The short story entitled “The Pain Gods” defines a future where the protagonist designs a set of contact lenses which hold the ability to allow someone to revisit their fondest memories. Present also in this futuristic world are the Pain Gods, robotic-like figures who run all government buildings and organisations. The story encapsulates the human instinct for love in direct comparison to the Pain God's desire for innovation above all else. The story describes a future in which emotion-driven human enterprise processes may become misused in order for the mass creation of personified products.
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