Robbin' Hood

Avatar Author: DoItForScience I write some things, I bullshit others. My age is a secret. Second class gramma ninja extraordinaire, international spy for the League of Awesomeness. Shhhhhh.... Thanks to Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy for leading me to... Read Bio

Truth be told, I was in a dying profession. Identity theft in the modern world required vast computing resources for a couple of reasons. First, there is the code breaking, smashing through the encryption layered on all “valuable”, “private” data everywhere. Second is the economic reality of the day: most people don’t have money, they have debt. You have to search long and hard to find somebody who isn’t living on a “Government” enforced budget.

The whole truth be told, I was in one of the oldest professions, and it’s not going away any time soon: the Mercenary. I wore another hat too, one with a powerful name in this country. I was a Revolutionary, sought out for my skills in hacking. My job was to collect as much personal, private debt as I could from the people on the street and transfer it to the executives of the MegaCorps or to the books of the corporations themselves — to wage economic warfare on the MegaCorporations that ran the show now. I was a strange sort of modern-day Robin Hood.

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  1. Amj Lone Writer

    Hmm, this could turn out in so many different and interesting ways. I like the idea.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    wow what an awesome profession you have developed! I mean the groundwork is there, like all good cyberpunk, but you have given the theft depth. :) and given an enemy.
    The best part, the acting in the best interests, that is EXACTLY what i was going for. :)

  3. Avatar Alexa Reed (LoA)

    Reminds me of “Wisdom”, except high-tech. And better written.

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