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21st May '17 3:51:16 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' has one which also serves as a ChekhovsGun. Dr. Shaw has to hastily have it perform [[spoiler:a rapid C-Section to remove the rapidly growing alien fetus. All while she was awake and not well-anesthetized. Interestingly, the machine is depicted as having limited surgical scope: Shaw initially requests a caesarian but is denied as the machine is calibrated for male patients. She quickly thinks to request an abdominal foreign body removal instead.]]

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* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' has one which also serves as a ChekhovsGun. Dr. Shaw has to hastily have it perform [[spoiler:a rapid C-Section to remove the rapidly growing alien fetus. All fetus, all while she was awake and not well-anesthetized. Interestingly, the machine is depicted as having limited surgical scope: well-anesthetized. Shaw initially requests a caesarian caesarean but is denied as the machine is calibrated for male patients.patients (this is {{foreshadowing}} for the reveal that Peter Weyland is on board). She quickly thinks to request an abdominal foreign body removal instead.]]
9th May '17 5:46:55 AM inkorporate
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* ''Webcomic/{{Tales from the interface}}'' has a machine that can heal or fix any injuries.
8th May '17 7:20:52 PM Diesel
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* An actual robotic surgeon already exists. The [[http://www.biomedicalblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/daVinci-Robot-Surgical-System.jpg daVinci Robotic Surgeon]] is a scary looking machine, but it is capable of doing real surgery. It still operates via human control, but it has lots of automatic functions, and NASA is interested in creating an AI-equipped version for long range space missions, such as a mission to Mars where there wouldn't be a quick option for a return trip home for emergency surgery and it would be inefficient to send several specialists to handle every conceivable surgery.

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* An actual robotic surgeon already exists. The [[http://www.biomedicalblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/daVinci-Robot-Surgical-System.jpg [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_Vinci_Surgical_System daVinci Robotic Surgeon]] is a scary looking machine, but it is capable of doing real surgery. It still operates via human control, but it has lots of automatic functions, and NASA is interested in creating an AI-equipped version for long range space missions, such as a mission to Mars where there wouldn't be a quick option for a return trip home for emergency surgery and it would be inefficient to send several specialists to handle every conceivable surgery.
24th Apr '17 6:24:17 AM Pavlov
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** The short story Procrustes introduces Carlos Wu's upgraded autodoc which uses {{nanomachines}} and is basically a DeusExMachina. Given sufficient time, raw material, and the right programming, this device can cure ANYTHING: punctures, infections, old age at the genetic level, even the total destruction of [[spoiler: Beowulf Shaffer's body, leaving only a decapitated head.]] After an upgrade by two Protectors, the device also becomes capable of patching plot holes: [[spoiler: The Ringworld becomes self-repairing and gets Quantum II Hyperdrive, which now works inside a gravity well. It can also revert a Protector back into a Breeder.]]

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** The short story Procrustes introduces Carlos Wu's upgraded autodoc which uses {{nanomachines}} and is basically a DeusExMachina. Given sufficient time, raw material, and the right programming, this device can cure ANYTHING: punctures, infections, old age at the genetic level, even the total destruction of [[spoiler: Beowulf Shaffer's body, leaving only a decapitated head.]] After an upgrade by two Protectors, the device also becomes capable of patching plot holes: [[spoiler: The Ringworld becomes self-repairing and gets Quantum II Hyperdrive, which now works inside a gravity well. It This particular autodoc can also even revert a Protector protector back into a Breeder.breeder.]]
7th Apr '17 1:47:39 AM mathw
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* [[TheExpanse]] features extremely capable automatic medical technology on board Martian-designed military ships, capable of handling severely broken bones, radiation sickness, cancer, vacuum exposure and even regrowing most of a hand.

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* [[TheExpanse]] ''Literature/TheExpanse'' features extremely capable automatic medical technology on board Martian-designed military ships, capable of handling severely broken bones, radiation sickness, cancer, vacuum exposure and even regrowing most of a hand.
7th Apr '17 1:46:31 AM mathw
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* [[TheExpanse]] features extremely capable automatic medical technology on board Martian-designed military ships, capable of handling severely broken bones, radiation sickness, cancer, vacuum exposure and even regrowing most of a hand.
4th Apr '17 8:20:51 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', Freeza's forces use the Medical Machine, though it's actually the liquid inside them that does the work. As of ''Film/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', the latest model is sophisticated enough to completely reconstruct Freeza from the diced chunks of meat he was turned into by Future Trunks.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', Freeza's forces use the Medical Machine, though it's actually the liquid inside them that does the work. As of ''Film/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', the latest model is sophisticated enough to completely reconstruct Freeza from the diced chunks of meat he was turned into by Future Trunks.Trunks after he is wished back from being vaporized.
10th Mar '17 6:29:14 PM Saber15
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* In ''Slow Bullets'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, the passengers of a malfunctioning SleeperStarship reactivate its thousand year old autodoc to save a stabbed man. The autodoc operates normally, then suffers a memory glitch and begins to operate on the ''table'' below him, [[{{Gorn}} thoroughly eviscerating the man in the process]].
8th Mar '17 10:07:27 AM nombretomado
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* The [[PoweredArmor battle armor]] in ''MechWarrior Living Legends'', a combined arms simulation game based off of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', has the same autodoc as the boardgame's. Battle armor will regenerate their health by dispensing "harjel" to seal holes in the armor, and messages on the battle armor's [[DiegeticInterface visor]] will note when morphine is being administered - such as when the visor is completely covered in blood and oil.

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* The [[PoweredArmor battle armor]] in ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior Living Legends'', a combined arms simulation game based off of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', has the same autodoc as the boardgame's. Battle armor will regenerate their health by dispensing "harjel" to seal holes in the armor, and messages on the battle armor's [[DiegeticInterface visor]] will note when morphine is being administered - such as when the visor is completely covered in blood and oil.
7th Jan '17 9:11:16 PM Arivne
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* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUpNDkVEMQs#t=6m08s scene where Luke is in the bacta tank]] (transparent tube filled with liquid) being attended to by droids after being rescued from freezing to death. A droid injects something into the tube (presumably some kind of drug).

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* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''
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The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUpNDkVEMQs#t=6m08s scene where Luke is in the bacta tank]] (transparent tube filled with liquid) being attended to by droids after being rescued from freezing to death. A droid injects something into the tube (presumably some kind of drug).



** Also the scene of [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilding]] Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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** Also the * The scene of [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilding]] Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
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