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Offline GlyphGryph

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Here at Actuated Emergence, we're not only committed to bringing you great projects that will irreversibly change your lives. No, we're also concerned about our future. What sort of world do you want your children to grow up in? Here at Actuated Emergence, we don't know, but we do know this - whatever that worlds ends up looking like, we're 100% committed to being there first. At the head of the line, right where we belong.

You see, we believe in pulling society kicking and screaming into the maw of the future, not pushing it. And to show our dedication to that future, we'd like to announce the first public acknowledgement of the existence of Actuated Emergence Laboratories!

Please enjoy the following inspirational messages from Actem Labs, and know that out there, somewhere, someone is making the sure the unexpected happens, and they're doing it for you!
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Re: Actuated Emergence presents: Actuated Emergence Laboratories
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 07:57:16 PM »
-Actem Labs. We may not know where we're headed, but we're committed to being the first ones there.

One of our employees once asked us, "Actem, why do we do what we do?" This is an absurd question, and that person was fired. Remember, here at Actuated Emergence, we don't ask why.
-Actuated Emergence, dedicated to discovering "Why not?"

Science. Is there anything in the world better than science? Money, of course, but other than money. And power. Other than money and power. Decadent physical pleasure is pretty nice too, actually. But ignoring all of that, you have to admit, science is pretty much the best thing in the world. Here are Actuated Emergence, we're committed to Science. With Science, all things are possible. Things like money, and pleasure, and power. And we're committed to making those dreams a reality. For us. And maybe you. Through Science.
-Actuated Emergence, "The Power of Science"
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Re: Actuated Emergence presents: Actuated Emergence Laboratories
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 05:47:27 PM »
...This feels curiously like a teaser.
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Re: Actuated Emergence presents: Actuated Emergence Laboratories
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 06:29:11 PM »
What is Actuated Emergence?
An expose: The story behind the company.

Actuated Emergence has a long and varied history. Found by Arnold Davidson in the late 2010s selling knockoff showerheads, they quickly grew to prominence with a flurry of risky investments, aggressive expansion, and an ability to work with local governments to obtain market dominance. Even then, the company was characterized by pushing boundaries, and doing things no one had done before. They explored new frontiers in the financial derivative markets, discovered new ways to manage large-scale social interaction and purchasing trends, and invested in research into the susceptibility of bureaucrats and important officials to a variety of acute environmental stimuli.

But they really struck gold with plague epidemic of Dioxis Nopotialis (also known as the weeping death) in the early 2030s. While the plague itself was eventually determined to have accidentally been released by Marburg Pharmaceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Actuated Emergence, they were also the first to corner the market with a patented, incredibly effective cure. They were eventually absolved of legal responsibility, and after settling the resulting lawsuits for undisclosed sums, the treatment NoMoreTears made them a major player on the worldwide stage, leading to them being named as one of the fifty most powerful multinationals in the world. The focus primarily on consumer products and financial services, but have also expanded into the energy and prison sectors.

Despite their dedication to risky but potentially enriching opportunities, and their dabbling in medical research forming a major component of their success, Actuated Emergence has never primarily been a science company, and has never had a division dedicated to pure and applied general-purpose scientific research - until now. After a band of governments began to invest heavily in the field of applied physics, Actuated Emergence enticed many of the best scientists from competing companies, such as Doubletech Industries, to join the newly formed Actem Labs. They managed to secure a large chunk of the government contracts offered, largely based on the star power of their newly-formed research team, and the freedom given to the team to "get promising things done" quickly expanded their reach in this new market.

There have been rumours, however, that not all is well at Actem Labs, and that the hands-off approach adopted by Actem Corporate was leading to a research team that is quickly dividing itself into several competing camps, each trying to outdo the other with ever riskier and potentially more lucrative research. Some have even claimed that the new reward-based incentive structure recently adopted for Actem Labs is only encouraging this situation. Recent charges alleging the theft by Actem Labs of several pieces of competing proprietary technology have either been dismissed, or have been solidly pinned on individual scientists acting without the approval or knowledge of the company at large. These scientists then retire to spend a few months in prison before being rehired by the company or being granted large benefit packages. Still, Actem Labs has proved a net positive for the company, and a large investment of capital into the expansion of facilities in New England over the last several months indicates that they still have the support, however hands-off, of corporate headquarters.

Despite it's problems, Actuated Emergence seems in no danger of failing any time soon, and even if the experiment with Actem Labs falls through, it's doubtful the company as a whole will suffer much as a result. Their research program may be shaky at times, but their company is expansive, and it's obvious that Actuated Emergence is going to continue doing business for a long, long time, and probably make their shareholders a lot more money in the process.

Expose submitted to Larks' Magazine by Perlson Investigative Reporting
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Re: Actuated Emergence presents: Actuated Emergence Laboratories
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 08:29:28 PM »
List of Major Subsidiaries of Actuated Emergence Incorporated
Marburg Pharmaceuticals
Emergence Entertainment
Actuated Financial
Actuated Energy
Transmerican Reserves
Actuated International
Sunflare Australia
Sunflare Asia
Perlson Investigative Reporting
American Freedom Financial Services
Transmerican Distribution
Pacific Links
Transorbital Shipping
Sunbeam Industries
Actuated Emergence Laboratories

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Re: Actuated Emergence presents: Actuated Emergence Laboratories
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 12:18:11 AM »
And i take it Larks' Magazine is somehow related to Emergence Entertainment.