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    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

JohnnyYesterday Wrote: (11-13-2022, 10:23 AM) -- New syntech image that I made: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XfMnEeAOzK795QKhF4O9Cuaz7_yiPfIg/view?usp=sharing -- Could this image be added to th...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 05-11-2024, 04:27 AM
    Thread: Towards a Computronium-to-Virtual-Space Conversion Factor
Post: RE: Towards a Computronium-to-Virtual Space Conver...

What's the computronium-equivalent of the human brain? That's basically what it takes. Our brains simulate our realities based on sensory input (or in the cases of dreams and hallucinations, no direct...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 7 100 01-18-2024, 06:31 PM
    Thread: Re-imagining the Sophic League
Post: RE: Re-imagining the Sophic League

I think it’s a great idea. Cleverly, spiritually can also be part of the League milieu of “exploring the mind”, just not the sole focus.
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 9 151 07-27-2023, 01:10 AM
    Thread: Tchotchkes
Post: RE: Tchotchkes

Small-grained utility sand (utility silt?) could act very liquid paint like if you wanted it to, and if given electronic ink or PQDA technology, it could display any desired color patterning.
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 14 169 06-11-2023, 08:37 AM
    Thread: EG - Aerophants
Post: RE: EG - Aerophants

There might be some engineering workarounds (e.g. most of their bodies aren’t alive) but multi kilometer scale animal bodies run against physical limitations even in freefall environments.  A spher...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 26 297 06-03-2023, 11:40 PM
    Thread: EG - Variable Gravity Sports
Post: RE: EG - Variable Gravity Sports

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-29-2023, 09:18 PM) -- Thoughts? Todd -- Maybe a short stand-alone article would work best. All vertebrates from fish to birds have inner ears that work essentially like ours...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 287 04-30-2023, 01:00 AM
    Thread: EG - Variable Gravity Sports
Post: RE: EG - Variable Gravity Sports

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-29-2023, 03:19 AM) -- Ufog can't manipulate gravity so how could it make people or things experience different levels of gravity? It could press down to a degree on someone/thing...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 287 04-29-2023, 06:01 PM
    Thread: EG - Variable Gravity Sports
Post: RE: EG - Variable Gravity Sports

If u-fog is included in the mix, variable gravity sports could get really weird. People standing just a few meters apart on the same floor could experience different gravity, gravity could change over...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 287 04-29-2023, 01:00 AM
    Thread: The “Why?” of Five
Post: The “Why?” of Five

I was reading through the EG entry on Bucky habitats (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4cd1c52672b71), and it mentions that rotating cylinder habs, even when their gyroscopic effect has been cance...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 2 57 02-17-2023, 03:03 AM
    Thread: Go Edify Yourself
Post: RE: Go Edify Yourself

Cybernetics, by Norbert Wiener  General Systems Theory, by Lars Skyttner Notes on the Synthesis of Form, by Christopher Alexander  Trizics, by Gordon Cameron  How Designers Think, and What...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 22 1,480 12-16-2022, 04:30 PM
    Thread: Worldbuilding Focus for the next 4 months
Post: RE: Worldbuilding Focus for the next 4 months

I second omega_tyrant’s suggestion of exploring Bok Swarms.
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 6 193 12-06-2022, 08:13 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Okay, fair enough.
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 12-03-2022, 09:27 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Drashner1 Wrote: (12-02-2022, 12:28 AM) -- I'm also iffy about Syntech being pushed 'nearly' to Y11k levels that early in the timeline as a blanket statement for various reasons. What is meant by tha...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 12-02-2022, 05:23 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Rynn Wrote: (12-01-2022, 11:18 PM) -- Dusting off my biologist hat for a moment; what does this mean? I don't understand what the analogy is trying to express here. Is it the idea of a body plan or s...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 12-02-2022, 04:51 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Syntech is a broad category of technology that is a fundamental integration of biology-like chemical systems, structures, processes and organization, and artificial systems, structures, processes and ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 12-01-2022, 10:13 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Drashner1 Wrote: (11-17-2022, 12:59 PM) -- Which takes us back to the issue of the current article as history. Is the wording modification I suggested workable or do you want to do a more extensive r...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 11-18-2022, 05:54 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Syntech doesn’t originate in the First Fed, but by the EG as it now is, seems to, possibly, mature then. This doesn’t feel too implausible to me; shouldn’t S2s be able to push “plain old” nanotechnolo...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 11-17-2022, 12:30 PM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

The main thing about the current history section that IMO doesn’t work well is: “Synano only became possible when both 'wet' (organic) and 'dry' (mechanical, or inorganic) nano had been mastered.” ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 11-16-2022, 07:49 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Yeah, it was supposed to update that page. If you’d like a history section, I could write an updated version of one.  Two images is fine.
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 11-14-2022, 06:31 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

New syntech image that I made: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XfMnEeAOzK795QKhF4O9Cuaz7_yiPfIg/view?usp=sharing
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 265 11-13-2022, 10:23 AM