Even though a police force is intended to stop a crime from being committed their actual purpose was to intimidate us into compliance and investigate the scene of a crime after it had been committed. Obedience to the law at best is voluntary and at worst coerced. The margin of error was so great and the opportunity to get away with murder was sufficiently tempting enough that people have historically tried often to commit the perfect murder. Since the beginning of time the statement “There ought to be a law against that” has become familiar and empowered the elected lawmakers to institute even greater restriction, impose tougher laws, and determine that our liberties were negotiable. With the advent of technology the justification to use it and expand it eventually resulted into today. Imperceptibly we advanced to a time, which we willingly agreed to, where it became possible to relegate the police force to the dustbins of time. With the advent of the GM, the omnipresent cameras and drones, the RFIDs, personal profiles, and bioluminescent ring and pendant illustrating the appropriateness of one action the need for a police officer to intimidate us into compliance becomes unnecessary. The possibility of committing the perfect crime disappeared.
Roy was not going to take this lying down. No way would he allow his parents or anyone else for that matter, make him wear the ring or the pendant. No way was he going to be subject to the scrutiny of the GM. The only problem was that if he didn’t play by the rules things got a lot more difficult. His ability to travel was relegated to walking. Access to almost anywhere was impossible. Every time he tried to open a door or crawl into a window it was either locked or he ended up receiving a pretty nasty shock. But that wasn’t going to stop him. Food and water was available but no often and definitely not to his liking. So if I don’t want to be goody-goody then what is to stop me.
Even if you chose to not participate your appearance and lack of access to everything was both obvious to the people surrounding you but was physically painful to you. You wouldn’t go without food, water, and shelter but anything beyond that was next to impossible to get especially a second time. What you eventually realized was that life without perks was pretty crappy. If you don’t have access to a car getting around was slow. If you can get through a gate or in a door walking around could take all day. Sleeping under a bridge our out in the open was down right uncomfortable.
At the same time mentors would be aware of your situation, bystanders could offer support or ignore you as your attitude dictated. The one thing that wouldn’t happen is that you wouldn’t be allowed to associate, unnoticed, with other like minded individuals and the other people would not stop wanting to help.
The problem is that there is only so much good a person can do before it becomes an unhealthy competition, only so much good music can be listened to before it gets boring, only so many sacrifices made before the final one ends it all. How do you enforce utopia? The answer is you don’t. People either participate in it or they don’t and utopia ends. What’s left when there is no utopia? Real life.