« I’ve lived beneath huge portals where marine
Suns coloured, with a myriad fires, the waves;
At eve majestic pillars made the scene
Resemble those of vast basaltic caves. »
The memory blocks of Megalopolis are like the past life of the City.
Here, at the Opéra Garnier as elsewhere, Hipparcos or even the AI can stroll through them to feel the "life before", the one where there were people to meet, situations to live, issues and conflicts to experience, in short, where there was still the weight of History.
« We, too, would roam without a sail or steam,
And to combat the boredom of our jail,
Would stretch, like canvas on our souls, a dream,
Framed in horizons, of the seas you sail. »
« What have you seen? »