Interface Zero: Samurai Cowboy
American Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith: Or the ACDF, This is the new constitution setup by the North American Coalition establishing it as a democratic theocracy and allowed the creation of the North American Inquisition which is an official ecclesiastical secret police operating with in the NAC’s own borders.
Ami: a Japanese term for friend, pal, or buddy.
Artificial Intelligence (AI):
Aspect: A sub-sentient AI programmed to mimic one or skills or facets of a sentient’s behavior.
Alantica: A North America nation formed out of the northeastern United States. This country is at the forefront of the transhumanist movement.
Augmented Reality Game (ARG): A video game or Meta game that takes place both in the real and virtual worlds often times using hyper reality.
Avatar: A person’s interactive digital projection while ghosting in hyper reality and the Deep.
Banger: A very violent person. A person with poor impulse control.
Black Hat: A hacker who use their programing and other computer skills for destructive, illegal, or exceedingly selfish reasons.
Blit: to travel virtually usually referred to the use of portals.
Blue Plater: Working class person, the poor but not homeless or destitute.
Brainer: A technologically proficient or intelligent person, usually who works with computers. Conversely, also used in the wastelands derisively to refer to urbanized people with no to few survival skills, shorten version of ‘no brainer.’ It is a mild enough insult that calling some one that usually won’t result in be shot.
Bounty Head: Wanted suspects and criminals with bounties placed on them.
Caribbean Economic League: aka CEL. This is a group of nations made up of the former island territories in the Caribbean Sea that join the United States only to later abandon it when the country’s economic forecast grew increasingly more grim.
Chimera: A person or animal that has undergone drastic gene-splicing without concern for its final form’s appearance. In the case of animals sometimes also called bio-horrors, though that usually refers to mutant varieties.
Chrome Reaper: A person or persons who engage in the practice of stealing cyberware from people to sell at a body chop shop.
Crashing: A violent attack on a domain designed to disrupt operations.
Cribsec: A sprawler’s home sector; the place he/she grew up in. The term is most commonly used in major urban sprawls such as the free city of Chicagoland.
Cyberform: A completely artificial shell to house an AI. Most, but not all, or humanoid in shape.
Deep, The: aka The Net, MediaWeb, The Grid, The Matrix. A virtual world of networked computer processors and servers across the planet accessed primarily with a TAP. There are many metaphorical uses of the world comparing the network to the ocean. As one can. “dive into The Deep” or “Surf the Grid.” or even “Swim through the Media.”
Derezz: The act of disrupting or severing a person’s or objects virtual interface with either Hyper Reality or The Deep. The term is typically applied to avatars.
Divers: aka Net Surfers, Media Swimmers. Those who plumb The Deep for information.
Dry Spot: aka Dead Zone. A geographic location without much in the way of passive external processing power where Hyper Reality lags or even ceases working.
Hyper Reality (HR):
Omiversal Object Locator:
Tendril Access Processor (TAP):
Virtual Reailty (VR):