Fischer and Ruby flee to the one place no one would think to look: the library.
Anyways, they’re not going to to the police because they’re privatized now. Future spoiler: everything will be privatized. Hear about that story where firefighters watched some guy’s house burn down? They didn’t put out the fire because he didn’t pay the annual $75 firefighting fee, so they just kind of stood around with marshmallows on sticks.
The future ain’t all about personal forcefields and World of Duke Nukem Forevers; there’s plenty of bad stuff too. Today, we we have an expectation that firefighters fight fires. We’ll ask our children what they want to be when they grow up, and they’ll ask what job makes the most money.
That sounds like a bummer, but I’m sure it’ll turn out all right.