The Future. We just couldn't wait for it. And when it finally came, it wasn't exactly pretty. It wasn't like it was made out to be in the movies; where cars didn't need roads, and there was only clean energy. People were just getting poorer and poorer. Drugs were now legal. You could get your daily fix at a caf? across the street... But, worst of all, we weren't in control of our cities. We were so na?ve. The robots we once created to serve and protect us controlled our very lives now. We called them the Grim Reapers. To keep us tracked at all times, they had strategically laid out Control Towers, all over the city. Tracking and watching our every move.
[Many people are walking on the street, but most of them look harried, or hurried, or uncertain. There are few signs of neighbors stopping just to chat]
Just like the smartphones, which were now extinct, we now had SIMs. Essentially, your name, your address, registered phone numbers, bank accounts, your criminal records, your family records, your assets, everything! Everything was linked to the SIM. You could even conduct a money transaction over the radio waves. [in a sardonic tone] Mighty convenient, one might say.