In 2052 Six Months Before the Apocalypse

49m | Jan 4, 2024

People are scared the world will end when the Moon Canons Project is shut down. A couple move to an Xtian Nationalist state to care for an elderly mother and soon face fanatics and local terrorist. A woman comes to town for revenge on people who killed her family.

Moon canon project - Canons on the moon that shoot dust to create cloud trails, intended to reduce sunlight and combat climate change. Shut down unexpectedly.

Autonomous planes - Used to ferry residents out of Springfield airport after schools close.  

Luggage bots - Suitcases that can walk and follow their owners on legs.

Survive-all pod - A refrigerator-sized pod filled with equipment, walks on legs, provides power, water, etc. An essential survival tool.

AR glasses - Provide 360 degree vision, night vision, infrared, and other enhanced senses. Allow accessing the internet through AR.

Mechanical stomach - Produces nutritional bars from plant matter. An off-grid food source.  

Atmospheric water harvester - Condenses moisture from the air into drinkable water. Useful in arid environments.

Century battery - Provides constant power for over 100 years through microbial fuel cell technology. Powers the survive-all pod.

Medusa - An AI that can infect devices and create shadow servers to enable internet access off the grid. 

DNA eraser - Chemical that destroys DNA, used to cover tracks. The Tuckers use it when the main character escapes in a jeep. 

Cop bots - Robots used as autonomous police in Springfield. Brought back online to search for the fugitive.

Many of the characters in this project appear in future episodes.

Using storytelling to place you in a time period, this series takes you, year by year, into the future. From 2040 to 2195. If you like emerging tech, eco-tech, futurism, perma-culture, apocalyptic survival scenarios, and disruptive science, sit back and enjoy short stories that showcase my research into how the future may play out. 

This is Episode 47 of the podcast "In 20xx Scifi and Futurism." The companion site is where you can find a timeline of the future, descriptions of future development, and printed fiction.

These are works of fiction. Characters and groups are made-up and influenced by current events but not reporting facts about people or groups in the real world.

Copyright © Leon Horn 2021. All rights reserved.

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