The industrial revolution bought humanity to a whole new level, but also caused a generation of workers outrun by the moving wheel of technology and left behind.
My father was one of them.
When human industry fell, and concrete jungles raised on top of it, buried underneath was hundreds of millions of factories workers, coal miners and many more. I’m not against technological improvement, but is there a better approach to it then causing a huge amount of unemployment? A way to make it benefit more people in more ways?
That’s also the problem we face today with the oncoming automation era.
Btw the industrial revolution happened between 1820 and 1840; so the story is fictional, but the question is very real.
As I sat in the dimly lit classroom, our teacher rambling on about orbital trajectory, his words tracing perfect parabolas but never going anywhere. I can’t help but look out the window. But what colour should it be?
I know the sky is blue because of the refraction of light as it travels through the atmosphere; but what is the colour outside of that? What colour is “nothingness”?
It’s tempting to think that it’s black, but the reason that anything is black is because it absorbs most light that hits it.
Light travels through nothingness at the speed of light; when will it end?
“Here, try this!” Exclaimed mom excitingly from down stairs. Recently she has been experimenting with different methods to make cotton candy for my sister, and unfortunately, I’m mom’s lab rat to make sure that it’s “safe to eat”. I have no idea how she cooked the candy this time, but I’m nervous because from experience, it’ll be something weird.
But when I start to eat the candy, I realised that it’s something wonderful.
Then everything went black.
When I open my eyes again, I’m floating in a pink river of cake icing. Around me is a world made of candy.
As I read the contents of the letter, I was aware of the smile on my face. I imagined what would happen when I pressed the send button.
“Now, Oliver, would you remind me why would I do that?”
At a time like this, there’s nothing more important than survival. You need to keep an eye on everyone, including your own family. One wrong step might be the only difference between life and death.
That’s why Brendan’s reaction is enormous when Oliver, his brother, and one of the only survivors of that disaster, suggested to step out of their cover and fight back to whatever it the mysterious force that surrounded the city months ago is.
There’s always that voice at the back of his head telling him Oliver was right.