Dec 1, 2018
My current theory is that whatever experiment was done to the passengers while they were missing, it was based on Fiona’s work and done with her knowledge and consent. The experiment hasn’t only created the various forms of mind to mind communication that we’ve seen, such as the pain transference that starts when Marko is hit with electricity. It’s created a collective consciousness among the passengers, which is taking on more and more of a life of its own, and making more connections between them.
The collective consciousness may be able to function as a separate entity, which torched the plane, has a limited view into the future and the past, and can follow tendrils of consciousness from members of the collective to connect with others, in order to gain more information. The collective consciousness creates the callings and gives Cal his intuitions.
That would fit with the way mirror neurons have a domino effect in people, with each person’s actions and emotions stimulating the next person’s empathy and reactions. If there’s a collective consciousness that can jump through mirrored neurons, it can find out what’s happening in a large group of people, look through each mind for behavior patterns, and extrapolate potential scenarios. Then it can create the callings in the most receptive minds. Some particularly receptive minds are responding to the collective consciousness, even though they weren’t on the plane, like Jared, Olive and Vance. The white light outside of the plane may have been a manifestation of the collective consciousness that was being created by the minds of the passengers.
When we met Fiona, she was excited about the prospect of the collective consciousness, but I don’t think this is what she expected. She did have a purpose in mind for her research though, to counter an eventual attack by out of control artificial intelligence. (People with telepathy wouldn’t need to tip their hands to the computers by using technology to communicate.) So she may be more benign toward the passengers, or she may want to develop them into a private army.
But Fiona left herself out of the experiment, or it rejected her, so she has no direct idea of what’s happening. Explanations by informants and readings from machines aren’t going to cover the fullness of what’s happening to the group. They are creating a synergy that she won’t be able to keep up with, and neither will government agencies. However, the government can keep
kidnapping arresting passengers and experimenting on them. It’s easy to drum up terrorism charges on someone who went missing for 5 1/2 years with no explanation.
Fiona was quick to jump into that van and appoint herself the rescuer of the prisoners. She picked the exact right moment to tell Ben that she was taking them away, when he was too distracted to question her decision to take the passengers and run someplace unknown. And the tactical team had no problem following her orders, which suggests to me that she’s more of a government insider than she wants us to believe.
Or maybe the passengers will catch a break and she’ll be a good person, who’ll only do benign experiments to help them explore their new powers. I’m sure that’s what it says on the spa brochures.
This article was originally published at metawitches.com.