However by the middle of the century genetically-modified organisms were everywhere: from tundra to rainforests. In response to the intervention Flora struck back to survive. Gigantic weed-trees and tiny bugs flooded forests and fields of the Earth.
People also suffered from the genetic chaos. Numerous epidemics spread over the planet, some of them were artificially induced.
That was when World War IV broke out to become the fastest and most devastating war of all.
The second half of the century saw demoralized population that was cut by a third because every other child was born with significant genetic deviations. Having lost their last bit of hope, people ran to airproof cities to cover from the aggressive environment.
And now, two hundred years later, few people who managed to survive are fighting every day to stay alive. On the one hand, there are city states that are constantly fighting against each other, on the other hand – mutant nomads wandering about destroyed cities and dangerous forests. People are surviving off of a few highly-secured automated farms growing “clean” food. Inevitable technological setback forced people to fight for remaining technologies and for serviceability of management systems left by their anсestors. Only twelve underground cities out of hundreds erected in the past still exist.
And nobody knows how many of them, if any, will be there tomorrow.
A fragment from the President’s address to group 1 (sector 33, dome 7).
Living People! There are very few of us and we’re getting fewer day by day. The nature is pressing us, the Monsters are hunting us. Our enemies from neighboring domes try to get hold of our farms every day. The way things are going, there will be no Living People in 20 years. That is what the scientists say. And I believe them! What about you? I’m sure you do.
But don’t get into despair! Things are not hopeless. The recent expedition found the records of Dr. Pavlov written during the years of the End. The documents contain data on the Circuli vitae project. This can save the Earth! All project materials and an access smart card are stored on the orbit satellites of the Potato corporation. The key to the real life is there. The key to our salvation!
Living People! Your group must at all costs access Circuli Vitae. Reach these bloody satellites! Win the Earth’s life back. You are our last hope! You are the hope of all Living People!
Be careful, I beg you! Our enemies are aware of Circuli Vitae and are desperately striving for it. We must be the first to obtain it! We must be the first to launch it! Who knows what the others can do with this power, the power that was subdued by Dr. Pavlov two hundred years ago.