Image from Steve Bowers
|Siris Habitat in the current era|
The Siris Habitat - Data Panel
|Definition||subversive peripatetic relativistic fractal habitat / museum-ship|
|Symbol||Wreathed O'Neill habitat against starfield with name 'Siris' written in ancient proto-anglic.|
|Founded||2396 (Original O'Neill Habitat)|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Nano-based, staunchly immortalist, knowledge preserver. |
Religion or Ideology: Militant Atheism. Religious faith is considered a form of insanity and treated. Archailects are respected as intellectually superior but not considered 'divine' (see Buddhism, Hinayana). Ideology is reminiscent of TRHN, Cyberia; rather eclectic mix of academic, GPL and others, combined with surprising disdain for virtual reality.
Culture and Art: Virtual and low-mass. Nanodesign is a popular artform and Siria has produced some of the more innovative templates. Holography is also popular but virches less so.
Language: CACC, Douh, Old Anglic. Daily discourse is done in CACC and Old Anglic is used for ceremonial situations. Douh is generally used for external trade.
|Territory and Population||Current Territory: None outside Siris Habitat itself. |
Capital: Siris Habitat itself.
Other Important Systems: None
Current non-copy Population: approx. 300,000 (Constant immigration and emigration)
Population Breakdown: 82% nanocyborg; 7% virtual, 6% vec; 5% other (Mainly Baselines. Genetically Sirians are and remain more or less pure human baselines.)
|Government and Administration||Government: AI-mediated cyberdemocracy. |
Administrative divisions: Military, Internal Security, Resource Management, Astrogation, Education, Research.
National holidays: 16 per solar year, determined by consensus and varies.
Constitution: Siris Habitat Charter v21.4
Legal System: Trial by Peers. No official judicial corps. Legislation is quite loose by O'Neill standards.
|Economics, Local Infrastructure||Currency: Internal, virtual, cryptographic. Recognized and exchangeable. |
Major Industries: Nanodesign, tech consulting, information trade, ultratech Compuforming.
Note: This polity possesses advanced godtech computer capabilities including several large godtech computronium cores.
Major Stargate Plexi: none (permanent microgate datalink to Known Net via Merrion at NoCoZo)
Military Expenditures: 15% of GDP (Note that this figure is inflated by inclusion of many multiple-use installations.)
|Interstellar Trade and Treaty Relations||Interstellar treaty organization participation: NoCoZo Tier II, Strangelet ban, Amalgamation Containment Initiative, Perseus Arm Defense Organization, Institute of Survival Associate Membership, Encyclopaedia Galactica Institute Associate Membership |
Exports: Technological data, nanotech templates, photonano drexborging (See SNARE), bodymods, consultation services, ascension services, Data Storage Services, ultratech computronium.
Export Partners: Non-Coercive Zone, Keter Domain, Terran Federation, Technorapture Hypernation, any
Imports: Exotic matter, ultratech products, raw elements, non-nanofactured ('natural' or 'original') luxuries.
Imports Partners: any
|Longrunning Interstellar Disputes:||Indiscriminate technological sales have been disapproved by Solar Dominion and Negentropy Zone.|
Library access policies have been investigated by NoCoZo market authorities for 'unfair trade practices'.
Extract from Journals of an Interstellar Wanderer Nejeane BolvaitAs the shuttle approached on trajectory designed to get the passengers a good look of their destination, I finally partially understood the desire of these people to tread the new and unknown while simultaneously retaining knowledge and touch of their roots. Ultratech and its use was evident in the halo drive and fractal-matter skin of the habitat itself, but the evidence of maintaining ancient connections equally strong with the habitat logo straight out of Earth's interplanetary age embossed on the smart-matter structure, just outside the docking hangar.
The reception is cordial, (obvious) security bots just standing against the wall like armored soldiers of old, waiting with eternal patience. Proper checkup has been already done in corridor via half-dozen different scans my internal systems had detected. They were being thorough, evidenced by the fact that they had used even neutrino-CAT. Surroundings themselves were quite tasteful, melding old-style synthwood and biolume-lighting with sharp diamond windows and bare metal to bring together biological and technological approach. Usually small communities like this go for one extreme or another, but Siris seemed to have maintained a remarkably balanced approach in their culture. The roots of this culture as Cislunar habitants and cyborgs was plain for anyone with eyes to see, though it took long time for me to recall history that ancient....