Background: Citizens were not happy with the government or the way of life that the society was providing for them, so the threatened to rise up and overthrow those in power. To combat this, the President took the situation into her own hands and decided to have every citizen go through a surgery where a piece of technology was implanted into their ears. This would allow the people working for her, in the capital, to control the citizens completely, planting ideas in their heads without them knowing the ideas weren't theirs. To gain even more control, the President sorts the citizens into jobs that the government thinks each person belongs in. Nothing is left up to the citizens any more, not their marriages, other life decisions, or thoughts.
How am I going to keep these people in line and also make this society efficient?
I know! Lets implant devices into people's ears and have the technology be controlled by people in the capital. These devices will also w us to control our citizens. Lets also choose jobs and families for them so we have ultimate control.
Doctor, let me know how the surgery goes. If this works, do this to every citizen.
How are we going to pull this off?
We will tell the people that there is a new, deadly virus spreading, and everyone is required to get vaccinated at the hospital if they wish to remain in this city. When they come in for their appointment, give them a vaccine to sedate them, and then insert the ear piece.
I remember the surgery! Why doesn't anyone else know what happened to them?
How do I make people understand if they are not forming their own thoughts?
I have to convince other cute teenagers that something is wrong!