Chapter 1681: The End
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Star Sky Technology headquarters office.
Yang Fangfang looked at Lu Xiaoqiao, who was handling official duties, and she couldn’t help but ask in a quiet voice.
“What did he say to you when he left?”
“He entrusted Star Sky Technology to me, then asked me to transfer the 100 billion credit points in his account to the account of the Freezing Human Rights Protection Foundation.”
Yang Fangfang took a deep breath with an expression of disbelief on her face.
“100 billion… He just donated all that money?”
“Yeah.” Lu Xiaoqiao nodded lightly. “He said things like money were only temporary. Since he doesn’t need it anymore, he hopes it can be used to provide more value.”
The work of the Freezing Human Rights Protection Foundation was not only to help dormant sleepers quickly integrate into the current society but also to invest in medical fields and provide assistance to those who were unable to pay for frozen dormancy.
According to him, his original intention of creating this fund was to give those who should have died in this era, a second chance of life.
Regardless of poverty and wealth, everyone should have an equal right to live. This technology should not become the privilege of certain wealthy people.
In fact, the Freezing Human Rights Protection Foundation had been practicing this philosophy for more than a hundred years.
Otherwise, it would not have been the world’s largest public welfare organization and wouldn’t be invited to participate in the announcement ceremony of the Human Alliance initiative.
“But this is 100 billion…” Yang Fangfang still felt a little unfortunate for her best friend.
After all, she should have inherited this huge sum of money.
However, when she heard these words, Lu Xiaoqiao just smiled and spoke casually.
“Whether it is a hundred billion or a trillion, that is his property. How he wants to control it is his right. As his descendant, all I can do is pass on his wishes… Although I am not as powerful as him, there are always things I can do.”
For example, to follow his last wish to make Star Sky Technology a company that would be beneficial to society and continue to lead human civilization to a more distant world.
Although unlike him, she was not a great scholar, as a socially responsible entrepreneur, she believed that there were still many things that she could do.
After finishing the paperwork, Lu Xiaoqiao leaned on the office chair and stretched her back.
Just as she slowly stood up from her office chair and was about to head to the company’s cafeteria for lunch, an email from the Freezing Human Rights Protection Foundation board of directors appeared in her mailbox.
“S-level project encryption lifted?”
After reading this strange line of text, Lu Xiaoqiao raised her eyebrows.
Because this involved patents and sensitive research issues, even as a public welfare organization, the Freezing Human Rights Protection Foundation still maintained some inside “corporate secrets”.
Only the foundation’s chairman of the board could act on an S-level project encryption.
Generally, the encryption would not be lifted unless special conditions were met.
“Encryption sealed in 2025… Has it been that long?”
If she remembered correctly, the Freezing Human Rights Protection Foundation was only established in the 2020s.
When Lu Xiaoqiao thought that this might be a secret left by the previous chairman, she couldn’t help but become curious.
She no longer hesitated and immediately selected the decrypt icon.
However, to her surprise, what appeared in front of her was not some earth-shattering secret. Instead, it was a special frozen dormancy protocol.
The reason why it was special was that this agreement did not have a specific dormancy period. It used the start of colonization outside the solar system as the time point for dormancy release.
Also, this person’s name was the heroine in the “Scholar” documentary, the person her great-great-grandfather would never forget…
Lu Xiaoqiao looked at the frozen dormancy agreement in her hands, and she thought of Lu Zhou’s reason for going to Tau Ceti and felt emotional.
Crossing the barrier of time, even surpassing life and death, in this unfamiliar era, two people who went on different tracks had finally miraculously met again.
However, perhaps this was also in a sense inevitable.
After taking a deep breath, a smile of relief appeared on her face.
“Did he get… lucky?”
Is this the love that people in that era had?
Feels so romantic…
She never had any interest in love, but she became a little envious all of a sudden.
Many years later, when thinking back on his life, Leonard could not help but think of that person’s name.
The fossil that was stuffed into his pocket completely changed the archaeological community’s perception of Mars, and when he left, the address he told him revealed to the world the mystery of the Martian civilization…
Leonard gently closed the academic work in his hand. His index finger gently rubbed the textured cowhide cover while his muddy pupils were stained with a hint of nostalgia.
“Fifty years… Time flies.”
His finger was on top of the author’s name. His dry and chapped lips slightly opened, chanting words that only he could hear.
“Fifty years… Thanks to your help, I finally fulfilled my father’s last wish. Professor Vernal’s school of thought will survive in this world. Although I have never experienced that magnificent era, there should still be a page in history that belongs to me…”
There was a sound of brisk footsteps outside the study room, followed by the door opening.
A youthful face full of vitality stood in front of him.
It was his child.
Like his father, Leonard devoted his youth to academia, but in his later years, he created his own descendants through artificial petri dishes.
Sometimes, he felt that although technology couldn’t fundamentally solve all the problems of human beings, it could provide them with more choices.
Leonard saw the young man rush into his study room with a look of excitement on his face, so he kindly smiled and spoke in a relaxed tone.
“What’s going on? What are you so happy about?”
“I received an offer from Star Sky Technology! I will work at the Tau Ceti colony next month!”
Leonard smiled and nodded. He said softly, “Remember to stay safe. I heard that the active alien creatures there are not as friendly as the animals on Earth.”
“We are alien zoologists, this is our area of expertise!”
The young man patted his chest proudly as a meaningful smile appeared on his face.
Leonard showed a gratified smile on his face.
The young man continued in a proud tone, “Are you not disappointed that I didn’t inherit your school of thought and continue archeological research?”
“Of course not. My doctrine does not need to be inherited by one specific person. Ever since it was born, it has left an indelible mark on the world.” Leonard said softly, “I don’t need you to carry something onwards for me. You only need to follow your own interests and choose the life you want… Isn’t that the purpose of life?”
“I don’t want to hear you talk about philosophy,” the young man continued with an impatient expression on his face. “Your child is going to travel far away soon, can’t we talk about something pleasant?”
Leonard: “For example?”
“For example, about Tau Ceti!” The young man’s face was immediately full of excitement. He looked at his elderly father and continued to say, “I always hear people talk about how you once met Academician Lu?”
A weird smile appeared on Leonard’s face. After a while, he spoke.
“I didn’t just meet him…”
He was the one that dug out the respectable Academician Lu from the ruins…
“Then tell me about him.” The young man sat down on the sofa and said, “Including how he promoted the Human Alliance and the Tau Ceti expedition! Jesus… He had to have been a living legend.”
“The Human Alliance and Tau Ceti’s expedition?”
A piece of memory floated in Leonard’s mind.
After a long time, he sighed with emotion. He then opened his mouth softly and began to speak.
“My dearest son, that’s a story from a long, long time ago…”