Devious16 wondered why time existed…. if time existed at all.

He attached the power pack to the modified rotary assault rifle. He switched it on, pressed the trigger and the disk above the weapon hissed, spinning at two thousand and a half meters per second. He saw intense yellows and reds swirling across his blurred vision. He saw blues and greens turn to grey.

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It is likely that the future will see the emergence of multiple internet protocol platforms. The current internet has already evolved significantly since its inception, and we can expect further advancements and diversification in the way of new internets with protocols that are developed unilaterally and implemented.

The Datasphere, the internet of internets

As demand for better security and functionality grows, new internet platforms will continue to evolve, ias different protocols and infrastructure will compete to address specific needs or cater to different use cases. This diversity could lead to a more adaptable and resilient internet infrastructure, offering enhanced security, performance, and functionality for various applications and devices.


This old internet that we are currently using is a dysfunctional mess that has been held together by various patches and updates over the years. Despite being a vital part of our daily lives, it is plagued by numerous issues such as slow loading times, security vulnerabilities, and rampant misinformation. Since its inception in the twentieth century, this outdated and clunky internet still exists, but it will be viewed as an antiquated relic of the past. No one in their right mind would choose to use it when faster, safer, and more efficient alternatives are readily available.


Satnet, one of the five Internets

Meganat‘s private internet, which was designed and deployed by Jim Dochersky, is a revolutionary service that utilises low-earth-orbit satellites to connect paying customers. This technology allows for unprecedented speed and reliability, making it an ideal solution for individuals and businesses that require high-speed internet access in remote areas or regions with limited infrastructure.

Unlike traditional internet providers, Meganat’s private internet is not dependent on terrestrial infrastructure, which can often be costly and difficult to maintain. Instead, the service uses a network of satellites to deliver high-speed internet directly to customers’ homes or offices. This means that even those living in rural areas or regions with limited infrastructure can enjoy fast and reliable internet access, making it easier to work, study, and stay connected with friends and family.

The low-earth-orbit satellites used by Meganat’s private internet are positioned much closer to the earth than traditional satellites, which makes them faster and more efficient. This means that customers can enjoy faster download and upload speeds, as well as a more stable connection, even during peak usage times. Meganat’s private internet is a game-changer for those who require high-speed internet access in remote areas or regions with limited infrastructure. With its innovative use of low-earth-orbit satellites, the service provides fast and reliable internet access that is unmatched by traditional providers.


Ambercast, one of the five internets

This closed Wide-Area Network (WAN) is a highly secure and private internet network that is exclusively used by governments and corporations for their internal communication needs. This network is designed to provide a high level of security and privacy to ensure that sensitive information and data are not leaked or compromised in any way. One of the key features of a closed WAN is that it is a closed system that is not connected to any public internet and every user is authenticated. This means that it is not accessible to the general public, and only authorized personnel within the government or corporation or domestic premises can access it. This ensures that the network is not vulnerable to external threats such as cyber-attacks, which are becoming increasingly common in today’s quantum age.

Ambercast is also designed to be highly scalable, meaning that it can handle large volumes of data traffic with ease. This is essential for governments and corporations that need to transfer large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. A closed private WAN is an essential tool for any government or corporation that needs to communicate sensitive information and data securely and privately. It is the first line of defence against external threats and provides a reliable and efficient means of communication within the organization.


A peer-to-peer, NearMe-Area-Network is a cutting-edge technology that enables seamless communication between devices in close proximity. This open internet technology utilizes handsets that act as relay mesh stations for communication traffic, allowing for the creation of a highly efficient network that can transmit data at lightning-fast speeds. The beauty of this technology lies in its ability to harness the power of nearby devices to enhance network coverage and speed. The more devices in the vicinity, the faster and deeper the coverage, making it an ideal solution for densely populated areas such as cities.

This technology is particularly useful in situations where traditional network infrastructure is unavailable or unreliable. For example, in the aftermath of a natural disaster or during a large-scale event, communication networks may become overwhelmed or even fail completely. In these situations, a peer-to-peer, NearMe-Area-Network can provide a reliable means of communication, allowing people to stay connected even when traditional networks are down.

One of the greatest benefits of this technology is that it is highly scalable. As more devices are added to the network, the coverage and speed of communication increase proportionally. This makes it an ideal solution for businesses or organizations that require a flexible and adaptable communication system.
Episoft represents a significant step forward in the world of communication technology. Its ability to provide reliable, high-speed communication in even the most challenging environments makes it a valuable tool for anyone looking to stay connected in an increasingly connected world.


This skilled hacker has a unique way of navigating the internet. They have mastered the art of using internet funnels, which allows them to navigate through existing communication networks seamlessly. By employing a sophisticated dryware system, they are able to create multiple branches between different communication networks, making it easier for them to access the information they need.

The use of dryware technology is crucial to this hacker’s success. It allows them to create a virtual web of connections that can quickly and efficiently link different networks together. This technology is also highly secure, ensuring that the hacker’s identity and location remain hidden at all times. The branches created by hackers between different communication networks establish connections between disparate systems, allowing them to access information that would otherwise be difficult to obtain. This is particularly useful when the hacker is trying to gain access to sensitive information, such as financial data or classified government documents.

Despite the challenges posed by the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, The Agree Tree remains at the forefront of pirate and free access to information. Their ability to create complex networks of communication channels and navigate through them with ease is truly remarkable. With the continued development of dryware technology and other advanced tools, hackers are sure to remain a force to be reckoned with in the world of cybersecurity.

the Angry Tree, one of the five internets

Freddie Jackson – CEO, MercurEx

“We are not breaking any laws. We are simply creating a set of new ones.”

Freddie Jackson – CEO, MercurEx



They hit the street and headed north toward the legal precinct. On the corner of State Street and Old Port Road, they encountered Raul French loitering near a police kiosk.

“Have you heard from Terry?” asked Tucker.

“No.” Eternally dull, French snorted some kwicky.

Tucker turned to Jackson. “Any idea where he’s holed up?”

“No idea.”

A voice called out, “He’s probably gone on a bender.” They all turned to find Nigel Price stepping out of a silver sharecar. “So what monkey business are you baboons up to?”

“We are buying Episoft,” explained Tucker.

“Don’t jack me off, you diseased prick. I have better things to do.”

“We are buying Episoft,” confirmed Jackson.

Gob-smacked, Price followed Tucker and the others up the granite steps towards the Corinth Star Building’s entrance. “Why?” His voice betrayed a hint of excitement.

“Haven’t you heard? Episoft has gone volatile.”

“No.” Price fell briefly silent as the four men entered the elevator. “If that’s the case then everyone will want a piece of the action. This could get expensive. Do we really need Episoft?”

“Yes. In more ways than you could imagine,” said Tucker. 

“Are you sure about this?”

“Have I ever been wrong?”

“No. Even though you’ve totally fucked up in the past year, I’ve never doubted your abilities to spot the good ones.”

“So you are not opposed to this?”

“Fuck no. I’m in, all the way.”

Tucker could sense Freddie Jackson grinning behind him.

Haverick Investment Corporation. 

They jostled out of the elevator and shuffled into a conference room, led by a laconic office zoid meandering on the lumeglass wall.

A group of Haverick executives entered within minutes of their arrival. 

Tucker’s mind went into overdrive; For CEO Thao Berry to take this flash meeting in person indicated that MercurEx still garnered some semblance of respectability out there.

If only Berry knew.

After a brief exchange of hurried pleasantries, Jackson nudged Tucker into action.

“We live in a world with five internets. We have never been able to tame the Cobweb. The Angry Tree will never be secure. The private internets are too private. Satnet and Ambercast have become too expensive and inaccessible. Mr. Berry, my money is riding on the free waves. Yes, it’s chaotic. It hasn’t the coverage or the security the other internets offer, but the value is in this very chaotic nature that Episoft has tapped. The magnetic field, wave peer-to-peer communication network is an ever-evolving beast, much like the early Cobweb used to be. It’s malleable, adaptable, egalitarian, cheap, and most of all, access is free. Our superzoid technology will plug the security issues and the way Episoft is going they’ll be plugging the gap in coverage in no time.”

What a sell! 

In another spacetime dimension, Tucker would have made many people very rich. Instead, the prospect of making many people very dead haunted his immediate reality.

“It’s a spirited investment strategy,” said Berry. “You and your team have a very pragmatic understanding of what you are trying to achieve. I don’t deny Episoft is a powerhouse company and do agree its current crisis is at best superficial.”

“But…” said Jackson.

“We only invest with OE&S accredited firms.”

“We’re accredited,” countered Jackson.

“Episoft isn’t.”

“With due respect, Mr Berry. Time is of the essence here.” Price, a known sucker for Tucker’s pitches, could no longer hold himself back. “We need to act now before Episoft’s stakeholders snap out of their current jitters.”

“I agree that MercurEx is in the perfect position to pull this off, but I’m sorry to say we can’t provide you with the kind of funds necessary to make such an acquisition.”

“Fakeman. What is this shit?”

#According to the Haverick corefront cybe, they are certified by the Office of Corporate Ethics and Standards. They risk losing it. So do we.#

We are wasting time here.

The hustle began.

Team MercurEx left one prominent financial institution, crossed the street, and entered the sumptuous entrance of another.

Tatterdemalion Investments

Sui Generis 

Habani Major

Syndicali Internationale 

Kallman & Kallman

In one instance, they traveled from floor to floor.

By sunset, they had no more Bluezone left on the peninsular to cover.

“Fuck this bullshit door-knocking for investors,” complained an exhausted Price. “I’m going home.”

“We’ll keep you posted,” said Tucker.

Price ignored him. He walked up, hopped into the nearest sharecar, and disappeared down Chesterton Street.

“I guess we try again tomorrow,” offered French, bored as usual.

Tucker threw his hands up, “This is a twenty-four-hour city. We can still keep going.”

“That is why you’re an Uberman, Tucker. You never say die.” French smiled, a rare occurrence, as he too departed on foot, leaving Tucker and Jackson to mull over their next move.

“What now?” After repeating the sales pitch over thirty times, Tucker felt married to it.

“We start over,” answered Jackson. “I think that Haverick CEO Berry seemed keen. Something’s holding him back.”


“Yes. He likes you, a fan for sure, and I’m certain he knows how good your instincts are. All he needs is a little more persuasion.”

“What have you in mind?”

“Home invasion!”

What the fuck?

“No, no, no,” pleaded Tucker.

Tucker’s pleas fell on ears too preoccupied with assembling a crew and a ride. 

“This is crazy.”

Jackson ignored him. “Tachyon, I want a team ready in five minutes. We are going on a raid… to the hills.” 

“I won’t allow it.”

“Come on, Tucker. Don’t be like that.”

“This is not the right way.”

“You are looking at this the wrong way. We are not breaking any laws here. We are simply creating a set of new ones. Come on, this is where the fun begins.”

Barbarians within the Gates.

The biggest threat to mankind is not climate change. It is not war. It is anarchy.

Prime Executive Jorge Wilson

Prime Executive Jorge Wilson

Speech made just prior his assassination.

I stand before you to address a matter of utmost importance—an issue that has the potential to overshadow the most pressing challenges facing humanity. While climate change and war undoubtedly pose significant threats, the greatest danger we face is anarchy.

Anarchy, the absence of a centralized authority or system of governance, may seem like a remote concept to some. But history has shown us that when societies descend into chaos, the consequences can be catastrophic. Anarchy leads to a breakdown of law and order, creating a breeding ground for violence, injustice, and suffering.

When anarchy prevails, society loses its cohesion and the fundamental values that hold us together. The very fabric of our civilization unravels, leaving a void that is swiftly filled by chaos and self-interest. Without the structures and institutions that regulate our behavior and resolve conflicts, our collective well-being is endangered.

Consider the consequences of anarchy upon our daily lives. Our streets would become battlegrounds, as lawlessness and violence run rampant. Communities would fracture, as people retreat into enclaves of self-protection, eroding the bonds of trust and cooperation. The rights and freedoms we hold dear would be undermined, as tyranny and oppression fill the vacuum left by the absence of governance.

Moreover, anarchy threatens our progress as a species. It undermines our ability to tackle global challenges collaboratively. Without a framework for international cooperation and diplomacy, we would be left to fend for ourselves in a world that is increasingly interconnected. Climate change, poverty, inequality—these pressing issues demand collective action and global cooperation. Anarchy undermines our capacity to address them effectively.

However, it is crucial to understand that anarchy is not the same as dissent or calls for change. We must not conflate anarchy with the pursuit of social justice or the desire for a more equitable world. Indeed, peaceful protests and movements for change have played a vital role in advancing our societies. But anarchy, with its inherent chaos and absence of governance, poses a threat that must not be underestimated.

To address this looming danger, we must strengthen our commitment to the rule of law, to democratic institutions, and to the principles of justice and fairness. We must invest in education, critical thinking, and civic engagement, nurturing responsible citizens who understand the importance of social cohesion and cooperation.

It is our responsibility to reject the allure of anarchy and to work tirelessly towards building inclusive societies, where the rule of law prevails, where every individual is afforded dignity and protection, and where the rights and freedoms of all are safeguarded. We must uphold the values that have guided us thus far—values of unity, compassion, and respect for one another.

Let us recognize the profound threat that anarchy poses to mankind. Let us recommit ourselves to the principles that have allowed us to progress as a society. Together, we can build a future where justice prevails, where the rule of law is upheld, and where anarchy remains a distant memory. It is within our power to shape the destiny of humanity, and I implore each and every one of you to join this crucial endeavor.

Black Market

*first published on writerscafe

“I am pleased to announce that we have slain the dragon.”

All the enthusiastic MercurEx employees gathered around the trading oval and cheered. James Tucker had hoped for this type of reaction.

He needed them to know how much he valued their support.

He wanted them to trust him again.

He wanted to trust them back.

“The hypergoblin incursion has been neutralized. It seems we have become experts at killing these things.”

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Spiders in the Office

Having a corporate headquarters is not a requirement of the meganational’s existence, and the rule of law governing corporate activities ceases to be applicable once they declare their independence. The headquarters could be moved to an island, or to a ship, or even into a satellite in space for that matter. Even the location of corporate executives is a separate matter from the rule of law governing the company.

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“This is what THEY want. To continue shackling us with death and taxes. The destruction of Rintexx is evidence of this. They wiped out a commercial breakthrough in stem cell technology that would have made death less certain and now THEY are mobilising to clamp down on any school of economic thought that has the potential to make taxation unnecessary.” -AITHEOS, ROOT//AITHEOS/STEM//9F77.SW32.PP#5.R7G5.%765.&C#S.5@#D.Y#*6.89B8.B!WE//glies.branch/4242