Augmented Virtualization is a Sophons-specific technology on the Applied Sciences technology tree with a research cost of 300 . It unlocks one Star System Improvement, requires research in PEV-Scale Accelerators, and allows for no further research.
"Industry is practical, but to the Sophon mind it is over-emphasized. In fact, many day-to-day objects and actions can be efficiently virtualized, freeing up resources and minds to focus on more important things."
"Ecologically designed, virtual, advanced scientific laboratories can be built using nothing more than enormous computer capacity and a willing mind. With few requirements for energy and materials, these can be an extraordinarily efficient way to do research."