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A World of Difference

The empire makes great strides in many fields from industry to finance to warfare. At the heart of many of these advances is mathematics -- and the ability to quantify reality. Now a brilliant young polymath from the academic city of {0} has approached the government seeking funds to create what he calls a 'difference engine'. He claims its operation will eliminate error and automate the production of the numerical tables which are so vital to so many applications. What do you say?

Choices :
Fund

There is no certainty, but this could be transformative.

  • Modifies the Social axis towards Progress
  • -150
  • Chance of good consequences
Decline

The risk of failure is too great. Such monies are better spent elsewhere.

  • Modifies the Social axis towards Tradition