Somewhere, a long way into the future, all feelings are positive in the Good World, and all problems have been solved. Dr. Lemma feels rebellion against his own controlled and rational life. He longs for the Beautiful World. Through his 'electroscope', he can see Bogart and Godard films, and scenes from Shakespeare and Tchekov. This for him is the Beautiful World, where feelings fiercely and frantically unfold; where there is romance and high drama. All this has been taken away from the Good World.