Cog

Capital of the Silicon Generation

Cog
Image from Bernd Helfert
Star: BD +25°4085, HD 190470
Distance from Sol: 70.5 ly
Stellar Type: K3 V
Luminosity: 0.29 x Sol
Constellation: Vulpecula

Capital of the Silicon Generation. Colonized in 1405 AT.

Surrounded by a Dyson swarm. At the time it was discovered, "cog" was a disrespectful term some humans used to refer to vecs, hence the vec colony was discovered in 1698 AT, was labeled "Cog" by the sensationalist media. The name stuck, and eventually acquired a certain sense of prestige.

The Cog swarm habitats were each inhabited by a different 'CogNation', some of which, such as the Emotive CogNation, were fiercely independent. The Emotives were involved in a bitter war with the Metasoft vecs of Rigel during the Second Federation era.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 29 July 2000.