futuristic society - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
We have no hierarchy anymore, just fraternity, public service and education. There are the corps for horticulture, engineering, science and health. There are the societies of arts in all their forms. Fun is part of life, the stress is the good type we choose when following our passions. There is no money, no power structures, and in this fluidity of life there is calm and a sense of purpose. The children laugh more than I remember we ever did and they learn so naturally. No-one can quite believe what used to pass for childcare, wasn't it just abuse by another name? I read about the daycares and schools where they sat still for hours every day. We wouldn't even do that to a puppy.
In 2033 we are a community, a living and breathing organic life force. We're happy, empathic and humane. We love who we are and how we care for Earth. Before, the houses sprawled over the land, pollution was caused for trinkets and the rich amassed money to be buried in fine coffins and have fancy wakes. Perhaps we're all just more humble these days, more relaxed about who we are as a species. Either way, I'm so glad to be born now; I guess the good news is that your future is amazing.
Everything is different to how it was in your time, how odd we can talk to you through this organic window. If we ignore the material changes, the homes, the way we generate power and such, the biggest shift is in society itself. Of course we are genetically almost identical to you, but you'd never know it from the way we are. We have found a way to be the best we can be, to live honourably and love what we do. Back then you argued over every little thing, "debate" I think you called it. We don't do that anymore, no-one communicates ideas that way. When someone has a different idea, we treat it with respect, try to understand their perspective and never laugh at anything radically different. Sometimes the greatest innovations seem stupid to the masses at first, that's just the way it is.
In your world, our world of old, you were all trying to "win," so of course there were many, including children and the vulnerable, who "lost." We aren't communist, we aren't capitalist, we aren't one religion or another, one nationality or another. We designed new systems that couldn't be abused and were virtuous cycles that improved life rather than caused harm. No money meant no elites, no royalty, no bankers, no financial systems. Our leaders are selected in childhood - they are the ones with the open hearts who naturally help others and shower love on all they meet.
With these natural "angels" as our leaders we are simply decent, honest, trustworthy and kind. We love one another, we respect our Mother Earth and Father in Heaven and that spirituality keeps us whole and healthy. We work for His glory on earth. It is truly our utopia, heaven on earth, but one with technology as tools rather than surveillance and domination through fear as you still have.
Once we were able to leave the planet and travel the galaxy the other interstellar species came to welcome us and teach us intergalactic law. Many of them now have "embassies" on earth...
There came a time when we realized the core of our failings. We were making the wrong choices day after day. Life is a series of choices and what we do is shaped by our focus, our outlook on life. Most of us knew we wanted happiness and love, but all around us were misleading messages. "To be loved and happy you need to achieve commercial notions of beauty, be rich and attain power." They were so wrong. To achieve happiness and love you simply make them your focus. All you need to be happy is a comfortable life with your family and friends: food, shelter, health care, a positive focus for work and enough free time to relax. The rest is highly damaging. It's no wonder we all felt so confused back then; when we achieved what society told us we wanted the result was more emptiness - a hunger for more instead of satisfaction - addiction instead of health.
It's hard to believe that once we consumed the land with our homes, so much that nature had nowhere to thrive. Now our homes float in the ocean; they are so much bigger than those our ancestors built as towers. We have underwater cities too. People still live up top, where the farms are and the hydroponic stations. The only towers are those of the growing fruits and vegetables, each of them moving like an old ferris wheel, from planting to harvest in one cycle. I'm going up there when I'm twelve to learn how to care for our plants. They say the animals roam around the land in herds and birds fill the sky with music.
In my dream I saw a building grow into the sky, many strands of steel and glass like the stems of a wild plant, organic in shape, coming together and parting. It was a vertical city. Standing underneath and looking left and right, with only soil beneath my feet, it was at least three football stadiums wide and went up as far as the eye could see. All around was nature, just nature... and it was beautiful.