Clippy and I got out of the building just as brilliant orbs started falling gently from the sky. The scene distorted my sense of perspective; they looked like cells - the sort of thing you’d find under a microscope - but the size of a basketball. They appeared almost weightless, drifting down like a snowflake and getting caught in the breeze. They began clumping all over the entire building for the Department of Revenue Storage, almost as if they were slightly magnetic.

Clippy noticed my look of wonder and jumped in with an explanation - “We don’t have police in cyberspace - instead, the cyber-state has created a digital immune system. The display of illuminated wonder you are watching is a bit like algorithmic lymphocytes - they clump on the social disturbance locking everything in place. The cyber-state then mobilizes additional resources to treat the problem.”

Fatigue washed over me; I desperately needed some sleep to help process everything.

A micrograph of an algorithmic t-cell for policing cyberspace, framed like a David Fincher film
A 35mm macro photo of a algorithmic lymphocytes for policing cyberspace, framed like a Stanley Kubrick film
A 35mm macro photo of a algorithmic lymphocytes for policing cyberspace, framed like a Stanley Kubrick film, digital art
A 35mm macro photo of a algorithmic lymphocytes for policing cyberspace, framed like a Stanley Kubrick film, digital art
A 35mm macro photo of a algorithmic lymphocytes for policing cyberspace, framed like a wes anderson film, digital art
A 35mm macro photo of a algorithmic lymphocytes for policing cyberspace, framed like a wes anderson film, digital art
A 35mm macro photo of a algorithmic lymphocytes for policing cyberspace, framed like a Stanley Kubrick film
A 35mm macro photo of a algorithmic lymphocytes for policing cyberspace, framed like a Christopher Nolan film, digital art