Surely it wasn’t that long ago. Where had time gone? They found themselves letting the algorithms tell the stories as their son got ready for the ceremony. “On this day” their screens announced and they filled in the memory. He was excited, of course. A man at last… although the gender arguments they’d had meant the rituals had to be rewritten. Relatives and friends. Their son’s mates waited to welcome him: smiling, plans ready. They waited to submit the data that would make him an adult. Their son waited to sign the contract ready for his adult data to start.