History WMG / JohnnyMnemonic

15th Oct '17 10:36:36 AM zarpaulus
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[[WMG: Johnny's Backstory]]
He became a data courier after a falling out with his mother, she didn't approve of his spending his allowance on $10,000 hookers. After she died
[=PharmaKom=]'s lawyers took advantage of his implant-derived amnesia to seize all her assets.
26th Dec '16 11:11:10 AM SeanMurrayI
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* Our hero uploaded more than his brain could handle and promptly died on the spot.

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* Our hero uploaded more than his brain could handle and promptly died on the spot.



* The hotel was horrible, and they couldn't have it brought to them by room service.
** She could've also been the 10,000 $-hooker he screamed for in the famous (or infamous) rant.

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* The hotel was horrible, and they couldn't have it brought to them by room service.
** * She could've also been the 10,000 $-hooker he screamed for in the famous (or infamous) rant.



* The only explicit detail we ever learn about her death is that she died "to protect [=PharmaKom=]'s profit margins", therefore, we can determine from this that she could have played a role in leaking the cure to the corporate "defectors" who got the data to Johnny. Takahashi's daughter was spotted by her enemies during her secret mission and wound up killed.
** I thought it pretty obvious that she died of NAS, which [[spoiler: Pharmakom was suppressing the cure to.]]
*** The computer AI informs Takahashi that [=PharmaKom=] "let [his] daughter die", but that's because they refused to give her food and water while in captivity after her failed mission.

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* The only explicit detail we ever learn about her death is that she died "to protect [=PharmaKom=]'s profit margins", therefore, we can determine from this that she could have played a role in leaking the cure to the corporate "defectors" who got the data to Johnny. Takahashi's daughter was spotted by her enemies during her secret mission and wound up killed.
** * I thought it pretty obvious that she died of NAS, which [[spoiler: Pharmakom was suppressing the cure to.]]
*** ** The computer AI informs Takahashi that [=PharmaKom=] "let [his] daughter die", but that's because they refused to give her food and water while in captivity after her failed mission.



* NAS is actually a bioweapon. The data on the cure also contains the data on how to make it in the first place. This is why only certain people can be trusted with the data, and the original was destroyed.
** If it was engineered as such, why would the [=PharmaKom=] corporation make it fatal so it would actively kill off their potential drug customers?
** If the bad guys went through all that trouble and unleashed the virus on an unsuspecting global populace, why wouldn't they have marketed the cure to deliberately shore up business for themselves, anyway? Why would [=PharmaKom=] still hide the cure from their ranking executives, like Takahashi, so they couldn't protect themselves and their own families from the plague they deliberately unleashed on the rest of the world?
* Johnny actually did inherit a ton of cash from his mom, and also makes hundreds of thousands of dollars per run. This is how he got his current implant and memory doubler, and why Spider notes that his cyberware is really upscale. This is also how Johnny can afford room service, $10000-per-night hookers, and hotels like the Imperial in Tokyo. However, the procedure that he needs to get his memories back will cost billions of dollars.
** Ralfi explicitly mentions the fee for removing Johnny's implant is $1.5 million, after inflating from $800K, well short of over a billion dollars.
** This also wouldn't explain why Johnny would have had his implant installed and wound up in this line of work, if he were already living comfortably on a large inheritance beforehand and would have already had more than enough money for the $1.5 million removal fee in Chiba City.
* When Johnny got his implant, his mom AI detected this, and copied his childhood memories to a safe place. She also put in him a directive to make him want to get his memories back.
** Since [=PharmaKom=] is only established as a drug company and isn't understood to be in the business of cybernetic implant procedures (let alone, implicitly illegal ones that require Johnny's implant to be disguised as a prosthesis for treating dyslexia), how would the AI (established as [=PharmaKom=] property kept on their own computer network) have been able to find out where had actually gone to get this procedure done and track down his childhood memories in order to move them to a [=PharmaKom=] computer databank?
* Johnny's mother AI was also the one who arranged the final job, and she put Johnny's lost memories into the data about NAS.
** Which wouldn't explain how the memories would selectively remain in Johnny's head while everything else in the implant is broadcast around the world by the [=LoTeks=].
** Raises additional questions as to why the AI couldn't have helped to cover up the initial theft or prevented the very corporation she created (and still consults, we are told) from sending the Yakuza to kill the corporate traitors and hunt down Johnny.

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* NAS is actually a bioweapon. The data on the cure also contains the data on how to make it in the first place. This is why only certain people can be trusted with the data, and the original was destroyed.
** * If it was engineered as such, why would the [=PharmaKom=] corporation make it fatal so it would actively kill off their potential drug customers?
** * If the bad guys went through all that trouble and unleashed the virus on an unsuspecting global populace, why wouldn't they have marketed the cure to deliberately shore up business for themselves, anyway? Why would [=PharmaKom=] still hide the cure from their ranking executives, like Takahashi, so they couldn't protect themselves and their own families from the plague they deliberately unleashed on the rest of the world?
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Johnny actually did inherit a ton of cash from his mom, and also makes hundreds of thousands of dollars per run. This is how he got his current implant and memory doubler, and why Spider notes that his cyberware is really upscale. This is also how Johnny can afford room service, $10000-per-night hookers, and hotels like the Imperial in Tokyo. However, the procedure that he needs to get his memories back will cost billions of dollars.
** * Ralfi explicitly mentions the fee for removing Johnny's implant is $1.5 million, after inflating from $800K, well short of over a billion dollars.
** * This also wouldn't explain why Johnny would have had his implant installed and wound up in this line of work, if he were already living comfortably on a large inheritance beforehand and would have already had more than enough money for the $1.5 million removal fee in Chiba City.
* When Johnny got his implant, his mom AI detected this, and copied his childhood memories to a safe place. She also put in him a directive to make him want to get his memories back.
** * Since [=PharmaKom=] is only established as a drug company and isn't understood to be in the business of cybernetic implant procedures (let alone, implicitly illegal ones that require Johnny's implant to be disguised as a prosthesis for treating dyslexia), how would the AI (established as [=PharmaKom=] property kept on their own computer network) have been able to find out where had actually gone to get this procedure done and track down his childhood memories in order to move them to a [=PharmaKom=] computer databank?
* Johnny's mother AI was also the one who arranged the final job, and she put Johnny's lost memories into the data about NAS.
** * Which wouldn't explain how the memories would selectively remain in Johnny's head while everything else in the implant is broadcast around the world by the [=LoTeks=].
** * Raises additional questions as to why the AI couldn't have helped to cover up the initial theft or prevented the very corporation she created (and still consults, we are told) from sending the Yakuza to kill the corporate traitors and hunt down Johnny.
26th Dec '16 11:08:20 AM SeanMurrayI
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"Treating the disease is more profitable than curing it" because NAS is, literally, THE only disease left that can get people sick after Nobel Prize-winning scientists already cured everything else, including the common cold and cancer, making NAS drugs the one remaining industry for global pharmaceutical corporations. Without public demand for NAS drugs, [=PharmaKom=] have absolutely no other business in the field of medicine.

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"Treating the disease is more profitable than curing it" because NAS is, literally, THE only known disease left remaining in the world that can get infect people sick after Nobel Prize-winning scientists already cured everything else, including the common cold and cancer, making NAS drugs the one remaining industry for global pharmaceutical corporations. Without public demand for NAS drugs, [=PharmaKom=] have absolutely no other business in the field of medicine.
25th Dec '16 8:36:24 PM SeanMurrayI
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[[WMG: NAS is the only disease humans contract on the entire planet in 2021]]

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[[WMG: NAS is the only disease infecting humans contract and most house pets on the entire planet Earth in 2021]]
25th Dec '16 8:34:19 PM SeanMurrayI
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[[WMG: NAS is the only disease humans contract on the entire planet in 2021]]
"Treating the disease is more profitable than curing it" because NAS is, literally, THE only disease left that can get people sick after Nobel Prize-winning scientists already cured everything else, including the common cold and cancer, making NAS drugs the one remaining industry for global pharmaceutical corporations. Without public demand for NAS drugs, [=PharmaKom=] have absolutely no other business in the field of medicine.
29th Oct '15 6:44:47 AM SeanMurrayI
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** Since [=PharmaKom=] is only established as a drug company and isn't understood to be in the business of cybernetic implant procedures (let alone, implicitly illegal ones that require Johnny's implant to be disguised as a prosthesis for treating dyslexia), how would the AI have known established as [=PharmaKom=] property kept on their own computer network) have been able to find out where had actually gone to get this procedure done and track down his childhood memories in order to move them to a [=PharmaKom=] computer databank?

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** Since [=PharmaKom=] is only established as a drug company and isn't understood to be in the business of cybernetic implant procedures (let alone, implicitly illegal ones that require Johnny's implant to be disguised as a prosthesis for treating dyslexia), how would the AI have known established (established as [=PharmaKom=] property kept on their own computer network) have been able to find out where had actually gone to get this procedure done and track down his childhood memories in order to move them to a [=PharmaKom=] computer databank?
27th Oct '15 9:12:35 AM SeanMurrayI
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** If the bad guys went through all that trouble and unleashed the virus on an unsuspecting global populace, why wouldn't they have marketed the cure to deliberately shore up business for themselves, anyway? Why did [=PharmaKom=] still hide the cure from their ranking executives, like Takahashi, so they couldn't protect themselves and their own families from the plague they deliberately unleashed on the rest of the world?

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** If the bad guys went through all that trouble and unleashed the virus on an unsuspecting global populace, why wouldn't they have marketed the cure to deliberately shore up business for themselves, anyway? Why did would [=PharmaKom=] still hide the cure from their ranking executives, like Takahashi, so they couldn't protect themselves and their own families from the plague they deliberately unleashed on the rest of the world?



** [=PharmaKom=] is only established as a drug company and isn't understood to be in the business of cybernetic implant procedures, let alone implicitly illegal ones that require Johnny's implant to be disguised as a prosthesis for treating dyslexia. And, if Johnny went elsewhere on a seedy black market to get his procedure done, how did the AI (established as [=PharmaKom=] property kept on their own computer network) know where in Singapore Johnny was dumping these memories to somehow move to the [=PharmaKom=] network?

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** Since [=PharmaKom=] is only established as a drug company and isn't understood to be in the business of cybernetic implant procedures, let alone procedures (let alone, implicitly illegal ones that require Johnny's implant to be disguised as a prosthesis for treating dyslexia. And, if Johnny went elsewhere on a seedy black market to get his procedure done, dyslexia), how did would the AI (established have known established as [=PharmaKom=] property kept on their own computer network) know have been able to find out where in Singapore Johnny was dumping these had actually gone to get this procedure done and track down his childhood memories in order to somehow move them to the a [=PharmaKom=] network?computer databank?



** Raises seriously questions as to why the AI couldn't have helped to cover up the initial theft or prevented the very corporation she created (and still consults, we are told) from sending the Yakuza to kill the corporate traitors and hunt down Johnny.

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** Raises seriously additional questions as to why the AI couldn't have helped to cover up the initial theft or prevented the very corporation she created (and still consults, we are told) from sending the Yakuza to kill the corporate traitors and hunt down Johnny.



* Then why wouldn't anyone getting the data to Johnny explicitly promise him this, instead of just handing him unnecessary large sums of cash?

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* Then why wouldn't anyone getting the data to Johnny explicitly promise him this, this as payment in the first place, instead of just handing him unnecessary wiring large sums of cash?
cash to Johnny's Swiss bank account?



* If the Artificial Intelligence orchestrated all of this and is said to still consult with [=PharmaKom's=] executive board in her virtual computer form, how come she couldn't have covered up the theft itself and prevented the corporation from sending Yakuza death squads after Johnny?
* Why couldn't the corporate defectors that the AI presumably helped steal the data tell Johnny that he was purposefully hired by them so they can give Johnny exactly what he seeks, if he moves their data to Newark and not have to bother paying him with any cash (which they could have presumably used to afford even greater personal security)?

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* If the Artificial Intelligence orchestrated all of this and is said to still consult with [=PharmaKom's=] executive board in her virtual computer form, how come why wouldn't she couldn't have covered done anything to cover up the theft itself and prevented prevent the corporation from sending Yakuza death squads after Johnny?
* Why couldn't wouldn't the corporate defectors that the AI presumably helped steal the data tell Johnny that he was purposefully hired by them so they can give Johnny exactly what he seeks, if he moves their data to Newark and not have to bother paying him with any cash (which they could have presumably used to afford even greater personal security)?
16th Oct '15 2:10:21 PM SeanMurrayI
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** If the bad guys went through all that trouble and unleashed the virus on an unsuspecting global populace, why wouldn't they have marketed the cure to deliberately shore up business for themselves, anyway? Why did [=PharmaKom=] still hide the cure from their ranking executives, like Takahashi, to protect themselves and their own families from the plague they deliberately unleashed on the rest of the world?

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** If the bad guys went through all that trouble and unleashed the virus on an unsuspecting global populace, why wouldn't they have marketed the cure to deliberately shore up business for themselves, anyway? Why did [=PharmaKom=] still hide the cure from their ranking executives, like Takahashi, to so they couldn't protect themselves and their own families from the plague they deliberately unleashed on the rest of the world?
16th Oct '15 2:05:09 PM SeanMurrayI
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** Raises seriously questions as to why the AI couldn't have helped to cover up the initial theft or prevented the very corporation she created (and still consults, we are told) from sending the Yakuza to kill the corporate traitors and hunt down Johnny.
16th Oct '15 1:54:08 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Then why wouldn't anyone getting the data to Johnny not explicitly promise him this, instead of just handing him cash?

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* Then why wouldn't anyone getting the data to Johnny not explicitly promise him this, instead of just handing him unnecessary large sums of cash?
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