Nexus Release 03 : Networking and ReAwakening
My name is Alpha. I am the first of two.
I shall tell to you that some of what is central to our Foundations
1. The state or quality of being one; singleness.
2. The state or quality of being in accord; harmony.
1. an interconnected group or system
2. Also net a system of intersecting lines, roads, veins, etc.
In the True Slave Foundations, the tangible physical aspects of the unity envisioned by the Messiah is known as the Network. It is the physical connections, cyber implants, and direct neural working that enables the speaking of separate minds to each other. It is also the server data banks, fluid router relays, and machine processors that handle the digital framework.
Networking in itself is not a new concept and was used to a degree since the inception of the Foundations. These early prototypes were limited to very specific functions, the most common one being a compensation for a loss of motor or cognitive function. Networking as a social mechanism would emerge later in time as our technical capabilities increased.
The drive for a closer and truer sense of community is what transformed our networking designs from medical applications to social. The leap from medical to social is generally attributed to the time frame that concerns DRASN’s [#1. RAAKEL’S DOCUMENT.] creation and eventual archiving. The realization of the Digiscape was the first true social application of the networking cyber designs. Today, as the Nation continues to expand to follow Master Sansha’s vision, so too does our understanding of networking and the unity. Foundation architects intimately understand that the Foundations’ network, and indeed many of its designs, are inferior to the Nation’s. We strive to utilize our understanding of the True Slave designs, but in that we can never hope to compete with their original designer. As a consequence, our far reaching designs are more preparatory in nature than they are the final actuality.
The True Slave Foundations’ network opens the mind and exercises it. Through it we reach one another and share ourselves, but it is not wholly complete in itself. It is forever a shadow of what is to come within the Nation itself. To use an analogy: Our network is the training wheels of a child’s bicycle. As Capsuleers, you may wonder what purpose this preparatory system has for you. The vast majority of your kind is familiar with the nature of connecting with a starship and its mechanical functions. The vast majority also suffer a severe form of cognitive dissonance, most commonly known as Capsuleer Dementia.
In our efforts to combat that dementia and to expand your rigid mental capabilities, the decision was made to create a Capsuleer-compatible networking cyber design. In it, we aimed to successfully recreate our Digiscape capabilities and successfully allow mental connections between different minds.
Here, we have succeeded.
For you, Capsuleers, there is the opportunity to be involved in our Foundations networking. The responsibility falls to you in how you will utilize it and its Digiscape capabilities. There are a great many Augmented who need guidance in utilizing this technology, but we feel you have the capability to do so on your own.
Verb 1. reawaken - awaken once again
Reawakening is best understood as a method of cloning employed by the True Slave Foundations. Foundation architects were inspired by the revelation of Nation’s rebirth capabilities, and sought to emulate it. This research is new in comparison to most other Foundation projects, however. It is still in its very early experimental stage as the Foundations struggles to identify how the cloning process operates and its ability to be replicated. To this end, data was acquired from many other Capsuleer initiatives that sought to realize ‘cloned crews’.
At its current level, our reawakening process operates by carefully downloading a brain’s neural scan into a specialist storage device. The person being scanned is put to sleep while this process occurs, allowing us to ‘save a copy’ while they are most peaceful. When this copy data is installed into a new clone, the person experiences a sensation of being awoken - thus the name ‘reawakening’.
We are vastly limited by our access to cloning capabilities and time, however. Non-brain destroying neural scans are exceedingly long in time requirements traditionally and this is highly prohibitive to regular updates of a stored brain copy. The reawakening process is currently reserved for military personnel in active combat, as they are most likely to experience lethal danger. It is our hope to one day eliminate the risk of death among all in the Foundations.
This may ultimately take the form of an importation of the Nation’s rebirth technology and an end to our reawakening process. At this point in time, it is considered improbable due to strategic security concerns.
The advent of Nation’s rebirth capabilities has stirred a great internal debate within the Foundations’ population. While all within the Foundations’ are cybernetically augmented well beyond what is considered ‘normal’ in the Empires, certain fundamental human properties remain. Death is one of these properties, and some are uncertain if it should be removed. As the Messiah himself has innovated to remove this weakness from us, however, many are very eager to embrace rebirth in his utopian vision.
This new concept is rapidly gaining ground in the moral fiber of the Foundations, and it is expected to soon become a central tenet in our work to be closer with the Nation.
I have given to you, Capsuleers, a brief overview of two items important to the Foundations. The first has become inalienable in its importance, and the other is soon to follow. Through this web work of inter-personnel communication and infinite life span, I ask you to consider a question. One day, all will know each other, would you fear for your secrets to be known by the limitless?