The TED talks went beyond viral and seven different Twitter accounts racked up 250,000,000 followers each. Everyone was surprised except Jesus. But then again, I mean, come on. Jesus.
I came on board before anyone realized who was starting this startup. I thought the guy looked vaguely familiar when I sat for the rubber stamp interview although the neatly trimmed hair and beard threw me off. That and the fact that his personal pronounced his name the Spanish way: Hay-zoos.
When did I put it together that I was working for the Son of God? I think the water turning into wine in the company dining hall should have been the tip-off but no one thinks that way. And it wasn’t as if anyone was telling me anything.
Until someone did.
“You do know that this startup is, well, divine, right?” Gretchen was adorable with that little lisp and the tiny gap between her front teeth.
I almost didn’t catch what she was talking about as I gazed into her slightly myopic eyes. I’d been on the job three months at this point and had never been part of such an expertly run startup. No egos, no fights, no one dropping important balls. Everyone exceeded their goals each week and I learned quickly that it was ok to ask for help and to sit with the prettiest girl in the dining hall.
“Divine?” I paused to gauge how serious she was. “Well, it’s about the best work environment I’ve ever been in, so yeah, divine works.”
I’m in charge of the new SaaS, a radical departure from more traditional Software as a Service models. Jesus is in direct involvement with this one and rumor has it the name, Rapture, is his. This is the first time I’ve worked with him on a nearly daily basis and I gotta say his technical chops are impressive. The things I’m learning from this guy!
We were still working late one night about two weeks before launch when he brought up the rationale behind this new SaaS. He’s got this smooth-as-honey voice that makes anything he says sound eminently reasonable and do-able.
Why shouldn’t we be able to upload our consciousness into the cloud where it’s fully accessible and functional? And why shouldn’t we all have full access to each other’s consciousness in the same way we have access to each other’s calendars? It’s so logical that I can’t imagine why no one’s ever tried it before.
“Think of it as, well, surfing.” Jesus rises and stretches. “Want more tea?”
“You mean, like, surfing consciousnesses? Like being part of each other?”
“Precisely. I knew you were right for this launch.”
“And eventually everyone will be part of the cloud?”
He stopped on his way to the kitchen and didn’t say anything for a very long minute. When he turned to face me I saw the living Son of God in all his fearsome glory.
“Oh no. Only the chosen.”
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In August 2020, AleXander Hirka set himself the challenge of creating a daily digital collage based on an image and a concept. The image is that of the antique Omega watch that belonged to his Mom and the concept is Time. In September 2020, the Anomalous Duo is challenging themselves to write a short piece of fiction for each collage — the Our Hours project.