A fictional representation of a possible, admittedly dark, horrifying and monstrous future... ...a parallel world - not too far from ours.
“In biogeography and paleontology, a relict is a population or taxon of organisms that was more widespread or more diverse in the past. A relictual population is a population currently inhabiting a restricted area whose range was far wider during a previous geologic epoch.” (Wikipedia)
What would a parallel world look like if humans were already extinct due to climate change, geopolitical conflicts, social inequity and environmental degradation, failing international collaboration?
In our hypothetical scenario this could lead to a vastly different world, which would be marked by significant changes. Initially still vandalized and wrecked by human civilization nature could reclaim urban areas, biodiversity may flourish or could move in a completely different direction, while isolated human artifacts might remain, serving as curious remnants of a bygone era. Archaeological records of human history could be later pieced together by any intelligent species that evolve in the future.
Images generated by a diverse combination of different AI tools, as Midjourney, Dall-e, Photoshop generative fill, Luminar AI.
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