A Day in the Life

I wake up at 7:45 in the morning. It's a Monday and in the times before the void, I would be late to my 8am work time. My husband isn’t in the room, which normally means that he is still in the office. Sometimes, he likes to sleep there because it's easier, but I find that the short commute is worth it to take a break from being in the void. I only enter the void when it's really necessary. The government created the void at the beginning of the pandemic a few years ago, and ever since it has been infiltrating life in more ways than I ever expected.

The void was created as a way for us to feel more human and experience interactions during the covid-19 pandemic. After 9/11 the government had apparently begun to research and develop a new way to use the internet in case of a large national emergency, and in 2020 after months of social distancing, the government decided that it was time to release their new technology. Initially the void was marketed as “a real life Sims game.” Now, it's 2025, and the pandemic is still continuing, so using the void is now commonplace. Rather than people going out in the world for work and socializing, they enter the void. The void is an online space, kind of like a video game, but you feel like you are physically there.

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