World of ABW
CE45 (Cosmic Explosion of 2045)
On 06/27/2045, the cosmic explosion on constellation Carina caused colossal solar flares. It led to cataclysmic changes over the already weakened Earth's atmospheric pressure transforming major continents into deserts and wastelands.
Basic: A common language adopted by all citizens on Earth.
Court Consultant: A guide helping the accused to organize a lifetime of vids and convince the world juries to believe their innocence in a trial.
Gender Neutral Pronoun: Ze (He/She); zir (him/her); Zir (His/Her); zirs (his/hers); zirself (himself/herself).
Holosphere/spheres: A hologram-type display in either swirling 3D or in flat 2D.
Infocast: Used by corporations to announce upcoming events and advertise services.
Personal comms: Communication devices embedded inside ears and wrists (usually on the right side) and capable of projecting holospheres.
Bio-meats: Delicacies made of composite proteins grown and preserved in a controlled environment.
Bourvilla combi: Cocktails using a combination of spicy hot and icy cold essences of flowers, mainly bougainvilleas.
Colchicine poison: Poisons extracted from autumn crocuses.
MBa - M (Moric) + Ba (Balsium): The drug given to prisoners in the REM program.
Verkies: Dried vegetable proteins.
Circular Habitats: Resilient housing capable of withstanding extreme heat and cold, usually built for middle-class citizens in the Arctic suburbs.
Polestars: Massive dome-shaped shelters with controlled environment for recreation. The largest polestar covered the capital of Arctic City.
Spaceports: Underground terminals for OTS shuttles and arctrains with temporary housing for both travelers and employees.
UE (Unified Earth) Committee
A committee ran by corporations.
Arctrains: Supersonic trains levitating above lines of electromagnetic fields across deserts and flatlands. Based on capacity, each carriage could detach and proceed to different locations.
Elevator Pods: Pod-like seat-capsules for one to three passengers speeding through clear tunnels to or from work sites and transit vehicles stations.
IUV (Intelligent Utility Vehicles): Vehicles connected to personal comms used by the wealthy citizens.
OTM (Orbit to Moon) Shuttles:
Medium-sized transport with hundreds of separate sections used mainly by corporations and their employees traveling to and from orbiting sub-stations and moon bases.
OTS (Orbit to Surface) Shuttles: Medium-sized transport with separate sections used by the general public traveling to and from orbiting sub-stations and Earth spaceports.
Orbiting Substations: Massive stations orbiting Earth with not only large manufacturing facilities but terminals for transit vehicles, shuttles and starships.
Seat-capsules: Clear pod-like capsules for one to three passengers. Inside the OTM and OTS shuttles, these capsules would hover toward assigned sections. Passengers could leave their capsules, relax in their sections, enjoy the view and return before landing.
Starships: Enormous-sized ships used to search for exo-planets and population migration.
Transit vehicles: Short distance vehicles used on Earth, orbiting substations and moon bases.
Transporters: Long distance vehicles used for travel to and from Antarctica and the Arctic Regions.
UFO (Unidentified Flying Object): Vehicles not registered with the UE.
RISZ (Race Inside Safe Zones): Races inside protected boundaries.
ROSZ (Race Outside Safe Zones): Races outside protected boundaries.
The annual celebration on August 28 whereby the world's citizens gather to affirm their pledge to the Universal Sentient Rights by extending mercy, love and kindness for each other.
ARS (Adhesion Release Safety): A safety suction-like seats to hold and release passengers in vehicles and med-chambers. UE officers used ARS as handcuffs by activating their detainee's personal comm so that their wrists clasped together.
Cydroids: Sociable and human-like androids.
Glamour Salons: Spas providing basic needs from clothes, shoes, haircuts to color changes for skin, hair and eyes.
GRACEN (Genetic Remapping of Analytical, Cerebral and Emotional Neurons): The programmer assigned to deconstruct and replace memories in the REM program.
H-AI (Home Artificial Intelligence): Stand-alone home security used by wealthy citizens, not linked to UE network.
Med-chambers: Circular chambers half-filled with therapeutic liquid used for medical treatments, restorative healing and virtual reality simulations.
Microbiolattice: A featherweight and flexible collapsible microstructure.
Olganium: A blend of Helium-3, Spazine and Zenium - the energy used by most machines, including cydroids.
Oxy-Masks: Laser-thin face masks that cleansed the air from the toxic atmosphere into breathable oxygen.
Planetary Shield: Synthetic shield above Earth to protect the planet against harsh radiation after CE45.
Publicity Vid: A personal video attached to famous personalities to increase their popularity.
REM (Rehabilitation Enhancement Matrix): A rehab program used on prisoners to erase and replace their childhood memories and transformed them into socially adept individuals.
Simulated Masks or Simul-masks: Laser-thin oxy-masks used as a disguise.
Sleep Pods: Sleeping quarters at spaceports, terminals and orbiting substations.
The CUBE: A sanitizer using cold steam, dry heat and gel coating.