Castor- the original hexary star system
Image from Steve Bowers
|This view shows the six stars in the Castor system before the A1,A2 stars and the B1, B2 stars were dismantled to make the Turing Construct|
Turing - data panel
|Primary:||Dismantled; formerly Castor A1 and A2; Both were Class A white stars, 18 times as bright as Sol; separation 0.02 a.u.|
|Secondaries:||Castor B1 and B2; Both were class A white stars, 8 times as bright as Sol; separation 0.03 a.u.|
These two pairs of stars were separated from each other by 100 a.u.
|Tertiaries:||(Still extant) Castor C1 and C2, also known as YY Geminorum (Metasoft colony); Both are class M red dwarfs, 0.16 times as bright as Sol.|
These two stars are separated from the former location of the other four by an average of 1200 a.u.
|Total original Luminosity:||52 x Sol|
|Distance from Sol:||51.6 ly|
|Region:||Inner Sphere Imperial Capital of the Technorapture Hypernation|
|Important Local Artificial Intelligences||AI overseer: Omegarapture |
AI's ethos: Technecstasy, the joyful unfolding of the self into cyberspace.
Polity Name: The Technorapture Hypernation
|Psyche, Art, Culture, Government and Administration||Metapsychology, Art, Culture, Society, Ideology, Language: This culture is largely derived from the old transhumanist, cosmist and techno-dionysian ideas, but deliberately rejected the omegism that came to power keterism and many other ideologies. The rejection is based on placing the development of individual quality higher than any collective quantity - in principle it doesn't matter if the entire universe is destroyed tomorrow if you have lived a rewarding life, and rewards come from self-shaping into new qualities rather than having to achieve some fixed goals. Ascending is viewed as a possible choice of self-expression, but not the only possible. |
Government, Legal system, Constitution: There seems to be no distinct separation between archai and normal citizenry, rather there are an indefinite number of intermediate toposophic levels. As such `government' in the most commonly understood sense of the word is not really a relevant term, at least at baseline/near-baseline levels of comprehension.
|Economics and Local Infrastructure||Major Industries: Godtech products, plasma processing modules, nanotronics, bionanic components, ISO parts, alife templates, virtuality standards, computronium, smart matter, assorted nanofactured goods, anakalyptics, speculative simulations, aioid templates, hyperbright expert systems, metahedonic systems; |
Angelnetting: While angelnetting per se is not employed within the Turing volume, several of the effector systems employed by the Construct for maintenance and physical level manipulation employ similar technologies.
Major Orbitals: None. While some polities maintain small to medium size 'embassy' habitats in the vicinity of the Turing volume for their own use, the Hypernation itself has no need for such structures.
Travel Stargates: None. The Technorapture Hypernation does not employ wormhole links of larger then 1m gauge. All wormhole connections with the galaxy at large are via data transfer or micro-transport only.
Spaceports: Not applicable.
Population: unknown, possibly in the vicinity of 500 billion, Core only.
Hazard Rating: 0.0 to 0.8 depending on where one goes. Visitors are strongly advised to remain in designated volumes and regions. While straying into other areas is not specifically forbidden, the Hypernation disavows any responsibility for any damage or mental/corporeal terminations that may result from contact with non-moderated processes or technologies.
Visa Restrictions: Open Access at ones own risk.
Image from Steve Bowers
|This view shows the Turing construct three thousand years later as seen from the Metasoft colony around Castor C1 and C2|