We’d like to do some crowdsourcing for the miscellany in Codex – Chrome 2. The miscellany is called “Three Dozen Cyberware Glitches and Malfunctions.” Submissions need to be a single sentence, or 2-3 short sentences. By submitting here, you’re agreeing to let us use it (you’ll get a credit on the issue). We’re looking for evocative things; the purpose of the miscellany is to inspire the reader.
We need three pieces of information for each entry: 1) A name or origin and function of a piece of cyberware, 2) a fault, glitch, or malfunction particular to it, and 3) why that’s a problem (or possibly desirable).
Here are some examples:
“Gugonov Ltd’s Raptor X eyes are popular and well-supported. The company claims it’s a glitch and not by design that any unofficial repairs have a chance of causing nightvision mode to activate randomly, but also stresses that such servicing voids the warranty and should not be attempted.”
“Adachi-Nakamura implantable communicators are comparatively cheap and easy to install, but they are susceptible to a glitch in their wireless connections that leaves users hearing wifi signals. In some cities, this can be deafening.”
“Eideloid neural implants are marketed as allowing superhuman visual and auditory processing and recall, but that’s not why they’re famous. A simple hack turns them into an all-encompassing synesthetic trip on demand, with only a small chance of lasting damage.”