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A Prediction of a Western, the Frontier as the Future
We have all seen and heard or read enough Western fiction and non-fiction; now it all seems predictable.
However, have you instead considered it all as a prediction of things to come?
Well, it don't need to be a Mad Max movie kinda future if everything's gonna be electric and digital. Ultimately, we would have to seek the assistance of Mother Nature and its creatures -- whether you ride a horse or a buffalo or a wild ostrich in that future is yet to be decided based on what skills and life-forms remain in such a decadent Earth.
Only a few things separate our planet as an inhabitable life-nurturing rock in space— and guess what, some corporates are trying hard to control and possess it all so as to put your air & water on a tab you can’t afford.
The basic frontier country story is all the same. Same as back when people had no nations, no flags. You find a tolerable piece of land, try and make a lifestyle from the life on it, hope the water don’t run out and pray the sun ain’t the death star of old legends. Then come all the competition—fellow humans who want your piece of dirt or want to tax it to protect themselves from you ever becoming an unproductive neighbour.
As sure as night follows the day and history repeats itself, the future, the science fiction to be faced as fact, is frontier towns and ghost towns. Us all striving to survive, hoping to be the strongest, allowing the dead to feed the living.
Water, a nourishment that makes up most of our human body would be the prized entity—as gold, oil and data scramble to pay for the sins of their possessors.
Imagine, blood-sucking leeches sucking out water from you instead, as hackers steal your life-energy rather than your money or data? A futuristic bio-engineered leech? Maybe a water bank where you sell your body’s precious resource instead of blood or sperm!
A future more like a cartoon, a wild child’s play—as if the movie ‘Rango’ (2011) was a documentation of things past that will replay beyond sands everywhere in due time.
Do governments already work on protection of water resources internationally or is it too much of a conspiracy theory regarding monitoring of political tides and corporate ties.
Quantum of Solace (2008) was a James Bond movie that considered water as the new precious natural resource to pursue. We have yet to see people, ordinary folks, those complaining about taxes to take some effort at saving and recycling this gift of life, becoming self-sufficient— they remain a fountain of bitter truth that springs forth conditioned, busy and insect-like humans that are born, consume, reproduce, infest their surroundings and die.
My favorite superhero has worked on these issues and continues to strive for a sustainable human!
Bill Gates dares to drink what no billionaire has drunk before
This ingenious machine turns feces into drinking water— and may save lives.
Why would anyone want to turn waste into drinking water and electricity?