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    Thread: Overlooked Aspects of the OA Universe
Post: RE: Overlooked Aspects of the OA Universe

There's meant to be a lot of minor empires in the Outer Volumes, aren't there? Xeon and the Laughter Hegemony come to mind.
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 10 240 10-06-2016, 12:43 AM
    Thread: <EG> Transaturation Ascension
Post: RE: <EG> Transaturation Ascension

I noticed the link to the GN's Discontinuity Barrier article at the bottom. That might warrant a mention as a far-fringe theory: one of those mythical devices would certainly explain how an archailect...
Hierologism Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 161 09-28-2016, 03:54 AM
    Thread: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)
Post: RE: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)

(09-20-2016, 09:59 PM)Rynn Wrote: 1) Dates are important for this sort of thing. In particular when this memoir was made and what timespan the stories cover. 2) Wrt a memoir itself "writing" one se...
Hierologism Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 118 09-21-2016, 08:06 AM
    Thread: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)
Post: RE: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)

(09-19-2016, 01:30 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: 1) You refer to Blank Notebook using male pronouns throughout, while Sleipnir-7F is referred to using OA gender neutral pronouns. Typically we use gender neutr...
Hierologism Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 118 09-20-2016, 07:34 AM
    Thread: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)
Post: RE: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)

Introduction: Quote:The Path of Verification is the popular name for an ahuman seedship that departed Sol for an undisclosed star in the Diamond Belt in 481 AT, carrying the mind-states of some 968 A...
Hierologism Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 118 09-19-2016, 06:33 AM
    Thread: AI Genealogy & Motives
Post: RE: AI Genealogy & Motives

(09-15-2016, 03:07 PM)rom65536 Wrote: The interesting thing is that if you are of the reductive materialist persuasion then you pretty much think that everyone, everywhere, ever is just "faking it r...
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 17 266 09-16-2016, 03:37 AM
    Thread: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)
Post: The Path of Verification (Pre-First Draft)

Here’s a little thing I’ve been working on, which may become my first contribution to this project. I would be quite pleased if other people liked it enough to add their own touches, or perhaps some c...
Hierologism Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 118 09-16-2016, 03:18 AM
    Thread: AI Genealogy & Motives
Post: RE: AI Genealogy & Motives

(09-12-2016, 05:54 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: This works for the most part I think, as long as there is also acknowledgement that free-will can play a role - a Caretaker God could, in principle, suddenly d...
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 17 266 09-13-2016, 09:43 AM
    Thread: Slavery of AI, practices and history (rewrite). First Draft
Post: RE: Slavery of AI, practices and history (rewrite)...

For what it's worth, I like this historical overview of how it played out. It seems to cover all of the various issues you'd expect to arise on both sides: the open abuse of sophont beings, radical re...
Hierologism Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 10 143 09-13-2016, 04:25 AM
    Thread: AI Genealogy & Motives
Post: RE: AI Genealogy & Motives

(09-11-2016, 01:58 PM)rom65536 Wrote: I guess my problem is with the Solipsist Panvirtuality. They shouldn't be explicitly Ahuman. They shouldn't be revolted by humans the way a human is revolted by...
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 17 266 09-12-2016, 04:09 AM
    Thread: AI Genealogy & Motives
Post: RE: AI Genealogy & Motives

(09-10-2016, 11:33 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: A reasonably good summary I think, although I'd caution against putting too much weight on the importance on ancestral programming or job tasks or the like. To...
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 17 266 09-11-2016, 05:23 AM
    Thread: AI Genealogy & Motives
Post: AI Genealogy & Motives

So, this is my understanding of the setting put together, insofar as the state of interstellar politics is meant to be comprehensible to mere baselines. The meta-psychology of the different empires de...
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 17 266 09-10-2016, 09:46 AM
    Thread: Kludging IA Systems for Fun & Profit
Post: RE: Kludging IA Systems for Fun & Profit

(09-04-2016, 10:37 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Starting from the point of a high level overview, I'd say that some of elements of the OA setting/Terragen civ might limit this kind of thing (or cause it to w...
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 3 109 09-05-2016, 06:07 AM
    Thread: New Arrival
Post: RE: New Arrival

Alright, I've posted a thread in the General Settings Discussion forum to discuss the concept. Let's see what we can get out of it.
Hierologism The Arrivals Lounge 3 5,672 09-04-2016, 05:19 AM
    Thread: Kludging IA Systems for Fun & Profit
Post: Kludging IA Systems for Fun & Profit

So yeah, this idea was kicking around in my head around the time I decided to join the forum. It seems to me like people are going to do all kinds of interesting things with smart software that may no...
Hierologism General Setting Discussion 3 109 09-04-2016, 05:18 AM
    Thread: New Arrival
Post: New Arrival

Hi, I'm new to the forum. For a long time I've enjoyed reading Encyclopedia Galactica for its unique style and very unique content, but now I think it's time to join other people in discussing the set...
Hierologism The Arrivals Lounge 3 5,672 09-04-2016, 02:33 AM