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Orion's Arm Future History Timeline by William-Black Orion's Arm Future History Timeline by William-Black
Image is part of a future historical setting, see my journal entry Orion’s Arm Future History, A Synopsis.

Creating a future historical timeline is an exceedingly difficult task.

Consider, an event happens, generating consequential effects, the effects of the event generate further events, and the effects of these trail onward through time. In the world many events happen, at differing locations, generated from differing causes, and many of these occur simultaneously, in effect they overlap one another in time as do their consequential effects.

The task I set here was to illustrate this in a simple easy to understand format.

The upper graph – Events Duration – is composed of horizontal bars which represent the duration of events and their consequential effects – note that some of these fade into one another. The number of years contained within the bars is not to be read as a representation of sequential time – as some event chains happen at the same time as others and thus the trailing sequences of consequential events overlap one another.

The lower line graph depicts Event Sequence and is demarcated in +Years counting from the founding of the Mars Settlement.

My gallery images are linked to journal entries, the titles of which mark specific eras of my future history, and these can be referenced against this graph.

An overview of terraforming techniques in the context of my future history is to be found here: Terraforming Mars.

More information on nuclear pulse propulsion is to be found here: Orion: Nuclear Pulse Propulsion.
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