Cybernetic Interface

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The contents of this page were introduced in the original Sword of the Stars.

Description: A mind machine interface that allows a single being to control fleets of machines. Allows ships to be built more 5% more efficiently and increases the industrial output of all worlds by 20%.
Research Category: Drone Technology
Research Cost: 12,000 Research Points
Required Technology:
Races Allowed: Hiver, Human, Liir, Morrigi, Tarka, Zuul
Effect: Increases industrial output by 20%. Decreases ship cost by 5%.
Notes: It depends on what the interface is for. A data shunt relays information to and from the user with an implant which is patched beneath the scalp. There is also the Universal Operating shunt, which is patched to the spine and allows the user to operate various types of hardware, both on his/her person and by remote control.

Some readers of the background fiction for BoB may have noticed that the story's protagonist, Cai Rui, carries the Universal Operating shunt and a data shunt with an attached PDA. He calls his invisible friend "Cicero".

Beginning with the A Murder of Crows expansion, Cybernetic Interfaces have been moved from the Industrial Technology tree to the Drone Technology tree.
Version: This information valid for Version 1.7.1 ANY-icon.png
New Technologies Available
Technology Research
Cost
Chance of Availability
Hiver Human Liir Morrigi Tarka Zuul
Advanced Robotics 12,000 100 100 100 100 100 100
Expert Systems 16,000 75 90 95 95 85 40
Predictive Gunnery 17,000 80 70 95 95 90 30


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