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CodeBreaker wrote: 2146 would make more sense. 2057 would mean that we would already have to of founded Legrange stations, as well as developing human like dumb AI.
Rob Boyle :: Posthuman Studios
RobBoyle wrote: To my recollection, we did not give Matt Heerdt any specific instructions for placing the planets in accordance with a particular timeframe on the map. He may have picked a date himself to work with, I don't know, but I think it's more likely he just went abstract.
I do have a date I run with in my head, but I'm fairly certain Brian and Jack have other dates in mind :)
Decivre wrote: Called it! :D
Eleazar wrote: Eris as being 55 AU out from the sun, so I used the program "Celestia" to calculate when that would be. 2189-2192 (june & february, respectively) are the first dates that come up where Eris is 55.999-55.000 AU from the sun
puke wrote: no, i think it was made pretty clear from the begining that was the case. I think we're all just having a little fun probing at the inspirations for some of the random fluff in the book, i dont expect any of it to remain consistant in future publishings.
also, your '57 date doesnt match the seasons on the uranus colony, as established earlier in the thread.
jackgraham wrote: Look at the timelines given in early editions of Cyberpunk or Shadowrun. All that stuff had to be updated to push it farther out into the future when new editions appeared!
Decivre wrote: As for my date, it does fit within the given timeframes.
Quincey Forder wrote: True, but remember two things:
1) during the Netwars, even before the TITANs' rising, lots of computer driven infrastructed were corrupted. Official calendars and schedule managing AIs could be among them. The modern version of the Y2K Bug done on purpose
2) many people were uploaded for their evacuation off-planet. With the time dilatation in Simulspace, the time-perception differences and post-traumatic psychosurgery might have thrown a whack in many people' continuity.
you know, i've downloaded celestia to probe just these sorts of questions, but i'm having a hard time using it. for starters, i cant seem to get an overhead view of the solar system. also, i dont have any idea where to start in calculating distance between objects. But the answer to the problem you have brought up is pretty clear. The orbit of the earth was changed during the fall, and AU are not what they used to be.
RobBoyle wrote: Speaking of Celestia -- you can indeed add your own material to it (see this add-on repository. It would be extremely cool if someone put together an Eclipse Phase universe add-on, with all of the locations we cover in the solar system. Just sayin' :)
briansommers wrote: If the year is ours to choose then I think when could EP actually happen for real? It's hard to believe that we could be at EP in 150-200 years from now. I'm thinking more like the year 2500 and beyond?
jackgraham wrote: Yeah, I snuck the Uranus thing in there without Rob noticing based on my own thoughts about this. ;)
jackgraham wrote: Damn. I always thought I'd gotten away with that. :)
NiallNai wrote: I know that it is AF 10. What is the year as for as Old Earth reckoning?
jackgraham wrote: 2174
jackgraham wrote: *Restores order to thread.*
Oh, yeah. Niall, the year is 2218.
And yes, I know that's a different answer than I gave last time. But world events force me to re-ballpark every few months. You know how it goes...