Suffice to say, its set in the future, Earth is over-crowded, and there’s no room to move. Maybe the cities on the planet have grown so much that they’ve merged into one big, planet-sized, city.

With the ever hiking population crisis that we (the world) are facing, growth as a city, in terms of infrastructure and services becomes very critical.

The revolution has started already. Overcrowding of cities has forced the planners to look beneath the land. For instance, the New Amsterdam city that’s going to be constructed beneath the existing one. One whole city under the ground!! [How low can it get?]

The area crisis is coercing the planners to dig deeper and also, escalate vertically and beyond. I’m sure in future, technology will reach to such an opti-

mum that we would erect something floating in the air too! Unbelievable Science, you see!

Our existing skyline would look nothing less than an artistic mockery of national integration! People would be commuting comfortably from crown to crown; monorails would pass right through the front of your 75th floor exotica! Cities would be congested and grossly suffocating to dwell. And now that people have started digging the ground, in no time will we be residing above and under water as well.

Bridges will branch into new roadways and make way for a new city above water. On the other hand, new companies, hotels, universities, etc will be built underwater. And so would villas of

famous personalities, coz they either live on hills a.k.a top of the world [in future may be literally!] or now, underwater. It would undoubtedly add to their glam-quotient.

Overseas trade won’t exist. Ships, docks, harbors all erratic. Fisheries would face the heat too. People will be fishing sitting at their homes, from their lovely balconies admiring a beautiful city floating above water! What an exhilarating view! [The closest you can reach to nature, how cool is that?!]

Monkeys will prefer swimming and so would cats, dogs and elephants. Wildlife won’t subsist. Considering the situations, by then we’ll all learn how to live together! Marine life?... well, if people have fish tanks in their houses, there’s a chance. The man with a golden heart would have a soft corner for sharks and whales. Birds, one specie that can do what they have been doing. They would be awarded brand new homes –the concrete jungles.

Politics! Oh my God, politics. It would be as complicated and insensitive as the city’s layout!!

Terrorism will be considered a boon. A superlative device for population control.

Aquariums would be replaced by artificial jungles [who’d need aquariums anyways.. mere waste of space!] with precisely 10 trees and the walls with scenic illusionary paintings. Pay 10,000/- and get 10 minutes of fresh air!! Brreeaaatthheee

It says: "In memory of man 2000000 BC - AD 2030

He who once dominated the earth destroyed it - with his wastes , his poison andd his own numbers."

Peace \/



Amitabha Mukhopadhyay said…
Certain ideas are remarkable about cities folating on seas or cities under water and the transportation systems.But then the idea of overcrowding of our planet is wrong since the total population would decline after 2030. As is happening in certain countries viz. Germany the population is decreasing.With increased globalisation and increased affluence already the birth rates have lowered considerably in two most populated countries of the world - China and India. So a time will come when death rates will be higher than the birth rate. There are remarkable similarities in the thought pattern of the author and myself in the projection of the future.I have written a science fiction novel about lives in a future city in the year 2080. The name of my book is MEGALOPOLIS ONE 2080 A.D.Please read my book. The website is http://www.eloquentbooks.com/MegalopolisOne2080AD.html
A thoughtful insight and a great attempt I must say. But I failed to find a conclusion from your side in this post. It is a good thing if you intended to leave it upto the readers entirely.

Well, from what I made of it, the future is inevitable. What can we do to change this? Maybe a few handful thousands of us may come forward but then what? Bureaucracy is at its historical best at this point. What do we do about that?

If people really cared, they would have started taking measures right from now. What measures are we taking towards a safe and secure future for the generations to come? How many of us prevent small things like pollution and dirt, let alone the population crisis?!

This is just one aspect you have brought up here, but I think this is a very very huge problem to come forth in a matter of few decades.

About the post. It is well written! Maybe a mockery is what the people need to realize that the red alert is already beginning! The summers are getting hotter and the winters are getting warmer!

DPhatsez said…
Apocalypse now?
Sniff sniff! my first visit and i'm feeling glum.

Nah! you've got a point though, a very creative one at that.
DPhatsez said…
Wow! I just read your fav list of cartoons and i'd like to say
Wazzaaaa! \m/

I like all of 'em too.
"Totally awesome dude" (Dude Crush-finding nemo)
Rahul Viswanath said…
I am waiting for this world to be created ..... If not for me .... for my children for sure !!! ;-)
Anonymous said…
Haha. Cynical you are, Miss.

Actually, the approach several heads of state are taking to population explosion is quite different.

The impetus upon scientists to find means of existence on other planets is huge. Millions of dollars are being put into finding a suitable landmass outside of earth where the earth's environment can be simulated. That is why the the scientific community goes ga-ga whenever sources of water are found on other planets- as water remains the foundation stone to any future inhabitation.
@ amitabha... thanks :)
the rate at which the boom is curbed is not as much... it scares me as a budding architect to even think of coming down to measures that will have to compensate with nature!
@ dphatseztotally dooode
thanks :)
keep visiting!!
@ ashritathe abrupt ending was intentional!i can be sarcastic about this situation and write a book.. but my point is inspite of us knowing things are we doing anything[regularly] to go green... may be we are going green literally coz of the environment!

a few days back in MUmbai mirror .. there was this article 'how green are you' or something.. it was just a test no see how eco friendly you are.. n i am ashamed to say i scored sadly low.. [not that low but still it dint make me proud at all!]..

this write up is more like a frustration relief thing..
thanks anyways!
@ Rahul..
M hoping for that too! :)@surreptitious this different approach is not what we need..here the problem is giving you a bear hug and you are running away from it!!

could have put it in a better way but.. :|

:D :|
Femin Susan said…
Lovely blog.
Very well maintained.
Karan said…
An excellent n sarcastic opinion on the way thins are going on on our dear Mother Earth... u hv touched on many important issues in a light way.. like extinction of wildlife.. marine life.. aquatic bodies.. air pollution.. and of course.. population explosion...

we need to fin dsome ways to correct our erratic behaviour very quickly.. coz as they say.. 'Earth is the only place we have...'... or else the pic u hv put up in th end of ur post.. it doesnt seem like a too distinct possibility...

lovd th humour... sarcasm.. n wit.. combined with th concern... :) ...
Iti said…
"Terrorism will be considered a boon. A superlative device for population control."
I hope we never have to look at it this way. *shudder*

A thoughtful post.

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