The gaiafield, developed by Ozzie Fernandez Isaacs, effectively allows individuals to feel the emotions of others. Ozzie developed the gaiafield with the hope that it would end conflict and division within the Commonwealth and encourage tolerance between sentient life in the Galaxy. The gaiafield is aided by gaiamotes and confluence nests.
Gaiamotes are a technology embedded into people, allowing them to transmit and receive the thoughts of others. Some citizens have them, others do not.
Confluence nests are "a quasi-biological neural module which simultaneously stored and emitted every thought released in its field." (quoted from The Dreaming Void)