Anthem is a story that takes place where technology isn´t around and people had to start from the basics where there is no electricity any cars. No technology at all.
This is Equality is known as the ¨street sweeper,¨ of his city. This roll was chosen by the Council of Vocations why for his interest of Science of Things and lowkey keeps things to himself if he discovers something no one else has
It is illegal for someone to create or see something new invented alone because it is a sin. If something new happens you have to have someone there with you to see if it is real or not.
He created the lightbulb. where candles were still a struggle. something he hopes people except this new power for people to use in their day to day basis