Caretaker Seed

Caretaker Seed
Image from Anders Sandberg
A caretaker seed showing the characterictic Penrose rhomboid markings

Caretaker God ISOs are known to replicate quasi-neumann fashion using seed-like devices. This is perhaps the reason why seemingly unconnected Caretakers have been able to appear across wide swathes of space, often in time to fortuitously snatch a unique world or solar system from the grasp of a local development polity or corporation. Here we see a Caretaker colonization "seed" with drive sail observed near the Triangulum Expanse. The seed, housed in a protective housing, is approximately 4 meters long, the sail 20 meters in diameter.

The Penrose rhomboid patterning is a common identifier among Caretakers, with different Caretakers using subtly different patterns. This form of identification has spread to the Zoeific Biopolity and other bioist factions.

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Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 24 September 2001.