Gamedec Lore Update - Everyday Life In the 22nd Century

Those of you following the development of Anshar Studios’ cyberpunk detective RPG Gamedec might be interested in this new lore-rich article that focuses on the everyday life of your average 22nd century Polish citizen. Here are a few paragraphs to get you started:

What does the life of a statistical citizen of the Gamedecverse look like? It depends on the cultural circle, the specific job, and continent, but let's focus here mainly on Warsaw City.

Social Media

In the GamedecVerse, social media exists, and it's so obvious that it's overall ubiquitous. To NOT BE on social media, you have to block out a lot of things, because if you don't, and you agree to all the questions while registering your walktel / omnic / glasses / lenses, here's what will happen to the life of an average citizen [let’s call him Victor]:
  • His walktel / omnic will create a continuous network logging. That is, it will record everything he sees and hears. The device records until it runs out of storage media. When it runs out, it places everything in a theoretically private secure cloud and then, using the device's internal memory, overwrites the previous logging. As a rule, one string lasts about a week.
  • The artificial intelligence of the walktel / omnic will post to the Citizen Hub (more commonly known as CitHub, or Hub) those moments of his life that contain a lot of emotion, which the device will detect by analyzing the owner's tone of voice and the people around him.
Intimate life scenes are not posted in Citizen Hub. You need to enable this option (unlike all the others) and enjoy watching your own and others' exploits in the Erotic Hub, where only those who have enabled the appropriate option in their devices have access.

CitHub looks like a massive space in which you swim like a diver in the depths. Closest to you are the logins of your close friends, further away your distant friends, the bottom represents the past, and the ocean's surface is the present. Each new entry pushes the one that has been "floating" on the surface so far down. Each Hub user can organize the space in their own way and divide it into sectors, but this is the most popular Hub arrangement. Slightly less popular is the sphere in the middle of which the user is located. His friends determine the area of the sphere. This arrangement only works for people who have a small number of friends (determined by the Hub). Of course, your hub space can look as you wish: choose the animations that fill it and enjoy your Hub! Be in the ocean, in space, among the clouds. The sky is the limit.

If someone wants to capture a particular part of their life in CitHub, they activate the "Hub Me" command. Then he or she uploads a holm or a pholo to the Hub, usually accompanied by a comment.

If you want to capture a scene in true 3D, you use the "Scene" command, and then everyone can see the object you filmed from every angle you used.

Privacy issues

Social media like CitHub or others like it (CitHub is the most popular, though) destroy privacy, so there is a large percentage of people who don't use the Hub's benefits. It's over 50% of the population, with over 80% of users among young people using the Hub and dropping below 20% among adults. In many professions, network logging is inconvenient/compromising, and in others, it compromises discretion.

High-level managers, gamekeepers, detectives, police officers, military, Out-Rangers, priests, lawyers, IT workers, and corporate employees have most network logging features turned off, not to say that they have logging turned off at all. But many of them, for fear of leaks, turn off private logging as well.