Wormholes - Cultural Factors

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1. The creation of a stargate has always been a big event in the history of a system and important even in the overall Terragen milieu. Even in systems like Fons Luminis where many termini have been made, the major intellects attend the gate opening.

2. Many cultures name wormholes just like they name ships.

3. Planom Synerg becomes even more dramatic when compared to this huge structure - e is a portable Weylforge (or rather, a fleet of systems that can assemble into a Weylforge and disassemble to move to another system).

4. By connecting systems that were once separated by lags of years to decades for communication and by yet longer lags for travel, stargates may bring about a dramatic decrease in the diversity of local cultures as they are flooded by the inputs of all the other wormhole-linked systems. At the same time they enrich the overall richness of a system and of Terragen culture as the new ideas and new sophonts generate novel new combinations when they encounter a system that has just received a stargate.




Wormhole Names

Gate Einstein (one of the first, between Sol and Nova)
Persimmon Basket
The Salt Flower
Gravali's Bell
Acamas
Shoku Heyrovsky
Kogure
Mirror Lai
Visser Plexus
Pendharkar's Attempt
Li-Xin Lane
Popov Gate
Dzhunushaliev Bridge
Krasnikov Plexus
Thorne Gateway
Lie System
Property Speculation
Tiger Trap
Tunnel of Daath
Pearl Gate
Lunarchy Indivisible
Lykaon
Prometheus' Tube
Khatsymovsky
Evolving Ridge
Hermes
Bifrost
Sacred Wound
Weyl
Balanced One
Jek Kim Lachiir
Alea
New Jade Gate
Platogate
Manstrubrina
Mercator
Ra-Shalom
Rudra
Window of Appearance
Thought-Perfection-Reality
Stensor Legacy
Soapbubble
Magic Shield
Szentmartoni
New Telegramia
Viastra
Tiefer
Plus Ultra
There Goes The Neighbourhood
Ventura
Xizang Plexus
Zhangguoxi
Vacaru Warp
Aaronson
Goto
Hanzelkazikmund
Haworth Transit
Siegbahn
Gardenforty
Bilateral Beauty
Kar
Lens of Torres
Hibberd Reach
Holst Solution
Remagar Gate
Infinity Plexus
The High Road
Schrodinger's Well
Node 1
Tipler's Folly
Ah'reemi Deep
Gateway
 
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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg; additions by Todd Drashner and Stephen Inniss

Initially published on 01 July 2000.

see also

Wormholes FAQ