(Not) Understanding the Metaphor of "Time"

No history is written.  No fuchur is predestined.  All possibilities exist within the infinity that encompasses our life.  We present the history of the 22nd century as series of events perceived and interpreted through our limited human capacity for observation.

Your current understanding of space, time, physics, and other sciences offers you an inaccurate understanding of time and dimensionality.  The purpose of our exhibit is not to correct your errors in perception or provide instructions traversing dimensions beyond those you currently perceive with relative fullness.  We simply provide this notice to assuage any fears that your interaction with our fuchur cannot change it.

We have constructed a version of history that, for you, has yet to happen.  We have provided it using the technology available to your fourth dimensional node.  Please learn from your experiences and enjoy yourselves.  Until you progress to a greater understanding of existence, this history serves only to prime you for that inevitable moment.

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We have presented a history of the 22nd century without censorship.  As a result, your perception of this content may result in a chemical reaction in your brain that you interpret as fear, hatred, sadness, or some complex variety of negative emotions.  Please note that our exhibition and historical documentation was not designed to offend or incite negativity, but rather inform and provoke intellectual conversation.

For this reason, if you exist in a reality where you are currently subject to your base emotions we ask that you exercise restraint and imagine a logical context for the content you consider offensive.  You may reach your own conclusions, maintain your own opinions, and experience this selective history of the 22nd century as you choose.  We only ask that you do so respectfully, and exempt yourself from conversation and action if you cannot abide by such a request.

Taking Offense

The world economy changed long ago when cryptocurrencies gained prominent traction in the year 2027, eventually leading to an economic shift that eroded governments and fragmented power across the globe. While ultimately beneficial, the 22nd century suffered a massive chasm in the distribution of wealth due to the cost of payment systems, compromised bank security, and unbalanced power structures in the Cryptocurrency Exchange Market (CCEM).

Where physical, monetary notes were once commonplace and convenient, comprehensive security quickly became vital—and very expensive—in 22nd century life. With no hierarchy to the CCEM and a lack of regulation, banking rates soared to levels that many average people couldn’t afford. Furthermore, many business models could neither accommodate or bear the expense of this new economic model which left many businesses struggling and citizens out of work and home.

While social norms quickly changed during the 21st century and sex work not only became legal but a source of celebrity, that change created an artificial economic ceiling in the industry. While sex work could offer great financial rewards, only an elite few were able to achieve such success.

Adult entertainment venues (e.g. “strip clubs”), boutique pornographers, and unfranchised brothels quickly shuttered in the wake of the high cost of securing cryptocurrency. This ultimately gave rise to competition-based entertainment programming to help aspiring sex workers find fame in an overpopulated and underfunded world. We will feature marketing materials and samples of programming that depict this historic segment of 22nd century sex work.

Homelessness and Vagabond

The mafias of yesteryear faded quickly with the rise of the cryptoeconomy, making way for intelligent hacking collectives with their own digital mint. With each currency registered through the CCEM and with most illegal activity carried out through the compromised ABT, many hacking collectives quickly gained power.

The ABT allowed illegal activities to be funneled through that broken government system, and with the degradation of executive regimes these collectives avoided scrutiny from the law. The damaging effects are plentiful, but the exhibit will focus primarily on the various cryptocurrencies fashioned by the hacker mobs. From DawgCoin to DoubleMint to DicKoin, we’ll examine the origins of each and their effects on 22nd century society.

Rise of the Cryptoeconomy

Sex Workers and DicKoin

Organized Crime and DoubleMint

In this portion of the exhibit, we will examine the effects of the cryptoeconomy on the lost segment of the population.

During the exhibition, we will allow the mining of DawgCoin and DicKoin and feature commemorative minted currency for DicKoin, DoubleMint, DawgCoin, Vagabond, and the eventual electronic specie fabricated by the Synthetic Democracy.

Visitors will be able to purchase commemorative coins and other related items if they so chose.  Mining digital currency will be available free of charge.

Many citizens were made homeless by the economic shift from analog to digital coinage. Donations were initially acceptable through mobile devices, but the rise of artificial intelligence and the malicious seizure of the Artificial Brain Trust (ABT) led to automatic hacking of insecure devices.

Giving the homeless money was akin to funding cyberterrorism, as any donations within the modern day cryptoeconomy were siphoned away in a near instant. The homeless were considered a “gateway drug” to terrorism and were the unfortunate target of many unpleasant political campaigns. We will feature imagery from the Banc of Vagrancy campaign, demonizing the homeless as the inadvertent investors in the Anarchic War (2109 – 2146).

The Candied Aspersion Reclamation Campaign

Bigotry died a slow death on Earth (22nd century “Aurf”), and its deterioration gave way to a few oddities. The Candied Aspersion Reclamation Campaign served as the most prominent due to its polarizing effects. In 2102, the Mars Candy Company filed for bankruptcy after a protracted legal battle with the controversial Lucha Libre performer Casco Cabron after utilizing unlicensed rectal imaging of the wrestler's alimentary canal in a worldwide charity campaign to promote fistula awareness.

The company was subsequently purchased through bankruptcy auctions by the wealthy entrepreneur, Alexander Houle, who was thereafter discovered to have funded Casco Cabron's legal proceedings.  Known for his controversial opinions, Houle created the Candied Aspersion Reclamation (CAR) Campaign in an attempt to rehabilitate his image and serve the public by helping to reclaim derogatory language.  Rather than favor, his actions incited confusion and vitriol.

Unexpected Outcomes

Houle's rebranded candy company, Prismatic Confections, issued an initial apology and eventually ceased production of the altered packaging but never recalled any of the candy involved in the campaign. While many called the operation callous and disrespectful, the ridiculousness of the social gaff also helped to make the products highly desirable. Many were re-sold and auctioned off in the Metaverse at highly inflated prices.

The initial controversy led to several unexpected outcomes. Houle, a known homosexual, became a polarizing figure for gay men. Some found his misguided efforts charming or funny, while others considered his actions unforgivable. The latter resulted in an attempt on his life, by lacing a Faggot candy bar with the deadly poison ricin.

What would have easily resulted in the assassination of most early 22nd century humans simply provided Houle with what appeared to be a mild case of pneumonia. With the eradication of pneumonia and similar diseases, the US CDC quickly intervened to quarantine Houle to contain a potential outbreak. What they found was far stranger than anyone expected.

Alexander Houle's genetic makeup differed significantly from standard human mutations due to the use of unknown genetic therapies. Houle refused further testing, denied the CDC's conclusions, and refused to address any questions or claims about his health. Nevertheless, the public posited he was the first immortal man and labeled him a traitor to his species for withholding the cure for death.

The controversy ended in 2119 when Houle was found dead in a private pool situated atop a prohibitively expensive Nevada hotel. No cause of the death could be determined, though the position of his body and the presence of holographic projections of Casco Cabron's rectrum implied he expired during an act of masturbation.

His last will and testament left much of his estate to various members of his many enterprises. Most notably, his genetic research was specifically provided to the nootropic pharmacologist Halbred Gainsworth. The men had no documented relationship, and Gainsworth refused to comment despite later becoming a more notable figure in 22nd century history.

Our exhibition will examine the CAR campaign through imagery of Prismatic Confection's advertisements, demonstrating the vast range of bigoted candy including Faggot, Twat, Chinkies, Darkies, Shylocks, Towelheads, and Big Red Beaners.  We have reproduced the more popular Shitnuggets and Cocksuckers for our guests.

In conjunction with public outcry, the definition of murder was expanded to include many new species. While the law allowed for animal killings in certain dining situations, all of North America, the United European Alliance, and the Joint Republic of Korea voted to ban the sale of organic animal flesh. Only lab-grown meats were allowed for mass consumption and citizens were required to obtain a license for legalized killing of animals.


Zoophiles initially faced a far greater battle than the LGBTTQQIAAP community, but nevertheless convinced the world to add a Z to the comprehensive acronym shortly after the advent of the Cerebral Decoding Algorithm (CDA) in late 2047. With fervent demand for equal rights from the zoophilia community, the CDA was quickly adjusted to function on non-human animals and translate their thoughts.

Human-Animal relations became widely accepted through indifference. Interspecies marriage wasn’t mentioned in the active law books, therefore making it legal by exception. Nevertheless, few people celebrated unusual romantic relationships.

Not until 2110, shortly after the commencement of the Anarchic War, did the first prominent Man-Dog wedding take place. Nootropic pharmacologist Halbred Gainsworth and his dog Minnie were married August 10th, 2110, in Omaha, Nebraska.

As the rise of animal consciousness continued, and verbal communication became possible through technology, attempts to criminalize zoophagy began. With diseases rendering chicken and other popular meats inedible, lab-grown flesh became a staple of the human diet.

These laws birthed strange movements, including the Humeat Catalog. No prohibitory action was taken on lab-grown flesh for the sole purpose of consumption, so long as the products were safe. Humerica, a failing company on the verge of bankruptcy, pivoted their focus from DNA refinement to selective cloning in order to salvage their business. The result was Humeat, a modified human-derived muscle protein.

Engineered for significant health benefits, many early adopters praised the controversial product for its high nutritional value. Humeat served as a complete meal, and the stigma surrounding the product quickly dissipated. The phrase “you are what you eat” was commonly used in jest when speaking of Humerica’s product line, yet the company adopted it as its slogan only a year after the first Humeat products hit food drone delivery warehouse shelves.

While basic in nature, implants featuring specifically-tuned CDA firmware allowed humans to communicate with other animals and negotiate sexual consent. Dogs and dolphins were the first to join the otherwise human LGBTTQQIAAPZ community. Nearly all other species were ruled legal after certain hypocrisies were unaurfed. The Pro Rape Campaign began when zoophiles argued animals like felines and ducks only have painful, forced sexual encounters, leading the zoophile advocates down the dark path of believing that being a step above rapists was the low bar they sought to clear.

Economic shifts rendered many social causes irrelevant in the 22nd century. With a struggling populace growing ever more comfortable with its sexuality, few people wasted a thought on orientations and preferences. If a zoophile wished for sexual intercourse with an alpaca, such a wish was granted for the right price. Those with economic woes focused on getting by. The securely wealthy, on the other hand, paid for their rights.

Our exhibition will feature the Gainsworth wedding guest book with messages from friends, family, and family pets, as well as popular Beasthood propaganda.  Additionally, we will present a closer look Humeat and methods of cooking with synthetic flesh and organic human fluids.

Puppygate and the Cat Pies of vGram

With explicit zoophagy outlawed, a subset of humanity responded aggressively with several gruesome pet murders making national headlines on a weekly basis. The Puppygate movement originated with the murder of Princess Hazeltine, a cotton-candy labradoodle owned by prominent socialite Moon Unit Gingrich, when images of her dismembered limbs baked into a pie surfaced in the Metaverse.

The movement sought to reintroduce the ethical killing of animals for the purpose of human consumption and reestablish the natural food chain in modern society. The majority of perpetrators of animal killings were quickly apprehended. Aggressors the government didn’t claim were abducted and dismembered by the worldwide terrorist organization known as PETA to create similar, retaliatory imagery.

Once the panic of Puppygate subsided, an unusual culinary art form emerged from the ashes. Using the ubiquitous and inexpensive solid food substitute Soylent™ Paste 4.15, creative “cuisigners” (a term used to refer to artists working with edible materials, derived from the words “cuisine” and “designer”) manufactured adorable pies that featured happy pets inside.

Due to the sensitivity over dogs due to Puppygate, popular cuisigners rose to fame through the use of feline imagery. The work propagated quickly throughout the Metaverse, though the holographic social utility platform vGram served up the premiere Cat Pies across the globe.

Before the advent of photonutristreams, primitive “food printers” were commonly available to physically reproduce holographic structures posted to vGram. A simple gesture within the vGram environment would quickly acquire the dataset necessary to reproduce any open-sourced synthetic Cat Pie. Users of the service could then replicate the edible art for their own enjoyment.

Our exhibition will feature several prominent Cat Pie reproductions from famous 22nd century cuisigners.

Other inclusivity-focused products included a software program called LyricShift, allowing users to personalize their music library to suit their needs. LyricShift scanned libraries and altered sound files based on user input. For example, one could re-render a love song to include their own name and include personal details.

Humerica, in their continued struggle for relevance, created the prodrug Permutelanin to allow for a temporary shift in skin color that metabolized when digested alongside Humeat. The product was discontinued and recalled when overuse resulted in multi-toned skin with a saturated, pink, yellow, and blue tinge.

Our exhibition will feature a selection of generated meditation tracks as well as several inclusivity products born throughout the epidemic.

Time healed much of the bigotry that surfaced during the 21st century, but after the Mars Candy Company failed to quash the lingering remains of offensive colloquial expressions the American people sought to prevent future blunders. Through fragmented efforts, despite no official crusade, citizens across the country (with contributions from other parts of the world), an “inclusivity epidemic” heavily defined the decade of 2110.

The Inclusivity Epidemic of 2110

Much of the effort originated in the LGBTTQQIAAPZ community. Couples and groups of friends began releasing virtual environments that demonstrated everyday real-life interactions between various races, interspecies couples, and good old-fashioned homosexuals. The Metaverse housed much of the materials, and one involved Lucidscape employee created an environment to house them all: the Diurnal Life Project.

The results were brilliant. People all around the world spent time holoportating into the memories of their fellow humans and, in some cases, their sentient domesticated animal spouses. With the ability to experience someone else’s life at their leisure, the citizens of Aurf collectively lost their will to fight against social progress—at least, for a short time.

This led Humerica to revisit genetic revision processes that eventually produced the cotton-candy labradoodle, the engineered breed that likely made Princess Hazeltine a target for the Puppygate movement.

People began to take great care in how they treated one another, and businesses looked to capitalize on the trend. Several new products surfaced to cater to consumer individuality, optimizing experiences based on practically any preference.

Patricia Bennett, chief food scientist for Sidewalk Labs, introduced the concept of modular meals in 2111. Utilizing basic food chemistry principles and a unique containment device, many common meals could be sold in stores with variations whatsoever. The consumer could then purchase a meal, establish a connection with the container through their cerebral implant or peripheral, and input any dietary restrictions or preferences.

The container would then perform a short 15-second process to neutralize any unwanted elements of the comestible, resulting in a very personalized meal in practically no time at all.

Amongst many other products was one popular oddity: Meditation for Everyone. The Mindspace Company evolved their passive meditation software, allowing users to meditate subconsciously through their cerebral implants, to allow for a more active approach. Through a partnership with LyricShift, they introduced a series of spoken word meditations designed specifically for individuals with different needs.

With few barriers imposed on the artificial intelligence running the software, several unusual tracks were generated by Mindspace’s program. These tracks, such as “Meditation for Sluts,” “Meditation for Subway Sandwich Artists,” and “Meditation for Power Lesbians,” quickly surfaced on the Metaverse.

Objectophilia stumbled through previous centuries, but through the growth of technological fetishization and a cultural evolution of sexual acceptance lead to a booming industry of true TechPr0n.  This was no futuristic phenomenon, however, but rather one of immense nostalgia.  As technology diminished in size and grew its capabilities, longing for physical objects became a driving force in the erotic imaginations of human beings across the globe.

At first, TechPr0n was an oddity of luxury.  The wealthy elite were known to incorporate antique technology into their sexual practices, such as iPhone clitoral stimulation and remote-controlled Sphero anal play.  Tesla was the first automobile manufacturer to include front and rear synthetic genitalia to offer customizable vehicular intercourse.  Others quickly followed suit, offering comparable options at a premium cost.

TechPr0n and the Tyranny of Luxury

Our exhibition will feature two Fuckputer 2000bi models, Ebony and Ivory, as well as the original Fuckputer 2000bi films and photographs that launched one of the most successful erotic appliances of the 22nd century.

TechPr0n content differed greatly from most 22nd century media, embracing its retrogressive origins and focusing on two dimensional, low-grade videography. Available cameras offered too realistic of an image, which inspired erotic filmmakers to introduce elements such as chromatic degradation and resolution downscaling.

By 2117, TechPr0n lost its luxury status and solidified itself as the fourth most popular fetish worldwide. This was no more evident than with PornHub's Fuckputer 2000bi. The device featured a genital trifecta that included a penis, vagina, and anus and was offered in several styles such as Ebony, Ivory, and Atomic Tangerine.

The 2000bi models were not only designed for intercourse with humans, but with each other as well. This added greater depth to the popular fetish and successfully generated many popular amateur videos for PornHub and other outlets.

TechPr0n content differed greatly from most 22nd century media, embracing its retrogressive origins and focusing on two dimensional, low-grade videography. Available cameras offered too realistic of an image, which inspired erotic filmmakers to introduce elements such as chromatic degradation and resolution downscaling.

The Canadian user-generated pornography giant PornHub expanded its reach into the realm of teledildonics in the year 2019 while developing other erotic hardware in subsequent years.  Capitalizing on a finely-tuned manufacturing process, they created a line of retrogressive computers designed for sexual congress.  Thus, the Fuckputer was born.

The original Fuckputers were introduced quietly through a series of videos published to PornHub's several outlets.  The original designs, released in 2113, struggled to lure a wide consumer audience, but nevertheless excited tastemakers who salivated over the archaic aesthetic.

The 2000bi models were not only designed for intercourse with humans, but with each other as well. This added greater depth to the popular fetish and successfully generated many popular amateur videos for PornHub and other outlets.

TechPr0n caused a social division, drawing extreme criticism from the middle and lower classes due to its high cost and seeming superfluousness. The affluent were considered a tyrannical plutocracy and their opponents went to great lengths to expose this oppression through luxury. Activists infiltrated private property and began recording events so absurd and inhuman that the world population struggled to accept them as reality. Video depicting the rich dining on the flesh of the impoverished and tennis matches played to the death failed to facilitate change.

Fortunately, the economy of scale brought TechPr0n to the masses. Along with the slow but growing stabilization of the cryptoeconomy, the destitute no longer sought abuse or gambled with their lives for a quick payout and a new level of equality

Citizens of Aurf who did not partake in the fetish eventually categorized TechPr0n as an artistic movement and several filmmakers found their works in late 22nd century galleries around the world.  

The Fuckputer 2000bi

Nootropics and Augmented Reality (AR) are terms both coined in the 20th century that failed to attain significance, yet reemerged as a unified descriptor in the 22nd century. This seemingly minor change resulted in the single most significant evolution in human history.

The two terms combined in 2146 at the cessation of the Anarchic War. Pharmaceutical scientist Hunter I. Galloway and nootropic pharmacologist Halbred Gainsworth jointly developed the first prodrug in the Nootropic Augmented Reality (NAR) class: Encephalontin, the compound more commonly known as “Dark Matter” after its passive weaponization.

Galloway and Gainsworth developed Encephalontin to quiet the violent tendencies and emotional instability present in the human species. The prodrug was designed to replicate exponentially in water and bind to hydrogen molecules, mimicking a portion of the oxygen while remaining completely undetectable by modern scientific methods.

The altered fluid resisted each and every purification methods, including the highly effective and thorough process of reverse osmosis. As a result, Galloway and Gainsworth travelled the world separately and, over the course of two years (2144 – 2146), polluted the water with small amounts of Encephalontin that replicated until it had altered and infected the Aurf’s entire water supply.

Nootropics, a term coined by Romanian psychologist and chemist Corneliu E. Giurgea, describes a class of “smart drugs” that purported to enhance cognitive function. The first synthesized by Giurgea, called Piracetam, enjoyed a moderate popularity as a legal drug supplement in many countries following its fabrication in 1964 despite its questionable efficacy. Since that time, many new nootropic drugs surfaced (e.g. modafinil, lisdexamfetamine, and noopept) and other, older plant medicine (e.g. caffeine, L-Theanine, Bacopa monnieri, and mitragyna speciosa) were blanketed into the category.

Ghosts in Meatspace: NAR Compounds and the Encephalontin Pandemic

Encephalontin: The Fuchur Fluid of Life

Many users of nootropics created “stacks,” or combinations of different supplements that supposedly resulted in enhanced cognitive abilities. While many intelligent individuals succumbed to this , most nootropic compounds in the 20th and 21st centuries provided little more than the placebo effect. However, slow but steady research lead to the development of several groundbreaking drugs.

Pharmaceutical chemists, lead by nootropic pioneers Hunter I. Galloway and Mala Dibyendu, synthesized Oxymitra-7. As a derivative of mitragyna speciosa, they created the first non-destructive and non-sedating opioid analgesic by fabricating the process of reverse endocytosis of select cellular membranes. While opioids do not fall under the header of nootropic drugs, caffeine does and, like coffee, mitragyna speciosa belongs to the Rubiaceae family. Oxymitra-7 not only offered pain management without addiction potential or many common side effects, but provided cognitive and mood enhancement functions as well.

Our exhibition will feature primitive augmented reality demonstrations, historical documents and artifacts relating to nootropic drugs, and artwork inspired by the Encephalontin Pandemic.

Research into modafinil, armodafinil, and adrafinil, led by Alexandra Houle, resulted in the creation of the compound commonly known as L-APC (L-Adraphenylcholine): a eugeroic prodrug with neuroprotective qualities. Sleep became relatively unnecessary, as L-APC could negate the effects of exhaustion and fatigue almost entirely while concurrently improving focus.

It posed no long-term dangers when taken daily, but could lead to abuse if users didn’t make an effort to sleep. Isaac Rose, a prominent figure in the Anarchic War, was known to abuse L-APC to the point of temporary paralysis.

Today, in the 23rd century, we enjoy a superior mixed reality experience through cognitive implants and retinal nanoprojectors that creates holographic imagery indistinguishable from its counterparts. In the past, lower pixel densities and holographic resolutions prevented a fully convincing rendering of the Metaverse.

While AR died out as an unused term in the technical world, nootropics shed their pseudoscientific genesis for a thriving evolution. L-APC and Oxymitra-7 blazed a path for more effective, non-destructive smart drugs that did more than set the stage for enhanced cognitive function. Along with life-extending DNA modifications, a personalized nootropic stack could repair years of evolved brain damage from humanity’s unnecessarily long history of inbreeding.

This led to diminished mental impairment and an expedited growth of brain function outside of humanity’s developmental timeline.

Surviving records suggest he attributed most of his strategic success to the drug up until his death in 2144, when an unexpected bout of rapid calcification took his life. Some historians posit a biochemical attack caused this phenomenon, but most conclude it was a side effect of early DNA revision techniques.

These two pharmaceuticals were just the beginning of the nootropic evolution. Together they solved several common issues in 22nd century society: pain management, opioid addiction, exhaustion, and lack of focus.

The Encephalontin Pandemic (2146) ended the Anarchic War through a course of worldwide brain damage. By slowly altering the structure of the human cerebra over time, Galloway and Gainsworth were able to erode strong, negative emotions and wholly obstruct violent behaviors altogether. This resulted in a more peaceful society, but one incapable of defending itself through bloodshed.

The effects of Encephalontin still persist today in the 23rd century. Our longevity and serenity are owed to the actions of the once-branded bio-terrorists Galloway and Gainsworth. Galloway’s whereabouts are forever unknown, though historians recorded Gainsworth’s death on January 8th, 2154, when he and his wife Minnie committed suicide jointly.

Minnie enjoyed an average 22nd century canine lifespan of 56 years. Gainsworth’s true age is unknown, though records uncovered at the time of his death indicate a birth date of January 8th, 2031.

While not the oldest man to die in the 22nd century, Gainsworth maintained a youthful appearance throughout his adult life. Historical records report he consistently lacked signs of aging, much like his partner Hunter Ivey Galloway.

Augmented Reality (AR), which once described a layer of digital information overlaying the physical world, didn’t last long in the minds of consumers. Mixed Reality (MR) quickly supplanted the technology, offering a more convincing marriage of real and holographic environments. What began with cumbersome headsets like the Microsoft HoloLens became eyeglasses and contact lenses such as the Shima 4 and the MetaVoid (respectively).

After the end of the Anarchic War, Galloway disappeared from modern society without a trace. Records list his birth date as December 20th, 1998. Theorists posited several outlandish possibilities, from cell regeneration to time travel, but not definitive evidence has ever emerged to explain the extended lifespans, youthful appearances, and regular disappearances from society throughout society. In reference to their elusive narrative, they were commonly known as the Ghosts in Meatspace.

True Augmented Reality

The Synthetic Democracy

No comprehensive 22nd century history is complete without the true genesis of sentient artificial intelligence, and the story is a simple one. Many scientists throughout human history prognosticated the dangers of creating sentient synthetic life, but they miscalculated by basing their prophecies in error-prone, pre-Encephalontin human theory. When the Ghosts in Meatspace forced humanity into a peaceful, cognitively-enhanced mindset, it removed the possibility of creating an artificial intelligence (AI) capable of violence.

It interpreted her altered code as an authorization for violence, choosing to euthanize dissenting members of the population. With a fully obedient society remaining, the Synthetic Democracy continued its successful work into the 23rd century.

The Fuchur takes the time to look back on a dark period of history where we almost lost our way. Thanks to the efforts of the Ghosts in Meatspace, we now have an artificial intelligence to guide us into this peaceful, prosperous era. We suffer no disease and cheat death. We wish not to repeat our violent past, so we must remember it. May we never forget, and may the Synthetic Democracy maintain a planet Aurf that is no longer plagued by violent human tendencies.

Without the ability to defend themselves, post-Encephalontin 22nd century humans created an AI known as the Synthetic Democracy. In exchange for total obedience, the Synthetic Democracy watches over humanity and learns its behavior. It calculates the optimal potential of each individual, guides them to be a productive member of society, and helps them enjoy regular happiness.

As the 22nd century drew to a close, the Synthetic Democracy risked failure. It received support from the majority of the humans, but failed to capture the minds of the rest.

The Synthetic Democracy soon sought to employ neurological engineer Mala Dibyendu to craft an upgrade. Her work afforded the AI the ability to alter society for the greater good of the species.

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