Internet War, The

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Late Information Age (2089 c.e.) virtual world war centered on North America which shifted considerable assets and influence from previous geopolitical and corporate powers to all new players. The Information Disaster / Internet War was a war of sabotage, misinformation and denial of service centered on North American interests on the net, likely launched by unknown competitors or corporations.

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Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 10 November 2001.