deepFreak Glossary

app:

any hand-held device that runs applications.  Most apps are pliable devices and display their user interface as a holo.

astroTurfing:

from Wikipedia:  “the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g. political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations more credibility by withholding information about the source's financial connection. The term astroturfing is a derivation of AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to look like natural grass, a play on the word "grassroots." The implication behind the use of the term is that there are no "true" or "natural" grassroots, but rather "fake" or "artificial" support, though some astroturfing operatives defend the practice (see Justification below).

 

bioEmulation:

the use of biological principles in the writing of software.  In cases of sophisticated bioEmulation this can mean the software behaves like a living thing, replicating itself, healing itself, and maybe even evolving, all with with no input from a programmer.

BLANK:

is a loosely associated international network of artistic activist and hacktivist entities. BLANK is loosely affiliated with the group Anonymous but take a more performance art approach to their political statements. The group became known for a series of well-publicized stunts exposing corruption in high places. When appearing in public BLANK members wear illuminated holo masks that erase all facial features.

BLANKprank:

is an artistic statement by the hacktivist group BLANK designed as political commentary.  BLANK often hacks googiVert satellites and local holoProjectors to create holographic images in their pranks.

botNet:

from Wikipedia:  “ is a collection of Internet-connected programs communicating with other similar programs in order to perform tasks. This can be as mundane as keeping control of an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel, or it could be used to send spam email or participate in distributed denial-of-service attacks. The word botnet is a combination of the words robot and network. The term is usually used with a negative or malicious connotation.”

bottomFeeder:

someone who survives on things cast off or left over by others. The lowest of the low.

cackHacking:

is a performance in front of a CCTV video surveillance camera in hopes of being chosen for broadcast on the popular reality TV show “Get Mugged.” 

ccPoser:

is a person who is hyper aware of their presence on CCTV surveillance cameras. They live in the belief that their every move is being watched and they adjust their behavior accordingly, for the benefit of the camera. It is the goal of every ccPoser to appear on the popular reality holoVid show “Get Mugged.”

chip:

a computing device worn on the temple or the forehead to allow a direct connection to the brain.  A chip is powered by the body’s electric impulses and it learns to read the brain’s patterns, eventually forming a seamless cyber-biological neuro-net, which in turn allows for a direct mind-net meld. Because they are so visible, and because they resemble precious stones, chips are a fashion statement and are often mounted in jewelry-like displays.

cloak:

cutting edge refracting light technology that allows a personor object to become almost invisible.

combatZone:

area of urban decay in a major city, characterized by high crime rates, unmaintained streets and buildings, poor police coverage, high concentrations of homeless people, and frequent outbreaks of (often gang-related) violence.

copCloud:

cloud based data resource for the police department.

corpFascist:

a term used to describe the authoritarian power of international mega corporations who place profit over humanity and use their almost monopolistic influence to affect self serving political policies.

corpSuit:

a derogative term for a person who works for a mega corporation and wears a suit to work every day.

creditChip:

is a digital memory chip containing Credits, the international digital currency.  To allow for government and corporate tracking of payments, all transactions are legally required to be digital. The money on a creditChip, however, can be untraceable, and creditChips are therefore commonly used in black market and other illegal transactions.

cyberFrack:

to hack using an indirect but focused approach.

dataStream:

a sequence of  digital coded signals (packets of data or data packets) used to transmit or receive information that is in the process of being transmitted.

deMode:

out-of-date gear, particularly electronic gear, stereo components, or musical instruments, favored by gRazers.

disEmploy:

is the practice of electronically erasing unemployed people from official databases to hide politically incriminating high unemployment figures.

dreamWater:

a mood enhancer with mild to severe hallucinogenic effects. dreamWater has several components and can be mixed to design a wide variety of specific moods or experiences. A very mild generic form of dreamWater is legal in most countries.

edgeZone:

a strip, or grey area, on the edge of a combatZone.

Einsturzende:

Einstuzende Neubauten (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪnˌʃtʏɐtsəndə ˈnɔʏˌbaʊtən], "Collapsing New-Buildings"[note 1]) is a German industrial band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980.

Eero Arnio ballChair:

from Wikipedia: The Ball Chair was designed by Finnish furniture designer Eero Aarnio in 1963.  The Ball Chair is also known as the globe chair and is famous for its unconventional shape. It is considered a classic of industrial design. Later versions have increased the overall size and added interesting features including music and MP3 player integration.

enviroMonk:

the enviroMonk movement is a form of Green anarchism or eco-anarchism, a school of thought within anarchism which puts a particular emphasis on environmental issues. EnviroMonks believe that the preservation of nature and the planetary eco-system should be the most holy directive of mankind. EnviroMonks are particularly interested in the study and the curative benefits of of funghi and environmental properties of the mycelium.

eyeT:

from the initials IT: an information technology expert, generally employed in an organization, company  or a corporation.

eyeVid:

eye-glasses for immersive virtual reality (googleGlass size Oculus).

fortyPercenter:

a term used to describe the approximately forty percent of the population that has been disEmployed.

flashIn:

a term used to describe a sudden appearance, such as that of a holographic avatar, or of a cloaked person.

freeGraze:

a term generally used by gRazers to mean experiencing reality and taking things as they come without necessarily designing the outcome.

freeNet:

free, public access, digital information.

fuKool:

fucking cool.

genLab:

a mega corporation that creates genetically modified life-forms.

gRazer:

a person into freeGazing, politically and spiritually opposed to the direct brain to net connectivity of wearable computer chip devices.

grrrl:

common usage for the word girl.

holoArtiste:

an artist who works in holographic imagery.

holoFace:

Facebook  in the age of holographic rather than flat screen projections.

holoImage:

from Wikipedia: a holographic projection. Holography is a technique which enables three-dimensional images (holograms) to be made. It involves the use of a laser, interference, diffraction, light intensity recording and suitable illumination of the recording. The image changes as the position and orientation of the viewing system changes in exactly the same way as if the object were still present, thus making the image appear three-dimensional.

holoScreen:

a holographic monitor; hand motion can be read by the device projecting the holoScreen, allowing for a touch-screen like interface, but in three dimensions.

holoVert:

an advertisement in  the form of a holographic projection.

holoVid:

a holographic video; also used, in vernacular, instead of holoScreen.

hoover:

from Wikipedia: originally a vacuum cleaner, properly one made by the Hoover company. The term has come to mean suck something up as if with a vacuum cleaner.

hypnoDrone:

hypnotic, electronic music.

iCop:

slang for netPolice: a member of the police force that monitors illegal activities on the internet.

Juice:

a slang term to denote something particularly pleasing.

Kameleon:

a surveillance or espionage device that completely blends in with its background.

kerb:

curb. A stone or concrete edging to a street or path.

kickyFab:

fashionable.

KillaChip:

“killer chip” - a super-fast hot-rodded chip available on the grey market.

Kool:

cool

Kraut Rok:

from Wikipedia: “also known as Krautrock, is a form of rock and electronic music that originated in Germany in the late 1960s, with a tendency towards improvisation around minimalistic arrangements.

LARPing:

from Wikipedia: “A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character.

lumiDress:

a dress made of an electronically illuminated and programmable fiber.

nanoDrone:

a small insect-sized drone.

Neural Net:

software used to simulate artificial neural networks, software concepts adapted from biological neural networks, and, in some cases, a wider array of adaptive systems such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

neuroNet:

is an interface employing the principals of neural net software to allows multiple participants with wearable direct brain to net chips to share feelings and sensations in an interactive experience.

netFile:

a file on the net.

netPolice:

the police force that monitors illegal activities on the internet.

razr4Kid:

generically, a teenage or pre-teen member of a violent gang; originally, a teenage or pre-teen gang member who favored a straight razor (“cut-throat”) as a weapon.

Razz:

cool

Real:

when spelled with a capital ‘r’ it denotes an item or an experience in reality as opposed to an item or experience in simulated reality.

Redcent:

the name of an old industrial neighborhood now a combatZone.

Rok:

rock music

scumHoover

mass arrests of the homeless.

SIM:

also referred to as simulation reality, virtual reality or immersive multimedia is a computer-simulated environment through special stereoscopic displays such as eyeVid head mounted displays or direct brain to net wearable chips.

SIM-active:

overlays the SIM experience with Real (as opposed to an experience in the mind only while the body lays at rest). SIM-active is favored for dance parties.

SIMface:

facebooking in SIM.

SIMgame:

a game much like a video game but in SIM.

SIMsite:

a destination in SIM. A SIMsite can be anything from an elaborate web page to a place.

simSkitz:

a person wearing a direct brain to net device who exhibits seemingly schizophrenic behavior in Real when connected to the net in SIM.

SIMtreatment:

a designed environment or setting in SIM, often very elaborate and creative.

Strat:

The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender. Perhaps the most recognizable and famous electric guitar of all time, and along with the Gibson Les Paul, it is one of the most often copied electric guitar shapes.

Switch:

an elite group of internet technology experts with direct brain to net wearable computing devices. Switch are often, but not necessarily, techno anarchists.

tripTab

a hallucinogenic drug similar to LSD; a dose of such a drug.

vidScreen:

a video screen or a flat screen.

vPrint:

voice print

 

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