A New Earth – Made out of Chaos

continued from previous “In fact, this wouldn’t surprise me at all.  It would perhaps be the missing perspective in our understanding of life, and the way that our genetic code was put together in a disordered, yet purposeful way.  All of this time science has been focusing on the sequences within our DNA that have … Continue reading A New Earth – Made out of Chaos

A New Earth – Disaster Gene

continued from previous She closed the notebook shut with a single, slow but decisive hand movement.  She kept on staring at it for a few seconds, almost in a comatose state, as she tried to wake up from her daydream.  How could it be that the entire world was sitting inside a notebook, in a … Continue reading A New Earth – Disaster Gene

A New Earth – The Drawing

continued from previous Olivia was sitting by herself on a stool by the bench, reading John’s lab notebook just as he walked in.  She looked up at him with an “I’ve been caught” expression, as John looked down towards her chest and recognized his notebook in her hands. “I… was looking at your notes” she … Continue reading A New Earth – The Drawing

A New Earth – The Salad

continued from previous John looked down at the square from his flat as he was finishing his salad.  It was a sunny morning again, and the mystery gardener busy at work early, expanding his little plot at the flattened botanical gardens.  John could not tell if it was a man or a woman.  All he … Continue reading A New Earth – The Salad

A New Earth – The Farm

continued from previous The lights had begun to dim for the evening inside the 25-storey vertical farm.  A former office building for banking and insurance firms before the pandemics and the hurricanes, upon its conversion to a farm it had been hailed as one of the city’s rare economic revival stories.  As humans sheltered inside … Continue reading A New Earth – The Farm

A New Earth – A Miracle

continued from previous “Yes, I believe we have a visual right now” – said the deep fake Trump as a fuzzy image came on the screen. “Dear viewers who may have just joined us: you are watching images from somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic coming to us live via satellite, where it appears … Continue reading A New Earth – A Miracle

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 Memory of Extinction

continued from previous He turned his attention to Olivia: “Earth is a garden.  Once you stop killing the weeds and allow everything to grow, you realize that no species was actually ever invasive or aggressive.  They were all meant to be with each other.  When you plough the garden, initially there is a little competition, … Continue reading A New Earth – The Memory of Extinction

A New Earth – Faster Than Previously Expected

continued from previous Olivia was about to go to sleep when Jonathan’s message notifications lit up on her phone screen.  She opened the first message, showing thousands of purple jellyfish mesmerizingly dancing in slow motion in the brown ocean.  There was no sound to the video, which made the image look even more hypnotic and … Continue reading A New Earth – Faster Than Previously Expected