Viruses in Robots amd Cyborgs.
Eeyore is Glitchfolk, a robotic species scattered along the galaxy. He travels from star to star but mostly lives on Saturns’ moon Titan, in a large polar city crowded with bots, droids, and cyborgs alike. But with so many systems and networks interacting, just like The Web™ one can crash, freeze, or catch malware. Just like a virus to a human, a vits to a robot can limit functions, delete files, or just generally hurt them in some way. Eeyore has caught a specific virus named File.reactx103respond, more commonly known as “Lag Syndrome”. His reaction time slows drastically, and he becomes incredibly near sighted as he can only process so much information at once, which leads to exhaustion, for a robot this makes traveling and socializing very difficult.
Niike however is a cyborg, though despite have an organic body, years of programming and brainwashing puts him in the Network Capable category. He can learn programs and connect to a central networking systems just like an AI could. But being a cyborg isn’t just having mechnical parts, its being cybernetic in nature, and the level of that nature can be as high up as the mind or an organic creature.
When Niike catches a virus, its symptoms or Felt. Imagine not being able to process whats 5 feet in front of you, not hearing what someone says until 10 seconds later, having to move and speak so slowly because youre so exhausted. Your body overheats, using all of its engery to process information, like a computer would. exhaustion for organic creature can be fatal, and even painful.
A robot can only React to information. But organic creatures can feel information.