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  1. It’s sad, but at the same time the rover isn’t really gone, per se. It’s still there, and it’ll stay there for quite a while. Certainly long enough for us to go dust it off at some point. I have no doubt we’ll get there in time to recover it intact.

    It is a shame though that it probably won’t end up as anything more than a museum piece; I doubt it’s developed any sort of intelligence for us to uplift later on. We might not be quite as eager to reach space, but we did start quite a bit earlier, relative-levels-of-technology wise.

    Though, it does strike me as odd that it took them 400-something years to rediscover the Talentarian. Or that it took 400-something years to invent sophont AI after almost accidentally-inventing it. Maybe I just missed a bit of emphasis on the ‘early’ part of ‘early signs’.

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