New Frontier Technologies
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New Frontier Technologies - or NFT - was one of the T6, a supercorporation of the pre-Descent time.
From Professor Oldfield: "New Frontier Technologies was a supercorporation primarily dedicated to discovering, exploring and populating new environments, worlds mankind could only dream of making their homes. They developed technologies that would allow them to adapt to these environments to the needs of mankind but also in such a fashion as to preserve it as much as possible; or in case of barren, desolate places, to breathe new life into them and turn them into something greater. They were explorers, visionaries, futurists and, as often follows, utopists."
New Frontier Technologies have created four distinct artificial habitats to ensuere survival of humanity. Three of these are known:
The Black Sea Project
One of the places they had settled is the Black Sea, and this is known to academics as the Black Sea Project. The island on which the Black Sea Expedition established itself is the first island on which the NFT settled.
The Biocorp navy was responsible for exterminating the NFT in the Black Sea, because the NFT was seen as a competitor of Biocorp. Scholars are still debating if this competition was already ongoing before the Descent.
The purpose of the Black Sea Expedition is to unearth the history of the Black Sea Project as well as advanced technology.
NFT's name for the region was Lemuria, and as such, the personnel who lived and worked there were known as Lemurians.
Not much is known about this project besides the name. Professor Oldfield speculates that it has been established somewhere above the surface, and the information from Fold-M 7 (Nexus of Technology) suggests that it is located on the Earth's orbit.
Habitat said to exist somewhere in the North. People living there were known as Atlanteans or Subislanders. According to Todd, Atlantis was very similar to Abyssal Station Zero. Some time before the destruction of Lemuria by Biocorp, an unspecified number of Subislanders have immigrated to the Black Sea to work at the Abyssal Station Zero. Atlanteans were adapted to its confined space and the living conditions of the station and didn't need much light, space or physical activity. Information from Fold-M 7 (Nexus of Technology) suggests that it is located in the deepest point in the ocean.
- NFT personnel were implanted with Active RFID microchips that could be used to open the different NFT facilities in the Black Sea.