March 8 USA: In Los Angeles, California, the Los Angeles Power and Water Company begins the first commercial use of cold fusion in its facilities. The fresh water produced as a biproduct is the Governor’s hope for alleviating the city’s water shortage.
August 7 JAPAN: The great dragon Ryumyo aids Akira Watada in his rise to power, gaining tremendous influence within the Yakuza.
November 8 USA: Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx become one entity called the Quad Counties in response to their ousting from New York City. The attempted merger fails after just over a year, and the boroughs separate again.
November 17 USA: The Revised Telecommunications Act of 2027 is passed. Under this Act, if the content of a sat-cast is legal in its country of origin, the ITCC will not challenge it in the U.S. regardless of the content. Retransmission of restricted content over domestic ground-based transmitters remains illegal.