In the thirty years since the advent of enhanced humans with powers and mutation-based abilities, the world has had time to adjust to this new reality. People have come accept—and even admire—powered humans and those with capabilities once found only in the realm of science fiction. No one finds it impossible to believe in people that can fly, turn into lightning, bend steel with their bare hands, or read minds. While the public accepts the existence of powers, most people remain uncomfortable with certain aspects of this brave new world. Two areas in particular have proven difficult for people to tolerate: telepathy and sentient machines.