I am working on an original fiction piece and I would like your help.
As many scientists agree that we are over due for an-other pandemic
( hence all the nervousness over SARS , Bird Flu , West Nile, et
cetera) I am working on a story about what might happen in the
aftermath of such a disaster .
In a world where more than half the global population was killed by
a pandemic and every family lost some-one they knew what kind of
emotional scars could you see in the survivors and what
reprocussions could that have for the social and cultural structure ?
1] Tens of thousands of people try to get away from the epidemic by
placing themselves in suspended animation . Now in the time of this
story more than four generations later most of them are still frozen
because of the absolute terror that they might be carriers of the
2] The only reason that there were any survivors at all is because
of a breakthrough in genetic engineering that let people bolster
their immune systems hence as ~science saved us~ genetic
engineering and other research venues are given great leeway [
perhaps too much leeway]
3] Even though the race survived the pandemic many of the survivors
were rendered sterile hence fears arose about the ~survival of the
species~ leading to the laws against cloning being repealed
4] Because of fears of the "NEXT PLAGUE" scientists and this society
begin a program to "exercise" peoples immune systems by constantly
developing new strains of the flu and the common cold. (I have one
character , a cryogenic sleeper who has woken up into this world ,
exclaim " You mean in the future not only has science NOT cured the
common cold but they are actually making it Worse!?")
These are a few ideas that I plan on using but I would like to flesh
out this world a little more and show that this is an ALIEN world
even though it is the Earth of the future so I am asking for any
ideas that you might come up with. What do you think might happen in
the aftermath of such an event ? How would ethics and morals of such
a society be shaped or be different from what people of today would
think in terms of?
Any ideas please send to scifiwontoothr33 at yahoo dot com with the
topic line "colony thoughts" .
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