Central Operating System
ctOS or Central Operating System is a centralised computer system which controls almost every piece of technology in a city (such as traffic lights, subway lines, electricity grid etc.). It also contains information on all of the city's residents which can be used for various purposes.
Personal data collection is the key commodity. You are no longer an individual, you are a data cluster bound to a vast global network. Massive data silos track and sort every moment of your digital life, revealing how you think and what you believe. This information could therefore be used against you, not just to sell you products but to influence your world views.
ctOS directly links your personal information to the physical systems you use everyday. Essentially providing a direct line to your bedroom laptop. Because all data is interconnected.
10 years ago (14 August 2003), one man (Raymond Kenney) shutdown the entire north-east from a central control room by unleashing a virus, turning off the lights for 55 million Americans, causing panic to spread across New York.
In 2011, technology advanced exponentially and America installed its first ctOS.