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"I feel like I've been very fortunate in that I've stuck like a burr to the dog-leg of the next generation of nerdism. I've been carried into the XXIth century on Bill Gates' pants-cuff."
- William Gibson

Genejack  
  A genetically-modified human ideally created for menial work.  

From an in-game quote:

"My gift to industry is the genetically engineered worker, or Genejack. Specially designed for labor, the Genejack's muscles and nerves are ideal for his task, and the cerebral cortex has been atrophied so that he can desire nothing except to perform his duties. Tyranny, you say? How can you tyrannize someone who cannot feel pain?
-Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, "Essays on Mind and Matter"
Technovelgy from Alpha Centauri, by Sid Meier.
Published by Fraxis Games in 1999
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