Within the next few hundred years mankind will enter an age of unfathomable technological capabilities. Despite the fact that all nations on Earth
will be consolidated into a one world government referred to as the Federal Commonwealth of Earth (FCE), the human race will be more polarized than
ever before. A constant battle is fought between those who wish to constrain this new found technological liberty and those who wish to exploit it to
the point of total anarchy. Holograms, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, virtually free energy, instant communication, brain enhancing
computer chips, these are just some of the technological marvels which will become available.
However, there are many technologies which will not be made available to the public sector. Although they will exist, some technologies will be highly
regulated and any person found in possession of these technologies is subject to severe punishment. These forbidden technologies include such things
as teleportation devices and warp drive propulsion mechanisms. These devices pose a large problem for the establishment because they allow people and
items such as narcotics or weapons to travel quickly across large distances virtually undetected. Of course that doesn't stop criminals from using
Although none of the exceptionally alarming technologies existed at the time of the FCE's formation, the rapid development of nano-technology in the
2040's and the appearance of practical hologram technology in 2053 (the same year the FCE was formed) led the new world government to enact
pre-emptive schemes aimed at combating dangerous and disruptive technologies. Just 12 years after it was formed the FCE started to tag all humans with
identification bio-chips. Then two years after that, in 2067, the FCE implemented a mandatory vaccination scheme and a program which required all
children to attend a certified educational institution.
Then in 2071 the R&D department of the FCE developed technology capable of reading human brain waves from a distance. They started incorporating these
"mind scanners" into public surveillance systems in order to monitor the mental state of all Earth citizens. Self aware machines, also known as strong
AI, emerged in 2094 and the FCE used them to watch over us all. The AI will have access to the data from all the mind scanning devices and if it
detects any "malicious intent" or a "disturbed state of mind" it will send the bio-chip ID number of that person to the police and the person would be
tracked down and taken in for "rehabilitation".
By 2099 our knowledge of human biology and genetics will be so advanced that we have the ability to remove all defects and abnormalities from children
before they are even born. This also includes mental problems such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder. The resulting
children will be "model citizens" as far as the FCE was concerned. They are perfect conformists and hardly ever question the system they were born
into because the mental capacity to question it has been removed from them at birth. The only people capable of posing a threat to the FCE are those
born before 2099.
The FCE enacted child birth limits in 2080 due to an exploding world population, but even so, when the colonization of the solar system began in 2120
a huge number people born before 2099 were still alive. A great deal of them would leave Earth and eventually form their own societies on Mars which
were free from the control of the FCE. The children born into these societies were not genetically modified and they avoided the totalitarian
techniques used by the FCE. They would outlaw mind scanning technology on the basis that "thought crimes" were not crimes and they refused to tag
people with bio-chips as if they were cattle.
The formation of the FCE can be traced back to a devastating war, often referred to as WWII, which started in 2044 and ended in 2053. When the dust
settled the people of world cringed at the thought of more war, so when the military alliances of the time suggested that they could prevent all
future wars by unifying under a common federation and absorbing the nations that had lost the war, there was very little resistance from those who
feared a one world government. The propaganda of the time portrayed it as the natural progression of the human race, a unification of our species to
achieve a state of perfect harmony.
One good thing did come from the creation of the FCE however. In 2062, almost a decade after the FCE emerged, the world was shaken to the core with
news of E.T. disclosure. However, this news did not come in the form of alien visitations, the information was leaked out from official FCE sources.
Apparently merging all the confidential intelligence of all the worlds nations isn't as easy as it seems. Although the world was now aware of the
extraterrestrial visitations, the human species was still generally ignored by the ET's themselves. Having a single unified world government still
wasn't enough to gain acknowledgement or respect from any alien species.
It wasn't very hard to convince people to accept a one world government because the world had already been using a global electronic currency called
the GEM (Global Electronic Money) since 2018. It was a centralized e-currency created and controlled by the world banks. The creation and introduction
of the GEM was promoted as a way to solve the worst financial collapse in the history of the world. It was a global debt crisis which started in 2015
and lasted until 2018 when they replaced the broken USD with the GEM as the new world reserve currency. The next economic collapse didn't happen until
2086 when the worlds oil reserves were completely dried up.
By the time we had used up all the oil we had many other alternative energy sources but the market still took a large hit because so much of our
technology was still reliant on petroleum based fuels and it was only a matter of time before we used up other fossil fuels. It took another 15 years
before we were able to develop a viable solution capable of completely replacing oil and all other fossil fuels. In 2101 a great scientist named
Mervin Hower developed an energy generation unit capable of extracting around 1% of the energy from any form of matter in terms of E=mc^2. The result
of which is virtually free energy.
One percent might sound like a small number, but keep in mind that if you convert 1 gram of mass into pure energy then you could run a 100 watt light
bulb for 30,000 years. That means if you can get even 1% of the energy from 1 gram of mass then your 100 watt bulb will run for 300 years (30000 x
0.01). Hower called his invention the E-Core reactor and by 2120 nearly every home on Earth was equipped with a mini E-Core reactor, making Hower the
richest person on Earth. Now all anyone needed was a handful of dirt to produce all the power they could ever use in their entire life
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