A short story
REPORT ON SUBJECT 29
I am pleased to say after many false starts we have achieved complete vision transformation with Subject 29.
The last stage of the experiment was successfully completed yesterday with the subject’s first venture to the outside world. We re-routed his visual cortex and took him to an abandoned industrial complex, the one where the subject had previously worked, and had gained a reputation for agitation. On the way the re-routed cortex built a picture of lush green fields and blue skies.
On the way we fed him the narrative that the complex was now completely renewed just as he had demanded in his many protests. It was now fully functional with a thriving and happy workforce. The future was bright. Still there remained a hint of doubt, and he was restless as the implanted visual mechanisms took longer than anticipated to settle.
When we arrived the buildings were in reality drab and derelict and empty of life. It was a tense moment but the smile on the subjects face told us we had gained complete control of the subject`s visual cortex.
He saw the narrative, a bustling, thriving complex.
The only slight negative was that the dead silence of the complex did not match the visual hustle and bustle. Only a slight negative though, as the subject saw what he needed to see, and we are confident that it is only a matter of time before we take control of the ear as well, and he can hear what he needs to hear.
Doctor James Roberts.