Possible method to balance CBMs?


So this is how I see it CBMs work by receiving signals from the human brain telling it when to activate/turn off. they can interpret the signals from the brain because it is mapped and the CBM understands it’s architecture. Now lets say you mutate a tail. That’s going to change the mind a bit, for you to have feeling in the tail and to have any control over it and as you continue to mutate your mind becomes less and less human which in turn makes it harder for the CBM to properly interpret brain signals and then when you cross a threshold your mind is no longer human and thusly CBMs can no longer interpret any signals. CBMs will not stop mutations but start to become faulty as you mutate and on the extreme end the best case is the CBMs no longer work worst case a CBM could cause catastrophic damage for example the wired reflexes CBM could cause massive seizures because it is trying to send and interpet signals ment for a human brain/nervous system which is no longer compatible with your post-threshold brain/nervous system.

Or let me put it this way as a human your mind is a IBM compatible PC running DOS (DOS being the CBMs) and when you go Post-threshold you mind becomes a Mac but the CBMs are still running DOS it just doesn’t work.


I mean, that goes against established lore. Not just lore that’s discussed out of universe, but stuff you can find on the Lab Notes and see in action with the Bionic Zombies. Mutation takes into account foreign objects embedded in the body, which is why you get Shockers, Shocker Brutes, Bio-Operators…

This doesn’t make much sense either, IMO, because they’re still nervous signals. They still work the exact same way, though they’re a bit different.


Those are not mutants, those are Zombies.
There is not much of an established lore on how CBM’s and mutations interact for a “normal” human.


This doesn’t make much sense either, IMO, because they’re still nervous signals. They still work the exact same way, though they’re a bit different.

Just because it’s still a nervous signal doesn’t mean it will work. Just as Mac OS X code will not work within a Windows OS. While it is still computer code the methods of processing them are very different. with heavy mutations you are definitely rewiring the structure of your brain to a great extent to accommodate new physiology.

Is there somebody with neurological experience around? I would hate it if I was just talking out of my ass here.


As a biology major, I can assure you that “real-time cross-species genetic splicing via alien extra-dimensional goo” can work literally any way you describe. Because that has nothing to do with established science.


The question I posed is If the brain is significantly changed would neurological Signal “A” be interpreted the same as before?


Allow me to clarify something to make this a mostly moot discussion in the latter respect.

A CBM would work in a monkey. A cat. A dog. A whale. So long as the brain is as similar in function(which most brain parts are). A CBM will work on a mutation of just about any human mutant as well without much if any complication. Unless the mutant simply lacks a certain part of the brain entirely(brain damage?). Then it won’t matter at all, how mutated the person is.

While CBMs do not exist. The brain of most mammals do exist(despite my constant objection to this idea when I drive…:man_shrugging:). We have comparisons to a wide range of other animals to ourselves. So the real question would be. Why would humans make a CBM, DNA specific at all? This is of course rhetorical. Nobody making money off of them would do this. You would stuff one into just about anything and it would work. Never underestimate the power of greed.

Bio-electricity is the same in all beings. Electricity can change in size and shape/frequency. But anything so sophisticated as to be implanted generically into a wide range of humans could auto tune itself to just about any mammal. Insect and plant mutations…as long as you don’t change the brain. It should be functional. The mutation wouldn’t explicitly change the brain to make a physical change to something like skin or a leg or anything else. Like a person with 6 fingers on one hand. Your brain doesn’t change. You just learn to deal with another finger. Same signal FROM your brain. Just an extra digit.

The balance of a CBM system is still easier to go by frame size and to add modifiers of difficulty based upon mutations. As was mentioned here already. A toolkit in the hands when mutating into a paw/claw/tentacle etc… Would bork the toolkit. But apart from that. A limiting factor should also be like that getting zapped idea too. Too much crap in your body that conducts electricity can up the electric damage to fry you almost instantly. Most/more CBMs = higher the percentage of being captain crispy.

Another limiter is how many batteries should be allowed in your body. You can even argue hosting a CBM exo frame to house your batteries. Allowing more internal CBMs while being able to have batteries outside and swap-able. Humans have at this time in real life bionics that do this. A woman has an implant attached to her brain to allow her to see depth via lights. Which require external batteries.
Tattoo circuitry to make Tattoo digital time telling bionic(a standard digital watch). It runs off of blood flowing or heat depending on the method of choice, as the time device require almost no electricity to function. Programmable image tattoo. Same method as the watch for power and it can be programmed to change the capsule(like a tv pixel) under the skin to change in a specific order to show a different image.
Reference sake type into google:
Monash implant, vision implant onto the brain for vision, electronic sub-dermal tattoo. The tattoo variants don’t even require a brain. You can using a radio signal like wifi or bluetooth or something similar.


Yes, I’m 100% with you on this.


God dammit man!

grumbles about having a redxlaser15 CBM attached to me


I have no clue what you mean by all that.


Implied that you are 100% with me…attached to me…nm >_>

bad joke


Thank you for the clarification on this matter as I hate to spread misinformation/be misinformed.