I am trying to encourage the Patreon, after all. I expect that at some point I will make UNFILTERED generally available, though. To give you an idea of what it’s like:
They’re all gone.
When we finally activated the automated welcome beacon in the Oort Cloud, humanity rejoiced. Finally, we were going to meet the rest of the Galaxy! But… they’re all gone.
There’s a network of beacons covering us, and other ‘developing’ species. The non-sapient (it says) AI running that beacon knows what happened, either. The rest of Galactic civilization simply disappeared, four hundred years ago.
We’ll get more access to the databases as we check off the old criteria for species advancement, the network says. It’s slow going, without a mentor species. But we know that humanity can go out there.
It’s just… should we?
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