"Pose query: Humanity"
"Focused Query: Diaspora"
Humanity scattered about the void. Some ventured in premade Arks, vessels made by many of The Sol System's rich and powerful. The Arks only housed scientists, cultural figures, doctors, and engineers. Only those believed to better mankind were allowed aboard. How does someone make such a decision? Does a farmer not turn the gears of society any more than the renown chef who uses their crop? What of the one who repairs and operates the machines an engineer created? It matters not. When the Arks arrived at Safeharbor, we felt the void, all the same. The Arks took vast collections of data, much of which I sort through to find what can be of use. The data neglects to mention how the earth died, or why our colonies in the system were unsuitable for relocation. It was a massive effort, but not all humans were willing to stay behind. Most lived in struggling nations, those unable to produce an ark. They began construction on fleets of transports, our first colony ships. A few of these vessels made it to Safeharbor. They were poorly constructed, and poorly designed. They were thrown together in haste. The safety checks were completely bypassed, as if someone was in an awful hurry to leave. Those that didn't make it to Safeharbor drifted in the void. Some found other worlds, most of them claimed by one species or another. Others found a home on space stations, the residents ignorant of how new we were to the galaxy.
"Focused Query: Biology"
Humans were discovered by the galaxy, and it caused a panic. We were gathered up, studied and experimented on in secret. We were isolated, placed in zoos and farms across the void. As cruel as these projects were, they have revealed much about us we never knew before. Humans who left Earth are not quite the same as their ancestors. Evidence of genetic manipulation was found, tampering centered around our senses, the density of skin, and bone. The changes were small, barely noticeable in most cases. Other races call us "twitchy." Have you ever wondered why? We humans avoid staring for too long a time. Our eyes are not our own. Those responsible for this tampering instilled a delayed reaction, like an overexposure effect. The more we stare, the more our eyes adjust. The more we stare, the more we see. This can include Subtle changes in elevation, discoloration, asymmetrical forms, and even non-visible light. It's why stargazing is such a common pass-time. Our neighboring nebula. We called it "The Eagle Nebula," which is a sight to behold when the eye adjusts. The vibrant colors radiating from it are mesmerizing, something that took special equipment to see beforehand.
"Focused Query: Touch"
We are a pathetic species. Humans have always been social creatures. We need to connect, to experience Intimacy... to touch. I do not know if it was intentional, but genetic modification to our sense of touch did more than enhance our bodies. It's common for humans to express an aversion to physical contact, not just with each other, but with anything. It's a horrible fate to desire your lover more than anything else, but be unable to muster the resolve needed to simply hold their hand. It's another reason we love to take our loved one's stargazing. The visual overload is essential. It overwhelms all other senses, allowing for the simplest of life's many pleasures. Humans tend to be more sensitive to touch. For us, most tactile stimuli is abrasive. Humans often wear gloves they developed with interior layers of aerogel to avoid having to feel the fabric. In older generations, humans suffer from a debilitating case of haphephobia.