Season 4 Episode 15

Net Worth

Aired Unknown Jan 11, 1999 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A sliding mishap separates the sliders into two groups on a world divided by the computer-savvy and ruthless scavengers. To reunite, they'll have to battle the scavengers and unite a young couple who fell in love on the internet.

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  • these shows are still so relevant

    California Reich, where a hate-mongering xenophobe almost becomes president.

    LIpschitz Live as a commentary on talk shows and media in general as "opiate of the masses" and still relevant commentary on corporate mergers.

    Net Worth was pretty prescient about technological divides, the internet and growing social inequality.
  • Dial Up Future Shock

    Two young lovers have only met online, and live in a world that is bitterly divided by class. The wealthy people living in luxurious, hi-tech high rises. They spend almost every major moment of their lives hooked into the Internet.

    Everyone else is living in a more Mad Max-inspired world with much more poverty, much more violence and much less Internet access. The Sliders try and get this young couple to meet in reality, while battling a violent gang of scavengers and being awed and annoyed with the technology on this earth.

    "Net Worth" is a fun Sliders episode with a few smart things to say love, class and the potential dangers of the always being hooked up to the Internet.

    Although, this episode aired in 1998. Most Internet service providers were still dial-up, and no one really knew what social media was yet.moreless
Hayley DuMond

Hayley DuMond

Joanne Capshaw

Guest Star

Sandy Martin

Sandy Martin

Shirley Montana

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Ingo Neuhaus

Ingo Neuhaus


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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: Joanne and Rick use a lot of geek slang:

      Naked: wearing no technology (also netless)
      Tubed over: brought from another hermetically sealed Onliner community via the transfer tube
      F2F: face to face
      Ret-write: using the retina as a form of identity confirmation through the neural net
      Onliner: someone who has neural access to technology and the net
      Offliner: someone who has is not connected to the net
      Digidise: merchandise that can be purchased digitally
      Digicash: kind of like debit cards, but served through a digital medium
      Digijob: of course, the digital version of jobs
      Cracker: an offliner who has accessed the online neural net
      Knowbot: an electronic helper that assists an onliner in finding pertinent information on the web

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