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Questions tagged [cybernetics]

For questions related to technology installed within a human's body. It involves the study of communications and control systems.

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How would people interact in a world with cybernetically “shapeshifting” humans? [closed]

I'm curious what a world similar to this question would be like if instead of genetic modifications, shapeshifting was done via cybernetic implants. This would not work by simply injecting some ...
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Surgery Procedure for Installing a Cybernetic Vocal Cord

It’s your favourite grenade hugging (soon to be cyborg) buddy Joel. Who is back on the cutting room table today for some new and (unwilling) invasive surgery. You see when Joel was taking a stroll ...
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What is the most pratical/feasible method to replace the human digestion apparatus?

Objective: Replace the human digestion apparatus (stomach, guts etc) From my basic understanding the human body needs food, because it needs ATP (energy unit, some kind of sugar(?)) or you could say ...
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Procedure for bionic eye surgery

So there's this guy called Joel who suffers from a case of bad luck. You see, Joel was just minding his own business (in a war zone) when a grenade decided to introduce itself to his face (we all have ...
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Why do Cyborgs need to have their hair shaved off before the process? [closed]

So, it is the 26th century, and you are a terran soldier in the military. You made some stupid mistakes in Delta Scorpion, and ended up with inner organs becoming outer organs. You never read your ...
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Could a human body survive the shockwave from a 2 megajoule explosion?

And if not, how could you reinforce it so that it would? I’m trying to figure out if it’s realistic in any possible way for a cyborg to dodge or deflect a bullet, and while my initial assessment of ...
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Does Advanced Robotics = Advanced Cybernetics/Prosthetics?

Lets say that it's the year 2060 and robotics technology has advanced to the stage where autonomous, humanoid robots exist and are no longer considered an oddity. They still resemble machines but are ...
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Any benefits or problems on using a national I.D chip implant rather than an I.D card in a high tech society?

In that distant future. Technology has greatly advanced to a degree where now people could augment their senses using cybernetic implants connected via the brain. [ Essentially making the use of a ...
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Speeding up the Processing power with a physical human brain possible? [closed]

I heard possibilities of enhancing the framerate of the human mind to "see" slower. With Cybernetic augmentation, would it be possible to do this with-IN a simulated world? If so, how faster? Also I ...
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Could Using Technology to monitor the thoughts of a human mind be possible?

I had this one idea of having the government create chips that monitor the thoughts of prison inmates as a way of preventing future crimes. At the same time still, give them a degree of freedom and ...
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How to make shape-shifting robotic creatures? [closed]

BORN4 / Con-Science Saga Is this story scientifically possible and/or plausible by our real-world standards? What should I change about it, if the science behind it is not really understandable? ...
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What kind of Superpowers can Cybernetics give without an imaginary power source?

Without the use of an imaginary near-infinite power source like an arc reactor, but allowing for advances in cybernetic and human-machine technology, what kind of Superpowers can be gained with ...
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Steam power in canister form?

So I'm writing a scifi/Fantasy story and the setting is a primitive steampowered era. No electricity, gun powder, etc. I was wondering how realistically storing steam power in canisters for mobile use ...
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How quickly could a cyborg determine that a bullet has been fired from the sound alone?

L.Dutch made a worthwhile observation in an answer to a different question: Moreover for close range shots there is almost no time to react and move the limb: for a shot fired at 20 m, with a speed ...
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Could a cyborg catch a bullet?

Let's assume you have access to some pretty crazy tech but that you still have to obey the basic rules of biology. If you build your cyborg so that the only remaining squishy bits are the brain and ...
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What sort of cybernetic/genetic enhancements would make sense for cold-blooded soldiers leaving their natural habitat?

In the world I'm building, there's a race of sapient, technologically advanced lizard people, most of whom live in an enormous, climate-controlled city. Based on the answers to this question, it seems ...
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How should implanted technology be handled in prison?

In the near future, screens and technology will be implanted in us so we do not need to have another physical device. When a person is in prison, they are not allowed to have access to technology and ...
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How do you power a cyborg?

In this answer about how to design the ideal cyborg, I said: ... Use electric tissue to power the machines. Cyborgs need some way to generate electricity when mechanical parts are involved. ...
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With today's technology, how much of the human body could be replaced by cybernetics?

In the last few decades there has been a lot of progress in the development of prosthetic limbs. They can be operated by the user's nerve pulses, they can be fitted with simple touch sensors, and can ...
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In the future, how would a cybernetic implant work?

Athena is a young woman living in the year 2028. Smartphones are long gone and technology has evolved to a point where its bio-compatible. Athena might have several implants, for example one from a ...
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How much memory is needed to record a human thought?

Mind-Machine interfacing is fairly common across the width and breadth of sci-fi, from Science-fantasy to Hard Science-Fiction. The idea of connecting a human mind to a computer system especially the ...
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Powering Adam Jensen

Background A common staple in science fiction is the idea that we can augment humans by replacing limbs with mechanical substitutions that enable superhuman feats - weightlifter like strength in a ...
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What would cause cyborgs to not have a reflection?

In a steampunk/futuristic world, the apprentices of a cyberneticist (ex: Dr. Soong from Star Trek: TNG) are involved in a serious accident that requires the use of prostheses in place of large parts ...
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The Six-Billion Dollar Man: Vision. Do we have the technology?

We can rebuild him. We have the budget... but do we have the technology? In the process of reviewing the proposed enhancements for the Six Billion Dollar Man, such as improved oxygen use, the ...
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The Six-Billion Dollar Man: Oxygen. Do we have the technology?

We can rebuild him. We have the budget... but do we have the technology? In the process of reviewing the proposed enhancements for the Six Billion Dollar Man the following was discovered: ...
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Icon for (possibly artificial) intellegence

In the near future autonomous machines will be running around with various degrees of intelligence. Something like a current mailcart that makes rounds on clockwork is pointless to talk to. A "dumb"...
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Leg- and footwear for cybernetic soldiers

So, I have a world and cybernetics are common, but I might have a little bit of a "dumb" question. The cybernetics are often used in military settings (you have commando units of people with ...
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You can download skills into your mind. How many can you get? Can you forget them?

There is a system that allows compatible humans to download and fully integrate into their minds the skillsets of the most knowledgeable experts in a field. Note that not all humans are compatible ...
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What kind of radio waves can travel through the outer layers of your skin?

My heroine has wires under her skin, allowing her to pick up & transmit, but I don't know what kind of radio transmissions would be able to traverse through. I can't make the tech noticeable, so ...
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How would a user interact with a direct neural interface?

Assume humanity has developed a cybernetic implant technology which allowed humans to be "advanced". The technology would be surgically implanted and provide a range of functionality (I'm not ...