AFH photo by Cynthia Ginnetti
Robenson was 14. At school, he always wanted to be a leader. Everyone knew his name. In the neighborhood, he was kind of popular.
While on his porch one day, he found a letter in the mail. It was for his father and it was from the government.
“This is an appointment that you have to go to next month to insert the human eye camera,” his father told him.
Here, in the year 2035, the human eye camera was a new technology from a government that wanted to watch people’s every moves. They could use
it to catch criminals or spy on anyone doing anything against the government.
“I am mad,” Robenson said. “I don’t want to do an operation. I will find a way to stop it.”
“What are you going to do about it?” his father asked....
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In the year 2222, in a far away place named Zootopia, the government was run by a computer named KC.
KC controlled who did what job, how many kids per family, and where you lived.
KC was selfish and manipulative.
Living in that society was hard, especially when you were not allowed to go out after 4:00 pm. The people of Zootopia had never seen the sun. They lived their whole lives under the light that KC had provided.
But KC had such a smooth voice that, upon hearing it, you would think you were in heaven on earth....
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While Carol was cleaning the oor at the computer factory, a news reporter appeared on the tele-screen.
“Today, in Paris, we have a lady from the wealthiest family wanting to make an announcement.”
A woman full of gold appeared on the screen, all dressed up like someone who was designed by the best artist in the world.
“Hello everyone. You all know that I’m not much of a talker so I’ll make this very short,” said the lady in gold. “Everyone is always coming to either me or my husband asking us to add more houses and buildings on our side of town.
“But we have a little bit of an issue. We’re lacking spaces in our part of town. But do not worry. I have so much power that I can do anything I want. As you all know, with the universal controller my family owns, we can do pretty much anything we want. I only have to hold the button and mention what I want and it will appear.
“So, I’ve come up with a solution for this problem: We’re going to destroy the poor people’s side of town -- and destroy those people, too. That way we will have all their space and it will be enough to add as many places as you guys want. Poor people have nothing to live for, they have nothing at all, so my decision is made,” said the lady in gold....
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AFH artwork by Christiana Black
Life was so different than 74 years ago. In 2090, people valued science more than anything. The United Scientists of America had all the power in the country. They represented the government, doctors, lawyers, and everything else.
One Monday, Professor Mike Brown went to the university. Before he started his class, he had a meeting with the United Scientists of America.   
“Hello, I am here to introduce my idea about a new experiment I want to do,” said Professor Brown.
“Well, we don’t have any room for new scientists,” replied JM, from The United Scientists of America. “We already have enough.”
“But my experiment is a medicine to keep us younger and never get old. It will be injected into the arms of all ages. And everyone will stay young forever.”
“We are sorry, but we cannot accept your ideas.”
Professor Brown felt very aggravated. He decided to do the experiment, anyway -- without the approval of The United Scientists of America....
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After Freddy’s parents died on a deserted island, he vowed to avenge their passing.
Freddy’s parents died because of a government rule declaring that all newborns would have a chip planted inside them. The chip helped the government control the amount of times you could use the Internet.
“Born dead,” the government called it.
People who were not part of the government could only use the Internet 10 times. Any more, you would feel a pain in your head and then you’d be dead.
Freddy’s parents died because they defied this rule; they thought the government was just joking.
After his parent’s death, Freddy went to live with a cousin named Carlos,
who worked for the government on its computer system. Freddy decided to talk to him about this deadly government rule.
“I don’t think it’s fair only for people who are part of the government to use the Internet for an unlimited time,” Freddy said.
Freddy asked Carlos if they could hack the government computer....
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