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From: Simon and Fiona sfuller@******
Subject: new cyber/bioware
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 17:56:43 +1100
Sending this post again, didn't work for some reason. Anyone else getting
delivery failures?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul Collins <paulcollins@*******.com>
>To: shadowrn@*********.com <shadowrn@*********.com>
>Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 10:53 PM
>Subject: Re: new cyber/bioware
>>Thinking back to high school biology and things,
>>I think the person would die within a few days to weeks without some major
>>medical intervention on a regular basis. All that icky stuff in the
>>of the bones, which you seem to be leaving out, is bone marrow. This is
>>part of the body that makes the red blood cells, and many of the bodies
>>white blood cells. Oh, and the platelets as well.
>>While I'm sure the cyberware could be designed around this, it is
>>a limiting factor.
>No, I factored that in, I'm sure I said somewhere in the post that it would
>have to be compensated with implants, possibly nanites.
>Anyway, there are other bird adaptations that could be put over into
>Their eyesight, for example. Although the human eye is more complex, birds
>are famous for being able to see for kilometres. Imagine, having the
>benefits of telescopic vision constantly, without losing any short range
>eyesight. A bird's respiratory system is also much more efficient than a
>mammal's. This means not getting tired as quickly, and not needing to
>breathe as often. Actual bird wings are a bit far, but a folding glider
>could get you airborne.
>Why stop at birds? Kangaroos have a specialised achilles tendon that stores
>and returns far more energy than a human one. You could jump further and
>much longer before getting tired. Camels have a host of survival mechanisms
>that could be adapted, including ears and nostrils that can be completely
>sealed at will (the hump might be a bit much), many animals have subdermal
>fat layers to insulate against the cold, dolphins and whales can hold their
>breath for huge periods of time and never get the bends, and a host of
>desert animals rarely if ever need to drink water due to efficient
>and waste removal. You could make super survivalists, soldiers vat grown
>specific conditions.
>Anyway, a friend of mine studied animal biology in university, and bird
>anatomy is a pet love of his. I shall have to rack his brain, when I find


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