Friday, 16 March 2012
Prologue to PLANET
One nation without boundaries: As human beings stretch skyward on highest tippy toe to swing for the brass ring of the second tier of the third level of the Kardashev scale for categorizing civilization, this dream has been finally realized for all peoples of Planet Earth. With disaster about to strike in the form of the Comet Titan, a massive ice-ball from the Kuiper belt, a zone just beyond Neptune that has sent a steady rain of comets eastward for thousands of years, all inhabitants are preparing to evacuate their home planet just behind an army of unleashed von Neumann probes, those self-replicating robots that are “seeding” the galaxy with terraform, that is, changing the new chosen planet’s surface and climate to be like Earths, for the Titan is coming. . .