Kipper Vam Beethoven -- Part 18

Daniel Miller • September 20, 2019

Thanks for the break, I needed just a few minutes there, John. How are you doing, by the way? Have you enjoyed the party? I know you came here for this, but hopefully, you were able to enjoy yourself a little bit before we got started here? Do you need a refill? No?

Where were we? Oh, of course...2030...

What happened? Great question. I mourned. I regressed. Soon thereafter I also had to fake my death for the first time.

As I've alluded to, faking one's death when one wants to leave literally everything behind, although I've never done it, I imagine it is much easier than faking one's death when one wants to make sure...let's just say I wanted to maintain the lifestyle to which I had become accustomed.

Faced with the difficulties, however, I did consider just starting over. Maybe stuff a backpack with a change of clothes and a hundred thousand grand. I thought better of it when I considered how long forever is, and the incredibly unlikely events that propelled me into the one percent. By 2030, such events were even more unlikely. Capital was so unevenly distributed and protected at that point that no normal person was allowed to break through. It took the collapse of 2060 to reset that.

Fortunately, I had some experience in moving assets around.