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Copyright 2011 Les Broad
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"It is my pleasure and privilege to present this, the one hundredth, indeed the centenary, report of The Deep Space Minerals Supply Company, known since its formation in 1919, as a very different company to today’s, affectionately and simply as Misco."
The speaker was a woman in her thirties, perhaps late thirties, calm, self-assured and confident in both her intelligence and appearance. She was speaking into a camera, knowing that her words and her face were being transmitted around the world and into space. Any living human being could, if he so chose, watch her. The possibility of being listened to by billions of people didn't faze her in the slightest.