June 20th, 2013 the world ended. You have not heard yet because it only ended in a few places.
It does not matter where I am, you have heard of it, maybe visited one summer to spend time with that aunt you lost touch with but are still friends with on some internet site.
She posts every now and then but it is not her.
When the world ended in these cities, the governments of the world concluded that life must go on for everyone else.
You would be surprised how easy it is to fake the lives of several million people when the primary way they communicate is through non-verbal means. Call your aunt.
You will get a voicemail then a text message telling you she's at work but how are you these days?
Your aunt is gone or she is living like I am which is not much better. Worst of all is the way this is hidden from everyone so easily. Try to visit my city and you will never leave.
Your job will suddenly have you working from home or let go or promoted. Your neighbors will see a moving van one night and then nothing.
People will ask after you and someone will reply, but not you.
It will happen to your city eventually too.
All that will be left one day is a billion algorithms and programs texting and posting and emailing back and forth to one another saying "everything is fine" until the last drop of energy is
used and our world is silent, several years after the last human has already died.