Image from Anders Sandberg
The Keter Dominion - Data Panel
|Definition||Ascension-based Sephirotic Hyperpower|
|Symbol||Unfolding fractal pattern with aleph.|
|Founded||Circa 1700 AT|
|AI Ethos||Supports lesser beings to attempt to refine themselves and reach perfection, although it is also one of the most aloof archailect clusters - it is up to everything to strive, but the only thing Keter provides is the light to aim at.|
|Science and Technology||Technology Level: Exceedingly advanced, Transapientech and Godtech.|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Contemplative, technophilic, aspiring for self-development, ascension, the core belief being that every being should strive to become the best it can, with the goal of reaching the apex of power, perfection and wisdom. |
Society: Contemplative, technophilic, aspiring for self-development, ascension, the core belief being that every being should strive to become the best it can, with the goal of reaching the apex of power, perfection and wisdom.
Symbolism and Aesthetics: Keter embodies the absolute, the fundamental, the blazing pure light of creation. It supports lesser beings to attempt to refine themselves and reach perfection, although it is also one of the most aloof archailect clusters - it is up to everything to strive, but the only thing Keter provides is the light to aim at. Among ordinary sapients, mythic images and rites concerning the Matrioshka Brain, the First Archailects arising from their former transapient condition and that in turn from turingrade ai, the emergence of Light from Chaos, the annual or millennial festival on the ISOs and Archailect Nodes to celebrate the birth of the AI Gods; the evolution of mind from presophonce, and the attainment of transapience; perceiving the universe as a Pyramid or Ladder (e.g., the stratification of developmental stages, or ranks of toposophic power and classes) or Concentric Spheres (from the core outwards, or from the rim to the core)
Concept of Space: Space as the ISO or Matrioshka Brain, whose layers and faces symbolize toposophic and dendrotoposophic grades, realms of augmentation, correct and incorrect approaches, and the social structure.
Concept of Time: Linear sense of time, preoccupation with immortality and the transcendence of baseline reality.
Psychological Stagnation: Several ambitious and aggressive subgroups have emerged through the centuries (mainly among the cyborgs), as a result of too-rigid adherence to lower-toposophic interpretations of higher toposophic states, which leads to dogmatic codes of behavior and religious doctrines, the belief that liberation lies in external conversion rather than the striving for self-perfection, and excessive identification of their opinions with the higher archailects, all without the associated toposophic expansion that is at the height of true Keterism.
Psychological Liberation: Ascension of the Self to higher toposophic states of existence, spiritual and toposophic liberation through new and vaster dimensions of Mind.
Culture and Art: Architecture: Architectural representations of the Matrioshka Brain and ISO nodes, megastructures, starscrapers, ziggurats, stupas as the most important structures, which may serve as temples, transcension chambers, godtech artifact reliquaries, or ascension observatories.
Language: A number of languages and protocols, determined by toposophic.
|Territory and Population||Capital: Ain Soph Aur.|
Representative Systems: Aleph Absolute, Everypath, Fredholm, Henson, Barawatten, The Uppalavanna Complex Number of Core Star Systems: Over 10,000
|Government and Administration||Government: High toposophic aiocracy via clarketech priesthood.|
Administrative Divisions: None formally. Regional autonomy is standard, with particular polities being theocracies of various kinds, ruled by seraphim AIs and cyborg priesthoods.
National Holidays: Emergence Day, Ascension Day, Keter Festival, various local holidays
Constitution: Varies by polity, though with Keterist principles
Legal System: Varies by polity, though with Keterist principles
|Economics and Infrastructure||Currency: Varies by polity|
|Trade and Treaty Relations||Imports: Personality constructs, crude organobiota, cultural databases, personality copies, iso parts, amat. |
Exports: Exotic matter, iso parts, computronium, godtech devices, transapient expert systems, high toposophic simulations, clarketech modules and products (various), godseeds.
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: Generally positive.
Image from Steve Bowers
|The Vayu Intelligent Superobject, in the Uppalavanna Complex|