In 2004, Harald Hoerwick developed Paul Benioff's concept for a quantum computer while he worked officially as an employee at ALTIMIT Enterprises. The first of the quantum computers was originally developed at M.I.T., where it is still housed to this day. Following the successful operation of the M.I.T. quantum computer, henceforth referred to as the prototype unit, mass production of the technology spread the machine across the world.
One key piece of research was the use of a bio-element to power the quantum computer beyond what was possible with available technology. According to the theory developed in part by Veronica Bain, then a lead researcher on what was called Project Q, the human mind could be utilized as a processor within the prototype unit. To this end, Hoerwick created Fragment, an online game which facilitated a link between a player's mind and the quantum computer itself.
However, because beta testers of Fragment were essentially live test subjects, they experienced certain side effects following their live connection to the quantum computer. To avoid legal troubles and the exposure of the top secret Project Q, Bain began to develop a new plan--the use of unconscious humans in an effort to power the prototype unit.
Development of the quantum computer was moved to CC Corp subsidiary PFW in 2020. The digital bastille was also developed at PFW under the leadership of Ryusaku Tanigami, a researcher recruited from ALGOS during its acquisition by ALTIMIT.
In 2018, the Aomori prefecture of northern Japan was selected as a Designated Digital Zone, that is, an area sponsored by ALTIMIT for implementation of experimental technology to enhance daily life of residents. This was a joint venture between ALTIMIT and the Japanese government, a hugely important deal that marked the first cooperative plan between a major American company and the Japanese government at a federal level.
The introduction of a microchip that would be implanted into all residents to contain their most private data was crucial in the data-gathering process that would form the next step in powering the prototype unit.
Following a prison experiment at the San Diego Correctional Facility in 2020, Veronica Bain connected the consciousnesses of life sentence inmates who agreed to shorten their sentence in exchange for participating in an experimental new form of imprisonment, that is, the digital bastille, a frontend for the quantum computer that utilizes unconscious human minds to power the quantum computer at a shockingly accelerated rate of 14 billion qubits per brain connected to the machine.
To this end, the quantum computer will be able to simulate what's known as an Absolute Vitual Reality, a full, 1:1 recreation of real life itself in all its complexity.
Mama has mass produced the quantum computer following its successes with the digital bastille and placed them under stadiums and other megastructures around the world. Through this international design, the computers can form what will be called the quantum network, an extremely powerful data transmission network to facilitate the Absolute Virtual Reality.
The problem still stands--somebody gave Tanagami the black stick and accelerated our plans slightly too fast. By indiscriminately connecting users from The World R:X to the quantum computer, our work was quickly exposed and shut down by the NAB. By manifesting the quantum computer into the game's world itself, it publicized the top secret Project Q.
Who is responsible? Certainly not anyone from within mama itself.