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    Thread: Snapshot: AI Slavery
Post: RE: Snapshot: AI Slavery

You might find my article on Synthetic Humans to be relevant to this snapshot, since it dives into many of these same topics. I imagined that the designers of these AI minds may not have realised that...
extherian Creative Writing 11 76 Yesterday, 05:02 AM
    Thread: Aksijaha - Update
Post: RE: Aksijaha - Update

I would prefer the S4 not to emerge until after the Version War or just before it. A conflict involving so many modosophonts makes little sense if the gods could have intervened whenever they felt lik...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 33 507 07-04-2021, 02:02 AM
    Thread: How Often Do Humans Legitimately Win?
Post: RE: How Often Do Humans Legitimately Win?

There seems to be some confusion here regarding what advantages transapients have by virtue of thinking at a higher toposophic level, and the separate advantages they have as virtual entities. A Super...
extherian Books, Games, Movies, and TV 21 2,532 04-30-2021, 08:13 AM
    Thread: Questions on the Deep Night Runners and other Meistersinger Lore
Post: RE: Questions on the Deep Night Runners and other ...

A question for Todd: if the scale of the Orion's Arm setting isn't quite big enough for you, what would a setting that was big enough look like?
extherian General Setting Discussion 32 707 04-13-2021, 07:14 AM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

My headcanon is that the First Federation was eventually abandoned by the transapients that founded it once they'd attained the S2 or S3 level, leading to a slow but steady decline as the emergence of...
extherian General Setting Discussion 177 1,604 03-13-2021, 07:19 AM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

Some of my articles refer to the Solsys Civil War of 2193 AT, which was apparently fought over wormhole access. If the first wormholes aren't built until 2800 AT, these references will need to be remo...
extherian General Setting Discussion 177 1,604 03-07-2021, 10:25 PM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

Quote:The Consolidation Wars don't have much written on them and are significantly earlier in the timeline (in the 3200s). As things stand, they also don't make much sense. The articles on the Conve...
extherian General Setting Discussion 177 1,604 03-05-2021, 09:31 AM
    Thread: Language Concept for Archailects
Post: RE: Language Concept for Archailects

This is far too simplistic for an S4 in my opinion, more like the kind of thing an S2 might develop to communicate with an S1. The Archai are so unimaginably far beyond us that no communication method...
extherian Creative Writing 8 90 02-22-2021, 05:49 AM
    Thread: Cyborg optimised for rapid movement
Post: RE: Cyborg optimised for rapid movement

What I want to do is rewrite the Metal Monkeys article, since at the moment it's only a stub. Steven Inniss describes them as a clade prone to 'aggressive and combative behaviour', and that they carry...
extherian General Setting Discussion 11 144 02-18-2021, 06:09 AM
    Thread: Cyborg optimised for rapid movement
Post: Cyborg optimised for rapid movement

Specifically, I'm wondering how a quadrupedal provolve could modify themselves with nanomachines to achieve the greatest possible agility. So not just peak speed, for which the obvious solution would ...
extherian General Setting Discussion 11 144 02-16-2021, 03:25 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

Something else to consider is that mind-uploading technology is available from as early as the 6th century or so. While it may have gone into decline during the Dark Ages, it should still be known to ...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 750 02-01-2021, 07:23 AM
    Thread: Orion's Arm Universe Project Discord Server
Post: RE: Orion's Arm Universe Project Discord Server

You're quite right. I got a bit confused about which link to click, thanks.
extherian The latest from Orion's Arm 9 43,410 01-30-2021, 05:08 AM
    Thread: Orion's Arm Universe Project Discord Server
Post: RE: Orion's Arm Universe Project Discord Server

Could someone post another new invite? I can't get back in.
extherian The latest from Orion's Arm 9 43,410 01-30-2021, 03:11 AM
    Thread: Minor Synthetic Humans update - please merge
Post: RE: Minor Synthetic Humans update - please merge

No worries, it happens to the best of us.
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 11 111 12-30-2020, 03:50 AM
    Thread: To Be 'Immortal' in Y11k
Post: RE: To Be 'Immortal' in Y11k

I rewrote the Highbrows with this scenario in mind. In addition to the enhanced memory that any Superior has, they have a much larger mass of brain tissue in which memories can be encoded. That, and t...
extherian General Setting Discussion 14 181 12-30-2020, 03:47 AM
    Thread: Minor Synthetic Humans update - please merge
Post: RE: Minor Synthetic Humans update - please merge

Uh, the second paragraph of the introduction was meant to be replaced by the first paragraph. This first paragraph: Quote:Although the difference between vecs and bots is now well understood, it was...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 11 111 12-29-2020, 11:59 PM
    Thread: Minor Synthetic Humans update - please merge
Post: RE: Minor Synthetic Humans update - please merge

I agree that your way reads better - I only added those qualifiers because I thought people might complain. Quote:Although the difference between vecs and bots is now well understood, it was not alw...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 11 111 12-29-2020, 07:23 AM
    Thread: Minor Homo Economicus update - please merge
Post: RE: Minor Homo Economicus update - please merge

Thanks, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 245 12-23-2020, 09:53 AM
    Thread: Minor Homo Economicus update - please merge
Post: RE: Minor Homo Economicus update - please merge

I decided this was tidier than making a new thread since I've modified this article several times in the past.
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 245 12-22-2020, 11:14 PM
    Thread: Minor Homo Economicus update - please merge
Post: RE: Minor Homo Economicus update - please merge

I'd like to add a 'Society and culture' section to this article since I have one in all my other clade articles, to be inserted after the 'Psychology and cognition' section and before the 'Homo Econom...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 245 12-22-2020, 06:56 AM