The "DragonCapsule Trilogy" has launched a grand conception of the future metaverse technology, and has carried out profound thinking and forward-looking deductions on the social morality and human ethics issues that may be caused by the highly developed virtual reality technology. Through this work, we can A glimpse into the most brilliant visions of a future hyper-advanced metaverse society.
1. The Pinnacle Of Sci-Fi
The most common evaluation of Liu Cixin, the author of "Three-Body Problem", is that he raised Chinese science fiction literature to a world-class level by himself alone. However, the sense of mission and grandeur in the evaluation contrasts sharply with Liu Cixin's own casualness and peace.
From 2009 to 2010, Liu Cixin successively published the long science fiction trilogy "Three-Body Problem" - "Three-Body Problem 1: Earth's Past", "Three-Body Problem 2: Dark Forest", and "Three-Body 3: Death Immortal". This science fiction work took three years to write, and it attracted the attention of the science fiction literature as soon as it was published. The influence gradually fermented, and it eventually became one of the most famous and best-selling long-form science fiction books of the past 20 years.
"Three-Body Problem" describes the interdependent and antagonistic relationship between the Earth civilization and the "Three-Body Problem". Among them, the most popular one is the "law of the dark forest": the universe is like a dark forest, and every civilization is a Hunters with guns, whoever is exposed first will be killed first. However, human beings are still exposed in the dark universe. As a whole, the responsibility of saving the world falls on the Chinese people.
The "Three-Body Problem" trilogy has a cosmology that combines historical reflection and moral exploration. It is sought after by former US President Barack Obama and Facebook founder Zuckerberg. It has become a global phenomenon and created a new science fiction myth.
2. The Meaning Of Sci-Fi
Liu Cixin said two paragraphs in an interview with The New York Times, representing his unique understanding of the meaning of science fiction:
- "Science fiction literature is not responsible for predicting the future. According to my knowledge of science fiction literature, there are very few science fiction literatures that actually predict the future. The task of science fiction literature is not to predict the future, but to rank the possibilities of various futures and list them out. Taking "Three-Body Problem" as an example, there are many possibilities for alien civilizations: some are those who love the weak and respect life; some are as good or bad as the earth; there are also dark and terrifying civilizations. Some American science fiction movies, such as "E.T" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" offer the possibility of an alien civilization that is the opposite of "Three-Body Problem": a civilization of love. These are the possibilities that line up the future , in short, science fiction literature is not necessary and has no ability to predict the future.”
- When Liu Cixin was interviewed by The New York Times, he was asked: "If you were asked to recommend a book for Chinese President Xi Jinping, what book would you recommend?", Liu Cixin replied:
"I recommend Xi to read the book The Singularity Is Near, and I hope that while he pays attention to the reality, he can also look at the future with the corner of his eyes.
Also, I would recommend Xi to read books about "others" or "aliens": Arthur Clarke's 2001 A Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama. I'm embarrassed to recommend "The Three-Body Problem", "The Three-Body Problem" is too long, and Arthur Clark's two books are relatively short.
Don't think this is a joke, I mean it. How can such a big country not be prepared for the "other"? Any ruling party must also have an imagination, a linear vision and an open mind. "
COURTESY OF LIU CIXIN
In 1942, Izak Asimov first proposed the famous "Three Principles of Robotics" in his first book "I, Robot". Asimov believes that as machines become more autonomous and play a larger role in human life, we need more explicit regulation to ensure that they do not harm us. Asimov also won the title of "Father of Robotics"!
It can be seen that one of the most important meanings of science fiction is: "Be prepared for a rainy day and discuss the possibilities of the future in advance. When the future shines into reality one day, you can deal with it calmly."
3. Challenger From The Metaverse
"Dragon Capsule Trilogy" is a huge metaverse science fiction story composed of the dragon capsule multidimensional universe civilization and the legendary story of the earth, and it is also the first science fiction novel born in the metaverse in the true sense.
Dragon Capsule has carried out a grand conception of the extremely developed metaverse in the future, and carried out profound thinking and interesting deductions on the social morality and human ethics issues that may be caused by the highly developed virtual reality technology.
"DragonCapsule Trilogy" is told in three parts:
I. "DragonCapsule": The story tells the relics of extraterrestrial civilization - the dragon capsule has brought highly developed surreal virtual technology to the earth, triggering fierce competition between countries using extraterrestrial technology; Later, human beings finally entered the extremely developed super AI and surreal metaverse era, but faced an evolutionary crisis of about to lose themselves and completely collapse.
II. "DomeLand": The story tells that the Dragon Capsule, as a super strategic resource left by extraterrestrial civilization, caused a tear and crisis to human society, and its brought hope of rebirth too; a few humans chose to leave the surreal metaverse and start anew , fly to the unknown superstring universe, search for the parent star of extraterrestrial civilization, and explore the truth of immortality.
III. "Final Fantasy": Part III will bring together the characters and storylines of Parts I and II, telling that human beings are about to open an infinite parallel universe and face an unprecedented ultimate decision...
In "Chronicle of the DragonCapsule Trilogy", we also see a lot of wonderful ideas about the extremely developed metaverse society in the future:
1. [Three Laws of Metaverse] (Part1-Volume2-Chapter12. The Three Laws of Metaverse)
- First Law: Players can understand the fact that they are in the metaverse in real time
- Second Law: Players are free to exit the metaverse environment unconditionally and return to the real world
- Third Law: Players in the metaverse must not directly or indirectly harm themselves and others living in real world
The first law makes people involuntarily think of the spinning top in "Inception" that can distinguish between reality and dreams. This may be one of the most important laws for the application of the metaverse in the future.
2. [About the time-compression effect in Metaverse] (Part1-Volume3-Chapter14. Time Machine)
The time-compression effect of the metaverse brings up a series of interesting socio-ethical issues:
- Will the accelerated passage of time in the virtual world make you age as well in the real world?
- Can time-compression techniques be applied equitably without becoming the prerogative of certain groups of people?
- Can time compression techniques be used to predict the future?
- Does time compression have judicial practical implications, in other words, is it valid for prisoners to serve sentences in metaverse prisons?
3. [Third World War] (Part1-Volume2-Chapter11. Third World Wars - First Metaverse World War)
"In 2057, in the twin virtual digital earths of Paradise Island, governments around the world ushered in the first crisis deduction. The 50 years of chaos and chaos in the Metaverse: "Water cancer, hunger, war, the accidental outbreak of nuclear war, Global nuclear winter, 20 years from now...humanity is near extinction".
Everything in the metaverse virtual world plays as full-real as in reality, and 50 Earth years of evolution are completed in Metaverse 30 days.
Finally, the Third World War of mankind, and also the First Metaverse World War , has ended perfectly in the Metaverse. "4. [The Truth of Consciousness] (Part1-Volume3-Chapter18. The Truth of Consciousness)
"In 2835, the emergence of the biological brain holographic clone printing technology allowed the full information of the human brain to be completely copied, and the human memory information was replicated on the clone for the first time, laying a solid physical foundation for the migration of brain consciousness.
In 2841, Max, a scientist with dual ancestry of Indian and Chinese descent, published a shocking paper "On the Truth of Consciousness", proposing that in the integrated system of time and space, the unique migration of consciousness is the possibility of life continuation in the anthropological sense. one of the ways. And it is proposed that in the category of human ethics and morals, the host consciousness's voluntary abandonment of the self, as well as the acceptance and legal authorization of clones, are the material basis and ethical legal basis for the migration of human consciousness.
"On the Truth of Consciousness" revealed and confirmed the existence of "seed consciousness" for the first time, and named it "Alaya Consciousness" (the origin of life in Buddhism); this is an unprecedented new breakthrough in biomedical research by human beings . The paper finally concludes: Seed consciousness is the ultimate key factor in the migration of human consciousness. Breaking through the bottleneck of transmission and migration of seed consciousness, the so-called 'soul possession' can be realized, and human beings will be freed from the shackles of the original body for the first time. "
There are also chapters such as "Japan Drifting", "Water Cancer", "The Collapse of the Digital High Frontier", and "The Eve", which vividly describe the future human beings, when faced with catastrophe,An intricate and engaging mix of ruthless competition and cooperation relations.
4. Metaverse Drives Sci-Fi Innovation
As a watchtower for the future of human society, science fiction literature occupies an extremely important and unique position in the entire history of human science and technology development and the history of modern literature. important role in the development of cultural and creative industries.
The creative of "DragonCapsule Trilogy" sci-fi story is based on 10k dragoncapsule NFT collections. It is the first metaverse sci-fi literature project that natively supports the ERC-721 encryption technology standard. The IP adopts the global innovative METAIP decentralized copyright agreement to share the copyright and brand rights of works with global holders.
Sci-Fi requires a long-term vision. New creations also require far-sighted thinking, starting with sci-fi works that are the "cornerstones" of real society. It is hoped that an interdisciplinary and innovative metaverse sci-fi like "DragonCapsule Trilogy" will have the courage to explore the combination of sci-fi literature and artificial intelligence, social innovation, digital intellectual property IP, distributed creation, new DAO collaboration, Web3.0 technology and digital economic business model. and other innovative ways, dare to challenge the status of "Three-Body Problem" and become a new milestone.
- "Chronicles of the DragonCapsule Trilogy": https://dragoncapsule.gitbook.io/chronicle-of-dragoncapsule/