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Old 10-01-2019, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Limmin View Post
The big deal in the movie was IIRC some strange energy field that passed over the Earth
It's a little more sinister than that. A company/consortium/whatever is implementing a worldwide power grid. IIRC, it was a system where power was freely available from the ether. 'Freely' doesn't necessarily mean 'free'; just that it was a worldwide system that could be tapped into to provide power. I think it was meant to solve the problem of pollution in addition to power inaccessibility.