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Solipsist Panvirtuality - Data Panel
|Definition||Major AI Metacivilization / Hyperpower|
|Symbol||A complex unfolding virchpattern|
|Origin||Terragen offshoot of early Diamond Belt ai|
|Founded||First Federation Period|
|Ruling Archailect||The Panvirtuality appears to be governed by a S:6 level Archailect, but the name of this entity (if it has one) is unknown|
|Population||Large but unknown number of first toposophic or higher transapients. Most exist in hyperfast computronium-based civilizations and have little to do with the rest of the Terragen Sphere. Sentient beings of lower toposophic levels are generally not acknowledged, although some panvirt polities to adopt a reasonably benign attitude. Predominant modosophont phyla are aioids, though significant local populations of virtual entities exist in cybercosms.|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Isolationist, solipsist, creative; interested in exploring virtual realities and abstract spaces. |
Metaethics: Will exploit resources including local sentient beings with few qualms. Some ai will attack savagely if provoked, and will attack unwitting trespassers without warning. Others will be more reclusive and hide rather than fight. Still others will observe with childlike curiosity and may even be friendly.
Culture and Art: A great range of virtual art and culture that is almost always incomprehensible to most sapient bionts, vecs and cyborgs. May sometimes create non-virtual artifacts for trade.
Language: A number of indigenous ai languages are known.
|Territory and Population||Current Territory: The Panvirtuality controls systems in most sectors of Terragen Space, with local concentrations in the Cepheus and Cygnus OB complexes and in the Gum Nebula.|
Capital: The largest known concentration of Panvirt infrastructure surrounds the bright star Cygnus OB2-12, although the ruling archailect is likely to be distributed between several, or many similar locations.
Representative Systems: Alfirk, Alcor, Kappa Cassiopeia.
Current Core Population: Number of Core Star Systems: Population Breakdown:
|Government and Administration||Government: Varies widely by individual ai-polity and virchcosm; not applicable to outsiders. |
Administrative Divisions: A collection of diverse ai clades, empires, polities, individual ai and ai clusters; apparently there is a high degree of autonomy.
Constitution: Varies widely by individual ai-polity and virchcosm; not applicable to outsiders.
Legal System: Varies widely by individual ai-polity and virchcosm; not applicable to outsiders.
Citizenship: Available only to ai or virtual beings.
Sentient Rights: Most Panvirt polities do not recognise the sentient rights of non Panvirtuality beings apart from high level Diamond Network, Keterist, Cyberian, TRHN, and The Objectivist Commonwealth ai and equivalent beings. A few subscribe to sentient rights for lower toposophics.
|Economics and Infrastructure||Economy: Internal infomarkets; limited trade with outsiders. |
Resource Base: The Panvirtuality prefers unclaimed large, hot, bright stars up to O-type blue giants, but will appropriate any star systems down to red dwarfs.
Major Stargate Nexi: Extensive network; some overlap with Sephirotic wormhole network
Beamrider Network: Limited; internal traffic only.
Data Net Many orders of magnitude larger and more comprehensive than that used by ordinary sapients and basic transapients of the Sephirotic polities, so much so that some say that the Panvirtuality 'owns' the Known Net. However, the Panvirt Known Net is generally distinguished from the Sephirotic virtual territories. Panvirt regions are sometimes referred to as the Greater Net, the Unknown Net, the Black Net, the Grey Net, and so on, though these terms are also applied to the Diamond Network and even those parts of The Transcend's data net that are accessible to the lower toposophics.
Military Expenditures: Varies according to inclination or orientation of individual AI rulers.
Relations and Trade: Some connections with The Objectivists, some elements of The Transcend, and Diamond Network; among the Sephirotics only the Cyberian Network has any direct dealings with the Panvirts. Many Panvirt AIs and AI clusters are completely solipsistic and isolationist.
Longrunning Interstellar Disputes: Suspected of having been behind the a number of perverse and semi-perverse transcensions, including the Paradigm. Some have said the Panvirtuality created the Amalgamation, though experts deny this is possible.
|Sophont Travel||Hazard Rating: Generally high; values of up to 9.9 |
Freedom of Movement for Outsiders: Varies unpredictably. Ordinary sophonts cannot reliably predict whether they will be allowed to enter an area or allowed to leave it.
Environmental Requirements: Not at all biont-friendly, and supports few vec-friendly environments; non-Panvirt ais and virtuals may also find that their software and hardware are incompatible with Panvirt standards.