World 194

In World 194, the burning of fossil fuels and carbon emissions rapidly increased in 2015 due to higher authorities downplaying the importance of climate change; resulting in the world becoming uninhabitable for humans.

Authorities then created a simulation, in hopes of concealing their wrongdoings, and led humanity into this deluded reality; a specious present of a boundless utopia.

As humanity has drifted away from the harsh reality, carbon emissions have gradually decreased, allowing this protopia to beam through the subversive reality.

Our role in this world is to unravel the facade that the government has imposed, allowing humanity to see that there’s beauty in what was once dystopic.

What if …

higher authorities downplayed the impact of carbon emissions and climate change was not taken seriously?

Issue targeted:

global warming and climate change


propaganda, concept of simulacra and the idea of a hyperreality

This World was contributed by Tang Hoang Nha, Kerine Chia Kai Xin, See Wei Xin, Yulia, Tan Ting-Yi Rachel and Shim HyunMyung (located in Singapore and Korea) 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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