The Founders Gifts: The Symbiotic Sword by Drayton Alan
Dalt has found an ancient sword and the nanite technology from it has infected him. Now Dalt hears and sees the images of people from an earlier time. These are not mere recordings of the founders of his world but virtual humans stored in a nanite matrix now interfaced to his brain. These founders tell him the truth of his world, an uncomfortable truth. His world is a backward place. It's a place where using unapproved technology means punishment.
Can technology help his people have a better life, or will its storehouse of information corrupt and pollute their world?