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7th Jun '16 12:10:03 PM Willbyr
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* ''TowardTheTerra'' is all about this. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be the result of [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]].]]

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* ''TowardTheTerra'' ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' is all about this. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be the result of [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]].]]
6th Jun '16 11:38:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Isaac Asimov went down this route with the Mule, the Second {{Foundation}}, Gaia, and, in a much different way (less mind reading/control more telekinesis) the Solarians.

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* Isaac Asimov went down this route with the Mule, the Second {{Foundation}}, Literature/{{Foundation}}, Gaia, and, in a much different way (less mind reading/control more telekinesis) the Solarians.
31st May '16 3:54:07 AM Doug86
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* AndreNorton's ''Moonsinger'' series used this: in the first book, narrator Krip wonders suspiciously if the fellow he's talking to is esper -- but [[HypocriticalHumor doesn't seem to think it's at all odd]] to probe with his ''own'' esper powers. In the second book, someone takes a reading and comments that Krip's psychic ability level is seven; the people who knew him are startled, because he was "only" a level five a fairly short time ago. The phrasing, by the way, makes clear that five is considered pretty high.

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* AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Moonsinger'' series used this: in the first book, narrator Krip wonders suspiciously if the fellow he's talking to is esper -- but [[HypocriticalHumor doesn't seem to think it's at all odd]] to probe with his ''own'' esper powers. In the second book, someone takes a reading and comments that Krip's psychic ability level is seven; the people who knew him are startled, because he was "only" a level five a fairly short time ago. The phrasing, by the way, makes clear that five is considered pretty high.
19th May '16 5:41:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''KnownSpace'' has a plethora of telepathic species, which include humans and dolphins by 2105.

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* ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' has a plethora of telepathic species, which include humans and dolphins by 2105.
18th May '16 7:10:33 PM Onlythrice
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has Psykers, most of which gained their powers either from mutation or unexplained means. There are a few in each Fallout game, and notable examples include [[BigBad The Master]] and a handful of his followers, Professor Calvert of Point Lookout, and Mama Murphy.
10th May '16 11:31:28 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' books feature a future where psychics are not only well-known but integral to interstellar travel. The prequel ''To Ride Pegasus'' says that humans always had the ability, but it was only able to be objectively established and properly studied once science produced a "Goosegg" test that measures the relevant brainwaves.

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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' books feature a future where psychics are not only well-known but integral to interstellar travel. The prequel ''To Ride Pegasus'' ''Literature/ToRidePegasus'' says that humans always had the ability, but it was only able to be objectively established and properly studied once science produced a "Goosegg" test that measures the relevant brainwaves.
8th May '16 8:14:52 PM PaulA
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* AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[TowerAndTheHive Pegasus]]'' books feature psychics who have been proven psychic by means of a "Goosegg" test that measures the relevant brainwaves.

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* AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[TowerAndTheHive Pegasus]]'' Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' books feature a future where psychics who have been proven psychic by means of are not only well-known but integral to interstellar travel. The prequel ''To Ride Pegasus'' says that humans always had the ability, but it was only able to be objectively established and properly studied once science produced a "Goosegg" test that measures the relevant brainwaves.
17th Mar '16 8:47:43 AM Willbyr
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* ''PSYren'' explains this as some kind of particle in the air that causes the human body to develop psy powers or die.

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* ''PSYren'' ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'' explains this as some kind of particle in the air that causes the human body to develop psy powers or die.
17th Dec '15 3:19:53 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''StarCraft'' the frequency and potency of human psychics is supposed to be greater in the future (than the current 0) and an impending commonality of psychic abilities in humans is why the Zerg want to assimilate them before taking on the Protoss, [[spoiler:or to somehow free themselves from the Dark Voice.]]

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* In ''StarCraft'' ''Franchise/StarCraft'' the frequency and potency of human psychics is supposed to be greater in the future (than the current 0) and an impending commonality of psychic abilities in humans is why the Zerg want to assimilate them before taking on the Protoss, [[spoiler:or to somehow free themselves from the Dark Voice.]]
** In ''[[VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid Legacy of the Void]]'' it turns out that [[spoiler: humanity has the potential to become the "Purity of Form" half of the next generation of Xel'naga without Amon's interference, like the Protoss had. And Kerrigan, a Zerg (the race with Purity of Essence)-infested human, becomes the newest Xel'naga.
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16th Dec '15 7:09:40 PM zarpaulus
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* ArthurCClarke's novel ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' has [[spoiler:all of the world's children slowly becoming psychic and forming a hive mind capable of making rivers flow upstream and changing the moon's rotation speed.]]

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* ArthurCClarke's novel ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' has [[spoiler:all of the world's children slowly becoming psychic and forming a hive mind capable of making rivers flow upstream and changing the moon's rotation speed. Before they finally AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, destroying the Earth in the process.]]



* In TabletopGame/EclipsePhase, some humans are infected with the benign [=Watts-MacLeod=] nanovirius strain, which seems to do nothing but give them psychic powers, divided into two main categories: Psi-Chi is available to all psychics and allows the individual to alter their own mind, while Psi-Gamma is only for strong psychics and lets them alter ''other'' people's minds. However, as this nanovirus was created by the [=TITANs=] [[spoiler: acting under orders from the ETI]] and every other known strain of nanovirus causes horrible death and/or mutation into an exsurgant threat, the gamemaster is encouraged to explore the possibility that this strain is a more subtle form of infiltration by the [=TITANs=] waiting to serve its true purpose or to arrange encounters with individuals who believe this to be the case. [[spoiler: Whether these people are right or not is never answered, but it is revealed that a third level of power is available to exsurgents, Psi-Epsilon, which allows them to [[RealityWarper alter reality]].]]

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* In TabletopGame/EclipsePhase, ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', some humans are infected with the benign [=Watts-MacLeod=] nanovirius strain, which seems to do nothing but give them psychic powers, divided into two main categories: Psi-Chi is available to all psychics and allows the individual to alter their own mind, while Psi-Gamma is only for strong psychics and lets them alter ''other'' people's minds. However, as this nanovirus was created by the [=TITANs=] [[spoiler: acting under orders from the ETI]] and every other known strain of nanovirus causes horrible death and/or mutation into an exsurgant threat, the gamemaster is encouraged to explore the possibility that this strain is a more subtle form of infiltration by the [=TITANs=] waiting to serve its true purpose or to arrange encounters with individuals who believe this to be the case. [[spoiler: Whether these people are right or not is never answered, but it is revealed that a third level of power is available to exsurgents, Psi-Epsilon, which allows them to [[RealityWarper alter reality]].]]



* In the ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' verse psionics are usually possessed by genetically engineered human-animal hybrids, mostly Chakats and Skunktaurs, but it's the same principle.

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* In the ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' verse psionics are usually possessed by genetically engineered human-animal hybrids, mostly Chakats and Skunktaurs, but it's the same principle. Chakats are almost universally empaths, while Skunktaurs are divided into three "Houses" with different powers, telepathy, telekinesis, or astral projection. Chakats whose sires or grandsires (species comes from the mother) were Skunktaurs tend to inherit their powers.




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** In the novel ''Things Unseen'' it's mentioned that a team that investigated the Telvari Rift, a region bathed in magical radiation, came back with psi abilities.
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