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Originally posted by Gauss
Originally posted by DaveNorris
that is one uber-cool comic strip, might have to find me a full copy of that.
Great minds think alike. Without admitting any guilt, I just started up Utorrent.
Anyway, I'm all about firepower myself when it comes to augs.
The Global Frequency is an independent, covert intelligence organization headed by a former intelligence agent who uses the alias of Miranda Zero. There are reportedly 1,001 people on the Global Frequency, forming an active smart mob communicating by specially modified video mobile phones through a central dispatch system coordinated by a young woman code-named Aleph.
The purpose of the organization is to protect and rescue the world from the consequences of the various secret projects that the governments of the world have established, which are unknown to the public at large. The people on the Global Frequency are chosen and called on for their specialized skills in a variety of areas, from military personnel, intelligence agents, police detectives to scientific researchers, academics, athletes, former criminals and assassins. These threats that the organization deals with are equally varied and usually world-threatening, ranging from rogue military operations and paranormal phenomena to terrorist attacks and religious cults.
The existence of the organization is an open secret, but its membership list is anonymous, the identities of its field agents unknown to even each other before they meet on a mission. Often the only way to tell a member of the Global Frequency is by the phones that they carry or the Global Frequency symbol—a circle with four points on its perimeter 90 degrees apart—that they sport somewhere on their person.
Who exactly funds the Global Frequency is not known. Zero has said that at least some of the money comes from the G8 governments who pay the Frequency for not revealing the various secret horrors they deal with. Although the presence of an independent, unaccountable agency with strike capability makes some authorities nervous, they also recognize the fact that the Frequency has the skills, the reach and, more importantly, the will to act where they cannot. As a result, the organization gets tacit approval for its activities, and is sometimes called on by governments to deal with extraordinary crises. Mostly, however, the organization acts proactively as it discovers such threats.
Originally posted by Cygnis
I'd be all for a set of cybernetic eyes. I have horrid eye-sight, never have seen like a "normal" person.. No Peripheral vision, 20/200 or worse in both eyes. yea.. just gimme 20/20 with peripheral vision, maybe some HUD info, etc, and I'd be happy.
Now brain Augs would be nifty, a universal translator for reading / speaking / listening..
A learning Aug, for near instant learning and application.
A metabolism mod, and a health mod, to regulate internal systems (like to fix being a diabetic), prevent or repair heart-attack and strokes as they happen, metabolize food and prevent the body from storing mass amounts of fat.
Things like that, I would go for.. I don't need physical augs tho.. I like my arms and legs, fingers and toes just the way they are..
Hmm, could think of another aug, my wife would love it, but I'd never get anything else done.. anywho.. /grin
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
guess it's off to Usniff and firing up utorrent too
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
It it could very well be that our next stage of Human Evolution is Genetic Self Improvement. Now the U.S. Military is by FAR the number one developer as well as researcher of Human-Machine interface as well as the Military using Genetic Engineering to develop Body Tissues that do not reject Neural Inputs as this is the key to direct access to the Human Brains various areas that control Memory, Sensory Input as well as the ability to Network Groups of Soldiers.
They are so far in advancement in these fields that Congressional Committee Oversight of Black Programs...which is a very small select group and does not make any aspect of these Black Programs information available to the rest of the Congress...and this is also the same as far as even a sitting U.S. President being on a NEED TO KNOW BASIS.
Because of my Third JOB...I have a Glimpse into several aspects of some of the incredible work that is being done. Anything I have said here has already been of Conjecture in the Media and I am not saying anything that has not been talked about before....yet it boggles my mind when some people think that the U.S. Military which is charged with protecting the Worlds Largest Economy as well as the fact that what the world sees today being used as U.S. Military Weaponry was designed 30 to 50 years ago. The B-52 is an example of a Bomber that was designed as far back as 1949 yet is still one of the most potent lethal Military Weapons as well as the OLDEST STILL IN SERVICE AIRCRAFT IN HISTORY. Still...this 63 year old design is FEARED by all Nations and is schedualed to remain in service until the year 2032.
Now think about that and then think about what is being worked on NOW! Split Infinity
Originally posted by DaveNorris
reply to post by Gauss
i think augments would be on the same moral levels as plastic surgery when it started out. at first it would be restricted to people that needed it for medical reasons ie plastic surgery for burn victims, augments for amputees. but eventually, just like plastic surgery, doctors would see the potential to make big money by selling augments to people that want them for cosmetic (and badassness) reasons.
and the medical aug is already being developed