Any person or persons who have either chosen, or have been forced to live ‘off the grid’. These people are not citizens of The Conglomerate and are treated as lower than second-class people by any Conglomerate personnel who may encounter them. It is technically illegal for Dissidents to enter, leave, or simpley be, inside any Conglomerate facility or vessel. Dissidents have no rights, no privelages, and are unable to own property, have jobs, spend money, or interact with Conglomerate citizens in any way.
The majority of teh Dissident population lives as a fairly tightly-knit community within the the Asteroid Belt in a society that is rather condescendingly known as the Dregs.