2. The New Age of Wizards
Space Life is a breathtaking adventure. Asteroid Travel has become a very popular path for many of our people. AT has become an expedient way to reach all three solar systems in a alluring manner. Asteroids as home bases are also far easier logistically than a massive planet.
A major land rush came into existence as new worlds became the destination for many. Some choose living in one place and becoming involved in hands-on experiences utilizing enduring terraform projects and exotic genetic technologies. A more permanent habitat… A place they can call home.
Others choose the exploration of multiple wonders of a trinary star system. Whether one chose a planet, a moon, an asteroid, or even multiple asteroids crossing our three stars, home could be anywhere. Some of us call one world home and others call the stars home. Migrating through the asteroids was the more expedient and preferred choice of those who wanted the latter. There was ample real estate in asteroids.
For the first time in perhaps tens of thousands of years, dating back to the time when we had left our equator and migrated north, there are not enough people for all the available land.
The Space Frontier has been waiting for it’s children to come home.
Plenty of room for everyone. No more need for wars to possess land.
We have become a race of Space Nomads of a CosmoCratic Society
Less than 100 years ago scientists and developmental thinkers warned that civilization was faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption, and environmentally baleful technologies.
The difficult economic times were understandable given the misguided values of economics. There needed to be a deep fundamental restructuring of the economic principles in the current global system.
In the face of absolutely unprecedented crisis facing our civilization, The Interstellar Mining Foundation had no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilization. Either DianToz had to change and build an entirely new kind of global civilization, or face catastrophic consequences.
The Interstellar Mining Foundation could have held everybody hostage with its incredible wealth and power, instead, in its benevolence IMF came to the rescue. IMF had prepared well. These were the most successful and altruistic business people on the planet who enacted wisely.
By this time the world was moving towards globalization anyway as each nation became interdependent with all the others. When the revolution came, it was a peaceful series of events for most of the planet. There were a few rogue nation states who rebelled. But these despots had dwindling wealth and powers that were no match for The Great Transformation.
Soon all of DianToz was becoming united in a central cause that was always intended and dreamed about, but never fully realized. The great majority of DianToz was becoming a middle class that finally had a voice.
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.
The Rise of The 5th Generation
One of the first acts of the WRCC was to create a more select educational system.
The 5th Generation Movement came into being and was instrumental in The Great Reformation.
With resources bountiful and robotics changing the concept of work, effectual education flourished.
Genome sequencing had increased IQ achievements to astounding levels.
Savant-like capabilities of the highest order, were becoming ever-present as well as extraordinary recollection of past events, even memories of of past generations.
Our species was developing accelerated thinking and calculation. We now had the ability for wizard-like geometric visualization, leading us to even deeper conceptualizations. The Fifth Generation of DianToz began to perform new levels of computational analyses. They had created new pathways of thinking in higher dimensions.
The Fifth Generations unique evolution had achieved preeminence partnership with Tronic`I.