Nov 30, 2021
[ A SELECTION FROM THEORETICAL NOTES ON PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: A SURVEY OF REMNANT TECHNOLOGY BY DR. A. VINCENT SARAMANDO ]
If the theory of field suspension holds across more than just this limited range of contact—an experiment unfortunately far beyond the capabilities of any lab currently extant on any planet, moon, or station in the Sector—the potential applications for this kind of technology are remarkable, potentially life changing, allowing for a kind of motion-in-concert, a coordination of so many vastly separate moving pieces that one might make a mechanical army of millions and synchronize their movements to the motions of a single soldier. It is beyond the scope of imagining, what this kind of technology might afford us, and beyond the scope of moral philosophy to grapple with the ethical implications of the very idea. Imagine, if you will, the cheap elimination of the need for human or other sentient labor in dangerous circumstances such as those that led to the deaths of hundreds of gas miners in the explosion of Rho only two decades ago. Imagine, if you will, the eased extraction of ore on Snowmelt. Imagine, if you will… the collapse of the civilizations that have spread in the wake of this kind of necessary labor, the abandonment of Penrose, the collapse of Torus Station. For every advance, a loss felt in equal measure; for every loss, a yearning towards some new technology to fill the gaps that caused its deeply-felt absence.
This week, on Tango Sector: Aboard their captured ship, the crew of Pelagian sneaks into the Project Leviathan lab in pursuit of the stolen Remnant cores. Claus takes a call. Flux averts disaster. Cash gives orders. Liam dons a disguise. Melas offers some alternatives.
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