Uday, the hacker/terrorist, the gang of net saboteurs,
and they thugs they helped escape from jail are
hiding out in a safe house. Uday sneaks off and
goes to his computer. He enters a virtual reality
chatroom. These chatrooms are virtual reality
rooms, wherein people pick a net personality and
chat real time in various virtual reality environments.
He first goes through a series of photos for his
net personaltiy. He comes across a photo of Matt,
and likes what he sees.
would look good as this guy! (He puts on a pair
of special glasses) Watch out ladies.
makes a clicking noises and prepares to cruise for
women on the net.
to track down net terrorist who shut down the
net the night before, and who helped several dangerous
criminals to escape, agent Toni Forelli and her
team decide to search internet virtual reality
chat rooms. Going through a list of possible sites
she comes across the Yellow Rose chatroom, which
is described as a "virtual forum for professional
computer engineers." She puts on a pair of
special glasses and enters the room. Meanwhile
a team of net force agents monitor the chat, in
hopes of tracking down the location of the terrorists.
The chatroom is like some Texas
biker bar, but is really a computer geek, named
Elliot Rosenberg, from Cleveland, this is just
his virtual reality avatar, "The Crusher,"
and all the customer look mean and tough, but
they like Elliot are all chatters in the VR chartroom
bar -- we do not see her, except for glimpses.
She starts talking to a computer nerd who is using
the persona of a big bad biker with a long beard,
tattoos, etc. He starts talking computer nerd
stuff to her, coming on to her. Meanwhile in back
of him is Matt's persona for Uday Shankar; he
is talking to a bartender about the net.
Ah, nooo.... no... no.... That's not the problem
the problem is the whole cyber universe expanding
so fast. Any kid who can hyperlink a gig is a web
master now days. That's it, right.... right?
biker turns and looks at Matt. The agent becomes
interested in what Matt has to say, realizing
he could be their suspect. In the Matt persona
Uday really tries to smooze the agent -- not realizing
with whom he is talking. Matt's persona is smug
about his computer talents, and appears to envision
himself as a ladies' man.
you referring to the web crash last night?
No, (stops talking to the bartender, and turns to
talk to Toni, he tries to lay on the charm, coming
on to her, and showing off) No, I wasn't, but I
Because I was thinking whoever pulled that stunt
off must be quite a bright hacker.
(Acting out the emotions of Uday who is
smug about what he had done) I wouldn't exactly
refer to it as a stunt. It had
wide reaching implications. But
I would have to agree with the second party of your
scene flashes to Uday in front of his terminal,
pleased with himself.
scene flashes back to Matt's persona in the VR
to lure him into giving away information) I didn't
think it was possible with all the safe guards.
It can be done. It all comes down to acess
scene flashes to Uday. He is so smug about what
he did that he begins to give more and more information
All they have to do is shut off the usual data stream
and replace it with one of their own.
scene flashes back to the VR chatroom.
But to do that wouldn't you have to.... to take
over the entire net?
No, just the key parts of it. Just the routers and
the nexus boards.
There are tens of thousands of those, no one can
take them all over at once!
scene flashes to Uday
scene flashes back to the VR chatroom.
satellite! There's only a few dozen of those.
You mean somebody hacked into the satellites?
....or their base stations. All they need is control
of the uplinks.
other computers the two other agents are trying
to track down Uday's location. Toni Forelli keeps
Uday chatting in his Matt personal to get more
information, and stall for time so the agents
can track him down his location. .
But that's net hardware. Doesn't
that require special government access and codes?
No mere hacker could do that.
(We see and hear them simultaneously answer) Exactly!!
agents motion to her that they have tracked him
down. The prepare to send forces to apprehend
him. One of the agents puts on a set of the special
VR glasses and enters the bar. He situates himself
behind the VR Matt.
So, why would anybody want to do this?
That's a very good question. I'm
not completely sure I'm equipped to answer it.
But what's your hunch?....
someone trying to control or destroy
(Still chuckling) I don't know, but anyone good enough
to override that level of system checks is probably
good enough to enginer men right out of prison (Uday
has given too much away).
Are you referring to the Westover breakout.
have now tracked him down. Uday realizes he has
said too much.
(Flustered) No.... not necessarily.
TONI: (She flashes her badge, we
only see her arm and the badge) I'm Deputy Commander
Forelli of Netforce, and I request you surrender
your identity and location. You are wanted for questioning.
If you leave this site you'll be in violation--
as the second agent attempts to apprehend VR Matt
UDay removes his VR glasses and Matt disappears.
However, it is too late and the Netforces agents
are on to Uday's location.