Applied Relativity

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Applied Relativity
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“Updating Einstein’s theories”
Requires Superconductor, Advanced Subatomic Theory
Leads to Photon/Wave Mechanics, Unified Field Theory
Secret Project The Supercollider
AI priority
Conquer: 1, Discover: 3, Build: 2, Explore: 0
You ivory tower intellectuals must not lose touch with the world

of industrial growth and hard currency. It is all very well and
good to pursue these high-minded scientific theories, but research
grants are expensive and you must justify your existence by providing
not only knowledge, but concrete and profitable applications as well.

—CEO Nwabudike Morgan,
“The Ethics of Greed”

Albert Einstein developed his theories of relativity between 1905 and 1916; complete explanations of his work may be found in a number of sources. Later research into Advanced Subatomic Theory and Superconductors demonstrated that his postulates, though innovative for his time, were incomplete. Applied Relativity takes Einstein’s basic theories and updates them to encompass an understanding of newly-discovered phenomena.