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Singularity levels and their limitations
(12-14-2016, 11:02 PM)turoni Wrote: I think there are 2 main ways to keep humans as a pet. One is the ant keeper way that seems to be pretty documented with the caretaker worlds.
The other is a direct owner/pet relationship that poses some more (moral) problems.

I think it's a lot more nuanced than that to the point of being non-trivial to define. For example:

- The Caretaker Gods are nature reservists/historical curators. Most of their worlds are kept isolated, safe from the outside world but with little interference within.

- The Utopia Sphere transaps/archai treat humans as pets in the same was as some humans spend tens of thousands of dollars on high-end pet accessories and leave their cats the estate in their will. The modosophonts of the utopia sphere exist in a constant state of pampering, entertainment, guidance and decadence maintained by transaps.

- In the Terran Federation modos are left to run their own societies via the bureaucracy but they can be overruled at any time by the transapients. So they have freedom to an extent, but you could make the case that freedom with an asterisk that says "at any time, anything could happen to you" isn't freedom in the modern sense of the word.

Beyond that there are thousands of societies that transapients exist within and it would be virtually impossible for the modosophonts to know if they're being influenced by the transaps. As Rom said earlier, the modos may think they're free but in reality their pets that can't see the bars of their cage.
OA Wish list:
  1. DNI
  2. Internal medical system
  3. A dormbot, because domestic chores suck!

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RE: Singularity levels and their limitations - by Rynn - 12-15-2016, 12:36 AM

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