Heave Is A Place on Earth
Another Brick in The Wall
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
I Want to be Forever Young

THE FLOATING MECCA

 

sector // speculative futures

location // unspecified

year // 2022

stage // conceptual

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?

It is 2099, the last droplets of rain that were seen in Babylon 2.0 was almost over a decade ago. Clean sources of water have become the most valuable commodity on Earth and the large corporations who have dominated Wall Street since the start of the millennia have been pitting against each other to find clean aquifer groundwater beneath the Earth’s dried up surfaces.

In order to survive, the working class put themselves at the mercy of these corporations in exchange for a measly couple of litres of clean water per capita. People who oppose against the world order are sentenced to exile, gambling their livelihoods in the wild game of chance.

 

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

The corporations whom puppeteer the political elites have devised more and more schemes to stake control over the liberty and freedom of the people, disguised under propaganda of protectionism and survival. Finance is by and large centrally-governed, despite many efforts to De-Fi, resulting in hyperinflation and wide-spread corruption – Ah what has changed?

Every now and then, the corporations would incite more conflict, increasing tensions between the already marginalised communities, which make up 99% of the population, to go against each other with infighting and civil war, conveniently allowing themselves, the corporations, via the political elites to intervene and impose more policies to benefit the top echelons of society. Using the vulnerability of the people as pawns to grapple onto more power, it’s just the world goes eh?

 

HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH

The corporations whom puppeteer the political elites have devised more schemes to stake control over the liberty and freedom of the people, disguised under propaganda of protectionism and survival. Finance is by and large centrally-governed, despite many efforts to De-Fi, resulting in hyperinflation and wide-spread corruption。

 

Sometimes, the corporations would incite more conflict, increasing tensions between the already marginalised communities (99% of population), to go against each other with infighting, to conveniently allow themselves, via the political elites to intervene and impose more policies to benefit the top 1%. Using the vulnerability of the people as pawns to grapple onto more power - Ah what’s changed?

 

 

I WANT TO BE FOREVER YOUNG

The next biotech breakthrough was to immortalize the human-being via consciousness. People who choose to be euthanized or have passed on, but wishes to toy with the afterlife may pay a handsome price for a “Ticket to Heaven” and stay in the levitating Mecca indefinitely.

 

Artificial intelligence are able to piece together one’s behavioral patterns via their totalitarian surveillance systems (both on and offline) and form algorithms to “download” one’s consciousness onto physical bodies generated via rapid tissue engineering, before stepping into the levitating Mecca. This privilege, may not be limited to the dying, but subject to the discretion of the Ministry of Afterlife, be open to visitors who can afford a daily pass which costs up to 1 BTC (Bitcoin).