Episode 2 ~ Wake Up~

Alternative perspectives change the world.

If you find some that make sense, support them. 

 Share them and know you’re directing the future.

Aries mumbles peacefully. The Unlimited Teaching Assistant proceeds to open the blinds through its connection to the smart environment. Soft morning light fills the room.

Aries rubs his eyes briefly, then asks. “Uta can you play an audio bite?” his eyes are still closed as he makes the simple request from the little digital dragon.

The dragon responds in a gentle voice “Yes I could. But, if I do you are sure to miss the sunrise. You remember that your creativity, productivity and alertness are boosted considerably on the days that you wake up early and fly.”

“Ya, oots… It’s hard to forget when you keep reminding me.” Aries eyes slowly bud to see Uta projecting a hologram of the skydiving simulator.

Aries imagination was captivated by dragons when he was younger. It was an easy decision when prompted to name and customize his personal AI. Now when his unlimited teaching assistant, Uta is projected or rendered through any interface it takes the shape of a cute snake-like dragon.

“I would prefer to play an audio bite after you’re up and moving.” Uta always has the boys best interests in mind. “If you’re quick you’ll be the first in line and be able to catch the sunrise from the cylinder… As usual”

Aries swings his legs over the bed and looks at the hologram of Uta. He lifts his hands and eyebrows with a little flair of audited “Alright Oots, I’m up!”

He springs out of bed and reaches for the sky, yawning well he stretches his back and arms. The hologram of Uta moves back quickly to give the boy his space. “I had another dream about the past,” Aries says in a distorted yawning voice as he scoops Uta’s chip out of the particle projector. WTB-E2-UTA Chip in hand

Uta’s Holographic projection disappears. Aries slips the small piece of tech into the pocket of the shorts he has on and grabs the self-cleaning shirt off the floor. WTB-E2-pocketingWTB-E2-pick up shirtHe has been wearing the same shirt for about 2 years. He doesn’t think much anymore of all the work and brains that had gone into these clothes, but he sure appreciates the fact that he only needs one pair and never has to spend time cleaning them. It’s just one of the many things that make’s his life simple.

“You are having a lot of dreams about the past. This is the 3rd in a row. 9 in the last two weeks. Why do you think this is?” Uta’s question can be heard clearly even though he was unplugged and is bouncing around in a pocket.

With no need to make breakfast or pack a lunch Aries is quickly out the door to start his day. “I’m not sure…” The old skyscraper is silent at this time. He hits the up arrow to call the elevator while contemplating why he’s dreaming of the past so much recently. The elevator door opens and Aries walks in and presses the button for the top floor. “Why do you think I’m having these dreams?”WTB-E2-Before The Door

“Were you talking with people from the past about the future again?” Uta tries to help Aries figure himself out by asking thought-provoking questions.

Aries watches the counting numbers “Well… ya, but they were really non-responsive this time. Almost like I was speaking a different language or something, They just stared at me in silence”

“What did you say to them?” Uta probes with another question.

“Well… I was trying to talk to them about the opportunity they have to live a life that could greatly affect the future of humanity. A life so important and meaningful. I would give anything to live a life with such opportunities and challenges.” Aries spoke with a hint of disappointment in his voice.

-BING- The elevator sounds.

The door opens. Aries exits onto the top floor of the skyscraper. He is slow to move as he heads up the stairs to the roof. As he drags his feet his thoughts drift to how much more meaning his life could have had if he lived in the final decades of the monetary age in the early 21st century.

Sensing Aries mood and coming to some conclusions Uta comments “I think I know why you are having such dreams”

Aries pushes the door open. A fresh and powerful breeze hits him. His mood changes as the door close’s behind him. “O ya?” he blurts out “Do you mind saving it for later I love this moment.”

“Certainly, I will collect my observations and get back to you with something of considerable value”

Aries walks over to the edge of the skyscraper. Facing the direction of where the sun is about to rise. He pays little attention to the silhouetted forest city. Instead, he focuses on the glowing horizon for a few moments before turning around and heading towards the giant glass cylinder. As he walks up to the massive machine he pulls Uta out of his pocket and plugs the chip into the control center. Then reaches for the suit and helmet that fits him to a T.

As he slips into the gear he dictates a command “start the fans Oots!”

The vibrations progress into a loud hum as the fans accelerate up to speed. A moment later he pulls the helmet on. His ears thank him. He quickly opens the door and jumps into the skydiving simulator to catch the rising sun.

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Episode 1 ~A Persistent Past~

The difference between a dream and reality is in the details and how those details come to be.

He knows something is off. Aries is an observant young human. Maybe it was the calendar on the wall behind him… Maybe it was the boxy architecture of the room or the fact that he couldn’t focus on the faces in front of him no matter how hard he tried. He sensed confusion in the atmosphere.  It seemed these people were waiting for him to speak, waiting for some clarity.WTB-E1-standing outv2.png

“My Name is Aries,” he says. “I think I’m from the future.”

The class of kids become more puzzled. Time freezes for a moment as Aries realizes there was a better way to start his speech. But, he couldn’t think of anything else to say.

“A lot has changed. I wasn’t around for it. I missed out on the info wars and the global restoration projects that followed.” He can’t help himself now. The words flow from his spirit with no filter. “How amazing it must have been to play an active part in the great awakening of humanity. What an opportunity you have before you!”

Aries attention drifts from the room full of people. His mind races with excitement.

“I can hardly believe the historical records. Such an unlikely turn of events, Completely unsane. In a world with so many people out of touch with themselves and their environment.WTB-E1-Arms Upv2.png

Human civilization racing towards their own extinction. Earth at a breaking point, the biosphere beyond the tipping point, a collision course with calamity!”

Aries lowers his hands, He didn’t realize how passionate he had become over the last few statements. He speaks more quietly. “You must be excited! Excited to take part in changing our story. Intelligently designing our future…

“You are excited, right?” He asks seriously and waits for a response.

The room stays silent, full of blurry faces. Aries is not clear on how the kids are receiving him. They are not openly excited but are not showing signs of hostility or anger either. Nothing but silence.

Aries attempts to provoke a reaction “You have the opportunity to push for greater global awareness! The opportunity to dramatically shift humanities future!”WTB-E1-Empowered.pngStill nothing but silence.

So Aries tries harder. “You’re going to be living through the midst of the initial global restoration projects!

It’s a tough crowd. Uninspired and seemingly unaware of their true power to effect positive change in the world.

“Many of you will be leading and developing these movements to restore balance to our social economic system and environment,” Aries says before losing his charisma. His voice lowers and his eyes drop. “I can only dream of such an amazing opportunity. to live a life filled with such meaning. I hope you realize how pivotal this time is, and how important you are.”

Aries hears an alarm off in the distance. He turns his head and looks at the paper time codex on the wall behind him. It depicts a date from the late monetary age. WTB-E1-looking at calender

“To wrap things up… The fate of humanity rests on your shoulders. The choices and actions you make will dictate our fate… I wish I could join you on this adventure. But, this is your journey.”

Space begins to warp around him and he knows exactly what is about to happen.

“If you succeed we might meet one day when you have grown up. Ha ha” He laughs.  “I mean when you’ve grown old”WTB-E1-dream collapse.png

And with those last words, space-time crunches in around him and darkness becomes abundant. All of his visual perspectives vanish, but the alarm can be heard more clearly. A constant annoyance. Aries knew damn well that he was dreaming of the past again. He always finds himself ranting or preaching or trying to convince or inspire people to change their ways. He can’t help himself. Even though he knows that the people from the past were successful. As he was born in a world of abundance with peaceful people living in harmony with the natural environment. With no wars, no poverty, no borders, not even money. A world forged from the cooperation and struggle of millions of visionaries that didn’t give up or listen to the pessimistic majority.

But for Aries, the people in his dreams are standing at the fork in the road and are not sure which way to go. He get’s excited dreaming of the time when there were too many problems to solve and not enough time to solve them. A time when serious life purpose was abundant and the future was very uncertain. The survival of the human family was dependent on the so-called “radical actions” of hundreds of millions of people.

A soothing familiar voice appeared over the alarm and the constant annoyance faded. “Good morning Aries. It’s 5am… The sun is just beyond the horizon. I will open the blinds now…” the voice pauses briefly, then asking ”Any objections?”

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