Movies of Relevance:
Work from home with your own drone. Amazing applications for law enforcement, soldiery, hazmat, extreme climate operations, playthings of the rich, elite, and wealthy. Of course thats not really the president, its his HRCV Surrogate. Rental bodies, become your online avatar with custom shells, and that hot blonde with the huge tatas could actually be a 350 pound comic book guy in his rec room
Recordable memories for sale, or theft.
Caching data inside your head, EM and computer viruses crossing over into biological systems, genetically engineered dolphin hackers, underground gangsta luddites. Some information wouldnt be trusted to encryption, and a courier can avoid most forms of detection. Shadowrun bonus points for other body mods.
Repo! The Genetic Operahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repo_the_genetic_opera
Organ cloning, financed surgery and body parts, Zydrate addiction, the repo men.
Really? Who hasn't seen it? A basis for Synthetic Reality, log into Google via brain jacking. Add in Strange Days and you can buy other people's experiences. Why watch the Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian sex tape when for $49.99 you can download it, load it into your feedback system and you get to bone celebutards. Porn gets a whole new angle, and with the tech from Surrogates meshed with this, you can buy tickets to a major sporting event, attend at the front line/row from your living room. Artificial Scarcity makes cheaper seats 'farther away' from the action. Add in the new phase of chat rooms... amazing. Holodeck +10
OCP, cyborg cops, gritty greasy and bloody. 1st movie only.
The movie was garbled, but the idea of the government controlling fertility is interesting. Having real children is a legal action, requiring tests and applications, everyone else has to settle for either a hitomi robot child, or having synthetic children in sythetic reality programs.
What's it like living in the slums away from the shadows of the Arcologies? Steel Harbor is a relict from the 21st century and retains it's freedom by being poor, wretched, and unimportant in the global game.
City of Emberhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Ember
Whimsical and not fitting the tone I want, but an interesting look at life in an underground city that has been forgotten
A real mind screw, this film gave up artificial memories. In a world of clones and replicated humans, artificial memories would be important, giving the new people a sense of past even if it is completely false. The kicker, is that the clones would not know that their memories are false, their Shell Beach is a shibboleth marking them as false humans.
Dystopian techno prisons. While the Matrix/Synthetic Reality could be used as a fantastic prison system, its not going to be horribly deterring to criminals. Fortress allows megacorps to use criminals for technological and biological research, as well as removing said people from any sort of contact with bright shiny happy society
High tech is ever present and overlooked (sick sticks, eye transplants, retina based advertising, nods to advanced pharmacueticals, etc) but the real gem are the PreCogs. CthulhuTech parapsychics with clairvoyance and other mental gifts. Less potent, but with more numbers, a psychic cop... toss in some cyborg cops, some surrogate red shirts...
Because space is kinda junky and crappy before the aliens show up. Sex dolls, killer robots, hijacked cruise ships, and a crude mechanical penis gag
This is why self replicating, self adapting robot killing machines are a very very bad idea. Also an idea of what a non-human intelligence might evolve into given a familiar start
Vat grown, pre-programmed human soldiers, more flexible and innovative that robots, not requiring a constant network signal for surrogate soldiers, and dehumanized by brutal in-vatro false memories and training.
Space travel, slums on mars, genetic modification (three boobs are 50% better than two) and more for artificial memories for sale.