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Is the world gong the way of Shadowrun?

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« Reply #30 on: <03-23-13/2228:30> »
No, the real question is that other than espionage do we have corporate terrorism?
What would you call "Fracking"?

A profitable way to get more oil.
No..Corporate Terrorism is the news agencies sabotaging the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig so they could have a story to
cover during a slow news year.

I think, at this point, it's a matter of finding groups willing to do the actual work. Joe McWorksAtWalMart isn't going to agree to place mines in an apartment building, unless they're paid an awful lot. 'Nobodies' existing today? Would take an awful lot of resources, and more than a decade of waiting. No, I think that we need a 'Crash' of sorts, to actually see that final step taken.

Not even that hard to plan. Talk to some co-op students, ask them about layouts and such, claiming interest in the field of work. Pay about fifty bucks, see how much they care about why you want to know. Then you know, roughly, the procedures to get to the data you need to burn. You start fires in the records rooms, and dump a virus onto the local network with a USB drive.

Rinse, repeat about a dozen times across a country. Congratz, the US now has no centralized Identification process!

Banks tend to hold a lot of the info involved. If you crash them as well, your economy is crippled. That's probably the only reason we haven't seen a Crash yet - it isn't economically advantageous. Better to bleed em' slow, than to open that can of worms.

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« Reply #31 on: <03-23-13/2257:34> »
The point we're at now will involve more traditional Terrorism:  Religious and Anti-Government, rather than Corporate.

On the flipside, Corporate Espionage is alive and well, and has been for a long, long time.  But those are usually Company Men rather than outsourced.
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« Reply #32 on: <03-24-13/0049:29> »
The point we're at now will involve more traditional Terrorism:  Religious and Anti-Government, rather than Corporate.

On the flipside, Corporate Espionage is alive and well, and has been for a long, long time.  But those are usually Company Men rather than outsourced.

Even Corporate Espionage is pretty mundane at this point in time.  Its mostly hiring key employees for their knowlegde, infringing patients, and investigating rivals for damaging work processes and then unleashing 'free' media on them.  Heck, the worst we have seen in recent times the wire tap scandal in England.  Maybe corporate coverups and corruption, that seems pretty widespread...
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« Reply #33 on: <03-24-13/0116:00> »
If we heard about it, it wouldn't be "Espionage", now, would it?
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« Reply #34 on: <03-24-13/0121:58> »
If we heard about it, it wouldn't be "Espionage", now, would it?
Everyone gets caught.  Companies and governments are dens of inefficiencies, whistleblowers and general f*@k^ps.

If it occured on any, but the rariest occasions, someone would have written a book, leaked on wikileaks or just screwed it up and got caught.
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« Reply #35 on: <03-24-13/0303:15> »
It is getting harder and harder to be a spy today, true.

Hell, some idiot would probably Tweet what they were doing while doing it on a Smartphone!

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« Reply #36 on: <03-24-13/0459:46> »
It is getting harder and harder to be a spy today, true.

Hell, some idiot would probably Tweet what they were doing while doing it on a Smartphone!

> Mungo Iz inn da MCT Zera Zoan, wit' da Pahdahta!
> Mungo

> Damnit, Mungo, no ShadowSEA posts while on a 'run!
> Mungo's Handler

lol.  Now that's a classic which I want to see in your next book Canray!
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« Reply #37 on: <03-24-13/0518:11> »
It is getting harder and harder to be a spy today, true.

Hell, some idiot would probably Tweet what they were doing while doing it on a Smartphone!

> Mungo Iz inn da MCT Zera Zoan, wit' da Pahdahta!
> Mungo

> Damnit, Mungo, no ShadowSEA posts while on a 'run!
> Mungo's Handler

lol.  Now that's a classic which I want to see in your next book Canray!

Good way to open an SR5 Update of Safehouses, perhaps?  :P
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« Reply #38 on: <03-24-13/1427:40> »
lol.  Now that's a classic which I want to see in your next book Canray!
Good way to open an SR5 Update of Safehouses, perhaps?  :P
As always, we'll see what happens.  Who knows if CGL even wants to deal with me ever again.  :P

I see Mungo more likely to show up in SR:R 'Runs that I write, however.  But who knows where else he'll turn up?
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« Reply #39 on: <04-22-13/0706:21> »
Mungo for President!

He couldn't be worse than the last guy.

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« Reply #41 on: <05-10-13/1137:30> »
This is extremely cool... ;D

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« Reply #42 on: <05-10-13/1926:12> »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adyqBP5selM
Being the person I am, I find this even cooler. It's about many things, the time of awakening being one of them.

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« Reply #43 on: <05-17-13/1331:17> »
Rather interesting:

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