I have been struggling with a major plot hole in Panoptica. Our hero is accidentally rescued on his way to Retirement and finds a whole world of people outside his controlled environment.
How? Why? Why would the government restrict themselves to absolute control in just one area?
Answer: they don’t. There are many such areas, and the ‘free’ (as in, the excluded) live in the wastelands between them. The elite live elsewhere. Panoptica is a total control zone.
They already exist. Not here.
UPDATE: Well, not quite yet.