|Men In Tights 2 and Zeptites in Women (click image to enlarge)|
|bond lengths in meters|
Room at the bottom.
|A femtobot exploring the active site of an enzyme. (source)|
Viruses can replicate, but they are often not counted as life forms. Neither viruses or the smallest bacteria can survive without access to resources from other organisms. According to Gohrlay, we humans are similar in that we require our zeptite endosymbionts to survive.
|Contents of the universe.|
According to Gohrlay, the alien Huaoshy long ago discovered additional fundamental particles besides the quarks and the other particles that are known to Earthly scientists. There are two additional families of fundamental particles: the hierions and the sedrons.
|The Hierion Domain|
R. Gohrlay and her team of positronic robots spent about 10,000,000 years exploring how to use hierions for the construction of femtobots. According to Gohrlay, one of the tricks that can be performed using hierions is that it is possible to "convert" a person (composed of hadrons) into a "replicoid" that is composed of hierions.
|Humans exploring hierions.|
One of the advanced technologies that was developed by R. Gohrlay is a kind of "portal" that can allow people to move back and forth between the Hadronic Domain and the Hierion Domain.
|The Sedronite family tree.|
Here in the Hadronic Domain, pek zeptites constituted the chief adversaries of R. Gohrlay during the Time War. Composed of array sedrons, the physical structure of zeptites is at a scale 1,000,000 times smaller than that of femtobots.
According to Gohrlay, we Earthlings are hybrid organisms, only partially composed of biological cells and conventional hadronic matter. We are also partially composed of a zeptite endosymbiont. Just as Nanoarchaeum equitans is dependent on a host organism for survival, we humans require the presence of our endosymbionts. Humans were designed and originated as Sedronites and the whole reason why the pek range through the galaxies creating Sedronites is to eventually allow them to merge into the Sedronic Domain.
|According to Gohrlay, the most common type of life in the universe is artificial life within the Sedronic Domain.|
Sedronites are hybrid organisms, usually originating as a Eukaryote like we humans but with a zeptite endosymbiont.
Telepathy, Time Travel and Space Travel
|Preland agents on Earth used nanites.|
During the Time War, R. Gohrlay deployed femtobots on Earth and the pek routinely made use of zeptites, and we might wonder: was there ever advanced nanotechnology in use on Earth? According to Gohrlay, the Grendels and the Prelands who visited Earth both made use of nanites.
|The Color of Nanites.|
Due to a combination of laziness and ignorance, I often incorrectly use the term "nanite" to refer to either femtobots, zeptites or true nanites, without making a distinction between the vastly different size scales for hadronic, hierion-based and sedronic matter. Nanites are typically composed only of hadronic matter, but Gohrlay tells me that there can be special circumstances when it is useful to make hybrid devices that contain hierions or sedrons within a nanite superstructure.
Special thanks to Miranda Hedman (www.mirish.deviantart.com) for the DeviantArt stock photograph "Black Cat 9 - stock" that I used to create the blue "sedronite" who is in the image shown to the left.
|The Grendel Intervention|
|Grean discovered our Reality Chain|
|Other artificial life forms such|
as the Phari played a role in shaping
human civilization in Deep Time
When R. Gohrlay finally realized that she and her allies could not compete against the advanced zeptite technology of the pek, a path to the Tryst-Grean Pact was cleared.
|Did memory editing end along with time travel?|
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