The entire existence in NMS is under that umbrella of:
“simply no possible way that can conceptually work in any capacity.”
Everything from lightspeed travel to plants that grow from minerals without seed or DNA. Fuel from asteroids? Hand held devices that can form geology? It’s all unrealistic. Sci-fi fantasy at its best.
It’s a make-believe universe with twisted lore, that hints at answers, that in turn often end up sprouting more questions than confirmations.
The stories that make up the lore seem to alter with each era (large update).
There seems to be a common theme of a dark history leading to a peaceful existence, patroled by guardian sentinels.
The Abyss is just as likely just a refference to the virtual endlessness of space, as it is a reference to an alternate existance or something sinister. The family of glass seems just as plausibly a euphemism for the world beyond the TV screen as it is for a second universe below the visible one of NMS.
The new lore suggests the sentinels are also carriers of echos to their final destination; the pall-bearers of those who fail and die and are ‘filed’. The tie-in of greek mythology and the connections in Waking Titan are as often as not just as vague as they are absolute. It’s supposed to confound us and leave us aching for the truth.
With so much left open to interpretation, almost any idea that has been put forward in this thread, holds some validity.
One thing that I’m still very curious about is the refference to “not drinking the water”. That quote seems very precise yet there has never been a clarification to the refference.
I’m very interested to see others interpretations of what the lore, the world of glass and all the other weirdness means to them.