A wiki-walk today led me to reading about various animals on wikipedia, as it often does. And then something stuck out to me:
Does that not sound like an uplift candidate by Eclipse Phase standards? One wonders why it was passed over by the hypercorps. Perhaps the negative perception of hyenas continued into the future?
But we do know there's one group that's quite familiar with hyena genes: Scum genehackers, who include them when engineering swarm cats (Panopticon, p 116)
Could it only be a matter of time before autonomist genehackers produce a swarm cat uplift or hyena uplift?