All persons born in the world of White Light are outfitted at birth with bioelectronic nanotechnological devices for communications and information retrieval. These devices allow various means of communication similar to 20th century radio and telephony.
All identification and commerce is handled through these devices. Nanotech implants have made ID, wallets, credit cards and bankbooks obsolete. Freedom is on the way out too.
CNI devices also allow reading of infobeads and application of psionic chips. Infobeads are minaturized information devices. Psionic chips are bioelectronic nanotechnological devices that can activate or enhance psychic powers.
The Corporation implants bond with the body and cannot be removed by normal means. Rumour has it that underground physicians working with the resistance have developed a means of removing the devices.