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    Thread: Megacorps update
Post: RE: Megacorps update

As always - I love what you've written Rynn. I remember a discord chat literally years ago where everyone agreed there wasn't a good canon-consistent transition into the post-scarcity era. My only t...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 11 151 10-06-2021, 06:09 AM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

(05-03-2021, 11:15 PM)Vitto Wrote: Quote:Would have to wonder how there was anyone in the sephirotics supporting the Amalgam or EMP who hadn't been reprogrammed by the archai though. Maybe Amalgamat...
echammond General Setting Discussion 32 549 05-04-2021, 12:17 AM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

(05-03-2021, 04:43 AM)Vitto Wrote: I'd add transcension event going awry and dooming everything up to multiple solar systems. That is one of the thing citizens in OA seems to fear the most, IMHO. Co...
echammond General Setting Discussion 32 549 05-03-2021, 11:10 PM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

Thanks to Dfleyemmes1134 and Drashner I've expanded the list, and tried to group some of the potential-horrors together into classes.  Note that 80% of the items in the list are not mine. Credit goes...
echammond General Setting Discussion 32 549 05-03-2021, 12:53 AM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

(05-02-2021, 10:37 AM)Dfleymmes1134 Wrote: Yay! Bring the writing! Here’s a few previous , related threads to help with inspiration Food that would scare us https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showth...
echammond General Setting Discussion 32 549 05-02-2021, 11:13 PM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could hor...

With a relatively empty summer ahead of me, I've decided that after more than 6 years of hanging around OA, I will attempt to actually write something. I'm horrific at narrative, but (at least I like ...
echammond General Setting Discussion 32 549 05-02-2021, 08:35 AM
    Thread: Do we not bleed? What would be the sephirotic equilavent?
Post: RE: Do we not bleed? What would be the sephirot...

(10-14-2020, 03:12 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: I tend to see morality as an artificial social control mechanism rather than a fundamental truth - so maybe not the best to respond to this. That said... I thi...
echammond General Setting Discussion 9 100 10-14-2020, 03:26 AM
    Thread: Do we not bleed? What would be the sephirotic equilavent?
Post: Do we not bleed? What would be the sephirotic e...

tldr; What would Terragens appeal to as to further a universal moral community? The Terragen sphere is inhabited by an almost incomprehensibly diverse multitude of life forms, biological, mechanical,...
echammond General Setting Discussion 9 100 10-14-2020, 02:24 AM
    Thread: Gender in OA
Post: RE: Gender in OA

I will give the thread and previous revisions a proper read later this evening, but I have a couple of thoughts on just the last (v3) version. 1. Under gender, I might make a more explicit reference ...
echammond General Setting Discussion 77 1,308 08-16-2020, 05:43 AM
    Thread: Would you vote for the terraformation or dismantling of Mars?
Post: RE: Would you vote for the terraformation or disma...

(07-18-2020, 03:54 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: I'm not overly burdened with sentiment, especially for places I've never been to. If Mars were found to have native life, then I'd be in favor of leaving it p...
echammond General Setting Discussion 14 162 07-18-2020, 04:52 AM
    Thread: Would you vote for the terraformation or dismantling of Mars?
Post: RE: Would you vote for the terraformation or disma...

(07-18-2020, 12:38 AM)dangerous_safety Wrote: Also, where's the option for 'All worlds are special?' I half forgot, half didn't think about it, half kind of brashly assumed it wouldn't be a choice f...
echammond General Setting Discussion 14 162 07-18-2020, 02:34 AM
    Thread: Would you vote for the terraformation or dismantling of Mars?
Post: RE: Would you vote for the terraformation or disma...

(07-18-2020, 12:11 AM)Rakuen07 Wrote: Having OA-level technology at my disposal, I'd sincerely leave Mars as it is. Though, I'd build habitats in it for sophont habitation and I wouldn't oppose peop...
echammond General Setting Discussion 14 162 07-18-2020, 02:30 AM
    Thread: Would you vote for the terraformation or dismantling of Mars?
Post: RE: Would you vote for the terraformation or disma...

(07-17-2020, 11:33 PM)extherian Wrote: Personally, I wouldn't terraform or dismantle anything. All these worlds are testaments to the history of our Solar System, and our only source of knowledge ab...
echammond General Setting Discussion 14 162 07-17-2020, 11:52 PM
    Thread: Would you vote for the terraformation or dismantling of Mars?
Post: Would you vote for the terraformation or dismantli...

Obviously in OA either terraforming or dismantling of planets is a day-to-day occurrence, and I am guessing that anyone who is involved in a hard sci-fi project welcomes the widespread use of resource...
echammond General Setting Discussion 14 162 07-17-2020, 10:53 PM
    Thread: About food production.
Post: RE: About food production.

Rynn gives a great answer, I think we can forget that even fantastically wonderful nanotech assemblers do not represent peak-efficiency in every possible situation. My interest would be not how raw ma...
echammond General Setting Discussion 6 79 05-26-2020, 08:39 AM
    Thread: Area densitites for habitable structures
Post: Area densitites for habitable structures

One aspect of habitats and megastructures that I don't think is really considered that much is the area density of the structure. I haven't really got a specific question for the forum, more a broad t...
echammond General Setting Discussion 2 54 05-16-2020, 04:33 AM
    Thread: Very large ringworlds
Post: RE: Very large ringworlds

(04-23-2020, 08:38 PM)totaleclipse1985 Wrote: fine :) then I'll start the writeup with the 10 AU version ;) If I may throw my 2c into the discussion. When writing up a particularly large or complex ...
echammond General Setting Discussion 12 209 04-27-2020, 02:07 AM
    Thread: Shrinking the Zone
Post: RE: Shrinking the Zone

(02-26-2020, 10:15 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Fair point. It is true that the other empires all have vast amounts of political and social freedom and lots of different cultures offering different interpret...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 31 397 02-26-2020, 10:38 AM
    Thread: Shrinking the Zone
Post: RE: Shrinking the Zone

I think I've pretty much missed the discussion on content, and now we're into discussion of implementation, but I'll make my point anyway. The problem I think with recasting the Zone as a place prin...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 31 397 02-26-2020, 08:27 AM
    Thread: Transingularity, different meanings
Post: RE: Transingularity, different meanings

As only a mildly related comment, the "Metaphysics" article could do with being renamed. Metaphysics is not a catch all term for "philosophy religion and esotericism", nor is it "Subjective knowledge"...
echammond General Setting Discussion 26 578 10-01-2019, 07:02 PM