"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
Text by John B
Initially published on 03 March 2009.