While hackers ride the airwaves through the Matrix, hopping from node to node and stealing virtual data, riggers find the virtual experience and bit more… physical. When a rigger abandons his meatsack body, it’s for a body (or many bodies) of chrome: drones and vehicles.
A rigger can, with a wireless connection, inhabit rotodrones, robodogs, helicopters, motorcycles, speedboats, space shuttles, and even buildings. Their meat senses fade away, and they ARE the drone, they ARE the building, they ARE the highspeed VTOL aircraft.
For most riggers, nothing beats the rush of doing impossible things, things no metahuman in the world can do with their own bodies, and getting the full sensory experience of it. And, unlike the Matrix hallucinations of a hacker, they do it in the real world.