It is the year 2101, computers, technology, and robots are much more advanced, in fact they have evolved into major parts of how our society works. Everything we do, everything we say, and now everything we think is saved onto the Mother ship of hard drives that is located in our country’s capital in D.C. Also, the Brain-computer interface has evolved so much that it makes 2017 brain-computer interface look like it was made before Christ. We now have cell phones that are the size of an ant that are placed into our brains at the age of 18, allowing us to access everything we need and even call or text who ever we need to. Reading this in 2017 might seem very confusing. Especially when your cell phones are the size of one of those old school Ipads. The Government has taken very peculiar steps in trying to control its people. They claim it is for our protection and to prevent the terrorism that has caused terror for the United States for the past century. If you ask me, everything they are doing is completely unnecessary and a complete invasion of privacy. This is why I have decided to take a stand.
Technology has taken a HUGE step forward compared to what it was a hundred years ago. I mean you guys experienced a huge change from 2000-2017 so you can imagine what life is like here in 2101. To put into perspective where technology is we are looking for ways to go to a different galaxy. Mars has been reached years ago. Life is totally different from how you guys live, at least that is what I have learned in school during history class. Cars are driven robotically, food can come out of a spray can, there are even have hundreds of different species of animals that are absurd to look at. All of this technological advancement is awesome, but not in the hands of our government. All of this technology could be used to save lives and better the world.
A group of my friends and I are scheduled for the procedure to take place this week and we are not so happy about it. We have been waiting for the time to come since before I could remember and I can finally say that it is here. Mabel, Reid, Jim, Nick and Mason are the names of the friends that are coming with me. Mabel is my girlfriend and seems to be the most nervous about this whole situation. The rest of the guys are nervous but more excited than anything, we are all nervous, I mean who would not be? Right?
School is over and summer has started so everybody is on edge filled with summertime excitement. I wake up to my alarm blaring outlandish music that my mother barely approves of. I mosey my way to the bathroom where our robot maid, Emerelda, brushes my teeth and finds me a clean pair of clothes. Mabel rings my phone as she always does when she wakes up, asking how long she has until I come pick her up to go check the facility that we will come to. Today is Monday, five days from when our procedure is supposed to take place. Today is when we begin to finalize our plan. The rest of the boys are scheduled to meet Mabel and me in the facilities parking lot. We arrive at the destination where we read signs that read stuff like, “Congratulations, today is the big day”, it was like the government had us fooled all along. Driving through the complex added to all of our aggression multiplying it by the second. With each glance we took at the building the more terrifying this whole situation became. I overheard Jim and Nick were murmuring something under their breathe. I could sense the fear they had just by the sound of their voice. There many soldiers and people of the government surrounding the building, having it almost on lockdown. It was so hurtful watching all of the people that were scheduled for that day walking out of the building with big bandages on the side of their head and a distasteful look on their face. While all of us are just taking in our surroundings Mabel spots a group of kids getting out of a van. These kids are all dressed the same in some sort of overalls that have a number on the back. You could tell this was not for anyone to see because they were being escorted by many men who had big guns on them. The kids were hurried inside through a back door to the facility. Right before the door shut behind the last kid there was a guard who glanced at us making us all duck out of his vision. We whisper wondering if the man with the big gun had seen us. No one else wanted to check if the guard was approaching the car, so I swallowed my pride and slowly brought my head up to see where the guard went. The coast was clear. Until there was a heavy knock on the other side of the car where none of our eyes were. I whip my head around so fast to a man, seemed similar to the guards but was not one of them. I slowly roll down the window and before I could open my mouth the man asks, “What are you guys doing back here?” He continues, “This is for authorized personal only, don’t you read the sign?”
I apologized acting as if I did not see the sign, you know the old “acting dumb” technique. Seemed to get us out of it because the man just told us to leave the specific parking lot so we listened to him. On the ride home Mabel and I were silent. What we saw back there had us silenced, curious, and better yet afraid. Where were those kids going? Why are they doing this to those kids? Questions is all I had after that visit. Something is not right, what they are doing to these people is not right.
Knowing what these people are actually doing, knowing we were right about them makes this whole situation that much more important to us. We now have a reason for what we are trying to do. We are standing up for people all around the country, standing up for those kids who are being held captive. There is no way we could just go to the police and tell them what is going on. They probably would not even believe us or worse they could be involved in this. Going to the police is not an option. Mabel and I arrive home where Esmerelda makes us lunch and entertains us with our favorite shows. That night my mother throws me the newspaper as I am watching Monday Night Football. The title read “2 More Go Missing”. I continue to read the article, supposedly two children went missing earlier today. This has been happening often lately, these two kids now make it six that are missing. There were six children at the facility. There is no way, this can’t be!
Could it be? Is the government kidnapping these children? It looks like this whole situation is bigger than I expected. If there are six children missing in my small town I cannot imagine how many kids are missing across the country. All of the parents out there that are stressing over their child with no help from the police. In fact the police are not offering much help because they understand that their jobs are on the line. The gang and I hop on Oovoo to discuss everything that is going on. I explain to them how I connected the dots and how the children we saw were abducted by the government. Jim and Nick try to get us to pull out of our plan explaining how this situation is bigger than us, how we stand no chance. But if we do not take a stand who knows how many more kids will be taken and who else can get hurt. Maybe this was meant to happen, maybe we were supposed to see what we saw. Or maybe Jim and Nick are right, what if we weren’t meant to see what we saw? Maybe this whole situation is bigger than all of us. What would we look like if we let this go on? I cannot live with myself knowing I did not do anything for these families. If my brother or sister was taken I would want someone to stand up for him or her. This means one thing. I told the group that I am going through with this plan with or without them. This is a choice I had to make and will stick with it.