The Planet vs. Business. Who Will Blink First?

Human civilisation is a criminal entity. Can we change that? It should not be a surprise to anyone why COP26, and all the other COPs for that matter, will ALWAYS fail, down to the very last COP that humans will ever have. Sorry to depress you. Do not be fooled by the passionate, emotional speeches … Continue reading The Planet vs. Business. Who Will Blink First?

Meta Slavery: Zuckerberg wants us all to become Avatars so that he can own us

We have finally arrived.  In case you still don’t understand how dangerous the dystopia that Mark Zuckerberg is dragging us into is, go watch Vanilla Sky. Or Avatar.  Or Black Mirror.  It’s not a movie anymore.  It’s here. Are you too lazy and depressed (and fat) to get off the couch?  Don’t worry, you can … Continue reading Meta Slavery: Zuckerberg wants us all to become Avatars so that he can own us

A New Earth – When Life Doesn’t Give You Peaches

continued from previous He heard a gentle knock, unsure whether it came from inside his daydream, or from the real world – until he sensed the familiar direction of the sound, recognizing the three, quick, consecutive knocks.  He walked over to the door in no rush at all, opening it to see Aspen and Olivia’s … Continue reading A New Earth – When Life Doesn’t Give You Peaches

A New Earth – The Circle

Continued from previoushttps://tsakraklides.com/2021/07/31/a-new-earth-to-all-new-arrivals/ Olivia looked at her notifications.  Jonathan had just sent her a screenshot of a satellite image of the illuminated area of the ocean, and a text message: “on my way”.  Over at the Minimalists’ corner, the ritual celebration had turned into an impromptu leadership meeting in light of the new development in … Continue reading A New Earth – The Circle

A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

continued from previous Olivia was out on an evening stroll.  She begun to curiously walk towards the far end of the beach, where a medium-sized group of Minimalists had set up a permanent vigil for months now. Tonight, the atmosphere was different: re-energized by the latest reports of new variants arising across the globe, the … Continue reading A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

A New Earth – Tumbling and Sinking

continued from previous The crayon was getting smaller and smaller as John worked feverishly across the surface of the wall, following his inspiration in real time as it came up with waves, patterns and designs faster than his hand could jot down.  All he could do was trust his intuition, as he became a mere … Continue reading A New Earth – Tumbling and Sinking

A New Earth – Petunia

He reached deep into one of the pockets in his jacket and took out the packet of Black Sky that one of the Revelers at the shelter had sneaked in as a goodbye present.  He held the tiny ziploc bag up to the faint light, looking at the transparent crystals inside.  Turning the bag sideways … Continue reading A New Earth – Petunia

A New Earth – Why do I photograph things?

continued from previous He could see that the urban landscape was becoming rougher further down towards the port: this was the area where the main river of debris had come rushing down from the mountain at the peak of the hurricane, following the ancient creek that had been paved over in the past hundred years. … Continue reading A New Earth – Why do I photograph things?

A New Earth – Memory Lane

continued from previous But sometimes adding on to the existing DNA code is not nearly enough to adapt.  Sometimes evolution cannot catch up with environmental changes.  The only way to “adapt” in this case is to start over the process of life itself.  There was a real and present danger that life on the planet … Continue reading A New Earth – Memory Lane

A New Earth – The Square

continued from previous John looked out of his window and down into the destroyed botanical garden that used to take up most of the space in the square.  There was still broken glass lying everywhere, marking the silhouette of where the huge dome of the central conservatory used to stand.  Most of the debris had … Continue reading A New Earth – The Square