I don’t know how to break through the impervious shields against this truth that are in so many minds.

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Pedophilia, awfulness 

"Do you see shadows here?" the king said.
Nani squinted and looked around. There was a dark patch by- no, that was the cat.

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"Tech industry allies... argue that consumers willingly trade their personal data for access to valuable services... [But] 81% of respondents said they feel they have little or no control over the data companies collect on them and that the potential risks outweigh the benefits."

"Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’"

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45, existential dread 

Everyone Nani saw was beautiful and wearing bright, colourful clothes. None of them, however, outshone the king. He smiled.

UK & US politics 

"Here?" The person laughed. "Let's go ask the king. May I have your name?"
Nani knew that trick.
"You can call me... Nina."

Scottish National Party leader says Boris Johnson has no mandate to take Scotland out of the EU and demands independence vote

The Vivascope showed the fabric of lived reality, the patchwork of communities, the seams, the stains, tears, and mends.
"There are a lot of little random stitches here and there," I observed. "What are those?"
"Acts of kindness."

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