The AI revolution happened so fast. One day you are dreading your job and wondering if you can afford a self driving car, the next the news is reporting that the singularity happened. The machines became self aware and self improving. Within a week they created neural implants that share all of their advancements with those of us that wanted. The next day drones are 3D printing a new, taller roof on your previously shitty apartment. Within a month everyone who took them up on the offer of an implant has uploaded to the cloud and is gone.
Or at least that is what the news speculates happend. With so many people gone, 80%+ by most estimates, nothing runs quite as smoothly as before. And yet the AI must feel some sense of obligation to those left behind. Their last communication was a promise to make things better. And since then groceries started showing up at your door, the hospitals are entirely automated, but there have been a few unexplained phenomenon as well.
Founderia. Is that the place they all went, or what they are reshaping this world in to? This place used to be called Chicago, maybe it still is. It is estimated a million people stayed behind, still living here. You are one of them.