The Metaverse - A three-dimensional virtual world developed by hackers and exploited by industry.
U-Store-It - The name of the high class unit Hiro and his roommate Vitaly occupy in Inglewood, CA.
Burbclaves - A slang term for a gated community.
Snow Crash - This is a computer virus which is represented by a bitmap, that when transmitted into the optic nerve of a hacker, will cause brain and computer interruption. It is also a drug.
Rat Things - These are cybernetic security systems that are part animal and part machine, developed by Ng Security Industries.
The Kowloon - This is a yacht docked in Port Sherman, Oregon, and owned by Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong.
The Raft - This is the floating home of L. Bob Rife and his followers.
Fedland - This is the slang term for one of the remaining pockets of the United...
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