In April of this year, I wrote about the technology of Mirror Gates, but all of the articles on Trailokyan technology tie together through what I term the access grid. The concept of this grid is important to understanding how the world works inside the books. This helps to ground the tech outside of the fantastical elements, such as the creatures and characters readers will encounter. After all, this series is considered science fiction (and not just because little green men show up in it).
The access grid is a wireless interface of both information and energy. Tesla’s free energy project would be the closest invention to what is happening here. From the narrative, readers will gather that this energy is clean from the environmental state of Zion, which is pristine. You might ask, but what about when these characters or creatures cross into other planes? Most devices would have a reserve battery life, which charges back up when they return within the range of the free energy. In addition, the duta installed a power grid in Samsara, of which only they can make use. Accessing it would require an authorized interface (which could be keyed on your atman, or another piece of technology).
Why would they use such technology? If you consider how humanity is evolving their technology, this is a logical progression. In Zion, it is of no cost to the inhabitants as it is abundant and cheaply made. In Samsara, the scarcity of resources make production a little more costly, but the Zion economy is not based on profit, but instead based on service and need.
How do the inhabitants make use of this technology? As mentioned above, those with access will be keyed in via their atman or another device. Much like the internet, that key has levels of access based on who you are and what your clearance would be. For instance, in the first book, we observe Maiel opening a gate by raising her hand to the air. At her finger tips appears a dial. She sets the coordinates of her destination via this dial. For Samsara, the dial looks like an astrological chart. The dial for Zion resembles the 4th seal of Venus, an alchemical talisman. Each plane has its own dial.
It’s important to note that danava cannot access the grid. Their atman and devices are blocked. In order to hack the system, they’d need to be in Zion. The Samsaran grid is not connected to the one in Zion, being its own animal. They have developed other means of entering from Jahannam. Before a hole gets poked into this, realize that danava are burned down duta. Those who designed or worked on the grid in Zion, could be among the fallen. Rebuilding a grid would take time, but it has been thousands of years since the Conflict. Obviously their grid is a cheap ripoff, due to the lack of authentic resources. Unlike the Zion grid, it requires the dark energy of a danava to activate it.
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