Sao Paolo, 2026. The Brazilian city has become an extremely powerful metropolis, which means that Brazil can dominate MERCOSUR in the same manner as the US dominates ALENA. 20 year old Camilo Perreira works for a new company called CAT (Computer Assisted Telepathy). His job consists of perfecting his,parents’ invention, the “Energy Wheel”, which will allow us to be totally autonomous in terms of our energy needs by recycling kinetic energy produced by movement such as walking or raising our arms. This energy can be exchanged via “telepathy” on line.
But Camilo is not happy. His parents haven’t talked to each other in ten years and he doesn’t know what happened. In trying to understand this painful history, he’s using Google Tracks, a specialized system of data research capable of looking in a person’s individual history. Googletracks was launched in 2011, and brought with it major legal problems. The system is based on a portable electronic box that stocks information about the personal lives of its consenting users. But today, after several defeats in court, the system is up against a serious legal block. Camilo asks his friend Hackario, a freelance professional hacker, to dig up his family history.
Consepção and Andrés, Camilo’s parents, met at the Centre for Alternative Energy in Sao Paolo in 2006, when the idea of the energy wheel first came to them. Around 2011, when the first tests were done, Vinisus Rao, the minister for the oil industry, heard about the project, he tried to sabotage it. Problems continued until around 2016, when a change in government changed things. The central state collapsed and local powers took back the reigns, notably on the energy level. Aware of the discreet but efficient network Consepção had built around the project, several states and local communities decided to adopt it. The venture saw the light of day and the Energy Wheel became a global success.