Excerpt: "Data shows massive ancient tectonic upheaval created crustal stacking resulting in entire continents being elevated. The canyons became dammed and filled with water resulting in many waterfalls around the continental perimeter. Ranging up to 5 km wide and 3 km deep the canyons funnel across the entire plateau exiting as a massive waterfall to the West. The resultant sedimentary deposits have created small lush islands near the shore of the great basin ocean. The plateau is covered in a heavy green and yellow forest with blue water canyons giving it the appearance of a river system. There are heavy storms across the entire hemisphere."
Colony Factor: Prime 12 Phylogeny: Bacteria, Archaea & Eukaryota Civilization: >Type Zero
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:43:12 GMT -6
We thought we knew about plants. We were so wrong. When Professor March devised a way to increase the sensitivity and speed of his galvanic sensors it was a minor scientific accomplishment. When he hooked them up to a Ficus he expected nothing more than just a bit more response signal. His discovery changed our very way of life.
During his test of the new configuration he externally stimulated different parts of the plant and recorded the results. What he didn't expect was results before the stimulus. The plant was anticipating. The anticipation was not the only change his detector revealed. The plant was communicating. Communication so subtle and so fast that no detector had ever captured it.
On a whim, Professor March hooked the sensors up to a severed cell and found that not only was the communication happening, it was happening at the cellular level.
The Ficus was subjected to a series of stimuli that defined a yes or no answer. It was tested for prime number logic and not only did it learn quickly it was very good at it.
A Turing test was devised to determine if it had consciousness. The Ficus passed.
Professor March put together a team and started testing random plants the same way. They determined that all plants are conscious and intelligent. Work continues as the team attempts to teach the plants our language. Their response signals are so fast they are able to flash off alphabetical representations of letters with incredible speed. The team have dubbed this ability as "Cellular Response Typing".
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:43:30 GMT -6
The Game Room
I entered my new game room and sealed the orifice with a swoosh. I walked to the center of the barren room except for the control chair and activated 'The Bubble' and the clear barrier popped into place. The vent beneath me gave a quick swoosh of air and I picked up the control rod. Activating it, I chose a nice relaxing space battle game that allowed me plenty of exploring. I sat down and the holographic cockpit materialized around me. Outside the bubble the room morphed into a vista of a 3 moon gas giant and a starbase. My readouts indicated I was ready for warp and I depressed the button and the view zoomed into a blur. My destination was a small planetoid in the Greadeez System. My goal was to reestablish communications and determine why trading had ceased. Sensors determined severe devastation all across the settlements. No radiation signatures detected. A sensor sweep of the system revealed no spacecraft or artificial satellites. Only faint scattered life signs on the surface. When I landed, the bubble temperature increased slightly and there was a faint smell of decay present. The room morphed into a starport that changed as I walked around. Everything was blown to hell. I could see and smell dead bodies strewn about like a war zone. My control rod holographicly morphed into a pulse rifle. I did a test fire and the kickback was insignificant but I felt the rod get hotter just a little. I saw movement over by a blown out building and ran to investigate. The room changed as I moved. The bubble environment changed as well. On the speakers in the chair I heard my mom telling me it was time for dinner. I saved my game and hit the end command. This is gunna be great!
Summary: Records show that the inhabitants of a small planet called Earth in the Sol star system created and deployed a static hole in the Universe using what they called a particle accelerator. Using electromagnetism, they accelerated a stream of leptons and collided them causing an eruption in the fabric of the Universe. The hole lasted for 6 hours standard time. The results of this event caused a spiral boring down to the planets core at which time the planet broke apart. Ending all life and changing the balance of the system.
Reference: Glomanadde, Species h4.00000019651G, Earth, Static Anomalies, Human, Sapiens, Sapient, Type 0 Civilizations, Extinct Civilizations, Boson Physics
Details: See Spectral Condensate Capture gzyy61h72599935p12h4.00000019651G: 4,500,263,986.263 to 4,500,263,986.264
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:46:58 GMT -6
The 'Side Effect'
Its been 3 generations since the medical nanites were made mandatory. People stopped dying. Even if someone were to be decapitated simply placing their head near their body initiated auto repair. Children still grew into adults but stopped aging at their physical prime. Below is some of the unexpected side effects of this wonderful technology.
Bathrooms became obsolete. The nanites break down body waste into its atomic components and reuses the atoms to maintain the body. Houses and buildings started being built without toilet facilities and many older homes had theirs removed.
Medical facilities became obsolete. Nobody ever got sick anymore. Injuries were healed or prevented by the nanites immediately. Schools and universities closed worldwide. Pharmaceutical companies closed down and there was no need for doctors, nurses or and support personnel.
Funeral homes & cemeteries became obsolete. Since nobody was dying anymore, there was no need for burial facilities.
Riskier lifestyles became the norm. Since nanites controlled the pain threshold and make instantaneous body repairs, people were able to perform death defying acts on a regular basis. Personal protection devices and methods became obsolete. Not only could someone walk into a burning building they could jump from an airplane without a chute and work in space without a suit. Volcanologists would drink a solution and the nanites formed a heat barrier around their bodies allowing them to stand in volcano magma.
Reproduction became an lucrative business. For two people to reproduce, both had to have the nanites reprogrammed to allow their bodies to manufacture the sperm & eggs. Worldwide population growth slowed to a trickle. Children were born with their own nanites and pregnancy only lasted for 5 months. Regional reprogramming facilities sprang up and prospered from the costs.
Explosion of arts. With longer life came an increase in artistic talent. From drawing to dancing, expressionism became the new drive in people's lives. Great display halls were built and the music recording business failed. Each region had an army of performers that toured to represent them. World domination switched from a power base to a talent base. It was a great honor to be chosen to represent your region and it became the most coveted job in the world.
Explosion of technology. With the increased creativity there was also a technology explosion. Space and ocean based facilities sprang up at an incredible rate. The Moon and Mars were populated and a new base is being built on Titan supported by the Jupiter/Saturn Mining Corporation. A great space port was constructed at the equator in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Cities sprang up in Antarctica and on the North Pole. High speed magnetic transportation systems were built that allowed worldwide travel in hours.
Personal farming became the standard. Since the nanites only needed raw materials and very little of those, there was no need for a large food supply. People started eating once per month. Kitchens were removed from homes. Restaurants and grocery stores became obsolete. The nanites in saliva allowed you to consume anything your body needed by just placing your mouth against it. Don't worry, human nanites have protection protocols so you can still kiss your honey.
Wars became obsolete. Since bodies heal instantaneously war and assaults no longer had any affect. Nanites could morph your body to form a hard protective shell or separate your parts to avoid excessive damage. The world's military forces were disbanded. Weapons were recycled.
Prisons became obsolete. Using the reprogramming industry, deviant behavior was reprogrammed. Brain damage was repaired and personality disorders were diagnosed and therapy became the new society measure. Huge institutions grew worldwide and each community had their own team of therapists.
Religions became obsolete. Aside from the few that chose to keep their religions there was no longer a reason to believe in an afterlife. Churches closed and all the drama, fighting and racism related to the opposing views died shortly after. People became content with life and pursued active productive lifestyles in harmony.
The world population is 9,864,799,331. There are 161,800 on the Moon and 78,064 on Mars. Another 50,270 in the outer reaches. We average 700 new souls per year and ZERO deaths.
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:47:23 GMT -6
They're Not Here For Us
Our scientists never detected it until it was as close as Jupiter and slowing down. Strangely, It was coming in above the Solar Plane directly over the Sun. I guess we just weren't looking in the right direction. I mean, It was huge! Estimated to be one quarter the mass of the Sun. So huge that before long you could see it plainly in the daylight sky. It stopped advancing around the distance between Mercury and Venus but directly over the Sun.
The world gazed up at this intruder with frightful eyes. The shining bright rectangle to the east of our familiar star. For 3 weeks mankind questioned its purpose? Its origin? Some people hid in caves and underground shelters. Others went mad with fear. The scientific community agreed that a probe of some type must be launched to gather information on our new huge celestial partner. Eight months later, due to a worldwide pooling of resources the people of planet Earth readied the launch of our mechanical emissary.
The mission would take 4 years to get to the vicinity of the object. We gathered all the information we could with our ground and orbit based instruments. The only thing left was an up close and personal encounter. Eighteen months into the trip the craft went silent. It was still on its way but it was no longer sending back any data at all. Shortly after that the object started to change. You didn't need instruments to see what was happening, all it took was a look in the daylight sky.
You could see that the object was a sorta rectangle box and it was spinning slowly on its axis with the Sun. When the change started it looked like huge flower petals were opening on both ends. It resembled a huge glowing barbell in the sky. The petals opened for 23 days, extending out like a satellite dish on each end. Once both ends were open it stopped moving. What we had was the Sun with a huge glowing dumbbell beside it. Our visitor remained fixed for the next 144 days. Then all hell broke loose.
Suddenly, with no indication of an energy buildup or change in appearance, a huge beam of energy erupted from the end farthest from the Sun. It shot out into the Universe with incredible ferocity. The beam stayed on for 6 full months and it could be seen not only during the day but at night as well. Lighting up our atmosphere in a bright glow. Night turned almost day-like. Then as quickly as it started, it stopped. For the next 31 months it just remained with its barbells extended. Suddenly one day it closed back up.
Sixteen days after it closed our spacecraft started transmitting again. The pictures that were returned showed a giant rectangular box like thing with no indications of structures on the surface. It was smooth. The scientific communities worldwide analyzed the incoming data. It had signatures from the deepest detectable infrared to the fasted gamma. From the data, this thing was hotter than the Sun!
Five months later it changed yet again. This time, like last time, our spacecraft went silent but this time it opened in its midsection. Great spires erupted in all directions. They grew to different sizes at a multitude of angles. The sight in the sky resembled a spike ball with two boxes on either end. The spires grew for 46 days and stopped. Twenty three days later it pulsed something and a cloud could be seen dissipating around it.
The object hit the Earth at the equator in the Pacific Ocean. There was no sound, no shock-wave. Hell, you didn't even see it. It was Doppler that picked it up. Choppers were sent to investigate the area and the found a 2 meter hole in the ocean. The hole didn't refill with water? What the...? A probe was released into the hole and right before it crushed from the pressure it sent back data that there was a solid object located some 300 miles into the Earth. Shortly after that an intense bright beam emitted from the hole and the water closed back in.
The object beside the Sun then closed back up. It left our system shortly after that. Did they try to contact us? What is that object buried so deep in our planet? What does this all mean? During the next year there was great speculation on the strange visitor and the thing they put in the planet. We learned something very important exactly one year to the second from the day that object came to Earth.
One year, to the second, the object emitted a high end gamma pulse directed to the same spot where the Sun's strange companion was at. Its been 30 years since that first pulse but every year, on the second, it pulses again. We have now detected other pulses from celestial bodies in our Solar System as well. The Moon has its own pulse interval as does Venus and all the other planets, moons, asteroids and comets. We have tracked back on the pulses and have discovered millions of new bodies in our system. Asteroids with moons that have moons, comets that have never been detected because they are so distant and infrequent, even Pluto sized planetoids far out in the Oort Cloud. Everything and I do mean everything natural in our Solar System has a gamma signature being directed to that spot.
Our spacecraft, the one we sent so long ago to find out what our visitor was, well it sent back data that there is an object at the very spot where the huge object was. Right above the Sun. The Gamma beams reflect off that object and out into deep space.
The people of Earth are sure they are not alone. The best guess is that our Solar System has been mapped by some outside force. They didn't come to meet us. Its just a mapping program for some Universe Encyclopedia or something. I wonder if we will get tourists?
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:47:54 GMT -6
The Morning Ride
"I'll be taking the new buck stallion out today. He's not quite broken enough for the ride into town. Ya wanna come along?" Jark said. Minnis looked around the stable spying Jira looking excited for a ride in her enclosure. Jira is such an easy ride it might be peaceful taking her out for some morning sunshine. "Sure, Let me saddle up Jira" Minnis replied. The two quickly saddled up their animals and filled the ration packs for a morning ride. Jark took extra care not to spook Miller. Miller was a fine animal, best of breed. The trainers had some trouble getting him to lead and carry but now it was up to Jark for the fine tuning. Today will be about focus. Miller was stud material and Jira was his prize if he does well this month. His overpowering musk filled the barn making Jira prance with delight. Minnis lead the two out into the pasture and onto the northern trail. The morning dew glistening on the trees and bushes giving sparkles of reflected light from the sun. At first, Jark had to constantly restrain Miller from Jira. His excitement for the mating making him hard to control. Jark and Minnis both knew that if Miller couldn't be tuned to control himself they would have to sell him to a breeder. In town he would try to breed with every female he encountered. "Easy boy," Jark quietly soothed the beast. "Just a bit more control and you get your prize" He assured. Miller smiled and nodded to show understanding. Jark hesitantly moved his mount closer to Jira. Minnis felt Jira shudder and get warmer. Jira inched her stride closer to the buck stallion as they entered a clearing by the pond. "This is good" claimed Jark. They dismounted and set up a small picnic by the water's edge. Miller, tied on one side and Jira pacing on the other. Their eyes were locked on each other. If there was no picnic separating them mating would have been fast and brutal. "Are you going to unleash Miller today, Jark?" Minnis asked. Jark nodded, "but not right away. I think we should sit and talk for a bit and see if he can develop some control", He added. Jark put some feed out for the animals while Minnis prepared the picnic food. A fresh salad of worms and grubs and some chilled knarna blood. It was low-budget Knarna Blood but since it all must be imported to this planet, still a treat. The animals enjoyed their cheeseburgers and fry fries. It was strange that these animals liked water, eww! And it had to be purified water, LOL. All during the meal the beasts behaved. Jark and Minnis slowly removed the saddles and as soon as Miller was freed he ran to Jira. But... Instead of mounting her as expected, Miller wrapped his arms around her and started pressing his lips to her face. In awe Minnis looked at Jark and said "Silly Humans"
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:48:27 GMT -6
I swear it was the strangest thing anyone ever saw. The craft was miles long and it came to Earth as slow as molasses. It stopped just over the African continent in Geo-synchronous orbit around 300 mile up. It looked like a giant shiny comb. The craft paused for a few hours and then slowly turned till the tines of the comb were pointing at the planet. Then the tines began to grow, slowly. I noticed on the end of each tine was a small black ball. As the tines entered the atmosphere there was no fiery hot entry. They just advanced on the surface ever so slowly. As each ball got close to the surface it detached and fell the remaining 50 or so yards to the ground where it stuck, motionless for hours. Now, I don't know about anyone else but this was freaking me out, man! The craft then slowly edged its way away from the planet never veering from its synchronicity with the weird black orbs. Orbs that were about the size of a one story cottage. About 6 hours later the orbs opened to flat black combs with what looked like legs where the tines would be. Each orb had 20 or 30 legs and they started running around stepping on everything. It was comical to look at but a sense of foreboding over came me as these...things started moving out in a circular pattern. Some were stepping on plants other on animals. Water didn't deter them and they ran all over the place stepping on our world. They expanded their running and soon they were in the oceans, in valleys and on the highest mountains. No place where they had been remained unstamped upon. Some plants and animals withstood their stepping while others laid flat and dead, buildings and roads held evidence of their passing as well. Luckily, Most of the people were able to get out of their way but those that didn't were flattened in a bloody pulp.
When the entire planet was ran upon, the main ship returned and gathered up the runners across the globe. Long tines would extend and the runners would just jump and ball and 'stick' to it and be carried back to the ship. Once all the runners were gathered back up the ship slowly left.
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:48:51 GMT -6
The object appeared one clear July evening. A huge construct that filled the night sky from horizon to horizon. For all intents and purposes it looked like a giant aluminum ladder stretched across the sky behind the Moon. Scientists reported that it was a full 1 million miles beyond our Moon. Its length was reported as being 12 million miles long, 3 million miles wide and of very little mass. The Earth launched a probe to gather more information but as soon as the probe passed the Moon it was destroyed by some unseen, undetected force. Every probe after that met with the same fate.
Gazing up at our new companion we could see the Moon passing in front of this object with extreme clarity. We could see the shadow of the Moon and track it rung by rung. The object never moved, never drifted but stayed in an exact position relative to our planet. For 17 years it never wavered, opened, released anything or shifted its position. Then it just winked out of existence without fanfare.
Probes were sent to the area but found nothing. Human life on this planet has never been the same after that Laddership appeared. SETI was refunded and there was a huge surge of support for space exploration. New religions surfaced, old religions died out. There was speculation all over the planet as to the nature of this object. Since it appeared and disappeared with no signs of propulsion, science pushed into new areas. Scans were disseminated to look for radiation signals or spectral mass analysis to determine if we could locate its point of origin but nothing was revealed.
After a few years of debate our top minds declared the 5 scenarios and set forth to explore them. 1. The object was some type of projection 2. The object had some type of stealth technology 3. The object warped/worm-holed 4. The object was trans-dimensional 5. Something of unknown technology
Post by tomishereagain on Mar 28, 2016 19:49:11 GMT -6
So, there I was sitting on the back of my truck one summer evening on the beach enjoying a beer and the beautiful starry sky. Out in the distance I saw a depression in the surf and it was coming towards me. It looked like a beach ball was being pushed towards me rather quickly but there was no ball? When the depression hit the beach sand it disappeared and I felt a pressure on my face. My eyes focused to a very tiny metallic object floating right in front of my nose. It just hovered there for a few seconds until it sped to the side of my head. I felt a pressure on my eardrum and suddenly I heard a clicking, whiling whizzing noise inside my head. I swatted at my ear but the sound remained. After about 5 minutes of this noise I heard a tinny voice echo in my brain. "This is your final warning" it started. "You are in violation of the sector space code. Cease and desist all space-bound maneuvers immediately or we will be forced to take appropriate action." It continued. Well, I threw down my beer and shook my head. Afraid that I was losing my mind the voice continued. "You will take us to..." and an image popped into my mind. It was Cape Canaveral, The launch pads. "We will communicate with your commander." it continued to say. Well, I knew that NASA was just a few miles from this beach but how would I ever convince anyone to let me enter the site? For that matter, Why am I even considering this? I got in my truck thinking I need a shower and some sleep, boy is this gunna be a bad hangover. As I looked down at my key I saw the key ring move slightly and it turned by itself. My truck started up by itself?! When I pulled onto the beach highway my truck went towards NASA even tho I lived in the opposite direction. I thought I was turning towards home but my arms did the opposite? Oh, felgercarb! This is going to be one helluva hangover! My truck auto-drove itself thru me until I reached the gate for NASA Headquarters. At the gate I was confronted by the guard asking for my pass and ID. I heard myself speaking but I couldn't understand the meaning of what I was saying. I recall a large string of numbers and letters and a few sounds that I had no idea I could utter. The guard returned to his shack and I saw him pick up a phone. A few minutes later the barricade lifted and my truck continued its coarse. It came to rest at the Administration building where three very serious white coats and two armed guards met me as I exited my truck. I was escorted into a room that was covered in mirrors with a projector thingy in the center. It looked like something out of a planetarium. I heard a voice on the speakers that stated they were ready and in my reflection I saw my eyes light up brilliantly. There was no pain or discomfort and I could still see clearly as the room transformed into a vista of stars. In the center mass of the star field I saw a greenish line faintly glowing at first, within this irregular circle of green there were perhaps 10,000 or so stars. The vista advanced on the one side of the green perimeter towards a single jagged edge. Just outside the edge of the green line I saw a grouping of 20 or so stars. The view advance on those in particular the stars in the center of the grouping. As the view advanced, only one star became visible and it had hundreds of small points of light around it. The view advanced closer to one small point and I started to recognize the Earth and the Moon. The view paused just over the Earth. Brilliant red dots appeared all over the globe as it rotated. On each of the mirrors I noticed places with technology being shown from elevation. One of those pictures was of This NASA installation. I heard a chirping and buzzing noise in my infected ear and the room's loudspeakers came to life. That same tinny voice I hear in my head was now on the loudspeakers blasting number & letter strings and some kind of legal code. I remember sensing it saying. "You have one star day to comply". Well, everyone knows that our sun rotates once every 27 days. We have 27 days to comply with what? On the mirrors around me the view started moving. It crashed towards the ground at incredible speed and continued to move not in distance but in scale. On one mirror I saw a spider grow to huge proportions and on that spiders leg hair there was a tiny speck of metallic sheen that got larger and larger. The speck turned into a dot then a structure started to grow in view. Each of the mirrors depicted the same type of structure but at that site. Soon the view was of a craft of some type. The mirror views stopped advancing and each one shown a craft similar to all the others. Suddenly the entire room went white. The flash blinded me and as my sight started to slowly recover I saw a planet of unknown origin. It was green with splotches of blue and grey dotting its entirety. Across the room, a magnified view of one of these tiny craft was shown. It pulsed once and a yellow wave of energy traveled from it to the planet in a matter of seconds. When the yellow wave met the planet it passed through the planet effortlessly breaking the planet into dust. That's when I passed out...