History YMMV / TheNet

2nd Jan '17 7:35:44 PM Kalaong
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** '''Reality'': The impact it has on one's life isn't much worse than a moderate car accident. Everyone, ''including'' the police, knows it can happen, and numerous agencies will seriously investigate claims(and they're usually a ''lot'' less intricate than the film's), as one can't exactly act as a productive member of society whose identity is ''worth'' stealing if a criminal is abusing their identity. You shouldn't act too suspiciously after it happens, but they will be sympathetic(if occasionally [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructively Bureaucratic]]), and one can usually get one's life back in order after a year or two.

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** '''Reality'': '''Reality''': The impact it has on one's life isn't much worse than a moderate car accident. Everyone, ''including'' the police, knows it can happen, and numerous agencies will seriously investigate claims(and they're usually a ''lot'' less intricate than the film's), as one can't exactly act as a productive member of society whose identity is ''worth'' stealing if a criminal is abusing their identity. You shouldn't act too suspiciously after it happens, but they will be sympathetic(if occasionally [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructively Bureaucratic]]), and one can usually get one's life back in order after a year or two.
2nd Jan '17 7:35:19 PM Kalaong
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** Perception: One day you're an upstanding citizen, the next you're a wanted criminal! Apparently-sane law enforcement officials will chase you down and brutalize you simply because some stupid, soulless machine tells them to, and if you insist the machine is wrong they will call you a liar if not an outright lunatic!
** Reality: The impact it has on one's life isn't much worse than a moderate car accident. Everyone, ''including'' the police, knows it can happen, and numerous agencies will seriously investigate claims(and they're usually a ''lot'' less intricate than the film's), as one can't exactly act as a productive member of society whose identity is ''worth'' stealing if a criminal is abusing their identity. You shouldn't act too suspiciously after it happens, but they will be sympathetic(if occasionally [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructively Bureaucratic]]), and one can usually get one's life back in order after a year or two.

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** Perception: '''Prediction''': One day you're an upstanding citizen, the next you're a wanted criminal! Apparently-sane law enforcement officials will chase you down and brutalize you simply because some stupid, soulless machine tells them to, and if you insist the machine is wrong they will call you a liar if not an outright lunatic!
** Reality: '''Reality'': The impact it has on one's life isn't much worse than a moderate car accident. Everyone, ''including'' the police, knows it can happen, and numerous agencies will seriously investigate claims(and they're usually a ''lot'' less intricate than the film's), as one can't exactly act as a productive member of society whose identity is ''worth'' stealing if a criminal is abusing their identity. You shouldn't act too suspiciously after it happens, but they will be sympathetic(if occasionally [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructively Bureaucratic]]), and one can usually get one's life back in order after a year or two.
2nd Jan '17 7:34:50 PM Kalaong
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* NotSoCrazyAnymore=/=ScienceMarchesOn: Yes, the concept of identity theft is terrifying, and the film played on those fears expertly. However;

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* NotSoCrazyAnymore=/=ScienceMarchesOn: NotSoCrazyAnymore / ScienceMarchesOn: Yes, the concept of identity theft is terrifying, and the film played on those fears expertly. However;
2nd Jan '17 7:34:38 PM Kalaong
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* NotSoCrazyAnymore=/=ScienceMarchesOn: Yes, the concept of identity theft is terrifying, and the film played on those fears expertly. However;
** Perception: One day you're an upstanding citizen, the next you're a wanted criminal! Apparently-sane law enforcement officials will chase you down and brutalize you simply because some stupid, soulless machine tells them to, and if you insist the machine is wrong they will call you a liar if not an outright lunatic!
** Reality: The impact it has on one's life isn't much worse than a moderate car accident. Everyone, ''including'' the police, knows it can happen, and numerous agencies will seriously investigate claims(and they're usually a ''lot'' less intricate than the film's), as one can't exactly act as a productive member of society whose identity is ''worth'' stealing if a criminal is abusing their identity. You shouldn't act too suspiciously after it happens, but they will be sympathetic(if occasionally [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructively Bureaucratic]]), and one can usually get one's life back in order after a year or two.
6th Nov '15 4:20:16 PM Menshevik
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* ParanoiaFuel: For the internet age, yo. The bad guys know what cigarettes Angela used to smoke!

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* ParanoiaFuel: For the internet age, yo. The bad guys know what cigarettes Angela used to smoke!smoke!
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film belongs firmly to that brief era when the Internet was brand new, and some people were terrified that it could bring down society.
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