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And in that future the developed nations chose gratitude over entitlement and saw that they owed a great debt to the developing nations. For so long their produce had come picked by a starving hand in a far off land. Their financial systems had plundered without mercy while they were blinded by their own struggles. They became the engineers of the future, the helpers, deeply respectful of other cultures. They built the infrastructure needed for a modern world, nation helping nation, cooperating, not competing, loving and humane.

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When food equity became a reality, when the developing countries got their fair share of the global platter, we were so happy but there were necessary changes. For a start, we took down all the garden fences and looked at the land again. In so many places it could be ploughed and planted with crops for the local community. The effort of it brought us closer together, working as a team. It was the start of something new, something we'd been missing for so long. In other places the gardens became woodlands, places to play and nature reserves. The madness of the grass-era faded and what came to replace it was far more beautiful.

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From the foundations, amid the machines and the people who laboured, rose a sky city. Instead of the housing eating up the land it took up the sky and headed on up to the clouds. Once it was done the city would become forest and space for tower aquaponics, our new way to grow food. The building site looked like nothing at all, the guys and gals sitting about with their sandwiches come lunchtime and the music singing out from vintage radios. It was the start of the future, something we could embrace and be excited for.

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The future is fabulous. When we got the universal basic income there was time to do God's work. We volunteered, we had fun with the kids, we helped each other out. I gotta tell you, it's as if we were asleep before - alive and not really all at once. We have a community again, something my granny would approve of. The robots taking the bad jobs, the AI removing masses of people from banking and law, it made us human again. Everything is play - science, math, reading, music, sculpture, dance, philosophy... We have festivals, so many of them! Without all the stress we're so much healthier in body, mind and soul. With the new techno-agriculture and building ways, nature has room to thrive too, it's what you guys would think of as heaven, or paradise, a promised land of peace. Get here soon, okay?

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The future rests not on the authority of the empowered, but upon the forgiveness of the abused and enslaved. It is the capacity of their hearts to embrace those who wielded power and accept the free help they rightly offer to heal and move forwards that is the salvation of all.