Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Boyle , Rob (2010-06-11), Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook, Catalyst Game Labs, Retrieved on 2013-03-23
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    16 APR 2013

     The Sensory Database

    Both technological sensors and enhanced biological senses come equipped with databases of scanned “signatures” that make it easier to identify whatever the user is sensing (in the case of bioware, these databases are stored and accessed via the character’s mesh inserts). For example, infrared sensors feature databases listing the heat signatures of different animals and items, making it easier to identify such things. In relevant situations, apply a 20 modifier for identifying targets ...
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    SF idea that cyber-implants would be linked to a database of identifiers. Similar to how the nose is a library of molecules, with dogs having longer noses and therefore a larger library of molecules they can identify in their database.

    16 APR 2013

     Neem: Cognitive Drug

    Neem is a mnemonic drug that works by “tagging” experiences and mental input with a set of unique sensations that contribute to the formation of state-based memories. Neem gummy chews come in a variety of fruit avors shaped like extinct old Earth animals. Neem gives characters a 20 bonus on COG Tests to recall information they learned while on Neem (see Memorizing and Remembering, p. 176). The drawback to Neem is that memories they accumulate while under the drug’s in uence have no em...
    Folksonomies: tagging cognition
    Folksonomies: tagging cognition
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    A drug that "tags" experiences and ideas with a set of unique sensations to link to a memory. One could then take another dose of Neem to recall the memory.

    16 APR 2013

     Language Requires a Common Frame of Experience

    The greatest is obsolescence, the meaning of something evocative changing because the players’ reality has changed since the inspiration entered it. William Gibson’s ground-breaking cyberpunk novel Neuromancer begins, “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” Supporting details make it clear that this is an industrial port at night, the sky gray from pollution and flecked with ash and other debris. But that was an image published in 1984. A decade...
    Folksonomies: communication language
    Folksonomies: communication language
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    William Gibson compares a sky to the static on a dead television channel, but Neil Gaiman notes that children today get a blue nothing on a dead channel.

    16 APR 2013

     The Human Cognome Project

    The Human Cognome Project was an academic research venture to reverse engineer the human brain, paralleling in many ways the Human Genome Project and its success in deciphering the human genome. The HCP was a multidisciplinary undertaking, relevant to biology, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and philosophy of mind. Funded and supported by scientific and corporate entrepreneurs and early transhumanist groups, the HCP developed the fundamentals of digitizi...
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    A science fiction idea of modeling the human mind.

    22 FEB 2015

     What is Transhumanism

    Transhumanism is a term used synonymously to mean “human enhancement.” It is an international cultural and intellectual movement that endorses the use of science and technology to enhance the human condition, both mentally and physically. In support of this, transhumanism also embraces using emerging technologies to eliminate the undesirable elements of the human condition such as aging, disabilities, diseases, and involuntary death. Many transhumanists believe these technologies will be ...
    Folksonomies: transhumanism
    Folksonomies: transhumanism
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    15 APR 2013

     Eclipse Phase References List

    FICTION Ian Banks: The “Culture” Series, Consider Phlebas, The Use of Weapons, The Player of Games, The State of the Art, Inversions, Excession, Look to Windward, Matter Greg Bear: Moving Mars, Queen of Angels, Slant David Brin: Earth, The “Earthclan” series, Startide Rising, The Uplift War, Sundiver Paul Di Filippo: Ribofunk Cory Doctorow: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Eastern Standard Tribe Greg Egan: Axiomatic, Diaspora, Distress, Permutation City, Quarantine Warren Ellis: Cro...
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    A fantastic collection ficition, non-fiction, comics, and movies for anyone looking to learn about transhumanism and futurist thought.

    24 FEB 2015

     RPG as Group Exercise

    A roleplaying game (or RPG, for short) is part noémprovisational theater, part storytelling, and part game. A single person (the gamemaster) runs the game for a group of players that pretend to be characters in a fictitious world. The world could be a mystery game set in the 1920s that takes you adventuring around the globe, a fantasy realm inhabited by dragons and trolls and sword-wielding barbarians, or a science fiction setting with aliens and spaceships and world-crushing weaponry. The p...
    Folksonomies: rpg role-playing game
    Folksonomies: rpg role-playing game
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    23 MAR 2013

     The Argonauts

    You are part of a scientifc techno-progressive movement that seeks to solve transhumanity’s injustices and inequalities with technology. You support universal access to technology and healthcare, open source models of production, morphological freedom, and democratization. You try to avoid factionalism and divisive politics, seeing transhumanity’s splintering as a hindrance to its perpetuation.
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    Fictional organization in the Eclipse Phase universe that is pro-science and technology as a means to justice.