daniel l.

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  1. An FYI, there will be ten chapters total, maybe a glossary or a short epilog as well. Each chapter will usually number around 1k words.
  2. It takes place a billion years from now in a future where most Humans have shed organic bodies in favor of Android or digital forms, and information is simply downloaded into the mind. But information must be learned first, and someone has to do the learning, knowledge is the great commodity. The story covers grand distances, intergalactic distances, all in the pursuit of more knowledge, more things to learn. I promise a bit of action and suspense too. https://www.wattpad.com/story/116992642-the-greatest-commodity A bit of scientific stuff, the story actually covers massive amounts of time, there is no FTL. And human society is immortal by this time, so interstellar and intergalactic travel is simply done at relativistic speeds*. Also, just to clear things up. I chose to measure time in metric for the story. So every thing is scaled in seconds, kiloseconds, megaseconds, gigaseconds, and so on and so forth. Just use Wikipedia. *Getting close to light speed can give the illusion of FTL, this is because time slows for the traveler, thus everything outside appears to go faster. In fact, if you go fast enough, you can cross from one galaxy to another within seconds. The rub is that when you cross a thousand light-years, you arrive a thousand years later. This is not an issue for a society of immortals.
  3. Kinda sleeping, I've been doing classes lately.
  4. Well. I will have to check this out! That was my biggest all-time frustration.
  5. I've been out of the loop for a while, is it true that Kopernicus now has multiple light sources? @Thomas P. ?
  6. If you extracted the zip into the gamedata folder, and generated the config and txt, then it should work! It will load slowly at first as it has to generate all the cache files, afterwards, it will be much faster.
  7. Now suppose, what if a method was invented to generate spherical artificial gravity? I believe it would be possible to easily place one of these generators in the core of a small Asteroid like Itokawa or Dactyl, and by tuning it to 1g, effectively transform the Asteroid into a small planet, Atmospheric gasses could be easily shipped in, and any ice inside the asteroid could be used to make surface oceans. A rubble-pile asteroid like Itokawa would undergo the transformation in a very interesting manner, it would appear to liquefy. Imagine it stretching and squeezing back and forth like silly-putty before finally coming to stability as a perfect sphere, with any large chunks of rock jutting out as mountains and continents. I imagine it would be an awesome thing to see, and a rather interesting experience to live on. Would the sky still be blue? The atmospheric height would not extend as far as that of a true planet, certainly not enough to scatter light, so I believe it would probably remain black, a rather interesting experience indeed! And think of the horizons! On Itokawa, for example, objects or structures just a few hundred feet away would quickly fall beneath the horizon, and the curvature of the world would be evident immediately. But pocket-planets could have many awesome uses! Outposts? Penal colonies? Private property for rich space-gazillionaires? Not to mention good old habitation in general! What do you guys think of this idea?
  8. It is actually quite complicated, suit lights don't naturally even seem to give an option. So I may have to find someone who can make a plugin.
  9. Soon enough, maybe tomorrow, or maybe not, so be aware.
  10. Sure! Perhaps, though it might also be possible to produce a paper substitute from the regolith, I dunno how though.
  11. I did But it vastly differs from the story I'm proposing.
  12. I would assume that it would have access to a few basic shuttle craft, though nothing that could go further than the Earth-Moon system. It's doubtful that they would have frozen embryo's with them, I doubt such a catastrophe as the sudden destruction of Earth would have given enough warning. Also, to make things even worse, what happens when the electronics begin to break down? How do we store information afterwards given that even paper would be unavailable after a few years, how do we choose what is and isn't important enough to save? I predict a massive loss of historical data, resulting in the later generations knowing almost nothing of Earth other than it being the dead husk in the sky. And without computers, how are important systems going to be managed? If 3D Printing is available, then it could be possible to assemble more primitive computers in the place of the decaying modern ones, this would be a reversion to 70s/80s computing power, but such things as e-mail and social networking as well as data storage would still be possible, not to mention basic task management. As the original habitats break down, I expect a gradual migration underground. Some old-Terran equipment would be unrecoverable, such as modern PC's which have a transistor density so great as to be impossible to construct for another few centuries at least. Electricity could still be possible with use of surface mounted solar panels, but life would be significantly less luxurious. With the population struggling for survival, it is imaginable that religion would prosper (studies show that people often become more religious during times of hardship.), though access to legitimate documents pertaining to Terran faiths would probably be extremely limited, some colonists might have a bible or quran in their possession, but the paper might deteriorate over time, this might result in rapid evolution of faith as stories and doctrines are shared only by word of mouth, some might even merge together or split into numerous sects. After a few decades, tensions will rise between the different sects, largely belonging to highly religious younger people who disagree with each other, eventually wars will break out, massive numbers of people will die, and it is possible that tons of books or other forms of stored data could be destroyed by the mob (as happened with the Library of Alexandria.), this will result in a scattering, different groups fleeing from the warzone to start their own settlements in distant areas of the Moon. Gradually, independent kingdoms and empires begin to form. Over the centuries, they would go on a cycle of conquest and destruction, until there are only a few left, eventually the last few nations would either conquer each other, or find peace, or peaceful unification. They might eventually recreate the manufacturing infrastructure and rebuild the lost machinery, space travel might become possible again. And with it, a diaspora.
  13. *SOI If the Moon was in our atmosphere, it would have been good to rip it out!
  14. Suppose, the year is 2068, the Moon has been colonized, the colony is self-sufficient and has a population of twenty thousand. Meanwhile on Earth, a deadly plague breaks out, rumored to have been created inside a laboratory belonging to one of the major nations. This disease is completely unstoppable, and within weeks, all multi-cellular life on Earth is dead, and the atmosphere is saturated with radiation, as nuclear weapons had been used in a last-ditch attempt to destroy infected nations. The planet is uninhabitable. The colony is spared this fate, and because it's self-sufficient it's capable of meeting the basic needs of it's colonists for the next few decades, how do they survive in the long run? And without the warm embrace of Earth, how does their culture and lifestyle adapt over the following centuries?