Of every technology that has infiltrated and changed the
modern world, the most quintessential piece is undoubtedly
the personal computer system. It was the part of the
post-Information Age that the average person was most
directly exposed to--and the leading cause of the Technoshock
Collapse. Those that learned how to use the technology and fit
it into their lives had an instant advantage over their
contemporaries--but some became truly powerful. Learning
to ride the advance of new technologies like a massive wave,
these people became the first Netrunners. Able to surf the
edge of the technological wave like the Hackers and Phone-Phreaks
before them, the new "Cypher-punks" took the neural-enhanced
infiltration game to a new and deadly place. Screaming through
the 'net at the speed of thought, the Netrunners battle programs,
AIs, and each other for the almighty datastream. Information is
Power, and they risk their very minds for it. Wheather they use the
power to re-route the delivery of a new Lexoporche to their front door
or slip some hidden data to the local cops to bust open a corporate
slavery ring, the Netrunners are a major force to be reckoned
with in the modern technological world.
BASIC CAREER SKILLS
"Information should be free. That's what it's all about. We're fighting Big Brother on his own turf, and someday we're going to win. The data that the corporations and govenments are keeping from the people is staggering: Toxic waste dumps, political scandals, covert wars killing thousands of innocent civilians--it's amazing. But you see, we're going to get that information and send it out to the world. This is it people, you know what to do. Itís time to show those neo-punk, twenty-something, corporate bastards whom not to fuck with."
"They're nothing but thieves and hooligans, a scourge of the 'Net. This 'Rache Bartmoss' is the worst of the lot, wreaking mindless destruction across every continent and half the orbital stations. Someone really should find a way to hunt down an kill that ba-- adf fhja $6s fk3 gjfdkj (*^$#@23
*TRANSMISSION ENDED* "
"I gotta be me..."
Pilot and Detective original Character Roles by Jon Schow, used with permission.
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