As many of you are aware, efforts are being made to civilization to be more environmentally friendly with our planet. Personally, they will never make the necessary changes in time. Due to this, I am thinking of setting my dystopian world in a version of Planet Earth that 95 % polluted and uninhabitable. The only inhabitable place on the entire planet would be a sealed dome megacity that is three times larger than Germany. Inside that city, humanity will finally be applying the environmentally friendly applications such as no fossil fuels, electric cars, and so on. The only catch is that these applications will only be used in everyday life AFTER the planet died.
I watched this documentary about 3D printed food that may be used more often in the future. I can envision kitchens in my dystopian world having machines such as these.
One futurisitc weapon that is overflowing with potential is the railgun. Unlike other weapons, which rely on either gunpowder or explosives, railguns rely on electromagnetic energy to fire projectiles. This makes the weapon’s ammunition to move faster and penetrate deeper than the average missile or bullet. So far, the smallest railgun ever made is a large turret fitted to the decks of navy warships. Attempts are being made to make it even more compact yet there are some difficulties due to the use of electromagnetic energy. The first concept of a railgun as a firearm I have seen was featured in the Arnold Schwartzenegger film The Eraser, but despite its lethality it still looked clunky, unwieldy, and harder to manuever in a combat situation. For my superhuman series, I will be toying with the idea of a compact railgun as a pistol and rifle and make it the standard issue firearm of a dystopian future.
Telekinesis has always been one of the most common yet potentially most powerful superhuman ability in both science fiction and fantasy. Generally, telekinesis is the ability to manipulate matter with the mind without any physical contact. Apart from moving objects with the mind, it can be utilized in a wide variety of different ways. As Superboy from DC Comics and Sylar from Heroes demonstrated, telekinesis can be used to give its wielder superhuman strength by channeling psychokinetic energy through their muscles. Telekinesis can also give its user control over their own personal gravitational field, which would give them the ability to fly. One can also coat themselves in an invisible telekinetic force field, which would shield them from most forms of physical assault much like how Superman’s invulnerability operates. Overall, if a character is able to apply telekinesis in all of these diverse applications, they could be a force to be reckoned with.
In some of my previous posts, I discussed the possibility of a new superhuman series and included concepts of what their world would consist of. I am thinking of visiting these concepts while doing my research, but I will be discarding some of the concepts I mentioned before. I will be conducting some trial-and-error experiments to decide which concepts I should keep and which ones I should discard. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
To prepare me for the eventual creation of my new superhuman series, I have started to binge watch documentaries about innovations that could develop in the future. These fields include future agriculture and food, transhumanism, vehicles, weapons, robotics, and so on. When I wrote science fiction in the past, I simply imagined scientific concepts on the fly. Now, however, I will be drawing inspiration from scientific documentaries in order to make the concepts more believable and authentic. This will be similar to how I am constructing the world of my Magnus Dynasty Saga by binge watching medieval documentaries. Overall, medieval documentaries made me more historically educated, but these futurist documentaries will make me even more educated scientifically. At the end of the project, I will be more rounded and knowledgeable than I was before.