Hacked World

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  1. 2542. Civilisation has advanced to a new stage, and after the third world war, is now in the "Mechanobiotic Era". (more info on the war will be in the OOC). The Earth's geography has been changed considerably, and the world resembles a chain of many small islands in a vast sea. Each island plays host to between 1 and 3 cities, and the islands are connected by ferry routes. Airspace is restricted solely to authorised vehicles. Cities are governed by an individual council in a democratic system, and a council of representatives governs the overall politics of the nation, although there is no president who rules everything.

    The cultures of the cities are incredibly diverse, with very little racism. In fact, socially, skin colour no longer determines race for reasons to be explained below. Instead, your race is determined by your financial situation. There are the Reds, who consist of the 1% who control the majority of the money. There are the Blues, who are essentially the middle class, and the Greens, who are the lower class. All three groups are policed by the Blacks, the military faction of the government. To be on the government, you must be Blue or Red, as Greens are considered lower-class citizens and have very few rights. Once on the government, you automatically become a Black. It is possible to change colour, however, it is difficult to work upwards due to the extreme prejudice. It is assumed that Greens are less intelligent and generally inferior to Blues and Reds. The use of colour names is actually quite appropriate, as your eye colour changes depending on your financial situation. This was not intentional, but rather, a coincidental side effect.

    Now, for the main setting point. During the war, a team of researchers and engineers successfully created the first Nanobots. These are tiny robots, about the size of a bacterial cell, which are fully self-sufficient and can even be considered 'alive'. They can build copies of themselves, and are practically indestructible. They can modify absolutely any living matter, making them really quite useful. The researchers, being idiots, accidentally knocked over the canister containing the nanobots, and released them into the atmosphere, where they reproduced and eventually infected every living human. They insert themselves into the cells of the host, and essentially become part of the host. Humans that reproduce will pass on their nanobots to their offspring.

    Nanobots are incredibly useful, because they can modify absolutely anything about the human they live within. By exposing the "Macrobot" - the queen Nanobot which lives within the host's brain - to certain electrical signals, the Nanobots can be controlled and commanded to do anything the user wants, such as altering the host's facial structure, changing their skin colour or even giving them a third arm if they really wanted. There is some controversy surrounding Nanobots though - they can alter the human mind too. Rewrite your personality, delete your memories, sculpt you into a completely different person. Many people view this as a bad thing, but there's nothing that can be done - short of killing the person, Nanobots are stuck there.

    The problem is that recently, a group of anonymous cyberterrorists known as "Gamemaster" have figured out the encoding equation for this signal, and can freely hack the nanobots of anyone they like, commanding them to do anything they please. Fortunately, there is a certain kind of Nanobot mutation which is resistant to the hacking codex. Unfortunately, this mutation is very rare. The government of City 12 has recruited a team of resistants, rushed them through training and deployed them to deal with Gamemaster, hoping that resisting their hacking will be all that is necessary to deal with them, ignoring that the team is primarily made up of otherwise everyday citizens.
     
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