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Reproducing, living robots?

December 7, 2021

Xenobots are small blobs created from frog stem cells scientists first created in 2020. They’re not traditional robots—there’s no metal, and they’re tiny. Instead, xenobots are more like programmable organisms and can be used to clean up radioactive waste or plastics in oceans.

Scientists already knew that xenobots could move, work in groups, and self-heal. Now, xenobots can add reproduction to their arsenal of abilities.

In essence, the xenobots clump together many stem cells, and the bundle becomes a new xenobot. The process is shape-dependent, and, using artificial intelligence algorithms, scientists discovered that the best shape for the reproduction process is basically Pac-man.

Do you think there could be a future where crime syndicates use xenobots for super abilities?

The story centers on a new cop, fresh out of the academy. There’s a dangerous new serum on the black market, one that is highly addictive because of the physical enhancements it provides: Xenobots injected into the bloodstream.

Because they can heal, anyone with them in their blood can also heal faster. But, instead of super-fast healing from wounds, the criminals use them for training their bodies in the gym, gaining vast quantities of muscle in a short amount of time.

Wounds clot almost immediately, with the xenobots acting like super-platelets.

The government develops a one-time shot of xenobots, using the fact that they can reproduce, eliminating consistent injections. The new police officer volunteers for the experimental procedure, becoming the first super-soldier.

The criminals take xenobots at regular intervals throughout the day, much like Bane takes Venom in the DC Universe.

The new super-officer hits the ground running, compiling an impressive run of arrests and busts. But then, the criminals discover his identity and kidnap his mother.

He ditches the badge and goes rogue, fighting through the criminal underworld while looking for the hostage.

It would have the feel of a video game, with levels and regional bosses, until the final boss battle with the man who invented the xenobots in the first place. The developer looks like a typical scientist with his lab coat on, but we discover he’s super strong and fast when he takes it off.

The officer loses the fight until his old sergeant shows up with the rest of the force. In the end, they defeat the crime boss, and the hero gets his badge back.

Other books could have new local bosses, like The Punisher, and the second book could have the sergeant killed or captured. The officer takes it personally since the sergeant was like his father.

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