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The Truth about the Genetic Enhancements

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 9:11 pm    Post subject: The Truth about the Genetic Enhancements Reply with quote


Aelgas (paraphrased to be *IC*) wrote:
On the same subject - what's the reason why we pilots can't go back planetside?
SuperMax wrote:
Apparently the genetic alteration required to be able to use jumpgates at the same time renders the human body unable to sustain the constant gravitational forces on a planet's surface. Or something like it. At least I seem to recall having read something about this somewhere.
Xyleth wrote:
That's the whole thing, everyone seems to have read 'something' about it 'somewhere' but no one can ever remember exactly where or what :-p
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[UBS auto-notification: some portions of the following paragraph have been altered by:]
[TRI-83349220101: Agent Inquisitor: Chaney Gateson, TRI Rep.]
[these changes are marked in bold type]

The genetic alteration, however, was determined to have some highly desirable side effects, most notably that the recipient typically gains super-human abilities within an environment of constant low gravitational force. The Reconstruction Initiative proudly released these results and began a large scale recruitment program delivering fame and fortune for all who signed.
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what was REALLY said
The genetic alteration, however, was determined to have some irreversible side effects, most notably that the recipient typically cannot survive within an environment of constant earth-like gravitational force. The Reconstruction Initiative covered up these results and began a large scale recruitment program promising fame and fortune for all who signed.

proof? check an eyewitness account here (right click, save as...) on page 4 of the introduction/story you'll note the very first TITLE is, "Can't Ever Go Back". bad omen, yes? read on...
JG manual wrote:
"Listen, kid," he said with an air of conspiracy, leaning closer toward me. "These guys ain't no heroes. They are in it for the money and the glory. And they will not hesitate for one second to kill the same guy that they called "friend" yesterday. Besides, once you are a TRI pilot, you can't ever go back planet-side."
JG manual wrote:
We trust you have undergone your practically painless genetic enhancement by now and are ready for the adventure of a lifetime. It might not have been entirely pleasant, but it sure beats having your guts liquefied by gravitational forces. Anyway, it's too late now to start whining. Just think how impressed your neighbors will be when they hear about this. Of course, there might be a tad of a problem with some of your reproductive organs, but that's the price one must pay for the glory that surely awaits you.

As for what i've personally picked up over the years? Just that TRI never plans on allowing planetside excursions and has said on occasion that "fictitious" excursions are just that. rumours. *shrug* Whether it's all a big lie we really don't know, do we? Though i suppose someone's tried to go back to the surface clandestinely, but do we have any proof this was successful? no.


USserver fiction FAQ (pre-3DO spindoctor; Gbob) wrote:
Talk a little bit about the genetic modification pilots undergo.

Gravitons (particles that allow for the formation of jump gates) have a negative impact on the normal brain. Genetic modification is needed to allow for survival under heavy gravitonic circumstances. The modifications leave pilots smarter, stronger and more durable than the rest of their species... sadly it also prevents them from landing on a planet ever again. Under normal gravity conditions, the enhanced synapses of the brain will cause an "over load" of sorts, leading to a physical condition similar to a stroke. Conspiracy theorists have said that this is to keep pilots from becoming too strong a political force, but few believe this. The TRI insists they are working on a retro-virus to correct this problem, but for over two decades there have been no results.

A pilot could land on a smaller body with lesser gravity. The danger of flying to close to a large mass is minimized since the gravity inside the ship is artifically maintained by the engines.

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