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    From: "RAPTOR 3:16" <raptor316@hotmail.com>
    Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 00:16:12 PST
                                 The Story So Far...
         Some time ago, scientists (at a university, involving Dr Luvey) 
    were secretly working on a new
         form of biological computer (well it had to happen sooner or 
    later). They created Kenyons,
         artificial consciousnesses which were tailored to communicate using 
    electronic and chemical
         wave impulses. These were placed in the sun of Xexor. But as the 
    experiments continued to
         fail, this has resulted in a massive solar burnout ­ in fact, the 
    only thing holding the colony
         together is the sun.
         Garrit, in a literal sense, is a concealed carrying case for a 
    computer-simulated conscience. All
         he has to do (yeah, sounds simple enough!) is to get his programmed 
    awareness into the cycle
         of the Kenyon communication. This, the scientists believe, will 
    create a giant artificial brain,
         composed entirely of Kenyon cultures which are themselves sentient, 
    but whose actions on a
         societal level constitute the workings of a giant god ­ a 
    supercomputer capable of receiving
         knowledge     s (other minds like Garrit's) and remembering them, 
    manipulating them and
         computing on a mass scale.
         The Icarus mining station was chosen to be Garrit's launch site, 
    due to Instar being able to
         afford the investment. The instigators of this project knew about 
    Dr Luvey's affair, and have
         connection with scientists and doctors who studied with her ­ using 
    the computer database,
         you'll be able to find evidence that Dr Luvey is being bribed. 
    Garrit's true purpose is to see if
         the computer-simulated awareness is sophisticated enough to adapt 
    to new information ­ in a
         nutshell, if Garrit can reach the Icarus and not go loony toons, 
    the computer awareness is
         strong enough to deal with the emotions of uncertainty, doubt and 
         So there you are. The scientists instigated the Kenyon 
    communication system (brain) by
         charging Kenyon particles with the 'sentient' radiation. Garrit was 
    created to carry, test and
         launch the first attempts at placing knowledge into the Kenyon 
    societies (awareness, sentiency
         and processing). Yes, it all makes perfect sense now!? 
         Note: The Icarus is not just mining Kenyons; it is, in actual fact, 
    charging them with this new
         strain of 'sentient' Kenyons. The solar flares which are exploding 
    pretty damn close to the
         station are being caused by the Kenyon communication ­ and as the 
    Kenyons step up their
         attempt to contact the Icarus, the flares get worse. 
         A side effect of the Kenyon culture is that due to its ability to 
    hold information in an intelligent
         way, it can be employed to temporarily store a whole mind. So, 
    while this is being done, the
         body can be refined and rejuvenated ­ this is why Instar has agreed 
    to finance and facilitate
         the project: its bosses, already overflowing with wealth, now      
    for longer life. 

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