Back in the early 2100s micropigs – engineered using the then new gene editing system CRISPR, were the rave pets for people increasingly forced to live in small homes. As space exploration took off in the late 2800s pets were not allowed on newly terra-formed planets, space stations and moons, and an industry took shape of original micropig sculptures catering for the retro tastes of many settlers. MOSE has a small but growing collection of these.
The Void continues to provide interesting items as the Balinger Freight Company swings by and robotically picks up tons of items for inspection. codeforward:codebackward is actually reconstituted from pieces that had fallen apart in the pickup process (an occupational hazard in deep space retrieval). MOSE’s experts have examined the pieces that remain, and have concluded provisionally that these ceramic pieces were perhaps once trialled as data storage for longevity and encased in lead for protection. Like many other trials of these types of devices their time came and went – then – destined for the Void.