- 2035 - A research group in Wales creates bacteria in the lab that form crystals which resonate with radio frequency.
- 2041 - The same group demonstrates that they can modify a percentage of the glia in a mouse brain to resonate with RF, opening up the possibility for biological radio receivers. These glia are dubbed “radiocytes”
- 2043 - Examining data, the researchers find proof that the mice can respond to RF as a sensory stimulus.
- 2047 - Transgenic mice pass genes for creating radiocytes on to offspring.
- 2059 - Researchers in India announce that they have a “grammar” of radio signals that mouse brains interpret as information. At the same time they show that these signals are only perceived by the areas of the brain nearest the radio receivers.
- 2060 - Radio transmitters are implanted in some of the mice. Within 1 week, the implanted mice are communicating with each other using the grammar discovered by the Indian team.
- 2112 - The first humans to be born with radiocytes enter school.
- 2128 - The Wiki, a human exomemory, is born when a radiocytotic teenager discovers how to store and encode knowledge in an external repository.
- 2131 - Radiocytotic people connected to the Wiki begin spontaneously sleeping only 3 hours a night. It is found that the presence of unlimited external storage radically improves the brain’s ability to reorganize and consolidate, reducing the need for sleep.
- 2201 - 98% of humanity alive has either been born with radiocytes or has had them implanted through stem cell therapy. Electronic devices can be controlled by a thought. Experience, perception, and emotion can now be encoded in The Wiki as humanity refines its new abilities. No-one remembers what it’s like to not have the sum-total of humanity’s knowledge on hand.
Fun with Timelines
I found a great timeline-generating site. I’m working on a fanfic project, and I needed some nice sleek way to create a timeline, to help me make sense of everything going on in this AU verse.
The tool is called Timeline JS, and it’s great because you don’t really need to download anything to use it. All you have to do is put information down into a Google Docs spreadsheet template they have set up, and then put the published code of it into their online embed generator, and it creates what you see below.
I’ve been having WAY too much fun with this tool. If I have any complaints about it, the main one is that there’s currently no way to customize the color palette of the published timeline. I would love to be able to use a different colored background. But oh well. This is still a new tool, so customization options are probably in the works.
Check it out by looking beneath the cut.
Filming/Acting Timeline For Tom Hiddleston (January 2006 - October 2012)
So, I put together this list of Tom Hiddleston’s filming dates on 30 October, having researched a great deal for my RPF crossover, and figured people would appreciate it. They did. Holy crap, did they ever. ^.^”
I didn’t link most of my sources, though, and it only covered the time period of January 2009 to March 2012. Very loosely.
SO! This version has links to most of my references — I didn’t link to Wikipedia, preferring to link to a proper source or none at all, though some exact dates did come from there, I admit — and covers the time period of January 2006 to October 2012. It has some mentions of happenings outside filming/acting, such as award ceremonies and conventions, and does flesh out dates for filming/acting a bit more.
There is a section of odd little extras that don’t fit in the timeline, but are good to know for if you’re writing an RPF – or are just curious – at the bottom of the post, after the timeline.
Know something I’ve missed? Lemme know and I’ll add it in. (If you’ve links to hard proof, please send that, too. ^.^”)