaid rent, traffic fines, credit card bills.

This time it is a light opera, befitting the mood you wish to enter.

You forget the video long enough to make the mistake of turning on the morning news. The video appears.

Another viewing feels fitting, like the conclusion to a ritual.  The opera house in the next city is larger.

The opera, the video, the crossing over.

It is an aisle seat, close to the exit, which means that you can be quick about leaving when the opera ends.

You ensconce yourself in the familiar darkness of the theater, though not in your usual seat, which has been booked by someone else.

You are struck by the movements of the police officers and the man, which are hasty, inelegant. You think of the opera.

If it is available, you always purchase seat 56A, third row from the front, which affords as good a view as the first row but for a lesser price.

The stage is mostly bare, except for when God appears, a pixelated white shadow against a dark backdrop.

The stage is mostly bare, except for when God appears, a pixelated white shadow against a dark backdrop.

The video has caused such an uproar that the policemen have been taken into custody.

Out of habit, you turn on the news. A video loops.

You take your seat just in time and wait for the darkness to swallow you up. The curtain rises.

A week after Il Primo Omicidio, you go to the opera again.

You attend the opera, even travel to Europe on occasion.

The opera house is as familiar to you as your own home.

Link to original article….

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