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Virtuosity

The movie poster for Virtuosity.
Directed by Brett Leonard
Produced by Gary Lucchesi
Written by Eric Bernt
Starring Denzel Washington
Russell Crowe
Music by Peter Gabriel
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) August 4, 1995
Running time 106 min.
Language English
Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
IMDb profile

Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction movie directed by Brett Leonard. The movie tells the story of a virtual villain's successful attempt to escape into the "real world". SID 6.7, the villain program portrayed by Russell Crowe, is eventually transplanted into an android body and escapes. Parker Barnes, a reinstated police officer played by Denzel Washington, is given the chance to catch him. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (508x755, 66 KB) Licensing This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Brett Leonard is an American filmmaker specializing in computer-generated visual effects. ... Eric Bernt has built most of his career as a writer for Hollywood box office films. ... Denzel Washington at premiere of The Hurricane, 2000 Berlinale, photo by Michael Weiner Denzel Jermaine Washington, Jr. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1995. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as—in metonymy—the field in general. ... Brett Leonard is an American filmmaker specializing in computer-generated visual effects. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... It has been suggested that Bio Android be merged into this article or section. ... A police officer is a person who works for a police force. ... Denzel Washington at premiere of The Hurricane, 2000 Berlinale, photo by Michael Weiner Denzel Jermaine Washington, Jr. ...

Contents


Plot

Tagline: Justice needs a new program


Programmer Dr. Darrel Lindenmeyer of the Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity amalgamation of 183 notorious criminal personalities: mass murderers, serial killers, and megalomaniacs. Programmed using genetic algorithms, each of the 183 killers in SID holds the memories, personality/behavioral traits, and emotional composition as the original. Being far too complex to design, Lindenmeyer had SID's program begin with him as a child (sped up in virtual reality), having the killers in his subconscious raise him and guide him in the ways of the world. The killers emerge through the 50 terabyte, self-evolving neural network that is SID through a sort of Multiple Personality Disorder, giving way to the stronger personalities depending on each situation. Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment. ... This article deals with mass killings which are not considered genocide. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... A genetic algorithm (abbreviated as GA) is a search technique used in computing (with applications in computer science, engineering, economics, physics, mathematics and other fields) to find true or approximate solutions to optimization and search problems. ... A terabyte (derived from the binary prefix tera-) is a measurement term for data storage capacity equal to 1024 gigabytes. ... Simplified view of an artificial neural network A neural network is a system of interconnecting neurons in a network working together to produce an output function. ... Overview In psychiatry, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is the current name of the condition formerly listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and Multiple Personality Syndrome. ...


LETAC would like to train police officers by putting them in full-sensory simulation VR with SID, the idea being that if the cops in the virtual reality simulator could catch him they could catch anyone. First they must prove the concept works - in which they decide to do using prisoners as test subjects. While two of the prisoners were inside virtual reality, SID, having the accumulated knowledge of 183 madmen, had figured out how to raise the neural sensitivity calibrations in the VR program, causing the pain being received to be more lethal than real-life. SID killed one of the two prisoner-turned-temporary-police officers by torture through electrocution - a technique not available as one of his programmed methods of killing. The aftermath left the prisoner/contestant dead of severe, concentrated seizures to the major pain receptors of the brain. The other participant, who was taken out of VR before SID finished him off, was left temporarily traumatized. Sign warning of possible electric shock hazard An electric shock can occur upon contact of a human or animal body with any source of voltage high enough to cause sufficient current flow through the muscles or nerves. ... A nociceptor is a sensory receptor that sends signals that cause the perception of pain in response to potentially damaging stimulus. ...


Witnessing the catastrophe, Commissioner Elizabeth Deane, the director overseeing the SID project, ordered to have it shut down. Later, Lindenmeyer gravely told his 'masterpiece' his fate. SID, in turn, told Lindenmeyer an alternative: Tricking Clyde Reilly, a befriended coworker at LETAC, into turning SID's persona into a regenerating android (better known as a 'nanotech synthetic organism'), by making him think he was actually downloading the persona and form of a sexy virtual prostitute. Less than 30 seconds after the ultimate madman was released into our world, Reilly became SID's first victim. Now in the real world, he is free of all behavioral limits he had in virtual reality, gaining the ability to now grow on his own - rewriting and improving his own programming. Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ...


Character Bios

Commissioner Elizabeth Deane

Police Commissioner Elizabeth Deane (played by Louise Fletcher) is a presidentially-appoited "Crime Czar" whose job it is to develop new systems for controlling the ever-burgeoning problem of urban crime. After witnessing the death of inmate, John Donovan, during the first test run in virtual reality against SID 6.7, she ordered program director, William Wallace, to have it shut down. Louise Fletcher as Winn Adami on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


Madison Carter

Madison Carter (played by Kelly Lynch) is a doctor of criminal psychology, writer of criminal psychology non-fiction, and occasionally acts as a consultant for LETAC. She currently has two books published, and is involved in the SID Project as research for her third book. Single mother of Karen Carter. Kelly Lynch (born Kelly Colleen Lynch on January 31, 1959 in Golden Valley, Minnesota) is an American actress. ... Criminal psychology is the study of the wills, thoughts, intentions and reactions of criminals. ... Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. ... A consultant (from the latin consultus meaning legal expert) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise such as accountancy, technology, the law, human resources, marketing, medicine, finance, public affairs, communication, or more esoteric areas of knowledge, for example engineering of different kinds...


Lt. Parker Barnes

Police Lieutenant Parker Barnes (played by Denzel Washington) was a decorated police officer who was put on the task of apprehending political terrorist, Matthew Grimes. Known for a single-minded determination that bordered on the obsessive, Grimes hoped to convince Barnes to halt his pursuit in exchange for the lives of Barnes' wife, Linda, and child, Christy. Barnes answered by storming Grimes' underground base of operations, killing all who posed a threat. During this assault, Grimes was having an interview by a television crew. When Barnes came to the cell where his family was held, he hastily opened the door, setting off the trigger to the explosives, killing his family and destroying his left arm. Recovering, Barnes continued through the maze of tunnels until he reached Grimes, killing him with multiple shots to the torso. When the cameraman and reporter jumped around the corner to record the action, Barnes mistook the crew for lackeys of Grimes, shooting them by instinct. For not following protocol and the wrongful deaths of two civilians, Barnes was incarcerated for seventeen years. His arm was replaced by a metallic artificial limb, covered by an artificial skin graft with pseudo-nerve endings that matched his skin tone. Nerve reconditioning was done, returning the loss of feeling to nerve cells destroyed in the blast, and also giving him feeling in his replaced arm, though leaving his back badly scarred. Denzel Washington at premiere of The Hurricane, 2000 Berlinale, photo by Michael Weiner Denzel Jermaine Washington, Jr. ... Look up Protocol in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A United States soldier demonstrates Foosball with two prosthetic limbs Artificial limbs are a type of prosthesis and are classified by the type of amputated limb they would replace, for example: Transtibial prostheses: Below the knee Transfemoral prostheses: Above the knee Transradial prostheses: below the elbow Transhumeral prostheses: above the... Skin Graft is an influential contemporary no wave, noise rock, art punk, rock label based in Chicago. ...


SID 6.7

SID 6.7 (played by Russell Crowe) is an entity created by Dr. Darryl Lindenmeyer of LETAC (Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Center) as an antagonist for police officers in virtual reality simulations. He is composed of 183 personalities, consisting of serial killers, terrorists, and tyrants. While SID has his own personality and behavior, he also gains the personality, behavior, and other traits of these 183 personalities which emerge through SID in the same fashion as a person afflicted with Multiple Personality Disorder. He was programmed using genetic algorithms, enabling SID to improve his own programming in the sense to heighten reaction time, sort out glitches, and to make logical decisions. Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... Program or Programme can refer to: a computer program a radio program, a television program a collection of managed projects a 12-step program one of the short films in The Animatrix series. ... An antagonist is a character or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution of a story who represents the opposition against which the heroes and/or protagonists must contend. ... Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment. ... A persona is a social role, or a character played by an actor. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Terrorism refers to the use of violence for the purpose of achieving a political, religious, or ideological goal. ... A tyrant (from Greek τυραννος) is a usurper of rightful power, possessing absolute power and ruling by tyranny. ... Overview In psychiatry, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is the current name of the condition formerly listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and Multiple Personality Syndrome. ... A genetic algorithm (abbreviated as GA) is a search technique used in computing (with applications in computer science, engineering, economics, physics, mathematics and other fields) to find true or approximate solutions to optimization and search problems. ...


Later, utilizing nanotech program designs by Clyde Reily at LETAC, SID was given an android body (referred to as a "nanotech synthetic organism"), allowing him to function outside the confines of virtual reality. As the nanotech synthetic organisms are still in the prototype stages, each android is given an experiment number. SID was experiment no. 1013. It takes 12 hours to incubate a nanotech synthetic organism. The nano cells are programmed to absorb silicon, specifically the kind used in the manufacture of glass, using it as both an energy source and a way to regenerate damage. In an ironic twist of fate, SID's body was killed by falling through a multi-tiered glass ceiling. The character module, the housing unit for SID's "mind", was taken from the body by Parker Barnes and thrown from the skyscraper into the streets below. It has been suggested that Bio Android be merged into this article or section. ... Prototypes or prototypical instances combine the most representative attributes of a category. ... The word incubate in the context of birds refers to the development of the chick (embryo) within the egg and the constant temperature required for the development of it over a specific period. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silicon, Si, 14 Chemical series metalloids Group, Period, Block 14, 3, p Appearance dark gray, bluish tinge Atomic mass 28. ... For the form of speech, see Irony. ...


In the novelization by Terry Bisson, published by Pocket Books, the ending doesn't have Parker Barnes throw SID's module into the streets from the Gas Company Tower, but instead - at that moment - he has a better idea. Beginning the next chapter, you read of a group of boys playing an arcade game similar to Wild Gunman against a weary SID, where a behavior-constrained SID loses again, and again, and again to a bunch of young boys. It is unknown whether this ending was purely creative freedom from the author or was a previous revision of the script that Bisson had used at the time of creating the novel. A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a work of fiction that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ... Terry Bisson (born February 12, 1942) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Wild Gunman on the NES, Nintendo 1985 Wild Gunman is a light gun game created by Nintendo. ...


Many fans believe there lies a backup to SID at Lindemeyer's apartment, due to Madison Carter and Parker Barnes gathering much of their research on SID from Lindenmeyer's computer. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Personality Listing

Below is an alphabetical listing of the 183 killers who comprise SID 6.7's personality list.

  1. - Al Qadhafi, Moammar
  2. - Amin, Idi
  3. - Attila the Hun
  4. - Ball, Joe
  5. - Basil II ("The Bulgar Slayer")
  6. - Bathory, Erzsebet
  7. - Baughe, William
  8. - Behram
  9. - Bianchi, Kenneth ("Hillside Strangler")
  10. - Bonin, William
  11. - Bonney, William H. ("Billy the Kid")
  12. - Boost, Werner
  13. - Borden, Lizzie
  14. - Brady, Ian
  15. - Buffs, Vernon
  16. - Bundy, Ted
  17. - Buono, Angelo Jr. ("Hillside Strangler")
  18. - Burke, David
  19. - Berkowitz, David ("Son of Sam")
  20. - Calden, Paul
  21. - Capone, Al
  22. - Carignan, Harvey
  23. - Castro, Fidel
  24. - Catoe, Jarvis
  25. - Ceauşescu, Nicolae
  26. - Chase, Richard Trenton
  27. - Chikatilo, Andrei
  28. - Collins, Norman John
  29. - Corll, Dean Allen
  30. - Constanzo, Adolfo de Jesus
  31. - Cooke, Eric Edgar
  32. - Cotton, Mary Ann
  33. - Cowan, Frederick
  34. - Bryan, William
  35. - Czolgosz, Leon F.
  36. - Dahmer, Jeffrey
  37. - Delgado, Campo Elias
  38. - Dr. De Kaplany, Geza
  39. - De Medici, Catherine
  40. - De Rais, Gilles
  41. - De Sade, Marquis
  42. - De Salvo, Albert ("Boston Strangler")
  43. - Diaz, Robert R.
  44. - Dillinger, John
  45. - Dodd, Westley Allen
  46. - Drake, Lynwood C.
  47. - Dracula, Vlad ("Vlad the Impaler")
  48. - Drenth, Herman
  49. - Duffy, John
  50. - Duvalier, François ("Papa Doc")
  51. - Dzhurmongaliev, Nikolai
  52. - Eichmann, Adolf
  53. - Dr. Engleman, Glennon
  54. - Essex, Mark
  55. - Eyler, Larry
  56. - Farley, Richard
  57. - Fish, Albert
  58. - Fromme, Lynette
  59. - Gacy, John Wayne
  60. - Gary, Carlton
  61. - Gary, Lester Harrison
  62. - Gaskins, Donald
  63. - Gates, Anne
  64. - Gein, Ed
  65. - Gencht, John
  66. - Genovese, Vito
  67. - Giancana, Sam
  68. - Gillis, Lester Joseph ("Baby Face Nelson")
  69. - Glatman, Harvey
  70. - Glover, John Wayne
  71. - Goldstein, Baruch
  72. - Gosman, Klaus
  73. - Gotti, John
  74. - Grant, Waldo
  75. - Greenwood, Vaughn
  76. - Grimes, Matthew
  77. - Grossman, Georg Karl
  78. - Gunnes, Bell
  79. - Haarmann, Fritz
  80. - Haigh, John George
  81. - Harris, Joseph
  82. - Harvey, Donald
  83. - Hauptman, Bruno
  84. - Heidnik, Micheal
  85. - Heidnik, Gary
  86. - Heirens, William George
  87. - Henderson, Clem
  88. - Hendricks, David
  89. - Hennard, George Jo
  90. - Hess, Rudolf
  91. - Hickson, Monroe
  92. - Hindley, Myra
  93. - Himmler, Heinrich
  94. - Hinckley, John
  95. - Hitler, Adolf
  96. - Hirohito
  97. - Horton, Wayne Donald
  98. - Huberty, James Oliver
  99. - Hussein, Saddam
  100. - Ivan IV of Russia ("Ivan the Terrible")
  101. - James, Jesse
  102. - Jones, Jim
  103. - Judd, Winnie Ruth
  104. - Dr. Kevorkian, Jack
  105. - Kemper, Ed ("Co-Ed Killer")
  106. - Khan, Genghis
  107. - King John
  108. - Knight, Julian
  109. - Knowlton, George Frederick ("Black Dahlia")
  110. - Koch, Ilse
  111. - Koresh, David
  112. - Kraft, Randy
  113. - Kroll, Joachin
  114. - Kurten, Peter
  115. - Landru, Henri Desire ("Bluebeard")
  116. - Lenin, Vladimir Ilich
  117. - Leonski, Edward
  118. - Lepine, Mark
  119. - Lepke, Louis
  120. - Dr. Lindenmeyer, Darrel (Computer Science Doctorate)
  121. - Long, Bobby Joe
  122. - Lopez, Pedro
  123. - Lucas, Henry Lee
  124. - Luciano, Charles ("Lucky Luciano")
  125. - Ludke, Bruno
  126. - Machiavelli, Niccolo
  127. - Manson, Charles
  128. - Mao Zedong
  129. - Maranzano, Salvatore
  130. - Mary I of England ("Bloody Mary]]")
  131. - McDonald, William ("The Mutilator")
  132. - McDuff, Kenneth
  133. - Mengele, Josef ("Angel of Death")
  134. - Mudgett, Herman Webster
  135. - Mullin, Herbert
  136. - Mussolini, Benito
  137. - Neilson, Donald
  138. - Nelson, Earle Leonard
  139. - Nero
  140. - Nidal, Abu
  141. - Nilsen, Dennis
  142. - Lee Harvey Oswald
  143. - Panzram, Carl
  144. - Paulin, Thierry
  145. - Perón, Juan
  146. - Dr. Petiot, Marcel
  147. - Pinochet, Augusto
  148. - Pizarro, Francisco
  149. - Father Porter, James
  150. - Pot, Pol
  151. - Provencher, Gary
  152. - Richard Ramirez ("Nightstalker")
  153. - Rasputin
  154. - Rifkin, Joel
  155. - Rivera, Miguel
  156. - Ryan, Michael
  157. - Sánchez, Ilich Ramírez ("Carlos the Jackal")
  158. - Selby, Norman
  159. - Setz, Jerome Ralph
  160. - Shawcross, Arthur
  161. - Sherrill, Patrick Henry
  162. - Simmons, Ronald Gene
  163. - Sirhan Sirhan
  164. - Speck, Richard
  165. - Stafford, Roger Dale
  166. - Stalin, Joseph
  167. - Stano, Gerald Eugene
  168. - Suff, William ("The Riverside Killer")
  169. - Sutcliffe, Peter
  170. - Tamerlane
  171. - Teach, Edward ("Blackbeard the Pirate")
  172. - Tieri, Frank
  173. - Tojo, Hideki
  174. - Torquemada, Tomás de
  175. - Unruh, Howard
  176. - Walls, Coral Eugene
  177. - Weiss, Carl
  178. - Whitman, Charles
  179. - Williams, Wayne
  180. - Woo Bum Kong
  181. - Randall Woodfield ("The I-5 Killer")
  182. - Wuornos, Aileen
  183. - Zulu, Shaka

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Chief William Cochran

Police Chief William Cochran served as a friend and former partner of Lt. Parker Barnes while he served on the Los Angeles Police Force. Though Barnes went against proper police protocol in his apprehension of Matthew Grimes, Cochran sympathized with him due to Grimes killing Barnes' wife and child. While Barnes was incarcerated Cochran visited him, bought him chalk and other supplies, and did what he could to get him out of prison sooner, such as getting him on the list to test the prototype, SID 6.7, in virtual reality. The Los Angeles Police Department (usually known as the LAPD) is the police department of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... In psychology, apprehension (Lat. ...

Cast

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete

  • Denzel Washington - Lt. Parker Barnes
  • Kelly Lynch - Dr. Madison Carter
  • Russell Crowe - SID 6.7
  • Stephen Spinella - Dr. Darrel Lindenmeyer
  • William Forsythe - William Cochran
  • Louise Fletcher - Commissioner Elizabeth Deane
  • William Fichtner - William Wallace
  • Costas Mandylor - John Donovan
  • Kevin J. O'Connor - Clyde Reilly
  • Kaley Cuoco - Karin
  • Christopher Murray - Matthew Grimes
  • Johnny Kim - Lab Tech
  • Heidi Schanz - Sheila 3.2
  • Traci Lords - Media Zone singer
  • Gordon Jennison Noice - Big Red
  • Mari Morrow - Linda Barnes
  • Miracle Vincent - Christine Barnes
  • Mara Duronslet - Beautiful woman at Olympic Stadium
  • Michael Buffer - Emcee
  • Karen Annarino - 'IS' TV reporter
  • Miguel Nájera - Rafael Debaca
  • Danny Goldring - John Symes
  • Randall Fontana - Ed
  • Allen Scotti - Surgeon
  • Dwayne Chattman - Stripped man in Media Zone
  • Ed Marques - Blonde punk in Media Zone
  • Cheryl Lawson - Pretty Woman in Media Zone
  • Kevin Loreque - Animatronic Bartender
  • Eiko Nijo - Geisha Hostess
  • Gaura Vani Buchwald - Burly Man in Video Store
  • Rolando Molina - Salesman in Video Store
  • Gary Anthony Sturgis - Officer at Video Store
  • Monica Allison - Woman on Train
  • Susan Mohun - Bystander
  • David Asman - Metrolink Cop
  • Anthony C. Hall - Locator Technician
  • Amy Smallman - Aide in Cochran's Office
  • Ahmed Ahmed - Cameraman
  • Marva Hicks - Onscreen Talent
  • Juan A. Riojas - Metromedia Cop
  • Steven R. Barnett - Metromedia Cop
  • John Walcutt - SWAT Captain
  • Michael B. Silver - Undercover Cop
  • Jordan Marder - Prison Transport Guard
  • Brogan Young - Monitor Prison Guard
  • Laura Leigh Hughes - Suburban Reporter
  • Dustin Nguyen - Suburban Reporter
  • Anthony Winters - Male Newscaster (as Toni Winters)
  • Virginia Watson - Anchorwoman
  • Beverly Cohen - Tabloid TV Host
  • Margot Hope - Paula
  • Una Damon - Woman with Video Camera
  • Mila Chagall - Woman with Video Camera (as Mary Rachel Foot)
  • Jennifer Greenhut - Screaming Woman
  • Lesa Noelle - Screaming Woman
  • Michelle Smith - Screaming Woman
  • Brit Thompson - Screaming Woman
  • Alanna Ubach - Eila (scenes deleted)
  • Kevin La Presle - Paramedic
  • Daniel Anderson - Police Detective
  • Eric Bernt - Building Supervisor
  • Rob Gomes - SWAT member
  • Michael Tamburro - Helicopter Pilot
  • Frank Welker - Special Vocal Effects (voice)
  • Anthony Backman - Metrolink Patron (uncredited)
  • Ken Shamrock - Ultimate Fighting Championship Fighter (uncredited)
  • Rogan Wilde - TV News Producer (uncredited)

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Movie Details

  • Release Date: August 4, 1995
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 106 minutes

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Trivia

  • The idea of using virtual reality to train law enforcement was inspired by screenwriter, Eric Bernt, by computer flight simulators. Where today's aircraft pilots are trained in VR to fly in a range of conditions to develop a well-rounded skill in piloting, so too would his idea of VR law enforcement training be used to train officers against all forms of criminals.
  • SID's version number was choosen as 6.7 because it is 666 rounded up, the number symbolized as the Mark of the Beast.
  • SID 6.7 escapes from the confines of virtual reality into the real world for more power. In director Brett Leonard's previous film, The Lawnmower Man, this is the opposite of what was done by the villain, Jobe; Jobe escapes the confines of the real world to have greater power in the virtual world.
  • The blood of SID 6.7, referred to as "nanogoo" by the production team, is a mixture of maple syrup and blue food coloring.

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See also

Metrolink is a commuter rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... Cyberware is a relatively new and unknown field. ... Molecular gears from a NASA computer simulation. ... A videophone is a telephone which is capable of both audio and video duplex transmission. ...

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