Monday, May 28, 2012

Major Players in the World of Psi-punk

This week we'll take a look at some of the major players in the world of Psi-punk.  These corporations, criminal organizations, and other entities all have reputations for being  powerful in one way or another.  From the megacorporations that control huge interests of the world's population to street gangs that roam nearly unchecked by for-hire police forces, everyone in the year 2096 knows who to watch out for and who will (or won't) watch out for them.

Below is the opening snippet to the Major Players section.  Since the rest of the list is about seven pages long, we've linked to a Google Doc containing all of the background information that this section has to offer.

Take a look at the linked document, share this post with your friends and, as always, feel free to comment.

Major Players

It is important to know who the world’s major players are; that is, who controls the world.  Billions of people work for but a dozen or so of the world’s largest corporations, making some of them more populous (and wealthy) than many small countries. 

Some megacorporations have a corporate culture so well-defined and spread across such vast portions of the planet that it can be difficult to discern a Chinese Macroware employee from a Subsaharan employee, save for the regional differences in height and skin tone.  Many corporate employees even adopt a single spoken dialect, further enforcing their global nature.  In some cases, one’s allegiance to a corporation is stronger than his allegiance to his own country.
Pay attention to the following information, or you may wind up crossing the wrong people.
Google Doc - Major Players.doc