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Defunct FuturesSo, what's it like in the year 2012 in the...
2012 in 50's-world, everyone in the US wears hats. Men wear suits, women wear dresses or cute pantsuits. T-shirts and jeans or sweats are something nobody older than a teenager would be caught wearing. There are a lot of uniforms. Everything is very clean and often metallic or gleaming.
The Cold War is of course going on, and China, the Soviet Union, indeed everything from East Germany to Vietnam is the Red World, a unified entity which includes some parts of Africa, including the Red Congo. (Cuba, on the other side, is Capitalist and more-or-less democratic, if corrupt). Everyone in the Red World dresses the same, drives the same standard car, and reports for interrogation four times a year. (Except for the Inner Committee. But to get to that position on must have taken the interrogation drugs dozens of times). Although a "standardized" Socialist culture is promoted, the Chinese are still Chinese, and the increasing tendency of
Mad Max's worldMAD MAX'S WORLD
Some Damned Thing in the Middle East led to a limited US-Soviet atomic war in the early 90s. Although neither country got more "than it's hair mussed" (in the immortal words of Dr. Strangelove) it brought about a global economic collapse, while the final nuclear "spoiler" attack against the Mideast oil fields brought about a huge oil price spike: the massive costs of rebuilding and decontamination meant that the world had essentially reached "peak oil", in the sense of decreasing returns on investment, by 2000 AD.
These problems were compounded by global warming-induced climate change, and the "memetic plague" of the Nihilist cult, which preached a philosophy of dealing with a violent and meaningless world too corrupt to be saved by punching it in the head first. The global economy remained stuck in low gear throughout the 1990s and 2000s. A series of bloody wars fought over resources, water, etc. broke out by the mid-2010s, while the US began slowly to descend into civ
Not Everyone Likes PoniesJust a minor drabble, then I'm outta here for the evening.
A slightly...different take on Earth-Equestria contact.
"Howard Phillips Lovecraft."
The creature did in some ways resemble a pony, but there were profound, alien deviations. The fine stylus with which it took down the information for his temporary visa application seemed to somehow tackily adhere to its so-called "hoof."
Hoof. An intelligent entity with hooves as the old diabolists would have it, the mark of the devil. But it wasn't even the honest hoof of a horse aside from its curious adhesiveness, it had an impossible plasticity to it, flexing to fit a handle on a mug or
"Providence, Rhode Island, United States."
Fortunately, the "Equestrians" as the alien, unpronounceable name of their trans-universal realm had been infantilized in translation didn't seem to care too much about bureaucratic details. It was a relief not to have to give them his exact address
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