Rays of sunlight slip through white blinds and find their way to the resting eyes of Nina. Her dark hair swirls about beige swaths of bedding and pillows.“Attention Nina! Attention Nina! It is time to rise!”, a robotic voice descends from speakers in the ceiling. As the volume swells, the blinds to the large windows framing her room snap open.
With a groan Nina quickly rolls to the edge of the bed and places her banded-wrist on the control panel, unlocking the alarm feature of her room. The screen flashes “GOOD MORNING” in sunny lettering and immediately the voice is replaced with a melodic piano ballad signaling Nina’s day has begun.