By Theodore Webb
Published: July 17, 2013.
In the near future, Valued Associate Echo 900682972187 "lives" all his days within the narrow walls of his Multitasking Cubicle-Home Station (MCHS). Every aspect of his existence is completely focused on "Productivity," the bridge to Global Corporation's utopia, the mythical "7th Era." Once a year, Valued Associates may communicate with their biological parents. Welcome to "Family Hour."