The digital web
Okay. In brief, imagine Tron was just the beginning. Every computer, every network, every medium of electronic informational exchange has created a vast virtual dimension made of raw data. The awakened explorers of this realm formatted the space I to their own digital playground. Until 2000 when an event called the whiteout occurred the realm was the undisputed territory of the virtual adepts. After the whiteout things got tricky, as other groups like the eatherites, exstatics and even technocrats and sleepers started getting into the web.
getting in takes a wonder or a minimum of correspondence 2. With life and sometimes spirit magic one can go full tron a d go in person. the correspondence effect puts your consciousness in as a scrying effect
So what’s in the digital web?
Start with digital reflections on ALL the information on every computer in the world. Outside the network of the internet(the ghost in the shell comics and anime show this well) is an eerie mist of rolling numbers and letters. Rumor has that there is a huge mountain somewhere in the mist.
within the network are server cities of games, financial transactions chat rooms, Facebook, and other entertainments.
Lets examine 4chan(and lets use rubber gloves). The site consists of a chat room in IRC, and a message posting board for images and links to other sites. Every board has a set number of pages after which the data is deleted. I invision this as a descending series of floors where the bottom most floor drops into an abyss. Or some adept might have formatted it as a series of rooms that slide along a Japanese style house, falling off the edge when they hit fifteen. The rooms would be filled with avatars holding pictures and screaming obsinities at one another. God like mods and janitors roam the halls knocking about the unruly with huge banhammers. The spirits of powerful memes taunt and infect visiting lurkers who peek into the rooms from many windows.