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Medical Report – Visual analysis of Drifter physiology and cybernetics

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Mizhir
New Order Outreach Division
CODE.
#1 - 2015-04-13 19:49:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhir
Anslo Tetua, Mizhir Starsurge, Kybernetes Moros, Kalo Askold

Abstract
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Drifter physiology bears striking similarities to Jove physiology. However, no analysis of the Drifters has been executed since their initial sightings. The single mindedness of completing tasks the Drifters exhibit is a contrast compared to what is known of Jove behavior. Extreme levels of implantation, lack of communication to Empire or Independent entities, action with purpose, and physical similarities to the Jove hint toward an intelligent entity with questionable intentions.

Physical and behavioral differences are significant enough to warrant comparative analysis between the two entities in order to further understand their nature and determine their capabilities.

Please note that the following is based on previously known information regarding basic cybernetics, human biology, and biotechnological enhancement techniques. This analysis is based on visual material cannot be tested without a Drifter corpse. As previously stated, I strongly urge leadership to begin undertaking efforts to acquire one Drifter Corpse as quickly as possible.

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Overall Theory
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It is impossible to verify the absolute accuracy of these educated guesses without the body of one of these entities. However, given what we can see of them, combined with the intelligence provided by researchers under the employment of Overload Everything, I theorize the following:

The entities known as the Drifters are not an original or unique/new being. While many have drawn a similarity between them and Joves, there are too many physiological differences to justify this correlation. However, when we introduce the original Sleeper race into the mix, and compare physiology from there, we get somewhere that may likely be closer to the truth. Should the Sleeper infomorphs require new bodies for whatever their purpose may be, it stands to reason that they would utilize the bodies immediately available to them in Anoikis (within the Enclaves). In order to fully control these bodies for their purposes, key sections of the brain are replaced to ease visual and sensory feedback translation into an infomorph not used to physical stimulus.

Furthermore, if the infomorphs obtained these bodies from the Sleeper stasis chambers within Anoikis, major implantation and replacement would be required in order for the pilots to control their vessels in a way that capsuleers do, without removing the implants that make them what they are and allow them to act as a vessel for the foreign infomorph. The exosuit, combined with key implantation for stimulus processing, may allow the entities to both be Sleeper in origin, keep their implants intact, while being controlled by a foreign infomorph and being able to control a vessel in a capsuleer like fashion.

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Makoto Priano
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#2 - 2015-04-13 20:00:57 UTC
Having had a preview of the document, all I can say is this: an excellent and thorough treatment of the subject, given our limited data at present. If any of us should happen to retrieve the intact corpse of a Vigilant Tyrannos pilot, we should deliver it to these researchers for analysis.

I wonder. Researchers: do you think this is technology we would benefit from reverse engineering, provided we can acquire intact examples? Or are these pilots more drones than independent capsuleers? That's to say, is this infrastructure something that could be adapted to use by capsuleer infomorphs, or is the implant infrastructure too foreign to be adapted to our needs?

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Synthetic Cultist
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#3 - 2015-04-13 20:07:18 UTC
Extreme Caution must be Employed, should an Intact or Living Tyrannos pilot be Retrieved.

There is a Strong possibility that They would be Loaded with Offensive Software, that could be Used to Subvert any Information systems they come into contact with.

Synthia 1, Empress of Kaztropol.

It is Written.

Mizhir
New Order Outreach Division
CODE.
#4 - 2015-04-13 20:14:10 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:
Having had a preview of the document, all I can say is this: an excellent and thorough treatment of the subject, given our limited data at present. If any of us should happen to retrieve the intact corpse of a Vigilant Tyrannos pilot, we should deliver it to these researchers for analysis.


Yes, we are definitely in a dire need of samples to work with. However it appear that the drifters have installed a mechanism to prevent us from securing one of their bodies.

Makoto Priano wrote:
I wonder. Researchers: do you think this is technology we would benefit from reverse engineering, provided we can acquire intact examples? Or are these pilots more drones than independent capsuleers? That's to say, is this infrastructure something that could be adapted to use by capsuleer infomorphs, or is the implant infrastructure too foreign to be adapted to our needs?


It is hard to tell without having actual samples to work with. Atleast from a medical point of view. As the neurology specialist on the team I have still many unanswered questions that can only be answered through a troughout analysis of the brain and cybernetics. However we may be able to make some assumptions based on their behaviour. On one side the drifters appear to have a tactical comprehension and execution that extends beyond what we have seen among sleeper AIs and even most pirate vessels. But on the other side the monotonous and repetitive patterns seen at the way the drifters operate can suggest that they are controlled by another entity. In both cases I feel safe to assume that we are dealing with some highly advanced technology that may extend beyond the Jovian technology we are used to, which can make it a difficult task to analyse and reverse engineer the technology. They are certainly not keen on sharing whatever secrets they have which makes them a high threat.

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Jennifer Starfall
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#5 - 2015-04-13 20:17:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Jennifer Starfall
Thank you, Dr. Tetua, Dr. Starsurge, Mr. Moros, and Ms. Askold. This research is exactly the kind that has been needed since the Drifters first appeared. While it does not answer every question, and even raises some additional ones, the report shows a clear adherence to good scientific and research methodologies and gives a much needed insight into the nature of the Drifters.

We hope that this research will provide a launching point for additional research into the Drifters, both on the part of the original researches of this analysis and other researchers.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Repracor Industries to extend an offer to assist in continued research of the Drifters. Please contact me if there's anything we can do. As this report shows, coordinated research efforts are much more effective and efficient than solo research efforts.

Well done.

Jennifer Starfall

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Mizhir
New Order Outreach Division
CODE.
#6 - 2015-04-13 20:18:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhir
Synthetic Cultist wrote:
Extreme Caution must be Employed, should an Intact or Living Tyrannos pilot be Retrieved.

There is a Strong possibility that They would be Loaded with Offensive Software, that could be Used to Subvert any Information systems they come into contact with.


We would certainly use an isolated system to analyse the cybernetics. My field, however, is centered towards the targeted areas in the brain down to individual synapse level. For analysis of the cybernetics themselves we would need a highly specialised cybernetic team.

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Jaret Victorian
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#7 - 2015-04-13 20:50:43 UTC
What a great study, I applaud your work!

Makoto Priano wrote:

I wonder. Researchers: do you think this is technology we would benefit from reverse engineering, provided we can acquire intact examples? Or are these pilots more drones than independent capsuleers? That's to say, is this infrastructure something that could be adapted to use by capsuleer infomorphs, or is the implant infrastructure too foreign to be adapted to our needs?

I'd say that, given that their body is heavily augmented, from the looks of it, they are more drones than individuals. Of course to be certain we will have to capture a living Drifter, which is, unfortunately, unlikely.

But if I come across a corpse, I know who to deliver it to.
Aurora Morgan
Chrysos Aigis
Vengeful Seraph
#8 - 2015-04-13 21:04:17 UTC
I would like to give you my most sincere thank you for the report, I am very impressed with how much data you have managed to collect from just the visuals.

The conclusions seem scary, but I need more time to fully comprehend and intern the possibilities of what you are proposing.
Haria Haritimado
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#9 - 2015-04-13 21:21:19 UTC
I would like to express my thanks and respect to the research team. The findings are very imperative for further thoughts and - especially - focused ambitions to obtain empirical data. An inspiring undertaking.

H. Haritimado
Pieter Tuulinen
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#10 - 2015-04-13 21:32:29 UTC
I do not enjoy the direction this is heading in. In order to remain competetive we may find ourselves having to shed the meat to a large extent and, personally, I enjoy the meat.

For the first time since I started the conversation, he looks me dead in the eye. In his gaze are steel jackhammers, quiet vengeance, a hundred thousand orbital bombs frozen in still life.

Markus Error
Her Majesty's Crown Corporation
#11 - 2015-04-13 21:44:32 UTC
Hrm.

They do indeed retain tactical sense better than most AIs or pirates... and yet they would seem either extraordinarily dedicated to their tasks, or are under the control of another entity -as noted previously.

This draws disturibing parallells to Sansha's Nation True Slaves - they retain their knowledge and competence in most tasks, yet are unfailingly loyal to their masters, yes? Perhaps the Drifters are similar?

This is entirely conjecture, however - it's possible they act in this manner to mislead us. Perhaps they're exrraordinarily dedicated. Or perhaps they're playing mind games. Who knows?

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Aelisha
Achura-Waschi Exchange
Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#12 - 2015-04-13 21:47:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Aelisha
Thank you to the research team that put this work together, very well done. There is much we still don;t know about this assumed post-human threat and the continued violation of national borders by these so-called Drifters, as well as the long-hidden duplicity of the Jovian race, are dire portents that must be acted on in precisely this manner.

Calm, collected analysis is required to determine cost-effective means of combating this threat and gaining a measure of control over their appearance in our space. Knowledge of their bodies is a step in the right direction, for one day it might not be just space in which these creatures pose a threat. Their bodies, minds, weapons and ships are all need to know, now and no later.

Should the DED or national governments have additional information on these creatures, release to the public in the manner shown by the benevolent and wise actions of the authors of the titular document is the only answer. Capsuleer free captains represent the only realistic resistance to a post-human threat. Inform us, allow us to do what needs to be done, so that the core empires may maintain their status quo so as not to compromise the lives of the defenceless baseliners that populate them.

We can shoulder the burden if information is shared. It is because of our fractiouness, our competition, that we are suitable for this task. We have no status quo to preserve, and the authors of this document have shown that the chaotic nature of free capsuleers may turn up as much good as it can destruction. Additional measures to emancipate us from CONCORD influence and release critical tactical information on known threats to the empyrean community are no longer liberal dreams, but critical requirements to ensure our efficacy against post-human threats.

Once more I applaud the authors for striking a blow against the primary defence of our enemy, their veil of mystery.

CEO of the Achura-Waschi Exchange

Intaki Reborn

Independent Capsuleer

Synthetic Cultist
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#13 - 2015-04-13 21:57:33 UTC
Perspective Question.

Perhaps these Drifter pilots are not Humans enhanced by Implants.

Perhaps the Drifter Implants are Enhanced by the human Brain.


That is:
A Capsuleer is a Human, that does the Thinking, using Implants to enhance their Ability.

Perhaps:
A Drifter is a Ship, that does the Thinking, using a Tyrannos Human Brain, to enhance it's Ability.

Synthia 1, Empress of Kaztropol.

It is Written.

Mizhir
New Order Outreach Division
CODE.
#14 - 2015-04-13 21:59:56 UTC
Markus Error wrote:
Hrm.

They do indeed retain tactical sense better than most AIs or pirates... and yet they would seem either extraordinarily dedicated to their tasks, or are under the control of another entity -as noted previously.

This draws disturibing parallells to Sansha's Nation True Slaves - they retain their knowledge and competence in most tasks, yet are unfailingly loyal to their masters, yes? Perhaps the Drifters are similar?

This is entirely conjecture, however - it's possible they act in this manner to mislead us. Perhaps they're exrraordinarily dedicated. Or perhaps they're playing mind games. Who knows?


There could definitely be drawn some parrallels between them and Sansha nation. My theory is that they operate under a certain degree of free will, which allows them to retain their flexibility and advanced executive functions, but their motivations, goals and reward center is heavily influence which effectively puts a firm grib on them without hindering their abilities. Much like the Sansha nation, but in a more sophisticated and effective manner.

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Mizhir
New Order Outreach Division
CODE.
#15 - 2015-04-13 22:07:25 UTC
Aelisha wrote:

Should the DED or national governments have additional information on these creatures, release to the public in the manner shown by the benevolent and wise actions of the authors of the titular document is the only answer. Capsuleer free captains represent the only realistic resistance to a post-human threat. Inform us, allow us to do what needs to be done, so that the core empires may maintain their status quo so as not to compromise the lives of the defenceless baseliners that populate them.


I have little to none faith in the Empires in this situation. As reported here they are already attempting to weaponise elements from the battleships in order to combat each other. But maybe they will surprise us and unite against this emergent threat.

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Mizhir
New Order Outreach Division
CODE.
#16 - 2015-04-13 22:15:14 UTC
Synthetic Cultist wrote:
Perspective Question.

Perhaps these Drifter pilots are not Humans enhanced by Implants.

Perhaps the Drifter Implants are Enhanced by the human Brain.


That is:
A Capsuleer is a Human, that does the Thinking, using Implants to enhance their Ability.

Perhaps:
A Drifter is a Ship, that does the Thinking, using a Tyrannos Human Brain, to enhance it's Ability.


Some good points there. I am definitely sure that these drifters are even furthere dimishing the difference between man and machine.

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Jaret Victorian
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#17 - 2015-04-13 22:51:22 UTC
So, having read all the proposals I came up with... more questions, basically. About their culture this time (that is if they have one).

So it's more like a preliminary analysis because all we have is a visual data. Could they be controlled by Sanshas? Sure, why not. Could they be drones and not individuals? Why then they have a human-like appearance? Mindgames to trick us?

Then someone knows how to trick us, humans. That'd mean that this someone had to blend in with us and study us without being noticed. And have a great amount of power.

Sansha comes to mind, again, who else - I don't know.

Plus, they ignore all our attempts to communicate, they just throw more ships and bodies in when they get shot. That means that they don't care for/about their lives. I can't possibly imagine a culture where your life doesn't mean anything to you.

Unless you don't have a free will, or they are brainwashed.

Now, I am not an expert in biology, but considering that they snatch capsuleer corpses I dread a possibility of facing our former selves in the future.
Sinjin Mokk
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2015-04-13 23:44:26 UTC
First, I would like to congratulate the team responsible for this article. Your dedication is commendable, even if your conclusions are worrisome.



Mizhir wrote:
Synthetic Cultist wrote:
Extreme Caution must be Employed, should an Intact or Living Tyrannos pilot be Retrieved.

There is a Strong possibility that They would be Loaded with Offensive Software, that could be Used to Subvert any Information systems they come into contact with.


We would certainly use an isolated system to analyse the cybernetics. My field, however, is centered towards the targeted areas in the brain down to individual synapse level. For analysis of the cybernetics themselves we would need a highly specialised cybernetic team.



Agreed. I would like to see what you've discovered regarding their cybernetic capabilities. Should a team such as the one mentioned above be assembled, I would very much like to be a part of it.

Well done. This is the kind of work we should be engaging in for the benefit of us as a species.



"Angels live, they never die, Apart from us, behind the sky. They're fading souls who've turned to ice, So ashen white in paradise."

Xindi Kraid
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#19 - 2015-04-14 02:43:11 UTC
Has anyone investigated possible Takmahl connections? We know from archaeological digs they possessed advanced cybernetics technology, and the Sleepers, at least, seem to have been gathering technology from across New Eden. Of course, if you want a tinfoil hat theory, the Takmahl MAY still be out there somewhere hidden like the Sleepers were.


The thing that interest me the most, though is given our knowledge of ancient technologies and contemporary Jove, the ships personnel the Drifters use, seem to indicate disparate origins. Are the ancient races not as extinct as we once believed and are working together? Are we wholly mistaken about their tech levels and specialties, or is someone salvaging old tech and combining it?


Given the knowledge available, I have begun to believe that the Jove Observatories are Second Jove Empire, and it's possible the ancient races all stemmed from said empire whether as a part or allied with them, and went their separate ways when the empire fell (we know the Jove moved to a different region, as did the Sleepers, likely with Talocan help). It could be, someone is trying to revive the Second Jove Empire
Vizage
Capital Allied Industrial Distribution
#20 - 2015-04-14 03:15:35 UTC
This is very interesting work. I look forward to reading more on it. Time permitting.

-K. Amsel
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