California of the 1980s has seen a flowering of human settlements based upon the newest wave of forced draft technological innovation. Tumbling on top of predecessors were aerospace equipment, advanced system engineering, computing, telecommunications and software synthesis. They interacted with a regional culture that had accumulated per capita more years of education and moved about on a greater concentration of automotive vehicles than any other. It is a relatively young society, and exceedingly open to new fashions and curious fads.