The future really used to be a real boring place...
Everything we ever wanted, we got. Everything we ever dreamed of came true. We sure were bored. Rather than lettin' us go about the streets looking for action of a less, say, cerebral nature, our ever lovin' Government provided us with a whole new experience. The Extreme-G races.
Taking place in all the worlds they'd used up, racing on special tracks which were designed - and I quote, "To stimulate the minds and increase the competitive spirit of the people of The World." You know what? It's working.