The country is falling apart economically and it is being governed by the The Bipartisan Party and the American Restoration Authority. It all happens in a future America, where people are obsessed with youth and social media. It is possible to compare the book with our society in the XXI century as the mature share of people nowadays has to keep up with the constant changes in technology and digital media in order to fit in society and also to compete with the millennials, especially in the job atmosphere.
In the future America from the book, people do not care about being intelligent or reading real books, they actually despite it, and that can be seen when Precious Panda say to Eunice that “looking good is the new smart” (147). The characters are just interested in their äppärät, their attractiveness level and credit ranking. In Shteyngart’s distopyan America people lose their ability to interact with one another in the “real world”. The population is superficial and only care about what they can show through media and also what other people thing of them regarding of their exterior. Those are behaviors that we are already experiencing in our society, even if it’s not that extreme.