African Holocaust: Decimation,
by disease, of Africa in late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Agent (also Software Agent): Software
construct designed to perform a specific function on behalf of
its owner, i.e. scheduling, communications, news retrieval, travel
AIs: Artificial Intelligences; great
AI Dataspace: Realm of cyberspace
open only to AIs and their selected friends.
Algae-plus: Formal name for
Amerind: Native American.
Anansi armor: Armor which uses
cold light technology to render the wearer
which slow the process of aging.
AresNet: Martian internet.
Autocab: Robot-driven taxicab.
Avatar: Image, on the Nets or
in real life, which stands in for a person.
B.: Abbreviation of "Bibi"
title of respect; equivalent to "Mr." or "Ms."
Bitsuit: Virtual reality gear
that allows full-body experience.
Blileys: Breasts (literally,
"tits" or "boobs").
Blue Helmets: Slang term
for United Nations peacekeeper troops, from their customary headgear.
'Bot: Autonomous software which operates
independently on the Net.
Bound Determinate: The
edge of Human penetration into cyberspace; the barrier beyond
which only AIs and their selected friends
Buckyball algae: Variety
of algae genetically engineered to remove carbon from the atmosphere,
fixing it into 60-atom buckminsterfullerenes. Also knowns as
"algae-plus." Also see Scrub
Cairo fever: Virulent disease.
Card-dot: Type of computer component.
Chamber of Ministers:
Third house of the U.S. Congress, established in 2023, in which
Ministers represent special interest groups.
Chipboard: Type of computer
Chrislam: Fusion of Christianity
and Islam which is the dominant religion of Umoja.
Christian Party: One of
three major U.S. political parties (with Democratic Party, Populist Party).
Circaid-B: Drug used in treating
the effects of jet lag.
Coats: Slang term for a female
dog (literally, "bitch").
CIC: Controlled Isotopic Conversion
- method of power generation.
Clairvoyance: ESP ability
to observe ("behold") beyond the limits of sight (i.e.
at distance, very small-scale, or concealed objects).
Cold Light (hologram): 3D projections
which look solid but are in fact intangible holograms.
Communit: Communications unit.
CreativCon: World Creativity
Conference, an annual gathering of creative people from all disciplines.
Cyberbia: Realm of cyberspace,
open to Humans, in which virtual geography & architecture
are wholly designed by Humans. A virtual reality version of the
World Wide Web. (see Virtua, El
Juego, AI Dataspace)
Cyberdollar: Unit of virtual
Cybersmith: Artist who works
Datacard: Small, flat screen
for storing & displaying information, roughly the size of
a credit card or smaller.
Data glove: Glove which translates
one's hand movements into cyberspace.
Datapad: Small, flat screen for
storing & displaying information, ranging from palm-size
up to the dimensions of a large book.
DeepDoz: Brand of sleeping pill.
Effort, begun in 2022, to wipe out remaining rain forests.
Dekoa (virus/flu): Especially virulent
disease with 78% infection rate and 90% mortality.
Dinetah: Navajo nation.
Downer: Person with Down Syndrome.
from orbit to a planet's surface.
DVRDL: Computer language used in
creating virties (acronym for Disney Virtual
Reality Description Language).
Eidolon: Manufacturer of computer
El Juego: Realm of cyberspace,
open to Humans, which is structured as a vast, multi-level virtual
Exon: Common slang term for sexual
intercourse (literally, "screw" or "fuck").
FAI: Friends of AIs;
selected Humans who are not subject to the terms of the Treaty.
Ferret (program): Program which
tracks down specific information on the Nets.
Flatscreen (slang, "flat"):
Flat, flexible screen for storing & displaying information.
Flutzpah: A non-skarklish
FLBLA: Set of protocols governing
the interaction of software agents.
term for beings of flesh (i.e. Humans).
term for the real (i.e. non-cyberspace) world.
Frim: Single element of a virtie,
equivalent to a frame of a motion picture (from "frozen
Frozen Zoner: One who has
had his/her erogenous zones deadened in order to maintain a life
Glork: To pluggandisp.
Helms: Scatalogical exclamation
Hyde: Common slang term for urination
Habari gani: Kiswahili
greeting (literally, "How are you?" or "What's
Homeroom: A person's "home
base" in Cyberbia.
Hora tree: Large tree native
to Sri Lanka.
Impervelope: Impervious envelope
used for high-security documents.
InfoPol: Information Police:
UN organization which polices the world's information systems.
Interdict (also Nexus interdict):
Physical and virtual exile of an offending nation; complete severing
of all travel & communications between the interdicted nation
and the rest of the world.
Kabinda virus: Virulent disease.
Kaunda memory lattice: Computer
storage medium which allows very compact storage of information
in a three-dimensional space.
Kiswahili: Language of the
Swahili peoples; along with English and French, an official language
MemNIC: Registry of world-wide
Mexamierica: Nation formed
by the combination of northern Mexico with the Southwest United
Microcam: Very small video camera.
Mimetic: A messenger who mimics
the voice and mannerisms of the message's sender.
Miruvorane: Antiviral drug
with unfortunate mutagenic side-effects.
term of endearment (literally, "darling").
term of endearment (literally, "close relative").
Neoanthrax: Form of anthrax
geneticallym engineered to be much more virulent than natural
Netcode: Contact address; Equivalent
of email address or URL.
Netsex: To engage in virtual sexual
Netzine: Any magazine published
& read on the Net.
NewsNet: A leading network provider
of current, live news.
Nexus: Clandestine international
Nunn: Exclamation (literally, "damn").
Nybble: Hacker slang for 4 bits
(half a byte).
Olorun: Computer system manufactured
by Xai-Xai Corporation.
Opednets: Net version of newspaper
Pacha: Basic, no-frills cyberspace
drug useful in treatment of various mental syndromes.
Pell: Exclamation (literally, "hell").
Pluggandisp: The result of
Populist Party: One of
three major U.S. political parties (with Christian
Party, Democratic Party.)
Porterbot: A robot designed
to carry luggage.
Prolactin: Hormone secreted
by the pituitary gland; promotes lactation after childbirth in
females, and is connected with sexual development in both genders.
Psi, Psionics: Extrasensory abilities.
See Clairvoyance, Psychokinesis.
Psychokinesis (PK): Ability
to affect physical objects without touching them ("mind-over-matter").
Rand: Currency of Umoja.
RCCRL: A specific Net protocol
for describing virtual reality environments.
RCScreen: Large-scale RCSpex
in sheet form, used for windshields and windows.
RCServer: Specialized computer
system designed to handle and create virtual reality environments.
RCSpex: Cheap, lightweight data
Recall, The: Formal call issued
in 2018 by Umoja for the return of non-African
Blacks to Africa.
Satlink: Satellite link.
Scrub grass: Variety of grass
genetically engineered to remove carbon from the atmosphere,
fixing it into 60-atom buckminsterfullerenes. Also see Buckyball
exclamation of amazement.
Simulactor: Simulated actor
-- software, owned by studios, which simulates a particular actor.
Skarklish: That which a flutzpah is not.
SkinTites: Thin, transparent
polymer coverings, permeable to gases and water, which act as
a second skin to ward off infection.
Slab: Portable form of data storage,
equivalent to floppy disk but with vastly greater capacity.
hybrid; the working language of Mexamerica.
Spex: Generic term for RCSpex
and similar devices.
Stim: Any of a number of drugs used
as a stimulant.
TOBI: State-of-the-art computer
Tokesticks: Slang term for
commercial marijuana cigarettes.
Touchpad: Input device sensitive
Tranix: Specific Net protocol
for transmission of information.
Treaty, The (also Treaty of ttar.cyb):
Agreement (in 2021) which limited Human penetration into cyberspace.
Tyubu: Ultra-high-speed underground
train which travels at over 1,000 kilometers per hour.
UAE-1028: Very strong encryption
scheme for secure communications.
Umoja: Corporation/Government which
manages most of Africa.
Vidclip: Video clip.
Virtie: Virtual, 3D entertainment;
equivalent of movie.
Virtreal: Virtual reality.
Virtua: Realm of cyberspace, open
to Humans, which attempts to duplicate and enhance the real world.
(see AI Dataspace, Cyberbia,
Voxel: Building block of virtual
reality; 3D pixel.
Wallscreen: Large, flat screen
for storing & displaying information. Wallscreens range in
size from a square meter to several stories high.
spacecraft launched by high-power ground-based lasers.
Waziri: Kiswahili title of a Umojan Minister.
Wyden: A no-good person (literally,
Xai-Xai (Corporation): Umojan
manufacturer of computer chips and systems.