“I once found a book on Alchemy in the school library. Didn’t understand a word of it. Some jumble of Old English describing a bird eating its own wings. The librarian explained things a lot more clearly. The process of creating a Philosopher’s Stone described in the book was not simply a technical one. More than anything, it’s a spiritual process. To create perfection requires perfection of self.
Magic in general is much the same. But none of the corporations seem to realize that. Even EVO, and I don’t say that lightly. It’s not just a tool. You don’t get miracles and transhumanism by asking for a bigger budget. The cost is self-sacrifice. Self-improvement through blood, sweat and tears. Much like what I do with machines. When a drone flies better, so do I. By rebuilding them, I rebuild myself into something new and improved.
Something far more than what the company planned on."