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Communications (CivBE)

Primary technology of Tier N/A

Science 770 20xScienceBE
Requires N/A
Leads to Field Theory


Buildings enabled Feedsite Hub
Command Center
Improvements enabled Array
Satellites enabled N/A
Units enabled N/A

Allows the Command Center and Feedsite Hub buildings. Allows the Tacnet Hub orbital unit. Allows Workers to build the Array tile improvement.

"One of the finest shadings of communication is the difference between 'I didn't understand that,' and 'I understand that, but I don't care.'"

- Élodie, Remarques


From the time mankind developed writing – and was able to store his memories externally – to the World Wide Web – at which point all his experiences, no matter how innocuous or imaginary, became communal – communications took on ever more importance on Old Earth. The same holds true on this planet. Using the traditional model of communications, civil research on this planet has focused on improving the speed of transmission, lessening “noise,” and ease of access. By contrast, military communications here have been focused on command and control, interception and disruption, and security. Colonial officers unwilling to trust autonomous computers for defense turned to communications engineers. These devised new methods utilizing the planet’s electromagnetic and geological peculiarities to improve their preferred “mechanical comms” through advances such as tropospheric scatter, interoperable net-centric systems, acquisition guidance, and seismic communications.

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