Relations: Smash Your TV! (online version)
Ester Weinstein 
It was an interesting time to be alive. Ester Weinstein, the CEO of Boeing, looked out
the window of the immense Boeing space station toward the planet Earth. The continents
looked so small from this vantage point. Small but so full of activity. She had a stack
of reports on her i2. Events were happening so fast that she could hardly keep track of
A few months back she was no different than any other CEO. She didn't know much about
what DarqueOps did, but she respected them and she stayed out of their way so that they
could do their work. Back when she had been a vice president at General Electric, one of
the first things you learned about being an executive was that you just trust DarqueOps,
you stay out of their way and trust that they are making everything better for business.
That was until four young folks showed up at her office with information about Sharon
Shafer trying to kill her.
She had never liked Sharon Shafer. Back at General Electric they used to be coworkers.
Sharon always seemed so cold and calculating and, and, just generally icky. And Ester had
noticed several years back that the information about the state of the world was not
correct. All media insisted that the world was fine, but Boeing scientists kept coming
up with studies that showed a world in crisis. The Earth's whole ecosystem was crumbling.
That was the whole reason she had strained Boeing's resources to the limit to have this
space station built. And while Sharon had failed in her attempt to kill her, Ester still
had a gut feeling that Sharon was working on a plan to take possession of the Space Station.
Ester wasn't worried about ExxoMo's PCAF (Private Corporate Air Force) or any of the air
force's of any corporation. But she didn't know what kind of technology DarqueOps had at
its disposal. That, more than anything, was what kept her peering out of the windows of the