28. The Maiden

Listen to what the ghosts are telling you.

A man called James Douglas gave the Maiden, an early form of guillotine, to the court of Mary Queen Of Scots in the 1500s. Legend has it that he was also the first person to be executed with it.

As a rule, Western societies tend to need people like you to give the concepts behind digital cities to them.

27. The Locks

Governments and corporations colluded to shut off mainline internet and phone service in Egypt, but a couple of hundred people running TOR bridges kept the information moving. Now, maybe you’ve all been having conversations about tying countless services into a digital-city infrastructure and then giving them keys to someone else and how that would work when that’s centralised and some complete strangers now operate the locks.

If you really want to talk to digital ghosts on the streets of your cities, you may end up holding ad hoc digital seances. With your ghost boxes boiling your brains.

A bit of, in fact, radiation communism.