New York City, 2064. From the crowded shores of Hell's Kitchen Sink to the semi-submerged office towers of TriBeCa Bay, life is a lot like how you remember it: The subway still smells, your job still sucks, and no, that guy you went on a date in the cloud with last week still hasn’t returned your jab.
How do we know so much about our not-too-distant future? It’s all thanks to a wormhole in the Gowanus Canal and an experimental NSA program designed to wiretap said wormhole (because hey, it’s what they do).
Now that an anonymous whistleblower has started leaking these “wiretaps from tomorrow” you too can find out what the future has in store. There are breaking news alerts, private “captures” from mid-centennials just like you, and even an interactive last will and testament.
Meet Jeb, Fitz, Opal, and their friends, and let them introduce you to... PLACES LIKE THIS.
t's Sequential: The story told week-by-week (unless it's the frist week you've heard it). [circa 2064, via the Gowanus Wormhole. Contents Classified by the NSA.]
31: The Fitz Awakens
A voice from the past returns with a message for Opal. [circa 2064, via the Gowanus Wormhole. Contents Classified by the NSA.]
30: A Look at This Hour's News with Jebidiah Hogan
The latest on the crisis in President Carter's cabinet and the chaos in the middle west. Plus: The Bloomberg LLC Thanksgiving Day Parade unveiled a new twist this year and you'll never guess who survived! All that and more in this hour's news. [circa 2064, via Gowanus Wormhole. Contents Classified by the NSA.]
29: Thanksgiving With the Notorious War Criminal Watson
The true confessions of America's #1 Convicted War Criminal (and most popular former President). [c. 2064 via Gowanus Wormhole. Contents Classified by the NSA.]
28: A Look at This Hour's News (Midterm Election Special)
Jebidiah Hogan brings you the up-to-the-minute results on the Midterm Elections that we would've reported last week if anyone cared. [c. 2064 via Gowanus Wormhole. Contents Classified by the NSA.]
27: Corporate Quarantine
After months of working 7-day weeks in the cloud, Opal finally vents her frustration (but only after making sure she's out of range of the HR Department's listening devices). [c. 2064 via Gowanus Wormhole. Contents Classified by the NSA.]
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