Technology Setting

The Chain

StarGates scattered across the heavens changed the dynamic of Society. Isolated moons are no longer years away, hundreds of planetary systems are within hours of each other. The vision set in motion by Ancient humans sparked a revolution among creatures worlds apart.

A new Universe of trade was born. Among the many sociological and economic changes, this technological revolution brought with it The Chain.

The Chain is a universal computer network utilizing the powerful StarGates to continuously transmit information to galaxies light-years away. Allowing digital information on Gated worlds to be accessed from any other system with a StarGate. A Universe wide Internet.

History of Starship Technologies

Cargo

  • Modern, What we build today:

The Highest-Grade Starships feature a hangar capable of internally docking one or two star-fighters. While most just use more than capable external docks. Pressurized equipment can be stored internally in the hanger, while at least one large pressurized storage room is close by to house goods needed at quick access.

  • Standard, What we built yesterday:

Older starships are not capable of internally housing fighters, however most supported unpressurized cargo bays to hold equipment and supplies. Pressurized supplies may also be housed just inside the cargo bay’s airlock in a receiving room.

  • Outdated, What we built ages ago:

The oldest of ships housed all extra cargo externally on racks on the outside of the spacecraft.

Computer

  • Modern, What we build today:

Today’s shipboard computer features a full voice controlled interface linked to The Chain. Featuring a robust assortment of network abilities. All ship to ship transmission takes place over the chain, including communications and docking requests. A shipboard computer has the ability to detect the dialect of an unknown language and retrieve information to understand the dialect from The Chain. This can be used as a shipboard translator or to grant Starship control.

Starships usually lock their internal sensors and commands from other computer systems, unless in S.O.S. Mode, which renders the Starship totally open to outsiders who may be able to offer assistance.

All modern starships feature “adaptive docking” which enables for docking to any kind of port, as well as the ability to extend a standard of four meters to allow for ship to ship docking. One starship requests the permission to dock, once granted by the other ship, the computer automatically assess the abilities of each docking port and assigns male and female roles accordingly based on each ships abilities and architecture.

  • Standard, What we built yesterday:

Older shipboard computers featured a workstation only interface or a set of workstations, usually touch-screens. Chain-Linked for transmissions and docking requests.

Starships usually lock their internal sensors and commands from other computer systems, unless in S.O.S. Mode, which renders the Starship totally open to outsiders who may be able to offer assistance.

These Starships featured one kind of dock, which does not adapt to other kinds of dock. Rendering them only able to dock to Starships with adaptive docks or a space-station.

  • Outdated, What we built ages ago:

The oldest of computer systems are incapable of connection with the Chain, while these craft have some benefits for being hard to detect and reprimand they are impossible to hail, and difficult to dock with, requiring manual control and a extended dock on the target vessel to attach to.

The oldest Starships can only dock with craft or space-stations that will allow manual docking.

Life-Support

  • Modern, What we build today:

All modern Starships feature floors designed to pull objects towards them. While most only effect 3-4 meters above the floor, this is more than adequate to mock gravity’s effects during long space travel.

The entire ship is pressurized to your liking, and enriched with a breathable atmosphere. Waste is demolecularized and the molecules filed for later use by the computer.

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