Episode 3 ~Future Foresight ~

New Discoveries are made daily. All pointless, unless something is done with the knowledge.

Aries flips and bounces off the glass walls in the simulator getting himself to a high spot where the sun shines through the helmet’s visor. The suit he wears stops any uncomfortably cold wind but lets in the warmth of the sun.

Uta projects himself into the cylinder through the main controls particle director system. The little dragon catches the wind and whips past Aries, he then maneuvers himself directly above, Which causes him to drop onto Aries back. Aries can feel UTA’s little paws touch down thanks to the physically interactive nature of this particular particle projecting system. Soon Uta finds a comfortable spot perched on Aries upper back.

“Can you play me an audio bite now?” Aries asks as they float together looking out over the city.

“Yes, of course, What would you like to hear?”

“Something from Holy Olee” Aries blurts out

“Actually, Aries if you don’t mind I would like to share something new with you” Uta speaks in a slightly excited tone. “Something that I imagine will interest you.”

“O Ya? Something new eh? Ok buds. I trust ya”

A moment later a video appears on the heads up display of the visor. An animation accompanied by the voice of an old man. Aries is intrigued he listens to every word of the short animated video but is visually distracted. After all, he is flying over the beautiful forest city of Oldvan in the mids of sunrise…

The video ends and Aries is interested just as Uta predicted he would be.

“This old guy… who was he?” Aries asks. Then flips into a ball and drops in altitude before opening his body to lay on his back and look up at the morning sky.

Uta had pushed off giving Ares space for his maneuver. He then floats himself into a position above the boy and lands sitting on his belly. “His name was Jacque Fresco, a major world changer. His life’s work gave human civilization the chance it needed to pull itself out of the monetary age. He was an inspiration for millions” Uta responds.

“To be honest I’m not entirely clear why you shared this with me. What’s it’s relevance?” Aries looks at the dragon perched on his chest.

“The relevance is in life’s purpose. I observe that you are not completely satisfied with the situation you find yourself in. I know that you seek more meaning from life. Understanding the past and the important figures that dedicated their lives to creating a better world will help you relate and discover a greater meaning and direction for your own.”

With some enthusiasm, Aries responds “So your actually going to show me how crazy the world used to be? With no filters!”

“In time you’ll come to understand many things” Uta pauses for a second. “Things that most people today are not interested in. Dangerous information for the wrong minds to grasp, But information that I’ve concluded will help you make a positive change in your life.”

Aries roles onto his belly sending Uta free floating. The sun now shining over Oldvan. Gently warming the tops of buildings and feeding the trees and other greens perched on them. Aries looks out over the city and is curious to learn more about the monetary age and how it came to end.

Aries has never known money as an obstacle. He, like everyone else, has access to everything they need. Appropriate housing, healthy food, clothing, tech, toys, tools, games, education, everything. This was made possible through a new social economic system based on access as opposed to the monetary method of ownership. This new type of economy allowed for a very high standard of living for every human on earth while simultaneously creating a civilization of sustainability and respect for the natural world.

Aries notices a few more kids are now on the roof. It must be close to 6:30 he thinks. Uta pipes up “While Aries, seems some others are interested in taking over for a bit. It’s best you get some food and start your day,”

Uta’s projection vanishes and the fan speed slows. Aries lands smoothly and exits the simulator.

He takes the helmet off ‘Good morning for a jump!” he says to greet the others.

“Sure is” the taller teenager response.

“you’re up early” a new face adds in.

Aries slips out of the suit as the taller teenager speaks again. “That’s why we call him early Aries,” he says with a big smile on his face and a hand on Aries’ shoulder helping him balance.

“haha, whatever Leif, you just made that up. But, ya It’s the sunrise. I like to catch it. Here this will fit ya” Aries says as he hands over the suit to the new kid. “My dragon knows how best to get me moving in the morning.” Aries swipes Uta out of the control center and holds him up to be inspected.

The new kid checks Uta’s chip out for a second before starting to get the suit on.“Where did you come from?” Aries asks

“Spacity…” The newbie responds as he slips the jumpsuit over his smart clothes.

“This is Stars. He’s my cousin” Leif says. Then he whispers loud into Aries’ ear. “My uncle and aunt are spacers”

Stars adds in “Yep, they’re on the moon bases for a long-term research project, Kinda why I left Spacity. Nothing was keeping me there anymore. Time to explore the world and have some fun! There’s no skydiving machines in Spacity. The city is completely dedicated to space exploration and is full of innovators pushing the horizons of humanity, Not much fun stuff happening there. All creator type, not many players”

When stars said this Aries felt something inside himself call out… He responds “Certainly do! But, here in Oldvan, it’s the opposite. Full of players and very little creators.”

“Well nice meeting you Aries, See you around I’m sure” Stars then plugs his personal AI into the simulators control system and heads into the wind.

Leif is suited up“Catch ya later Early Aries,” he says with a grin and a wink. He then follows his cousin into the massive cylinder before Aries can say anything in response.

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