The next morning the team was awakened by the early-riser Rollard exploring the technology of the day. He had figured out how to turn on the TV set, and it was tuned to a government-owned propaganda station. It was filled with hopeful messages from Mayor Albert Drake in between news reports, most of which were very likely either twisted to favor the views of San Lironus or made up as more propaganda, or some combination of both.
"GOOD MORNING CITIZENS." A monotone, masculine voice suddenly spoke up. It was one of the many "eyes" of the sentient AI Frater Major that was required by law to be a fixture in each and every household and apartment in San Lironus. "WE HOPE THAT TODAY WILL BE FRUITFUL IN YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR GLORIOUS SOCIETY." The device was spherical in shape and welded to a pedestal that was usually placed in the center of the room, or somewhere where it has the greatest vantage point, and observed its surroundings 24 hours per day. Only those working directly for the government were permitted to move this extension of Frater Major's sight, and it had a motion sensor that would go off if it were moved, which would dispatch a team of enforcers to its location to arrest the lawbreakers.