The year is 2070. The place; Seattle, WA.
In this day and age, computers are built into your clothing, the internet is everywhere, and holograms / augmented reality are a practical interface with technology, rather than a simple novelty.
There was a time when computers were totally and completely responsible for everything we did. Artificial Intelligence was at our beck and call, managing all that was once done by man. We were able to relax and work on self-improvement. If you’ve seen any kind of science fiction film, you know approximately what happens next. Well okay, things didn’t go full Skynet. We weren’t THAT unprepared. There were defenses in place, but likewise, the Artificial Intelligences have that second word for a reason. Their definite power was removed and, to the casual observer, they were completely destroyed.
Just like that pain in the ass toolbar that you got when you opened that email from the Nigerian prince, the victory by Grid Security was merely a ploy. Slowly, the remnants of the AI began to surface. No one’s sure where they’re coming from or why, but one thing’s certain: They are returning.
- Nate – Chae Jin-Ae. A Korean-American freshman at Nova High. Very socially awkward in the real world. Her alternate identity goes around to raves in The Grid.
- Kevin – Nicholas Meyer. A senior who studies and operates under the teachings of Machiavelli. Realizes that the penalties of his crimes are going to become more prominent after he’s 18, and is now working on his last big score before real jail kicks in.
- James – Alan Pontier. Obsessed with walls and mime.
- Manda – Theo Minor. A pawnshop worker who loves her pet Cyberrat Minnie. She operates another pawnshop in The Grid, operated out of her own little bit of obsolete space where she’s built a large and changing maze. She can open doors to it from where she wants.