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By the year 2050, Paris had become a stark contrast from other large cities, which had long ago morphed into ultra-modern metropolises, where every new building was practically a city within a city. Even in France, humans could not escape the fact that the Invisibles had taken over. Some came in the form of microscopic chips that were embedded practically everywhere, while others were more visible because they powered robots. Humans were suddenly underutilized, and they would be forever.

Past futurists had cried that this would be disorienting and depressing, but it turned out to be quite liberating. Human qualities—good and bad—were tolerated because they were authentic, and not artificially created. To err was to be human, and these days, to be human was to be beautiful.

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Futura follows a single American woman named Ruby as she figures out how to thrive in a dramatically different cultural landscape. This utopian novella pushes back on the cynical views many hold today. Instead, author Jordan Phillips has imagined a bright future for the entire human race.