In this comic, chilling tale of information overload, an alienated NASA scientist called in to consult on an electronic quarantine situation, finds the best minds of his generation drooling at their keyboards as streams of alluring images from outer space lock into the their opiate receptors. The culprit? A perfect storm of militarism, disaffected bureaucrats, and the optimally designed human brain itself. Mike Di Paola lives in New York and writes a column on the environment and animal welfare for Bloomberg News. His e-leaf Natural Deselection is available in our Bookstore.