There is a myriad of high tech gadgetry and special stuff on-board the Andromeda. They are all fun!
Jacob Saltzman (sometimes spelled “Seltzman”) developed a machine which allows the transference of consciousness from one body to another.
The ultrasonic Social Conversion procedure was developed by formerly disharmonious Number 86 to quickly and efficiently modify the antisocial behavior of Unmutuals to conform to our normal standards of social operation, allowing them to become peaceful, cooperative members of the Village.
A reaction transmitter is small device used in conjunction with hypnosis to create a human tracking system.
Neuropharmacologist Number 14 invented and developed a machine which translates electrical impulses from REM sleep in sedated individuals into visual and audio signals, thus allowing observation of their dreams on a screen.
At times it is necessary to provide security to certain areas of the Village while maintaining the illusion of freedom of movement. For this reason, the forcefields were installed at the Town Hall and Administration.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles are for wimps! Proper prisoners steal Ships, Boats and Rafts.
Rovers, the Village Guardians, roam the Village and its outskirts as a constant reminder that there is no escape.
Standard meprobamate, developed by F.M. Berger and B.J. Ludwig under the name Miltown, is an anti-anxiety drug which balances the chemistry in the limbic system and thalamus.
Mytol is the trade name of one of over 1500 drugs synthesized from the benzodiazepine group after the discovery of substance Ro-5-0690
This procedure is used only in the most extreme cases of Cult of the Individual.
Speedlearn is a revolutionary educational technique involving a combination of courses designed by a mass education computer known as the General.
The underground control and administrative areas of the Village house many large computers which our staff rely on to interpret events and analyze Village behavior.
An electropass is a device which allows high-ranking Village personnel freedom of movement while Rovers are present.
Clones appear throughout the Village in different areas, from general laborers to special-case Prisoners and even as a Number 2. It is unclear what the procedure is for clone design.
Hypnosis provides a clean and simple way of managing the behavior of individual prisoners when an Infiltrator or Clone may not be practical because of time restraints.
The Village is equipped throughout with different methods of stunning and temporary paralysis.
The Babel Fish is small, yellow, leechlike and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brainwave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and the excreting telepathically a matrix from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals…
Deep Thought (no relation to Deep Throat although the very reverend Douglas Adams no doubt intended us to contemplate such an idea) was constructed by a race of pan dimensional mega beings as a supercomputer.
The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation is responsible for the development of the most popular range of domestic and industrial robots. The marketing division defines a robot as “Your plastic pal who’s fun to be with.”
This is the latest way of travelling through space without out the need for all that tedious jumping in and out of hyperspace. The principal of generating finite amounts of improbability are so bloody obvious that I wont go into them here.
The hunter-seeker is a deadly tool of assassins. The tiny floating tadpole-like machine is remotely controlled by an operator not far away from the lethal device.
Melange (me’lange also ma,lanj) n-s, origin uncertain (thought to derive from the ancient Terran Franzh): a. mixture of spice; b. spice of Arrakis (Dune) with geriatric properties first noted by Yanshuph Ashkoko, royal chemist in reign of Shakkad the Wise.
A stone burner is hands-down the most destructive weapon in the Dune universe, and maybe in all of sci-fi.
These asteroid sized space ships are the how most people and cargo are transported between the various planets, moons and systems of the Empire.
Ornithopters, or thopters as they are commonly referred to, are the most common small transport vessels in the Imperium. These ships are capable of carrying 6 passengers, 9 if the back seats are removed.
No respectable house leader or space craft would be caught without a shield. Shields are the most common protection measures in the Dune universe. They prevent any fast moving object from passing through their field. Shields function because of a Holtman field.