Physics discussions of how to help me get out of this hell realm.
I was in the Gore wins timeline.
We had electric, automated cars on networked roadways, high speed maglev rail across the USA, renewable micropower generation across a smartgrid. 9/11 happened and we told the Saudis to go f*ck themselves. The free world under US leadership went almost entirely to renewables in two decades forcing petrostates to modernize, democratize, and liberalize. America adopted a national health program in 2004 ending the era of medical bankruptcy and outlawed for profit prisons a year afterwards. Comprehensive justice reform followed shortly thereafter and the long national nightmare of the War on Drugs was finally over. The median family income rose steadily with productivity. Swiss style gun laws and gun culture resulted in a dramatic reduction in both senseless shootings and political extremism.
Then some jackass seagull dropped a baguette on a supercollider and landed me in this dystopia.