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Questions tagged [cyborg]

For questions in which technology is used to augment an organic creature.

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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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How much power could we harness from waterwheels in the bloodstream?

If we could embed tiny "water" wheels into our veins and arteries, what is the maximum amount of power we could achieve? Assume that they will work and won't malfunction or clog our blood. Also, we ...
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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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Cyborg adaptation to a high pressure environment

I'm currently working on a science fiction comic about humans marooned on an alien world for generations. This world is slightly larger and more metallic than earth with greater gravity a higher ...
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Sperm Whale Hunting Colossal Squids

Context For reasons unknown a large, powerful company wants to engineer colossal squids to catch or kill sperm whales. They have tons of money to do this and even more resources.Just one thing... ...
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Which comes first: Cyborgs or Androids?

As the title suggests, I'd like more insight into what a futuristic society would prefer for warfare. That is, from a skill and economic perspective what should countries invest more in? Should they ...
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What would be a realistic timeline for these (prosthetic related) events?

I am trying to write a tabletop RPG, about cyborgs. It happens in the future. But I am also trying to keep it as realistic as possible, technological and historical. That is why I would like help in ...
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Biological CPUs - why would the developed world fear them?

There is a bottleneck towards Strong AI in my universe. For whatever reason, no one has ever figured out an AI that is sufficiently autonomous to be left alone without intervention, and no one has ...
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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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Properties of fictional material for artificial skin

How would one go about giving a scientific explanation for artificial skin gradually adapting to certain environments? For example, suppose character C has the ability to adapt to changes in ...
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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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Specific uses for synthetic skin [closed]

I need a reality check on a character with synthetic skin. I have some cultural back story to explain it, but I also have several plot points where it comes in handy. Background: Synthetic skin is a ...
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Anti-concussion brain gear?

Say you were to implement in the cranium, a series of baffles (similar to the system used in an airplane, to prevent the fuel from sloshing around). And arrange them in such a way as to partition the ...
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How can high-tech person move to a fantasy world? [closed]

What are conditions for a high-tech person (robot, cyborg or so) could move to a fantasy world? Even if my world is a fantasy world, it is only one part of a huge universe where other worlds (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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Theoretical limits to a cyborg body?

Both in terms of power and functionality. With what we currently know about materials science, how much power in joules or watts could a humanoid frame with densely packed artificial muscle fibers ...
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How might a collective such as The Borg develop?

In Star Trek the Next Generation the Borg are a collective in which all the people are part of a single mind. What never seems to get talked about is how the Borg first developed into a collective in ...
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Can spiders be used like spy drones using brain implants using current technology?

You can imagine doing surgery on the brains of insects or spiders to implant electronic devices and transmitters so that it becomes a drone and will transmit data. To gain intelligence on a target of ...
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What would humans be like without hormones?

Let's say we have cyborgs. They have human minds(mapped into software), but no human body parts and create no hormones. How would this affect their behavior, life and quality of life?
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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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How would a dead cyborg differentiate itself from a robot?

In a world where cybernetic replacement is common practice among military, how and why would a cyborg whose organic tissue has died maintain a human identity? This partly comes from just liking the ...
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How would the widespread creation and use of androids affect weaponry?

This is a common trope in Scifi; Android armies. From Star Wars, to Battlestar Galactica, these mechanical beings have influenced the content of our movies and books in many ways. Android specs ...