The Human Continuity Project (HCP) is an private organization that seeks to ensure the longevity of the human species, and includes the multitude of Earthborne plants and animals that have helped humanity’s evolutionary rise since the dawn of their existence. Supported early on by a number of nations, and now by several stellar nations, the HCP is at its heart an independent entity and has repeatedly refused taking sides in disputes or favoring any one governing body.
The HCP has seen many victories throughout its millennium-long existence. The Project pioneered both the genetic engineering and cryogenics fields that are so prevalent throughout human space, and oversaw the initial advancements in colonization technologies through the settling of the “Core Worlds” during the Seed Project.
While the Seed and Deep Seed projects were important beyond measure to the continued existence of the human species, the HCP has taken on a new series of failsafes that further secure man’s turbulent future, most notably the Continuity Vault program. Working through “Continuity Vaults” and similar DNA “Arks” assembled by multiple star-nations, the Human Continuity Project asks that each nation provide at least one to ensure the future of the human race. Each Vault and Ark are set at strategic places throughout human space so that the destruction of a single planet, or even a series of worlds, will not allow any specific genome to come to a permanent end.
Table of Contents
- 1 MISSION
- 2 HISTORY
- 3 LEADERSHIP & STAFF
- 4 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
- 5 PROJECTS
- 6 EXTRA-TERRITORIAL ENDEAVORS
- 7 BUDGET & EXPENDITURES
- 8 SUBSIDIARIES
- 9 FACILITIES
- 10 CONTROVERSY
- 11 SEE ALSO
The Human Continuity Project is intended to ensure that, no matter what, the Human race survives. At present, their mission is not completed, as humanity has yet to step outside the bounds of the Milky Way galaxy in sustainable force; that is, were the galaxy itself to be destroyed by interference of another galaxy or powerful force. Many seek to cross dimensions and realities, should the original reality Humanity calls home fail.
The Human Continuity Project was founded by the sons and daughters of those who fought and died in the First Stellar War between Mars and Earth. From then on it has been regarded rather amicably and reverently as a neutral organization with no true leadership and no true ties other than it’s goal. The establishment of the organization was one of the first major acts of the Intersystem Alliance
While initial ventures usually revolved around spreading humanity throughout the stars, after the initial Seed project the Project turned it’s goals towards ensuring the continuity of all Earthbased life. During this time, between the Seed and Deep Seed projects the Continuity Vaults began to be constructed, some located on planets while others resided in uninhabited space stations or hollowed out asteroids and small moons.
Following the success of the Deep Seed project, many of the starnations did not see a reason to continue significant funding of the Human Continuity Project, as only a galactic-scale cataclysm could bring about the destruction of humanity once a full quarter of the galaxy had been colonized, and many of the new starnations, with newer technology and better FTL capabilities, had it within their own power to do much of what the Human Continuity Project had been doing since it’s inception.
The Project shifted it’s focus largely until the 34th Century, doing more work to try to improve humanity itself by improving on genetic code and the human body as a whole. Indeed, much of what is used in technomancy, more specifically a fair portion of biomancy. is based on centuries-old research by the Human Continuity Project. On a much different scale, the Project also shifted focus during this time to try to break the code to traveling between dimensions, to no avail as of yet.
After the ISA-Leon Quasi-war, the Human Continuity Project saw that humanity once again held the power to destroy a fair portion of itself, and many felt that the galaxy was growing too small for those who lived in the quadrant; by the 34th Century, the Human Continuity Project was once again large enough to delve into large-scale colonization projects, sending hundreds of thousands of colonists to both NGC 4537, the “Snickers” Galaxy, and Andromeda.
LEADERSHIP & STAFF
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|•||Nifer Thilly||Chairman of the Board, President of the Human Continuity Project|
|•||Hai Zhou, PhD.||Director of Genetics, Adam & Eve Sequence|
|•||George Pezal, PhD.||Director of Astronautics|
|•||Jayden Griffiths, PhD.||Director of Medicine|
|•||Brekhna Kaira, PhD.||Director of Geoengineering|
|•||Iluak Thomason, PhD.||Director of Cryogenics, Continuity Vaults|
|•||Negasi Dejene Bayissa||Partner, Owner-CEO of InterTerra Communications Corporation (PENDING NAME CHANGE)|
|•||Gislaine Santos de Andrade||Partner, CEO of StarLYghter Logistics Incorporated|
|•||Tatsuzo Umemoto||Partner, President, & Owner-CEO of Kōritsu Heavy Industries|
OFFICE OF CONTRACTING
The original Seed Project consisted of an initial wave of colony ships from Earth, Mars, and the Jovian League beyond the Sol System in what became known as the Astrum Diaspora. These initial colonies founded much of the present day Intersystem Alliance and the Core Worlds. These ships were often slower than those that would follow in the Deep Seed project, so many of these colonists found themselves soon outstripped technology-wise by following ships arriving soon after, taking less time to travel the same distance.
DEEP SEED PROJECT
Following the initial boom of humanity throughout the worlds known as the “Core Worlds,” a second migration followed as each of the initial planets began to prosper, able to send out their own fleets of colony ships. What followed was the Deep Seed project by the Human Continuity Project; this new wave of colonies formed much of the remaining known galaxy.
Continuity Vaults, modeled after the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, are heavily reinforced bunkers. Each contains a seed of nearly every plant known to mankind, along with the genomes of several thousand species of animals stored in numerous sorts of databases, as well as hardcopies, printed in tungsten, of the human genome, ensuring it’s own longevity. These vaults are located on every planet of over 100,000 in population, funded by the Human Continuity Project. Every planet with a population of over a billion has at least three of these vaults in various climes and Continental-plates. Some cities choose to pay to have their own individual vaults, should a cataclysm wipe out most of their planet, a local vault is available for access to any survivors.
Each vault is intended to be able to be a “restart,” as such, excess seeds of common plants and grains are stored to be able to feed a small town’s worth of people for a great deal of time, and each includes a full set of textbooks, educational materials, and instructions on how to generate much of the technology known to the human race.
ADAM & EVE SEQUENCE
As part of their genetic experimentation, the Human Continuity Project generated a hundred different male and a hundred different female genomes, genetically dissimilar enough to prevent issues with inbreeding, but close enough to “perfection” that any line of humanity generated from these individuals would be able to last for tens of thousands of years in impeccable genetic health. Many of these deviate from true humanity to allow for survival in harsher climates or disease prevention. These sequences were added to most Continuity Vaults.
Galactic laws and ordinances prevented the actual birthing of these sequences as living humans, though these efforts have paid off in modifications in humans prior to and even after birth.
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BUDGET & EXPENDITURES
CONTRACTING PRIVATE RESEARCH FIRMS
PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS
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The InterTerra Communications Corporation, ( JOSH: InterFirma or TransStellar ) also known as InterTerra, is the most successful privately-owned and privately-operated interstellar-intrasystem communications company in human history as well as the Human Continuity Project’s largest source of revenue. Known for its massive fleet of courier vessels boasting both speed and unmatched digital memory banks (both manned and unmanned), well-maintained grav relays, and state of the art orbital relays, InterTerra has begun its newest phase of long-term development. Under direction of owner Negasi Dejene Bayissa, the far-reaching network of large communication hub-stations are being fitted with ansibles built by the Nihoendo-based Kōritsu Heavy Industries, a subsidiary of Renaud Industries ( PENDING JOSH-DAVE DISCUSSION ).
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The StarLyghter Logistics Incorporated, also known as StarLyghter Logistics or SLY, is a major competitor in the interstellar logistics industry. As a subsidiary of the Human Continuity Project, SLY is supplied mega-freighter starships and transport spaceships by Kōritsu Heavy Industries [ NATURE CHANGE PENDING ] and makes use of InterTerra [ NAME CHANGE PENDING ] hub-stations to distribute cargo for planetary-regional delivery or direct shipping to other stations throughout any given star system. With interstellar logistics being so essential to trade and development throughout human space, StarLyghter Logistics generates an impressive quarterly return that is more than enough to continuously develop SLY into a better company as well as fund the HCP’s research; both incredibly ambitious and ridiculously expensive endeavor.
KŌRITSU HEAVY INDUSTRIES
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Kōritsu Heavy Industries, or KHI, is a Nihonedo mass-production company that is known for technologies ranging from smart-wrist and inner-ear implants to spacecraft and starships. MARKED FOR MAJOR REVISION or DELETION PENDING RELOCATION >>> a subsidiary of Renaud Industries ( PENDING JOSH-DAVE DISCUSSION ).
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