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By 2089 an epidemic of mozart addiction grew widespread. Sociometric and trend analysis indicated root causes in alienation, anomie, and individual despair over the stifling sameness of the world. This despite repeated efforts at enforcing mandated ethnic and cultural differences. It was feared by a majority of the world population that there was, literally, nothing to live for. As an aside this also may reveal to some extent why there was no more resistance to the Migration when it arrived.

Personal monitor statistics show that over 72% of the world population spent more than 50% of their individual free time under mozart. Full sensory and experiential induction meant these people were in another, invented, mental space, despite the availability of realtime experience through other channels. Intercorp Council was at a loss to understand this flight into fantasy. After all, Intercorp management of the world was benign and allowed for great personal freedom of action and expression. Yet a vast majority did flee into the mozart experience, which forced production of inferior and hastily-conceived mozart experiences. These experiences were deplored by artistic and social critics as sentimental and escapist, but nothing they put out on the nets had any discernible impact on their popularity.

Keywords: world, mozart, experiences, intercorp, experience, their, personal, nothing, population, majority, despite, individual

All text © 1986 Rob Swiggart. "Portal : A Dataspace Retrieval" is available courtesy of the Author's Guild Backprint Programme. ISBN: 0595197841

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Updated: Sun Apr 14 2002

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