In 2052 Three Months Before the Apocalypse

56m | Jan 20, 2024

A story set in a dystopian near-future where climate disaster and political unrest have led to extreme prepping and survival measures. Madge loses her job at a data farming company and turns to Tai Chi. As doomsday fears grow, people build bunkers, flood walls, and even convert homes into shelters. What will ascetic Madge do to prepare for a chaotic future?

Meanwhile, Kelly travels the country struggling with anxiety and questioning the meaning of her life when the threat of climate catastrophe looms.

When a right-wing political activist is murdered by a hacked sex doll, an MRI machine that reads brain patterns is used as key evidence.

Key search terms: sci-fi, dystopia, tai chi, microbiome, survivalism, prepping, bunkers, MRI brain scan, hacked sex doll, murder mystery, prison, climate anxiety,

Data farming

Artificial intelligence assistants

Augmented reality (AR) glasses

Bone mounts for AR glasses

Holographic video walls

Tube transportation

Medical kiosks

Living medicines

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) headsets


Portable MRI caps

MRI brain scanning and analysis

Intimacy dolls

Dark net software

Bots (e.g. lutin bots, sentry bots, cop bots)

Microbial power cells

Microbe food production

Air and water filtration systems

Century batteries

Robot construction

climate change

global warming  

disaster preparedness


dome homes 

Tiny homes



fecal transplants

intimacy dolls

murder mystery

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 48 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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