The creator of Ashes
I'm a new player & been in the forums since 3/06. I'm fascinated with Brad Wardell, the dev & designer of Ashes' Lore article of 2/24/16 (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/16835-Ashes-of-Singularity-Post-Humans.2#&gid=gallery_5913&pid=1) wherein he credits Intel Corp. for generating his wonderful idea of Turinium ( I wonder why he didn't name it Intelium, or it may be a trademark infringement ); "WHAT IS TERINIUM: To understand Turinium one needs to first understand Moore's law and the general concept of computing power doubling every 18 months. In 2015 Intel released a new CPU architecture called Skylake. It uses a 14nm process. In early 2021, Intel released the 5nm architecture called "Tiger Lake" that was half that size. Eventually, these architectures reached their smallest possible physical size. This best possible form of computing matter was named Turinium. At that point, how much one had of this material was the measure of ones wealth. Even in a post-scarcity economy human beings still craved more." See http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/16835-Ashes-of-Singularity-Post-Humans. Pure genius I declare! From there Brad further creates ASHES OF THE SINGULARITY by inventing the PHC ( post-human coalition), and Quantum Streaming, and then proceeds to originate the three (3) doctrines of planetary Trinium conversion: 1. Nanoprepping. 2. Turinium Generation. 3. The Nexus. WOW! I can't believe that the Oxford Internet dictionary's tertiary definition of singularity "A hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence and other technologies have become so advanced that humanity undergoes a dramatic and irreversible change" is coincidental to Brad's hypothesis. Do we? Bravo Brad.