A future arid world where rabid nouveau cyberpunks war over electricity supply, transacting for the gated elites.
Is it so hard to imagine a future so divisive that the differences between the haves and the have-nots of 2021 are magnified a hundred or a thousand fold?
One day will the world burn whilst marauding bands of raiders fight to the death over the remaining few intact nuclear and hydro electric power stations?
Future crypto-enablers with their churning jury-rigged wasteland GPUs eek out some kind of existence whilst inside the walled and air conditioned cities of the world’s stunted bacchanalian elite those lost to science continue their frivolous luxury transactions, boiling the world to lava beneath their feet.
A solitary learned soul turns from the torment and croaks aloud,
‘At last, we have solved the Fermi paradox!’