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post Jan 17 2006, 01:35 PM
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http://sandia.gov/news-center/news-release...t-math/eye.html

this should take care of the trouble with how cybereyes and similar is powered, no?
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post Jan 17 2006, 01:57 PM
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I seem to recall in Man & Machine or one of the previous cyber sourcebooks that cyberware is simply powered by the same source as the rest of the body, converted to electrical current.
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post Jan 17 2006, 02:45 PM
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I already scooped ya. :)
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post Jan 17 2006, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (MrMiracle)
I seem to recall in Man & Machine or one of the previous cyber sourcebooks that cyberware is simply powered by the same source as the rest of the body, converted to electrical current.


Man & Machine tried to say something about "natural bio-electricity," but the only electricity in a human body is in the nerves, and that would have trouble powering an LED, let alone a high-powered cyberlimb or computer chip.

Batteries have the shortcoming of running out of stored power after a while. That's not a problem for low-demand devices like cybereyes or headware, but cyberlimbs can demand hundreds of watts of output to match natural muscle performance. You'd need an impressive battery to power a cyberleg for a marathon or long march.

Which leads me to my perennial suggestion for cybernetic power sources: a fuel cell or other chemical power system that taps blood sugar and dissolved oxygen to generate electricity. Excess power (generated during sleep or desk jockeying) can be stored in a battery to meet peak demands. Recharging is easy: just eat normally.
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post Jan 17 2006, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE (Azralon)
I already scooped ya. :)

crap, i swear i looked :P
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Chandon
post Jan 18 2006, 03:29 AM
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QUOTE (Cray74)
Which leads me to my perennial suggestion for cybernetic power sources: a fuel cell or other chemical power system that taps blood sugar and dissolved oxygen to generate electricity. Excess power (generated during sleep or desk jockeying) can be stored in a battery to meet peak demands. Recharging is easy: just eat normally.

That's exactly what man & machine imples.
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post Jan 18 2006, 12:39 PM
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QUOTE (Chandon @ Jan 18 2006, 03:29 AM)

That's exactly what man & machine imples.

Would you quote that bit of M&M at me, or at least give a page number, please? I might be thinking of something else.
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