I think certain aliases on SIC should be reserved...I know this is basically already in place but I'm talking about an extended version. For instance, there could be different applications of this feature if some extras were added:
1) Major corporation A wants to use SIC to boost productivity, natural since it's such a useful tool. SIC in it's current state they don't want, because it's so open. Company secrets could accidently be transmitted across the whole public freq.. aliases can be spoofed and who knows what else.
So Corp. A buys out a large segment of aliases reserved for its personelle. New employee's are issued the alias which can only be used by SIC ID # xxxxxxxxxxx.... Certain regulations would apply -
=> When you change your alias to your reserved one, you are cut off from the public channel ('cm' would maybe be automatically encrypted to the public freq?) and cannot 'cc' to anyone but other registered Corp. A accounts.
=> Other aliases that are registered to Corp. A appear in your 'who' list with a * next to their alias or have some fixed, verifiable symbol to indicate they are internal. Importantly this can only be spoofed by making the computer brain that handles SIC aliases think you are registered or some such thing. Also, whatever symbol is used should be restricted as well, i.e. you can't just add the * to your name and make believe.. this sort of thing
=> 'cm' or 'cc' within Corp. A would either be entirely invisible to the normal public freq. (naturally with various ways to gain unauthorized access) or would appear encrypted... 'cc's between Corp aliases could appear encrypted on the public freq as well to make things interesting..
=> Registration of aliases could be done from some kind of terminal in Corp. HQ. Special privileges for non-registered aliases could be applied in exceptional cases.. also special 'secure' links between Corp. A's private aliases and Corp. B's private aliases might be implemented...
2) Really basic. I think this should also, and *especially*, apply to the WJF.
=>New judges would be given reserved aliases that only their SIC chip, upon verification of their biometric signature, can use. i.e. WJF-ABCD can't be used by any old homeless Mixer.
=> All aliases beginning with "WJF-" should be reserved. All aliases like "WJFSUCKS" or "FUCKWJF" would also be 'reserved'... this kind of shit is already in place today with major corporations. Think of how severe this kind of censorship would be in Withmore City.
3) 'SICAD' should be reserved damnit!
It's authoritarian and nasty and may contribute to reducing the bullshit and fun of SIC... but I think these features would actually contribute to the overall feel of Sindome....so fuck you!
(Edited by BuddhaBrand at 3:59 pm on April 4, 2006)