A New Earth – The Gene

Continued from previous Aberash took a step back, surrendering the floor with a hand gesture. Aspen walked in hesitantly, taking Aberash’s place at the centre next to the light source. She looked into the audience for a few seconds, trying to make eye contact with some of the faces. All she could see was eyeballs … Continue reading A New Earth – The Gene

A New Earth – Petunia

continued from previous Olivia waved from afar with one hand while resting her entire body on a big shovel.  The early morning heat had pretty much exhausted her already, but the satisfaction that came from this morning’s garden work had brought a wide smile to her face.  She had spent the past hour finally getting … Continue reading A New Earth – Petunia

A New Earth – New Beginning

continued from previous “That’s it.  No more funny dinners, I’m getting you out of here!” Olivia said to John in a serious and determined tone. “I think even a rebel like you could use some time off the streets”.  She was joking of course.  John was more of a “laptop rebel”, an “indoor revolutionary”, not … Continue reading A New Earth – New Beginning

A New Earth – The Living Planet

continued from previous The morning arrived awkwardly.  No one could deny what had happened last night.  And as much as they all knew that they had tripped on a hallucinogen, most people felt that their experience had been somewhat real: it certainly FELT real.  And it had changed their view of Earth forever, allowing them … Continue reading A New Earth – The Living Planet

A New Earth – Black Sky

continued from previous But the Revelers could see beyond the fake sky.  They just needed a little help sometimes.  They used music to access their most primal, yet compassionate, inner life force.  When they needed to connect to the Earth, they used a cocktail of entheogens called Black Sky.  The trip would begin in total … Continue reading A New Earth – Black Sky

A New Earth – Hurricane World

continued from previous “Are you sure?” – said Ben “It is one of our working hypotheses at the moment”, Olivia replied.  “It is possible that hurricanes, and other storms, combined with tropical temperatures, act almost like a shaking incubator environment:  they increase gas exchange at the sea surface, therefore providing more CO2 for the phytoplankton – … Continue reading A New Earth – Hurricane World

A New Earth – Sum of the Parts

continued from previous “Unbelievable.  It happened again!” – Jason yelled as he stared into the Excel chart on his screen.  He brought his face closer to the monitor so that he can almost see the individual pixels.  For a few seconds he became absorbed into the screen, as he tried to predict where the trendline … Continue reading A New Earth – Sum of the Parts

A New Earth – The Car Wash

continued from previous Strong lashings of rain mixed with brown ocean water were already battering John’s building when he started duct taping the window.  It was a similar mix of sounds to those in a drive-through car wash:  soothing at first, when the gentle sprinklers are on and you watch your windshield transform into a … Continue reading A New Earth – The Car Wash

A New Earth – Reef

continued from previous Aspen looks down at the crystal-clear water caressing her ankles.  She is mesmerized by the image of her feet, as it constantly distorts under the influence of hundreds of tiny ripples competing with each other.  It’s a tug of war game: who will cause the most visual distortion, who will make Aspen’s … Continue reading A New Earth – Reef

A New Earth – The Oracle

continued from previous Of course, John wasn’t the only one who knew that the natural world was accelerating towards a new order.  Artificial Intelligence programs, originally designed with the purpose of forecasting investment performance, had self-learned the art of speculation to the point where they could predict almost anything, about anyone.  It wasn’t until their … Continue reading A New Earth – The Oracle