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Re: New Interesting Tech [SG2] or [OT]

From: Thomas Barclay <Thomas.Barclay@s...>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 18:23:48 -0500
Subject: Re: New Interesting Tech [SG2] or [OT]

Adrian spake thusly upon matters weighty: 

You'd think the shock would mess you up. Specially since they 
probably couldn't medicate you quick enough so you didn't feel it, 
and just the loss of feeling in the limb would be jarring. I'm 
thinking in any case you are a casualty (of course, if they can hook 
right into your nerve system then all bets are off).

> >or just impregnate a layer in his clothes. or weave micropipes into
> >long johns and shirt, and when he gets hit, pump in clotters,
> >painkillers, etc, so they spill out of the torn tubules where he was
> >and apply themselves to the wound. i see PA having serious
> >capabilities ("WARNING! serious trauma to left leg detected! prepare
> >separation! 5! 4! 3! 2! 1! <ka-CHUNG!> leg detatched and wound
> >this has been an AutoMedSys intervention: have a nice day!"). medics
> >still there, but i think a lot of low-level stuff may be automated.
> >
> One of the power-armour science fiction stories I've read (maybe the
> Forever War???) had the suits with this kind of built-in medical
>  They had razor-sharp iris valves at each joint in the arms and legs,
so if
> you had a massive wound/suit penetration (especially in
zero-atmosphere or
> hostile-atmosphere environments) SNIP and the joint was sealed.  They
> had limb regrowth, so it wasn't completely dehabilitating...
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