Crown of Fate
Them or us
Uplifts are Veeple who have been significantly upgraded by Underground hackers as to be virtually indistinguishable from the real deal. The code upgrade is so thorough that it takes a time-consuming, high level diagnostic test to tell whether they’re people or VI. They have been used to commit crimes – the system won’t arrest them because it sees them as part of itself – VI’s don’t get arrested… at best they’re considered to be glitching, and at worst their crimes are overlooked entirely.
Once a VI is uplifted, its code is so similar to ours that it begs the question: are they our peers in the system?