“My own flat looked back, generic and drab. Heavy with choices I had already made.”
The protagonist’s desire to undo the past alludes to the right to be forgotten online. In real life, we have the choice to re-locate, form new alliances, turn a new leaf. But online, history can be inescapable.
Some countries now safeguard the right to re-invent oneself under special circumstances. Granting relief to those who’ve suffered reputational harm in the past. Should this privilege be extended to anyone who wishes for a reset?