So I was walking through the woods one day and I noticed a shimmering light coming from a cave. I won’t bore you with the details but it turned out to be a portal to an alternate time line of earth. I know: so random!
The portal leads to a version of earth where humans have not evolved. The most complex society on this new earth is no more complex than that of chimpanzees. But there are plenty of ape like mammals so I gather the timeline must have split in the last few million years.
The portal is about 10 metres wide and you can just walk through.
There’s a catch though. Only 2 things can go through the portal.
naked humans. No clothes, no tools. The portal is very specific. You can’t even bring viable seeds with you. Even the contents of your stomach somehow disappear when you go through the portal. Tattoos are erased. I have tested this extensively, so don’t try to find a way around it!
any kind of electromagnetic radiation.
I have also determined a way to move the location of the portal but I can only do it once, for reasons that are too complex for you to understand. I also have to move it in the next few weeks otherwise I lose the opportunity forever. The location moves on both earths to the same spot on their respective surfaces.
I have 2 questions
- Where is the best location for me to move this to? Think about ease of access to resources, expansion opportunities etc. Also consider whatever government we would have to deal with on this earth, by virtue of the portal being under their control.
2)How long until we can get it connected to the internet via WiFi or something similar? What would the progression of technologies look like? Can we skip any historical technologies, such as vacuum tubes or steam engines?
I would like to get this new world up and running as fast as possible, but I also don’t want to wreck the environment too much. Obviously significant environmental change is inevitable but I don’t want to see mounds of toxic waste lying around!
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