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    Thread: The culture of The Culture
Post: RE: The culture of The Culture

(12-08-2014, 04:12 AM)LightBuilder Wrote: (12-07-2014, 05:10 PM)Steel Accord Wrote: (12-02-2014, 05:21 PM)Matterplay1 Wrote: (12-01-2014, 07:56 AM)stevebowers Wrote: "The magnificent epic of a...
Steel Accord Real Life But OA Relevant 12 22,325 12-11-2014, 01:35 PM
    Thread: Transhumanism: How do we know?
Post: RE: Transhumanism: How do we know?

(12-08-2014, 01:46 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: (12-07-2014, 05:05 PM)Steel Accord Wrote: I mean, how many other times have people looked into the future and predicted wild technological innovation, only f...
Steel Accord Real Life But OA Relevant 20 38,106 12-11-2014, 01:20 PM
    Thread: The culture of The Culture
Post: RE: The culture of The Culture

(12-02-2014, 05:21 PM)Matterplay1 Wrote: (12-01-2014, 07:56 AM)stevebowers Wrote: "The magnificent epic of an ambiguous utopia." This was true of the Dispossessed, and true of the (often uncomfort...
Steel Accord Real Life But OA Relevant 12 22,325 12-07-2014, 05:10 PM
    Thread: Transhumanism: How do we know?
Post: Transhumanism: How do we know?

I mean, how many other times have people looked into the future and predicted wild technological innovation, only for reality to slap them in the face and had them an iphone? How do we know our visio...
Steel Accord Real Life But OA Relevant 20 38,106 12-07-2014, 05:05 PM
    Thread: Exo-Wombs
Post: Exo-Wombs

One of the technologies I see in the main setting that frankly I'm desperate for is the synthetic or external womb. Tell me, by your guys much smarter estimations, how far off do you think we are fro...
Steel Accord Real Life But OA Relevant 4 8,064 10-02-2014, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Writing advice
Post: RE: Writing advice

(09-04-2014, 12:15 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: (09-03-2014, 01:50 PM)Steel Accord Wrote: The MPA is starting to sound more and more like it's a good jumping off point. That being said, what would the day ...
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 11 116 09-05-2014, 10:35 AM
    Thread: NoCoZo Primer
Post: RE: NoCoZo Primer

(09-03-2014, 08:28 PM)kch49er Wrote: good write up, has a little spin in it but that just adds to the realism Well of course there is some spin. It is trying to promote the NoCoZo after all. However...
Steel Accord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 8 168 09-04-2014, 02:50 AM
    Thread: Writing advice
Post: RE: Writing advice

(09-03-2014, 02:34 PM)Dfleymmes1134 Wrote: I wonder whether your protagonist needs to be from an entirely separate sephirotic empire- isn't there supposed to be enough variation within several thous...
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 11 116 09-03-2014, 02:42 PM
    Thread: Writing advice
Post: RE: Writing advice

(09-03-2014, 01:30 PM)stevebowers Wrote: The MPA is an interesting place to start since the populations of the various megastructures are very diverse, and not constrained by excessive transapient o...
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 11 116 09-03-2014, 01:50 PM
    Thread: Writing advice
Post: RE: Writing advice

(09-03-2014, 11:45 AM)Amonisi Wrote: Hmmm. What kind of catalyst do you mean? Where he is and what he's doing, or what's going on internally? For the former one thing that came to mind was asteroid ...
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 11 116 09-03-2014, 01:18 PM
    Thread: Writing advice
Post: Writing advice

It seems the Creative Writing tab is for actual stories and not questions about stories, so I thought it best to ask this here. Especially as it concerns the general setting in the context of my story...
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 11 116 09-03-2014, 11:19 AM
    Thread: NoCoZo Primer
Post: RE: NoCoZo Primer

Well . . . I must say I am thoroughly impressed! You captured the spirit of a Libertarian Empier quite well in the space of a short brochure. The ad-blitz nature of the brochure made me chuckle, but i...
Steel Accord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 8 168 09-03-2014, 09:45 AM
    Thread: Religious tolerance intolerance?
Post: RE: Religious tolerance intolerance?

(08-04-2014, 11:03 AM)iancampbell Wrote: After all, it may well be rather difficult to feel religious awe for an entity for which you know your species was responsible. It would? If God did not ex...
Steel Accord General Off-topic Discussion 10 20,947 08-05-2014, 05:35 AM
    Thread: Religious tolerance intolerance?
Post: RE: Religious tolerance intolerance?

(08-03-2014, 05:26 AM)stevebowers Wrote: The AI Gods, that is to say the Archai, have a very visible presence in the Terragen Sphere, making their existence the subject of very little doubt (except ...
Steel Accord General Off-topic Discussion 10 20,947 08-03-2014, 05:41 AM
    Thread: Religious tolerance intolerance?
Post: RE: Religious tolerance intolerance?

No, you make a good point on all accounts. My eyes have always had a rose tint to them, so while people may not be outright converted, I believe people can talk and at least learn about the other pers...
Steel Accord General Off-topic Discussion 10 20,947 08-03-2014, 04:29 AM
    Thread: Religious tolerance intolerance?
Post: RE: Religious tolerance intolerance?

(07-28-2014, 12:36 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: The person in question is apparently really that skeptical, although context can be important and you can't know to what degree they thought about it before po...
Steel Accord General Off-topic Discussion 10 20,947 07-28-2014, 01:25 AM
    Thread: NoCoZo update
Post: RE: NoCoZo update

(07-26-2014, 09:47 PM)macnut Wrote: One thing about the NoCoZo I've always wondered about: what keeps one of the megacorps forming it from buying out the others and essentially becoming the dominant...
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 81 913 07-27-2014, 06:16 PM
    Thread: Religious tolerance intolerance?
Post: Religious tolerance intolerance?

So, I recently got back into World of Warcraft and with the upcoming expansion, I was considering starting a new guild once it comes out. Now, to my understanding, running a guild is not easy, nor ev...
Steel Accord General Off-topic Discussion 10 20,947 07-27-2014, 05:27 PM
    Thread: NoCoZo update
Post: RE: NoCoZo update

(07-26-2014, 10:24 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: A 'metacorp' might also be called a virtual corporation (OAUP is more or less one of these) or a temp corp (temporary corporation) or just a corporation (OUAP ...
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 81 913 07-26-2014, 02:47 PM
    Thread: NoCoZo update
Post: RE: NoCoZo update

So would a metacorps, thereby, be a corporation that runs other corporations? Man the day to day complications of the NoCoZo must be hectic, at least it would never be boring. XD
Steel Accord General Setting Discussion 81 913 07-26-2014, 07:31 AM