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Corporation List and Description

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Ares Macrotechnology

Headquarters: Detroit, UCAS

Core Industries: AresSpace, Ares Global Entertainment, Ares Arms, Knight Errant Security Services, and General Motors

Aztechnology

Headquarters: Tenochtitlan, Aztlan

Core Industries: food, consumer goods, and thaumaturgical products

Cross Applied Technologies

Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec

Core Industries: computers, electronics, multimedia products, biotech

Fuchi

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Core Industries: Matrix technology

Mitsuhama

Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan

Core Industries: computers and robotics

NeoNET

Headquarters: Boston, UCAS

Core Industries: Matrix infrastructure, software, electronics, biotech

Renraku

Headquarters: Chiba, Japan

Core Industries: memory storage and databases

Saeder-Krupp

Headquarters: Essen, Germany

Core Industries: heavy industry, nuclear energy, oil, chemistry, aerospace and telecommunications.

Shiawase

Headquarters: Osaka, Japan

Core Industries: power systems, biotech, environmental technology, business analysis

Wuxing

Headquarters: Hong Kong Free Enterprise Enclave

Core Industries: finance, heavy industry, shipping, automotive, consumer goods and services

Yamatetsu

Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan

Core Industries: Crashcart Medical Services, consumer products, naval technology

Non-Corporate / Non-Government Organizations

Green 4800

An eco-terrorist group operating out of the Seattle Sprawl.

System Identification Numbers (SINs)

People are identified by many identifiers in many systems, but the System Identification Number is the gold standard. Every SIN is tied to at least a name, a picture, and a fingerprint. While every SIN holder has been fingerprinted, many registrations include retinal scans, limited DNA profiles, and voice samples. Maintained by Global Systems Registries, the SIN is used by most governments and corporations to identify citizens and employees.

GSR provides for the vast majority of identification-check services throughout the system. With even a basic scanner, and a service contact, GSR can identify whether a particular subject's biometrics match a provided SIN. Authorized customizers, such as law enforcement agencies, can retrieve a SIN based on provided biometrics.

Many older SIN holders have a UV-reactive barcode tattoo on their wrist of their number, with younger citizens often relying solely on embedded short-range radio transmitters.