The Mutual Progress Association - Data Panel
|Definition||Major empire, Inner Sphere|
|Symbol||MPA logo (three interlocking circles surrounding a star) and interactive module|
|Founded||Third millennium a.t.|
|Ruling Archailect||No single identity is apparent to ordinary sapients, although the AI cluster that extends much of Djed and the Kiyoshi sector is sometimes personified as The Great Architect, The Creator of Structures. See also Dream Factory.|
|AI Ethos||The AIs that oversee MPA societies and worlds tend not to be directly interventionist, preferring to work as avatars or through memetic, seraiphic, and toposophic guidance of transapient administrators.|
|Civilization||Not distinctive like other Sephirotics. An abundance of megastructures - especially dysons, smoke bands, ribbon worlds, dimple worlds, shell worlds, and banks orbitals, is sometimes taken as a distinguishing trait.|
|Science and Technology||Technology Level: Transapientech and Godtech in all the core worlds and megastructures, although many sparsely populated habitats and megastructures may be inhabited by nothing more than prims or lo teks.|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Varies greatly; may be pragmatic or idealistic. Often creative. Love of practical, technological approaches is common. |
Society: Generally indistinguishable from Sephirotic life in general.
Religion/Ideology: No specific or official ideology, but tends to strongly resist missionaries of other polities and empires.
Symbolism and Aesthetics: Varies by individual polity or culture.
Culture and Art: None specific to the MPA, although engineering is regarded as a practical art form by many peoples in the Association.
Architecture: Highly variable; ambition and originality are considered virtues.
Language: MPA Galactic
|Territory and Population||Current Territory: A large wedge of Inner Sphere and Hinteregions encompassing the Vulpecula - Sagittarius - Aquarius area, and extending throughout the Outer Volumes especially spinwards of Sagittarius.|
Representative Systems: Djed, Galbydeia, Halcyon, Kiyoshi, Kepleria, Makama, Medius, Metropolis Ring City, Morogai/Ho'th'lhu'ooht, Nuihab, Oikoumene, Revoltpri, Ridgewell, Sadalmelic, Second Son.
Current Core Population: Probably no more than a few trillion core citizens (known as
|Government and Administration||Government: High toposophic aicracy with a large amount regional autonomy.|
Administrative Divisions: Regional governments are usually cyberdemocracies, or benevolent technotheocracies.
National Holidays: Varies by polity
Constitution: Varies by polity, but all are based on Beta Arae Protocols.
Legal System: Varies by polity, but all are based on Beta Arae Protocols.
|Economics and Infrastructure||Currency: The famous MPA Credit is standard, but local currency varies by polity and some worlds don't use currency at all. |
Major Industries: Tend to be habitat and planet-based, usually prim, lo tech, or biotech-based, and vary greatly by world or polity.
Dysons: Too many to list; the dysons of the Kiyoshi sector are most heavily populated. The Mutual Progress Association has the second largest number of dysons in the terragen sphere (surpassed only by the Panvirtuality). Most of these are as yet unused, quadrillions of cubic kilometers of living space.
Major Stargate Nexi: Medius, Kiyoshi, Kepleria, Metropolis Ring City, Revoltpri, many others.
Military Expenditures: Percent of GDP: low.
|Trade and Treaty Relations||Imports: Exotic matter, reactionless drive cores, computronium, ISO parts, mechosystem elements, ecology modules, expert systems, personality constructs, crude organobiota, clarketechproducts, cultural databases, personality copies, bot parts, dry/bio/sy- nano templates, cultural templates. |
Exports: Amat, biosphere templates, engineering databases, natural selection genome variation maps, habitat thousand-year leases, ISO parts, megastructure components, gluon cables, clarketech products, mechosystem elements.
Treaty Participation: Tragadi Accords, ComEmp Non-Aggression Signatory, Sentient Rights Protocols (Full Instalment), Garden World Environmental Protection Signatory, St Andre Convention Signatory, Bonitsa Baseline Protection Treaty, Animal Rights Accord, Tipaza Ethics Agreement.
Interstellar Relations: Tend to be good, mostly centered on peaceful trade and avoiding conflict. Most neighbours are happy with this, and few would wish to awaken the military hyperpower the MPA would become were it to direct its industrial dysons to military output
Interstellar Disputes: Currently none.
Warfare: While avoiding conflict whenever possible, the MPA has a formidable industrial capacity when it decides to tool up, and few empires could survive an attack by swarms of giant relativistic MPA autowars.