World of ABW
CE45 (Cosmic Explosion)
On 06/27/2045, the cataclysmic event on constellation Carina caused colossal solar flares weakening Earth's atmospheric pressure, evaporating oceans and transforming major continents into inhabitable deserts and wastelands.
Basic: A common language integrated from several languages into one simpler version adopted by Earth citizens.
Gender Neutral Pronoun: Ze (He/She); zir (him/her); Zir (His/Her); zirs (his/hers);
Holosphere/spheres: Hologram projections of information displayed in either 3D mode, a swirling cone-shaped above any surface or in 2D mode, on a flat surface.
Infocast: Used by corporations to spread information about upcoming events and a reminder for citizens to consume their products or utilize their services.
Personal comms: Communication devices embedded usually on the right side of a human body from ear down to the wrist. The cone-shaped holosphere could be projected above their palms or on to a surface away from their bodies.
Bio-meats: Delicacies made of composite proteins grown and preserved in a controlled environment.
Bourvilla combi: A cocktail with spicy hot and icy cold combinations made with the essences of flowers mainly from bougainvilleas.
Colchicine poison: Poisons extracted from autumn crocuses.
MBa - Moric (M) + Balsium (Ba): The drug given to all prisoners before the start of REM program.
Verkies: Dried vegetable protein jerkies.
Circular Habitats: Resilient housing capable of withstanding the blistering hot weather during the day and extreme cold temperature at night. Built for middle-class communities around the suburbs in the Arctic regions.
Polestars: Massive dome-shaped shelters with controlled environment providing all types of recreational activities. The largest polestar is built over the Capital of Arctic City.
Spaceports: Underground terminals for Orbit to surface (OTS) shuttles and stations for arctrains connecting to major cities in both the Arctic regions and the continent of Antarctica.
Universal Sentient Rights
The pledge to -- love all beings, reject all forms of violence and practice compassion for peace and happiness for all -- was signed on MLK Day.
Arctrains: Surface trains levitating above lines of electromagnetic fields, which was created after the cosmic explosion of 2045, and capable of traveling at supersonic speed across deserts and flatlands. Each of its carriage could detach and go to different locations based on their capacity. Passengers must choose the right carriage for their destinations before boarding.
Elevator Pods: Similar to seat-capsules except with limited seating usually four passengers traveling inside clear tunnels from moonbases to OTM stations.
IUV (Intelligent Utility Vehicles): Vehicles connected to personal comms and capable of accessing the driver’s thoughts.
Orbiting Substations: Stations orbiting planet Earth with large manufacturing facilities as well as terminals for transits, shuttles and starships.
Orbit to Moon (OTM) Shuttles: Mainly shuttles for corporations and their employees from orbiting sub-stations to moonbases.
Orbit to Surface (OTS) Shuttles: Shuttles for corporations or the public traveling to and from orbiting sub-stations to Earth spaceports.
Seat-capsules: Inflight pod-like clear capsules on OTM or OTS shuttles with either one, two or three seaters. Passengers boarded their capsules at the gate of their shuttles. The upright seating capsules would revert to horizontal position and hover to a shared section. Passengers would be allowed to return to a seating position after a certain time in-flight, linger around the shared lobby area and view the landscape through the shuttle’s clear windows.
Starships: Massive transporters use to relocate major populations to a new planet.
Transits: Short distance vehicles from terminals to worker habitats traveling through clear tunnels attached to the exterior and interior of orbiting substations, moonbases and surface factories.
Transporters: Small, medium or large transporters use on Earth.
RISZ (Race Inside Safe Zones): Speed racing inside protected boundaries.
ROSZ (Race Outside Safe Zones): Speed racing outside protected boundaries over rough desert and jagged terrains.
Every year on August 28, the citizens of the world honor one of the greatest men, Dr. Martin Luther King. The acronym of his name turned into – Mercy, Love and Kindness – to extend his spirit of goodness throughout the world.
Adhesion Release Safety (ARS): A safety seat belt using suction to hold or release a person from their vehicles or in med-chambers. UE officers use ARS to cuff accusers by activating the embedded comm on one wrist to latch with the other wrist.
Cydroids (Models K-11 to K-19): Sociable and human-like androids.
Glamour Salons: Spas providing the basic needs of fashionable essentials like clothes, shoes, haircuts to color changes for skin, hair or eyes.
GRACEN (Genetic Remapping of Analytical, Cerebral and Emotional Neurons): The programmer that assigned, deconstructed and replaced the memories inside the REM program.
H-AI (Home Artificial Intelligence): Stand-alone home security not linked to the UE network and utilized by the wealthy.
Med-chambers: Circular chambers half-filled with therapeutic liquid for medical treatments, restorative healing and virtual reality simulations.
Microbiolattice: A featherweight, flexible and collapsible microstructure.
Olganium: A blend of Helium-3, Spazine and Zenium – the energy used by all equipment on the planet, including cydroids.
Oxy-Masks: Laser-thin masks over facial features to absorb and cleanse toxic atmosphere back into breathable air.
Planetary Shield: Man-made synthetic environmental shield above planet Earth to protect it against the harsh radiation after CE45.
REM (Rehabilitation Enhancement Matrix): A rehab program for prisoners to erase and replace their childhood memories turning them into socially adept individuals.
Simulated Masks: Similar to oxy-masks but capable of disguising facial features.
Sleep Pods: Sleeping quarters at spaceports, arctrain terminals and orbiting substations.
The CUBE: Cleans, sanitizes and protects using cold steam, air dry and gel coating.