From the introduction:
God, I think we finally got through. We’ve been trying to hack the orientation module for weeks and it looks like you’re seeing us now. If so, nod your head…
…are you surprised we can monitor that? You shouldn’t be. Your government monitors it. The corporations here monitor it. They know when you eat, when you make love, when you piss. All tabulated in the metadata. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. It’s rude not to introduce yourself to a new friend. I hope we’ll be friends, oui?
Not friends in the sense of going out for a beer together. I mean, one day, knowing me might help you survive.
…I see from your elevated heart rate you’re concerned about getting in trouble. Don’t worry—we override the government’s feed. They can’t see us…yet. But sit down and read on. Don’t believe everything you read; I will tell you the real story of Paris Nouveau.
And then you can decide.