YEAR : 2075
The robotic revolution was upon us.
It was common place to see androids from all walks of life, from space exploration to household protectors. The world reknown Dr Ford created the first entertainment park called WESTWORLD.
Back in 2015, Steven Hawkins warned us,” Artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”.
But no one took Steven’s advice.
At first androids were clumsy, to the point of even being comical. So, the thought of androids controlling mankind was preposterous, to say the least. All the ‘Terminator Trilogy’ movies heed caution, but again, it was just a bunch of science fiction.
Really, what could possibly go wrong?
Celebrations bringing in the New Year 2045 started off very promising, with new heights to space exploration.
Mankind had finally established a Mars colony after three failed attempts. Galileo III ( predecessor of satellite Galileo) explored our cosmic gas giant Jupiter for a third time. Scientists knew from previous missions, Jupiter didn’t have a land mass like earth, but were amazed to find a massive ocean swirling beneath the volatile atmosphere composed of hydrogen, helium and nitrogen.
The next question on everyone’s mind,” Could life really exist on Jupiter after all?”
After the discovery of sea life on Titan, it was logically the next step to assume Jupiters oceans could also be teaming with an alien form of life.
Exploration was going as planned until the fateful day on July 10, 2045, historical became known as ‘Black Friday’ when everything suddenly came to an immediate halt.
Life on Earth changed drastically, after our moon barely recovered from the most disastrous collision of any asteroid before it, appropriately named ‘Black Death’.
Black Death hit the side of the moon on July 10, 2045 at exactly 14:01 hrs PST.
It was only 20 meters round, but it’s composition of solid black ore pulverized our lunar satellite at speeds calculated at over 60 kilometers per second. It literally knocked our moon off its axis, catapulting precariously into an irregular elliptical orbit around earth.
The newly formed moon colonies never had a chance.
Earth’s land mass changed drastically due to the new gravitational pulls on our ocean tides. New lands were formed while existing land formations, such as New York, succumbed to the unexpected tsunami waves. Four million souls lost their lives that dreadful day in New York alone, but they weren’t the only ones effected. Vancouver Island, Baja California, San Diego and half of L.A. disappeared. Worldwide, 600 million people were swallowed up by the sea.
Mankind adapted, but Earth was never the same.
Earth was a colder place, as moon dust surrounded our globe, hiding our precious sun. The race for survival and humanity, quickly produced new technology, from automated unmanned vehicles called ‘Spinners’ to more efficient military androids to control the masses.
Everyone marvelled the massive Spinners swirling about, like beacons of stars, preformed to dissolve the dust crystals within our stratosphere. The filtration system effectively allowed our Sun to shine on earth once again.
But, politics had changed for the worst.
After the disaster, worldwide sects of survivalist tried to rule the earth, each with their own fascist dictatorship. Religious groups banned together, forming from the ‘Christian Knight Saviours’ to the muslin ‘Revelation Crusaders’.
All believed they were the RIGHT PASSAGE TO GOD.
It was true, as said in the verse, 2 Timothy 3:1-17
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.”
Hundreds of thousands died by the sword of RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Governments with large enough military forces barely survived, while the weak failed miserably. United States banded together with Canada while all of Europe formed their own allegiance. South America and Mexico became known as the ‘Savages Territory’, completely ruled by drug cartels and sect dictators.
United States formed the strongest military opposition ever seen before.
The newly appointed female President, Christine Jefferson was sworn in as the 60th President of the United States on November 20, 2060. President Christine Jefferson introduced a Bill, referred to as the Committee of Automation, whereby congress quickly approved, in order to begin immediately production of the military androids. It was their only recourse to maintain control of the government.
After a bloody war against the fascist religious sects, it was sworn man made religion would never be a part of mankind ever again. Only a spiritual GOD was allowed within the new DARK society.
With complete military rule, it was hard to believe it could possibly get worse, but it did.
On August 7, 2065 President Christine Jefferson appointed in a new list of judges who were NOT human. The new Supreme Court Judges were athletically logical, and completely android with the most suffocated AIA brain, capable of making any judgement in seconds.
They surpassed human judges a thousand times over.
There were Ten Appointed Judges, each with a selected name:
1. Titan – Judge of Warfare
2. Zion – Judge of Apocalypse
3. Damian – Judge of Deceit
4. Zeus – Judge of All Rules and Final Convictions
5. Athena – Judge of Fairness
6. Aphrodite – Judge of the People
7. Cyprus – Judge of All Land
8. Calypso – Judge of Scientific Discovery
9. Atlas – Judge of High Court
10.Prometheus– Judge of Exploration
The first five years, the android judges did a remarkable job, cleaning up the riffraff of society causing serious harm to others. A select marketing team started a campaign across the world, referred to as :
“Androids Now! Securing your countries future. Isn’t it time YOU feel safe?”
The campaign made a bold statement how an android judge would help lock in security, adding a better quality of life. And, as an added bonus, each country who orders in the next 24 hours will receive an army of precision androids, at no extra cost. (*Shipping and taxes NOT included)
Countries scrambled to place in their orders, no matter what the cost! The unruly chaos made it a no brainer.
Soon, without anyone realizing the consequences, carbon copy android judges ruled each and every country across the world. Activists were swiftly silenced where hundreds of thousands mysterious vanished off the face of earth.
Rumours began to spread.
To keep the masses calm, an officially statement was released by Aphrodite herself; after all she WAS the, ‘Judge of the People’. Aphrodite was the most pleasing android of them all, fair skinned, brilliant sapphire eyes, athletically formed female body along with long braids of beautiful synthetic gold hair. Her soft voice added a sense of calmness, captivating any unsettled audience.
It was hard NOT to like her, in fact, most adore her.
Aphrodite announced to her people, ” Please do not be alarmed my children. I’m here to protect YOU and your future. Those in question have been detained in a federally inspected compound secured within an undisclosed area on Mars. Don’t worry, their needs are well looked after. It’s in the interest, welfare and safety of my beloved children.”
The crowd swallowed it up, hook, line and sinker.
It was rumoured the room was filled with a calming drug known as Oxycodoise, a derivative gas forming agent from the original Oxycodone. Like heroin, it’s sedative effects created a euphoric state of complete calmness.
With all the restrictions and techniques used to calm the masses, humans were still hard to control. Officials struggled to control a radical underground group, known as, ‘The Freedom Fighters‘. It was them who whispered the words, “These judges are nothing more than Executioners of the Free World”.
The word, “Executioner” went viral.
Freedom Fighters began spreading the word of fear across the world, stating unruly people were being rounded up and disposed of by means of an electrical gas chamber.
It was said to be the new Holocaust against Humanity.
This holocaust made all other genocides in the past look like a picnic in the park. By 2070, the Executioners took away the freedom of expression and by 2075, they resolved the governments of the world, bringing in a military ruled government completely controlled by the Ten Judges.
It was named, ‘The United World of Americas’
Mankind was no longer in control of their destiny. Mankind had become slaves to their own creation.
By Bari Demers – screenwriter
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