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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2013, 11:50 pm 
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People would have no secrets and every fiber of their being would be anyone's knowledge at the slightest touch. All the negatives within the world keep "life" balanced and if everything becomes too positive everyone would be living a "lie" because they must adapt to change their ways from having a mystery to being an open book. You would be forced to think about what you do before you act, which is an upside, but that would take the risk and challenge out of life trying to be the "perfect" person knowing if you messed up anyone/everyone would soon know.


Good points. Some issues we can thus explore would be like conformity, the need for perfection, complete lack of privacy.

-It is common to touch people when you meet them, to introduce yourself completely and completely learn about the other. Those who refuse are viewed very negatively, immoral and suspicous.
-Complete candor in everyone, since lying is easy to tell.
-Privacy is almost nonexistent, all your most intimate details are know to everyone.
-Romance is completely different, for example cheating is impossible. How exactly this plays out should be a topic of discussion, since many stories will likely involve romance.

Just a couple ideas to demonstrate an open society would still be interesting, and have space for complex characters with unique stories of dealing with this strange shock.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories
PostPosted: February 25th, 2013, 2:11 pm 
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-Adultery is a highly punishable offense; likewise, divorce is incredibly frowned upon, as people should know instantly that they are compatible.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories
PostPosted: February 26th, 2013, 1:00 am 
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-Numerous politicians in trouble for shady pasts and dealings becoming just a touch away. Potential for disaster in the governments of the world runs rampant.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories
PostPosted: March 5th, 2013, 5:58 pm 
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I'm going to update the first post with a list of the issues that people haven't disliked openly. If anyone has any more ideas for issues, you have 48 hours to say them.

Note: Some of the issues overlapped, so in those cases, I skipped them. Some of Pengu's stuff on culture, for example, seemed like it would fall under the "open society" thing that was already pitched. I also didn't list anything that somebody openly didn't like, such as my "closed culture" pitch. If you don't see your suggestion up and would like to make a case for having them as separate issues, bicker about that now.

After this, we're moving onto issue claims, and that may require some registration or something, I don't know. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it in 48 hours.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Last call for issues)
PostPosted: March 5th, 2013, 8:28 pm 
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- Employers instantly know if you'd be a good, hard-working employee or not. People with lifelong dreams and skill are easily hired without needing to prove themselves, and people that are otherwise asses can't even get a job at Wal-mart because everyone already knows they'd just be slacking off and/or stealing from the company. Whether this makes unemployment rampant or causes society as a whole to care more about their futures is your call.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Last call for issues)
PostPosted: March 5th, 2013, 8:49 pm 
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- Employers instantly know if you'd be a good, hard-working employee or not. People with lifelong dreams and skill are easily hired without needing to prove themselves, and people that are otherwise asses can't even get a job at Wal-mart because everyone already knows they'd just be slacking off and/or stealing from the company. Whether this makes unemployment rampant or causes society as a whole to care more about their futures is your call.

Actually, it's whoever-claims-that-issue's call. If it gets added, I'll sum it up as "Class stratification", and the issue owner can decide the degree.

I'll go through these new ones on Thursday to make sure I'm not adding things people don't like.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Last call for issues)
PostPosted: March 5th, 2013, 11:55 pm 
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Dictatorships/totalitarian governments are hard to form, but once in place, and highly effective.

"Oral" storytelling, telling stories via sharing memories with others, is still the most common form of storytelling, more so than literature, film, or music.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Last call for issues)
PostPosted: March 6th, 2013, 2:47 am 
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Conflicts arise when 2 people remember the same event differently.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Last call for issues)
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A new branch in market and science is created dedicated to preserving the memories of dreams.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Last call for issues)
PostPosted: March 7th, 2013, 7:15 pm 
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Closing the issue of issues.

The next step is to claim the issues that made it to this round. In the previous step, I only included issues that everyone more or less didn't dislike, and it was a very group oriented task. In this step, we each claim one or more issues that we have complete control over (more or less). I'm going to ask that everyone who is interested in claiming an issue post their first choice issue, as well as three to five second choice issues, and whether they would be willing to claim a second issue. I'll go through and try to make sure that everyone at least gets their first choice.

Once everyone is assigned an issue, we can move onto the minutiae of each one.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Issue claims)
PostPosted: March 7th, 2013, 7:21 pm 
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I'll start.

First choice: A science of preserving dreams has formed.

Second choices:
Dictatorships across the world are difficult to form, but once in place, maintain themselves highly effectively.
There are no secrets.
Class stratification, with the worst workers unable to get jobs, and those who are good at certain tasks getting jobs immediately.

I'm not interested in taking on a second issue, but will if it's necessary.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Issue claims)
PostPosted: March 7th, 2013, 7:59 pm 
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first choice:
1-Criminal syndicates have invested in memory wiping technology to prevent memory from being an issue for a crime.

other choices:
2-A science of preserving dreams has formed.
3-There are memory banks, some of them criminal in nature, some of them for protection purposes.
4-Conflicts are caused by dissonance between memories.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Issue claims)
PostPosted: March 8th, 2013, 8:41 am 
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First: The world is a very "open" place.

Others:
Romance is weird. Adultery is a highly punishable offence.
Police work is an easy job.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Issue claims)
PostPosted: March 9th, 2013, 12:11 am 
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First:
Most art is obsolete, as touching conveys stories more efficiently.

Other:
Conflicts are caused by dissonance between memories.
There are no secrets.

I think we have a very interesting premise on our hands.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Make your claims by Friday)
PostPosted: March 14th, 2013, 5:38 pm 
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Last call. Tomorrow night any unclaimed issues will be dealt out to those who have already picked.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Make your claims by Friday)
PostPosted: March 17th, 2013, 9:52 pm 
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Because of the low turnout, all issues that have been stated to be second choices are going to be dealt out along with main claims.

Now that we have the issues dealt, you get to declare the minutiae of each of them. A minutiae is a single "fact" about the issue, and all related details of that fact. There can be as many minutiae to an issue as you want. The only thing is, no stepping on toes. If your thing on criminal memory wipes carries over into memory banks, work out that minutiae with the other owner or ask permission to write what you want.

Try to post individual minutiae in separate posts for categorizing purposes. Remember, you have complete reign (within reason) to write what you want, and owners can edit their posts if the group wants to take things in a different direction. I was in a perfectly legitimate sci fi campaign until some guy decided "Kroger Man" was awesome... and everyone agreed. Everything was slightly re-flavored to represent it as a post apocalyptic comedy.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Make your claims by Friday)
PostPosted: March 17th, 2013, 10:20 pm 
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Issue: A science for preserving dreams has formed.

Minutiae: The technology has lead to cult-like sub cultures who dedicate their lives to dream interpretation.

The new dream recording technology has lead to a change in new age cultures, and a new movement believes in the powers of dreams. The fanatics who record their dreams tend to be very wealthy, due to the expensive nature of the technology. There also isn't a unifying belief system of the people who believe in dreams; some think they have prophetic importance, some think they are representations of any world that is or was, some think they are just representations of the past.

-Pengu, I'd like to ask permission to ascribe an artistic meaning to some of the cult views. They consider it a new form of art, but still transmit them via touch in the standard art form (as per your minutiae).

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Make your claims by Friday)
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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (Make your claims by Friday)
PostPosted: March 18th, 2013, 3:31 am 
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k. i will write up some stuff tomorrow if thats all right


Whenever, no rush. I wrote that up in a hurry just as an example, and I'll probably write out more as you guys come up with your minutiae.

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 Post subject: Re: [RP] Shock: Shared Memories (UNBRIDLED WORLD BUILDING!)
PostPosted: March 20th, 2013, 8:21 am 
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Issue: The World is a Very "open" place

Minutiae: There will be no secrets from all the people around you.

There are reasons for secrets and be it that most are for negative reasons, but there are some things that people that hide from the people they are close to to keep them from hurting. Albeit that an open world would increase honesty and there would be no need for all the technology created to discover if people are telling the truth or lying. Also being forced to think about what you do before you act, which is an upside, but that would take the risk and challenge out of life trying to be the "perfect" person knowing if you messed up anyone/everyone would soon know.

Besides how many of us out there truly would not mind every fiber of their being, being known at the slightest touch? Of course if life had begun as this then people would have adapted to accept this, change to be an even better "liar" or just learn to be able to hide parts of your life from inquiries.

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