"The Ear" is used by baselines to indicate if they are under surveillance by active sensors or via active transmissions.
The ear is a small box often worn on a necklace. It can either 'beep' when it detects a problem, or it can be set to vibrate or link through some other communication device when it detects something.
The ear samples the whole EM spectrum as well as background, sub- and super-sonics looking for the telltales of communications. It CAN be fooled either via frequency-hopping, spread-frequency transmission, or via nano infestation of the Ear itself to reprogram it to ignore certain sensors, or even simply to turn off the detectors once and for all.
- Happy Tongue - Text by John B
Common device used by those who can't afford good tasting food. It is a nanotech dose that coats the throat, palate, teeth and tongue to simulate the texture and flavor of a preferred food. It is usually available in week-long doses, but permanent implants are also available for an increased cost.
- Olfactory Array
- Sensors for use in Space Combat and Defence
- Vision Chip - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Information Age implant used by baseline and nearbaseline humans, involving silicon emulation of the human retina that captures the algorithm of early mammalian visual processing, and an algorithm called center surround filtering. By the early interplanetary age this was replaced by bioware, except among some dedicated cyborg clades.
Text by John B
Initially published on 03 March 2009.