This is a rather touchy subject but I have been wondering for a while, and I am an American so bear with me, if the American society is heading down the path towards a future like the one in Continuum?
Our government is being funded and often controlled by the corporations and their CEOs and these same CEOs and their kin are currently above reproach by the law (Ethan Couch- vehicular manslaughter and Robert Richards IV-rape of his 3 year old daughter being only two examples) as well as there truly being no regulation on the corporation's actions. Could this governmental reliance on the corporations and attitude towards those privileged to be a part of them be leading to our fall into the future which we are shown on Continuum?
Are the budgets currently proposed ones that could lead us into the sort of debt system shown in the series, where there is basically a system of indentured servitude for the people and forced poverty?
Finally, if this system occurred, would you actually fight against it, like Liber8, or would you simply become a complacent citizen within the new regime, never directly challenging the rulers?
I realise that this is a stretch and it does not follow the course of action explained in the show, but do you think that it is possible?