Scp 5647 2

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All operations proceeding as normal.
12 potential anomalies are currently under investigation.
Your next meeting with the O5 Council is on 17/05/34.

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Access the file for SCP-5647


Item#: 5647
Level4
Containment Class:
esoteric
Secondary Class:
thaumiel
Disruption Class:
amida
Risk Class:
notice

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-5647 is currently left uncontained, save for a set of theoretical countermeasures in the possession of the O5-Council.

Description: SCP-5647 describes the single-directional progression of time. Whilst current non-anomalous science posits that there should be no reason to experience the passage of time in a certain direction,1 all known lifeforms experience it as exclusively progressing forwards.2

This linear progression is caused by observation. Any kind of observation, be it human, animal, remote or even theoretical3 will result in a single-directional flow of time. Given that observation is an unavoidable aspect of human life, only the procedures detailed in Document 5647-O5 can circumvent the singular flow of time.

Testing indicates that the universe naturally attempts to correct itself to remove the phenomenon of observation, most notably through entropy and its tendency to always increase. Observation is also corrected for through other, seemingly anomalous processes.4 Preliminary tests of Procedure 5647-Ω also indicate that the phenomenon of observation does not manifest itself without influence from extra-universal sources.

Addendum 5647-Ω
Following the discovery of Procedure 5647-Ω, a measure that can manipulate and negate the effects of SCP-5647, all research into SCP-5647 has been halted by order of the Ethics Committee. All information not detailed in SCP-5647's file is only available to Level 5 personnel. The Ethics Committee is due to re-evaluate Procedure 5647-Ω on 07/07/34.


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Does the black moon howl?

The black moon mourns

Welcome O5-6


Document 5647-O5

My fellow O5s,

You have my deepest condolences that you were made to resort to this.

But worry not.

Whatever mistake you made, whatever atrocity has occurred, it hasn't.

Not anymore.

We are the only ones who wield this power: use it wisely.

I'll be seeing you soon.

-O5-1


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Do you wish to review Procedure 5647-Ω?

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