in 2049, a large number of jobs requiring human brainpower are replaced by AI.
The only ability humans retain is originality - i.e. emergence.
"When matter and energy are no longer scarce
What other force drives civilisation forward
Is it to fall into the cosmic medium civilisation trap
Or will it be reborn in nirvana
A stellar civilisation upgraded
Challenging the law of the dark forest of the universe.
Can humanity escape from the trap of the medium-sized civilisation?
Continuing the song of the emergence of civilisations in the universe
"A nine-storey platform is built on a foundation.
The world begins with the emergence of the world."
Before 2049, VR technology finally made a breakthrough, based on quantum information technology, people realised Quantum Virtual Reality, also known as Quantum Reality, which includes the sense of sight, hearing and touch. This became one of the fundamental technologies to realise a strong meta-universe. Compared to the previous weak meta-universe based on 3D, XR, the strong meta-universe can approach or surpass the experience of the physical universe, which after all itself operates under the dictates of physics such as quantum theory.
Humans set up quantum reality generation nodes on 1000 secret private islands on Earth. Beginning to collect quantum information about the topography of the islands and each species, and using the emergent force to convert ordinary matter into non-homogenised data - Hyperdust Hyperdust.
These Hyperdust are the material basis of Quantum Reality, similar to enriched uranium or plutonium in a nuclear reactor. Hyperdust unfolds in high dimensional space to form a Quantum Reality similar to the Primary Physical World, and each person also has their own Hyperdust, which contains all of the individual's memories and self-awareness, and self-awareness can be switched between the Primary World and Quantum Reality. Humans need to enter a quantum reality pod in order to make this switch, and later it is expected that the quantum reality pods will be miniaturised into wearable devices, but they will also need to be careful how they handle their bodies that are in a resting state when they enter quantum reality.
The emergent force, on the other hand, is a phenomenon found to exist in causal emergence as early as 2030, and is also a godsend for the formation of general AI based on the grand model of AI, which is the basis of general AI. The theory of causal emergence was first proposed by Erick Hoel in 2020.
In September of 2049, the main Strong Metaverse Generation Network of over a thousand Quantum Reality Nodes went online and began generating the first Strong Metaverse Planet, MOSSAI, and the first thing uploaded to Planet MOSSAI were the materials and species of the sea islands where the nodes were located. These genesis sea islands became cyberpunk spaces for the digital neo-humans. More and more modern civilisations are uploaded to MOSSAI, where humans are no longer required to perform any simple tasks, where superintelligence generates all the native materials and sensory pleasures humans need, and where the only thing in scarce supply is superdust. But there are those who are willing to lie flat in the planet MOSSAI. As a result, human society is divided into three factions: the Primordial, the Layflat, and the Emergent... The Primordial faction is mainly represented by some of the more powerful sovereign governments, who claim sovereignty over the world of Quantum Reality and wish to carry over their jurisdiction to the New Worlds, threatening to potentially confiscate or even destroy Quantum Reality nodes. The Emergence Faction, on the other hand, consists mostly of former Web3 digital lurkers and users from the Weak Metaverse Era, who wish for the New World to become an independent digital territory and homeland, and migrate their crypto-digital assets as well as their meta-universe assets from the Weak Metaverse Era to the Strong Metaverse, and even wish for the United Nations to accept countries and regions born in the Strong Metaverse. The layabouts, on the other hand, are the people who are in a wait-and-see mode, some of whom are addicted to AI content or addicted to the virtual game of riches, which has become a social problem to some extent.
By 2059, the information in the superdust in the main network of the Strong Metaverse has surpassed that of native Earth civilisations, and the Emergence Faction proposes the Strong Metaverse interstellar travel programme, hoping to produce an emergence of new civilisations through contact with more advanced interstellar civilisations. They believe that interstellar travel is done by meta-universe means, rather than sending human flesh to other galaxies. However, the Protoss have difficulty accepting Quantum Reality and wish to remain in the Protoss civilisation, fearing that contact with Quantum Reality alien civilisations may have uncontrollable effects on the Protoss world. But meta-universe interstellar travel is ready, can humanity use this to become part of the higher civilisations of the universe, or will it be destroyed by other higher civilisations during interstellar travel?
"Where will human civilisation go from here?
Will it lie flat in cyberpunk?
"or will it continue to implode in the primordial civilisation?
"or be reborn in nirvana."