This theory was written by Jaystao for our Lost Theory Competition
The island is a naturally formed ecological computer that exists partly in the psychological spirit and also as a real place.
Eons ago, a cosmic event occurred (most probably the cataclysm caused by a comet striking the earth and layering part of the earth’s crust with cosmic radiation). The aftermath of this event was a ‘pocket’ of radio-active stardust that lay dormant in the earth’s crust, but contaminated magnetic materials causing strange fluctuations in the earth’s geo-magnetic field. Over time this attracted liquid iron from the earths mantle, which caused a volcanic vein to appear through the ‘pocket'; eventually erupting and creating an island in the mid Pacific, much like the geological particulars of how Hawaii was formed.
The cosmic irradiated material was distributed causing an atmospheric grid to appear around the island, still attracted to the pocket’s geo-magnetic pull (yet buoyant enough to remain air born). Some of the hybrid dust remained in the atmosphere, some remained on the island and within the lava vein. The high mineral content of the volcanic material, coupled with rain water and sulfuric acids, caused the material to crystallize (similar to how normal volcanic mineral deposits form crystal). These crystallized particles soon formed a complex ecological chain. The tiny fragments of dust-crystals in the atmospheric grid (perhaps seeded by repeated eruptions and forming from water vapor, ultra-violet light, electrolysis and cosmic radiation from the sun) helped to create a ‘holographic’ and sonic reverberating grid around the island with the crystal particles forming a reflective and unified field. Repeatedly renewed by cyclic conditions of the weather and solar influences they also attract rain vapor more readily then normal dust particles. In turn these enhanced particles fall to the earth as rain, thus reseeding the island with ‘solar enhanced’ crystal fragments.
Plants enhanced by this form of sustenance coupled with photosynthesis produce a naturally forming ozone gas around the island’s inner field. This gas acts as a ‘plasma’ field for an electrical current to flow (much like what is found in a plasma globe). It can also be breathed in by living organisms as well as imbibed. It is conductive and helps to create a magnetic ‘picture’ of a persons limbic system once a hybrid state is achieved.
The final hybrid state is a sentient creature able to tap into this ordered ‘matrix’ of the island â€“ preferably in a dream state, in which the subconscious mind forms a relationship with the island’s ‘electro-magnetic’ template and imprints itself, like the blank slate of a magnetic strip (similar to a record player or CD).
Finally, the ISLAND has an agenda. Perhaps made complex by the various protagonists who at one time or another have ‘imprinted’ their collective minds and souls on to its template, but the agenda is simple – The will to escape its earthly confines and return to its solar origins. This overwhelming ‘urge’ or attraction is at the heart of whatever psychological and social particulars its various hosts and protagonists form.