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This isn’t just folks turning off their lights or the resorts simulating night in areas, but a complete blackout.

On the edge of a crater pool, a woman looks up while the man in the chair beside her stays buried in his laptop. A girl in another lobby pull her older brother’s hand and point. A resort attendant puts a calming hand out to an elderly couple as he reaches for his communicator.

Barely five silent seconds pass as Patrick and I stare, then the entire collection of resorts are almost completely black. Starlight glints coldly off steel edges and glass faces. The entire scene looks like an old photo negative of an empty construction site.

Except it’s not empty.