Spin Setting & Symbolism

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The Spin is an artificial energy field wrapped like a membrane around planet Earth. The field is held together by two huge cubes hovering high above the planet's poles. The Spin's primary effect is to create a bubble that modifies the time-space continuum, in effect slowing down the passing of time on Earth relative to the time in the rest of the universe. As a result, the universe ages over one hundred million years for every year that passes on Earth (or 3.17 years for every second on Earth). The Spin also acts as a selective filter, keeping meteorites, rays from the decaying sun and other spatial objects from damaging the Earth's atmosphere. However, it allows probes and vessels sent from and to Earth to pass through the membrane. The Spin is believed to have been build by a race of aliens referred to as the Hypotheticals.

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