Archive for July, 2007

How many gigapulses of data fit on a grain of sand?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Data storage and device capacities have always been somewhat nebulous in the Shadowrun rules. Sure, we had the “one minute of video takes up a megapulse” rule in SR3, but that has never stopped the debates over the exact “real life” size of the megapulse; how much text, how many pictures, and so on. Now, […]

The Chemsniffer’s Grandad Cometh

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Think that gun you had whipped up that’s made of ceramic and plastic is going to get you through the front doors at SeaTac? Your GM probably has other things in mind. Like a chemsniffer cranked up to the point that it detects the perfume of that joytoy from last night that you thought you […]

Top 10 Transhumanist Technologies

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Michael Anissimov at Accelerating Future writes about what he considers to be the top 10 transhumanist technologies. Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you get from Best Buy, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, providing cheap but high-quality products to […]