Primary technology of Tier 1
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- "Instruct the children not to dream of toys or sweets. Instruct them to dream of infrastructure."
- Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate
The application of practical principles to create and build structures, devices, machines and systems is the cornerstone of civilization. As theoretical science advanced, so did its applied aspects in the form of engineering. Mechanical, chemical, electrical and civil engineers were part of every colonial mission during the Seeding. Immediately upon landing, engineers were soon discovering and developing new materials and methods for use on the new world. In addition, they adapted traditional Earth methods to bring water, minerals, energy and other essentials for human survival to the colonies. Engineering extended both to the macroscopic and microscopic, as nanotechnology – with new “nanites” designed by engineers – was applied to the construction of massive projects such as the planetary Wonders.
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In Universe InformationEdit
The application of practical principles to build tools, machines, to construct buildings and improvements has always been the cornerstone of civilization. It isn't any different on this new planet. Each ship in the Seeding contained scores of mechanical, electrical and civil engineers, which started work as soon as their ships landed. While their theoretical colleagues labored to uncover the secrets of this new world, engineers were building machines, essential tools, and finding use of the new elements available here. They transformed traditional methods of bringing food, water and energy to settlements, they devised clever new ways for waste disposal, and they thought of things even their theoretical colleagues didn't think of. One of these was the use of nanotechnology - a field always underdeveloped on Old Earth, due to the grand problems that arose from the Great Mistake. Here, on a new, fresh world, engineers felt free to experiment with microengineering, and this led to the developments of 'nanites' - miniature robots capable of unbelievable feats of construction strength. It was thanks to them that the Planetary Wonders became even possible.
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