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April 2086

Good afternoon.  Thank you for attending this meeting.  We have been taking your questions via the Google document.  If you will enable your FaceGoog implants to turn to the topic of Precursors from the 2085 lecture we can begin.

We will assume you have gone over the classified materials from the recent Emdrive test.

As a reminder, the general public has not been brought up to speed on everything that was found on Ceres.  The rumors of the so-called "Arilou" consultant working with Darius Robotic on the emDrive remain just that -- rumors.  Today will focus only on the facts and not rumors. Suffice to say, we do not have little green men running around Darius Robotics.

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Prototype EmDrive powered ship "Discovery"

Overview

You may recall that the relics returned from Ceres raise a lot of questions about our place in the universe.  What the general public doesn't realize is that the answer to whether we are alone in the universe has been partially answered. These so-called Precursors definitely existed at least 250,000 years ago and their various devices remained active all the way up to around 300 years ago.

It is our belief that the devices stopped recording when they detected radio signals from Earth.  Why that is we have no idea.

Topic: What do we know about these "Precursors"?

The information I have is sketchy, fragments based on recovered Precursor relics from the caves of Ceres from 2074.

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Sketches recovered from the caves of Ceres.

About 250,000 years ago there was an advanced civilization we refer to as the Precursors.  We don't really know much about them other than they disappeared suddenly.  As many of you know from the data recovered, a "Faction of Eight" power structure grew in their absence.

Topic: What do we know about the Faction of Eight era?

We know little of the Faction of Eight other than fragments such as the word Drall and Dnyarri.  What we have pieced together is that around 20,000 year ago, a malevolent species known as the Dnyarri came to control much of this area of Orion's Spur.  An alliance of other species came together to form the Faction of Eight to contest their power and over many centuries slowly drove the Dnyarri out of this area of space.   There is no mention of the Faction of Eight within the last 7,500 years.  Either they disappeared or the data recordings found on Ceres are incomplete.

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Artist descriptions of some of the members of the Faction of Eight based on recorded descriptions.

Topic: What aliens do we know about today?

As of today, in April 2086 we know of no other aliens in existence.  We have not met any aliens that we are aware of (rumors of little green men at Roswell not withstanding).  But what we do know is that there were aliens a long time ago that appear to be gone.

There is a good historical video that explains why we may not have met any aliens.  Perhaps once a civilization reaches a certain level it ascends to a higher state of being. Perhaps civilizations simply die out or destroy themselves eventually.  We do not know.  As we get more data from the "Ceres Tapes" we will report on them.

If you have questions, you are welcome to stay after the briefing and add them below.  Please remember to disable your FaceGoog implants after class. Seriously, you don't want to leave those on.


Comments
on Apr 20, 2018

I'm sure we will see some Aliens soon!
Precursors are the proof of their existence~ 

But "Little Green Man"?
That does not exist. 

on Apr 20, 2018

Question: Are the major powers of Earth aware of what was found on Ceres? If so, what are their involvement in the StarControl program. 

Is it only financial backing? Or do they also send qualified personnel?

on Apr 20, 2018

Kelfka

Question: Are the major powers of Earth aware of what was found on Ceres? If so, what are their involvement in the StarControl program. 

Is it only financial backing? Or do they also send qualified personnel?

The governments know but the average citizen doesn't know. 

Most of the world is still recovering from the departure of the Lexites and international agreements banning strong AI.

on Apr 20, 2018

I'm looking at the sketches found in the caves. Have we been able to determine if they are perhaps farm animals or sentient beings? Did these sketches come with an extensive dossier with long descriptions? (even if indecipherable) Or were they found with simplistic text as if in a children book.  

on Apr 23, 2018

Kelfka

I'm looking at the sketches found in the caves. Have we been able to determine if they are perhaps farm animals or sentient beings? Did these sketches come with an extensive dossier with long descriptions? (even if indecipherable) Or were they found with simplistic text as if in a children book.  

So far, it almost appears like they were imprinted via a machine.

on Apr 23, 2018

ShadeMeadows

I'm sure we will see some Aliens soon!
Precursors are the proof of their existence~ 

But "Little Green Man"?
That does not exist. 

Of course they do!  I had all of them when I was little.  The bazooka guy, the prone guy, the kneeling guy, and guy with a pistol waving vehicles past.  There were also "Little Grey Men" who went with them...

 

I like the "Ceres Tapes", a tribute to Franz Joseph that very few people these days will recognize;-)