Glossary

Glossary

This is the page where we will add add “official” and “in-game” definitions. Feel free to add and / or edit definitions & in-game slang.

Jargon

artificial intelligence (AI): A computer program capable of intelligent behavior.
augmented reality: The use of virtual reality and wearable or implanted computer interfaces to overlay data on normal sensory perceptions.
biogenesis: Assembling a living thing using NANATECHNOLOGY.
biometrics: The use of scanned physiological characteristics, such as DNA, the face and finger-, voice-, and retina prints, for identification.
biomod: A biological modification added to a being after conception and (usually) after birth; e.g. NANOSYMBIONTS.
bioroid: A living humanoid that is assembled using BIOGENESIS.
bioshell: A biological body controlled by an INFOMORPH.
bush robot: A CYBERSHELL whose “fingers” branch into ever finer and smaller manipulators.
Complexity: Abstract rating of computer processing power. Each level represents a roughly tenfold increase.
cryogenic: Very cold; below -238˚F.
cybershell: A physical body, larger than a MICROBOT, housing an INFOMORPH or capable of being teleoperated. Cybershells include various ROBOTS and computers.
decerebrate: Lacking higher brain functions.
deep space: Space beyond a planet’s or moon’s orbit.
delta-v: Velocity change; typically, the maximum speed a spacecraft can attain before exhausting its supply of reaction mass.
downslink: A brain implant that translates a digital copy of a person’s sensory experience back into a form that a human brain can perceive.
emag: Electromagnetic gun.
eugeneering: Eugenic genetic engineering; the careful selection of specific traits to improve a species or correct defects.
exowomb: An artificial womb; a womb tank.
farhauler: A DEEP SPACE transport vessel, or one of its crew.
fastliner: A passenger spacecraft capable of rapid interplanetary journeys using fusion drive.
fauxflesh: Artificial, vat grown meat.
fragement: An incomplete MIND EMULATION.
genefixed: A person born following a GENEFIXING process.
genefixing: EUGENEERING aimed at improving a person.
genemod: Genetically modified.
gengineering: Genetic engineering.
genetic upgrade: EUGENEERING aimed at improving a person.
ghost: A MIND EMULATION program of an uploaded (human) personality.
HyMRI: Hypersensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
infomorph: An AI or MIND EMULATION; a digital intelligence.
inner system: The solar system from the sun out to the orbit of Mars.
InVid: Interactive Video, a popular form of mass media.
Lagrange Point: Stable gravitational points created by the interaction of the Earth and the moon. L4 is 60˚ ahead of Luna’s orbit; L5 is 60˚ behind it.
light-second: The distance light can travel in one second: 186,000 miles, 300,000 kilometers, or 1/500 AU.
Main Belt: The asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. (Sometimes know as simply “the Belt.”)
meme: The cultural analog of a gene. An idea, behavior, story, advertisement, or other concept that propagates from one person to another.
memetic: Pertaining to MEMES.
microbot: An insect-sized or smaller ROBOT.
mind emulation: An INFOMORPH that is a digital copy of a human mind; a FRAGMENT, GHOST, or SHADOW.

Glossary

Transhuman Space - The Republic zalkabol