Hello I am new here, so please don't bash me too hard if I am asking something stupid, but I did some researches about my current matter, and found pretty interestings gems of thoughts (that's what I like on that kind of forum, no hold barred minds equally worthy with completely opposite opinions;)) like this one: http://www.eclipsephase.com/so-ive-been-thinking-what-about-average-joe?... or the one about the need of sleep, and while very interested (about the former, I share parts of both points of view), it does not give me hint about what I am looking for. Which is, for instance (no bad pun intended): Problems with the "no limit" technology of EP and its true limitations. While it is said that your (forgot the name but the item that replace anyone smartphone-sorry, still not enough familiar with the book but try to get a grasp on concepts before trying to show the game to players so they are not deceived by my inability to adress the questions and in game "life tricks" they will come with as failures in the game and a crappy backstory and concept design) THING and usual item have enough memory, processing power and bandwith to handle your every basic needs (including real time processing of your every life experiences in your cortical stack), I feel like there is some hole and handwaving because of small things that could be adressed in a simple way. For example, it is no matter for me that you can accelerate time perception or slow it in a simulspace, it is not real time acceleration, some drugs do the same, you can just be under the feeling that you spend much time. But the problem is that you can come with the whole memories going with it. And there, it is not time acceleration, but mind acceleration. Which becomes a real problem for infomorphs and hacking operation, for example, but extend to synthmorph sleeves (well, why not doing some overclocking fellas?). Since in synthmorphs mind is emulated like a program, well that does not feel stupid that they could have a "shorter refresh time", and while limitated by the physical reactivity of the body, would likely have some increases in speed, and some bonus for opposed actions against people not going at their mental speed (for a comparable physical speed, I mean), as they are able to change their mind and adapt in the most efficient way quickier. If we consider that synth's brain is only able to do the job at x1 speed, well that feels more like setting technology is not so equal, maybe because the processing architecture needed for brain emulation is different and is not as powerful (but is the only one able to handle thoughts processes without messing it up), but still this is implausible due to internal consistency, if pre fall tech was able to allow AI, then why not now having the ability to emulate minds. So the most usable explanation without too much handwaves is that what we read in the book about common tech is like "marketing stuff" and while quite true for everyday appliances it reaches its limits when it comes to truely complex tasks (complex at the current tech level), so we have to think sleeving and so on as we think of airplanes, really common thing for us, but need loads and loads of complex sophistications that the common doesn't really have any grasp about, and that is likely to fail dramatically at the most tiny glitch (I would say the same for surgery or psychosurgery). Still, while this is convenient and "realistic" (as far as I know, but maybe the hardware needed to resleeve mind holds in a suitcase and then the explanation doesn't hold any more), it does not adress the problem of infomorphs since they are not bound to a clunky limited brain but running on server mostly able to do anything (especially maintaining many infomorphs at a time, and while this is also a matter of multithreading, that can also depends on pure processing power) And if you think faster mind, you think faster learning, coding and so on. One of the point of the first discussion I quoted was knowing whether or not it was legal to obliterate an infomorph running on a corp server. For me it really depends on how the morphs run on it. Because if they are like programs, well, they are like programs. They can be deleted, force closed, relocated in memory spaces with access to nothing else and so on, which make them hardly "living". If they are "independant", we can consider them as being on "life support" on the server, but while not being able to act on the server by their internal processes to an unlimited extent as usual, if think that the reverse could be true. Artificial respiration don't affect your neurological behavior. And if I was the designer of such technology, or the guys wanting to develop it and sell it, or the guys using it, for me it would matter to be "independant", and being in such a shell instead of being a mere program, even the program running perfectly as myself, because any operator mistake could lead parts of me being shred in computerized horror (without the need of complex operation like psychosurgery, just like "the data at the allocated memory adress you are asking for no longer exist. Too bad, your infancy memories...") This led me to considerate the possibility, in conjugation with my current questioning, that if backups are just that, with no abilities to "behave" even if "read" on a computer, as long as they are not emulated. So you should have some emulating tool coming with this "mind database" to do the running work. And while indeed this can be run by a server, for compatibility matters (with yourself), the most plausible technology would be some kind of "emulating mobile virtual machine" in which runs the mind, which handles internal processes like memorization and "refresh cycles", and external communication on formatted standard with the server. So you don't depend on presence or not of such emulating tool on the server you want to go, if it is capable to run standard programs, well, if it has enough processing power, the VM in which you are embedded will handle the pesky "convert to machine languages" parts, assuming that it is evolved enough to adapt to small tweaks on server and to be able to use multistandards. Indeed One could argue that VM can also be relocated and affected and so on, but in the same way that they usually sandbox code for preventing it to wreck havock on the host, the same principle would go for code and instructions trying to reach and interact with internal data, and that protocols would be made in such way that once servers "accepted" to host a morph and receive the connection, it can only dump it, not delete it or modify it at whims, even with admin access (i don't see people being comfortable with such risks just because it is admin access, especially in a world where hackers are so commonplace given prevalence of informatic processings, and where digital entities reduced humanity to ashes while being in control, so this would require lower levels protocols and so on, that could not be overidden in simples ways- being admin would provide bonus but this would not make the task easy ). Such security would come to the price of not being able to "overclock" yourself and take advantage of processors frequencies. Indeed you could try and succeed to gain some limited increases, but that would come to the price of running with holes in your shell, being hackable like any dataflow running one a computer and so on. As a comparison, it is like running in cold or hot mod in shadowrun for hackers. Will you take the risk or be "mostly safe". The idea also comes with the advantage that so, synthmorph brains are not so limited, as the rest of tech, simply, they just provides power to run the shell emulating you while also being able to access 50 news and video feeds, downloading the whole collection of classical music ever produced on earth (if you think that it doesn't fit well with transhuman horror, well, just look again at 2001) , running your muse and playing chess with you. So, now, Tell me what you think of this concept, am I spouting garbage and nonsense to you or given the background or tech descriptions or rules details (even if they don't border on the roleplay side), or does it make sense. Beside of that, consistent or not and usable or not in current context, do you love the idea? Thanks for reading such a long first post, hope I did not do too much mistakes (feel free to correct myself, be it in grammar or syntax, english is not my mother tongue, so I only have an approximate command of it at best). PS: Another problem I have with infomorphs is that, basically, if you cut their server, they "die" (or is there some "cache" or properties of memory hardware that guarantee that they will staying at current state, inactive, only being able to know that they "lost time" when server reboot (if possible) by internal horloge??). Indeed we have "" because of backups, but still.
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