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Jul 26, 2017 8:38 PM
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That's the thing, I don't know. They'd handle the Endbringers, probably, assuming it's in their power. They'd probably do something about mortality but give me six months to finish my notes and we can do that ourselves. They'd make everything prettier. But they also might, like, try to fix all the sexual immorality while fixing the accidental babies thing, or take a religion seriously, or something.

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Do I want to know what "fixing sexual immorality" looks like?
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If I knew that I could make better estimations of the tradeoffs. They don't do involuntary modifications of people but they don't understand things like coercion and would think 'change this person to only desire their spouse to fix the thing where humans betray their partners' would be super reasonable. Possibly also 'change these two people to love each other so their children can be raised by two loving parents'.

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If they understood consent properly it'd be fine. It mostly is fine among Elves because we're not terrible to one another. But here? Yeah.

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How does you being not terrible to one another make that okay?
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I mean, that is okay, if it's what someone makes the considered unpressured decision that they want. 

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If they don't understand coercion I can think of all kinds of ways naively adding something they understand to be love back into an otherwise failing relationship would be a disaster.
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Yes absolutely. I don't think those problems occur as much among Elves, which is why their inability to understand coercion is less of a problem.

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Not not a problem - I think it was part of what happened with my mom - but definitely less of one, yeah.

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What-all will Dragon be able to churn out if you give her the thing? (How is she supposed to wear it?)
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For biological people it needs to be in contact with skin. I changed that bit and it should work if it's adjacent to her server, possibly some tampering with plastic casing required. Everybody can have an eidetic memory and skip sleep and have the artifacts that let humans make artifacts. Mortality is six months of work away. Then in progress but less close to being finished are an opacity-to-precogs thing like yours, invulnerability to most kinds of physical damage modelled off Alexandria, and something that allows moving really really fast. The, uh, most obvious Endbringer solution being dragging them waaaay out into space.

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I'm not sure non-passive powers being more generally available is good.
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I mean, we can decide who we hand them out to. 

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They're stealable. Maybe implant versions? I have a few things in implant form.
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Yeah, we could do that.

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I mean, those are still stealable but harder to find and grosser to extract...
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And they're not if you've got the invulnerability one.

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Barring somebody who can bust through it or go around with a power, yeah.
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We'll have to design it really well but Rete's super useful for that.

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How does a magic implant get an Endbringer into space?
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I mean, it'll be fiendishly difficult to pull off, even Tinker-aided. But magic artifacts can give you telekinesis and if you give yourself hella telekinesis - more than Leviathan has -

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