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Implant Nanodrugs for Ultra-Tech

GURPS Ultra-Tech presents cybernetic implants as meta-traits that bundle one or more advantages and disadvantages with appropriate enhancements and limitations, particularly Temporary Disadvantage (Electrical). The rules for creating ultra-tech drugs (p. B425) allow you to create drugs that grant advantages and disadvantages temporarily for the cost of a pill or injection.

Combine these two ideas, and you get drugs that create temporary cybernetic implants within a person's body. Most likely, this involves some kind of nanotechnology, and GURPS Bio-Tech gives us nanodrugs which work like conventional drugs but can do more and weirder things, so it's all kosher if you just look in enough books.

Here's a couple of implant nanodrugs to give you an idea what these things might look like.
Radio Pill (TL10) This nanodrug constructs a temporary Implant Radio (Ultra-Tech, p. 211) inside the user’s skull over the course of about 30 minutes. The radio has a range of one mile. Securi…

Space Patrol: Engineering Crewman Thomas ZL-7

Engineering Crewman Thomas ZL-7 200 points Thomas ZL-7 is a technical-model bioroid produced by the Genline Corporation. Following the standard period of training service on a number of starships, he attained his citizenship and enlisted in the Space Patrol. An accident on one of his first missions left him with a bionic arm and a commendation for conspicuous valor.

ZL-7 has the bland "average" appearance of stock Genline bioroid: light brown skin, short black hair, and grey eyes with a slight epicanthic fold. He is generally quite, focused, and slow to anger. His body chemistry does not react well to extensive or prolonged production of adrenaline, and many standard meds cause severe adverse reactions.

ST 13 [30]; DX 10 [0]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 10 [0].
Damage 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24 lbs.; HP 11 [0]; Will 12 [0]; Per 15 [10]; FP 10 [0].
Basic Speed 5.00 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0].
6'1"; 220 lbs.
Social BackgroundTL: 11.
CF: Federation (Native) [0].
Languages: Federation Standard (Nati…