Interplanetary Dark Age, The
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The Age of the Technocalypse as experienced in Solsys. This pre- First Federation age was characterised by isolated colonies and dangerous ai, biotech and nanotech replicators. During this period escalating out of control replicators and a breakdown of political and economic order resulted in widespread chaos and death, but many colonies and individuals survived, some under the protection of local superturing or hyperturing AIs. The humans and other bionts, cyborgs, and vecs all became increasingly dependent on these AIs and in some (not all) isolated cultures and religions tended to see them as godlike.