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Dear Readers and Listeners,

Ever since I can remember I have always gravitated towards philosophy.

In greek the word “philo” means love and “sophy or sophia” means wisdom.

I have always been a “what if” kind of thinker and have always gravitated towards others who believe as I do.

I don’t know if it is because of my ethnicity being Greek,and the fact my lineage traces back to The Island Of Samos considered a hotbed of Pholosophers.

Pythagoras, Epicurus and Aristarchus came from Samos. Pythagoras is considered the Father of Philosophy and Aristarchus realized the Earth traveled around the sun 2000 years before Copernicus. And that was without a telescope!

I write because I believe in Humanity.    I believe in Greatness! And I believe our Destiny lies among the Stars.

So here is a modern day version of “Plato’s New Republic”,                             if I may be so bold. 

 

“What gives human value is not our physical substance, but what we are thinking and feeling. 

We are beings that make plans and form bonds with other beings. We create art and enjoy art, and love to build and grow. We evolve inherently…”

Enjoy my Friends…

R. Damon Lignos

Sci-Fi Blogger,  Sci-Fi PodCaster, and Philosopher at your Service…

 

The Great Transformation

Space is The Final Frontier….How did our civilization get to this timeline without  destroying ourselves?

It all began with The Great Transformation that brought about dramatic changes to our home world. In the beginning it was the beneficent Space Billionaires, who created the International Mining Federation which then created the WRCC(World ReCreation Council). 

New generations were introduced to abundant resources and opportunities. These First and 2nd Generations were transformed, allowing them to flourish.
As the movement transpired, some in our species were unsure on how to handle this new world order.
Others were frightened by an unknown future
. But as the first and 2nd generations of Diantoz grew in stature, our people began to envision great possibilities.
Just over our horizon lies an indelible transfiguration that will metamorph our world forever.

Our species have ended one era and have embarked on a New Era.
We have embraced this New Era which has created a Grand New Reality.
Many on our world thought it would never be possible.
Many fought passionately against the changes.
Yet, in spite of the great odds…We have survived as a civilization and made many dreams become a reality.
We have reached Celestial Heaven.
How did we accomplish such an endeavor?
Let us begin as we share our many Grand Adventures with you…

The Space Billionaires

Let us begin at a historic movement that was put forth by certain visionary men and women (many of whom were billionaires at the time).  

Since the major cause of all the world’s problems was money driven, These eminent leaders decided that the most dramatic and effective method to address this, was by investing in space mining. 

As the fossil fuel era ended, the New Era began to lift our world from many conflicts and disparity. The Great Change that came to our people could not have happened without The Space Billionaires generous endowments worldwide. 

The new Space Billionaires were not shackled like many greedy corporations and squabbling and inept governments. Instead, these ambitious yet benevolent and insightful men and women poured untold investment capital into research and development to make space travel commonplace.

Space Technology grew by leaps and bounds, and as a result; space mining became the most preeminent industry on DianToz. The return on profit was mind-boggling. The riches were beyond anything anyone ever could have imagined. There were enough minerals found in just one small asteroid that could power a major city for decades.   

The Space Frontier made  trillionaires out of the benevolent billionaires who had no time for petty politicians who were soon swept away by the new world order.

The World Re>Creation Council

The Great Transformation was aided by a series of events put forth by the philanthropic Interstellar Mining Foundation.

An epic decision was constituted by these exalted philanthropist that propelled DianToz to the next level- the creation of The World Re>Creation Council.

Star Day 2058: 

The year the Interstellar Mining Foundation established a new governing body.

The World Re>Creation Council comes into power. Due to the well-disposed intention of The IMF, resources were allotted to create a world council made up of creative, brilliant, genuine, and compassionate minds from many walks of life with no political gain or monetary influence.

Since many of the great maladies of the past century were being eradicated, most decisions being made were now concerned with long term benefits for Diankind.

As the world progressed on its journey to enlightenment, the WR>CC became a great influence and became revered for its advisory capacity.

Habitable Asteroids

The World ReCreation Council had recommended that it would be vastly more resource-efficient to convert asteroids into livable bases than converting entire planets.  It was a natural evolution from mining the asteroids in the late 2060’s to actually developing livable colonies for the 70’s and beyond.

Since the Alpha1 System contains 100’s of thousands of such asteroids, they can support an unlimited population and provide abounding resources.  Each asteroid of choice was made ready with it’s own climate controlled environment, using a fraction of the effort and time compared to planetary colonization.  One could settle on one asteroid and travel to many worlds with ease. 

One such asteroid was Cerium.

Cerium was a spinning habitat that accommodated a few hundred thousand inhabitants. It was designed to soon house millions. 

This tiny planetoid was primarily developed by using raw material that was mined on site. Whenever certain materials weren’t available, they were shipped from neighboring asteroids. This type of construction eliminated one of the major expenses of space colonization; the cost of lifting millions of tons of building materials into space from a planet.

 TI was perfectly suited to the task..

There really wasn’t anything TI couldn’t build, all one had to do was request it. With unparalleled precision, the vast army of drones TI created were invariably busy with new construction projects.

Space Real Estate became a passion for all who desired it.

   

 

A New Race of Einsteins…and more

Unlocking the secrets of the stars has become the passion for many of our world citizens. An amazing undertaking if you are a productive being. It becomes a fascinating premise if your life is long and healthy. 

Evolution has continued to manifest itself in The DianToz Culture. We are a race of self-motivated highly intelligent beings who cherish every new breathtaking adventure. 

Our species has made astounding advances in genetic enhancement.Through genetic enhancement we have nurtured being highly inventive and original.

We have become a new race of Einsteins.

By also introducing the synthetic genome XNA to DNA, we have developed into super beings with powerful physical abilities. 

We have become exotic athletes who play in space.

What brings it all in sync is our enlightened spirituality. We have embraced a far more sweeping and profound methodology that has eliminated nationalism and wars.

We respect all the universe and all within it, in all its immeasurable glory.

Celestial Cousins

As different as our own trinary star system is from your uniquely single star system, there are ethereal similarities between the people of Earth and DianToz.

We have wondered (while observing your planet), if there is the possibility you are from the same primordial soup that we are.

Could we be Celestial Cousins?          

Like your species, our species originally descended from primitive life forms. Through advances made through science, we have enhanced our physiology and our intelligence.

We too have suffered a long history of bloodshed, wars, prejudice and genocide. We have struggled mightily to evolve to where we are today. A striking congruence is how our civilizations have followed kindred paths.

The billionaires of your world are now reaching for the stars in your timeline. The magnanimous billionaires of our world provided us the roadmap to reach our potential.

 

We were destined to be a Super Race that travels the stars.

Immortality is within reach…

The Alpha Scouts

As Space Technology grew in exponential advancements, a great benediction was the creation of the first pioneers in space, The Alpha Scouts. 

Most of The Alpha Scouts are of the Fifth Generation, though the opportunity is open to all others who are not of the Fifth Families. 

The Alpha Scout’s mission and purpose has been to create and establish a roadmap through the entire Trinary System. This exciting trail of exploration is being streamed through live feeds as the OMNet reaches deeper into the celestial heavens.

Since the Alpha Scouts have begun their research expeditions, we are discovering many fascinating worlds within our three star systems .

One of the most astonishing worlds The Alpha Scouts have visited, is a World that harbors Jurassic sea life. We call this world BluGuyse.  Colossal and extravagant marine creatures are found on this paleo world.

There is also a Moon called FenGarr that has the most exotic plants ever imagined(only to be guarded by incredibly territorial humanoid size insects).  

These are but a few of the many worlds the Alpha Scouts have visited.

BaLo_ A Jurrassic Water World Creature

Orbiting our Sister Sun Mithos, is a wondrous prehistoric water world named BluGuyse.  Here endures a planet where 95% of the surface is covered in a salt water ocean.  Within this sea world live multifarious creatures both microscopic and massive in size.

One of them is a gargantuan yet gentle creature called The BaLo…

Alpha Scout EgNau was observing The BaLo Species, a massive sea creature the size of a mega-cruise ship.  The 16 Staras tall creature loomed high above the vast ocean.

The BaLo even had a Booming Crimson Protrusion, that extended ever upwards emitting a deep guttural voice that symphonized harmonic sounds as it traversed the seas.

Alpha Scout EgNau stared in awe at the otherworldly being, feeling humbled by its immense size. EgNau and her PA slowly brought the SeaCopter down to the surface of the sea, hovering just a short distance away .

The BaLo had an Outer Shell that was a reflection of how evolution had taken a unique turn with this aquatic arthropod.  It’s surrounding crust had the strength of granite yet underneath this Behemoth Crustacean was a soft and squidlike body.

As we slowly descended into the sea we watched with great fascination as hundreds of far-reaching tentacles stretched deep into the ocean offering natures version of fishing lines.

Small fish, lured by the kelp-like appearance would rush up to feed, attracted by the glittery reflection in the water.

As soon as they took a bite from the tentacles, they would stick to the large sticky appendages powerless in it’s grasp.

After a period of time, the BaLo would sense the weight hanging on one of it’s tentacles and reel it up like a large thin tongue into one of it’s hundreds of mouth like openings.

The BaLo was a visible testament to the mammoth creatures that cohabited the world of BluGuyse.

 

The Diamond Planet

WatiGua-has eight times the mass of DianToz, and three times the radius. WatiGua averages temperatures around 1700 °C as it circles MiTaz our 2nd sun. Watigua is indeed one of the hotter planets. But what makes this particular heavenly body uncommon, is the fact that the crust of WatiGua is covered in graphite and diamond rather than water and granite. WatiGua is known as a carbon planet.

This Diamond planet has a deep core that consist of a solid steel-iron alloy. This inner core spins at a different speed than the rest the planet. This is what causes WatiGua’s magnetic field. 

When the solar wind blows upon WatiGua’s magnetic poles, the molecules from the hot atmosphere create an unceasing borealis. Surrounding the core is a deep layer that is mixed of molten silicon carbide and titanium carbide. 

Covering this carbide lava is a layer of carbon in the form of graphite, which is intermixed with a kilometers-thick substratum of diamond that becomes created from the tremendous pressure from within.

During seismic eruptions, huge diamond boulders from deep within the interior, thrust majestically upwards till they reach the surface; giving new birth to mountains of diamonds and silicon carbides. Frozen lakes of liquid hydrocarbons such as tar, methane and carbon monoxide pepper the surface.

A  Rare Jewell of a Planet in any galaxy.