Uh, no, that is not true at all. While the story gives the impression that all the most important stuff is purely kept secret in the hands of the Karinne - and the Kimdori aren't even an option to steal tech from in the awareness of others - that is not the case at all. The Benga have gotten their hands on the tech that existed in that scout ship that was 'found' in the milky way galaxy by the... what's it called again?... after the destruction of Karis. That already covers a lot of stuff that the new House of Karinne inherited from the old one.GotToGo wrote: ↑Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:02 pmYou two do know that 98% of the tech in question is fully controled by two races, the Karinnes and the Kimdori? The Kimdori have controlled their secrets almost forever and the Karinnes, with Kimdori's help, do the same. Hell, they are even cousins! Also, the Kimdori are on the Benga home world and spread thru out their Gov't, with their ears everywhere. Furthermore, only very few know how to engineering, manufacturing, and installation of the tech in both them.
Then we have lots of technology that the Karinne have come up with and had no choice but to give out to other parties. That covers the dampeners, new armor tech, the biological connection of the mind to technology and so on. If they hadn't done that the only ships capable of fighting with a chance would have been Karinne and Kimdorri. So, quite a few technologies are available to be stolen from someone other than the Karinnes. And it isn't all that important that it isn't the most efficient variantion of that technology. The Benga have a whole galaxy full of people to get to work on making tech better. One has to remember that the idea of how to do something is much, much more important than how to best build a machine out of it. Most of our current technology on earth is older than either of us. We just spend decades on perfecting it.
And then we come to the stuff that doesn't have anything to do with the Karinne. The Faey certainly use those gates extensively. FTL travel without hyperspace jumps has been known and used by several species in that galaxy so it stands to reason that it must also be used by many species in the Benga galaxy and therefore can be found on archived data from conquered races in the Benga computer network if they just went looking for it.
And besides all that, any sort of research is already halfway finished if you can just proof without a doubt that something actually IS possible in the first place. If you know it can be done, you can just focus on how its done. Best real world example was the atomic bomb. The USA had to put their best and brightest minds, both homegrown and imported from all over the world, together to get to the result. After the world knew that it was possible, everyone else had it easy. Indeed, the information on how nuclear sciences work is available in easily understandable information on the web. Thats how easy it became once you knew it was possible. I'm sure the USA would have loved to keep that knowledge secret.
And... what can the Kimdori do about inventive minds? Look at the relative manpower. The Kimdori would need to have an unimaginably large number of operatives to waste on keeping their eyes on everything in an entire galaxy. It is easy to check all people that come to Karis. It is just one planet after all. But the Kimdori couldn't even keep their eyes on the Faey to save Karis from destruction. And that should have been much, much easier to keep their eyes on than even just the major government of the Benga without taking into consideration any private corporations or factions over which the Benga government doesn't have any control over. The Faey control a few hundred worlds at best. The Benga control billions of worlds and even more systems without habitable planets in it.
On that note, even just the governing of such a huge amount of worlds, species, people alone could be said to be a miracle. They don't have stargates after all.
Well, stealing from Karinne will be next to impossible considering that they already have to invest a huge amount of manpower and time into making sure that no power native to their home galaxy gets sticky fingers. Doesn't really matter if there are a few more groups and organisations that want to steal tech.Rakshasa claw wrote: ↑Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:55 pmAs to your point, no the Benga aren't likely to succeed at stealing tech via espionage. Obviously, even the Faey, and other species in the Milky Way (distance advantage vs Benga) haven't been able to do it. That doesn't mean they won't come up with a sneaky twisty plan that they believe will work. Hence the no trust.