Virtual interfaces exist between people int he opening scenes in a mansion on a hill above the ocean.
Delores: I read your book. You don’t think the experience was the only thing Delos was selling, do you?
Delores: She tried to leave, but it’s hard to break our own loops, isn’t it?
DELORES: As for the money, think of it as an investment, in a start-up. The origin of a new species.
/* Is Delores talking about the New Man? */
CALEB: You said the way the army was run, algorythms, that’s the way everything would be some day. Better living throug technology. I mean, some things are better.