A new law of nature has been put into play as a result of the new time technology. A biological / technological intervention from the future has linked all the biology and technology on the planet into an interconnected consciousness. This consciousness distributes the living space in its system to create balance. It restricts all resource use so that each organism has a specific allocated amount of resource / energy to use, there is a direct / local feedback to each withdrawal. Examples of how it can be expressed:
Hot water runs out while showering.
One raindrop made me clean.
Fruit transported long distances lose flavour and nutrition.
Car breaks down, starts again
when more people enters the car.
The apple in my own garden tastes better.
Broken cars started running on recycled frying oil.
In a SPAM, the DNA sequence of an abnormal protein whose actual form, if you'd synthetize it, would read "This message to you, human from our past (...)"
A new piece of clothing you've just bought for
cheap at the shops degrades into tatters in a
matter of hours after you put it on.
You wear a new, expensive shirt you've just
bought, but nobody can see you:
you've turned invisible.
An old suit handed down to you by a
parent, after you clean and iron it
affectionately, turns out better than
new - literally: it's now the most
glamorous thing you've ever owned.
You've fixed a hole in dad's old shirt
and are wearing it for an evening out:
you turn all heads and everybody
compliments your look.
Fields of genetically modified and
pesticide sprayed crops yield next to no
rewards and cause the surrounding
neighbourhood to be unlivable due to
polluted ground that it’s treated like a
A small, biologically tended garden with a healthy
ecosystem (not needing pesticides) thrives and
yields improbable amounts and qualities of food. A
city-block only needs one communal garden to
thrive, and abolishes hunger in that block.
Gas fumes from cars leave an oily, disgusting
residue on any fruits or vegetables that have been
sprayed with pesticides growing in the vicinity.
Anything near a road can’t be grown safely
Inhaling car exhaust creates an allergic
reaction in a person to any produce that were
grown with pesticides.
Fruits from plants affected by new
pesticides are shown to give off fumes
which, if combined with car exhaust,
form a toxic compound.
Pesticides leaking into ground soil are
determined to make their way underground, and
eventually into crude oil reservoirs,
catalyzing a chemical reaction which ruins
the oil, making it mostly unusable.
Inhaling car exhaust creates an allergic
reaction in a person to any produce that was
grown in an energy-intensive hothouse.
Genetically engineered livestock develop a
toxic allergy to exhaust fumes.
Nothing I own ends up in a landfill.
I don't own a car, but I ride in one to some
The price on my device
includes it's energy cost.
I earn profit from converting old things I
find in old landfills into new objects.
I earn credit by returning large
containers I no longer need.
I design deconstruction programs
for old non recyclable products.
My neighbors and I set up our own
mini power grid and we experiment
with sustainable micro power
New eviromentally friendly and
long lasting portarable power
storage makes green power very
attractive in many applications.
My glass window
I telework from my community
park for a company that rebuilds
Bottled water tastes like sand
and petroleum - it gives you an
Put your ear close to lithium-ion
batteries and you can hear the
screams and smell the sweat and
blood of the tortured souls who
were worked to death extracting
Car exhaust comes out black and
doesn't fade away into the air.
Lightswitches turn themselves off
when you leave the room.
Recyclable containers moan piteously
when placed in the garbage.
Air sealed within plastic
packaging takes on a terrible
odour which is released when it
is torn open and lingers in the
vicinity for hours.
Plastic bottles feel heavier than glass ones.
Place a couple plastic containers into
the recycling bin and it immediately
fills up - it can't hold any more. No
matter how often you empty it, it just
takes a couple bottles to fill it up
You cycle or walk to your
destination and it's only when
you get there that you realize
a very short time has passed -
you got there much faster than
if by car.