Fandoms: Sword Art Online, Ready Player One - Ernest Cline, Overlord - Maruyama Kugane & Related Fandoms, Serial Experiments Lain, Ghost in the Shell (Anime & Manga)
13 Oct 2018
Scientists have worked for decades to develop the technology to seamlessly integrate computers into our brains. The technology was dreamed of, researched, engineered, built, improved, sold, re-engineered, rebuilt, and sold again over the careers of thousands of men and women. Soon, ready or not, we will have this capability. So what happens at the edge then? Perhaps a teenage boy named Joey, an early adopter can show us.
On the new frontier of virtual reality, coders, players, hackers, businesses, enthusiasts, and a nervous public explore the boundaries of experience. And they reckon with problems no one expected when you push the envelope of our human reality.
This story is out-of-order. Questions raised here about the past have answers coming in the future.
Note: this is not a direct fan work in the universe of the tagged fandoms. It is an original piece inspired by them, and the explosion of VR gaming of the mid to late 20-teens.
So, to begin, picture a deathmatch-type shooter video game. And a teenager up late with school tomorrow...
- Part 1 of PAIN.0