This popular reality show takes excess women from the arcology, forcefully impregnates them and drops them into a wilderness or unpopulated area. The women are followed using VR implant chips, micro drones, and satellite surveillance. This series is praised for exploring and tackling the problems of excess population as well making child birth appear interesting and visceral again. Women who are able to raise their child to one year of age are removed from the series and integrated into their source arcologoy's population structure. The show has won many industry awards for editing and presentation, a typical 15 minute episode, which often has no dialog outside of the pop music sound track, will successfully capture the magic of birth, the bond of motherhood, the tragedy of loss and the primal fear of living alone outside of an arcology.
This unproduced and unstagged reality channel is available 24/7 and follows the activity of the Burn Unit in the Proto-Corp Military Hospital located outside of Kinshasa. The home audience can select between any of 280 cameras in the burn unit and can download the footage to a personal device for later viewing if desired. The channel was originally sponsor by Proto-Corp but has achieved finical independence by selling pop up ad bombs that will enter the screen while viewing.
Father Knows Best
This scripted comedy follows the adventures of successful arcology housing planner Dutch Leopold. When Dutch isn't masterfully making space and distributing rations for the population of his arcology he is advising his teenage sons on their sexual adventures. The story inevitably ends with his sons unable to satisfy their partners and Dutch coming into the bed room to take the reigns and show the younger boys how it is done. The show is both praised and panned (depending on one's social leanings) for its championing of conservative values. Father Knows Best is said to set forth this unrealistic or idealistic father son dynamic where in the father has lots of time to spend with his children, a strong interest their well being and there are no inner family conflicts.
This channel can be streamed while walking anywhere in one of its client arcologies. It super imposes an image over the surroundings and represents all the objects around the viewer in the arcology but removes unsightly trash, ware and tear or graffiti. Furthermore it superimposes images of attractive and healthy individuals over the visage of the people in the viewers immediate vicinity. The channel also adds a layer of interaction, in which the super imposed icons are all gazing at the viewer with lecherous and desirous expressions.
This loosely scripted comedy follows the adventure of Ben Hunley, a man who won his arc Lottery and now joyously passes his days in his archeology compartment. Viewers watch him watch broadcast programs, watch him play video games and watch him have sex with prostitutes all the while looking at the camera critiquing the product he is using. Hunely has proved an excellent platform to promote new media and new sexual service providers. The original Ben Hunley was only streamed in single Lancaster Arcology in England, but since then almost every Arcology has produced its own version of Hunley. Just one episode of Hunely and you feel a lot better about living in an arcology.Go to Comment
Ctesibius Hard Suit
The Ctesbius hard suit was developed originally in Japan, where it was used to respond to natural disasters and fires. The hard suit was fully enclosed and had a breather system to protect the occupant from fire and debris as well a ventilation system to keep the suit bearable when fighting fires. It was discovered that it could rapidly overheat the firefighter inside it.
The Ctesibius, or C-Tes hard suit has a mounting system to carry a conventional fire hose, as well as the ability to carry compressed chemical canisters. The best model of the C-Tes has a double nozzle pump system mounted in each arm and a wide bore hook up point for a water supply umbilical.
The Yakuza appropriated several of these suits and retrofitted them with weapons and oni masks. The few that survive are museum pieces, or trophies in retired oyabun mansions.Go to Comment
Prefect Chu and Prefect Jin
The Prefect series of hard suits was pioneered by China, which would go on to become the core of the ACPS. The Prefect was created as a police and law enforcement power suit, and carried substantial ballistic armor against small arms. The design was quickly exported/stolen to other countries where the power suit would be put into production, usually with cosmetic modifications. The Chu model is a standard form and can use paramilitary firearms, but can also use manual tools with both of it's hands. It was the more common model outside of China. The non-Chinese Chus were commonly given cosmetic upgrades to their appearance, with the most obvious and perhaps over the top going to the British 'Bobby' which while effective, was ruthlessly mocked for basically being a power suit with a hat.
The Jin model was used by paramilitary police organizations and it carried an offhand armor shield that was able to stop almost all small arms fire as well as some vehicle scale weapons. The main arm had a hard mounted forearm grenade launcher that had a variable loader system and could swap between two different types of grenades. Flash bangs and gas grenades were the main types used but in several riots there are horrific videos of Jins using what are obviously concussion and fragmentation grenades against rioters.
The two types of police hard suit are still in use, though no longer the Chinese sources Chu and Jin. There is a common Patrol type and a paramilitary SWAT type. Unlike the non-modular Chu and Jin, most modern police armors can chose to equip a shield and anti-riot and pacification systems are now generally shoulder mounted.Go to Comment