World 165

It is now 2050 and World 165 has just come out of a 30-year global pandemic. At the peak of the pandemic, a baffling and chilling foe of social distress was caused by crashing economies and environmental destruction. It got the better of the planet creating the dystopia people struggle with. The uncertainty about when the pandemic would end created an unsettling atmosphere in the minds of society. Therefore, when the horrifying pandemic finally comes to an end, everyone is hopeful in creating a better today than yesterday; and a better tomorrow than today.

People desire improvements and innovations to create an optimistic future. They are conscious of the world’s well-being. Desiring for incremental progress in steps towards a healthier environment, society, and technology.

What if …

the global pandemic lasted for 30 years?


overproduction, overconsumption, fast-changing trends


circularity, mono-material, non-fungible tokens

This World was contributed by Brigitta Viannie Djakarya, Corinne Janita, Yoon Jin Y, Anindita Choudhury, Peh Wu Li and Varsha Venkatesan (located in Singapore, Indonesia and India) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

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