Secondary technology of Tier N/A
- "I exhale into your left ear the secret of life. I inhale through your right ear to remove the thought. As it crosses your mind, it leaves no trace. You walk on, ignorant of your loss."
- Kavitha Thakur, Kali Meditation
A “dark network” is one that can no longer be accessed through conventional means, whether non-standard protocols or hardware ports. Originally engineered by colonial military commands, using orbital comsats, the dark networks are used for a number of geo-politically sensitive purposes ranging from sigint to science. The dark networks established by various colonial administrations are not to be confused with the “darknets,” civilian decentralized distributed networks of underground, illegal or unsanctioned informational and entertainment sites. Research into dark networks has focused thus far on security and control issues, but recent studies look at the potential for applications to swarm intelligence and/or artificial intelligence.