The Truth is Out There. Or is it? This is a collection of 100 different conspiracy theories suitable for appropriately-themed modern campaigns. Whether or not any particular theory is true, or simply the ramblings of deranged minds, is up to the GameMaster. They can be used to add conspiracies to a campaign, perhaps even series of interlocking conspiracies, or to confuse the issue. Some of the presented conspiracies are quite minor whilst others would require significant organisations to carry them out.
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Quantum computers will be able to go through existing encryptions like a knife through butter. Supposedly, they haven't been invented yet, but that isn't true. Several organisations have secretly managed to develop quantum computers and have used the technology to gain access to every other networked system in the world. Next time there's a supposed computer "malfunction" responsible for something, realise that it wasn't a malfunction but a deliberate result of being controlled by a quantum computer.
Ransomware attacks, where the attacker encrypts a computer and demands money in order to unencrypt it, is on the rise. The easiest way of stopping ransomware attacks is by not connecting to the internet. However, many computer programs need an internet connection in order to work, especially those that work on a subscription. This makes it impossible to remain unconnected to the internet for many users, and this is not a coincidence. Companies are working with those who distribute ransomware, so that it is nearly impossible for the average user to be immune.
Recycling things is deliberately done in a very inefficient way, which adds to the expense. Goods and packaging could easily be designed to be more easily, and more cheaply, recycled, but that would lower profits. By making the process more inefficient than needed, people can end up paying more both to recycle and for the goods that contain recycled material.
RFID chips are being put in everything. Sometimes, they are just slipped into an item; others, they are an integral part of it. These chips can be read with the correct readers, and may shop security systems have been designed to be able to do this. This allows those controlling such to get large amounts of data sent to them on what people are doing, where they are going and what they are buying or borrowing.
Roads often seem to follow rather illogical paths, that cost more to make and make very little sense if examined. The usual claim is that the road has been built to avoid something, whether this was a natural feature originally, or more recently some apparently endangered flora or fauna that can only be found in the original path. The truth is, the roads were always intended to follow the path they took. They are huge sigils that generate power; the more traffic uses the road, the more power they generate.
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