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In My 2300 Universe Discussion of non-canon ideas for use in your 2300 Universe

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Old May 1st, 2007, 04:52 PM
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Seems that with the lack of true Artificial Intelligence in 2320, there is a way to create creatures in a reality overlay involving genetics.

For example a stem cell might be engineered to grow only brain tissue the brain tissue or "Borged" to some electronic components feeding the brain sensory data either from actual sensors or generated in a reality overlay, similar to that in the movies the Matrix. To get all the lower animals either use primitive sub-human level AI programs or actually grown organic brains of these animals. The brains are fed nutrients and given sensory inputs and a sensation of having a body which their brains can control. For the more intelligent characters, what is required are intelligent actors to play the various roles of supporting characters or opponents for the players who pay for this whole system.

One interesting possibility is some disreputable company might elect to grow human brains from stem cells and give them virtual bodies. Some evil people might even grow organic brains to fit into full body cyborgs on purpose and make an army of cyborg soldiers this way, Lets say some independent colony gets a little ambitious, has no scruples and decides to grow human brains to power the cyborgs of his army, they might even be cloned human brains in full cyborg suits all with weapons appropriately attached. Can you imagine some billionaire who establishes himself on a distant planet, and in his secret laboratory with the help of some employed scientists and engineers, he clones himself to grow brains for his cyborg army of soldiers, he raises them and trains them in a virtual reality overlay, a process which takes about 20 years, and when their ready, he implants them into full body cyborg soldiers and mounts an invasion of neighboring colonial worlds.

What do you think, feasible for 2320AD?
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