posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 01:09 PM
I've often thought, what will mythology, folklore, legends and stories look like a few thousand years or so from now? Let's say the Apocalypse we're
all subconsciously counting on actually happens in some expected way be it astroid, nuclear war, disease, ect. The worlds population takes a
catastrophic hit, say %95 loss. History is mostly lost along with a vast majority of our technology. People return to hunter-gatherers more or less
and what's left of civilization returns to pockets of tribes and small settlements.
Stories of what used to be filter down and fade away through the generations, fragmenting and losing accuracy. Interpretations of facts are skewed,
exaggerated, forgotten or embellished. These stories slowly become more and more like fantastical tall tales and begin to form new mythologies,
unique to whatever separate cultures exist.
What kind of stories will be told?
Take your mind back to when you were a child and to stories of old world magic and mystery. Now imagine a tale of a land long forgotten, where man
was god of the earth, if only in number. Vast cities covered the globe, all connected by rivers and streams of rock, where upon growling wagons of
metal and glass people were carried. Giant iron birds carried them though the sky and unsinkable boats of steel carried them through the sea, all by
the power of this moaning growl. The world was filled with magic mirrors, some as large as a the largest tree, some as small as your hand. All
moments in time were shared across the world and were all reflected from one mirror to another. People organized, commanded and controlled one
another through the mirrors, speaking, seeing, knowing that any thought that crossed their mind, the mirror would have the answer. And so the people
stared... and stared... and stared, giving their lives more and more to the mirrors until they were living entirely within them. And then the
mirrors broke and with them did man.
So what's your take? What would be some other interpretations you might could imagine? Because the truth is, no matter how silly this may sound,
it's far more likely to be than any Jetson's family daydream.
edit on 15-12-2015 by rexsblues because: (no reason given)