"I kind of take it for granted that our great-grandchildren will regard us as a sort of precursor species. That they won't think of us as human and if we could see them, we probably wouldn't think of them as human either."
In the novel, which is set hundreds of years into the future, today's brands and companies have solidified into social clan groups. The emphasis on providing customers with a uniform experience in every store is taken to an extreme that would be reachable in the present day.
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