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Costello Enterprises
Costello Enterprises logo

Costello Enterprises original logo

General information

Type(s):

Mercantile corporatocracy (constitutional automatocracy[1])

Industry(ies):

Aerospace, biotech, consumer electronics, cybernetics, energy, health tech, information tech, military tech, nanotech and terraforming

Historical information

Founded:

2027 CE

Dissolved:

2593 CE (official)

Key people:

Christopher Costello (founder, chairman and CEO)

Affiliation(s):

Stateless, numerous partnerships

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Costello Enterprises, abbreviated CE or CENT, was a major interstellar corporate state. Founded early in the 21st century by Christopher Costello, it played a pivotal role in the development of humanity during the Information Age. For a long time, it had a strong foothold in all major space and technology-related industries. It existed for over five hundred years before becoming obsolete and dissolving into Costello's personal assets.

HistoryEdit

The Information AgeEdit

FoundingEdit

The SingularityEdit

The first transhumanEdit

The Narcissus CrisisEdit

The Corporate EraEdit

The Intersolar AgeEdit

Space colonizationEdit

Interplanetary travelEdit

Post-scarcity adaptionEdit

DeclineEdit

ComponentsEdit

CE logo

The standalone CE insignia

By the end of its first century, CE had devised an effective structural, post-Singular corporate layout scheme that it would stick to, for the most part. The new CE was comprised of nine primary divisions spanning the most vital industries.

CE AcquisitionsEdit

CE AerospaceEdit

CE BiomedicalEdit

CE ColonialEdit

CE CyberneticsEdit

CE ExecutiveEdit

CE LifestyleEdit

CE LogisticsEdit

CE Merchant NavyEdit

The CE Merchant Navy (often referred to as the CE Merchant Fleet to avoid a negative militaristic connotation), was the branch responsible for naval warfare in space. It wasn't a merchant navy in the traditional sense of the word (it didn't serve any political state), but a proper private maritime force. In certain instances it would ally itself with a sovereign state, or engage in all-out war, however, its primary purpose was to defend CE's goods in-transport. Individual members of this branch were either naval officers, or members of a joint Navy-Security task force, referred to as the CE Merchant Marines, or CE Fleet Security, which served as the branch's armed troops.

CE MunitionsEdit

CE Political Action CommitteeEdit

The CE Political Action Committee (abbreviated CEPAC) was tasked with representing the interests of CE in political climates. Though CE generally practiced a policy of strict non-interventionism in sovereign governments, CEPAC exerted its authority over colonial habs[2] of the company's own doing. CEPAC supported mercantile policies, such as the establishment of market regulation and the imposition of tariffs on shipments of goods from competing sources.

CE SecurityEdit

CE Security

FootnotesEdit

  1. Automatocracy: A system of government that operates in large part automatically to ensure minimal political corruption or erosion of framework.
  2. Hab: A space habitat, such as a stanford torus, but distinct from a planetary colony.

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