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Pierson
Oct 31, 2004



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As I remember it the government was paying teams of people to help clean out the old war-era ordnance. Some of it was real nasty infowar/AI stuff so as part of the deal the government also loaned them the command-head tech which I think was basically what you said; a big communications hub for the team itself to hook into to do their job and also a full suite of bleeding-edge, not-fully-tested decryption/hacking/antivirus technology for the aforementioned nasty stuff.

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navyjack
Jul 15, 2006

If I win, I get to be a king. If I lose, I get to be a legend!!


Johnny Truant posted:

Poe and abuela are pretty much the only good things the writers came up with themselves.

Woken Furies question: I just got past the deCom team and Tak blowing the temple and faking their death so they can find Jad and Tak new sleeves, but I think I must've just missed a partial explanation of the command heads, what Sylvie is? They have external processors in the shape of hair and stuff, and that lets them network together their deCom team, right? But they can also just connect to like, almost any broadcast? Also, wincefish? What now?

So, after Broken Angels, a whole bunch of Martian tech got disbursed to society. All the cyber stuff you see people getting implanted is adapted from Martian tech. The DeCom teams are all stuffed full of it, and the Command Head gets a whole bunch of extra that is mostly devoted to comms, network security, and coordination. Sylvie’s “hair” is a combo supercomputer and antenna. It wasn’t designed to take out the autonomous machines, but it turns out to be helpful.

The wincefish are “point” specialists. Their implanted Martian tech and training tends toward threat detection, stealth, and surveillance. They’re the guys who go in and look for booby traps and hidden mechs and stuff. That’s why they have the rep of being both jittery and insane.

Johnny Truant
Jul 22, 2008

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navyjack posted:

So, after Broken Angels, a whole bunch of Martian tech got disbursed to society. All the cyber stuff you see people getting implanted is adapted from Martian tech. The DeCom teams are all stuffed full of it, and the Command Head gets a whole bunch of extra that is mostly devoted to comms, network security, and coordination. Sylvie’s “hair” is a combo supercomputer and antenna. It wasn’t designed to take out the autonomous machines, but it turns out to be helpful.

The wincefish are “point” specialists. Their implanted Martian tech and training tends toward threat detection, stealth, and surveillance. They’re the guys who go in and look for booby traps and hidden mechs and stuff. That’s why they have the rep of being both jittery and insane.


thanks!

I must've missed the Martian bit, but that all groks with the rest of the story.

Are there any plans for more Takeshi Kovacs books? Homie does awesome world building.

navyjack
Jul 15, 2006

If I win, I get to be a king. If I lose, I get to be a legend!!


Johnny Truant posted:

thanks!

I must've missed the Martian bit, but that all groks with the rest of the story.

Are there any plans for more Takeshi Kovacs books? Homie does awesome world building.

Originally, no, but supposedly working on getting the show to air gave him some ideas so maybe.

His Land Fit For Heroes books are pretty good with lots of fantasy world building (and some cringey sex but whatever). And there is at least a tangential possible relation to the Altered Carbon books. The “Gods” might be people from Kovacs world after some weird
Martian singularity or they might not be, just some odd coincidence of name and archetype

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