Inspiration

The Expanse

The Expanse is set in a future in which humanity has colonized much of the Solar System, but does not have the means to travel to other systems. In the asteroid belt and beyond, tensions are rising between Earth's United Nations, Mars, and the outer planets.

Person of Interest

Person of Interest centers on a mysterious reclusive billionaire computer programmer named Harold Finch, who develops a computer system known as "The Machine" for the U.S. government. The Machine is capable of collating all sources of information to predict and identify in advance, people planning terrorist acts.

Transmetropolitan

Transmetropolitan is a cyberpunk, transhumanist comic book series written by Warren Ellis. It chronicles the battles of Spider Jerusalem, infamous renegade gonzo journalist of the future, an homage to gonzo journalism founder Hunter S. Thompson. Spider Jerusalem dedicates himself to fighting the corruption and abuse of power of two successive United States presidents; he and his "filthy assistants" strive to keep their world from turning more dystopian than it already is while dealing with the struggles of fame and power, brought about due to the popularity of Spider via his articles.

Android: Netrunner

A living card game produced by Fantasy Flight Games, set in the dystopian Android universe. Hypercorporations vie for control of humanity’s resources and criminal hacker factions harass them, breaking into servers and stealing restricted information. Although the setting is pre-Fall, themes like ubiquitous surveillance, bioethics, and emergent AIs are key parts of the Android world.

Planetary

Describing themselves as "Archaeologists of the Impossible", Planetary is an organization intent on discovering the world's secret history. The field team travels the world investigating strange phenomena - including monsters, aliens and superhumans, unusual relics and suppressed military secrets - for both the betterment of mankind and out of sheer curiosity. The group is sporadically opposed by a rival group of posthumans called the Four, a parallel Fantastic Four (Dr.

Global Frequency

The Global Frequency is an independent, covert intelligence organization headed by a former intelligence agent who uses the alias of Miranda Zero. There are reportedly 1,001 people on the Global Frequency, forming an active smart mob communicating by specially modified video mobile phones through a central dispatch system coordinated by a young woman code-named Aleph.