Comments on Bulletproof Human Skin
This unique art project might actually work. (Read
the complete story)
|"An age-old wish; didn't Achilles' mother do this for him? Not sf, of course."
( 3/30/2011 8:24:06 AM)
|"Not a novel, but in the old Cyberpunk role playing game there was something like this called skinweave that used nanotechnology to weave polymers into your skin for enhanced protection."
(Kazlaton 3/30/2011 9:12:14 AM)
|"Piers Anthony, Sos the rope has a kind of Vevelar/Ballistic nylon embeded under his skin.
It was supposed to make him blade and bullet proof.
Unfortunately when the surgeon implanted the "armour", he managed to sterilise (read castrate) poor Sos."
(Andrew 4/2/2011 7:40:51 PM)
|""Highways in Hiding" had bulletproof skin, but that involved virii and six months in a "kinetics" bed! Not the optimal choice."
(Kelly 4/3/2011 9:13:55 AM)
|"Remember that it was because they were in a post-cataclysm world, and were a very poor attempt at a Foundation-concept, so didn't have all the proper equipment/training/etc to do the upgrades safely. It was explicitly stated that before the war such a surgery would have been relatively safe and commonplace, at least for elite soldiers, but they were having to use equipment not actually designed for the purpose."
(Andrew 4/3/2011 12:51:20 PM)
|"Oops, I've been using IRC too much recently. That last post was me, in response to Andrew..."
(Ashley 4/3/2011 12:54:10 PM)
|"Wouldn't it be great to have bulletproof skin!!!!!!!!"
(lizzy 4/7/2011 6:14:21 AM)
|"This is one of the coolest, yet creepiest technologies I've heard of. "
(Gatomon41 4/27/2011 11:18:01 PM)
|"Here's a brief quote from Sos the Rope by Piers Anthony: 'The surgeon placed flexible plastic panels under the skin of his belly and lower back, tough enough to halt the driven blade of a knife or sword.'"
(Bill Christensen 8/16/2011 6:35:36 PM)
|"The Fallout series games had subdermal implants one could obtain for their character. Not exactly bullet resistant transgenic skin, but functionally similar."
(MrDakka 11/30/2011 1:34:20 AM)
Get more information on Bulletproof Human Skin
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
Entire Planet Modeled In New MS Flight Sim
'CIC uses [it] to keep track of every bit of spatial information that it owns...'
FlyZoo Robot Hotel By Alibaba
'... hotels that specialized in non-human service.'
Implanted Memories Provide Songs To Birds
Finches can't tell the difference.
Robot Tuna Swims As Fast As Nature's Tuna
'With one fluid motion, it surged forward, plunged, and was gone.'
Shapeshifter Robot Is Comprised Of Cobots
'Its lines wavered, flowed, and then painfully reformed. For an interval, the device struggled with itself...'
Google Commits To Fighting Deepfakes
'The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time, subtly smoothing, deleting and coloring.'
China Accused Of Harvesting Organs From Unwanted Groups
'The death penalty was his immortality, and he would vote the death penalty for any crime at all.'
Osmiridium Sounds Like Science Fiction (But It's Not!)
I can't resist science-fictional elements. Especially when they're real.
When Will We See The First Space Hotel?
'The heart of it was a vast hexagonal structure of welded metal, ten miles across...'
SpaceX Starhopper Has Flash Gordon Style
SpaceX makes retro cool spacecraft.
Mindar The Robot Buddhist Priest Offers A Blessing
'Not working is the hardest work of all.'
Does Your Company Need A 'Chief Dreamer'?
As far as the future is concerned 'they're the only experts we have'.
Helios Modular Touch Screen Wall Lights
'The walls and ceiling bore an irregular spacing of illuminum tiles...'
Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
'The planes flew continuously, twenty-four hours a day...'
Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
'With a buzz... it started out on its journey.'
Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance.'
Capitalist Big Brother Co-Opts Regular Big Brother
'It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.'
A Floating Cosmodrome
'...a single perfectly level platform, which rose so high above the water that it was not splashed by the waves.'
First Artificial Memory Formed In Animals
'Is an extra-factual memory that convincing?' Quail asked.
Maintain Your Megastructure
Megastructures have repair robots, which have repair robots, ad infinitum.