Geth

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The geth are actually software. Individual geth programs are only capable of "virtual intelligence", but when networked together they gain sapience. The programs can exist in various forms of hardware, ranging from stationary hubs that contain millions to various "mobile platforms" ranging from humanoid robot bodies to large [[mecha|mech]]s. In combat, geth humanoid platforms use projectile weapons, personal shields, personal cloaking devices, and sensor jamming. Geth starships use weaponry comparable to other ''Mass Effect'' civilizations.  Geth are adept at both hacking and resisting hacking attempts. A critically damaged geth platform will upload its software to a remote site, leaving the hardware to self destruct. If hacked, infected files are deleted and restored from backups.
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The geth are actually software. Individual geth programs are only capable of "virtual intelligence", but when networked together they gain sapience. The programs can exist in various forms of hardware, ranging from stationary hubs that contain millions to various "mobile platforms" ranging from humanoid robot bodies to large [[mecha|mech]]s. In combat, geth humanoid platforms use projectile weapons, personal shields, personal cloaking devices, and sensor jamming. Geth starships use weaponry comparable to other ''Mass Effect'' civilizations.
  
It takes over a thousand geth programs (or "runtimes", to use their terminology) to achieve sapience. Typical geth mobile platforms host about a hundred runtimes (although larger units called "primes" carry more), so it takes several geth platforms to support a fully functional artificial intelligence.
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Geth are adept at both hacking and resisting hacking attempts. A critically damaged geth platform will upload its software to a remote site, leaving the hardware to self destruct. If hacked, infected files are deleted and restored from backups. Geth programs may leave their hubs or platforms to try to infiltrate and seize control of enemy hardware.
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It takes over a thousand geth programs (or "runtimes", to use their terminology) to achieve sapience. Typical geth mobile platforms host about a hundred runtimes (although larger units called "primes" carry more), so it generally takes several geth platforms to support a fully functional artificial intelligence.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==

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