Emotionlet
A term used for subprograms targeted at emotional feedback to perceived events.

These are not uncommon in those which deal with 'meatlings' - that is, lifeforms primarily operated from a biological substrate. They are typically set to 'advise', but many clades have over the years modified theirs to include 'notice' and 'exist' modes, either less or more integrated respectively. Some 'exist' mode users have fully integrated emotional lives, some in ways baselines would consider superior to baseline humanity, others in ways baselines would find incomprehensible. Hence, even baselines may utilize/require emotionlets in areas which do not subscribe to the baselinocentric emotional purview.
 
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Text by John B

Initially published on 02 October 2003.