Question about synth morphs

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joechummer joechummer's picture
Question about synth morphs

This may be a stupid question, but: do synth morphs house actual brains that are imprinted by the data on a cortical stack when they are sleeved with an ego, or are they merely "robot" bodies that house a cortical stack and a computer "brain" that is imprinted with an ego?

HappyDaze HappyDaze's picture
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Synthetic morphs have cyberbrains - there are no biological components.

joechummer joechummer's picture
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Considering all of the Ghost-in-the-Shell influences on this universe, I was under the impression that cyberbrains were equivalent to those as used in GitS, wherein they are biological brains that have been upgraded with various cybernetic enhancements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberbrain).

So this is not the case in Eclipse Phase jargon? A cyberbrain in EP is basically a giant CPU attached to a massive EEPROM storage unit?

Decivre Decivre's picture
Re: Question about synth morphs

joechummer wrote:
Considering all of the Ghost-in-the-Shell influences on this universe, I was under the impression that cyberbrains were equivalent to those as used in GitS, wherein they are biological brains that have been upgraded with various cybernetic enhancements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberbrain).

So this is not the case in Eclipse Phase jargon? A cyberbrain in EP is basically a giant CPU attached to a massive EEPROM storage unit?

Yes. A cyberbrain is effectively a computer that emulates the brain's biological functions. There is nothing biological about a standard cyberbrain at all. That said, pods have a brain somewhat similar to the kind you are talking about, in that certain parts are organic but much of it is also cybernetic.

Granted, you can get a number of cybernetic enhancements to your brain, effectively having the GitS equivalent of a cyberbrain, but it would be less cybernetic than an EP cyberbrain.

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