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"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
- Neal Stephenson

Boomer Park  
  Where the baby boomers all went to retire and die.  

Nanotime is set about thirty years into the future. In this world, one in which Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kyosaki would feel right at home, old people (today's baby boomers) control most of the resources.

Needless to say, all of the roads in and around these areas are heavily monitored for incautious behavior.

John thought of the parks as high-tech death camps for seniors. Most were grandparents now but they still played their love songs from the 1960s on their tennis courts and in their nursing homes.

The boomers had had it all and then had left their credit card bills to John's generation… First the boomers had bankrupted the federal government. Then when they retired they drained their mutual funds in a panic and sank the US stock market. John and his friends disagreed on many things but they all despised the old boomers. They had organized well and now shared the common goal of dying well.

From Nanotime, by Bart Kosko.
Published by Avon Books in 1987
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Large portions of the country have apparently been appropriated by the boomers; the government and its processes are largely oriented toward this one group, to the detriment of the society as a whole.

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