by Roger Bourke White Jr., copyright January 2016
This man gets his consciousness moved into new young bodies.
These new bodies will be Necessity Kids. They can be grown to live in many different environments. What will his/her wisdom offer? Where will it be used? How will he transfer from one body to the next?
On Europa is the one I started. Where else? This body on Europa can be something that lives only a few years. The radiation levels are too high for organic life to survive for long.
Where is wisdom going to be a benefit? This is the converse of "urban legend equality" -- the concept that if believing in urban legends is not harming a person's day-to-day lifestyle... why not? So, where in the various worlds of 2050 is wisdom going to be making a difference? Where is it going to be valuable?
Hot idea: Wise Old Man is Jesus: he comes in a young body, he teaches, gets killed/near killed, and resurrects (moves into a clone if this was planned, that transfer takes three days), then moves on. This is a culmination story. He is going back to help his own people in some way. This is a new colony they have set up, and they are getting it wrong -- lots of tyranny, lots of violence. (For some reason, not lots of cyber muse... a toxic-to-silicon machinery but not organisms environment?