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VI Operating Frequencies and BrainWave

In a previous post I covered the radiowave part of the spectrum and how the frequency of a device might affect its realistic performance. A question that may have occurred to some readers is what frequency range do THS’ virtual implants (VI) work at? This is of particular interest for the Virtual Interface Implant (VII), […]

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Going Blank

“Ze’s a blank! Ze’s a blank! Ze has no social rank! Cops will throw hir in the tank! For living like a crank!” “Ballad of a Blank”, Corey Godzilla. Blanks are also known as “nullos” or “the zeroed”. A blank cannot be found in official records. A blank does not legally exist. Typically they minimize […]

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Gauzi: The Aussie Gun

Australia in 2100 has very restrictive gun laws (CR 5). This has done very little to curb criminal use of firearms. Several organized crime groups in Australia illegally manufacture firearms. Black market minifacs may be located in remote regions or within urban areas. Some groups use pirated designs, blueprints often acquired from the TSA Web […]

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Interstellar Travel: Considering the Unthinkable

The majority of space science fiction is based on an assumption: Interstellar travel is possible. Either a way to travel faster than light is possible, or there is a way to side-step the necessity by taking a short-cut, usually through another dimension. Like many sci-fi fans, I hope we do reach the stars. But if […]

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GURPS Terradyne

Version 1.2 Before GURPS Transhuman Space (THS), there was GURPS (Space) Terradyne. Terradyne was written in 1991, so it is interesting to observe how the period it was written in has influenced the future depicted. For example, the USSR still exists on the Earth of Terradyne, although the book does predict a number of republics […]

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Biomod: Tabi-Feet

“It’s OK, you can look. I call them my tabi-feet! My first half-century or so was not kind to my feet. Fallen arches, torn tendons, all sorts of stuff. When I got them fixed, I had this done as well. The original bones are still in there, but now the four lesser toes share one […]

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Jet Seat: The Fast Route Home

“I will leave now. There is nothing you can do to stop me. There are three remaining escape rigs, and five of you. I imagine you have much to discuss!”   Another neat idea from vintage Look and Learn, in this case from 5th June 1971. Not much use for the military of the THS-verse, […]

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The Channel Bridge

While I have used it a couple of times, I find the Channel Tunnel a little disappointing. I realize that this dates back to my childhood, when I had a couple of copies of a magazine called “Look and Learn”. In two of these were the second and third parts of a three-part article about […]