“Well, Diana. You are at the forefront of the next phase of human enhancement. When the military implanted a new chip in the base of your neck, they also injected a thin thread that created a seamless interface between machine and biological circuitry. It’s called a ‘mesh electronics’ and it forms a neural lace over the surface of your brain. It also creates an electronic signature detectable by satellite. So, we can’t let you out of here until it leeches out of your brain. It shouldn’t be much longer.”
Diana sat in stunned silence. She opened her mouth to speak. But nothing emerged. She couldn’t even form a sound with her lips.