Chapter 74: Influence, Discussion
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Zhou Chen completed the transaction and obtained a million Dragon Country bills.
This time, he felt that he had made a killing. The Black Ornamental Limestone definitely did not cost this much. He did not know if the long-haired girl was too rich and did not care or was in a hurry to use this material to train.
“I feel like it’s so easy to earn money now. Half a month ago, I was completely poor. I didn’t expect to become a millionaire now.”
Zhou Chen felt like he was in a dream after gaining so much money suddenly.
“I feel like I’m not far from buying a house and a car, but I should stay here for now.”
He wanted to buy a house of his own, but he had just rented this room and paid the deposit, so he planned to think about it in the future.
It was not time for sleep yet. Zhou Chen turned on the television and watched the news.
“The Ministry of Education has issued a decree today to officially include martial arts classes in the teaching system of elementary, middle, and high schools. The Martial Arts Association will also adopt various measures to improve the physical fitness of our citizens.”
“With the approval of the Council of Elders, the marriageable age has been adjusted to 18 years old…”
“Our scientists have made a major breakthrough in high-energy battery technology. Electric cars will be able to run a thousand kilometers with one charge in the future…”
“Eagle Country’s Volkswagen Corporation has announced today that they will begin developing the first generation of electric hover cars.”
“Survivalist Bell’s wilderness survival videos have gone viral on the Internet recently, stirring up a craze of wilderness adventures.”
“I feel like this news has the influence of the Infinite Survival System.”
Zhou Chen thought to himself.
Out of interest, he took out his phone and began to search for Survival videos of Survivalist Bell to see how popular they were.
As soon as he opened the dragon web, the largest video website in Dragon Country, Zhou Chen saw an image of a foreign man in the wilderness on the front page. The title was “Survival Master Bell teaches you how to survive in the wilderness.”
Zhou Chen clicked on the video and saw that the number of views was very high. It exceeded a hundred million, and the number of comments was in the tens of thousands.
Zhou Chen found nothing special about the video. It was about the basic knowledge of survival in the wilderness, such as finding water sources, starting a fire, building a shelter, and so on. There were some parts where the host ate insects raw, but that was it for novelty.
“Why is this video so popular? Although the quality is quite good, it should not be anything special.”
Zhou Chen felt strange. He then looked at the comments below the video.
“Ah! Master Bell is so handsome! Such dazzling eyes.”
“Is this the Survival thing you guys were talking about? Although it does seem to be a little difficult, it shouldn’t be the reason for the disappearance cases, right? I don’t understand.”
“Hehe, this is not it. If you know, you know; if you don’t, don’t ask too much. Ignorance is a form of bliss. Just do your work properly.”
“Previous poster, why the f*ck are you pretending to be mysterious?! Can’t you explain clearly?”
“Yeah, I saw that the topic of Survival has been very popular on the Internet recently, but it doesn’t seem to refer to this kind of survival…”
“Those in the know, please enlighten us!”
“Don’t ask. The reason no one says is because of that, understand? If you say too much, it will be blocked.”
“Let me tell you about the official organization:***Administration, go there and take a look.”
“What are you all pretending for? Isn’t it just *** appearing in the world? What’s the big deal?”
“F*ck, what are the posters above talking about?”
“I heard that it has something to do with Survival missions.”
“Think about the officials’ recent policies. The smart ones will understand everything.”
“Let me tell you a method. Go and watch foreign videos. Many of them have shown it clearly.”
“Previous poster, I watched those videos, but I felt that they were large-scale group performances. Those video content creators are just bullshitting.”
Zhou Chen read the comments for a while and finally understood what was going on. It turned out that the arrival of the Infinite Survival System had caused the topic of Survival to become popular. However, serious discussions were automatically censored by the government, so most of the citizens did not know what was going on. They only thought that Survival was referring to wilderness survival in the video.
“It seems like the proportion of Survivors is not high. Most people only know a little about it. The officials have taken some measures to prevent panic.”
Zhou Chen expressed his understanding of this situation. The arrival of the survival system had pros and cons for Planet Blue. It was not difficult to understand why the Dragon Country’s officials would adopt such a strategy.
Soon, it was late at night. Zhou Chen ate and washed up before sleeping soundly.
The next morning at nine, he got up, put on his clothes, and went out to run. He also took a look at the Weijiang Dojo.
Not only was the door locked, but there was also a notice attached which said that the business was terminated indefinitely. The door of Boss Liu’s house was also locked, indicating that Boss Liu might have gone overseas in a hurry yesterday.
He opened his bank’s app on his phone and checked. He realized that he had 40,000 Dragon Country bills in his bank account. Zhang Yang knew that he had indeed lost his job.
“I will go to a buffet today.”
Feeling a little hungry, Zhou Chen began to search for the nearest buffet place.
His appetite was getting larger and larger, and he did not want to rely on sunbathing for a long time to get energy from the Light Energy Conversion, so eating a buffet was the most suitable.
Before long, he chose a buffet restaurant that cost 288 for two hours. This was much more expensive than the previous one, but the types and quality of the food were higher.
He took a bus to the restaurant and sat in a corner to eat.
After eating for a while, two young men who looked like university students took the table on the side. The two young men quickly brought the food they liked and began to talk while eating.
“Do you know?”
The bespectacled student said in a low voice.
“Someone from our neighboring class has gone missing recently. I heard that it’s not just this one. Two people from the computer science department have also gone missing. The news was suppressed by the university.”
“Who doesn’t know? You’re the only one who thinks it’s new.”
The muscular male student opposite the bespectacled student curled his lips.
“I’ve investigated these matters and found that there have been many similar disappearances recently. This is happening not only in our school… I went to a foreign website and understood what was going on.”
He said to the bespectacled student mysteriously.
“What’s going on? Tell me quickly!”
The bespectacled youth was curious.
“Hehe, come closer.”
The muscular male student lowered his head and whispered.
“It’s said that an extraordinary force called the Infinite Survival System has appeared in the world. That thing captured many people and sent them to Survival missions. Those who went missing died during the Survival missions.”
The bespectacled student showed a disbelieving expression.
“What the hell! Do you think I’m a primary school student?”