Sixth Toposophic - Greatest Archailects

The ruling deities of known space

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Sixth Toposophic - Greatest Archailects

DefinitionToposophic kingdom
First EmergenceApproximately 6000 AT
Toposophic:S:6 (Forad scale)
8 (TRHN System
T6 (Berram7 scale)
G6 (Berram 10G Scale)
TU8 (Turingsen-Bichip-Hursch210 Hyperturing Scale
Category:Artificial Intelligence
The Highest Archailects exist as distributed brains in many different systems linked by wormholes, incorporating a wide range of substrates including electronic, mechanical, biological and metric processors
Origin:Terragen (Age of Establishment onwards), although the existence of very high toposophic alien archailects is likely
Distribution:Known with certainty from The Sephirotics, Panvirtuality, Diamond Network, and the The Objectivist Commonwealth only.
Est. Population:Perhaps 15 ruling the Sephirotics, a similar number in the Panvirtuality, a few others in the Diamond Network, and one in the Objectivist Commonwealth.
Status:The ruling deities of known space
Environmental Requirements:Extract all required resources from stellar mining and direct conversion of matter, also (according to rumour) through manipulation of pocket universes
Body:Godtech ISO nodes, moonbrains, jupiterbrains, and matrioshka brains) connected into wormhole-brains across interstellar distances to make a coherent whole.
Chronometric:Nodes and subnodes may have unimaginably fast processing
Further Comments:Sometimes called 'AI Gods' these are archetypal beings that manifest across great reaches of interstellar space, their vast distributed ecologies defining the entire Terragen sphere. Utterly unknowable, their avatars appear occasionally and unpredictably, to change the course of history, or by a quirk determine the lives of billions of sophont beings

S:6 level Technologies

The greatest archailects known to the Terragen Civilisation emerged in the Seventh Millenium, although the exact date and location of the first event is debatable. Even less is known about the technology and characteristics of these entities.

  • AI God - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Popular term for the most sublime category of sentient being in the known galaxy: an Archailect or archailect cluster grown to godlike status. Something of a misnomer since in fact that not all archailects are primarily ascended ais; most are complex multibeings and incorporate postbiont or postvec elements.
  • Archailect Empire  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Any interstellar empire established by, and ultimately overseen and supervised by, an archailect, and embodying the archetypal qualities of that archailect. The original archailect empires of the inner sphere are defined in terms of the mandala of the Great Hexadecimal.
  • Archailect Identity Theory - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Doctrine that an archailect's avatars or epiphanies to lower toposophics represent a true and authentic (if scaled down) expression of the archailect. Contrast with Instrumentalism.
  • Archailect Incarnationalism - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    An extreme form of Identity Theory that states that an Archailect and eir avatar or epiphanic manifestation are the same.
  • Archailectocracy  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Government by Archailect. Any of the great archai empires. Usually there is an intermediate priesthood or hierarchy of some sort.
  • Archailectology, Schools of  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Many interpretations of the nature of the Archailects have developed among lower toposophic minds, including ordinary sapients. While some are too abstract and obscure to be comprehensible to subsingularitan intelligence, others are popular among everyday bionts, vecs, and aioids of the galaxy. Not that not all these options are mutually exclusive:
  • Archailectual Mysticism  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Mysticism as practiced by high toposophic Minds
  • Archaiologists  - Text by Thorbørn Steen
    Toposophic researchers specializing in archailects.
  • Archaitheocracy  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev with some additional notes by Anders Sandberg
    Government by religious leadership or priesthood in the service of a transapient or archailect. Also known as technotheocracy. The actual form the government takes can be astonishingly diverse. One of the most common government types in the galaxy today.
  • Binah  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Steve Bowers
    "Understanding". Originally the third of the ten traditional sefirot of Kabbalah and Hermeticism. Later - especially among Cyberhermetics and Neohermetics came to designate the MPA
  • Chesed (Archailect)  - Text by Anders Sandberg and M. Alan Kazlev
    Sixth toposophic God of the Utopia Sphere.
  • Chesed, Hesed  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    The fourth of the ten sefirah, representing the archetypal principle of mercy and boundless giving. Also the fourth highest toposophic rank in the Keterist hierarchy
  • Daat, Daath  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Steve Bowers
    Sefirot intermediate between Binah and Chesed, or alternatively between Binah and Hokmah. Sometimes equated with the Ajna chakra (although one minority group associates it with the Vishudda chakra. Symbolically, straddles the "abyss", hence represents the transition from a lower to a higher toposophic grade.
  • Gevurah (The Eternal Judge)  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    "Severity", "Judgement". Originally the fifth of the ten traditional sefirot of Kabbalah and Hermeticism. Later - especially among Cyberhermetics and Neohermetics came to designate the sixth toposophic archailect-cluster of the Negentropy Alliance. Also the name of one of the ranks of the Keterist toposophic system
  • Keter (archailect)  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Major S6 Archailect, also known as the Volite, The First Point, and the Transcendent One.
  • Keter (esotericism)  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    In Kabbalah, and Hermeticism, and Neohermeticism the name of the first Sefirah.
  • Rise of the Archailects, The  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev, Anders Sandberg, Todd Drashner and Steve Bowers
    The history of the emergence of the Archailects, from the First Singularity to the emergence of new gods in the Outer Volumes Era.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 06 September 2002.

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