3D Computer Graphic Art by Kip Supernova
Bionautics - PsychoLoops by Kip Supernova
On my first day at the BASA Academy, we were told that everything would be feasible if you really wanted it and had the courage to pull it off. Well, many have courage and really want to do something - whatever that should be - but you have to be able to do it. Someone who is not good at mathematics is unlikely to win a prize at the Math Olympics, right? But enough of the chatter, I'm just boring you. I want to get straight to my story.
Anyway, we had a subject called "Bionautics" and although I had majoring in quantum mechanics and astrophysics, this subject caught my interest - I signed up and promptly got a job: dive into the "bio-verse", but only virtually!
Virtual? Okay, no problem! Quim lends me his NAO Robot from time to time (it actually comes from Earth, but Quim always claims he built the robot, and so on, even though I do not buy it from him). Together with Kiku, I developed a neuro-interface and linked my brain to the CPU brain of NAO.
In addition one must explain that the neuro interface technology is nothing new on Baab, however, threatens with this technology the danger, its own brain too much to overload. Not a few pupils and students thought that this way they would be able to funnel school supplies into their skulls without having to learn or go to school themselves. Nope! The knowledge is in the head, but you can not retrieve it; Brain overloads and you go crazy. Over and out.
Of course, I did not mind that, and instead used the interface to get into a virtual environment via NAO. That did not work at all - until I discovered that NAO had recorded one of my dreams in its CPU hardware (like a movie on video!). Dream-retrieval or even recall-recall would be possible, because let's face it: Who remembers his dreams?
What's even better: You can use NAO's robot body as a "proxy" (called surrogate or avatar) and walk around in areas that are a bit too dangerous for my blue skin. The downside: NAO is not the biggest and fastest.
But in the VR dream sequence, I discovered something different, or better said, someone! A PsychoLoop ...
You have to imagine it this way: I'm lying on my bed, the VR neuro-interface helmet on my head, connected to NAO. Through the fiber-plasma contacts my brain currents (ie, weak electrical impulses) are transferred to NAO's CPU and vice versa and converted into VR images. Later, you can watch your dream like a movie, or even "dream" the dream again, as you want.
So I was on Pano, the neighbor planet of Baab, and met this green creature with only one eye and the reptile skin. It did not say a word (had no mouth), but I could "feel" its words in my head. It was not like reading minds, please do not get me wrong. It was rather a feeling, and I sensed a peaceful intention and a "Hey, come on, we'll take a look around" feeling.
PsychoLoops - that's what these creatures call themselves, and this PsychoLoop introduced itself to me as a "ploom". Anyway, I had a "ploom feeling" in my head. It's a bit hard to describe, but maybe you'll try the neuro-interface, so maybe you'll understand what I mean.
He (yes, one, PsychoLoops seem to be non-binary, but since they are telepaths, everyone makes their own picture of a loop, and to me, ploom is / was male.) It's also easier to describe than always from an id to talk) invited me to dive into the SlimeLake of Pano.
Here I have to say that the Slime / Slime on Pano is a liquid that is permeated with green algae slime, which clings very gently to the body and caresses and weighs you ... you feel very light and graceful in the stuff. In my dream, I wore my goggles and a breath snorkel, and a special suit to protect me from radiation (and make me look like I'm naked, but that just looks like it.) The horrors have such things which no gender? Oh, whatever, further in the text ...).
The sub-slime world of Pano (like underwater world, funny) is truly like being in a dream one dreams of eating funny mushrooms before. Transparent corals, blubble algae and loads of fish. Actually, I hardly find words for this experience!Ploom was always by my side, explaining to me the connections between the slime and other living things that "lived in it." All Pano, so I got the knowledge about various emotions conveyed, is a single creature, and we sponge almost in his "brain". The PsychoLoops are the representatives of Pano 's "brain" and embodied his consciousness. Through dreams, they communicated with other intelligent life forms, as they were unable to space travel.
The dive and glide through the slime, the thoughts of Ploom and the mix of emotions was like a piece of music not to hear, but to feel and float in it and slide.
When I woke up (or rather, the recording was over) and I removed the VR helmet, I looked at NAO and asked him, "NAO, calculate the likelihood of making a real trip to Pano."
NAO promptly gave me the answer.
NAO quickly calculated an answer, which read:
" There are two ways to Pano. The first is a flight in a space glider, the second is about the quantum teleportation on the Baab Space Station. "
Great - both options are not very rosy. One is as difficult and risky as the other. That's when I decide to go on a dream-sharing journey with the help of the psycho-loops (if it really exists and it's not just a product of my imagination, a kind of projection in my dreams).
I told Kiku Supernova about my plan, and Kiku was very interested in my idea, especially as an astrobiologist. For the first time, I went into the world of Pano with another Baabian - with Kiku - via Dreamsharing.
Together with Kiku explore into the world of Pano, and we make an interesting discovery: The purple Glibberdinger and the mucus seem to have a kind of neural connection to all living things. My guess that Pano acts as a single, intelligent creature seems to be confirmed. Next is a real journey to this planet!
the end, true insights into what happens in nature can only be gained
through an on-site investigation. At the BASA Space Station in
Baab orbit, there is a quantum technology laboratory. Much will
be tested there, including the quantum teleportation, in which solid
matter is converted into pure energy and then transported via a
subspace signal to distant places.
First, a short journey in a space capsule into orbit. Since I am still a student, I am not allowed to fly alone, so Quim, Kiku and Nao came along. Especially Kiku was interested in further exploration of Pano, as he had already been on the planet and wanted to investigate the PsychoLoops in more detail. At the last Dream-Sharing no PsychoLoops were to be seen, but a dolphin and lots of purple Glibber corals. Kiku suspects that there is a connection: the corals could possess psychokinetic energies and release them. But later, when the report is made on-site on Pano.
So we traveled via the quantum teleportation to Pano: Kiku as astro-biologist, Quim in his role as engineer and then me. Nao flew ahead with a safety robot in a space capsule. Since robots do not need breathing air and so on, and their CPU brains are prone to the radiation released by quantum teleportation, traveling in the capsule was safer.
We as biological forms of life had to wear a special suit that made us look naked - only I could start my boots, the rest of my body was sprayed with a thin protective layer that mimicked my blue skin color. This layer protects against radiation and the effects of quantum entanglement necessary for teleportation.
It only takes a fraction of a second to travel through the subspace - time passes only outside the subspace channel through which we are sent as "data packets". It's kind of like sending a SpaceMail with your computer, but our biological bodies are quantum-shifted and projected and re-integrated at the destination: our atoms fall back into place and zap! Already we are there.
There's nothing more to tell about teleporting: asking, how to "feel", and so on, is unnecessary because you do not spend time, you pass, and you do not really "see" or "feel" what. Green light, the sound of the generator and you're there: Planet Pano with its pink sky, red dwarf and extraordinary vegetation.
The impressions of the planet and its surroundings are much more intense in reality than it was in the Dream Sharing ...
through the subspace via quantum teleportation is one way to get to
Pano - the last chapter was a purely hypothetical consideration. I
love to fly in a space glider to Pano - but it needs a special source
of energy. The distance was a problem - about 10 billion
kilometers - another a magnetic shield that should protect the
travelers (so me, Quim and Kiku, but also NAO, whose electronics are
not immune to radiation) from the radiation of our sun and other rays
Plumbonium is a newly discovered element found in the planetary rings around Baab, providing a tremendous source of exotic energy. The atomic nucleus in plumbonium is particularly strong, but extremely unstable. It can be transported in a vacuum and with a strong electromagnet (supplied with energy by the Plumbonium itself).
Together with NAO, I have been able to generate a small amount of this energy at the BABA Space Station. It's like watching a little sun grow. Incidentally, it is not recommended to generate plumbonium radiation and the resulting plasma energy at the bottom of a planet! Our Plumbonium power plants and the resulting energy, which we call Xeno-T1, are all located in orbital space stations in Baab. Wireless transmission allows Xeno-T1 to be transferred to any location and power any technology.
Incidentally, I traveled to the space station myself via one of the five large space elevators that are distributed on all 5 megacities on Baab. Our planet has a huge mega-continent and a few small islands, the Kontinet itself is divided into 5 districts that together form a gigantic network of cities: Opal City (where I live), Azura, Cobalt Island, Xenotopia and SaphiraTopia. But only on the edge; We can talk about the geography and urbanization of Baab another time.
Back to my mission to Pano ... The spaceplane SUPERNOVA 1 is charged with Plumbonium, NAO is connected to the on-board computer BING ALPHA and programmed the space glider, Quim, Kiku and I wear special spacesuits with a special radiation protection coating ... it let's go. On to Pano!
you have something planned and really want something, then you can do
it. At least that's what people say, and especially those who
are very successful in what they do. But it takes more than just
the will - you also have to have the courage to take the first
step. It also takes courage to fail, because there is no
guarantee for any idea, project or mission that it will be
successful. Okay, what "success" means is very
subjective: is money, fame and wealth success? Or the certainty
of having reached a certain goal is already a success? Confirmation
that you were "right"? That depends on what goal you
are. If money and wealth are the goal, then the success will
probably show in bare numbers on the bank statement.
What strikes me again and again is that people are patting their backs on those who have been or are mostly dependent on other people's performance / support to achieve their goals. The saleswoman, who fulfilled her "dream to become a kindergarten teacher" on the second educational path and who smiled at herself for 90 minutes, just to mention in two small lines how "proud she was of her husband and son "- which means in plain language that her worthy spouse has funded the fun with his salary. Because: Without money, almost nothing happens to people. And that is exactly the brake pad in the engine of progress - which we have fortunately overcome for a long time on Baab!
Back to my very own mission: I'm studying quantum cybernetic and astrophysics, and my goal is Planet Pano. I was already on the dream sharing on this planet. The process is very complex and expensive - I hooked my brain to the CPU of NAO the Robot, which in turn was connected to psi-waves by a being named PsychoLoop. I suspect the PsychoLoops are the original inhabitants of Pano, who can only take shape in the dreams of other intelligent beings and present the beauty of their world. To check if PsychoLoops also exist physically, I have to make a trip to Pano.
Since I am still a student, my mentor must accompany me Quim Tampeo (robotics expert and BASA engineer). Also included is Kiku, my cousin. He is an astro-biologist and also at BASA as a scientific advisor and pilot.
NAO the Robot helped us manufacture a plumbonium battery for the spaceship. Since Pano was 10 billion kilometers away - 10 days flight with conventional rocket propulsion - a special drive is needed. The XENO-T1 is one of the first spaceships to be equipped with a photon drive. Only this drive needs exotic energy - Plumbonium! This nuclear energy has the advantage that the radiation is very low and not lethal. But: It is extremely unstable and explosive!
However, NAO was able to provide us with exact calculations in order to have the drive installed trouble-free and safe. A photon-powered Pano flight will only take 4 hours.
We also have measuring equipment, provisions and, of course, recording equipment. On my cap, I wear protective goggles with nanometer-sized particles embedded in their lenses, which can be equipped with neuro-visual sensors to record the entire environment in 360 degree mode. In addition to the audio-visual impressions, my glasses also record my thoughts and feelings in order to create a realistic image of the mission.
To come back to my words at the beginning of this chapter: It takes courage - courage to venture, but also courage to fail. Without this risk, there can be no progress. If you want to know if the PsychoLoops also exist as real beings, or just a "dream" of the living thing Pano, you have to visit Pano itself. I look forward to it!
After making a short detour on an asteroid in orbit from Baab and examining the radioactive green slime that is crawling out of all the cracks and fissures, we flew into Pano with a space glider - the XENO T1. Traveling for the first time with photon drive is something special! (The thing on the asteroid with the slime and the radioactivity, which was not so strong after all, I'll tell you another time).
Pano's atmosphere is enriched with the elements valinium and ozone, which ensures that the sky is pink on Pano. According to the readings from our probes and a ground station that Quim and Kiku had been waiting for half a year ago (the thing was built by Robots and Nano-Constructors), the air is breathable for us.
"There is the theory," Kiku said as we got out of the space glider. "that Pano separated 2 billion years ago by a comet shower from Baab and formed its own world."
"That would also explain the rings around Baab," I added. We unpacked our gauges and started scanning the environment. "Valinium is also found in the rings, but even Baab itself is barely visible."
While Kiku and I exchanged our theories while scanning the environment, Quim remained suspiciously silent. I also noticed that NAO was not there.
"Where's our robot?" I wanted to know. We approached the first slime lakes that I knew from my dreams or the DreamSharing with NAO. In reality, they looked a little different, not so colorful and transparent, but ... the feeling that I had in my dream was there again. It's hard to describe, it's like being wrapped up in a cozy, warm blanket and all your muscles relax ...
"He stayed in the spaceship," Quim said dryly, and I noticed that he looked around suspiciously, as if expecting some danger.
"What do you have?" I heard Kiku ask Quim.
"Just a feeling ..." Quim mumbled. His voice kept quieter, as if I came from far away. I looked at my instrument and saw the outline of PsychoLoops from my dreams on the scanner. Excited, I looked in the direction from which the signal came, but there was nothing ... Only the Schleimsee and a few plants. Startled, I looked around, but apart from Kiku and Quim there was nobody ...
"Kip," I heard Kiku call. "What do you have?!" His voice too suddenly sounded very thin, quiet and somehow far, far away ...
Quim had a strange feeling about Pano ... He had taken precautionary steps to get a drug that would make the receptors in the brain immune to psycho-attacks. It was an almost forgotten preparation from ancient times, when psycho-weapons were used in a war on Baab. Quim himself had thought this idea idiotic, so far there had been no danger from Pano, but this dream-sharing thing had made him suspicious, and since he was the oldest BASA staff member of the mission, mentor of Kip - and on top of that a pilot Responsible, he had the antidote for psycho-attacks as a precaution self-administered but said nothing to the other. Now he realized that this had been a mistake ...
"What's up with Kip?" Kiku asked worriedly. He stood beside Quim and they both could only watch Kip seeming to be transparent before her eyes. Was that a kind of quantum teleportation? And why were they suddenly paralyzed?
"No idea," Quim replied grimly. He activated his InterCom, which he wore around his neck. "NAO, position of Kipper Supernova."
"KIPPER SUPERNOVA IS OUT OF REACH OF MY SENSORS"
Kiku gasped in shock. "But ... he's right in front of us ... KIP! HEY; KIPPER!" But he did not react, but walked step by step to the slime lake, grew from the pink, transparent Jelly coral.
Quim and Kiku were paralyzed, they could not move, and only watch as Kip disappeared ...
My first thought was that it was a dream again, because that's how it felt. My first encounter with the PsychoLoops was in a dream, or in a dream-sharing program: NAO was connected to me via the neuro-interface, and the robot in turn received the signals from Pano that he had transmitted to me. The big question was whether these beings were physically real or projections of the "brain" of Pano.
They were - they are - real! I found myself in the Slime Lake surrounded by the Jelly Corals and PsychoLoops. Green creatures with only one eye swimming in the slime and communicating through emotions with each other - and with me as well. This time it was not a dream sharing, it was real. The scanner was able to identify the PsychoLoops as life forms, but with the visual senses that humanoid life forms like me possess, one can not perceive these beings. Only with the feelings.
ULACS ... That word heard - or rather, I felt - over and over again.
Not PsychoLoops ... Ulacs! That was the name of these beings.
I dived deeper and deeper into the expanse of the slime-lake and saw pictures like from a dream: There were dolphins, colorful jelly-corals and kind, pleasant voices.
ULACS ... Come to us, Kip ...
NAO 's programming did not actually plan to carry out rescue missions. He had been programmed by Quim to take care of Tippers and report regularly to Quim. Kipper could not be stopped by the idea of exploring Pano, and Quim and Kiku were also interested in exploring this strange planet. The probes and ground station that had been installed on Pano had not been able to provide satisfactory results - of the beings that Kipper called "PsychoLoops", the scanners and sensors did not take any notice, but very well movements that showed a certain pattern, such as It usually showed intelligent life forms.
The BASA itself did not know much about the plan that Quim and Kiku came up with with Kipper, because Baab is very open and liberal with research - after all, there is no government and no authorities in the same sense as on Earth, from the NAO came.
Quim gave NAO the order to find the quantum signature of Kipper's DNA - NAO coupled this data to the Quantum Teleporter on the space station.
"NAO," Quim spoke into his InterCom. He and Kiku were still paralyzed, but could move their arms a bit and, fortunately, speak.
"Can you find Kip 's signal and teleport him out of the lake?"
"THAT IS WITHIN THE PARAMETERS THAT WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO KIPPERS, NOT POSSIBLE" came the robot's answer.
Kiku gasped in shock. "Did we actually lose kip on Mucus Psyscho aliens?"
Even before Quim could reply or think about his and Kiku's situation (after all, they were stuck here too), NAO 's voice sounded from the InterCom:
"IT WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE TO INTERRUPT THE PSYCHO SIGNAL"
Quim and Kiku looked at each other with a glint of hope in their eyes. "Yes, interrupt the psycho-signal, NAO!" ordered Quim.
My deepest desires and dreams have always been to accomplish something very special. I have always admired those Baabians who have been able to change the world: through new insights, new inventions, or new ideas that have inspired the people and an entire generation to make a difference. Without these people, wars would never have ended and been ostracized. There would be no medicine, no carefree life for all. But it always took courage. Courage to fail too. Courage to not only make friends, but enemies as well.
In the midst of my dream - it was not a dream, it was reality, the slime lake was real! - these desires and dreams, which had nothing to do with rational mind, but with heart and with feeling (and soul), were intensified extremely. New insights poured into me. I saw Pano as something very, very big ...
Before me huge cities revealed themselves; built both on the mainland and on gigantic, artificial islands on the sea. Machines that could be controlled by thought force. There was no hunger, no poverty, no illnesses and no more wars ...
It was Baab ... my home! How could that be ...
Before me emerged from the greenish mist-veil of mucus NAO. He reached out his robot hand for me. I grabbed her ...
After interrupting the PsychoLoops signal, NAO was able to localize Kipper 's DNA signature and transport his body directly to the space glider via quantum teleportation.
Quim and Kiku were freed from their paralysis and walked quickly back to the spaceship. As the door closed behind him, Quim gave the order to the computer to activate the propulsion and move the spacecraft into orbit.
They left Pano behind again.
Kiku looked at a kip completely covered in slime lying on a couch in the back of the spaceplane. He examined it with his bio-scanner and found with relief that everything was alright.
Kip opened his eyes, looked first at Kiku, then at Quim, and smiled.
Final Report Mission to the Planet Pano
Author : KIPPER SUPERNOVA (Student)
under the supervision of QUIM TAMPEO and KIKU SUPERNOVA
Logged by NAO the robot
Date : 102019 - 06 - 18
For the past two weeks, working on this project has been a rollercoaster ride - not just for the emotions, but for the world of science as well. When we returned to Baab, the media in Opal City wondered what exactly happened on Pano.
Here is a short summary:
(1) There was a connection via neuro-interface between me, NAO and a being named Ulacs from Planet Pano. In this connection it was possible to communicate about dreams with this being. In these dreams I have dived with the essence and projections of my dreams, desires and longings in an underwater world. This communication takes place on a purely emotional level. There are no words, no sounds, no tactile senses that describe this experience.
(2) With the help of my mentor Quim Tampeo and NAO, the Robot, I have hypothesized that these beings we call PsychoLoops are / were real, physical forms of life, or just projections from dreams. Before our mission, there were already findings from probes that the slime lake on Pano is a kind of life form with its own brain. The mucus is in any case pervaded by nerve cell-like formations. These cover almost the entire planet and form a huge network.
(3) We could only gain clarity through a trip to Pano. This led to a kind of psycho-attack by the Ulacs themselves. Quim was immune to this signal because he had previously administered a drug against psycho-weapons. Kiku was also immune (reason is unknown so far). Only their bodies were partially paralyzed.
(4) In retrospect, I was exposed to no attack, no hostile attack by Ulacs, it was just a form of communication between Ulacs and me. My "Abduction" can be compared to something like reading a book to a student or playing a movie.
(5) Final Cognition / Outcome: Pano was part of Baab over 2 billion years ago, which was separated by an asteroid shower and formed its own planet. Indications include the presence of Va linium and ozone on Pano. There is no "PsychoLoops" civilization on Pano. The mucus is the only physical life form on Pano. Ulacs, as this being calls himself, is the only individual on Pano. It is completely alone there and sends its signals in all directions into space for over 50 million years. Only by the discovery of the signals and by new insights in the field of neuro-interface research, it was possible to perceive this signal.
Ulacs is the last of its kind, and in its Muciferous Lake, which covers almost the entire planet, it stores the thoughts, desires, and dreams of all intelligent beings that sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously find their signal and enter into these dreams.
Because this signal paralyzes physical bodies and makes them lose their orientation (which has been classified as life threatening), travel to Pano has been banned by the BASA and the High Council of Wise Men of Baab for the time being.However, the Dream-Sharing via computer, which are coupled with a neuro-interface, is not prohibited. So, now it is possible to immerse yourself in the dreams and memories of million-year-old civilizations every night, and perhaps to find their own dreams and visions too.
[End of report and transfer]