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Sybil virus: Clues and wild speculations

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« Reply #15 on: <05-20-13/1849:34> »
Not quite, Wyrm. All those things you described (Psychotropic IC, possession, and inhabitation) are all instant effects. They don't allow the person to switch back and forth like what we're seeing. It may be closer to PAB technology, but as it is (apparently) categorized as a virus, I'm looking more at Dissonant technomancer/sprite powers.
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« Reply #16 on: <05-20-13/1902:17> »
Don't forget the clues from that corp helping out those afflicted by the toxins of the Tsimshian Protectorate.

[spoiler]Also, what did that alternate personality tell FJ to do? Get a genewipe and nanohive from that aforementioned corp.Why? Speculation is that the genewipe cleans up the body/makes the neural cortices more malleable so as to alter as these mysterious beings wish, and the nanohive accelerates the process. It's like the Haunting Virus in Eclipse Phase[/spoiler]

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« Reply #17 on: <05-20-13/1917:28> »
I think the virus came from Mars and was sent back to Earth in one of Evo's drone convoys. The cause is something they found there, I believe Dr. Juliette Sanderson was patient zero and K445-G20-Echo whatever it is would be the cause. It's detailed in Hazard Pay in the space chapter, you can find Dr. Sanderson in the fiction.

Or I'm completely wrong.
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« Reply #18 on: <05-20-13/1931:29> »
I'd really like it to be something to do with Dissonant Technomancers and/or Entropic Sprites, simply because I'd like to seem them become a more substantive threat in-setting.
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« Reply #19 on: <05-20-13/1937:25> »
It would be funny as hell if we found out if it was something Plan 9 did all along. He meant to unleash it against Snopes but lost control.
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« Reply #20 on: <05-20-13/2013:07> »
It would be funny as hell if we found out if it was something Plan 9 did all along. He meant to unleash it against Snopes but lost control.
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« Reply #21 on: <05-20-13/2302:44> »
So what, Plan 9 goofed and killed other jackpointers?
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« Reply #22 on: <05-20-13/2333:04> »
Infected a few including him/herself.
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« Reply #23 on: <05-20-13/2353:00> »
Not quite, Wyrm. All those things you described (Psychotropic IC, possession, and inhabitation) are all instant effects. They don't allow the person to switch back and forth like what we're seeing. It may be closer to PAB technology, but as it is (apparently) categorized as a virus, I'm looking more at Dissonant technomancer/sprite powers.

... I guess you aren't familiar with Judas Psychotropic, are you?

Sorry, Mirikon, but you're arguing from a Linear A perspective, where X must follow Y, and therefore Z.  You aren't acknowledging any possibility of steps in the middle - things we simply haven't seen, and never will, because they are assumed to have happened.  We didn't progress immediately from PersonaFix Chips to Psychotropic IC - but all those middle steps are in the In-Character data path.

You also aren't paying attention to the parallels to the several different kinds of spirit bonds ...
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« Reply #24 on: <05-21-13/1040:53> »
uh, Hi
If I can make a guess? In a nutshell, some electronic entities(A.I.'s and/or E-ghosts) are using nanites to "hack" people.

Almost everyone mentioned in that part of stormfront has had some kind of treatment involving nanite machines in the past or present. Maybe the entities learned how to use nanites to reprogram the brain so they could control or even inhabit it.
Nothing really springs to mind.

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« Reply #25 on: <05-21-13/1840:37> »
Honestly, that's probably close. It's just a question if all the people infected have nanites. Miles Lanier doesn't iirc.
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« Reply #26 on: <05-21-13/1923:24> »
Honestly, that's probably close. It's just a question if all the people infected have nanites. Miles Lanier doesn't iirc.

I'm sure somewhere along the line Lanier got nanites... Maybe just a little hive to keep his arteries clean or whatnot.
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« Reply #27 on: <05-21-13/1923:47> »
The nanites don't look to be mandatory, but they could accelerate the neural architecture being revamped according to these invisible boogeymen's desires.

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« Reply #28 on: <05-21-13/2010:09> »
Not quite, Wyrm. All those things you described (Psychotropic IC, possession, and inhabitation) are all instant effects. They don't allow the person to switch back and forth like what we're seeing. It may be closer to PAB technology, but as it is (apparently) categorized as a virus, I'm looking more at Dissonant technomancer/sprite powers.

... I guess you aren't familiar with Judas Psychotropic, are you?

Sorry, Mirikon, but you're arguing from a Linear A perspective, where X must follow Y, and therefore Z.  You aren't acknowledging any possibility of steps in the middle - things we simply haven't seen, and never will, because they are assumed to have happened.  We didn't progress immediately from PersonaFix Chips to Psychotropic IC - but all those middle steps are in the In-Character data path.

You also aren't paying attention to the parallels to the several different kinds of spirit bonds ...

Do not presume that any of these hypotheses are exclusive or, of course, correct.

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« Reply #29 on: <05-21-13/2018:06> »
It's important to note that dissonomancers are able to transmit Dissonant diseases through their bioelectric field.  Meaning they simply need to get close to you.  If they've found a way to do that over a distance using the Earth's EM field...
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