A little sci-fi tale about the perils of mind enhancement …
Here’s a little bit of fun I wrote at Holmfirth Writers a while back. The perils of enhanced cognition …
The words sparked my consciousness back into life, setting it free from the depths where it had been tethered. I swam back up towards the light like a diver through a murky sea. Slowly, the light resolved itself into an oval shape, with eyes, a nose, a mouth. And the mouth spoke.
“Mr Taylor. Welcome back! This is Doctor Schmidt.”
“Doctor Schmidt, of the Phrenos mind expansion clinic. I’m pleased to tell you that your operation has been a complete success. You are now the proud owner of our top-of-the-range intra-cranial expansion pack. Your mind has been upgraded, Mr Taylor.”
“Upgraded?” Ah yes, it was coming back to me now. It had seemed like a good investment of my lottery winnings. “But I don’t feel any different.”
“Of course not, Mr Taylor…
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