Mirage_GSM wrote:Also, why would you neat to "control" an artificail heart?
It's not like you can control your natural one in any way.
You may not realize it, but your brain subconsciously controls every part of your body; even simple things, like fingernails and corneal muscle contraction (that's your pupils, by the way). A heart would most certainly require neuropozyne.
I clarify my earlier statement to "in any conscious way".
Yes, the heart is a muscle and as such receives impulses from the brain. However you do not need to consciously control these impulses, so any regulation can be done by a computer.
We do have working artificial hearts today.
We do not have working brain interfaces today (at least not the kind that require an implanted chip in the brain)
As for physically feeling with artificial limbs... Yes, that would be an improvement over most current prosthetics (though I think there are some that allow that in a rudimentary way), but I'm not sure this improvement would be worth lifelong addiction to drugs with lethal consequences of withdrawal.
I'd choose a perfectly fine "normal" prosthetic without touch any time.
And no, I haven't played it, but for the arguments I'm making I don't need to. I am comparing a fictional technology to reality, and come to the conclusion that reality works differently.
The programers of DE probably had their reasons for introducing the drug - maybe as a plot element, maybe as a means of limiting the amounts of upgrades a player can get (Shadowrun uses a mechanic for this purpse), maybe both.
I'm not saying this makes DE a bad game. From what I hear it is anything but, and I have no problems with scenarios that deviate from the normal way physics work, as long as they deviate consistently.