Going through a short story phase today, and I had to reread this one. No short story has ever stayed in my mind for as long as this one, and it is as perfect as any reader could want. I mention it to my friends all the time but all of them have yet to spend the 15 minutes required to read it. I sigh unhappily while this story makes me feel bigger than myself, more than the sum of my parts, all humanity together becoming more. This is why science fiction makes the world a better place. It's all over the internet, seriously, go read it.