AFH photo by Mary Nguyen
Alex felt very angry as he listened to the radio with his friend Jack.
It was 2:30 pm one day in the year 2020 and the government made everybody listen to the same radio station.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” came the announcement. “We are going to introduce GPS watches and tell you what this technology can do. This will help us control society because it shares locations and we can hear what people say.”
Alex became even more agitated.
“It’s time for me to have my privacy and do whatever I want and talk about anything.”
“What are you going to do?” Jack asked.
“We have to find a way to stand up against what the government proposes,” said Alex...
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Small towns in the Southern hemisphere were getting wiped out by the North, which was testing the number of people that one nuclear bomb could kill.

Donna Packer, governor of the North, in the year 2065, was giving a speech.

“Me and my team have been working on a device called the Wristband Protector. The purpose of this is to protect us from the aftermath,” she said.

Later, her daughter would discover the true meaning of this apparatus....

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AFH photo by Mary Nguyen
It was 11:45 pm and she couldn’t sleep. Everybody else was dozing -- including the personal robot.
She decided to leave her room and walk around the Pink Camp by herself in the darkness of the moonlight, surrounded by complete silence.
She had been going for about an hour before realizing she was heading into places she had never seen before in her 19 years of living in the Pink Camp.
What Barbie 003 didn’t know was that she was being watched by Momma Barbie’s surveillance cameras.
“Dangerous! All Barbies must stay out!” read a sign written in pink letters on a white door.
Barbie 003 ignored the sign and entered, anyway. There she saw walls full of pictures -- pictures of Barbies who were sent to the Outlaw Camp.
Among them was one of her mother, Barbie 03. She was sent to the Outlaw Camp because she wouldn’t cook and clean for her husband -- violating one of the rules of Lusavillie....
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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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