Sounds like Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a worthwhile game for the social commentary alone if they stick to themes from the RPG source material
Medieval diseases, gangs, corruption, crime, crumbling infrastructure, out-of-touch wealthy elites … Yep, that's California.
On Facebook's payment system:
"Can't wait for a cryptocurrency with the ethics of Uber, the censorship resistance of Paypal, and the centralization of Visa, all tied together under the proven privacy of Facebook."
it's time to read the middle english wikipedia article about frogges
“A frogge ben a wee beeſt wiþ foure legges, þe whiche liveþ boþ in water and on lond. He ben broun or grene or yelwe, or if he be tropical, he may be dyuers coloures. He haþ longis and gylles boþ. He haccheþ fro an ei and he þen be a tadpolle. He groweþ to be a frogge, if he be nat eton.”
Touch screens have no place in a car. Drove a Mazda while vacationing about 2 years ago and the HUD is quite nice. Glad they're actually testing experimentally instead of giving into a fad.
Needles & feces in the street, a dying middle class, the country's highest poverty rate, policies that prioritize illegal aliens over ailing American citizens. California is still a symbol. But today it's a symbol of everything that's going wrong with this country.