As my eyes became situated to my surroundings, I recognized the beeping sound as the city alarm. The city alarm was an alarm programmed into our wrist chips.
Our wrist chips were used to identify us, locate us, monitor our vitals, and as a method of payment.
As I tapped my wrist to locate my uniform, I congratulated myself on the professional looking paint job I had completed last night.
My bedroom, like most rooms, was painted the mandatory color white. The elders said that white would keep away the heat, which was needed because of the average high of 125℉.
There were no decorations or self expression allowed on the walls, because it would waste valuable resources. The alarm also informed us that another lottery was chosen.
The names were announced soon after.
No one cried when their name was announced, for they knew that if they were over the age of forty-five, or they had a disability that could not be used to improve society,
they had a fair chance of their name being called.
Most people begin to lose their eyesight at the age of forty-five, and there is not enough materials to supply them with glasses because of the people who are born with sight problems.
At their age, a human's ability to keep muscle on, and keep off fat, are lessened which decreases their physical ability. The lottery is a system used to control the population of humanity.
Without it, the current dwindling supply of oxygen that we have would be used up before we could find a suitable way to recreate it.