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    =COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY=

    In the 33rd century, communication is a vital aspect of our everyday lives and dictates our casual, everyday communication to the most important diplomatic messages. Common modes of galactic communication have emerged among the races and fostered an era of understanding and cultural diffusion that reduced the communication size of the galaxy to that of a mere atom, a single instant.​

    =Table of Contents=
    • Tachyonic Communication
      • FTL Detection
    • The Galactic Nexus
    • Laser Communication
    • Neutrino Communication
    • Quantum-Pair Communication
    • Signal Blocking
     
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    =TACHYONIC COMMUNICATIONS=

    The primary form of galactic communication, tachyonic communications utilize an advanced form of photonic virtual particles called 'tachyons', which travel much faster than the speed of light due to a limited interaction with the universe, and when energized enough, can travel the expanse of the entire galaxy in a near instant. The most effective form of FTL communication, the discovery of tachyons and its uses has been perhaps one of the most influential discoveries in the entire galaxy, allowing people to communicate across the galaxy without needing to travel to their destination.​

    However, tachyonic communication comes with its own drawbacks; it is an expensive process to create tachyons and requires the use of exotic metamaterials to do so. In addition, the generation of tachyons involves little output, causing tachyonic communication to be extremely low-bandwidth - this issue is solved via the construction of tachyonic arrays throughout the galaxy that can communicate even terabytes of information per second, ultimately making up the web that is the Galactic Nexus. Because of the bulk required for tachyonic communication, it is only done in relay station that are built for it; thus, a single device cannot perform tachyonic communications and relies on oftentimes radio communication that relays messages to the local tachyonic array or comm station, an expensive building to construct in a hub. Most ships are also equipped with lower bandwidth antennas or arrays that allow communication through tachyons.

    Because of these drawbacks, one may only access the Galactic Nexus and communicate across distances faster than light using a connection via a nearby tachyonic comms station. Most radios are simple electromagnetic communication devices which tachyonic comms can process, typically leaving a bandwidth speed at the time it took the light to travel to the comms station.​

    =FTL DETECTORS=
    As tachyon detector arrays grew in usage, the ability to detect ships entering and exiting FTL travel became commonplace in systems with high amounts of infrastructure, particularly at places with ports of entry for cargo ships, allowing such places to predict, sometimes with extreme accuracy, the exact size and speed of ships coming in. Whenever a ship goes into FTL or exits it, regardless of its method, a large burst of energy and tachyons are emitted, this is known as Cherenkov Radiation. These tachyons can technically be detected at any point in the galaxy, as long as a sensor is strong enough, but most sensors have a governor to filter out white noise from distant or irrelevant bursts. By reading the burst patterns for minute patterns, detectors can estimate the size, weight, and exit speed any ship with a 3% margin of error. Many factions within the Fringe, however, do not have the infrastructure to use this technology, limiting it primarily to Civspace factions.
     
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    =THE GALACTIC NEXUS=
    The Galactic Nexus is the vast web of tachyonic networks that is essentially a large-scale "internet" of the galaxy. Local Internets done via electromagnetic communications send pings and relays to nearby tachyonic comm systems that relays the messages across the numerous relays in the galaxy, allowing communication to other civilized races and territories. The Nexus has sparked a unique culture shift as people across the galaxy could communicate, leading to the creation of many websites indexed by search engines. The most popular search engine, NexSearch, was created by a Hylotl communications company called Ryujias Conglomerate, and uses an advanced form of the search algorithm created by the Terran company Google over a millennium ago to rank Nexus searches based on links and popularity. Many user-created websites using tachyonic comms servers have emerged; most Civspace sites utilize standardized domains, followed '.nex' to indicate their presence as a galactic website, though typically the Civspace domain is omitted.

    Here are some examples of some popular Nexus websites in use in the 33rd century:
    • NexSearch.nex - Most common search engine.
    • NexTube.nex - A commercial website dedicated to video uploads, 'NexTubers' are dedicated to making videos on this website and gaining money from advertising revenue.
    • Market.fringe.nex - The Fringe domain for the Nexus Market, the most popular place to list and sell things, though the webmasters impose some rules on what is allowed to be listed..
    • Store.erchiuspowered.nex - A popular Nexus website for the sale of videogames of several formats, including VR games; run by a popular Hylotl videogame company called ErchiusPowered, which makes a shit ton of money from taking a tiny bit of money from games that are made and sold on the website. Includes subsites such as 'erchiuscommunity.nex', a forum for the website.
    • Memester.nex - The #1 website for NEETs all over the Fringe! Never again will you have to feel down, for when you scroll through a few threads of social degeneracy your spirits will be lifted like a deadly dose of Vicodin. Popular discussions include but are not limited to; virtual novels, politics, and porn.
    • Nexicon.nex - For when you're not quite sure if you can really use Solarium as jewelry without decreasing your lifespan.
    • Melodana.nex - Chill out to some of the galaxy's hottest beats. Find a genre of your choice or just let your mind explore the cosmos of notes and beats as you go on an awe-inspiring journey
    • Pixit.nex - One of the galaxy's largest share trading networks, here people from all over the Milky Way buy and sell shares in hopes of making their fortunes, or adding to their already vast wealth. Additionally, Pixit offers services that follow the prices of commodities such as precious gems, metals, and industrial goods such as erchius, oil, and non-precious metals and materials.
    • Netsy.nex - A popular website for crafty and arty types of all sorts. Users can make their own storefronts and sell all kinds of goods through this website, with the most encouraged types of goods being those of the hand-made variety.
     
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    =LASER COMMUNICATION=

    Despite being considered an older form of communication, laser communication is valued for its high bandwidth and security. Using a concentrated beam of photonic molecules, different wavelengths, and or high-frequency pulses, laser communication uses a laser beam to send an encrypted message to a high-security key, being near impossible to intercept or crack. While having high security and bandwidth, laser communication can only communicate in a small cone area with the greatest ranges only being approximately 40 AU. In addition, laser communication travels at the speed of light only and can be blocked by any solid matter, liquid or denser gas matter jumbling the message immensely.
     
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    =NEUTRINO COMMUNICATION=
    Neutrino communication is similar to laser communication in that it uses high-concentrated beams of neutral neutrino particles in dense packets and frequencies to communicate on a secure basis. However, the advantage is that neutrinos are capable of bypassing all matter at a drawback of having much less bandwidth and still travelling near the speed of light.
     
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    =SIGNAL BLOCKING=

    Naturally, as communications technology rose, so did technology that hampered or blocked communications. Primarily outlawed in Civspace, devices exist which can send out interfering signals that can tamper or entirely block other signals, primarily radio signals. Tachyonic signals are also capable of being blocked, though requires the same large device to do so and only works on a local level, such as a planet or with a much larger station, a solar system. However, the most effective method for disabling all communications in an area is to simple destroy the tachyonic comms system that makes it possible in that area.
     
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