Welcome To Golden
The 1950s in America was a time of great prosperity, I Like Ike, hula-hoops and the birth of Rock and Roll. Nearly seventy years on, the teenagers of that decade are finding themselves locked away in nursing homes with their family members just waiting for them to die.
But what if there was a retirement town in which these first rock and rollers could race hot rods, wear poodle skirts and be young again? Such a town was created thanks to nanotechnology and powerful computers that allows old people to live in a Mayberry-type town that exists only in virtual reality.
Like all new technology, there are some glitches that need to be worked out. However difficult the technology may be to harness, what is even more challenging is to deal with the basest part of human nature—murder.
Copyright 2016 by Rory McClannahan
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Welcome to Golden, Chapter 1
Billy pondered the question, unsure whether any answer he gave was satisfactory to Golden’s new residents. How do you tell people that their brains and bodies were hooked into two supercomputers, and that billions of cell-sized electronic microbes coursed through their blood and attached themselves to nerve endings, keeping their bodies alive while Golden was forged in their minds?