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Designing giant space creatures becomes a popular fad in a super advanced post-scarcity society. How large can space creatures get?

This is a completely post-scarcity society. Robots and automated systems run the economy and most research. AIs are commonplace, and available to all in the human-like, completely obedient, and super-...
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Why would cyborgs, assuming they are rare, be found in the lower classes rather than the elite?

In my world, advanced technological body modification exists. Those with any sort of modifications are rare, and those with extensive modifications are even rarer. These rare and uncommon cyborgs are ...
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What are the combat advantages of very large customizable robot body

a small thought about size advantage in fictions especially sci-fi. It always happens. Small slender robot or cyborg beats an opponent that two or even five times bigger than him. It explained in ...
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What is the minimum size for a full body cyborgs vital organs?

A full body cyborg is basically a brain encased in a mechanical body. The brain, being the only organic component, needs to be maintained. The brain, being the most complex organ, requires a steady ...
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A sentient brain organism with "Cyborg" prosthetics for its body made by humans, feasible?

I'm trying to construct this organism in my world, that is completely biological, but is almost like a large human-esque brain organ with slug-like apparatus extending from it. Like multiple tentacles ...
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What temperatures can be tolerated by a ''small'' human?

Temperature resistance is linked to size and bodily composition. An easy example is the small obesity rate in cities like Singapore, regardless of the modernized diet fat people don't hang around in a ...
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Can automatic semi-perpetual motion mechanical legs exist?

Related question >> A person has decided to mechanize themselves. Their spine was severed at the height of the L-1 vertebrae, legs and guts where removed. The leg prostheses come in many forms ...
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Does a cyborg have the need for a toilet?

Most of the guts and stomach are removed. The torso is cut short below the ribs. Instead of legs there are vehicular links which the cyborg can put on and take off like a prosthesis. There are ...
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How would one surgically alter an eye to have a verted retina? [closed]

The inverted retina is considered an inefficient design compared to the eyes in invertebrates. How would one change this? Nanomachines? Genetics engineering? Vat grown eyes?
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Reduced sleep for cyborgs

In a world where humans have 'evolved' to the point where their bodies are mostly electronics, save for the brain and spine, would they still need the standard seven hours of sleep to function ...
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How would ground pressure effect cyborgs of varying weight?

In the world I'm working on human civilization is mostly dead and the planet is gripped in nuclear winter. Most of the people who've survived are cyborgs. While these cyborgs are still humanoid they ...
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What melee weapons would a person with metal arm (up to shoulders) and leg (above the knees) prosthetics use? [closed]

As the title says, working on a story with a character who has mechanical prosthetics but has to have some sort of melee weapon(s). He would have better strength than an average human, but isn't that ...
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Genetically engineered bionically enhanced insects in lieu of robots

For context, I was reading about various research groups installing implants and cameras onto insects to use them as reconnaissance drones in high risk areas. I’m wondering how feasible it would be, ...
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How could cybernetic prosthetic legs receive input from the brain?

In my futuristic world, humans have been able to augment their bodies by replacing their limbs with superior mechanical ones. A character I’m writing has had both of their legs fully replaced with ...
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Feasibility of Cyborg Trees?

I'm writing a thriller story about a group of explorers who traveled to a distant planet in the hopes of finding intelligent life, when the explorers arrived they discovered a planet that was full of ...
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Bionic hand with clawed fingers. What shape would the claws have?

This bionic hand was designed for melee combat, with the purpose of inflicting deep cutting wounds by a powerful clawing attack. The fingertips end with large steel claws with a cutting edge, that are ...
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How could mind relocation work?

When thinking of trans-humanism it's fairly common to find in fiction the idea of mind uploading, brain emulation, etc. But I was wondering how would it be possible to relocate a conscious mind to ...
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Is there other similar/better method like TENS units for external control of human muscles?

This question inspired by an answer to my previous question My goal is to identify an external device that can be attached to a person to puppet the person's body. A TENS units can cause a muscle ...
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Reality check - cognitive cyborg with an advanced brain-computer interface

I am going to finally create a human cyborg with super-intelligence to beat an AI. It's mid 2050's and my company Neuroconnect has produced a nanotechnology BCI (brain computer interface) capable of ...
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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 society (along the lines of ST's Borg) develop?

I'm referencing ST's Borg in this query but due to WB.SE customs regarding asking about known franchises, am generalising the query itself. So, in Star Trek, the Borg are a collective society of ...
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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 ...
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