Modded Cortical Stack

A modified cort stack allowing more control by the user

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Description:

As designed, cortical stacks are very secure but not flexible in their uses. Various modifications can be performed, allowing greater usability at the risk of lowering security. A modded cortical stack allows the character control over their cortical stack functions, essentially giving them a flexible, extremely high density implanted memory bank. For an example of how this can be used, read the intro story in the rulebook (Sava had to have a modded stack). Modifying an extended cortical stack opens up even more possibilities.

There are two downsides for using a cortical stack in this manner. First, if the stack is used to store additional information the ego backup will be incomplete (effectively a beta or delta fork or vapor) or nonexistent. Second, allowing the character and/or muse to actively control the stack also opens the stack up to the possibility of being hacked if the muse or PAN is compromised.

Modifying a cortical stack in this manner doubles its cost. This is cumulative with costs for extended cortical stacks.

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Modded Cortical Stack

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