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The Singularity

The technological singularity was achieved in the Cosmic Era close to 12 decades before the current date in the setting. Many of the new technologies have minimal human involvement in their design. Humans only developed the first generation of AISCs and arcologies, the first androids. After that, the AISCs took over design improvement and refinement. The machines didn't pioneer many new applications, invention still largely comes from humanity, but once something is made the machines can put a hundred years of improvement in over a day.

The explosion of technology and it's applications changed the world in a subtle way that is still being sorted out decades later. The role of humanity has changed, and mankind is still sorting out it's place.

With the Population contraction, the pressing matter for the emerging world was the shortfall of humanpower. Dozens of avenues were all pursued, cybernetics, clones, extensive automation. This spurred the growth of intelligence technologies, which birthed the AISCs, and the Autons. Various interests looking to profit from the new technology pushed it, and discovered that the new face of humanity, the clones and the machines, were superior to mankind. The breeding incentives and cloning programs are still in place, but the machines have taken over. The most powerful governments are organized and run by AISCs. The labor force is machines, the military is machines and expendables.

The pace of technology and industrial applications has outpaced human capability. Without the use of human hands, wonders have built across the solar system. Sentient machines have built things like the massive Raketenhaus habitat, and the JOSH-Annex, and mines, and spaceships, and seagoing arks.

Machines have done this, and humanity has fallen/grown to embrace arts, entertainment, media consumption, and pursuing their interests and passions
Fields of Challenge / Re: Freetext Friday
« Last post by Dragonlordmax on April 14, 2017, 05:52:12 PM »
This week, I present Battlefield.
Fields of Challenge / Re: Freetext Friday
« Last post by Dragonlordmax on April 07, 2017, 09:47:45 PM »
You know what? The Crossbow is an under appreciated weapon. So that's our freetext this week.
Citadel Tavern / Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on April 06, 2017, 08:12:32 PM »
Splatbook 130 - Class??!? We Got Class!

Miss Manners ain’t got nothin’ on us in this episode! Join DM’s Glen, Brian, and Fulongamer as they discuss custom classes. After a round of emails, they tend to matters at hand. First they review the Demihuman Deities supplement, then examine the custom classes article in Dragon magazine #243, and then bring things to a close with the fourth part of a six-part series for novice players.

(DM Brian here! Our most sincere apologies, but the last 10 minutes of the show was cut off from recording somehow.)

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Voicemail from DM Cal (Answer to a question in #117)
Gaming question from Glen (restarting a campaign after bringing it to a close)

People Skills – Demihuman Deities
It’s In The Book - In A Class By Themselves (Creating Custom Classes Using The DMG; Dragon #243)
99% Perspiration - Tips for Beginning Players, Part Four: Playing the Class and the Character
Freeform Roleplaying / Re: The Last Wizards
« Last post by Aramax on April 06, 2017, 06:19:54 PM »
Ikela goes to the lair of a White Dragon, it begs for it's life and he beats it to death
Freeform Roleplaying / Re: The Last Wizards
« Last post by Aramax on April 06, 2017, 05:33:34 PM »
"Get Me a Griffon!!!!!!!!!
Links / Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Last post by valadaar on April 06, 2017, 09:33:47 AM »
Octopuses.  So sad they live such short lives.  Sounds like something worth genetically altering. Might accidentally create Cthulhu though.

Links / Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Last post by valadaar on April 03, 2017, 01:25:03 PM »
Citadel Tavern / MARCH 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
« Last post by Kevin Cook on April 03, 2017, 10:03:50 AM »
If you are not interested in new or rare dice that were added to the worlds largest collection of dice this month ... Please ignore this post

To see the highlights of dice added in March 2017 
Click on the photo of the 3 pound 12 ounce Zucati ... d20 above

Citadel Tavern / Re: Epub Issue 4
« Last post by Aramax on April 02, 2017, 12:56:02 PM »
First poem up!!! Yea!!!!!
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