“You’re probably wondering what’s going to happen to you. That’s easy. The same thing is going to happen to you that has happened to every other human being who has ever lived. You’re going to die. We all die. That’s just how it is.”
I want to live in a world where OASIS exists.
Okay, maybe minus the whole earth-dying-because-of-corporate-greed thing and the crushing feeling of helplessness that permeates the whole planet because of it.
Ready Player One takes place in a predicted and very plausible 2044 on Earth, where climate change has taken its turn for the worst and a huge energy crisis has made most of the world immobile, with all the poverty and wars it has created. The whole premise of it is that most of humanity has retreated into OASIS, a globally networked virtual reality that is sometimes considered even realer than the real world – and that its now-deceased creator, James Halliday, left a game inside it where the winner would inherit his entire wealth.
In a world drowning in unwealth, that was a big deal.
BY MADINA MALAHAYATI