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Old September 17 2012, 06:43 PM   #59
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Re: Why the lack of personal protection?

Tiberius wrote: View Post
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Against higher power weapons, they just don't work that well.
Military issue armor DOES, especially the stuff with the ceramic inserts.
It also weighs a ton.
23rd century armor materials wouldn't have that problem. Actually, if you buy the predictions of every sci-fi writer for the past twenty years, they'd probably be power-assisted and afford the user more mobility than he'd have in a speedo. That sort of technology would already be a necessary upgrade for space suits, which in addition to being incredibly heavy, are also stiff and hard to work with at full atmospheric pressure, and power-assisted limbs is about the only logical way to use a full-pressure suit that you don't have to be superman to use.
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