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Any class of humanoid androids that are designed to interact with and perform as humanoids using a complex programming that allows for artificially created sentience.
- Creature Type: Construct (Robot)
- Homeworlds: None
- Also Found on: Ubiquitous
- Mechanical Identity: Bioreplicas may vary in many ways, but they all use the statistics and rules on Bioreplicas as presented in the d20 Future handbook.
Any category of humanoid android designed to interact with humans by way of their own artificial intelligence. Bioreplicas have been used in a variety of fields for the past 60 years, and are becoming quite commonplace.
While possessing a self supported intelligence, they do not have true sentience. As such, they are happy to fulfill their roles in society no matter how degrading they are, and have only possess attitudes of self interest or self preservation in regards to fulfilling that duty.
However, it is speculated that one could realistically create a bioreplica style android that was capable of true sentience. This has never been achieved, however.
Hermit is a label applied to any variety of android designed for the purpose of housing human memories or personalities. Hermits are still experimental, but the basic idea is that an individual could have his memories and personality encoded into a computer and have that computer installed in a realistic bioreplica. In function, they could place themselves within an android and continue living as they had before. There are many controversies around this idea, and several issues that have yet to be addressed.
Many feel the use of hermits is cheating death itself, and is wholly immoral. Furthermore, many in the scientific community claim hermits would not allow for one to extend his life indefinitely, but rather just create a highly specialized imposter that would no more extend one’s awareness of lifespan any more than hiring a skilled mimic to fill in for you after your death.
Wetware technology is a type of robotic technology that forgoes the traditional steel and microchips for flesh and blood. Using a synthetic flesh created through alchemy, scientists are able to create cells that match the cells of any given humanoid race in the galaxy down to a molecular level. This artificially created flesh can also be augmented to include tiny nanomachine colonies composed of similar material- microscopic processors no bigger than a ribosome that can attach to the mitochondria within each cell. Once attached, these colonies derive energy from the cells, and allow one to create a robotic being like any typical bioreplica, only that it is composed entirely of flesh and blood.
The replica gains power by eating and breathing like a living humanoid, and manages its complex functionality by orchestrating its functions through a computerized brain.
Wetware was originally invented as part of the cybernetics field, but has quickly been adopted by the robotics industry. Currently, there are no commercial model wetware bioreplicas, called “Adams” by members of the scientific community. However, there are many applications for such bioreplicas, ranging from the fields of medicine to entertainment.