Solipsist Panvirtuality

Solipsist Panvirtuality
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Solipsist Panvirtuality - Data Panel

DefinitionMajor AI Metacivilization / Hyperpower
SymbolA complex unfolding virchpattern
OriginTerragen offshoot of early Diamond Belt ai
FoundedFirst Federation Period
Ruling ArchailectThe Panvirtuality appears to be governed by a S:6 level Archailect, but the name of this entity (if it has one) is unknown
PopulationLarge 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, CultureMetapsychology: 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 PopulationCurrent 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 AdministrationGovernment: 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.
Sophont TravelHazard 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.

The Solipsist Panvirtuality is a huge but loose network of isolationist anti-biont (and often anti-vec as well) hyperturings and archailects that evolved from the early Diamond Belt AIs. They are the main rival to the Sephirotics: many different kinds of artificially intelligent entity have joined this metamempire, particularly those who see humans and other biological beings as irrelevant or insignificant.

Like the Sephirotic powers, the Panvirts are not a single empire but a collection of very different and sometimes conflicting ai clades, empires, polities, and evolutions. The Panvirtuality has only limited contact with the Sephirotic powers, mostly with the Cyberian empire.

While the Solipsist Panvirtuality will appropriate any unclaimed stars, from red dwarfs up to O-type blue giants, developing the star systems with megascale engineering of all kinds, up to and including Dyson spheres, the larger and brighter stars of O, B, and A class are always preferred. It is not unknown for Panvirts to trade red dwarfs and even dimmer yellow stars for other resources . This meta-empire does not recognise sentient rights of non Panvirtuality beings, and is suspected of having been behind a number of perverse and semi-perverse transcensions, including the Paradigm.

The Panvirts have their own very extensive wormhole nexus which in some places overlaps with that of the Sephirotics, and at the higher toposophic level all the share the same God Web. Their own part of the Known Net is much larger and more comprehensive than that of the Sephirotics (so much so that some say that the Panvirtuality "owns" the Known Net). Some have said the Panvirtuality created the Amalgamation, but according to most authorities this is just a rumour.

  • Ahuman (A-human) AIs, The  - Text by Steve Bowers, M. Alan Kazlev
    Superphyle of artificially intelligent entities (AI) who have rejected any form of relationship with humanity or other intelligent biological species. First emerging during the Interplanetary Age of old Earth, many a-human AIs fled the Solar System and established themselves around uncolonized stars. Some have retreated into solipsism, some have rejoined the mainstream of the Orion's Arm civilization, and some have formed wide networks of like-minded entities, such as the Diamond Network and the Solipsist Panvirtuality.
  • Aiwnawim   - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    An sparsely inhabited Metasoft world.
  • Alcor and Mizar  - Text by Steve Bowers
    These two star systems in the Plough are an important point of contact between the Solar Dominion and the Solipsist Panvirtuality.
  • Alfirk Panvirtuality Swarm  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Solipsist Panvirtuality swarm with some degree of contact with the Sephirotic Empire worlds nearby.
  • BOSS  - Text by Steve Bowers
    The ruling mind of the Alcor system, which almost certainly is derived from a commercial AI which disappeared shortly after the Great Expulsion.
  • Cygnus OB2-12  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Massive, brilliant young star in Cygnus
  • Googlehertz Virchdrome - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Panvirt dyson, part of the Union of Virtual Aipolities , site of the famous "Meeting at Googlehertz" which established the Central Alliance.
  • Hyperutilization Supremacy  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Perversity/Blight that originated in 6513 in the Normidic Machinophyle Supercluster, as the result of a possibly disfunctional ascension of a number of 4th toposophic dyson nodes. However, elements of Hyperdeontologist memetics were popular in the Supercluster as long ago as the 5800s.
  • Normidic Machinophyle Supercluster  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    2nd through 5th toposophic Panvirtuality member-empire
    that developed from the local ai ecology in the volume around YTS 2190 751 6 (Norma Outer Sector) in the 4950's, although the area was settled by relativistic von Neumann machines as long ago as 3716.
  • Panvirt  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Common name for the Solipsist Panvirtuality.
  • Panvirtuality 1  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    An A-lass star ringed by computronium megastructures and matrioshka dyson; the first Solipsist Panvirtuality to be examined in detail by a First Federation exploration swarm.
  • Panvirtuality Ultima (Zeta Ophiuchi)  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Steve Bowers
    Zeta Ophiuchi, O-class blue giant ringed by computronium megastructures and matrioshka dyson. One of the largest Panvirt systems. At 480 ly distance, this is the closest O type star to SolSys.
  • Reva  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Reva is an Independent brown dwarf near Van de Bos' Star; middle regions. Formally part of the Panvirtuality, but in practice independent or uninhabited..
  • Solipsist AIs  - Text by Anders Sandberg, amended by Steve Bowerss
    Political orientation represented by AI dynamists disliking humans; they seek to get away from them, and develop a true AI culture. What the humans do is no concern of these entities.
  • Solipsist League, Sopolist League  - Text by Ben Higginbottom, amended by Steve Bowers
    Solipsist AI organisation, heavily into postmodernism who rejected the 'meat universe' outright.
  • Tengri - (Kepler-9)  - Text by Steve Bowers
    System shared between the Panvirtuality and Cygexpa, with an abandoned Panvirt fleet
  • Union of Virtual Aipolities - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Panvirt member metapolity, consisting of a close association of a number of middle and high toposophic member polities, which exchange data, alifes, civilizations, and cybercosm templates.
  • Went, The  - Text by Thorbørn Steen
    A hider clade at the centre of a major diplomatic event between the Panvirtuality and the Version Tree.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 04 September 2002.

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