History Literature / Aristoi

31st Mar '15 6:24:59 PM jormis29
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** Captain Yuan, the founder of the Logarchy, shares a name with the Yuan Dynasty, which was founded by GenghisKhan.

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** Captain Yuan, the founder of the Logarchy, shares a name with the Yuan Dynasty, which was founded by GenghisKhan.UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
28th Feb '15 11:23:23 AM Gillimer
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* BlueBlood: Averted. The Aristoi are pure meritocracy, and Gabriel notes that the offspring of Aristoi seldom become Aristoi themselves.
23rd Aug '14 2:20:00 PM DracMonster
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* MacGyvering: Gabriel is rescued from prison when this giant ramshackle monster truck his psychotic Mataglap personality had been constructing ''without his knowledge'' smashes down the wall.
15th Dec '13 9:23:07 AM Gillimer
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* ScamReligion: The Church of the New Thoth, which worships Gabriel as a god. Gabriel knows he's not a god and so does the high priestess (his mother), but, hey, it gives her something to do with her retirement. (One of Gabriel's colleagues, Virtue's Icon, also has the rather ''evangelical'' Temple of Virtue.)

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* ScamReligion: The Church of the New Thoth, which worships Gabriel as a god. Gabriel knows he's not a god and so does the high priestess (his mother), but, hey, it gives her something to do with her retirement.retirement, and he doesn't want to set the precedent of FORBIDDING a religion.. (One of Gabriel's colleagues, Virtue's Icon, also has the rather ''evangelical'' Temple of Virtue.)
11th Aug '13 5:00:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Hyperlogos, which is the sum total of all human knowledge. (How big is it? UsefulNotes/TheMoon has been converted into a server farm for it. Just one of ''many'' server farms.)



* MagicalDatabase: The Hyperlogos, which is the sum total of all human knowledge. (How big is it? UsefulNotes/TheMoon has been converted into a server farm for it. Just one of ''many'' server farms.)
9th Jun '13 4:28:41 AM Vandegraff1
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Thousands of years ago, a GreyGoo event destroyed [[EarthThatWas Earth1]], leaving a shattered and frightened human race in its wake. From the ashes of this disaster came Captain Yuan, a legendary technical, artistic, and political genius, who pioneered startling new innovations in all avenues of human existence. These included the Hyperlogos, a vast repository for all accumulated human knowledge that is instantly and freely available to all individuals; the oneirochronon, a [[TheMetaverse Metaverse]] virtually indistinguishable from reality; and the daimones, tame [[SplitPersonality Split Personalities]] that allow an individual to multitask in ways previously thought impossible, opening up new vistas in the potential for human achievement. Under Captain Yuan's guidance, humanity formed [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas the Logarchy]], a new galactic polity built on the principle of meritocracy: given technology's great and terrible potential, only the best among humankind (as defined by a rigorous and scrupulously fair series of tests) would be allowed to wield it. These men and women became the Aristoi, the new [[FeudalFuture absolute rulers of all civilization]], and under their guidance the Logarchy has experienced millenia of peace and prosperity unparalleled in human history.

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Thousands of years ago, a GreyGoo event destroyed [[EarthThatWas Earth1]], leaving a shattered and frightened human race in its wake. From the ashes of this disaster came Captain Yuan, a legendary technical, artistic, and political genius, who pioneered startling new innovations in all avenues of human existence. These included the Hyperlogos, a vast repository for all accumulated human knowledge that is instantly and freely available to all individuals; the oneirochronon, a [[TheMetaverse Metaverse]] virtually indistinguishable from reality; and the daimones, tame [[SplitPersonality Split Personalities]] that allow an individual to multitask in ways previously thought impossible, opening up new vistas in the potential for human achievement. Under Captain Yuan's guidance, humanity formed [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas the Logarchy]], a new galactic polity built on the principle of meritocracy: given technology's great and terrible potential, only the best among humankind (as defined by a rigorous and scrupulously fair series of tests) would be allowed to wield it. These men and women became the Aristoi, the new [[FeudalFuture absolute rulers of all civilization]], and under their guidance the Logarchy has experienced millenia millennia of peace and prosperity unparalleled in human history.
26th May '13 2:43:24 AM morenohijazo
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* HomeworldEvacuation: Earth was destroyed by GreyGoo, leading to the reorganization of society into essentially a confederation of feudal states, with each state's leader (the Aristoi in question) being the only ones allowed to use nanotechnology freely.
4th Apr '13 5:11:34 PM Peteman
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* EternalSexualFreedom: Averted ''hard'' in Beukohomana, which has the exact same cultural views of liberated women and homosexuality that real life medieval societies did.

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* EternalSexualFreedom: Averted ''hard'' in Beukohomana, which has the exact same cultural views of liberated women and homosexuality that real life medieval societies did.
21st Mar '13 11:59:44 PM Craverguy
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* CurbStompBattle: After being BroughtDownToNormal, Gabriel is forced to fight the BigBad in hand-to-hand combat. Gabriel never lays a finger on him.



* DigitalAvatar: Naturally, in the oneirochronon. Most people just appear as themselves, but some people are more eccentric (like Sebastian, who appears as a color-shifting floating sphere, or Dorothy St-John, who appears as something different every time she appears).

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* DigitalAvatar: Naturally, in the oneirochronon. Called a skiagenos. Most people just appear as themselves, but some people are more eccentric (like Sebastian, who appears as a color-shifting floating sphere, or Dorothy St-John, who appears as something uses a different shape every time she appears).time).



* GreyGoo: Mataglap nano, which wiped out [[EarthThatWas Earth 1]] and led to the implementation of the Aristoi system. Early in the book, the villains use it to assassinate [[spoiler:Cressida]] and MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.

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* GreyGoo: Mataglap nano, which wiped out [[EarthThatWas Earth 1]] Earth1]] and led to the implementation of the Aristoi system. Early in the book, the villains use it to assassinate [[spoiler:Cressida]] Cressida and MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.


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* HospitalHottie: Clancy.


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* LoopholeAbuse: One of the few restrictions imposed on the Aristoi's governance of their domaines is that they can't prohibit their citizens from emigrating if they want to. Virtue's Icon gets around this by imposing onerous taxes on anyone who tries to leave.
20th Mar '13 10:42:12 PM Xtifr
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A ScienceFiction novel by Creator/WalterJonWilliams, which was a candidate for the 1993 HugoAward for Best Novel.

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A ScienceFiction novel by Creator/WalterJonWilliams, which was a candidate for the 1993 HugoAward for Best Novel.
Creator/WalterJonWilliams.
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