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Pod Pilots - Immortal but only in their pods?

Qvar Dar'Zanar
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#21 - 2012-06-05 18:22:30 UTC
Roga Dracor wrote:
Sage Revinour wrote:

The first book, The Empyrean Age, contradicts this. Just look at the story woven around the Merchant (was that his nickname)? He died outside pod often and was re-juiced in a new clone.

The Broker is a special case and a special individual. It is posited by some that he may be a Sleeper, or a Jovian who has mastered infomorph technology..

He is more akin (I think) to the Caldari who uploaded himself into his own computer, only he seems to have the ability to move between mediums at will. And may have multiple clones active simultaneously. I have often wondered if Sansha has embarked on a similar path..

Maybe he didn't but... If you look at the very last chapter of the Templar One, you will notice that it's marked as a Sansha POV chapter. Yes, the one where unidentified troops find the Broker tech...
David Toviyah
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#22 - 2012-06-18 10:09:25 UTC
The manga “Akumetsu” also features cloning technology and there they have access to some nifty headgear that, upon death, destroys the brain (the entire head, actually) and sends the clone’s memories to a cloning facility where they can be inserted into a new clone. So maybe for EVE it is just a matter of time until they can also fit the brainscanning tech into a helmet or the like :p
Qvar Dar'Zanar
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#23 - 2012-06-18 11:12:12 UTC
Dusters do have their braiscanning tech plugged into their heads.
Zenko Incorporated
#24 - 2012-06-19 09:32:16 UTC
In EVE's setting, the technology to take the brain scan does potentially exist in portable format. The problem is to decide what signals to use to trigger it. False positives would fry the brain and leave behind healthy bodies (consciousness would transfer alright, but it might get slightly disturbing after a while - as well as expensive). Failing to detect death in time would, on the other hand, possibly lead into insanity, as the subject would remember dying. The scan must, therefore, be done just in time. The capsule solves this, as when the structure (pressure container?) of the capsule is breached, there's no chance of survival any more. (And just to be sure, the capsule kills the occupant right after the brain is scanned.)
Viktor Fyretracker
Emminent Terraforming
#25 - 2012-06-21 16:26:29 UTC
I figure if someone broke into the captains quarters when they knew a pilot was docking and blasted them in the head just as they stepped out of the pod it would be game over.

EVE is like swimming on a beach in shark infested waters,  There is however a catch...  The EVE Beach you also have to wonder which fellow swimmer will try and eat you before the sharks.

The United Peoples of Synth
#26 - 2012-06-25 01:02:09 UTC
In regard to the Broker, nothing I have read indicates that the Prime individual gets any of the memories of any of his copies which die, be they in a pod or not. They are simply one-off copies with a specific task to undertake, the Prime individual is the only mind that gets transferred at death or clone jump.
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