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Title: Interview with PlanetRoot.
Genre: Scifi.
Literature Type: Short Story
Author: Royce E. Barber
Dec 11, 2008.
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QUICK PLOT SUMMARY - TO BE SPLIT INTO TEN BOOKS
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A civilization of technologically-advanced humans live on a massive piece of drift-wood floating through a beautiful dust storm in space. A warm-climate paradise. This drift wood is called PlanetRoot. A terrorist gang wants to build a metal shell around the so-called planet, causing riots and concern about the potentially-unstable environment. PlanetRoot establishes contact with modern-day Earth, asking for advice and a future joining/docking/merging of the two planets. Earth is disrupted and on high-alert by this new discovery of PlanetRoot. PlanetRoot sends schematics and technology/math ideas to the entire Earth, which isn't ready for these ideas. The Earth economy goes wild, presidents are thrown out, and automated machines are given all the major jobs. Earth shares it's “primitive” constitution and law system, providing PlanetRoot with the first detailed information about Earth's culture. PlanetRoot saves Earth's economy/governments, and Earth comes up with ideas to issolate and contain PlanetRoot's terrorist group. With Earth's new technology, it does scans and finds a network of underground tunnels, leading to a civilization of people living deep within the Earth, a people who have been trapped for hundreds of years in a cave system. The three new civilizations - Earth, SubEarth, and PlanetRoot - all live happily for a thousand years. SubEarth eventually goes to war with Earth, and PlanetRoot finally makes it's way to Earth, accidentally plowing into the Earth. The three civilizations fight for awhile then make peace to save the Earth's atmosphere from PlanetRoot's unique chemical structure and lack of oxygen from no longer being in the space dust storm. PlanetRoot over two thousand years turns into a wildlife preservation. The people and animals have oxygen-giving pills. The Earth starts to decay from being hit by PlanetRoot, and SubEarth must supply oxygen-machines.

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HISTORY
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We live in Earth Year 2009 AD. We use Earth's culture and calendar as our own, for the most part.
We are humans, placed on this root long ago as it drifted past earth and scooped us up. We aren't sure when or exactly how we got seporated from Earth, but we view ourselves as a part of it, and follow the Bible the same.

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CULTURE
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We are a mostly peaceful human race, similar to humans on Earth.
Our towns and villages are spread through the root.

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ENVIRONMENT
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We live on a giant tree root floating through space. We call this PlanetRoot.
PlanetRoot looks like a piece of mossy drift-wood, from a distance.
PlanetRoot has a consistently warm climate, and looks somewhat like Hawaii.
We live on a tree root, one million miles tall. One mile thick at the widest part.
PlanetRoot's surface is similar to Earths, but much more moist and nearly-full of exotic plants.
Water flows down from the top of our planet, some kind of chemical reaction.
Our planet leaves a trail of water as it drifts through the great space cloud.
PlanetRoot gives off oxygen as water flows through it.
PlanetRoot's atmosphere (sky) is a beautiful dust storm in space.
Our sun is many times that of Earth's, and far away. Blurred out by distance, reflections, and space dust.

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DANGERS WE FACE
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Our greatest physical problem is space debris and celestial storms. We are generally in great danger of being hit by seldom poisen gasses and chunks of rock.
Our culture, although more organized and refined than Earth, is rather Earth-like, in that there are many riots and political wars over city development.
There is a technology-oriented faction (gang) wanting to build a spherical metallic shell around PlanetRoot, eventually creating an Earth-like environment. They are not abiding by our environmentally-friendly standards, and not even using our latest technology. They are at the point of being terrorists.

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TECHNOLOGY
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We are very advanced compared to Earth, yet our technology varies depending on location.
We don't use money. We pay by achievement according to ability. We pay our citizens by giving them more voting power for construction and renovation projects.
We know about Earth culture because we can view earth through a mix of sonic and laser space-telescopes that guess what the universe looks like based on context clues.
Our transportation is an assortment of what you would call “flying cars” and “jet packs”.
Our best technologies are diamond computers (using optical lasers), nano-scale machines, and sound vibration which is good for surgery/construction and countless other uses. We don't genetically modify the human body, instead we use nano-machines as medicine to monitor health and prevent most illness.

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RELIGION
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Very similar to Earth, our religions vary greatly. The majority of our people are a form of Christian, but each denomination seems to have their own ideas. We are working at spreading a nondenominational view of Jesus and the Bible, without typical human rituals to distract us.

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INSPIRATIONAL NOTES
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I found images that look similar to my idea of PlanetRoot. It's a screensaver, but you need a fancy computer to install it.

Technically, a computer graphics card technology demo called “Nvidia Cascades”.
Clipped quote from it's programmer: “Realtime graphics…screamin' fast…Vertical rock tower…generated from noise…pouring water over it to make pretty waterfalls…zoom in close to the rock…realtime…cool bug critters flying around…“
Blog link: http://www.geisswerks.com/cascades/index.html
Another link to his blog: http://www.geisswerks.com/ryan/whatsnew-notgraphics.html#cascades

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