The Net is the core of the New World’s telecommunications and entertainment infrastructure, evolving from the decimated remnants of the 21st century’s global telecommunications network.

Everything from voice conversations and financial transactions to VidNet broadcasts and virtual reality services are carried over the Net. To most people, it has become a completely transparent part of daily life. The vast majority of users access the Net through Netwire-enabled devices, including Taps. Visual information like text, images, and flat video are transmitted by the Netwire to a viewing device, usually a VidScreen. Netwire-enabled Taps allow users to access the Net using thought alone, and current models provide their user with a complete immersive virtual reality experience of whatever it is they seek on the Net.

Nearly all software applications are housed on and pulled from the Net by users (3.4.6).