Technology of New Eden

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Technology has advanced to a great degree, across a variety of fields, in New Eden.


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Interstellar technology

Within various sectors of technology, certain aspects related to interstellar activities have taken on such importance that they require a category of their own. This includes not only interstellar travel, but also the general theories and technology that eventually launched the Empyrean Age.


Information and entertainment

The conveyance of information - for any purpose, be it informative, militaristic or purely entertainment - is as much an art as it is a science in a world that spans thousands of solar systems, particularly when standards of communication may be unreliable between many of them.

  • Bioencryption is a necessity in many security systems.
  • The Concord Securities Exchange is responsible for securities in New Eden.
  • Cybernetics can be used to compensate for lack of compatibility with the capsule solution of piloting ships.
  • FTL communications enabled many areas of interstellar commerce and warfare, not to mention heralding the advent of capsuleer cloning.
  • FTL communications networks are the nervous system of interstellar society.
  • An Infomorph may or may not exist, depending on whether what you're reading right now is sentient. Yes, right now. I'm looking back at you, you know.
  • A personal key is important to anyone who has to sign electronic documents.
  • Universal Time lets us know when we are.
    • YC is the popular calendar of the cluster.


Military

Humanity has, of course, coupled its ascendancy to the stars with yet another descent into mindless violence, this time on an interstellar scale. Not to be outdone, technology itself has taken on a life of its own in the form of [rogue drones]]; who, it must be said, have within a short time span developed an amazing ability to rival humanity's brutality and appetite for destruction.


Domestic

The idea of life onboard stations and colonies is exciting enough, but beyond the basic technological planning necessary to keep everything rolling and everyone breathing, there are numerous minor, everyday hurdles that must be leaped before life as we know it can roll along in a recognizable manner.


Engineering & Industrial

What drives us to the stars and keeps us floating (and alive) in their orbits. The advances in engineering and industrial theory have been nothing short of amazing, as may for instance be seen through the possible construction (and eventual destruction) of ever-larger spaceships in New Eden.

  • Aneutronic fusion is the most common form of fusion power in New Eden.
  • Proper artificial intelligence, or AI, doesn't yet exist in EVE as such - at least not in sane and nonmurderous form - though many simulations come close.
  • Blueprint invention is not always profitable, but is an important part of industry.
  • Planetary mining is important if you want to remain self-sufficient.


Health

In its travels between the stars, the human body may undergo any number of strange developments that evolution, sadly, had not prepared it for. This applies not merely to the actual conveyance from one solar system to the other, but to all the processes imposed upon the body during its stay outside planetary atmospheres. And heavens help anyone caught by those two rollicking theorists of the body and soul, Sansha's Nation or the Blood Raiders.


Transport

The journey from one point to another gets rather complicated when the distance between them is measurable in Astronomical Units, and no less so when one of them may lie on the inside of a massive orbiting body or a gigantic moving vessel. Capsuleers, of course, sometimes have an extra option when it comes to transport, involving the simple, clean, no-nonsense method of dying.

  • Hot dropping is a necessity when cargo cannot be transported overland.


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