Vast. The unfathomable distances between galaxies, stars, planets, & consciousness found on those planets, moons, planetoids & asteroids. Vast, doesn’t seem a big enough word to convey such an expanse of distances.
For, this very fact, most of the non-technologically advanced people, on the most backward planets, believed that space travel was utterly impossible! This quaint notion, was what most of the Human inhabitants of Old Earth, had thought, as well.
That is, until, they were quite literally forced to leave their planet. The scientists & engineers, had to begin thinking out of the box – to begin thinking & building & designing in more dimensions than just three; & if they hadn’t realized that one doesn’t move through space, but, rather that one moves space itself, the Human Species, would’ve become extinct, during what was to become known as The Great Sixth Extinction – where roughly 95% of Old Earth’s population, perished.
This was also the period of Time, in which the humans gained knowledge of The Force.
On an ordinary day, ordinary people – regardless of ethnicity, gender, age ect. – woke to find that they all had the ability to hear one anothers’ thoughts, & more, that they could empathically Feel what each other were feeling at any given moment.
Well, one can just imagine what followed!
Whole masses of humans, murdered – regardless of ethnicity, gender, age ect.