You’ve heard of The Silent Protector. Now meet The Swarm Protector. Instead of catching bullets, grenades, etc., The Swarm Protector distracts the bots and avatars mobilized to distract you from the awareness you need to resist assimilation into the swarm. Especially helpful if you and your friends need bought time to build technical and social architectures different from what the swarm-masters are trying to onboard you into.
Huh? What if your Swarm Protector is actually one step ahead of both you and the swarm-masters, distracting you both from his plan to subsume you both into a higher-order meta-system he controls?
Then you might want to use your bought time on something more concrete and enduring than the discourse about the politics of swarm control.