In 2053 Survivors Underground

37m | Mar 22, 2024

In a world where technology has woven itself into the fabric of daily life, the Tribes stand as beacons of resilience and adaptation. Set in a not-so-distant future, this riveting tale follows the journey of survivors caught in the midst of a catastrophic storm that has severed them from the world they once knew.

Amidst the chaos, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics become more than mere tools; they are lifelines, guiding the characters through a labyrinth of challenges. From first-aid bots and automated suitcases to virtual reality meetings and remote-controlled avatars, the story immerses readers in a world where the boundaries between technology and humanity blur.

As the survivors navigate their new reality, they are forced to confront the harsh truth that the world as they knew it may never be the same. In this dystopian landscape, themes of community, survival, and the delicate balance between tradition and progress intertwine, creating a thought-provoking narrative that will resonate with readers long after the last page.

Cindy and Winston take shelter in a tunnel system owned by a Native tribe. As temporary accommodations are set up, they both grapple with most like losing friends and loved ones. The World Net is down but they get on the net run by the tribe.

Tamika leaves a cruise with her husband to fix a problem in the largest neighborhood complex on the East Coast. Most of the residence of this NC are game addicts so she hardly sees anyone even though she goes to the NC mall. As storms around the world reach many locations, her husband makes a fearful call to her from a shelter and she loses contact with a co-contractor.

Links (Augmented Reality devices/glasses)

Assistant (AI assistant)

First aid bot

Robots (general mentions of robots)

Hume-noid bots (humanoid robots)

Automated suitcases

Foldable (folding tablet/computer)

Solar clothes with link chargers

Sleep caps (devices to help with sleep)

Magnetic resonator sleep caps

Virtual reality (VR) games

Aeroponic grow towers

Remote-meeting bots

Cleaning robots

Animatronic band


Internet/World Wide Web backups

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems like the one Cindy trained

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 51 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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