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Greetings, people of OA
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(08-18-2021, 08:57 AM)Rho Ophiuchi Wrote: Hello Dfleymmes1134,

Thank you for the advice (And thanks for the information on Kaijus, though they seem WAY too big for my purposes. I was thinking more along the lines of the size of the average giant squid.) - I will probably come back in some time once I have come up with sufficient ideas to run them by everyone again. Also, after reading the article on S2 transapients, I read that they would only be about 5 billion times better than modosophonts at uninteresting/repetitive tasks. If this is the case, than could the modosophonts basically serve in a role where they did the uninteresting/repetitive tasks while the S2 did the interesting and important stuff? Regarding this, should I continue posting my questions in this thread, or should I start a new one? If the latter, where should I put the new thread?

Also, what would be approximately the maximum population that the archailects would allow in some random system? And how fast were the fastest ships (multi-stage ships, with magbrakes) in the early federation age?

Sincerely,
Rho Ophiuchi

1. New thread: 
"general setting discussion" is probably best if you want to start a new thread,  or encyclopedia Galactica articles once you have a few more ideas developed. 

2. sophont labor: 
yes the modosophonts could do the uninteresting tasks while the S2 does the 'interesting' tasks... or the vots/ software helpers that comprise most of the 'cheap labor' or post scarcity society could preform most of the very boring labor while modosophonts do the small bit that they choose and are capable of doing and the s2 does the "most interesting" parts and coordinates all of it... 

or the modosophonts can do most of the labor of starlifting very inefficiently , though I don't recommend that route. 

 that '5 billion' figure is a rough estimate for the amount of cognitive labor an entity could preform compared to humans, just to give folks a sense of scale. so it doesn't quite measure pure human ability, exactly. 5 billion ants.. or dogs.. are cognitively incapable of building a computer, for example. So maybe S2s are actually 5 billion times 'better' at a task, or often they just do 5 billion times more work in a given time

 you could have a small society of a thousand or 10,000 second sephirotic transapients living in the system (the nature of individuals might blur), or multiple S3's , if you want "more labor done but with as low cognitive ability as possible" so to speak
technically modosophonts and upward can alter their minds to find most tasks interesting if they choose... but you can still say they find certain tasks less worthy of doing/ boring/ too repetitive. 

3. population: 
Population-wise, depends on the clade. could number in the billions. virtuals would be highest in number. personally, I don't like writing hard population statistics in articles but a fully developed star system with megastructures could have population in the hundreds of billions, or hundreds of trillions sometimes?. I like keeping those numbers down below 1- 10 billion because that 'sounds more sparse' . but that's just me. 

the fastest transportation tech of the time would be engeneration- essentially emailing minds from one star to the next (at light speed) and growing/building the bodies onsite (if the facilities are set up). 

 but here's the expansion of some propulsion methods over time 
'Terragen Expansion'
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4b6788b9bdbdf
some drive performance statistics (might be outdated?)
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/49f6ffc730720
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Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-17-2021, 07:49 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Drashner1 - 08-17-2021, 09:02 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-17-2021, 09:22 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Drashner1 - 08-17-2021, 11:05 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-17-2021, 11:22 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Drashner1 - 08-17-2021, 11:38 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-17-2021, 11:51 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by The Astronomer - 08-17-2021, 11:51 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by The Astronomer - 08-17-2021, 09:59 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Drashner1 - 08-17-2021, 10:49 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Worldtree - 08-18-2021, 12:26 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-17-2021, 10:53 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Drashner1 - 08-17-2021, 11:19 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by selden - 08-18-2021, 12:08 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 12:41 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Worldtree - 08-18-2021, 01:11 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 01:32 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by selden - 08-18-2021, 12:46 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Drashner1 - 08-18-2021, 02:04 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 05:35 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Worldtree - 08-18-2021, 02:28 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Worldtree - 08-18-2021, 08:10 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 08:57 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Worldtree - 08-18-2021, 09:43 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 10:52 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Worldtree - 08-18-2021, 11:36 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by The Astronomer - 08-18-2021, 10:48 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Drashner1 - 08-18-2021, 11:27 AM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 07:37 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by The Astronomer - 08-18-2021, 08:37 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 08:51 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rynn - 08-18-2021, 09:07 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 09:31 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rynn - 08-18-2021, 10:53 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rynn - 08-18-2021, 07:01 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by The Astronomer - 08-18-2021, 10:08 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rynn - 08-18-2021, 10:54 PM
RE: Greetings, people of OA - by Rho Ophiuchi - 08-18-2021, 11:33 PM

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