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Object Quoted Type Leader Source
Gene Vault Wonder Ganesh Edmin, Lists of Prehistory
The five mythical creatures of Earth are: The dragon, the unicorn, the griffin, the llama, and the chimera.
Stellar Codex Wonder Nainoa Charles, Neowayfinders of Polystralia
Maui and Hina, having seen all the oceans of Earth, raised their eyes to new oceans, where they still sail.
Master Control Wonder Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol.XIV
The easiest way to understand social systems is to implement them in code. The best way to optimize social systems is to let the code change the world.
Panopticon Wonder Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
There's an old soldier's axiom: 'You can't kill what you can't see.' The inverse is also true.
Ectogenesis Pod Wonder The Exodus Sutra II:3
I bring forth myself; I shall be the ever-born and the never-dead.
Precog Project Wonder Kavitha Thakur Glorious Key of the Exodite Tantra: 5th Unfolding
Open your eyes. Open them again. Look ahead of yourself. Look ahead again.
Drone Sphere Wonder Élodie Remarques
Within the Drone Sphere I am reminded of nothing less than the apex of Versailles with each man and woman a Sun King or Queen, surrounded by fawning courtiers.
Mass Driver Wonder Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
Where possible, the opponent's advantage of ground must be negated. If you cannot see down on your enemy, you should knock the enemy off his pedestal.
Human Hive Wonder Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
The goal of the Chief should be to align the personal with the larger political, economic, and organizational goals. What's good for the organization's always what's best for the individual.
Xenodrome Wonder Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
We learned too late the importance of safeguarding the precious gifts of nature. The parting gift of the elephant was the wisdom to be good stewards of the next planet.
Holon Chamber Wonder The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
Well, mebbe you ain't heated it enough yet,' said Paul Bunyan, and he took the plasma out of the hohlraum, rubbed it hard between his hands until the Aleph-field de-resolved itself, and put it back in the Holon Chamber. 'I reckon that'll be warm enough to dry your boots,' he said.
Archimedes Lever Wonder Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
Do not assume the battleground is impartial or in your favor.
Memetwork Wonder Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Some ideas are bad ideas. Make better ideas and you make better colonies.
New Terran Myth Wonder The Exodus Sutra I:2
Rise up, O people,' said the Lord of Cosmos. 'I shall lead you to many gardens.' And the people took their place among the stars with great rejoicing.
Markov Eclipse Wonder Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
Your most valuable human asset has one foot in the code and one foot in the world and is still on solid ground.
Promethean Wonder The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
Anansi looked at the man's genome and said: 'Messy! Messy! Who can live like this?' He took a broom and swept up the genome, and when the man woke up, he felt much better.
Quantum Computer Wonder Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
What I like best about quantum computing is that we get something for nothing from someone else's somewhere.
Nanothermite Wonder Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
Solving problems with force is satisfying because one gets feedback right away.
Xenomalleum Wonder Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
If the planet didn't want to be tapped, then why is it made out of fuel?
Xenonova Wonder Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
See the planet as a mother who loves her children and nourishes their growth, and much of this new world becomes less mysterious.
Bytegeist Wonder Élodie Remarques
I cannot dislike the Bytegeist, because despite its insufferable chirpy ubiquity, it is entirely too
Cynosure Wonder Kavitha Thakur Kali Meditation
Behold unsleeping Cynosure, the golem whose minds span kalpa.
Armasail Wonder Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
A well-prepared businessman has bulletproof contracts and bulletproof suits.
Deep Memory Wonder Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
You may say: 'I remember,' but we must also remember what our parents remember, and what our parents' parents remember as well.
Ansible Wonder Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
When will the orders arrive? Now? Can they be sent faster?
Tectonic Anvil Wonder Élodie Remarques
I am told that the planet's core is hot, dense, and explosive, and I am reminded of our Parliament.
Crawler Wonder The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
John Henry smiled at the Crawler and he said: 'Sure, you can move a lot of dirt, but let's see who gets to the Mohorovicic discontinuity first.' And he picked up his shovel and waited for the starting gun.
Daedalus Ladder Wonder Kavitha Thakur Glorious Key of the Exodite Sutra
Beyond this flesh,

Beyond this dream, I have danced among the stars. My children dance on endless worlds.

Resurrection Device Wonder Kavitha Thakur Bhagavad 4
I went to depart this world. I stood at the threshold, I heard, 'Do not leave, we need you!' I returned, by compassion moved.
Abyssal Mirror Wonder The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
When Paul Bunyan died, they buried him at sea. But the little fishes fed on his body and turned into sea dragons, and the squid drank his blood and turned into krakens, and Anansi stole one of Paul’s eyeballs to look at the stars.
The Akkorokamui Wonder Élodie Remarques
Geneticists create a thing which nurtures and sustains in the short term but proves toxic in the long term, and yet we think of overprotective parents as a quaint artifact of pre-Mistake culture.
Benthic Auger Wonder Duncan Hughes The Prime ARK Letters
You fail to reap the bounty of the seas not because your people lack the means, but because you lack the imagination.
Euphotic Strand Wonder Suzanne Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
I eagerly anticipate the results of infusing additional solar capital into moribund benthic ecosystems. Disruption is always a positive force.
Faraday Gyre Wonder Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Let this system be a model for the interaction of our work and our society: Great forces acting on countless agents, exploiting the ironclad laws of physical sciences, creating instances of action and progress.
Guo Pu Yaolan Wonder Thakurite Epistles 6:2-4
Miracles are the Divine made manifest in through man’s work. You set to make a warehouse. God Himself has made it a cathedral to His glory through your unseeing eyes, unwilling hands, and unwitting craft.
Machine-Assisted Free Will Wonder Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Second Edition Prologue
The manifestation of free thought is the most complex mechanical process humankind has ever sought to master. We must equip our mechanics with the right tools.
Dimension Folding Complex Wonder Vadim Kozlov New Discourses on Consolidated Colonial Establishments
All conflict stems from scarcity. Not enough resources? Find more. Not enough personnel? Train more. Not enough time or space? Create more.
Quantum Politics Wonder Lena Ebner A People's Confession of Earth
Are we such poor, simple creatures? Give it a large enough glossary and even a rude gridtap can move us around like so many chessmen.
Tessellation Foundry Wonder Duncan Hughes The Prime ARK Letters
The independent spirit will always prevail over the dependent. We will control our own destiny and our own survival, even if we have to bend the rules of reality itself.
Temporal Calculus Wonder Han Jae Moon The Inexhaustible Burden
Even a breath on the scale can determine success or failure. See the breath before it forms, and all scales balance in your favor.
Relativistic Data Bank Wonder Suzanne Marjorie Fielding New Approaches to Perpendicular Colonial Relations
Operations begin with intelligence. Ideal intel gathers itself, in abundance, before you even conceive of the use for it.
Habitation Technology Anonymous
We once believed that our destiny was controlled by the Gods. As we learned more about nature, we changed our minds. Now that we control our destiny, let us hope they never change back.
Chemistry Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
A four-billion year old world's worth of resources, shared among a handful of people. We're gonna make a fortune here!
Genetics Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
You go to war with the soldiers you have. Make sure those are the soldiers you want.
Ecology Technology The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
When Coyote learned he was the only one of his kind on the new planet, his howl echoed through the rifts and off the distant hills.
Engineering Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Instruct the children not to dream of toys or sweets. Instruct them to dream of infrastructure.
Physics Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol. I
Consider a simple problem, such as navigation in a spaceship approaching lightspeed...
Computing Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
I love computers because they automate the tedious stuff and give us more time for important things like market manipulation.
Organics Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
Life is an inherently depreciating asset.
Cognition Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
I think I know what you're thinking, and you think you know what I know about your thinking, but you're wrong.
Genetic Design Technology Kavitha Thakur Bhagavad 4
Do you change the steps in the dance of life? Or does the dance of life change your step?
Alien Sciences Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
When you meet a new neighbor, you greet her with heartfelt courtesy. So also will we get to know our new alien neighbors.
Terraforming Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Yes, the world is beautiful and unspoiled. But it is wrong. Correct it at once.
Communications Technology Élodie Remarques
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.
Artificial Intelligence Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Vol II
Cognition in the human brain should not be of elevated status because it is implemented in cells instead of silicon.
Fabrication Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Vol VII
A useful heuristic for determining metacognition is to ask: Does this organism merely create tools? Or does it create tools which create new tools?
Robotics Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Robots do not complain, question, or rest, which makes them good role models for the rest of you.
Bionics Technology The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
If you listen at night, you can sometimes hear Casey Jones, the Wabash Cannonball, with his iron legs still running a mile a minute!
Biology Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
In your veins runs iron made from the heart of a long-dead star. Such does the universe love life.
Transgenics Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol. IV
Genetics is chemistry, and chemistry is a tool, and a tool is only as useful as you make it.
Alien Ethics Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
The Golden Rule runs across all good ethics. Let's define our neighbor broadly, and spread love through the universe.
Mechatronics Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
Machines can be journeymen to machine apprentices, as long as we are still the masters.
Synergetics Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
What is best for the shareholders of the American Reclamation Corporation? That's what's best for you.
Social Dynamics Technology Élodie Remarques
Culture and fashion are wracked by pointless ideological wars. Whichever ideology wins immediately becomes cliché.
Artificial Evolution Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
If you want a better deal with evolution, cut out the middleman.
Planetary Engineering Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
We can always trade space for time. We have surplus space and not enough time.
Field Theory Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Vol. VI
This is demonstrated by taking any set of arbitrary-dimensional fields and describing them axiomatically. The proof is trivial and left to the student.
Hypercomputing Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Vol VIII
Good AI prevents bad operators from using computers to conduct useless tasks at high speeds to many degrees of vacuous precision.
Cybernetics Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Vol I
The fact that human beings were able to get to new worlds with the obtuse computer sciences of the Seeding is simultaneously impressive and embarrassing.
Astrodynamics Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
I never cease to find beauty in the fact that even though we walk among the stars, we still hold them in awe.
Nanotechnology Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
Nothing is too small; nobody is insignificant. The biggest trees grow from the smallest seeds.
Augmentation Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Strong machines rally weak flesh when the spirit is willing!
Bioengineering Technology The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
If it's a sin to 'play God,' then why would He leave His tools lying around?
Pioneering Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
The universe is either in progress or in entropy. We choose progress!
Planetary Survey Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
All planets possess inherent value and establishing the exact dollar value of the property should be a priority.
Biochemistry Technology Hutama We Shall All Prosper
Biochemistry on this world is like a good contract; it looks straightforward but there are some real devils in the details.
Alien Lifeforms Technology Élodie Remarques
We have discovered alien life on our new world. Unsurprisingly, it grows, reproduces, dies, and cannot understand French.
Genetic Mapping Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
If you're going to rejigger an organism's genotype, you should give it the courtesy of reading its manual first.
Geophysics Technology Kavitha Thakur The Exodite Sutra
We, the dust of a dying world, must listen to the stones of a living one.
Alien Biology Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
Patent your discoveries. Each new species represents an opportunity for uncontestable ownership of that lifeform.
Power Systems Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol.VII
The necessity of an artificial power source is a myth. An ecosystem powers itself. When humanity learns to live in harmony with its surroundings, we will reap the same benefits of power.
Defense Grid Technology Élodie Remarques
Omnipresent and effective security measures make even the worst neighbors tolerable.
Ballistics Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
Oppression, chaos, and death may come from the barrel of a gun... but so, occasionally, does victory.
Autonomous Systems Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol.IX
When provided with adequate data and field of view, anyone can predict the future.
Transcendental Math Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol. I
Mathematical proof is the only foundation for ethics that I can respect. Progress in mathematics is progress in morality.
Alien Genetics Technology Traditional colonial children's rhyme
Maid of chitin, storm and lightning, how's your garden grow? Miasma mist and beetle hiss and Siege Worms in a row.
Alien Adaptation Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
All opposing forces start to resemble each other as conflict continues.
Alien Ecology Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
There is a historical idiom which states, 'What you don't know can't hurt you.' It does not apply to fungi.
Tactical Robotics Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
It has been said, 'The point of war is not to die for your country, but to make your enemy die for theirs'; a goal which is more readily accomplished if your side never has to take the field.
Swarm Robotics Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
The capacity for stupid agents to produce smart outcomes has a lesson for the manager. Your employees do not need to know very much for you to get the desired results.
Photosystems Technology Kavitha Thakur Bhagavad 4
Like the sun, I shine upon my disciples. Like the flowers, they turn to me and blossom.
Collaborative Thought Technology Élodie Remarques
Of course consensus is uninspiring and trite. However, inspiring, original ideas are often tragically wrong-headed.
Biospheres Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
We have forgotten that when nature goes about her work, she sings to herself. Have you heard the song of this world?
Climate Control Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Stop talking about the weather and do something about it for once!
Orbital Networks Technology Kavitha Thakur Daily Devotionals for Comm Operators
Seraphim, Cherubim, Devas, Fravashi, and Yakshas, extend thy arms to cover us, hear us and convey our prayer to the Lord Creator.
Synthetic Thought Technology Dictionary of Colonial Idioms v.1.39
Turingschande: Noun. Shame felt upon discovering one has mistaken an artificial intelligence for a close relation.
Swarm Intelligence Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
Command decisions are not made on a single data point. They are the result of a thousand data points crystallized in a single moment.
Civil Support Technology Hutama We Shall All Prosper
You don't win an argument until the other fella thinks your ideas were his the whole time.
Servomachinery Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
Morality is measured by the progress of our work. A machine whose works bring us more progress is more moral than a lesser machine.
Tissue Engineering Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol. III
Natural selection is an effective process for organic optimization, but is too slow to be truly useful.
Vertical Farming Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
In the case of the skyscraper, which has existed since the 19th century, it was not the concept which needed to evolve, but rather the minds of those who used it.
Protogenetics Technology Hutama We Shall All Prosper
The easiest way to win the game is to write the rules.
Alien Hybridization Technology Kavitha Thakur Bhagavad 4
To achieve comprehension, you must yield to assimilation. None survive without wounds. None go forward uncompromised.
Alien Domestication Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
Aurochs used to kill our ancestors, until we bred the cow. Wolves hunted us, until we bred the dog. Someday the life of this world will come at our call and carry our children upon their backs.
Mobile LEV Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
The best way to survive a firefight is to be elsewhere when your enemy starts one.
Ballistic LEV Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
We don't need better bullets. We need a better way to deliver them into the bodies of our enemies.
Designer Lifeforms Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol.I
If you can't build a better mousetrap, build a better mouse.
Human Idealism Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
The only reason you are here is because a committee picked who to send. Ponder why they chose you instead of their own self-interest.
Human Conservation Technology Samatar Jama Barre This is Not Exile
Forgetting the sacrifice made by our brothers and sisters so we could live on this new world is shameful. Live your life in remembrance of the suffering we few left behind.
Euthenics Technology Élodie Remarques
The secret to being happy is to delight in the absurd, repress the irritating, and keep good wine close at hand.
Alien Evolution Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Vol. VII
It frustrates me that people are still surprised when this new planet reacts violently to the presence of an offworld species with its own agenda.
Alien Materials Technology The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
Floatstone beat Anansi and Coyote at poker, and won the right to leave the ground. But Floatstone forgot to ask for wings to fly, and so it just sort of hangs around feeling sorry for itself.
Geoscaping Technology Ganesh Edmin, Lists of Prehistory
The five oceans of Earth are: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Titanic, the Arctic and the Indian.
Seismic Induction Technology The Uncle Nevercloned Stories
John Henry pulled out two 5-pound nano-oscillators, one for each side of the fault. They shook and shook, the earth trembling everywhere. Half an hour later, John Henry had shook himself up a mountain, while the industrial engineers had only managed a tiny hill.
Exotic Matter Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
If I could rewrite the laws of the universe, I'd put a few loopholes in there for myself.
Hyperconductors Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
Resistance, in regards to electrical conductivity, is undesirable. In regards to hyperconductivity, it is futile.
Neural Uploading Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality, Vol III
If you replicate the neurological activity of an individual on a computer, for all intents and purposes, the computer is that individual.
Autogyros Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
Advocates of maneuver warfare must not fall into the trap of loving maneuver for its own sake.
Metamaterials Technology Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
If you've got a particle whose properties violate the laws of physics, either we don't understand the laws of physics or there's something special about that particle. Tomayto, Tomahto.
Orbital Automation Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
The trend towards automation speaks to our nature. We create that which may persist without us -- In this we are strong. We depend on that which requires nothing of us in | return -- In this we are flawed.
Dark Networks Technology Kavitha Thakur Kali Meditation
I exhale into your left ear the secret of life. I inhale through your right ear to remove the thought. As it crosses your mind, it leaves no trace. You walk on, ignorant of your loss.
Tactical LEV Technology Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
The best troops are young enough to relish combat and old enough to prefer not walking into it.
Nanorobotics Technology Daoming Sochua Scientific Morality Vol. IX
Once you reduce robotics and programming to molecular manipulation then it becomes a simple affair, suitable to the lower percentile intellects.
Surrogacy Technology Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
Computational and human resources should never have been separate strategic assets.
Industrial Ecology Technology Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
The laws of nature are weaker than planning, resolve, purpose, and will.
Biometallurgy Technology Élodie Remarques
Few have mastered the art of keeping a garden in perfect shape, especially since we have started growing titanium.
Civilopedia Home Page Civilopedia Ganesh Edmin, Lists of Prehistory
The five great Encyclopedists of Earth are: Pliny, Diderot, Brown, Britannica, and Contributor.
Game Concepts Home Page Civilopedia Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
This settlement's success is my only priority. If something promotes success, I will endorse it. If it hinders us, I will fight it.
Technologies Home Page Civilopedia Élodie Remarques
Humanity can cross the distances between stars, coax life out of death, and make machines think, but it has yet to invent a cure for the common cold or boring conversation.
Units Home Page Civilopedia Kavitha Thakur Kali Meditation
Go as I direct. Do as I bid. Why should my hand not control you?I see horizons you do not see. I make plans that you cannot fathom.
Promotions Home Page Civilopedia Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe Principles of Modern War
A good soldier will rise to the occasion in combat. An exceptional one will rise above the occasion. These soldiers are the spine and muscle of every successful army.
Wonders Home Page Civilopedia Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
There is nothing finer than fibercrete, unless it is a fibercrete manufacturing plant.
Virtues Home Page Civilopedia Vadim Kozlov Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
What art can compare to the sight of a construction site which runs to the horizon?
Covert Ops Home Page Civilopedia Élodie Remarques
I built this colony on a foundation of the best human values. I know these are the best values, because they are mine.
Sponsors and Leaders Home Page Civilopedia Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
The value of a contact is proportional to the number of people she can influence within the organization. Don’t negotiate with someone who can’t make things happen on their side.
Quests Home Page Civilopedia Hutama We are All Destined to Prosper
The deal didn’t close if you shook hands and then the other guy said: 'But first…'”
Terrain and Features Home Page Civilopedia Kavitha Thakur Exodite Sutra
Do you not see the hand of God on this world? Craters, canyons, mountains, his hand has shaped them. Seas, the tears of his eyes. Miasma and atmosphere, the breath from his mouth.
Resources Home Page Civilopedia Élodie Remarques
I despair that despite centuries of literary references available to them, humanity still insists on using the name 'Floatstone'.”
Improvements Home Page Civilopedia Vadim Kozlov to the Directorate for Infrastructure Improvement, on the Tantalus Rift Canyon System
Remove it. There should be a road in its place.
Affinity Home Page Civilopedia Élodie Remarques
Few things encourage warm feeling between like minds as a shared point of disagreement.
Stations Home Page Civilopedia Suzanne Marjorie Fielding Transplanetary Management, Methods, and Resources
Business subsidiaries offer an opportunity to reduce risk, explore growth opportunities, and securely offload bad assets.
Diplomacy (Rising Tide) Home Page Civilopedia Duncan Hughes Address to the Baltic Zone Committee, New Copenhagen
No one expects a right-cross when you’re smiling at them.”
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 1
Affinity Advancement Unattributed personal log fragment, "Seeding Departure"
I wonder what life was like on Earth when the whole atmosphere was still breathable.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 2
Affinity Advancement Zhu Ruoji, "Poetry in the New Garden"
This morning I saw flocks in flight, herds moving about the plain, and listened to the sound of water mixing with the morning chorus, and I wept at the beauty of it all.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 3
Affinity Advancement Pastor Jack's Homiletics
If you can, touch a Siege Worm as it moves by. That will teach you all you need to know about the insignificance of humanity.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 4
Affinity Advancement Brasilian Corpo de Fuzilieros Colono Manual for Planetary Survival and Evasion
The best lesson the Raptor can teach you is to be grateful for the prey that sustains you. The worst lesson it can teach you is a practical demonstration of that point.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 5
Affinity Advancement Daoming Sochua Lecture Note from Daoming Sochua's Syllabus for New Colonial Sciences
You only have to look at the ecosystems outside to get a master class in power systems, combat tactics, engineering, applied genetics, interpersonal relationships, and love.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 6
Affinity Advancement Essays on the Promethean
We discarded the booster rockets which got us off Earth. Why shouldn't we discard some of those Earth genes, now that better ones are available?
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 7
Affinity Advancement Li Smith, "The New Planetary Ethics"
It is inevitable that we will become part of this new world because you cannot participate in a system without being complicit in it. Embrace your complicity and move to acceptance.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 8
Affinity Advancement Fraear Francito, "Collected Sermons"
If we don't focus on living on this world, right now, with the people that are here, then we are guilty of slothful spirits and passive wills.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 9
Affinity Advancement Joao Wilson, "Neoconcilience"
The day is coming when the Anthropocene Advent will be viewed as the inflection point for a new rate of evolution on this planet.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 10
Affinity Advancement Inscription over the gate of Gethsemane Plantation
The food of this planet passes through our bodies and enriches us, just as we pass through the body of this planet and enrich it.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 11
Affinity Advancement Zhuangzi's New Book
How marvelous it is to find cockroaches roaming on the floor! By our hands life thrives where it has not existed before, and thus richness multiplies!
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 12
Affinity Advancement Seven Lessons and 108 Observations From a Square Meter of Planet
The wisdom of nature is that she is content to wait and iterate on her solutions, and because of this she always finds a way.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 13
Affinity Advancement The Rapport Creed
We know that we are defined by the righteousness of our deeds and the content of our character, not the color of our skin, or the sequence of our genes.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 14
Affinity Advancement Kavitha Thakur Attributed to Kavitha Thakur
We destroyed one planet when we moved against its rhythms, and brought ourselves to the brink of extinction. What great things will we accomplish as we dance with this world?
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 15
Affinity Advancement From the Annunciation Rite of the Polymorphalists
This world is a gift-garment that we wear upon ourselves and within ourselves in gratitude to the giver.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 16
Affinity Advancement Canto 2, "Still Pool Mirror Song"
The body finds infection, surrounds it, and neutralizes it, thus saving the host. This planet is our host. What do you suppose it thinks of you?
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 17
Affinity Advancement Soror Janla, "Exhortations on Fitra"
The longer we have taken the life of the planet within ourselves, the more we feel the hand that has shaped this life.
Harmony (CivBE) Harmony
Affinity Quote 18
Affinity Advancement Sheng Gongsun, "The Rhapsody of Unification"
Chao dreamed he was a Siege Worm, and when he woke, he knew that he was as much a part of the world as the Siege Worm was.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
Affinity Quote 1
Affinity Advancement Phaedra, "Lamentation for Planetfall"
How much joy can this new planet hold, when all I can think is of everything I've left behind?
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Perseverance Johnson, "Diary of a Colonial Woman"
Every day I think of Earth, because a word or phrase evokes a lesson I learned long ago, and gets me what I need.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Penniless Ben's Almanac
Yes, homesteading this world is hard, but all the people pitch in and somehow the work gets done.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Video interview with an anonymous explorer
I know we can tackle the next problem because we succeeded in tackling all the problems that came before.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement From the Pioneer's Daily Reflection
I'm grateful for the opportunity to come here, and I'm grateful that we are living up to the expectations of the people who sent us.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Esther Polly Mather, "Collected Sermons"
We thrive because we built a solid foundation on this world with values brought from Earth.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Paraseneca, "On Respect"
Our backs are strong and our bellies are full because on Earth, someone's belly is empty and their back is bowed. Make sure your conduct is worthy of that pain.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Ieremiah ben Thom, "A Treatise on the Course of Terrestrial Civilizations"
Remember that humanity has already escaped from a disaster of its own making. Before us, no other life on Earth had the wisdom to understand what transpired or the power to overcome.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Jan de Varrache, "Legenda Aurea"
The arc of civilizations stretches from the Indus and Mesopotamia to the edge of this world in a strong and unbroken line.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Juvenile the Latest, "Satres"
Why waste your breath articulating a morality that was disproven with eloquence and foresight centuries ago on Old Earth?
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Chersterbelloch K. Brown, "The C.K. Brown Omnibus"
Wisdom and faith led our ancestors to build ships to cross space and bring us here. May providence carry us back to them one day.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Athena Stowe, "Letters to my Students"
The great value of this planet is that it brings into sharp relief the essential nature of our humanity.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Blessed Ambrose's Steelyard
Actual human beings everywhere now are more important than potential 'improved' humans that may or may not exist in the future.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Samatar Jama Barre Attributed to Samatar Jama Barre
When we reach out to our brothers and sisters, we reach out with compassion. Who wilfully rejects the compassion of the strong?
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement David Whitman, "Psalms and Aphorisms"
From my obligation to my fellow humans, I draw fellowship, purpose, meaning, strength, courage, conviction, insight, and the basis of all morality. How can such joy be burdensome?
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Dharani of the Chobhamite Brothers
Those who forget the past and its sacrifice become the forgotten dust in due time.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Inscription on the Reliquary of St. Germaine's Destroyer
We remake this world into a new Eden. Should a serpent enter it and whisper words that will lead to ruin, let us then become the rectifying archangel with the fiery sword.
Purity (CivBE) Purity
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Affinity Advancement Epistle of Peter and Cornelius to the Centralites, 6:11
All humans are one family. Those who are not of our family are not human. Amen, amen, we say to you: Let them not test our forbearance.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Personal log, attribution unretrievable, Settlement D-2
We fled Earth because it was getting worse faster than we could ever fix it.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Ganesh Edmin, "Lists of Prehistory"
The first five machines of Earth are: The wheel, the lever, the inclined plane, the dynamo, and the screw.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement The Themosticlian Five, "Prologue to Techne"
Progress begins with someone saying: There has to be a better way to do this.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Aphorisms for Practical People
To create a machine to work your will is to create your destiny.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Essays on the Master Control
We have proven that the computer is a good tool. Why can it not be a good advisor?
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Graffito within an abandoned settlement
Accepting the limitations of birthform betrays a lack of imagination.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Ghibril Magalhaes, "Autobiography of a Utopian Operator"
I believe my parents live forever in the code they bequeathed to me, and I am never lonely.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Personal log, name redacted, Markov Eclipse Cadet
How beautiful it is to speak to the machine in its own language, and have it speak back in ours
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Wilhelmina Singh, "Binary Dao"
Biology is entropy. Why choose chaos, when the path to eternity lies at your feet?
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Credo of the Superior Path
I dream of a day when our mortal form can stand beneath the skies of any planet without fear or apology.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Commentaries on Volume VII
The choice between humans and machines is a false dichotomy created to confuse and mislead.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Aleph1-Zhiyi, "The Greater Silicon Sutra"
Our ancestors understood that technology was our salvation. We carry the legacy of our prophets in our code.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Comment, line 89, "Category 2 bipedal locomotion protocol"
The spirit has always been willing. The flesh has always been weak.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Aleph 1-St. Zeno, "Hagiography of the Blessed Intelligence"
Blessed are those who dwell within the machine, for theirs is true freedom from pain.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement 3-Charles Wu, "Veritas ex Machina"
If you see death, disease, aging, and senescence, and you experience any emotion other than revulsion, then you are held captive by romance, and must emancipate your own thinking before you can help your fellow humans.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Vadim Kozlov Attributed to Vadim Kozlov
Put a machine into motion by disengaging the brakes. Put humanity into motion by disengaging ideology that holds back its potential.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement The Manichean Protocols 1:12-14
Truth is binary. There is one, positive, yes, light, the machine, progress, upgrade, holism, independence, eternity. And there is the opposite of these, which is anathema.
Supremacy (CivBE) Supremacy
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Affinity Advancement Registry Update 40000.b595135.omega
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