Virtual Light is on my list of read every 2 - 3 year books. It depicts a realistic view of the future in California. One day in San Francisco, I was heading to Santa Rosa, had come off the Bay Bridge and was heading for the Golden Gate. it was extremely foggy, with the towers of the Bay Bridge just peeking through the fog. Next thing there was a Bicycle Messenger next to me at the stoplight. My mind went POP.