True, neither of us had really paid attention to the measure that was passed right after the Election. They even made posters of it: 'PREVENT WHAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED!', 'KNOW BEFORE KNOWING!' To be alert to the immediate future of these phrases, to dig into the content of the books, posters and films posted on the Internet and dissect them in order to grasp their supposedly hidden meanings and then arrest in a way they call preventive the people who might one day 'conspire against the security of the State'. The Pelican is the first person we met who's been declared a probable guilty party in a future imagined for him.