Included is a list of important terms that all employees must learn and understand. It is vital to company security and your career that these terms are committed to memory.
- “Runner” is the catch-all term used for various non-aligned vigilantes, rebels and mercenaries around the world. Individual Runners differ greatly in goals and methods but all seem to be have anti-establishment and anti-corporation ideals.
- Corporate Mercenaries
- In order to stay competitive with the much larger megacorporations, many lower to mid-tier corporations employ corporate mercenaries, soldiers of fortune overseen by the Ares Network. All mercenaries employed by the Ares Network are ranked, based on combat proficiency and mission completion percentage and are paid accordingly.
- Yinren (YɌ) is one of the most widely-used cryptocurrencies in the world, accepted by criminal organizations, Darknet traders and even smaller corporations. The economic climate of the world today is highly unstable, which leads to many national currencies, including the dollar and Euro, to fluctuate on a regular basis. As such, many Runners and corporate mercenaries are paid in yinren. The term “Yinren” is a portmanteau of “yǐn” or “hidden” in Mandarin and “Renminbi”, the currency of China.
- Cyberpsychosis is the abnormal state of mind that can cause abnormal thoughts, hallucinations, violent outbursts and can eventually lead to a complete break with reality. As the name suggests, these symptoms are brought upon by extensive cybernetic augmentation. The “hard limit” of the number of augmentations that can bring about these symptoms varies from person to person. It is not known what exactly leads to these psychotic symptoms and there are no known cures for the disorder. The disorder is typically classified under three stages of increasing severity.
|I||trouble focusing, anxiety, impairments in social cognition, depressed mood, an innate desire for more augmentations||Manageable with therapy, both physical and psychological|
|II||severe anxiety, depression, delusions, hallucinations, severe social phobia, aggressiveness, obsessive focus on cybernetics||Possibly managed with extensive therapy|
|III||depression, suicidal ideation, disjointed thoughts, highly violent outbursts, confabulation (misinterpreting or creating false memories), sarcophobia (fear of flesh, especially one’s own), solipsism syndrome (inability to recognize a world separate from one’s own mind)||Not treatable – 100% mortality rate|