The last time I checked in to the year 3001 or so in my dreams, I ended next to a toppled, abandoned apartment complex in the middle of an overgrown
forest. One of the buildings was on its side and covered in vines and the like, and a broken window was being used by a tribal family as a place to
enter and exit their "cave."
The idea here, I think, was that our society fell a while back - sometime around our current year.
I remember being influenced by John Titor and his stories enough to understand that we would be, in a closely related timeline stemming from 2000 or
so, living in a more tribal and farm society by the year 2030, one with communes where people would be allowed to stay if they carried their weight -
where the world wide web still existed, but was used more of as a tool (like a reference library) than a lifestyle.
I imagine that this incarnation of the year 3000 was related to the events that would happen if things went south in the U.S. between Olympic cycles,
and Russia had to invade in order to liberate the people from their oppressive government.
Well, since then, we have had a few successful elevated crisis with Russia - such as in Crimea and in Syria - which have been resolved diplomatically.
The last crisis, in Crimea and Ukraine, has left me with the impression that weapons like tanks and battleships are outdated, and the new weapons are
two-piece suits and law school.
So this led to my next dream, a few nights ago - instead of abandoned buildings from the 2000's, society was constructed with a mixture of those, as
well as highways in the skies and buildings in the skies comprised of cutting-edge architecture and technology such as rooftop gardens, forests,
biodomes and the like.
Every single thing followed a law - to the point where if there was any possible problem, the best possible solution was laid out in protocol.
Protocol - the new ethics.
Well around the year 3000, a foreign official was riding as a passenger in a skycar along a highway when there was a malfunction that crashed his
vehicle and killed him - something that was unexpected - an event that had not been taken into account as a possibility in the protocol.
At this point, the protocols were so intense, that they were followed and soon one nation had launched their air force (otherwise used for
entertainment purposes) at another, and the protocol for that response meant that the nation with the original glitch had to launch their air force,
and eventually more of their military -
Until nukes were brought out of their rusty canisters and fired.
It is an interesting future, one where we survive on laws and protocols for around a thousand years, until something comes up that is so accidental
that it causes the protocols to go haywire.
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