I woke up and had a feeling that that night I would hit the smiley face on my feedback mechanism for the 100th day in a row. It’s going to be another great day as a cyberfolk. As a cyberfolk, it’s my responsibility to participate in our democratic-socialist state, meaning that each night I send a report through The Mechanism installed next to my television. You don't have to do this of course; Chile values individual freedom, but most of us choose to give feedback as part of our duty as good citizens. The government uses our data to implement policy change, look at our comments on political issues, vote, and pay taxes. It’s how they ensure a truly participatory democracy where we can share our opinions and they actually listen to them. It’s true, we still live in a hierarchical society, but because we all participate in the Cybernet, it unites the nation with the common goal of decentralization. As Salvador Allende once said, Cybersyn should be "decentralizing, worker-participative, and anti-bureaucratic.” And that, I believe it is.
As soon as I woke up, I immediately turned on the radio: “Breaking News: USA has begun construction on a transcontinental wall dividing the North and South regions of the country!” I turned off the radio. The United States refused to adopt Cybersyn due to Capitalist reservations about the technology, and unfortunately, they haven’t done too great since. I walked into the kitchen and made myself a breakfast of eggs and toast before preparing for work. I work in the food sector, cooking meals for the central government’s cafeteria. I enjoy my job and I certainly don’t mind the perks of free food, some insider information, and access to their fancy utilities.
After putting on my work uniform, it’s time to head out for the day.
Open the door.