You may have noticed I have a freak­ishly active (some might say over­ac­tive) fan­tasy life. There are even fan­tasy com­pa­nies that work in these fan­tasy worlds. The strange part might be that these com­pa­nies appeared in my head with­out nec­es­sar­ily any attach­ment to plot or storyline.

A short primer. This is the Earth about one or two hun­dred years in the future. So, the Amer­i­can com­pany Advanced was the first com­pany for me to dream up. Its sin­gle iden­ti­fy­ing qual­ity is that it pos­sessed a ridicu­lous amount of the world mar­ket share in high tech prod­ucts IN GENERAL, hav­ing lev­eled Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Volk­swa­gen among oth­ers decades ear­lier. The owner of the com­pany, in an attempt to rid Advanced of exces­sive tax­a­tion and anti-trust action from the U.S. Gov­ern­ment, founded a new coun­try where Advanced’s head­quar­ters was planted and it could oper­ate with less exter­nal gov­ern­ment interference.

The land­mass was pur­chased from a then cash-strapped Canada in an area strad­dling today’s British Colum­bia and Alberta. Although Advanced was posi­tioned to be #1 in vir­tu­ally all hi-tech mar­kets from civil­ian con­sumers to world mil­i­taries, it had a few niche com­peti­tors, most notably UBER, the secre­tive and nemesis-worthy German-based company.

Okay. Yes. I have thought about this too much. Maybe I will write a book about it. Suf­fice it to say, the Ger­mans come out smelling like roses here when they become one of the world’s only hopes to counter Advanced’s path to hos­tile world dom­i­na­tion. GO UBER.