One of the most recognizable faces in all of the world pops up on the screen with her shoulder length straight brown hair, dark eyes hidden behind sleek glasses, and a nice smile looking at you while Lalange Fantain prepares herself to give her news for the day. The letters “Special Report” appear on the screen behind her, indicating that something truly informative is about to begin.
“This is Lalange Fantain, reporting from atop the Knight Industries building here in Detroit with a Special Report of how far this world has come in the past fifty years since the 21st century began.” She announces this in a slow, coordinated voice meant to be understood, translated, and listened to by millions across the globe. The screen transfers away from Lalange to a video of what the world was like back in the year 2000.
“During the beginning of the new millienia, we were just at the beginning of the technological age with computers, cell phones, the medical field and even cars were still what we would call basic. By 2005, cell phones were just starting to pick up and replace the trusty landline that we had all come to love. Computers had also advanced over leaps and bounds compared to what they once were.”
The screen shifts to show the differences between cell phones and computers in the gap of five years. She allows a bit of a pause for the viewer to see this little graphic before she resumes speaking once more.
“2010 was the year that marked even more change in technology, with cell phones featuring touchscreens and getting ever smaller by the minute as micros processors got better and better. This drastically improved the capabilities of both home PCs and laptops that had once been quite limited by their processing speed. This allowed for the beginnings of Human-Machine interfaces that were still quite low tech.”
There is a video of the first few human-machine interfaces and their operators. It all looks very old to those who live now in 2053. But of course there is a video shown of someone sitting at a holographic computer screen that does not seem to be doing anything but flashing, when really the operator is moving so fast that those not linked up can’t see it.
“In 2020, almost everything featured holographic devices that could project an image on their own, as well as a laser detection system to simulate a button press on a hologram. The first augmentation is made in this year, though it is not anywhere near as advanced as needed for actual human connection. This is the first step that all of these major corporations, such as K.I., took to get to where they are today.“
The blueprints, and then the augmentation itself, is shown onscreen for all of the viewers to see it. It had been an arm augmentation that was built out of steel, though the main problem was the CPU within the augmentation could not handle too much information, so it was not safe to place on a human form.
“2030 was the mark of the fastest set of processors to sweep the globe with their improved CPU power, allowing them to process massive amounts of information in the blink of an eye. The company that had made the failed augment years ago dug it out of their storage and began to get ideas. It was time for them to truly test out the power of the processors. However, they did not truly understand the ramification of their actions, since rejection had not been factored into the equation. This lead to the death of the first augmented man, though that did not stop AN, as they began to work though all of it to find what they needed to get this portion of the new market.”
All of the headlines from the incident are shown on the screen in a collage. It was just the Action NewsNetwork’s way of being neutral on the topic. This was, of course, not particularly enjoyed by the AN at home who, since then, had their fair share of good press for their rather altruistic ways.
“As always, a decade can change a lot of things, such as finding a way to truly bond and make the computer understand inputs from nerve cells that are connected to a human brain. This allows for the augments to be much more stream-lined, since they would react just as the old limb would. Other companies started to see the usefulness of such technologies and the medical field was greatly promoted since it was possible to get accurate readings on pain, have surgeons with permanently steady hands, as well as a full range of nerve transplant surgeries that were then possible to heal degradation and loss of nerve tissue.
A few screens are shown of the neuro-bonding process on an individual, and how it grows to replace damaged neurons so that the area is just as useful as it was before. They show the man form the beginning of the commercial using the arm as if it was his own to prove it worked.
“And now we make it to the current decade where augmentation has hit full-swing, as well as having its opponents. Some say it is the future of mankind, while others say that it is scientists playing God and should be stopped immediately. There are three major players in this new market, where anything from an eye to an arm can be replaced with technology. In this augmented world, there are three major players; the Astagari-Nelovingian Pharmaceutical Corporation, the Tanaka-Yamaguchi-Miyoto Conglomerate (also known as Tym to some.), and finally, one that has recently come into some power, Knight Industries. All three of these companies have a major hold on the market of augmentations, all of them able to produce different quality augmentations, as well as several different purposes, such as the KI headquarters, where they make some of the strongest augmentations around. It is also rumored that they make military grade augmentations. TYM is good at making augmentations that are inconspicuous, as well as nervous system augmentations. AN is skilled at doing a quality job, though they have been known to help with what are called ‘partial augmentations’. Rather than a full replacement, surgery is done to fix only the damaged area, lowering rejection rates.”
The screen shows three columns, comparing the various statistics of the companies for a short moment before Lalange begins waving goodbye, her trademark smile bright and pearly on her face.
“Don’t forget to visit ‘actionnewsnetwork.com’ for more info on what you just saw here. This is Lalange Fantain, reporting live for ANN, from the top of the Knight Industries building in Detroit. Have a nice night!”
More Action News Network information scrolls down the screen for a moment before the program ends.
This is an RP that is going to be having a conspiracy that is occurring in this world, as well as twists and turns along with actions sequences. Of course, we will have opportunities for other things, such as sex, though that is not the focus of this RP. The GMs, Kite Xiroh and Swordsman18 will have control of all the necessary NPCs to make this RP continue to flow. Let either of us know of the potential NPCs in your character’s lives that you need us to play. These include things such as family members, significant others, or friends. Feel free to create pre-existing relationships with others players, with their permission, of course. We hope to hear from you soon.
This RP is about how seemingly random individuals are thrust into the realm of corporate espionage after they have some critical wound and wake up augmented more than they should have been. This leads them to ask questions of why they were chosen, who chose them, what do they have to do for the anti-rejection medications that all augs need before you go through rejection syndrome, and how they are going to live with all of this bearing down on them. Now understand, we will put you in challenging situations for your character at times, but it is not anything that they can’t handle if they make any myriad of right choices. So do not worry if you have the Vocal Cords aug that we will throw you in the middle of a firefight or a fight in general.
Pleas post it here in this thread.
Appearance: (Pic or detailed description or both)
Detailed Bio (One paragraph minimum):
Augmented Body parts: (Choose just a single aug for the beginning, though remember your character will be able to get more as time passes) Arms, Legs, Head, Nose, Vocal Cords, Sight, Ears, Neuro, Lungs, Heart, Liver.