One of the verses begins with the lyric, "Everyday Robots just touch thumbs," which Albarn admitted to Kennedy is his vision of years to come. "I always like to sing to the future and imagine it, I've always done that," he said. "I remember when I wrote 'The Universal
' it was just when the idea of satellites were really fresh, and the lottery and everything, and now it's just such a part of everyone's reality."
"It's not a direct vision of the future it's just you feel that's what's going to happen," he added. "I like the idea of, in the future, we've only got thumbs. I don't like it, actually, it terrifies me."