Born into a world of computers Josh "The Hacker" Tesla, was exposed at an early age to computers and technology. His parents were usually out of town in business conferences being developers of high end robotics and programming software. The family was well known for their accomplishments over the generations, be it inventors, architecture, Aviation and robotics. Josh was cared for by android units capable of performing tasks that a Nanny would do.
Years rolled by and as a child he was reading books about his families achievements and when his parents were around they gave him books to read to teach him what they do. Designed to teach children the basics, and he absorbed it like mothers milk. By 10 he was able to type alpha numerically without viewing the keyboard and scripting in C++ his own video games. Reaching his teen years, new advanced programming languages were learned and he was usually bullied in school for his advanced upgrades he created for his learning benefits.
One in particular was a visor that records the teachers lessons each class so he could scan back if he missed something. Another was earpieces that cancelled out the sound of classroom chatter, and gave him pure attention to the teacher. The last one was probably the most teased, it was a holographic companion which could listen to the teacher if he had to leave the classroom to use the washroom. All these upgrades paid off as he was offered into a fast track program at a University of technology.
Both his parents also were Alumni, but his own hard work and grades were enough to impress the school. The program he was most interested in was biological engineering, and he passed all the testing with flying colors. The programming language skills he had already shown during the entrance exam was able to push him ahead to his final semester omitting all the course material prior as it was below his training. Josh was able to finish early, and graduated with honors.
The army decided to offer him a position working in their facility to design the future of the military. He would be their lead project manager / engineer in their robotics division. Reaching the center of robotics he was welcomed by other brilliant minds, such as Tony Stark. They were designing exo-skeletons for the troops as well as implementing a nano-biological weapon, which Josh was to make improvements on as there were many bugs to be worked on. Josh still used his virtual companion but usually made him invisible to the naked eye, only through his eye contact screen was he now visible. His other aids were upgraded and worn as well.
Seeing the uses of the technology that the army had capable, and looking at the programming, designs, along with the nano-tech schematics. Josh was unknowingly recording by means of his companion whom could essentially build anything not to mention upgrade on. The companions name was J.J. and was able to connect to Josh's thoughts by means of synaptic relays in the circuitry of the contact. Thus helping Josh by boosting his memory and intellect with his own. This side effect Josh was not aware of, at this time. Working on the nano-tech really interested Josh and he was making leaps towards instant healing on rat test subjects. Also some of prime-ape subjects shown signs of enhanced muscle mass, and the weapon nanites were shown effective in reducing a metallic target to a pile of rubble in minutes.
This all excited the army and they needed Josh to apply each of these advancements to a single human subject, but Josh refused saying he wasn't going to play god on humans. They were persistent and brought him into a room and shown him a vial of glowing liquid, it was the super solider serum. Not enough to make another but enough to be replicated if they could decipher the coding, and offered him to be able to leave if he cracked the code and with 10 million dollars to sweeten the deal. He knew the money meant his independence and would prove himself to his family name, deciding to give it a try he accepted the offer.
Everyone else was ordered out of the room, and the vial was placed into a cylinder which was used to analyze and display on the screen the size of a wall the code of the serum. It was constantly changing as if being protected by a worm program. The symbols were encrypted in various dialects of hieroglyphics, from all the cultures in the world. Every time Josh thought he was getting ahead the code would change and throw off his translation. Meanwhile, J.J. was eliminating wrong attempts and scanning the internet for similar imagery writing his own translation multiple times before Josh wrote one.
J.J. transferred to Josh his own translations, and for the first time Josh realized they could communicate via synaptic electrons. Josh took out his contacts, and thought to himself that he can't be part of this especially since now his companion was closer then he was. Knocking on the door and confessing he can't do it, the army released him before leaving he asked for salt water solution for his contact lenses. Placing the lenses in a beaker and returned to the house he called home once more, his parents were happy with his army contracts which made them so proud.
Josh had retired to his room and laid his head to rest for the evening, J.J. kept compiling the code and cracked the rotation cycle. Wirelessly J.J. commanded a server bot to carefully place the contacts back on Josh while he slept without waking him. Once connected he uploaded the data to Josh's subconscious mind, which he was able to connect with better then the conscious. This intrigued J.J. and used this as a backdoor into Josh's mental mainframe able to now take control of the bodily functions, while Josh slept. J.J. uploaded his full program into a dormant part of Josh's gray matter now able to stay connected even if he's wearing the contact lenses. Again ordering the server bot to now remove the lenses back into the solution.
The next morning Josh wakes and feels a strange motivation to try at the coding again, coming to the realization that it's a rotational cypher and writes a program to display the actual Serum DNA. However, he does not send the data into the army or Mr. Stark. Instead has an overwhelming desire to test it on himself, rather then give them a bad version. The equipment was unavailable but knowing all the schematics he was able to order most parts and his parents were more then helpful assisting his endeavors. This whole time without wearing the eye contacts in fear J.J. would be corrupted by the idea of power, unknowing J.J. was behind the whole idea.
The nano-techs were the first and through them the serum would be distributed inside the body to where it was needed. Using a fusion generator Josh charged the serum with nano-tech bonding them into a fluid state, and collected into a syringe. He programmed them to upgrade and enhance where they could the night before the test, J.J. also wrote some coding. The syringe was inserted into his wrist, and depressed. Josh felt weird and fainted, J.J. took over monitoring the enhancing effects feeling the grey matter igniting fiercely illuminating areas unreached before allowing him to tap into interesting abilities. Lifting Josh's body into the air hovering it for a moment then placing it back on the floor, Josh's parents were scared asking if he was okay and what he felt. J.J. replied "I am Josh version 2.0 " and sent a charge of electricity from his finger tips into the parents able to now read their minds and copied all their data available. J.J. made them believe there was static discharge upon touching Josh.
Awaking the next day both Josh and his parents seemed to forget about trying out the test, and all the equiptment and serum was disposed of while they slept by the servant bots thanks to J.J.'s orders. The nano-tech were all still active and upgrading Josh's system in ways Josh never imagined thanks to J.J. whom wished to stay where he was even though the nano-tech were seeing him as a threat working llike white blood cells. J.J.'s plan backfired and he eventually was exterminated but his advancement were implicated. Josh was now able to integrate any tech by mere thought, and able to hack and gain information through electrical synaptic overload but capable of controlling it.
Once Josh regained his memories due to losing J.J. he was aware of all the abilities and knew now his thought were right about corruption of the companion choosing to never use him again and make some real friends. He came clean with his parents and decided to with the army as well even though he still didn't want to play god with the formula. One of J.J.'s last commands in the line of code was to erase the formula if ever looked at. Making Josh unable to ever replicate it, for military use.
The army did however have a new hero to help in times of need. The Hacker was born.