Category SciFi

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.06 – Project Lazarus [Technology]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.06 – Project Lazarus

“Congratulations! Due to your amazing contributions to society and the galactic community you have been chosen to take part in Project Lazarus. You may have heard about the Lazarus project on the newsnet and wanted to take part. Well, now you can! Not only will you be ensuring that what makes you what you are lives on after your death, but that humanity and our allies will be able to tap into your knowledge and life experiences as well…”
Welcome letter for Project Lazrus participants.

After losing many valuable citizens in various wars and disasters, several ideas were brought forth on how to preserve and restore lost knowledge if needed...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.05 – Omnitech Portable Universal Scanner [Tool]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.05 – Omnitech Portable Universal Scanner [Tool]

“But wait, there’s more, we’ll also throw in not one, but TWO, thats right TWO Omitechs Portable Universal Scanner. The handy tool that is adaptable for virtually any situation. Need to check for cracks in water pipes? Download the software you need, Working in deep space and found an anomalous artefact, get the Xeno-Archaeology module- All modules are free, yes Free for the first 10 days!…”
Commercial featuring OPUS

The Portable Universal Scanner from Omitechs engineering and software division is one of, if not THE most popular non-military tool in the galaxy. Versatile, adaptable and easy to configure. There are two parts to the OPUS. The first is the shell and interface...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.04 – The ZPG Implosion Cascade [Disaster]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.04 The ZPG Implosion Cascade [Disaster]

 “Evacuate everyone….now!”

Recorded transmission, just before the initial ZPGIC Event

The discovery/confirmation of so-called Zero Point energy and how to harness it was heralded as one of the major breakthroughs any civilisation can make. Discovered by a, at the time unknown species, this tech brought them fame, fortune and attention. Luckily, most of the major cultures of the time had treaties in place for just such an occurrence. Within a decade, the first ZPG (Zero Point Generator) had been built. It was clean, had no known side effects from use. It was difficult to get going, but once done, the process was, for the most part, self-sustaining...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.03 Retcon Bomb [Weapon]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.03 Retcon Bomb [Weapon]

“If this gets out, the entire universe will want our destruction…”
Snippet of leaked records from “Project:Safecracker”

The system know in official records as BA-R3DS, aka Bardes, is devoid of life. Literally nothing grows there, not even a microscopic bacteria. This complete absence of life, combined with it’s reasonable proximity to 4 major starfaring cultures, including humanity, made it the perfect testing ground for weapons and other risky experiments. Many experiments took place here, from the development of the ill-fated Nano-Phage to the successful attempt at space folding and much more...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.01 – Funganoid [Plant/Fungus]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.01 – Funganoid [Plant/Fungus]

“I’d not seen Claire in a few days. In her last report, she said she had found something she thinks could change the face of our profession. When I found her I was, well surprised was not the answer. There was two of them…her.., lying on the ground, covered in a fine dust. The stuff made me sneeze badly, like when I had hay fever as a kid. With the solar storm getting worse we had no time to decide who was who so the rest of the search party took them both back to the ship. The real Claire was fine, but the duplicate was…well..off.She was very pale and reacted badly to one of the test. And when i say reacted badly I mean she exploded into a cloud of spore…”

Many beings think that plants and fungus are essentially harmless...

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