Large Hadron Collider - Kweejaq, The Council & The Fate Of The Planet
Kweejaq stood in front of the holographic real time representations of the Galactic Council and took a deep breath. He usually avoided breathing deeply whenever he was on Qanran as the atmosphere always had that horrible residual methane smell of immature planets. However, this was only the seventh time in his career he had to face the Galactic Council to make this particular type of recommendation and he was naturally wary and saddened: The magnitude of his conclusion weighed as heavily on his twelve legs as Qanran's oppressive gravity.
The Galactic Council's holographs formed a semi circle in front of him, in consideration that his species only had forward vision. The Presiding Moderator of the Galactic Council addressed Kweejaq and instructed him to begin the presentation with the characteristic courtesy of the inhabitants of his planet. His telepathic waves were savory and rounded with just a tinge of the ultraviolet... a formal etiquette verging on the aristocratic.
Kweejaq began in the conventional manner with a telepathic broadcast of the background of the case with regards to planet S-J74T59K03X18Z23-A, the primary S in the Standard Galactic Catalog indicating that it was a planet observed to have sapient life and the last -A indicating that it was of primary interest to the Galactic Council as it was in the foremost critical stage of sapient technological evolution. Planets were only named in the Standard Galactic Catalog once its inhabitants were deemed to be potential future members of the Galactic Unity.
S-J74T59K03X18Z23-A was just another planet that would never get its formal name. Its inhabitants called it Earth, but then again, most hominids called the planet where they evolved Earth no matter where in the galaxy they were: There were literally thousands of Earths. Fortunately the Galactic Catalog's formal name was always unique like the one for his home planet: Xyhiakha, which in the language of his ancestors meant Shining Metallic Cloud.
Planet S-J74T59K03X18Z23-B was upgraded to the critical -A stage sixty-five of the planet's years ago when its sole predominant technological species of land dwelling hominids achieved their first nuclear fission explosion. Galactic Council Observers were immediately dispatched and began their task of data collection, triggering the normal and inevitable viewings and interactions. Again in the conventional pattern, the hominids largely dismissed these identifications in their skies as the illusions or outright delusions of their more addled members.
The case of this particular planet was exacerbated by the presence of another, much more advanced sapient species of liquid dwelling ungulates who had long ago outgrown technology as well as survival on the harsh surface of their world. Fortunately these ungulates had worked in unison with the Galactic Council and soon transferred their communal consciousness off the planet to allow it to continue unhindered.
From the point of first fission, the pattern followed by these hominids did not deviate significantly from the established norm of technological species. Soon they progressed to fusion explosions as well as the utilization of fission for energy generation purposes. The Galactic Council Observer Task Force's data and sample collection continued with no resistance as the hominids' technological development curve followed strictly conventional patterns based on their anatomy and lifespan. As their typical but fundamental misunderstanding of quantum states of matter, energy and time continued, also in the conventional pattern, they built the typical particle accelerator to attempt to observe the Primal Particle: which they called the Higgs Boson.
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