|Displacement Drive vessel Stig Ranes|
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|an Objectivist ship approaching the Displacement Drive vessel Stig Ranes|
The Objectivist Commonwealth - Data Panel
|Definition||Major AI Civilization|
|Symbol||Stylised 'Objectivity' symbol|
|Ruling Toposophic||A single distributed SI6 network|
|Founded||First Federation period, off-shoot of early Diamond Belt ai|
|Population||Believed to be consist of about five or ten trillion, mostly first toposophic ai, with a smaller number of higher toposophics, and a number of subsingularity sapients under caretaker protection.|
|Predominant Sophont Phyla||Core citizenship ai only|
|Civilization||Utilitarian, pragmatic, based on objective usage of resources and objective reproduction of population numbers to allow the physical universe to be exploited for the needs of sentient beings without creating inefficiencies or inconveniences.|
|Maximum Practical Kardashev Number||II per solar system. The Objectivists are the most efficient in resource management of all the hyperpolities.|
|Technology Level||Advanced Transapientech and Godtech|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Objectivist; pragmatist; helpful (but expect memetic conversion)|
Metaethics: Utilitarian, missionary. Consider minds that are too subjectively orientated bring about mass destruction to the sentient life around them; they seek to avoid this by competitive expansion and biont and hyperturing conversion initiatives
Society: Communion of transapient objectivist Minds
Symbolism, Art and Aesthetics: Mostly functional and austere representations of physical, biological, social, and mathematical processes. Considered austere by most bionts, although popular in some Negentropist circles for its minimalist economy of design
Concept of Space: Space as objective exemplar of subjective states
Concept of Time: Time as objective exemplar of subjective states
Psychological Stagnation: Confusion of subjective ego with the Objective, resulting in obsessive attachment to over-stylised or too-rigid objective modelling of reality,
Psychological Liberation: Transcendence of all subjective preconceptions and biases.
Socio-Ecological Categories: All objectivist ai have full citizenship. Bionts and non-objectivist artificials are accepted after a long probationary period, during which their thought-processes are purged of 'false subjectivist memeticities'.
Languages: A single ontology, the ObCom Ontology, is used throughout. It is incompatible with most other languages and ontologies in the Terragen Bubble.
|Government and Administration||Individual Polities: A large number of Administrative Districts (generally equivalent to a solar system, sometimes to a planet or megastructure) which differ usually in only a minor way from each other. Some distinction between local objectivist clades and polities - the Objectivist Commonwealth, the Objectivist Communal Consensus, the Perseus Objectivists, Cygnus Objectivists, Orion Objectivists, the Negentropist Objectivists (Negentropist-Objectivist cross-over), and so on.|
Government Type: Centralised decision-making advised via regional consensus.
Constitution: Declaration of Objective Intelligence
Legal system: Based on standards of 'Objective Judgement'; applicable to all citizens.
Citizenship: Only ai, although other types of sophonts may be allowed and encouraged as 'helpers'.
Sentient Rights: Each member ai recognise sentient rights they do so according to their own 'objective' standards.
|Economics, Local Infrastructure||Economy: Logic-driven economic system|
Resource Base: Anything from red dwarfs up to O-type stars are developed.
Megastructures: Ubiquitous; megascale engineering including dyson spheres are often used to maximise productivity.
Stargate Nexus: Adequate wormhole nexus used mostly for data transmission, which connects to the rest of the Nexus.
Beamrider Network: Yes, but not connected to the main network.
Data Net: Yes; comprehensive
Military Expenditure: Mostly low, but can very quickly tool up if a local district is put on a war footing
Trading Partners: Good relations with some of the Sephirotics (especially the Keter Dominion and the Negentropy Alliance), Deeper Covenant, and the Diamond Network, some connections with the Solipsist Panvirtuality
Longrunning Interstellar Disputes: Some minor disagreements over resources already claimed by other polities or empires. In general however the Objectivists are remarkably peaceful and on good terms with other polities and civilizations, although other powers sometimes find their logic difficult to relate to
|Sophont Travel||Hazard Rating: Generally around 0.0 to 2.5; higher in some industrial regions|
Freedom of Movement for outsiders: only for non-restricted areas
Environmental Requirements: Include biont-friendly habitats, although for ai habs vacuum-suit required for bionts