Cybernetics are the culmination of centuries of work. The earliest experimentation on cybernetics began in the later haft of the 20th century. Functional organic and cybernetic organs and limbs however, did not come about until the 22nd century. The technology presented itself long before dermal regeneration and non-embryonic cloning existed. Thus the medical implications of such technology were considerable. However there are those who misuse this technology. With current 28th century technology and materials it is possible to augment the human body with cybernetics well beyond normal parameters. Government regulations currently allow legal augmentation of up to twice normal maximum human strength and speed. Although there are some who pay these laws no need, often seeking off-world cyberneticists or the "street surgeon".

The material from which medical and military grade cybernetics are made consists of either Krinn-6 or Synthetic Engineered Plastic (SEP) material. Krinn-6 is an engineered metal derived from natural Krinn, it's properties have been altered to achieve both light weight and durability. The SEP material used in cybernetics however costs somewhat more to produce than Krinn-6, and thus will increase the price by about 5%. SEP material is preferred over Krinn-6 due to the fact that it has no magnetic properties, allows for a greater degree of flexibility, and can withstand more stress.

Skull: The skull replacement is common in massive head injuries. The bone is replaced either in full or in sections as needed.
   Cost: $40,000
   Body Points: +50

Torso: The cybernetic chest and torso is a complex system encompassing all of the vital organs, in most cases all the organs are also replaced.
   Cost: $1600,000
   Body Points:
   Main body: +100
   Neck: +50

Arm: The cybernetic arm is one of the most commonly replaced limbs.
   Cost: $60,000
   Body Points: +50
   Base Strength: 25

Strength augmentations:

   15-40: $10,000 per point of strength
   41-100: $20,000 per point of strength
   100-200: $100,000 per point of strength, using hydro-gel.

* For a strength higher than 200 the surgeon will set the price.

Cybernetic Arms
Hand: The hand is another common cybernetic component.
   Cost: $20,000
   Body Point: +50

Leg: Legs are rarely replaced limbs due to current government regulations. Strict guidelines force patients to register with the government because with slight modifications the limbs can be made to perform many times that of human legs.
   Cost: $100,000
   Body Points:
   Leg: +100
   Foot: +50
   Base Speed: 20mph

Speed augmentations:    10-40 mph: $20,000 per mile per hour
   41-100 mph: $150,000 per mile per hour
   101-200 mph: $500,000 per mile per hour

Endoskeletal leg reinforcement

Cybernetically enhanced organs and bodily systems:

Eyes: Allows for normal vision and viewing of the visible light spectrum.
   Cost: $30,000

Heart: The cybernetic heart doesn't actually beat, it moves blood at a continuous rate, cycling the bloodstream through constant pressure. This allows the body to achieve a higher rate of nutrient absorption, metabolism, higher endurance, and a faster rate of natural regeneration. As a result the physical endurance is increased by 10.
   Cost: $24,000

Lungs: Cybernetic lungs enable the filtration of air for increased productivity. Cybernetic lungs are also capable of automatic air intake, which allows the user to inhale massive amounts of air at an accerated pace, saving the body the need to expend energy for breathing, and thus enabling increased oxygen capturing and regulation throughout the body. The user is also able to hold their breath for extended periods of time, up to 4 minutes without strain.
   Cost: $30,000

Digestive system: The cybernetic digestive system is able to breakdown food more efficiently than an organic system and thus reduces the need to eat as often.
   Cost: $8,000

Other Organs: There are several other organs and systems that have cybernetic counterparts, such as the circulatory system, the liver, and kidneys. Virtually everything within the body has been redesigned and engineered into cybernetics. Their cost however are all under $2,000 and complete systems can be assembled for under $60,000 that include every organ and system in the human body.

Cybernetic Eye

Endoskeleton reinforcement: As the strength of cybernetics are increased, the stress on the body and skeletal frame also increases. There are three levels of reinforcement available.

Level one: Standard medical reinforcement. Supports the stress levels of up to twice the strength and speed of a normal human.
   Cost: $100,000

Level two: Advanced medical reinforcement. This procedure is normally reserved for military personnel or acquired illegally. Supports the stress levels of up to ten times the normal strength and speed of a normal human.
   Cost: $200,000

Level three: Completely illegal skeletal reinforcement. Specially engineered materials are used to reinforce the skeleton and allow it to withstand somewhere near one hundred times normal human stress levels.
   Cost: $1,500,000

Endoskeletal arm reinforcement

Armoring: Cybernetics can be armored and strengthened in several ways. Firstly, the construction materials can be strengthened and improved before they are implanted or attached. Armored layers may also be added to existing cybernetics.

Level one armoring: Components are increased in durability by 50% thus increasing overall armor points by 50%.
   Cost: $50,000 per component

Level two armoring: Components are increased in durability by 100% thus increasing overall armor points by 100%.
   Cost: $100,000 per component

Level three armoring: Components are increased in durability by 200% thus increasing overall armor points by 200%.
   Cost: $500,000 per component

Level four armoring: Components are increased in durability by 500% thus increasing overall armor points by 500%.
   Cost: $1,000,000 per component

Additional Components:

Telescopic vision: Enables magnification of normal vision up to 800x.
   Cost: $6,000

Infrared Vision: This feature allows for viewing of the infra red light spectrum. Thus allowing for the user to view radiation created from heat.
   Range: 500 ft.
   Cost: $20,000

Ultra Violet Vision: This feature allows for viewing of the normally invisible ultra-violet light spectrum. Many lasers and sensitive security systems use Ultra-Violet.
   Range: 500 ft.
   Cost: $16,000

Night Vision: Night vision works by simply magnifying all available light to allow for better vision.
   Range: 500 ft.
   Cost: $8,000

Fusion Core: State of the art 800 KWatt heavy water fusion core located in the main body. Equip with an anti-fusion rupture safety device. The fusion core eliminates the need to eat food for energy, and provides infinite physical endurance.
   Cost: $32,000,000

Motion Scanner: This feature enables tracking of motion. Through the use of air vibrations, and sound and light fluctuations. This system only tracks the direction of movement r presence there of. It can not determine size and speed. 50 ft radius.
   Cost: $40,000

Bio-Scanner: Through the uses of various scanners this system can identify and determine the health status of a living organism.
   Cost: $20,000

Radio Communications: This feature allows the receiving and transmitting of radio waves. 72 mile radius.
   Cost: $8,000

Sat-Link: This enables up link with orbital satellites. Allows for utilization GPS systems and increased transmition range.
   Cost: $160,000

Vid-Link: Allows for telephone and Vid-phone communications through the use of a Sat-Link. The recipient of of a video signal will receive whatever still image the user wishes to display, however the user will see the standard vid-screen superimposed on their normal field of vision.
   Cost: $68,000

Enhanced Audio system: Allows for increased audio perception capabilities. Including variable frequency modulator to allow for hearing of inaudible sound.
   Cost: $20,000

Audio Recorder: Allows for digital recording of up to 50 hours of Audio.
   Cost: $4,000

Video Eye: The useric eye houses a digital video recorder which allows for up to 100 hours of video.
   Cost: $10,000

Audio/Video Analyzer: Allows for analysation of recorded audio and video with such features as image zoom and sound isolation, however requires an Audio recorder and Video recorder.
   Cost: $40,000

Data-Base: The user has access to a large range of information. Including all public records, history, and all other encyclopedic information.
   Requires Sat-Link.
   Cost: $100,000

Target Eye: Allows for precision targeting of both moving and still objects. A cross hair target keyed to the position of weapon is superimposed over normal field of vision. One may be purchased for each hand and allow for tracking of multiple targets through the use of the Red and Blue Targeting system.
   +4 to strike.
   Cost: $120,000

Hover unit: Allows for low level flight (50 ft and less) at speeds of up to 50 mph.
   Cost: $250,000

Jet-propulsion: Allows for high level flight (Above 50 ft) at speeds of 250 mph.
   Cost: $450,000

Force Field: User is capable of producing a light particle force field. Field is environmental providing 1200 AP, the field generation array unit however is unable to utilize regeneration due to it's solid particle field projection system.
   Cost: $1,000,000

Hidden Compartments:
Type one: Small compartment (1 ft by 1 ft) is place some where in the
   body. This compartment is opened manually. Receives 2 compartments.
Type two: Small compartment (1 ft by 1 ft) is place some where in the
   body. This compartment is automated by neuro-response.
   Cost: $4,000

Hidden compartment

Manipulator Arm: Small retractable arm located in the lower torso houses an array of tools, devices, electronic interfaces, and other equipment needed for delicate work.
   Cost: $40,000

Nuclear Failsafe: A 5 kiloton warhead, approx. the size of a small football is housed in the main body to be used in the ultimate emergency. System can be keyed to thought, or automated at loss of life. Damage: everything in one mile radius is incinerated, and for five miles outside the first mile all will suffer 100,000 damage.
   Cost: $50,000,000

Copyright © 2008 Charles Bird.