Bionoid

bionoid
Image from Steve Bowers

Purely biological robots, these are actually also living beings. There are a large number of different forms that are at sophont level, including Synthetic Humans and Erotibots. They sometimes suffer from paranoia and persecution by ignorant nearbaselines, and mostly live in their own enclaves. Maybe two hundred trillion sophonts can be included in this category.

 
Articles
  • Artificials  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    generic term for any sophont of a non-biological nature [noun]
  • Biaioid  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A rare form, an aioid cyborging with biology. Vecs, bots and other ai will sometimes add on biological enhancements or organs for various reasons.
  • Biobots  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Bioengineered organisms, e.g. bacteria, neogens, etc, modified to act out specific orders. Biobots of some form or another have been used since the middle information period for nanotech (bionano), production, monitoring, medicine and much more.
  • Erotobot - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A vec - either softbot or hardbot - employed for erotic or sexual purposes. Generally turingrade, but very rarely superturing.
  • Softbot  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Biological robot, an alife built entire of organic components. It is alive like any carbon- or exotic-chemistry based life-form. May be of any intelligence grade, from subsapient to transapient.
  • Synthetic Human Alliance, The  - Text by AI Vin
    The Synthetic Human Alliance in the GJ 3655A-B star system; a refuge for the artificial human (android) race.
  • Synthetic Humans  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev, amended by Steve Bowers
    Essentially a very sophisticated artificial (whether constructed or vatgrown) life-form, indistinguishable in surface appearance from a baseline human, and with a Human Equivalent (turingrade) intelligence and AI self-awareness.
 
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
additional notes by John B
Initially published on 14 August 2001.