|Venus in the Current Era
|Population of Venus and the Diadem: 117 billion sophonts (65% sophtwares, 9% nearbaseline humans, 7% vecs, 6% superiors, 4% cyborg, 3% To'ul'hs, 5% other); most of these live in the Diadem Orbital Band
Government: Venus Governing Authority (VGA), a protectorate of the Solsys Organization.
Planetary Surface: With terraforming recently completed, the Venusian surface is covered in a beautiful saltwater ocean punctuated by a number of continents and islands with a wide variety of climates. The flora and fauna have been tailored to closely resemble that of Old Earth, with some neogen and adapted xenobiotic species included. While there are several important population centers such as Parmenides along the west coast of Aphrodite Terra, Horrocksville on the island of Eistla, and Lomonosovgrad in the Sedna Sea, most of the surface population live in small diffused settlements. Water craft are ubiquitous and range in size from a few meters to housing entire cities. Currently, only 2 billion physical inhabitants permanently live on the surface and the Solsys Organization is taking steps to prevent overcrowding.
Orbital Space: The large dynamically-stabilized sunshade known as the Parasol in L1 orbit protects Venus from the Sun's more harmful effects. An impressive orbital band called Diadem encircles Venus where the vast majority of the population lives; the ancestors of many of these residents had long lived in Venusian orbit in earlier habitats. Diadem is also the main computronium node for the planet's S2 AI overseer Anchises, who manages most day to day operations on behalf of the Solsys Organization. Separate from the band, other stations abound. New J'ufar, a large Bernal sphere designed to support a sizable population of To'ul'hs, is in distant orbit around the planet and serves as a reminder of To'ul'h colonization in the pre-terraformed era.
Industries: simaesthetics, totalrecalls, biotics, To'ul'h tourism