Monday, 17 October 2016
The Beginning Of Technic Civilization
The O'Neill colonies, including Hiawatha and Minnehaha, are constructed in the Lagrangian points sixty degrees before and behind the Moon. They are the first human dwellings in space and the site of new industries. The consequent revival of free enterprise combined with the alloying of Terrestrial societies generates the new Technic civilization. It must be at this time that English, incorporating many loan words from other languages, is transformed into Anglic, which will eventually become a dead language although not until much later in the History.
Hyperdrive makes the O'Neill colonies obsolete although Hiawatha and Minnehaha are still populated when the Polesotechnic League holds its turning-point Council of Hiawatha which will have to be the subject of another post.