In the not-too-distant future, Britain is a high-tech paradise. Its citizens live and work in an augmented reality that makes the real world seem dull. Crime has virtually vanished, thanks largely to the security app ‘ModNet’. Employing thousands of casual workers to analyse and identify possible undesirables using a vast network of data, Modnet sells this information on to corporations big and small. ‘Moderated’ citizens find themselves barred from shops and workplaces, never knowing who blacklisted them or why.
A small group of Dissidents seeks to challenge ModNet’s hold on society and disrupt the tech corporations that use it. Attempting to evade the Moderators’ notice, they swap coded messages online, planning to hack communications hubs at various locations to disable ModNet’s grotesque distortion of reality.
What’s your reality?
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