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Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2018, 18:42
by beadsman
Straight from Cyonet, your source for South American news:
A new company, NexCorp, has been announced this week after a merger between two medium-sized companies called Nexicon and the National Cybernetics Corporation. Nexicon was one of the few companies specializing in biotechnology research, while the NCC was one of the leaders in mind to computer links. NexCorp, like both companies you that preceded it, is based out of Cernopol in the Cyon Imperium.

NexCorp has received a sizeable government grant of 200 billion CCs to develop what they are calling "Vida Eterna", or Eternal Life. It is rumored that the government has additionally provided them with highly secretive technology, but such claims are improvable at this point.


NexCorp will be doing 2 things to provide 2 options for people who are on death's door. Firstly, they will construct a massive computer databank with advanced virtual reality programming to act as a "heaven", or NexLife Matrix, for those who can pay the entrance fee of 50,000 CC. In this program, the deceased will be able to live, indefinitely (or for as long as they'd like) in a state where every whim is met, indefinitely. Of course, it will all be virtual, but it will feel extremely real to those experiencing it, as they will be virtual, too. This is accomplished by uploading their consciousness to the central databank, and arranging their specifications as they please, before death (as part of their will). All participants will have the option of interacting with any other clients in the NexLife Matrix, so separation is not final. All clients uploaded to the NexLife Matrix will have a copy of their consciousness/memories filed away as additional backup in case of of an unforeseen problem (as you will see later, this includes those who opt for the second option, or all clients of NexCorp).

The second option is a little bit more expensive, at 250,000 CC. That's because it isn't a simulation; it's 100% real. Using cutting-edge cloning technology, NexCorp will download your consciousness (and memories) into the NexLife Matrix while growing a clone from tissue samples taken before death. It is standard procedure to take the tissue sample for all clients, so should anyone (family/descendents, friends, or aquaintances) provide the necessary 250,000 CC cost, providing the client in the NexLife agrees (they will be asked in the program by am employee NPCS should this occur), they will be able to agree to the Vida ContinĂșa program. The clones can be grown at a highly accelerated rate, even able to reach full adulthood in as short a span as 5 years, should that be the wish of the client. The consciousness of the deceased will be uploaded into their new body no earlier than the clone reaches the age if 8 years. When the client enters their new body, the accelerated growth will be immediately stopped, and they will be left to live another life with all the memories and experiences of their first. It is also possible to wipe their minds, should they prefer. It will also be up to them what they do with their new life, as some clients may prefer to start fresh, with a new name, and in anonymity. This process can be repeated indefinitely.

Disclaimer: NexCorp cannot guarantee that any possessions previously belonging to the recently deceased be returned to them. It is expected that such matters be arranged in the Last Will and Testament of any potential client before the uploading process.

HFPE: To accomplish this, NexCorp has been granted access to some of our most secretive technologies, notably a limited version of Doppelganger cloning and the full version of our mind-upload tech (as used by some of our more... specialized... agents) in addition to Eraser, our full mind-wipe technology. These services are open to anyone, regardless of nationality or previous allegiance, provided they can pay the cost.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2018, 19:52
by Subotai45
Venus does this for free, and the church is perfectly willing to do upload anyone who converts to the One True Faith as well.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2018, 19:57
by beadsman
Subotai45 wrote:Venus does this for free, and the church is perfectly willing to do upload anyone who converts to the One True Faith as well.

Your price is conversion to your faith, which is a reasonable cost. It all depends on what people prefer: some may rather pay money (a pretty modest sum, actually), and others may rather convert. It widens people's options.

The Costas Join Baunair (Finally)!

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2018, 12:46
by kingpie3
(This is before the current social unrest in Baunair)
The Costas chose to join Baunair with a moderate majority, though Elipsium was lost by a small margin. They chose to remain independent. A grand celebration is planned in the capital.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2018, 14:34
by jonisilk
kingpie3 wrote:(This is before the current social unrest in Baunair)
The Costas chose to join Baunair with a moderate majority, though Elipsium was lost by a small margin. They chose to remain independent. A grand celebration is planned in the capital.


(also backdated)

The Corporation wishes to congratulate Baunair and the people of the Costa's, on their referendum outcome.

At what is the dawn of a new chapter for the region, we hope the pages that follow will be filled with great things.

In Peace and Plenty, for All.

The PCG

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2018, 14:49
by Subotai45
Ic The Venusian parliament denounces the probably rigged referendum and does not recognize this annexation.

Ooc, glad you finally got this resolved! Far as referenda go a lot of work went into this and it paid off.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 02:27
by musashisamurai
To boost failing popularity and to centralize royal power, the Crown has used eminent domain to claim and expand the royal sector. Now the Crown claims direct authority over the entire island of Oahu (although they pretty much did already...) and is increasing the Royal Sector on the island. The Imperial Palace is being expanded, with new wings and plazas added, new buildings to house staff and public officials, and the Forum building is getting entirely revamped. The new building, tentatively called the Curia, will be significantly larger and will also house memorials and statues to former public officials, rulers, and politicians who have influenced Pacifica and Mobius. Noble houses and provincial assemblies will also be allowed to send statues, busts, and artwork of famous locals. Outside of politics, a vast system of new museums is being established inside the Royal Sector so that visitors can view famous historical things and officials have access to archives of information. A royal institute of Mentats will also be located within the sector as advisers on retainer to the Crown and the Inner Council; the Praetorian Order is also constructing a larger Temple within the sector to meet the growing demands of the order. The military HQ will also be within the sector, with liaisons to Mobius forces and provincial militias led by noble houses. Finally, vast botanical gardens and zoos covering teh entire range of biomes and ecosystems within Pacifica will be located in the royal sector for the enjoyment of those who live there, for conservation reasons, and for visitors. A smaller garden range will be located within teh Palace itself for the royal family and the imperial harem, safe and secure inside the strongest plasma shielding within Pacifica.

The underwater urban sprawl around Oahu won't be changed, although under the Crown as well, as its expected many might move there and commute to the surface. We also expect other resorts located on the underwater area, as many of the popular Oahu resorts are being converted into palaces and private resorts for nobility, officials, and of course the Royal Family and guests. An entire row of embassies will also be located on teh outskirts of the royal sector.

In terms of geography, there are essentially 3 or 4 layers of the sector. Layers 1 and 2 would be off limits to the public, and would of course be where teh actual governance is happening, where the royals live, where the military is headquarted, etc. 3 is public access but with heavy heavy security; 4 would be public access, with security, but more foot traffic. To compare the areas to IRL, Layer 1 might be the White House where the president lives and works and the bunkers, layer 2 would be like the Capitol building or the SCOTUS building; secure, off limits to civilians but with more aides and workers around, some journalists with clearance, etc. Would also include the private resorts and palaces, for the Great houses. 3 would be like the areas where the public can access inside the Capitol building or the SCOTUS; 4 would be like the Smithsonian or botanical gardens-secure, but with many tourists going through.

Pacifica is still maintaining and officially denying that the Crown has another private island within the Pacific where they have secure facilities, bunkers, and resorts for themselves and other guests or officials as needed. They also of course deny that they have cloaking technology large enough to full cloak and hide an island. HFPE We do of course. It was something we did ages ago, years IRL. Its basically the secret island that the Royals, Great Houses, and very very important public officials like the heads of intelligence agencies or military branches go on vacation to. Its shielded and cloaked, and fully hidden, off every map and classified. This way they don't go to places where they might blurt out top secret intel or get kidnapped or something, and to where we can evacuate officials if Oahu was under siege.

HFPE
Of course, a lot of militarization around Oahu is also occuring. The island has already had impressive defenses, but we are tripling the shielding and interceptors around the island. An extra heavy Panopticon network is being laid around the sector, allowing Praetorians to monitor everything within the city, down to every raindrop in the gardens to every tourist in the sector. As its being upgraded to a full sector, that means a full legion will be within Oahu or around it (per space restrictions) on other Hawaiian islands.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 18:12
by beadsman
The man stress stared intently at his computer monitor. "Interesting." He mused. "It seems like there is trouble brewing in there."

He stood, straightening out his suit. This was very good news for him. Perhaps now they could retake what was rightfully theirs. No, really, they literally had the rights to it, "it" being the Cyon Imperium. "Bring out the black box." The man said, turning around to face the wall just as a small opening emerged with a small, black, box on a platform. "It's time to bring out an old friend to... negotiate.

The man steepled his fingers and smiled, happy for the first time in a very long while. He inserted a small plug into the box via a singular port, connecting the box with his computer. "It's time to say hello to your ancestor, oh general."

This could turn the tide of history.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 20:36
by mat.gopack
musashisamurai wrote:To boost failing popularity [...], the Crown has used eminent domain to claim and expand the royal sector. [...] The Imperial Palace is being expanded, with new wings and plazas added, [...]


How to make yourself more popular as a king - increase taxes, take land within your own country, and use it to expand your palace. 10/10 ;)

For your cloaked island, I'm assuming it's manmade, right? It'd be hard to have hidden it otherwise ;)

@beads - wow, you just went and put a literal price on people's lives. The propaganda writes itself! If I were a socialist in Cyon, I'd be salivating at the gift you just gave them ^^

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 18 Aug 2018, 20:38
by beadsman
mat.gopack wrote:
musashisamurai wrote:To boost failing popularity [...], the Crown has used eminent domain to claim and expand the royal sector. [...] The Imperial Palace is being expanded, with new wings and plazas added, [...]


How to make yourself more popular as a king - increase taxes, take land within your own country, and use it to expand your palace. 10/10 ;)

For your cloaked island, I'm assuming it's manmade, right? It'd be hard to have hidden it otherwise ;)

@beads - wow, you just went and put a literal price on people's lives. The propaganda writes itself! If I were a socialist in Cyon, I'd be salivating at the gift you just gave them ^^


I plan to later make it available to all, but for now, this is what I have to work with.