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    Thread: Qualitative Transapient Properties
Post: RE: Qualitative Transapient Properties

Quote: -- That's an interesting take. I'd never thought about the multi-tasking of superiors actually being a form of superior task-switching. To offer a different take (or perhaps a latter setting...
extherian General Setting Discussion 18 243 02-25-2022, 08:45 PM
    Thread: Solsys Civil War Virch (EG Article)
Post: RE: Solsys Civil War Virch (EG Article)

I'd just like to point our that one of my articles, the one on the Highbrows, mentions the Solar Civil War of 2193 to 2200 as an actual historical event, not just a popular myth.
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 25 184 01-04-2022, 05:13 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I don't think we need a special term for a heavily modified biont. I'd be for describing any being genetically descended from humans as Nearbaselines so long as they need earthlike conditions to survi...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,737 01-01-2022, 10:07 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Quote: -- Edit to clarify thoughts: I get that “beyond neb” is hard to clarify and something we can do better on. But I don’t think that’s an argument to change the specific term “tweak”, because c...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,737 12-25-2021, 06:20 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

'Bright' as a term offers very little that isn't described by 'superbright' and is redundant in my opinion. We could also do with a Superior category. Other than that, this chart is fine.
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,737 12-25-2021, 12:49 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Quote: -- Hrm. I either missed that discussion or have forgotten taking part in it. In any case, looking at the issue now, I'm against this. Even more against it in light of the current discussion r...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,737 12-24-2021, 05:09 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Speaking as someone who rewrote the modern versions of some of these articles (Baselines, Nearbaselines, Tweaks and Homo Superior) I would prefer for them to be kept in some form, so if you want a gen...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 160 1,737 11-18-2021, 03:33 AM
    Thread: OAUP Focus for 2021
Post: RE: OAUP Focus for 2021

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-07-2021, 02:36 AM) -- Coming at this from a different direction: Given how pervasive virtual/sophtware/cybercosm based existence seems to be in the setting, it might actually...
extherian General Setting Discussion 89 1,226 09-07-2021, 04:33 AM
    Thread: Ahuman update 2.0 (AI Political science)
Post: RE: Ahuman update 2.0 (AI Political science)

The Alfirk Panvirtuality Swarm (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4a2fa7ab128b7) clearly has different toposophic grades living together, even if organised along lines that are barely comprehensibl...
extherian Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 25 275 09-06-2021, 09:22 PM
    Thread: OAUP Focus for 2021
Post: RE: OAUP Focus for 2021

Given how the setting's population consists almost entirely of virtual beings, I think a switch to focusing on virtual life is long overdue. I imagine that their cultural influence on daily life in th...
extherian General Setting Discussion 89 1,226 09-06-2021, 09:02 PM
    Thread: Snapshot: AI Slavery
Post: RE: Snapshot: AI Slavery

You might find my article on Synthetic Humans (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4887daaae17b1) to be relevant to this snapshot, since it dives into many of these same topics. I imagined that the d...
extherian Creative Writing 11 119 07-23-2021, 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 72 848 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 8,045 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 32 770 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 1,638 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 1,638 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 article...
extherian General Setting Discussion 177 1,638 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 91 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 11 149 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 11 149 02-16-2021, 03:25 AM