Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Future

The Future 

Today in 2120 homes are simple. Built-in platforms for relaxing and sleeping are included in all rooms – people lay mats or cushions on top. Kitchens have built-in tables and benches. Floors are wooden or tiled. Windows are large. Living spaces are unornamented.
Moving is easy in the 22nd Century. Citizens of Earth own only the bare necessities: essential clothing, bedding, utensils and backpack.
The human population follows a plant-based diet. There are vegetable gardens, greenhouses and forests where once there were farms enslaving animals. Every citizen has access to land for food growing.
People bring their own lightweight stainless steel containers  to restaurants if they want to take food away. Supermarkets have dispensers where people use reusable containers to stock up on dry goods.
Educational institutions are open to all. Learning is informal and self-directed. Students are provided with the resources they need to investigate any subject that holds their interest.
The publishing industry is small. Printed books are sent to libraries. Citizens borrow printed books from well stocked public libraries. Adjacent to public libraries are stores where community members can borrow tools for free.
The public transport system is excellent. Buses, trams and trains run regularly. Roads in towns and cities are quiet.
Gyms and manufacturers of fitness equipment have closed down.People engage in natural forms of exercise. Calisthenics is popular.
One company manufactures appliances for the world in order to simplify manufacturing, repair and recycling. The average working day is four hours. People spend the rest of the day tending vegetable gardens, exercising or meditating.
Human health has improved dramatically since the 21st Century. Incidences of musculoskeletal disorders respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health problems, obesity, diabetes and substance abuse are low.


Plan A





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