It is the year 1999, the world is struggling to come up with a solution to the Y2k bug. Similar to how speculation was in our existing reality, there were contrasting theories as to just how widespread the potential damage would be. Exactly like our world, doomsdayers were preparing for the worst This included governments, who had the knowledge that the general public lacked. Y2k was going to happen, there was no stopping it, there was no fixing it, technology was too far spread, too far distributed, even with the beginnings of the internet, there was no conceivable way to fix the issue everywhere. Secretly, the United States Federal government began disconnecting all of it’s infrastructure from the internet. They dictated to the individual states to do the same, but the thing that makes America Great is the sovereignty of each individual state. Many states were at the mercy of their elected officials, and it did not help things when the Fed didn’t publicly endorse disconnection.
New York State was always one to do it’s own thing, regardless of who was in charge of the nation. The Governor of the state, and more specifically, the Mayor of New York City were both big Y2k deniers. So, while the federal government was busy preparing for the worst technological disaster to ever happen, NY was busy preparing for the party to end all parties. Even though power stations, water, and gas supplies were disconnected from the internet, their function was still provided. Much to the happiness of the populace. It would be this dependency that ends up undoing everything.
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