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OA, ST and SW: The Big Three
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The members of the expedition who survive the crash of their spacecraft lose their A.I. pilot as well as the ship, and thus all infrastructure that relied on that A.I., such as smart matter, A.R. systems, and the like. The remaining technologies are damaged to one degree or another, and the survivors are ill-equipped to perform the necessary repairs, so a basic strategy is to "muddle through" with less-than-optimal equipment until it ceases to function, attempt to fix it with whatever lies to hand and, if repairs are unsuccessful, learn to cope without it.

A more immediate effect is the sense of isolation the survivors feel when the "voices" in their heads go silent, and they realize that there is nobody watching out for them, as was the case when they were in the midst of Terragen civilization.

Then, of course, there is the matter of the survivors having to contend with cold temperatures, a too-dense atmosphere, and other environmental hazards.

One question that comes to mind concerns DNIs: what are their capabilities if they are isolated from their supporting infrastructure? Are they primarily useful, under those circumstances, as a short-range communications device? I realize they can process whatever skill or data modules the user has previously uploaded, but does that capability extend to networking the modules of several individuals (who are in close proximity to one another) together?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Radtech497
"I'd much rather see you on my side, than scattered into... atoms." Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe
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OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by tmazanec1 - 01-31-2017, 01:40 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Avengium - 01-31-2017, 01:49 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Rynn - 01-31-2017, 02:00 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Avengium - 01-31-2017, 06:11 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Worldtree - 01-31-2017, 04:09 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Drashner1 - 01-31-2017, 01:26 PM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Avengium - 02-01-2017, 02:10 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Drashner1 - 02-01-2017, 12:46 PM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Avengium - 02-02-2017, 01:11 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Worldtree - 02-02-2017, 06:47 AM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Drashner1 - 02-02-2017, 02:28 PM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by radtech497 - 02-02-2017, 04:13 PM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by Drashner1 - 02-03-2017, 01:46 PM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by radtech497 - 02-03-2017, 03:44 PM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by selden - 02-03-2017, 08:19 PM
RE: OA, ST and SW: The Big Three - by radtech497 - 02-03-2017, 08:33 PM

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