We got a pair of Limbs getting ready to go out on patrol. New types of conflict lead to new normals in the lives of the combatants.
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How common is robotization (or cybernetics or whatever) in The Free Markets? Seems that at least the higher-ups would have more of it unless there were severe drawbacks.
That’s a good point. This specific type of augment, namely tying a machine directly into the optic nerves, is stated to be fairly new. The execs probably won’t be undergoing it until they’re sure it offers an advantage that surpasses the risks and can’t be obtained by other means.
Its possible that a lot of the current cyber tech, while advanced, still can’t beat out their organic counter parts. A prosthetic limb sounds cool till you find out it needs to be charged constantly and can’t lift more than your normal arm. Its good for injury replacement but not something you get for an advantage.
Cyber limb likely could lift less. Because it still needs to use your squishy human parts for support. And likely weights more than your squshy arm. So, to avoid injury to supporting flesh you need to limit ability of mechanical part.
That is a yes and no sort of thing, if say you lost a lower arm and hand. While the new prosthetic might not be able to bench press a pickup truck or whatever, the PSI of the grip in the hand however could easily be several times that of the lost hand.
Yes, but that is strength of grip. I was speaking of lifting something, which requires you to. Well, lift something, in which case you have to use rest of body to support the action.
Voluntary augmentic procedures (aka: non-prosthetic replacement or alterations to the body) are still rather rare due to the newness of the technology and the fact that most augmentations aren’t necessarily that beneficial. As some of our more astute fans have pointed out: there’s no point in have a super strong cyber-arm if your spine can’t support the weight you’re lifting.
There is, theoretically, the possibility of someone going ‘full borg’ in that they would have their brain placed in an entirely mechanical body, but there has yet to be a case of someone surviving such a procedure for more than a few weeks. The surgery is too traumatic and it’s all so ridiculously expensive.
The brain-machine interface Dizzee is using has a lot of benefits but hasn’t seen much market adoption because it’s extremely situational (Limb pilots aren’t a big market) and because the technology is still new enough that most people are queasy about going under the knife. Who wants to pay all that money to get their head cracked open and stuffed full of first generation technology?
‘Just’ patrol he says. Seems like the heir apparent to the crown of Dhuvalia was ‘just’ on patrol when he met his end.
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