Gati Hertzsprung-Russell Engineers
Sun-miner postbiont cyborg clade from the Gati system of the NoCoZo.
As hyperturing-automation slowly squeezed out sunminers economically, the Gati miners instead began work with stellar lifting, the conditioning of stars in order to prolong their lifespan or modify their variability. In 6783 they acquired or developed a very efficient neutrino cooling system, enabling them to construct megastructures inside stars. While exploiting this technology for all it was worth, they also began to adapt to staying more and more inside stellar interiors. Using (gifted?) transapienttech they internalized neutrino cooling into their bodies, transforming themselves into entities well adapted to stellar cores. Their exact forms varied wildly, as did their societies: the clade radiated into a multitude of versions inhabiting NoCoZo stars. Over time the mainstream stabilised into the current form: cyborg stellar core macroengineers, specializing in stellar maintenance, star lifting, mass production and plasma technology. However, many derived forms can be found, especially in more isolated stars away from the wormhole nexus.
- Star Lifting
- Starbooster - Text by Todd Drashner
A solar output enhancement array. It consists of solar sails placed in balanced positions above the northern and southern hemispheres of a star. The array reflects the output of the star back onto its surface, thereby heating the outer layers and causing the star's spectrum to shift upward. The result for planets and habitats orbiting in the plane of the ecliptic is that the star appears to change from its original classification (typically M or K) to a more Sol-like spectrum (G-class).
- Stellar Engineering - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Modifying or customizing a star in any manner. Could be for the purposes of stellar husbandry, or for more exotic purposes.
- Stellar Husbandry - Text by Dave Criswell, in Anders Sandberg's Transhuman Terminology
A type of stellar engineering which involves controlling the evolution and properties of stars, especially to stabilize them, prolong their lifetimes, manipulate the stellar wind, lift off useful material or create new stars. Typical methods include star lifting or mixing the stellar core with envelope material to make hydrogen burning last longer.
- SunMiner - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Highly derived, cyborgised clade that during the ComEmp and early post-ComEmp periods specialized in star-lifting, acquiring great wealth. Now largely "old money", although still will take on projects, especially if challenging or aesthetic.