A social experiment was designed which would make people believe in the scenario that is created which is set in the near future.
This was done with real people in the old city of Ahmedabad in Teen Darwaza which is busy street market that has people from different walks of life who have either come there to shop, pray, have a stall, or are just crossing the area on an errand. These people essentially belong to low to middle income groups.
Every evening at the intersection of the temple and the mosque at the Bhadra Market there sits a hawker. His stall is a large metallic book (that doesn’t quite give the ‘hawker-market’ feeling) and an agni icy gel pen. The sign says “Aadhar Lottery”. Curious visitors stop and ask what he is selling. All he says is “leave your aadhar card copy here and you’ll enter the lottery”. This is the order of the day until 8 pm when an insignificant woman walks upto this hawker who hands her the book. He is a data hawker. There is no lottery. She is one of the many buyers.