It’s as if someone just pressed the pause button on some giant remote control tied into every human on the planet; they just stop whatever they’re doing, freeze in place, completely unresponsive. It’s seriously creepy!
Every single person is wearing some kind of Bluetooth earpiece, the devices all flashing in unison as they receive their daily download. All the news, weather, sport… Does everyone get the same, regardless of whether or not they’re interested?
It’s downloading to Rose’s phone too, ending with the daily joke; she almost jumps as everyone around her laughs before going on with their day.