I was born in 2025.
But I wish I'd grown up in 1980s, like all my heroes.
I live here, in Columbus Ohio.
In 2045, it's still ranked the fastest-growing city on Earth.
But it sure doesn't seem like it when you live in the stacks.
They called our generation the missing millions.
Missing not because we went anywhere.
There's nowhere left to go, nowhere except the OASIS.
It's the only place that feels like I mean anything.
A world where the limits of reality are your own imagination.