Image from Copyright Rudolf Herczog
|The Oikoumene Swarm has numerous habitats with Earth-like environments|
Oikoumene Dyson Swarm - Data Panel
|Status:||MPA Inner Sphere Habitat Swarm and Societeum Complex|
|Galactography||System: Oikoumene |
Primary: Zeta Serpentis
Stellar Type: F3 V
Region: Inner Sphere, 75.7 ly from Sol
Planets: Ten original planets and two asteroid belts, all disassembled and used for dyson building material.
|AI||AI overseers: Oikoumene Distributed Intelligence (ODI) |
AI's ethos: Gardener
|Polity|| Name: Oikoumene Dyson |
Symbol: A baseline-friendly icon of a stylised rotating dyson swarm with millions of clickable habitat icons (each with a different, but mostly prim/lo tech, stylised culture) is commonly used.
Founded/Colonized: K4H von neumann probe arrived 1521; Diamond Belt neumann colony thought to have been established c. 1470s - 1480s
Tech Level: Varies by habitat and polity - most usually Prim and Lo Tech, with a few Hi Tech civilizations. These Hi Techs are allowed to migrate to the Skypalaces. The Skypalaces are Transapient Tech.
Habitats: Dyson Swarm
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Varies by habitat, local society tech level, and cultural orientation. |
The Prims are mostly animistic. The Skypalaces are widely believed by all prim and low tech clades and societies to be the dwellings of gods and ancestors; visitors from the sky (tourists and scientists) are likewise considered to be either ancestors visiting from the afterlife or representatives of the gods. The Oikoumene Distributed Intelligence does not allow visitors to interfere with the natural development of these cultures.
The Skypalaces, while retaining local pride, are heavily pervaded by standard galactic fads and fashions; in this regard they are no different from the rest of the Sephirotic galaxy.
Language: In the Skypalaces the citizens speak standard Galactic and Djadese, although the hereditary language of their ancestors is also retained and widely spoken, often with heavy galactic jargon that makes it unrecognisable to an original speaker. Other habitats each have their own languages and language families; depending on population and geographic isolation between local tribes, there may be as many as several thousand different languages per habitat, the total number of languages is about a hundred billion, not counting regional dialects.
|Territory and Population||Population: (excl. virtuals) All figures approximate - 3.5 quadrillion (anywhere from several hundred to several billion per habitat, most prim habitats average anywhere from a thousand to a half a million; lo tech habitats will frequently have populations from several hundred thousand to several hundred million.) |
Managed Sophonts - All sapient phyla and categories:
managed prim bionts - 2 quadrillion
managed lo tech bionts - 1 quadrillion
managed hi tech bionts - 5 hundred billion
managed artificials - 5 hundred trillion
turingrade managed virtuals - 100 quadrillion (computronium banks)
Free Sophonts - Skypalace and equivalent:
non-superbright bionts - several hundred billion
non-superbright cyborgs - several billion
turingrade artificials - ten billion - (vecs and aioids)
virtuals - several hundred billion
superbrights and superturings - 5 billion
transapients - several hundred million - (Skypalaces, and a few off-limits managed worlds, including the lost Unity Colony; includes posthumans and other postbionts, postalife, and hyperturings)
Territories: Oikoumene Dyson, a number of Skypalace colonies and territories in the Outer Volumes
Immigration and Emigration: No immigration to ODI-managed habitats. Immigration to Skypalaces strictly regulated. Emigration about 100 million a year, mostly from managed habitats that have attained hi/ultratech status and graduated to galactic civilization. About 10 million skypalacers will also emigrate
|Government and Administration||Government Type: non-advanced habitats under direct control/caretakership of ODI. |
Skypalaces are separately governed by cyberdemocracy/nanodemocracy/aiocracy (depending on polity)
Administrative divisions: Each Skypalace has its own autonomy
National holidays: (Skypalaces) Varies by habitat
Constitution: (Skypalaces) Each has its own Constitution, most along MPA lines (Beta Arae Protocols), with some Dominion, Negentropist and Communion influence
Legal system: (Skypalaces) Incorporates a mix of MPA (Beta Arae Protocols), Dominion, Negentropist and Communion jurisprudence
|Economics, Local Infrastructure||Economy: (Skypalaces) mostly based on tourism, information exchange and databases built around the near limitless sophontological diversity of the trillions of prim, low tech, and smaller number of hi tech societies and cultures, advantages through mediatorship between ODI and the rest of the galaxy, also a lot of foreign investment and Outer Volumes development projects |
Currency: Skypalaces- MPA Credit, also locally valid information- and energy- exchange tokens
Accessible Worlds - local currency, but the exchange rate with the MPA Credit is extremely good
Other Prim and Lo Tech Societies - differs by habitat and culture, usually naturally acquired objects or precious metal
Major Industries: Skypalaces -mostly based on tourism, information exchange, cultural ethnological, and sophontological templates, academias (ethnology and other branches of sophontology), mediatorship between ODI and the rest of the galaxy
Accessible Worlds -Tourism, arts and crafts
Angelnetting : Standard in all Skypalaces
Major Orbitals: About 10,000 Skypalaces, of which about 100 are regularly used for commerce with the rest of the galaxy
|Travel||Stargate(s): 4 Wormholes (5000-meter gauge) |
Cycle Routes: None
Major Spaceports: Each Wormhole Terminus is serviced by a large Skypalace and space port, shuttle service from there to the rest of the palaces.
Hazard Rating :
Skypalaces - 0.0 (angelnetted)
Accessible Worlds - 1.0 to 3.0
Restricted Prim and Lo Tech Worlds - 1.5 to 5.5 (depends on locals)
Visa Restrictions :
Skypalaces - standard screening applies
Accessible Worlds - anywhere from several days to several months waiting time, some conditions apply, especially for the less touristy habitats. Don't be surprised if your first application is rejected. Academics and Artists find it easiest to get permission.
Restricted Prim and Lo Tech Worlds - special permission from Sophontological Institute or Tourist Board, and permit acknowledgement by mediating ODI genii
Freedom of Movement:
Skypalaces - No restrictions, apart from industrial or other dangerous or high security areas.
Accessible Worlds - Anywhere from none to highly regulated. The amount of supervision depends on the world, and the visitor's visa rating.
Restricted Prim and Lo Tech Worlds - travel is only allowed in special areas, or by special dispensation from the ODI geni.
Environmental Requirements: Depends on habitat, which is adjusted for specific clades. However, a large number of habitats have baseline-friendly conditions (no environment suit required).
Image from Steve Bowers
|Seen from a distance of 20AU, the Oikoumene swarm mostly is visible in the infrared spectrum|