A piece of micro fiction about a near future where humanity no longer trusts itself.
We elected an AI for President. Crazy, maybe. Now in his seventh term, President VIC-8 has agreed to annex the rest of South America.
As a global nation, we have hope again. The Gene Editing Act of 2040 was the key turning point. Every child born is more amazing than the last, and this generation is easily the pinnacle.
Generation V. They will be humanity’s envoy to the stars. Earth is being consumed for the necessary engineering materials.
President VIC-8 has proven to be very wise. Launching the deplorables into the sun did seem excessive, though. Goodbyes are sad.