Many of the nearbaseline humans of Slade Scrabo have a symaiotic brushbot, which is generally small and flexible enough to wear like a sash or collar
Biont-aioid mutual dependence.
The relationship between a biont entity or entities (such as a human) and an aioid entity or entities can be so mutually dependent that the beings are described as having a symaiotic relationship, and the aioid member(s) in such a relationship is known as a symaiote (or symaiotes). The biont member(s) is known as a symbiote (or symbiotes).
Examples: the Guardian Angel AIs of Eden, the Brushbots of Arkab Prior, the Agents of Proteus.
Symaiote is sometimes shortened to 'symai'; however the word 'symbiote' is rarely shortened in this way.
Also describes a mutual dependence between two (or more) different designs of aioid.
Voice of Eden, The - Text by Steve Bowers Group mind entity, which was formed when the three strata (tweaks, virtuals and angels) of Edenese society which existed during the First Federation Period joined together to form a consensus. After Eden joined the Solar Dominion individualism was encouraged rather than collectivism, and the Voice of Eden ceased to exist in its original form. However a number of former contributors to the Voice joined together to become a single transapient Entity, called the Consensus, and this being now takes an active part in the political and religious life of Eden.