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Sybil virus: Clues and wild speculations

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« Reply #75 on: <05-26-13/1002:07> »
Speculating further:
Quote from: Corporate Guide, p.114
Mitsuhama’s wetware research appears to be bearing
fruit. Using some ultra-secret technique, MCT created a
biomass capable of data mining in a consumer orders database.
Apparently the biomass has a higher success rate of matching
customers to future purchasing decisions then any software
program because it is capable of independently developing
algorithm variables beyond those that exist in MCT ’s hold-ngs.
While this is a long way from the fully automated wetware drones
MCT wants to be producing , it’s a significant advance in wetware
research

On the same page they talk about progress made in Nanotechnologies. But what strikes me the most is the purpose of wetware and the naming of the Virus: Sybila. The Prophet.

While it is apparent from prior quotes that the progress isnt that good as expected, there are many leads that support this hypthesis. Strange I cross this completely unintentionally

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« Reply #76 on: <05-26-13/1521:39> »
That quote is about the Rose Garden, where they keep all the TM brains in jars. See Corporate Intrigue.
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« Reply #77 on: <05-26-13/1525:19> »
Checked later on. Still, there is more than just 1 lab IMO...IDN if the mission in CI means that Project Rose Garden is completely destroyed. There may be more Gardens, MCT is hunting TMs globaly, not just in LA.

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« Reply #78 on: <05-26-13/2139:36> »
That quote is about the Rose Garden, where they keep all the TM brains in jars. See Corporate Intrigue.
Well, TM in a jar fit well the vengeful part for being persecuted, I guess, at least as much
as an AI could. That could make what make them feel in a war with humans, and
the added punch factor of MCT's experiments could have them gifted with nasty abilities,
if they needed even more. One step more toward dissonance.
Or their experiments to merge brains with tech as a way to Immerse faster?
Could make sense, if you consider it is becoming the tech more?
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« Reply #79 on: <05-26-13/2303:05> »
Good ol' Dr. Halberstam.  Will the echoes of your work never fade?
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« Reply #80 on: <05-27-13/0057:39> »
You know what, i normally only have one or two bits of cyber-ware... I think I'll just leave those out from now on.

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« Reply #81 on: <05-27-13/0455:06> »
I heard best rigs are made by MCT. I may avoid Riggers for a while. TBH...one of my PbP characters, Omar, is perfect candidate. Rig, nanohive wiith rigbooster nanites...I see it comming soon :P

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« Reply #82 on: <06-01-13/0602:04> »
I heard best rigs are made by MCT. I may avoid Riggers for a while. TBH...one of my PbP characters, Omar, is perfect candidate. Rig, nanohive wiith rigbooster nanites...I see it comming soon :P

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« Reply #83 on: <06-01-13/1543:43> »
While reading Augmentations the other day, I found some reference to a whole group of people born from artificial wombs (in the same way that vat grown clones used for biotech). And about the fact that they were not alone. And also about the techniques used to try to make the clone brains develop in a natural fashion, followed by saying of successes being to manage to handle simple matrix interfaces. Could be some "concept proof" for the development programs made for cyborg building with artificial brains, but also could have leaked to other "people development" topics and ended in some wrong way. I think it is interesting, even if I would not say that it could be responsible for technomancers rise as I think they are just the second wind of what caused otakus, but the differences between both and this adaptation in a so short time leave only two possibilities: this is something related to a strange form of "empathic magic" that spread into matrix tech as "life" developped there, or it is some planned evolution by people who knew that there was going to have some change cause we have observed that this kind of thing took a long time to develop, even for SR tech.
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« Reply #84 on: <06-01-13/1701:07> »
I heard best rigs are made by MCT. I may avoid Riggers for a while. TBH...one of my PbP characters, Omar, is perfect candidate. Rig, nanohive wiith rigbooster nanites...I see it comming soon :P

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They aren't all that hard to play without cyber. You loose the bonus dice from the rig but it does mean you're safe from the virus by our current understanding.

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« Reply #85 on: <06-05-13/0129:24> »
Hehehehehe

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« Reply #86 on: <06-05-13/1220:12> »
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« Reply #88 on: <06-05-13/2019:20> »
Little do we know the virus is caused by Sparkle Brand toilet paper. To be truly safe we must use Brillo Pads.
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« Reply #89 on: <06-05-13/2250:38> »
Little do we know the virus is caused by Sparkle Brand toilet paper. To be truly safe we must use Brillo Pads.
Well...  Trolls are safe.  :P
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