Galactic Destinations: Orwell Stronghold

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

Carl Sagan

Welcome Citizen, to Orwell Stronghold! Here, you will experience a shining bastion of science and truth, for this is one of the Waystations of Benevolent Dynamics! Ever committed to researching the knowledge and technology that will bring back humanity from the brink of extinction and propel us further into the future, Benevolent Dynamics runs a number of such facilities across the galaxy.

Orwell Stronghold caters to a number of scientific disciplines and houses some of the most brilliant minds this side of the Horse-head Nebula. As a Waystation of Benevolent Dynamics, itself an independent technocracy, the station operates independently of Consortium or Gaule jurisdiction. Rather, its sole focus is the development of many of the technologies rediscovered by Benevolent Dynamics after the Catastrophe and distributed indiscriminately throughout all that remains of humanity. A number of upgrades, for example, to your CORETECHS were developed right here on Orwell Stronghold and we have made a number of strides in the behavioral understanding of androids and robots!

To a layman, the station can, at first, seem rather daunting. Flocks of drones buzz overhead while behemothic glittering holo-screens create a dazzling display on many of the station’s walls. Robots and androids are in much larger abundance and even hold positions of responsibility on the station and many of the local areas brim with all manner of the latest technologies.

One might, for example, relax in the Ada Lovelace Lounge where every available surface can be converted into a holo-workspace for that sudden brainstorm or equation that is catalyzed by an alcoholic beverage. Many workstations in the Employment Center, thanks to some of our external field contractors, now utilize Omni-Reality and allow users to log into a pocket virtual space where they can conduct their business in digital privacy.

However long or brief your stay on Orwell Station, Benevolent Dynamics wishes you a continued and extraordinarily pleasant day! For our part, we will stay the course with our mission to bring the gift of science to everyone and use its knowledge to answer every mystery that bars our pathway to the stars and beyond.

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.

Louis Pasteur