Don’t worry, things are fine. Everyone still argues about politics but Marijuana and MDMA is legal everywhere so everyone’s a little overly chill. It would be annoying except for the fact that crime is down 146%. The #Metoo movement trapsed on until it was replaced with #Areyousure. Men and women get along really well now, but part of that is because global warming is still happening. Has happened. And people fuck like Jack rabbits because we only have like ten years left in major metropolitan areas. Everyone lives in shitty suburbs now, and religion made a slight come back. Jesus is popular again, which would also be annoying but he’s black now. White people gave society Black Jesus so everyone would shut up about white privilege. It was a perfect compromise and things got a little bit more fair and equal after all.
Sam’s still podcasting and the Forum’s still afloat. It’s the last of its kind and I’m pretty sure that nobody else knows that it exists outside of most of your ugly asses. And most of you are all still alive because in our search for AI, we learned how to clone organs and people cheaply. We didn’t get AI, but we get to stick around forever now. Which is pretty cool.
The forum is still afloat in the future because Greenland and Antarctica melted, so everything is afloat. Many of us are now just more detritus floating on the ocean, which now covers 90% of the planet. In America we all now live in the Ozarks in Arkansas and Missouri because everything else is underwater, and fire and earthquakes consumed California. Since we are all crammed together in a small space we kill each other a lot more. At least immigration is no longer a problem, since an ocean separates us from the Central Plateau in Mexico, where all the Mexicans are. Some of us actually now live in Yellow Submarines, but we keep running into the aforesaid detritus.
In this new flotsam reality we have learned to desalinate water with greater efficiency, using the energy from the rising temps to provide the power source for our floating desalination plants. Whole new floating cities have developed, and people are starting to evolve webbed feet and legs. This has hurt the jewelry industry, since they can’t wear rings anymore. Kids don’t understand old phrases like “holding hands” or “giving someone the finger”. It also interferes with typing, but that’s a subject for another thread.
A doom and gloom scenario is so 90’s. (Being critical is child’s play.). If you can’t DREAM BIG get out of the way for people who are. Let me paint a picture for you of an alternate Future where by humans have become woke to ‘loving themselves a new destiny.’
There is no ‘cutting edge’ anymore, unless you have taken it upon yourself to become accountable (in honesty and surrender) to remain independent with interdependent functionality. Other’s who have not chosen remain unready (to contribute). The solutions were laid out long ago. The new game in town is Cooperativism. Only in having a center, remaining in clarity, using discernment from prioritization and following through on this knowing in collaboration with others does the real work get done.
Eradicating social ills, for these people, directly enhances the quality of their lives. And those leading communicate that which is of most value to the most people. Progressively, Humanity begins to put down that which is not serving Humanity (no longer developing that which contradicts our health and well-being) and learns how to restore balance to the Sociological and Ecological environments (a process of Conscious Consumerism for a ‘Sustainable local economy’ to counter balance Global Consumerist Capitalism and practicing permaculture design principles first in Localism and then Regionalism until there is Sustainable Global Cooperativism in an effort for Climate Change mitigation.) Learning this is a process of transcendence and transformation for ourselves first and then society and the system to reflect it all. Finally it’s all good. (no longer only a safe neutral in ‘sitting on the fence.’)