The Authorities is the totalitarian regime that rules most of humanity by 2175, led by the Sovereign Supreme.
“You know what the price is for disobedience of the Authorities. Why bother resisting? We’re more powerful than you even understand. The Sovereign Supreme has complete power over the entire planet. Nothing is out of his control. Nothing.... Resistance never works. The Sovereign Supreme is unstoppable. All who try to stand up against the Authorities will die, and their deaths will serve as examples to the rest of the world. So will yours.”