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Aug 2013

Prelude to The War: The Middle Eastern Oil Crisis – Part 1

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Humans can be so irrational sometimes.  They overreact to things and then can’t handle the consequences  of their actions.  I am intrigued in that they can have such small, uncalculating minds sometimes, yet they are also capable of so much in terms of creativity—though often they are only trying to find creative ways to destroy one another.  A fascinating species, to say the least.  Take, for example, one of the pivotal events in the collapse leading to World War III.

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Apr 2013

The Foundation – Part 2

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Several of my previous entries have made mention to the Founders.  This term, as used in the academic circles of Glaucus, refers to the original men and women who joined the Foundation before the War.  The list includes notable greats such as the geneticists James Watson and Craig Venter, roboticists Victor Scheinman and Hans Moravec, neuroscientist and political theorist Nayef Al-Rodhan, and many others.  In the disastrous political turmoil leading up to the war they all accepted the refuge the Foundation offered.  As a result of their extensive recruitment, when the War came and society collapsed, the seeds of civilization, science and technology were preserved in the Foundation.

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Mar 2013

Minerva – Part 1

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I previously wrote that it was unclear when our organization switched names from The Foundation to Minerva.  That may have been a little premature.  It has been known for some time that before the War, they went by the former name, and that in most of the early records after the Long Winter use the latter.  The archiving of several dozen notebooks, memos and journals belonging to various researchers of little influence, while not adding much to the body of scientific knowledge, have revealed some important facts about the development of the organization we now know as Minerva.

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Jan 2013

Oculus – Part 1

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For the rest of the 21st century Minerva faced increasing opposition from bandit groups, local warlords and even some city-states that managed to survive the War.  While the newly formed paramilitary branch Aegis employed their Peacekeepers to defend Minerva’s territory, there was a recognized need to pursue peaceful resolution to their problems.

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Jan 2013

Aegis – Part 1

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The history of Aegis is actually quite interesting.  In the early days after the War, when the Long Winter first began to abate, Minerva faced few military or political threats.  The few survivors they encountered were so weak from malnutrition and radiation poisoning that they couldn’t have posed a serious danger even if they had tried.  No, it wasn’t until later, when Minerva expanded its territory that they first began to encounter armed competitors.

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