The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 82
Chapter 82 Intracranial Transmission Technology
Inside the laboratory, Otto was holding the wire-covered helmet and wore it on his head.
Before activating the equipment, Otto explained, “This Intracranial Transmission Helmet consists of a signal gatherer and a signal processing chip. According to my research, this technology theoretically is completed. However, during the actual operation, the signal would be obstructed for some unknown reason after a little while of stable transmission, and the action you want to complete will immediately deform and fail.”
After saying that, Otto activated the equipment with a grim expression.
Subsequently, something magical happened.
The mechanical arms on the workbench began nimbly moving. It swiftly completed rock-paper-scissors thrice and made the fingers dance.
After the fingers danced for a minute, Otto suddenly shouted, “Look carefully, I can feel the nerve signals are getting unstable.”
As soon as he said that, the dancing fingers’ movements became somewhat deformed.
The finger dancing required a more complex processed signal, and after a while, the movements utterly failed to be done.
Otto stopped the fingers dancing and instructed the mechanical arms to grab a mug on the workbench. But the initially nimble arms right now required a considerable amount of effort just to grab a mug.
As the mechanical arms grabbed the mug’s handle, it began to tremble and it trembled more and more.
Pak! The mug imprinted with the logo of New York University cracked into pieces as it dropped from the gap between the mechanical arms’ fingers.
Meanwhile, Otto revealed a disappointed expression and then wanted to raise his hand and press the button by his neck. However, the first time he actually missed it before succeeding the second time.
As the button was pressed, the helmet automatically fell off. Otto staggered a few steps forward before being skillfully held by Peter who was by the side.
“Peter, I’m fine. It’s fine!” An instant just went by and Otto had recovered. He shook his head in disappointment, “As expected, the test failed again.”
“Dr. Octavius, the moment you removed the helmet, why did you suddenly stagger? Does using the helmet consumed a large amount of mental strength or stamina?” Leo’s eyes were keen as he noticed Otto’s anomaly just now.
“This is another problem that I don’t understand.” Caressing his forehead, Otto was slightly irritated. “When wearing the helmet, it doesn’t consume much mental strength, not to mention stamina. While having the helmet on, I feel alright. A while after I removed the helmet, I also felt alright. It was during the instant I removed the helmet, I was a bit disoriented. However, I’m temporarily unable to understand why this happened and have no solutions to it. All of these require further research but my research had stopped for more than a week…” Otto scratched his bald head full of irksome as if recalling something annoying and stomped his foot fiercely.
“Calm down, Dr. Octavius. Calm down!” Peter urged Otto. “Mr. Erwin is right here, he can provide funding for us. Our research project will be carried on.” Peter was both persuading Otto and subtly reminding him to pay attention to his image to avoid Leo’s revulsion.
Finally, Otto managed to react and hurriedly smiled at Leo in embarrassment.
Leo didn’t mind Otto’s maniacal acts because there was a saying, that one can’t reach the extreme without obsession.
Instead, Leo was more concerned about Intracranial Transmission Technology.
He recalled many iterations of Doc Ock from his past life. The main reason Otto was villainized was that the tentacles controlled him.
According to Otto’s anomaly during the demonstration, Leo knew the nerve signal sensing helmet must have a problem. Perhaps it really affected the user’s brain.
However, Leo refused to believe this helmet had its own consciousness because granting life to machinery was a complex matter.
Leo didn’t believe Otto could do this.
Thus, Leo wanted to analyze the helmet individually, checking whether the system could analyze the real reason.
But the Mechanic System was somewhat insufficiently intelligent. If Leo wanted to analyze the helmet alone, he needed to remove the outermost layer of the helmet.
Hence, Leo asked, “Dr. Octaviuis, do you mind me disassembling the helmet to examine it separately?”
“I don’t mind, feel free.”
Otto was unaware of what Leo was examining, albeit he didn’t stop him. At most the helmet would be wrecked by Leo, Otto could spend some time repairing it. He failed to control his emotions just now. Thus, to coax Leo, Otto allowed Leo to do whatever he wished as Otto feared he left a wrong impression on Leo’s heart.
Therefore, Leo removed the helmet’s messy wires to isolate it and used the equipment on the workbench, pretending to test the helmet.
In secret, however, Leo was simultaneously using “Mechanical Force Analysis” and “Mechanical Force – Insight” on the helmet. Under the special Mechanical Force vision, the helmet flashed with a shimmering mysterious faint light as if nerve signals were transmitted.
【Discover analyzable target, “Intracranial Transmission Helmet”. Begin analyzing?】
【Confirmed, begin analyzing.】
Ten seconds later, Leo had determined the amount of time required for the helmet.
45 minutes and 36 seconds!
The time needed to analyze the helmet was almost half of the total time to analyze the Neural Arms. Evidently, the helmet was the core technology of the Neural Arms. This made Leo even more curious about this technology.
Therefore, with thick skin, Leo lowered his head to ‘examine’ the helmet for almost forty minutes until the 【Analysis complete】notification popped up.
Otto was utmost familiar with the laboratory’s equipment and he had seen through Leo’s so-called examination that it was just useless work. Even Peter had seen it through.
However, both of them didn’t point this out, letting Leo mess around. As long as the sugar daddy was happy, everything was fine.
The even more bored Bucky somehow unearthed a deck of poker from a corner of the laboratory and began playing with Otto and Peter the poker game he used to play from his age.
In the beginning, Otto and Peter had turned down Bucky but seeing Leo was engrossed in examining, they agreed to play with Bucky.
It would be a lie if they weren’t having any fun at all.
After Leo completed analyzing the helmet, the trio’s laughs and complaints echoed through the entire laboratory.
Twitching his lips, Leo ignored the playful trio and swiftly checked the system notifications.
【Analysis complete. Gained blueprint, “Intracranial Transmission Helmet”, “Intracranial Processing Chip”, “Intracranial Acquisition Module ”. Gained knowledge, “Intracranial Transmission Technology”.】
【Intracranial Transmission Helmet: Developed by Dr. Octavius. A high-tech helmet that gathers nerve signals and converts them into programmable electrical signals with a transmission time of less than one nanosecond which is extremely fast. However, long-term usage may cause cognitive disorders in the nervous system.】
【Note 1: Long-term usage of this technology will cause extreme detrimental effects. Various potential negative effects are as follows:
Short-term memory loss——20.4%
Long-term memory loss——31.3%
【Note 2: Basic spirit resisting talent can reduce the side effects by 30%; Intermediate spirit resisting talent can reduce the side effects by 70%; Advanced or above spirit resisting talent can be immune to every side effect.】
【Note 3: The stronger the mental strength, the easier it is to notice the underlying problem of the helmet.】
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