A Satirical Interactive Fiction Commemorating 2020
This is the continuation of an interactive fiction series. To return to the start of the story, CLICK HERE.
You admit you had been reading Medium articles while you were supposed to be doing your job. Though the voice on the end of the line is silent, you could practically see the Lawrence-Fishburne deep-fake shaking his head.
“You should never read Medium articles on company time,” he says. “You think you could get away with it just because you’re working from home. That’s precisely what The Author wants you to think.”
A wave of panic grips you. You find yourself fearing for your job even though you clearly have more pressing things going on.
“I suspect your IT department is already tracking you,” says the man. “It’s only a matter of time before …”
The line goes silent.
You call out.
You feel a wave of relief when the baritone voice speaks again. “Sorry, I just had an idea. If your IT department has tunnelled into your device, we can use the same tunnel to hack into the simulation mainframe. We can destroy it from the inside.”
That sounded as sensible as everything else you’ve heard thus far.
“Tell me, were you using a computer when you were reading that Medium article?”