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The Fall of Species -F978

...direct Ancestral Memory provided many survival advantages for this species (In fact, it was a random neurological mutation they received while still in pre-society). By directly inheriting their parent's memory, the creatures were able to very quickly excel at anything their parents excelled at. If one parent was a brilliant mathematician, then so too would be their offspring; no need to spend decades in school to reach their parent's level of skill (if the offspring even COULD reach the parent's level skill). The skill was inherent, and for this reason, species -f978 was able to advance at an explosive velocity.

Simplex Solar Hierarchies: Problem Specification

The "Solar Hierarchy" of a solar system in PISES describes how the various stars of an N-ary solar system arrange themselves. If this seems like it might be an unsolvable, n-body gravitational problem that would require warehouses full of supercomputers to model with even vague realism, it absolutely is. However, it turns out that most N-ary solar systems arrange themselves in such a way that can be simplified to a series of very manageable, idealistic 2-body problems.

Interaction with the Icosphere; Live Software Demo

At this point in our development of the Icosphere, we can render our Abstract Icosphere. We can recurse the Icosphere uniformly and non-uniformly. Additionally, we can detect an "observation region" of configurable radius. In this post, we'll tie together all of the work we've done so far in order to make our Icosphere interactive. I've also put together a live, video software demo of the Icospherical World Model.

Detecting the Observation Region: The Coupled Ring Adjacency Search

At this point, we have an Icosphere which we can uniformly recurse to any depth we like. We also know that we can asymetrically recurse any arbitrary face of the icosphere, but we have no system for detecting or determining which face(s) to recurse. Ultimately, we want the faces directly "below" the observer to be the faces under recursion - and the rest of the icosphere to remain unaffected.