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"What I have in my stories is ethics. Ethics and morality are very different cups of tea. I adhere to a very strict rigor of personal ethics and I demand it of those around me as well."
- Harlan Ellison

Chiphead  
  A person whose organic brain has been effectively superseded by a firmware (integrated circuit or more advanced technology) device.  

This novel develops this concept much further than some of the earlier uses of similar terms. Unfortunately, I can't really describe the full flower of this concept without telling too much of the story.

[She] was a chiphead. The point is that the chiphead displayed no aggression toward you. Indeed, it behaved in such a way as to suggest that it would never have harmed you if you had not found the scars on the back of its head.
From Nanotime, by Bart Kosko.
Published by Avon Books in 1987
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Here's a related quote for the day "We're all made of meat and we do just what the equations of physics say we will do and no more."

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