Scholar’s Advanced Technological System - Chapter 1658
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Before he could react, a wisp of fragrance rushed into his arms.
Lu Zhou was a little dazed by the sudden hug. His movements were a little stiff, as if he was hesitating where to put his hands.
Fortunately, Vera, who suddenly rushed into his arms, seemed to realize how embarrassing her behavior was, so she blushed and quickly separated from him.
Looking at Lu Zhou with a nervous look on her face, Vera whispered, “I… missed you so much, so I came to see you… is that okay?”
“Of course it is, but you came so far by yourself… Have you been on a space shuttle before?”
Lu Zhou’s face was full of worry, Vera shook her head gently.
“No… but Xiao Ai and I were both worried about you.”
Lu Zhou was baffled at Vera turning the tables and worrying about him. He said, “You don’t need to worry about what I am doing, I am an old man now. I can take care of myself.”
“Not really…” Vera whispered, “I heard from Xiao Ai that 100 years ago, you caused people a lot of trouble.”
Lu Zhou’s face showed a look of shame.
Why is she doing this?
Just when Anderina was about to record this emotional moment, a cough came from the side.
“It is forbidden to take pictures here.”
Anderina turned around and saw a strange man standing next to her. He seemed to be guarding something.
“I don’t have bad intentions, just a little surprised… Sorry, it was my fault.”
After seeing Anderina sincerely apologizing, Wang Peng nodded without saying anything.
Lu Zhou noticed the commotion as he looked over.
“Excuse me, you are…”
“I-I am…” Anderina was about to introduce herself, but she was so excited to see her idol that her voice became incoherent.
Fortunately, Vera, who was standing next to Lu Zhou, smiled and explained for her.
“Her name is Anderina, a reporter from Le Monde. We met on the road. Thanks to her help, I got here safely.”
After listening to Vera’s introduction, Lu Zhou nodded thoughtfully. He looked at Anderina, smiled slightly, and spoke in a friendly manner.
“Thank you for taking care of her.”
“No, no, actually I didn’t help much,” Anderina said with a blushing face. She waved her hand and felt a little ashamed. “No need to thank me.”
“Haha, don’t be so polite.” Lu Zhou smiled. He looked at the embarrassed expression on her face and continued, “It seems that you have a lot of things to ask me.”
Anderina nodded honestly.
“Yes… I came to Mars this time mainly to interview you. It’s just that I haven’t figured out how to begin.”
“If only every reporter can be like you, less small talk and more sincerity.” Lu Zhou looked at Vera standing on the side and said softly, “After two weeks of flying, you must be tired. Come on, go and rest. I’ll let Ling take you to the room. You can leave your luggage there.”
“Yeah…” Looking at Lu Zhou anxiously, Vera whispered with a worried expression on her face, “Am I causing you trouble?”
“Why would you?” Lu Zhou said with a smile. He reached out and caressed her hair. “It is my fault for making you worry about me.”
After Vera walked away while blushing, Lu Zhou looked at Anderina, who pretended not to see anything. He thought for a while and continued, “What a coincidence… I was just about to go to the laboratory of East Asia Heavy Industries.”
After hearing these words, Anderina said quickly, “It’s fine, it doesn’t matter, I can follow your schedule!”
“No way, everyone’s time is equally precious.” Lu Zhou shook his head and continued, “Well, how about you come with us?”
“Huh?” Anderina was slightly stunned. “Is this… really okay?”
“Of course.” Lu Zhou said with a faint smile, “If you can learn my technology just from glancing at it, I would be happily surprised.”
Lu Zhou glanced at Wang Peng. He nodded and said, “Let’s go.”
Before coming to Tiangong City, Anderina wondered how she would get to interview Lu Zhou. She did not expect that she would interview him in this manner.
To show her sincerity, she took the initiative to turn off her camera and interview drone. She then handed them over to the man who looked like a bodyguard.
Wang Peng nodded in response to Anderina’s actions and did not show much emotion.
Soon, the three arrived at the industrial zone in a maglev vehicle.
In a huge workshop, Anderina saw a giant metal ring.
The silver-white metal ring was covered with complicated equipment. It looked like a cyberpunk artwork, and it manifested maximalist design to the extreme.
After staring at it for a long time, Anderina finally couldn’t help but ask, “This is…?”
“Stargate.” Lu Zhou looked at the huge circle. He smiled and continued, “The starting point of the hyperspace channel… Of course, it can also be the endpoint.”
Wang Peng looked at him nervously. Lu Zhou smiled back and motioned to him not to be nervous. “It’s fine, I will start testing this set of equipment soon, and there will be a press conference soon. It’s fine even if it’s made public now… So, let’s get down to business, Ms. Anderina, I know you probably have a lot of questions to ask.”
Seeing Lu Zhou suddenly turn the topic to herself, Anderina was slightly stunned. She quickly nodded and said, “I heard that many scholars have commented that once faster than light technology is integrated into our society, it will bring earth-shaking changes to our society… It is even no exaggeration to say that we will enter a new era because of this.”
“You can say that.” Lu Zhou nodded, acknowledging her statement. “By maintaining a stable and open hyperspace channel, even without a warp drive, ordinary spacecraft can use stargates to achieve hyperspace transitions and travel the distance of astronomical units in a very short amount of time. This includes not only the exchange of matter but also information.”
Anderina: “This is your expectation for the future?”
“Sort of.” Lu Zhou said with a smile, “I can feel that the day is not far away.”
“When the time comes, not only matter and information, but all of us… From Antarctica to the Kuiper Belt that is a few astronomical units away, whether it is on Earth or Mars, we will all be connected as a whole. And all the spirits in the galaxy will be united under the same name.”
“That is, the human civilization.”
Shocked by the future depicted by Lu Zhou, Anderina’s face showed a look of disbelief.
After a while, she opened her mouth.
“It sounds… like a sci-fi movie.”
“Compared to yesterday, every second we experience is science fiction.” Lu Zhou continued with a faint smile on his face, he looked at her and said, “I hope you can use your linguistic expertise to convey this message to the world.”
He coughed and spoke.
“Then, Ms. Anderina, I wonder if you are interested in participating in the opening ceremony of our stargate?”