State of the Otherverse:Smartlights is the first
installment in SOTO ‘tech book’series
focusing on the military and civilian technology
common to the Otherverse America campaign
setting. Though designed with a specific campaign in
mind, the new technologies described in the State of
the Otherverse line can easily be adapted to most
sci-fi and cyberpunk settings.
Twenty-second Century American society is
well educated and info-saturated. The Mesh, an
omnipresent data-net, has taken the place of the
older Internet. A question to the nanotech laced air
or to a floating advertising holo is answered in a split
second. Bionics are as common as eyeglasses were
in an earlier millennium. Soldiers enhance their innate
capabilities with cybernetic weapons systems that
make cyborg warriors more than a match for a fully
equipped jet fighter.
Technology isn’t just physical anymore. By
the end of progress level 7, smartlight computers
and digital assistants come into wide usage. Selfperpetuating
holograms, smartlights incorporate the latest developments
in quantum computing, forcefield projection and holography,
creating advanced computers. They are easily the equal of
any hard-tech laptop, but with virtually no physical
mass. Smartlights are just what their name implies:
artificially intelligent clusters of light and electricity.
Smartlight programs and operating systems can be
downloaded directly into the human consciousness,
lying dormant within the user’s sparkling neurons
until they’re needed. Nanoinjections implant
smartlight ‘seeds’ in a recipient’s synapse gaps.
These clusters of scripted photons grow into computers,
smartlight cameras, networking software,
even smartlight force fields and energy weapons, all
activated with a single thought.
This PDF gives you all the information needed to
incorporate this cutting-edge technology into your
D20 Modern game. Fron installing Smartlights into
your PC's and NPC's, to adventuring in the Dreamscape,
new weapons using this technology, thought viruses,
and even self-aware, sentient Smartlights.
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