You don’t really notice how much you need something until it’s gone. After the internet crash of 2060, the world plunged into chaos. Everything such as work, currency, buying food, etc. was done online. I took for granted what I had my whole life. And now we are expected to relearn everything, such as farming. Most of the old timers remember how everything worked before SMART took over every aspect of life.
SMART was the organization that made all smart devices. The group was telling everyone that they were working for a better and brighter tomorrow… A tomorrow that will never come. SMART lobbied for countries all around the globe to give them administration access, meaning that they could control all aspects of the internet. At first, countries such as China and the United States resisted, but with enough persuasion, and enough blackmail, the government leaders started giving in. The internet, which was already mostly under the control of SMART before lobbying for complete access occurred, collapsed because of a major oversight by SMART and legislators.
There was a growing number of radical futurists that saw the internet as humanities worst blight. These futurists were viewed by the overall public as nothing more than pests and mostly were swept under the rug and lost by mainstream media. Many futurists only met in person and created secret societies to figure out how to get rid of the internet blight that had taken over the world. Members of the futurist secret societies ranged from people that didn’t know how to use the internet to hackers and technicians.
Not all of the futurist secret societies agreed with the idea of completely taking down the internet. They just wanted to set it back to what it was before SMART. However, the more radical sets launched an invasion of server rooms all around the world, taking down the internet for the majority of the world virtually overnight. Kids were forced to go to schools with human teachers instead of computers. Farmers were forced to drive their tractors instead of having SMART systems plow for them. Manual labor had been forced back upon the world, much to many peoples disapproval. Companies had to reset how they conducted business. The world essentially went back to a time forgotten by many. A simpler time.
And here I am, having to actually go to a classroom and learn from a human teacher for the first time in my life. I’m in college, and sitting in a room with others feels barbaric to me. Oh well, maybe the media is correct. Maybe, this is all just a plan by the government to take over the internet and take away my freedoms. All that I know for sure is that SMART is the internet, and they made life better. The media says that the futurists work for the government, and apparently anti-government protests have started to pop up around the world. They say things like, ‘The government shouldn’t be involved in the private sector.’ and ‘This is tyranny’ and ‘The government is a bunch of Nazis’. Maybe the government will listen to the people and stop the futurists. Or maybe, just maybe, the media controls us…
Oh no. They’re here.