Diorama of a Perfect Burn(See comments below for more information)Twenty thousand years ago, a sphere of Iron a kilometre in diameter fell into a star.Surrounding this star lived a trillion humans on a ring shaped world made out of silica and graphite. It was not unlike the Ark, which surrounded Halcyon and it's companion star. It plummeted through the photosphere, onion skins of computational substrate, atoms thick, boiled away; processing an algorithm only this particular machine, at this particular star and at this particular moment, could solve. Smaller and hotter the machine became, feeding on the energy and chaos from within the tumultuous solar atmosphere.
Future HistoryFuture History20th Century ADMan ventures into space and visits the Earth's Moon.Various exploration vessels are sent to planets within Earth's Solar System.2016 ADThe Sky Union is formed and with it the foundation of modern temporal science.2034 ADThe first Tier (human genetically engineered to be smarter) is born.2046 ADThe first Tier engineers the second generation of Tiers.2070 ADCycles of mistrust, conflict and war ravage humanity as the full impact of Tiers to society is realised.2080 ADMajority of African and South American continent along with low lying landmasses now inhabitable as Green land ice sheet disappears.2120 ADAvera