“They were large buildings, massive. Some were over five million square feet.” He paused for effect to elicit an incredulous gasp or two. It worked. He went on.
“Inside, all manner of food could be found. Windows dripped with jewels and furs, harvested from non-compliant animals. Hard copies of music could be purchased, on shiny silver disks. People congregated here, by the hundreds, without masks, to worship at this pantheon of excess and unbridled consumerism.”
“What were these temples called?” Someone yelled out from the audience.