Transcendent Sophonts are are able to transcend many to most of the rules of Space-time. While not as advanced as Ascendant Sophonts, their technology is paradigms ahead of an ultra society or the much less sophisticated TL:10-18 societies of Charted Space.
- They are conjectured to be a extremely advanced form of life possessing TL:28-30 technology known as Dei-Tech.
- They are heading for the Singularity and existence as a post-technological lifeform, as a post-sophont, a post-technological.
- Some think that the Kursae might have once reached this level.
- Some call such beings Space Gods or Star Gods.
Ultra Societies at TL:19-27 are conjectured to appear to more conventional TL:10-18 Interstellar Societies a bit strange. But transcendents are even stranger, appearing odd to even Ultra Societies. One of the key hallmarks conjectured of these societies is the practical mastery of transdimensional technologies, which is to say advancing mastery over portals, alternate universes, and pocket universes.
Such technology largely allows a society to transcend normal space-time limitations of space and even astrophysical constraints. A near unlimited number of branes or alternate universes are believed to exist and even if one of those practically unlimited ones doesn't meet the whims of a transcendent species, a new pocket universe can always be foaled from the space-time continuum. They lack the true mastery of pocket universes or even full-size universes that ascendants possess, but can practically use and create pocket universes, mini-verses if one will.
Their technology is known as Dei-Tech and are astrodeific technologies with not only a universal scope, but the ability to travel beyond the bounds of the universe. They are known as Kardaschev Type 4 Societies with Universal Mastery.
Cycle of Life & Sophontic Civilization
- A-life → Proto-Life → Creatures → Proto-Sophonts → Sophonts → Transcendents → Ascendants → Singularity
- Proto-Life (transitory stage)
- Proto-Sophonts (transitory stage)
- Transcendents (transitory stage)
Many call these hypothetical beings Astrodeities or Space Gods as they are incredibly difficult for earlier societies to understand. Their ability to transverse nearly every obstacle of distance or location truly makes them masters of the Trans-galactic Epoch, effectively a transdimensional society.
Technology develops capabilities to manipulate worlds and stars: to move them, harvest them for their matter and energy, and convert them to other large scale objects, megastructures with sizes larger than star systems. The ability to visit other universes changes society profoundly. Entirely different astronomical environments engenders new viewpoints.
Some of the conjectured miracles of the Transcendents include:
- Alderson Disks
- Bound Drives capable of tens of thousands of parsecs of travel
- Computronium Mastery
- Matrioshka Brains
- Nano Mastery
- Near Unlimited Matter Transport
- Pocket Universe Creation
- Planet-bending Mastery (World-Bending)
- Portal Mastery
- Reality Drives
- Rigid Dyson Spheres
- Shkadov Thrusters
- Six Drives capable of millions of parsecs of travel
- Sophont Creation Mastery
- Transdimensional Drives capable of travelling to alternate dimensions
- Vault Drives capable of hundreds of thousands of parsecs of travel
- Wormhole Mastery