Oscar was led out of the van. His hood was removed so he could navigate himself as directed mostly by fingers pointing directions for him to go. They
still had Oscar under one arm but it seemed to him they were being very careful not to frighten him further. This helped Oscar become more at ease and
allowed him to focus on all of his surroundings. Oscar noticed in the distance a reflected building on a glass wall that faced the entrance to the
parking garage that he was being taken into.
The building was in reverse and at an odd angle but his strangely wired brain quickly reformatted the image and he understood it to be the First
Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. He thought quickly about maps of the area he had studied and quickly deduced that he was being taken into the
Ellsworth Parking Structure, at UC Berkeley. He had seen the campus a few years ago when his dad was there attending a conference.
Oscar was led through a doorway in the underground garage area marked Police Access Only. This door required one of the agent's accompanying young
Oscar to swipe a key card in front of a sensor. Oscar noticed that the system was an advanced version of a NOTIFIER security system manufactured by
Honeywell. He noted this fact for future use.
The doorway opened into a well lit, security camera laden hallway. Oscar was led through a maze of unmarked hallways but kept an orientation in his
memory based on the lighting and shadows from overhead lights, as well as windows and glass door ways he took note of out of his peripheral vision.
His mind was so stimulated by this activity in his brain caused by the stress of his abduction that he felt like he was involved in a computer hack.
This was a different but related experience he thought to himself. He was being taken into what his mind considered to be like a new game level.
This new level had some very interesting inputs for him to consider. First in his mind was why was the government involved with UC Berkley? Why did
they need him so bad they would abduct him? The answers he would get would lead to more questions of course but he had never felt so stimulated. They
finished winding around hallways and he was taken into an unmarked room. The room was full of computer terminals. Some seemed familiar to Oscar, some
looked rather strange to him. There were several people in this room and it was clearly connected to other similar rooms as could be seen through the
abundant glass dividers. They sat Oscar down in one of the connecting rooms which had a large conference table with flat screens arranged in front of
each chairs at the table. He could see these were full color plasma screens.
Oscar had seen these monitors in magazines. He knew they were the new plasma displays even though his dad had only CRT monitors on his home rig. This
fact confirmed to young Oscar that this was an advanced outfit. He still had not been given any indication by his abductors what they wanted from him
but he considered were he was and the technology around him and deduced that he was here because of his hacking skills. This made him even more
vigilant and aware.
Then he saw a man coming into the room with 2 agents escorting him. His face seemed familiar to Oscar. Perhaps he thought he might have read some
article about him. Oscar realized that he was looking at the well bearded face of Professor Gaetano Borriello. Oscar remembered his face from an
article that discussed small portable devices that had access to the new GPS navigation system. As the agents sat them down at the conference table
Oscar extended his hand and said much to everyone's surprise, "It's a pleasure to meet with you Dr. Borriello, what brings you back to UC Berkley?"
The Dr, and the agents both looked shocked at young Oscar's utterance. He just displayed with that utterance that he had a grasp not only for where he
was but knew who he was meeting. The display of shock from everyone but Oscar drove home for him that this was a very serious situation and the
parties involved made this not just note worthy to him but provided him with context as to what must be at stake here. The present situation must be
dire indeed to cause such an assembly of minds in computer craft with this level of government interest.
Oscar further deduced that since the government was so interested that this interest might lay in the GPS position information of a government asset
with a small handheld computer of some sort. He would soon realize that he was way out in front of these assembled folks.
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