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The Planets around Tau Ceti may be fairly volcanic
(02-17-2017, 09:10 AM)Bear Wrote: I was going to say '2g would be do-able if miserable for the first couple generations, and the grandchildren would be tweaks...' but I can't justify less than 3g with the math, and 3g would be a whole lot more no-fun than 2g. I don't think it would be wise for a 3g tweak to retain the human bodyplan. Something more like a squat centaur maybe.

Agreed, bipedalism is hard to justify under such constraints. There's too much risk of fall damage and being upright would put a lot of stress on the vascular system. You might be able to do it walking around in a powerframe with extensive modification of the heart, lungs and probably most other organs. But if you're good enough to create aquatic humans you're good enough to make a hexapedal human that's more akin to a giant turtle than a hominid.
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  1. DNI
  2. Internal medical system
  3. A dormbot, because domestic chores suck!

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RE: The Planets around Tau Ceti may be fairly volcanic - by Rynn - 02-17-2017, 09:24 AM

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