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The Rich Live Longer [Detailed - Open]

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RealisticFantasy

✯ Raccoon Catcher ✯


Popularity is power.

Imagine a world filled only with the kindest, most interesting people. No more unfriendly interactions with strangers on the street. No more lackluster thanks for your thoughtful, heartfelt gifts. Those that think only of themselves will be no more thanks to the ingenuity of Intuitech!

Launching immediately are Intuitech's new Ocular Implants that allow for full integration of the brand-new Sociability, Tactfulness, Amicability, and Talent Universal Scoring, or STATUS, system. Every individual on the planet will be assigned a STATUS ranking, ranging from 0 to 5. These baseline ratings will be generated from information provided from your social media feed and other past online interactions.

Does your rating seem low? Worry not! Simply get out into the world and be the best person you can be. Watch your STATUS ranking rise as your friends, family, and co-workers give feedback to the STATUS system. That's right! Your STATUS is determined by those around you. Think of it like reviewing businesses or services, but for people.

Those with consistently low STATUS will be referred to our STATUS help program. By partnering with law enforcement and local government, STATUS allows for early interception of potentially dangerous individuals. Individuals that continue to have a STATUS of 2.5 or lower will automatically enlisted in the STATUS assistance program, which allows individuals to meet with specialized STATUS advisers. Those that prove dangerous will be referred to local law enforcement. For individuals who just seem to have trouble with the STATUS system, counseling will be provided and a sure boost in STATUS will follow! It's a win-win for everybody!

Welcome, citizen, to a new and exciting future! And remember, Intuitech is here to bring your better tomorrow, today.











Time is money.
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Citizen, your time is valuable. How many times have you heard it before? But, oh, what little truth there was to it. What value did your time have? What goods could you exchange it before? Well, no more! Your time is the currency of the future. Exchange a handful of minutes for a cup of coffee, a few hours for a cross-country flight, a couple years for a brand-new swimming pool.

But, your time is limited, I hear you say? You only have so many years to give? While that is true, Intuitech brings you yet another innovation to shatter the confines of reality. No longer are we limited to a handful of decades on this beautiful blue planet. If you can earn the time, you could live hundreds, even thousands, of years! Even better, full integration with the Intuitech system allows the freezing of the aging process. You can be forever youthful and beautiful. Sign up today and earn a bonus decade!

Remember, citizen. Intuitech is here to serve you, the people, and bring you your better tomorrow, today!






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Hello all! I'll probably update this page later to make it look pretty but here goes the temporary stuff.

I recently watched the episode of Black Mirror with the social media rating scale (Nosedive). I thought it was an interesting concept and wanted to add in another one of my favorite dsytopian ideas: the currency system from the movie In Time.

Basically, our characters would all be outcasts/shunned from society for whatever reason and they hack and dismantle the system. Obviously, the ideas will be more fleshed out as we progress but that's the basic gist. I'm looking for 2-4 detailed and advanced RPers that would be interested in this. This is not first come, first serve. Feel free to PM or reply with questions, comments, or interest.

 
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SkyGinge

Shroom for More Effort
Also potentially interested, waiting on confirmation of certain details. What I'm curious about is what sway Intuitech have over this world - it seems to me like they've become a sort of corporate dictatorship governing over culture and society. How did this come to pass? I'm also wondering what this world looks like - is it like the present day, or are we in a kind of dystopian future where things have moved on, technology has developed further and become more widespread, etc? Finally I'm wondering what our characters' main goal is - sure we're outcasts but that doesn't mean we have to go about unravelling the entire system (especially if we can survive off of stealing other people's time).

Thanks!
 
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RealisticFantasy

✯ Raccoon Catcher ✯
Also potentially interested, waiting on confirmation of certain details. What I'm curious about is what sway Intuitech have over this world - it seems to me like they've become a sort of corporate dictatorship governing over culture and society. How did this come to pass? I'm also wondering what this world looks like - is it like the present day, or are we in a kind of dystopian future where things have moved on, technology has developed further and become more widespread, etc? Finally I'm wondering what our characters' main goal is - sure we're outcasts but that doesn't mean we have to go about unravelling the entire system (especially if we can survive off of stealing other people's time).

Thanks!
I imagine it developed over time like a cultural snowball. At first, it was just cool gadgets that increased the standard of living and then it developed into a societal pressure that everyone needed whatever new tech they rolled out. Eventually, the elite realized the sway they had and decided to cement themselves as the elite which developed into the point we find ourselves at. It’s definitely a more distant future, cyberpunk-ish. As for motivation, that’s really character by character... which adds interesting conflict and character dynamics! What is the best action to take? Why should they help others or help themselves? Do you want to just survive or thrive? Should you overthrow and dismantle the system... for the betterment of everyone or just to place yourselves at the top of the hierarchy? You could always play a reluctant type that's pushed by majority rule. I imagine the characters involved would have a particular distaste for the system due to some event or situation specific to them which would then motivate them to enact change in their world. Sure, they could continue to survive as they are (maybe?) but stagnant characters that are perfectly satisfied with their current situation and have no reason to change it sure aren't interesting to write nor read about. :)

I'm very open-ended on plot points as I like for every writer and every character to contribute to the story in a meaningful way.
 
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