I Found A Planet Chapter 322
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
What was the reason? What happened? Why did so many outstanding scientists want to leave?
Well, the “100% Science Lab” of course! This amazing software developed by Xing Hai Technologies allowed many overseas scientists who were pursuing their career in Merica to vote via their choice to migrate or stay.
In fact, outstanding scientists from all countries came to work, develop their career, and even settle in Merica, not to pursue the so-called Merican dream or to contribute to Merica. It was only because the research conditions of Merica were the best in the world.
Merica’s laboratories, scientific research equipment, academic environment, and other hardware facilities were unmatched by other countries.
“People aim for high places and water flows down to low places.” These scientists wanted to improve their professional standards and achieve some top scientific research results. Hence, they came to Merica to pursue their career ambitions. A whale could not grow in a small lake. If the scientific research infrastructure of one’s country was not up to par, if one had no stage and opportunities to display one’s talents, where could one go besides Merica or Z country?
Therefore, the “Matthew effect” could also be found in the scientific community. The strong became stronger and the weak, weaker. But the emergence of one thing had completely changed the status quo of this polarization.
Excellent scientists from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and other countries joined the “100% Science Lab.” They were engaged in “cloud research” for several months. They made shocking and delightful discoveries. It worked. This game really worked. It was useful. All the academic achievements made in this game had a probability of more than 99% to become an effective result in reality. Examples of successful results from these researches abounded.
For example, there was a British chip company who made a brand-new chip architecture in the “Science Lab.” It was not only energy-saving, but also had higher performance. The company then extracted the process and results from the game into reality. They found that the architecture’s performance in reality was exactly the same as it was in the game.
There were also a few French companies who prepared some materials with highly valuable application and physics properties. They then extracted the process and results from the game into reality. The performance of these materials was surprisingly amazing.
The achievements were even more brilliant in the field of biopharmaceuticals. Because the “Science Lab” had special features of “powerful computing” and “multiplying the speed of scientific research by 10 times,” companies came up with effective drugs to more than 30 types of diseases that were considered to be “terminal” or “incurable” within a few months in the “Science Lab.” There was the possibility of curing these terminal diseases now.
What was even more incredible was that the “Science Lab” could avoid ethical controversy by directly doing pharmacological experiments on NPC humans in the game. The feedback data was consistent with reality. The game eliminated a number of major obstacles in the medical field, making the development of medicine progress at a rate ten times faster than the past. People saw hope for the elimination of all diseases. There was no need to introduce more of the progress made in other areas.
In short, for scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, medicine, materials, etc., the “100% Science Lab” was an amazing software sent from the Heavens! For every country out there, the “100% Science Lab” was a shortcut to achieve the status of a “high-tech powerful country at a low-cost!”
This game allowed those countries with medium strength and abilities to just prepare a few computers that were only a few hundreds of thousands of dollars, and then recruit a group of top talents to enter the “100% Science Lab.” Online “cloud research” could then be launched. There was no need to invest in billions and tens of billions to build expensive laboratories. Suddenly, countries could become a “Cloud Research Power” in a game. Moreover, a “cloud research power” could totally become a “true scientific research power” in reality.
This was because the scientific research results in the game could be “extracted” and applied in reality. Moreover, the results were guaranteed to be more than 99% effective.
Hence, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan,etc., successively launched the “National Results Extraction Plan” to target those scientific research results that had high extraction-to-reality values. These countries would participate in the plan and find ways to accumulate the required “points” that were needed to extract the data from the game to reality. They used money from the state treasury to recharge the game points in order to bring the high-value scientific research results into reality.
Xing Hai Technologies also made a fortune from this. According to the quality of research performances, it allocated a quota of 100 million to 10 billion points to various government and also sold a large number of points… The company actually profited from the game via this method.
The countries were full of enthusiasm. After finding out that they had severely inadequate talents, they turned their eyes to Merica. At the same time, they were also seriously pissed off.
“I didn’t expect that there were so many outstanding talents in our country that all ran to Merica!”
“Come back, all of you come back! Go back and work for your country!”
“Don’t say that your motherland does not have a suitable research environment. We have the “Science Lab,” and the research facilities inside it are no worse than the top laboratories in Merica. Its research speed can even be accelerated by 10 times.”
“Come back quickly, the motherland has never needed you like now. Remember the blood in your body, remember your roots. Think about how the sky looked in your hometown, think about the loved ones in your hometown. Those who are wandering around in the world, come back home.”
The diplomats of various countries stationed in Merica were basically using the same method to seduce their people back home. Even literary works or songs like “The Clouds of My Hometown” and “My Patriotic Heart” suddenly became popular. There were more than a dozen language versions. The content and the melody were very similar, but the effect was amazingly good. After all, Merica was just an immigrant country. It was a blend of people from all over the world. The internal cohesion of the country was not as strong as they imagined. Now, diplomats from various countries were doing this. In just one month, tens of thousands of excellent scientists wanted to move away from Merica.
But for Merica, how could they survive this?! Technology, military, finance; these were the three pillars of Merican hegemony, of which technology was ranked as the most important pillar. It was the most important national resource! Once this resource became unstable, the hegemony of Merica would immediately falter and they would be relegated to a second or third-rate country. Losing their scientific and technological talents was equivalent to losing their most elite soldiers. They would soon become weak and insignificant.
“No, you’re not allowed to leave, not a single one of you!” The Merican government became extremely anxious. Uncaring of the international impact, it immediately shut down the visa application channel, forced many of flights to land, closed a number of exit channels, and requested that all scientists working in Merica stay.
As for those who were determined to go, the FBI was dispatched to arrest them. Action before any explanations. The government curbed the phenomenon of the brain drain at the very first opportunity. However, this hegemonic practice was immediately denounced by various countries through writing and speech. Merica instantly became the target of public criticism.
Media from various countries strongly protested:
“Release our scientists immediately.”
“This is kidnapping without a doubt.”
“Terrorist actions by a shameless country.”
“We are not ruling out the possibility of sending special forces to rescue them.”
“We should send warships to fetch our scientists back.”
The global anti-Merican sentiment was soaring. Merica stood in the heart of the struggle. It felt “loneliness” for the first time. Even so, they were not going to release even one of those scientists who wanted to leave. It could not go on like this either!
“If we do not lift the sanctions against Xing Hai Technologies; if we do not import the “100% Science Lab,” the outstanding scientists in Merica will still go. They will leave Merica using various methods. Other countries will exert more pressure together, including shutting down the overseas military bases of Merica, and expel Merica from this planet. Although we are strong, we cannot be enemies with all countries. Please revoke the sanctions immediately!” Under the leadership of Robert Simon, the scientific community in Merica wrote a joint letter asking the President and Congress to revoke the sanctions and import the “100% Science Lab.”
“Revok the sanctions? You mean you want us to admit defeat? The great Merica will be bowing down to a company from Z country?” The face of an extremist member grew red. He held up a fist and said, “Impossible! We will never bow to a thief, never!”
50.1% vs. 49.9%. The result of the final vote was in favor of continuing the sanctions. The hardliners still had a slight advantage.
“There’s no hope! You’re a bunch of foolish b******s.” Robert Simon felt utmost desperation at this group of brainless politicians!
But… a few days later, scientists from Merica still downloaded the “100% Science Lab” successfully and entered the game. Their solution was very simple. They pulled some network cables from their neighbor to the north, Cadana, and set their IP addresses to a Cadanian one… Hence, they could experience this game even without the politicians revoking the sanctions against Xing Hai Technologies. As early as a few months ago, Cadana stopped following the lead of Merica and gave up the policy of isolating Xing Hai Technologies. They imported some of the company’s products. It was warned and “beaten” by Merica.
And now, Merica actually had to freeload on their younger brother’s network like a thief to secretly download and use the “100% Science Lab.” This was all just to save their ridiculous face and dignity.