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    Thread: Proposed Edit for Archailectual Mysticism Article + My Draft
Post: RE: Proposed Edit for Archailectual Mysticism Arti...

I think that's much improved Rakuen07 :) my only comment would be to change the first line where it says it's "widely known" that archailect beliefs can be based on lower S-level beliefs. I don't see ...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 26 448 03-13-2024, 10:50 PM
    Thread: Memories
Post: RE: Memories

Something important to consider: human memory is not like machine data storage. We don't have a linear tape of our memories or a series of organised folders that memories are stored in. Our memories w...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 12 144 03-07-2024, 12:16 AM
    Thread: Zzang's Utility Fog image now added
Post: RE: Zzang's Utility Fog image now added

Worldtree Wrote: (02-28-2024, 04:13 PM) -- i'm fine having this kind of art on the site as long as it's labeled as 'AI made' and doesn't start to overwhelm the other images. it's not that any of t...
Rynn Art and Visual Media 3 49 02-28-2024, 07:21 PM
    Thread: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA
Post: RE: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA

We currently have it that transcension is when your ascension fails but some part of you continues on to be higher toposophic. I don't know that we need a different term for that, IIRC we introduced i...
Rynn Art and Visual Media 74 897 02-28-2024, 07:20 PM
    Thread: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA
Post: RE: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA

Drashner1 Wrote: (02-28-2024, 12:11 AM) -- a) I find myself wondering what the difference is supposed to be between a Transcension Machine and a Godseed, other than size and possibly level of tech. -...
Rynn Art and Visual Media 74 897 02-28-2024, 12:56 AM
    Thread: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA
Post: RE: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA

stevebowers Wrote: (02-27-2024, 06:01 AM) -- some might revert to their original mental state (probably using backup technology, thereby losing all memory of the process) -- I covered this in first...
Rynn Art and Visual Media 74 897 02-27-2024, 06:18 AM
    Thread: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA
Post: RE: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA

Tbh I think a bigger question is the assumption that you're going to have such a thing as an "ascension machine". Stripping out the flowerly language ascension is recursive augmentation of the mind. A...
Rynn Art and Visual Media 74 897 02-27-2024, 01:19 AM
    Thread: Caretaker Gods
Post: RE: Caretaker Gods

Thanks for taking this on :) it's good to see the caretakers updated. Overall comments regarding the data panel: it has a lot of unnecessary stuff in it. Feels like half of the categories are there b...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 46 876 02-27-2024, 01:14 AM
    Thread: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA
Post: RE: Keith Wigdor's AI images for OA

Drashner1 Wrote: (02-27-2024, 12:19 AM) -- In the article for Transcension Machine, the caption of the image says that modosophont built systems are generally very large. Can modosophonts actually bu...
Rynn Art and Visual Media 74 897 02-27-2024, 12:56 AM
    Thread: Xenosophont Civilizations in the Laniakea Supercluster (revision)
Post: RE: Xenosophont Civilizations in the Laniakea Supe...

ProxCenBound Wrote: (02-21-2024, 06:31 AM) -- I'm good with changing the testing of the Cosmic Virus to be in a virch, but my intention was always that the xeno-transapient-virus was of an S-level lo...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 410 02-21-2024, 07:33 AM
    Thread: Xenosophont Civilizations in the Laniakea Supercluster (revision)
Post: RE: Xenosophont Civilizations in the Laniakea Supe...

Rakuen07 Wrote: (02-20-2024, 10:29 PM) -- 1) Fair point, maybe the virch was a high-fidelity in physics when concerning what was being observed, and not when it concerned what was not? Do you think t...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 410 02-20-2024, 10:38 PM
    Thread: Xenosophont Civilizations in the Laniakea Supercluster (revision)
Post: RE: Xenosophont Civilizations in the Laniakea Supe...

Rakuen07 Wrote: (02-20-2024, 07:36 AM) -- To do so, e established a virchworld with a very accurate physics model designed to be as indistinguishable from reality as possible, completely isolated fro...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 410 02-20-2024, 07:37 PM
    Thread: Luna to wormhole
Post: RE: Luna to wormhole

stevebowers Wrote: (02-17-2024, 08:29 AM) -- In order to travel as an embodied person at 10 gees of acceleration (or more), you could immerse yourself in a bath of comfortable, damage-limiting utilit...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 5 67 02-17-2024, 09:38 AM
    Thread: Luna to wormhole
Post: RE: Luna to wormhole

Travel time for constant acceleration is t = sqrt(2d/a), where d is the distance (meters) and a is the acceleration (meters per second). For travel to a wormhole you want to go in slowly so we can ass...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 5 67 02-17-2024, 05:55 AM
    Thread: A Memory Called Empire
Post: RE: A Memory Called Empire

I liked it, it's a nice example of social sci-fi where the technology exists either as set dressing or to support the story of the social dynamics. Usually in sci fi when you have a big, powerful soci...
Rynn Books, Games, Movies, and TV 6 812 02-14-2024, 11:14 PM
    Thread: Artificial Planet from Transmutation
Post: RE: Artificial Planet from Transmutation

I’d be interested to see your working out Steve. Not that I believe you, I’d just like to know how to figure it out myself. Given that artificial planets take thousands of years to cool from their ass...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 15 179 02-11-2024, 07:18 AM
    Thread: Artificial Planet from Transmutation
Post: RE: Artificial Planet from Transmutation

I’m not quite sure on point 1 but I would expect the answer is yes. You could make the planet out of less dense elements allowing it to have a larger volume and thus surface area. Over time heavier el...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 15 179 02-10-2024, 08:28 AM
    Thread: Protozoa zoo
Post: RE: Protozoa zoo

Tom Mazanec Wrote: (02-09-2024, 03:34 AM) -- Wavelength of light? Viscosity? Would these be showstoppers? -- Both of those, and more, would be showstoppers to the idea of building a tiny human body...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 5 60 02-10-2024, 12:54 AM
    Thread: Protozoa zoo
Post: RE: Protozoa zoo

What do you think about this? What differences might there be in navigating and viewing the world at that scale compared to a human one?
Rynn General Setting Discussion 5 60 02-08-2024, 03:46 AM
    Thread: Doomsday tourism
Post: RE: Doomsday tourism

Drashner1 Wrote: (02-07-2024, 10:53 PM) -- Being around for an earthquake or hurricane may be relatively easy. Being around for a planetary collision or major asteroid impact (think dinosaur killer o...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 4 50 02-07-2024, 11:13 PM