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11th Oct '17 11:45:27 AM Xtifr
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The likely users are cyborgs, robots, [[PsychicPowers telepaths]], EnergyBeings, mages, and the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetically engineered.]] A normal human is unlikely to be able to use one of these unless it's non invasive.

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The likely users In many cases, especially when physical jacks are cyborgs, robots, [[PsychicPowers telepaths]], EnergyBeings, mages, and involved, having such an interface will be the mark of an [[HollywoodHacking elite hacker]], or of certain specific professions, such as [[CyborgHelmsman starship pilot]]. In a few cases, the use of such interfaces may be limited to cyborgs or aliens or the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetically engineered.]] A normal human is unlikely to be able to use one of these unless it's non invasive.
If ''everyone'' has one, there's a good chance you're looking at a MindControlDevice or even an artificial HiveMind.
4th Oct '17 9:59:55 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Bennie, the robot pilot from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', carries his brain[=/=]CPU around in a suitcase so he can plug it in to whichever plane he's flying.
--> '''Bennie''': [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2000/fv01990.htm Ever done something and wonder "Where was my brain when I did that?"]]
3rd Oct '17 11:12:13 AM HiddenWindshield
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* The Neural Connectivity Suite in ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' replaces the user's cranium with a wireless computer that is capable of running various software and enables "telepathic" communication. Along with upgrades like a wireless hub (that can intercept and redirect radio signals), or a [[HiveMind hive node]]. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Cogs]] can interface with machines by touching them but have no wireless capability without an NCS, and their Core Consciousness's work sufficiently different from normal computers that they can't run software either.

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* The Neural Connectivity Suite in ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' replaces the user's cranium with a wireless computer that is capable of running various software and enables "telepathic" communication. Along with upgrades like a wireless hub (that can intercept and redirect radio signals), or a [[HiveMind hive node]]. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Cogs]] can interface with machines by touching them but have no wireless capability without an NCS, and their Core Consciousness's Consciousnesses work sufficiently different from normal computers that they can't run software either.
3rd Oct '17 11:11:01 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Present in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. Enhanced Imaging and the Direct Neural Interface are implants which basically allows the pilot to directly control the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] with their mind, rather than with the standard joysticks and neuro-helmet. Protomechs all use this, as they're too small to fit a cockpit. The devices have a number of drawbacks, such as crippling withdraw and causing the pilot to go slowly insane. For standard issue control interfaces in [=BattleMechs=], however, the ubiquitous Neurohelmet is used, albeit only to balance the mech. Instead of invasive neurosurgery, all the neurohelmet requires is a clean haircut around the temples and a tolerance for a scalp-crawling sensation. Depending on the technological capacity of the time period that a neurohelmet was manufactured, neurohelmets can range from something the size of a real-life fighter helmet to giant bulky crude 10 pound monstrosities.

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* Present in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. Enhanced Imaging and the Direct Neural Interface are implants which basically allows the pilot to directly control the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] with their mind, rather than with the standard joysticks and neuro-helmet. Protomechs all use this, as they're too small to fit a cockpit. The devices have a number of drawbacks, such as crippling withdraw withdrawal symptoms and causing the pilot to go slowly insane. For standard issue control interfaces in [=BattleMechs=], however, the ubiquitous Neurohelmet is used, albeit only to balance the mech. Instead of invasive neurosurgery, all the neurohelmet requires is a clean haircut around the temples and a tolerance for a scalp-crawling sensation. Depending on the technological capacity of the time period that a neurohelmet was manufactured, neurohelmets can range from something the size of a real-life fighter helmet to giant bulky crude 10 pound monstrosities.
3rd Oct '17 11:09:58 AM HiddenWindshield
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** More vehicles and war machines are often plugged directly into the pilot's brain. In a rather low-tech way.

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** More Most vehicles and war machines are often plugged directly into the pilot's brain. In brain, in a rather low-tech way.
3rd Oct '17 11:00:03 AM HiddenWindshield
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* There was a Creator/DeanKoontz novel (''Midnight'') where people were mutating in bizarre ways. A 'popular' mutation was growing a computer interface, and when one such person died the computer freaked out and started 'screaming' about missing the rest of it. Another person melded with his car in a similar way.

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* There was a The Creator/DeanKoontz novel (''Midnight'') where ''Midnight'' featured people who were mutating in bizarre ways. A 'popular' mutation was growing a computer interface, and when one such person died the computer freaked out and started 'screaming' about missing the rest of it. Another person melded with his car in a similar way.
11th Aug '17 8:50:46 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''Film/{{Saturn3}}'', brain stem interfaces are placed in all human "instructors" of the Demi-god series of robots, allowing direct connection via radio waves (precursor to bluetooth) to upload instructions/training. Apparently, they are kept in those who wash out of the training program, allowing the insane Captain Benson (Harvey Keitel) to take the place of the legitimate operator. As a result, the robot Hector, whose brain consists of living tissue, takes on his insanity, and lust for Alex, Farrah Fawcett's character. Later, Hector kills Benson and implants the interface in Alex's partner, Adam (Kirk Douglass), not to put anything into his head, ''but to take something out.''
13th Jun '17 10:19:34 PM LinTaylor
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*** The show goes on to reveal that there are significant limiters in place to protect the pilot's brain, but this is seemingly dependent on the user; in one episode, Mikazuki's default settings for the Barbatos are so high that when another member of Tekkadan tries to pilot the machine it overloads his brain and renders him temporarily comatose. [[spoiler:Twice so far (versus the Graze Ein and the Hashmal), Mikazuki deliberately disables the limiters to get maximum performance out of the Barbatos, which results in his losing the use of parts of his body (his right eye and arm the first time, his right leg the second time) though when he's hooked into the system they function just fine.]]

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*** The show goes on to reveal that there are significant limiters in place to protect the pilot's brain, but this is seemingly dependent on the user; in one episode, Mikazuki's default settings for the Barbatos are so high that when another member of Tekkadan tries to pilot the machine it overloads his brain and renders him temporarily comatose. [[spoiler:Twice so far [[spoiler:Three times during the series (versus the Graze Ein Ein, versus the Hashmal, and during the Hashmal), final battle), Mikazuki deliberately disables the limiters to get maximum performance out of the Barbatos, which results in his losing the use of parts of his body (his right eye and arm the first time, his right leg the second time) though when he's hooked into the system they function just fine.fine. In the last instance he overclocks the system when he's already mortally wounded, meaning his Gundam seemingly keeps fighting for a few minutes before his enemies cut open the cockpit and realize that he's already dead.]]
12th May '17 1:13:06 PM WillKeaton
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* Bedivere in the Space Arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' has an I/O jack replacing [[strike:her]] his [[ArtificialLimbs missing hand]]. [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/1065.htm Largely for the sake of a pun]].

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* Bedivere in the Space Arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' has an I/O jack replacing [[strike:her]] his [[ArtificialLimbs missing hand]]. [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/1065.htm Largely for the sake of a pun]].pun.]]
12th May '17 1:12:08 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' the [[spoiler:Al-Zard NP-1 is a bio-computer that helps its pilot drive better by basically controlling his every action.]]



* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' the [[spoiler:Al-Zard NP-1 is a bio-computer that helps its pilot drive better by basically controlling his every action.]]
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