Monday, August 10, 2015

222. The Human Uplift Project

The human uplift project is a Cognite/exhuman cooperative attempt to take the lessons learned and techniques developed uplifting animals and apply them to humans. To make posthumans who would be to humans as humans were to pre-uplifted animals. How this would actually be done was a matter of long debate; animal uplifting processes always drew heavily from human examples. It was eventually decided that, in addition to greater overall intelligence, they should create a more powerful consciousness, in greater control of its faculties.

The endeavor is one of the greatest examples still new and dangerous field of unique psychosurgeries, the creation of new modes of thought not based on any direct, existing examples. The bulk of the successful work, admittedly, is still based on existing mental augmentations, modified to fit together into a greater whole.

Thus far, the human uplifting program's most applicable results has been a small suite of mental augmentations and permanent psychosurgical procedures. Individually they amount only to a little, but together synergistic effects do create an undeniable transcendent effect. The next step in the project will go beyond what can be done to existing minds, requiring that egos be made and raised with uplifting in mind.

Mechanics

Human uplifting is a mental augmentation [Expensive+]

Human uplifting grants the equivalent of the introspection cortex and endocrine control augmentations, as well as the eidetic memory, hyper linguist, math boost, and fast learner traits.

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