After a couple of seconds, the world outside started to slow, and we glided to a stop. The speaker box announced, “Welcome to the Cyberspace Museum of New Things, thanks for riding McMass-Transportation.” Clippy and I climbed out of the transport pod and looked at a humongous museum. In awe, I whispered over my shoulder, “Is that Buckingham Palace?”
Clippy launched into an explanation, “Well, it was Buckingham Palace. When Queen Elizabeth II eventually passed, someone figured out we could replace her with a CGI character. We already had Paddington Bear, Thanos, and Gollum; why not the Queen? It was cheaper; we didn’t need allowances for all those family members and no more scandals. When she’s required, speech writers hammer out a few words, and then she gets projected into parliament or wherever they need a bit of ceremony.
We didn’t need Buckingham as a palace anymore, so it became a giant Museum. The system makes access to royalty much more egalitarian; it’s incredibly modern. Visitors to the Museum can even have tea with the Queen; it costs a little more than a regular ticket, but she gets projected right alongside you at the dining table.”
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