Tripsville

Submitter: Anonymous
Description: An alternate Earth in which an experimental "Hyper LSD" caused the whole world to start "tripping," but somehow the psychic backlash prevented the mass death that would have normally resulted. However, three-quarters of the world's population vanished mysteriously. Now, the old order having broken down, people maintain life as best they can as they cautiously try to re-establish contact with the rest of the world. But each enclave has come up with a different bizarre way to run things (lottery elections, singing contests to allocate resources, etc.) and everyone gets the sense that reality is a little out of step. Nobody can quite trust their neighbors, at least at first, and nobody *But Nobody* can figure out where the advanced technology came from!

Cultural Organization

Biologically driven social structures, etc. "I am a citizen of the Northeastern Regurgitation Cycle"
Other

Social Conditions

The society is reestablishing collapsed social structures and rediscovering lost knowledge. Ex: High Middle Ages, post-WWII Europe
Recovery

Tech Level

Faster-than-light star travel, sentient computers, mature genetic engineering, nanotechology, longevity, particle-beam blaster, cold fusion, panimmunity, brain-tapes, complex implants, suspended animation, automedic; similar to Babylon 5 or Star Trek's Enterprise era
Starfaring (TL 9)

Cars, airplanes, radio, ocean liners, submarines, battleships, tanks, machine-guns, fighter aircraft, fission bomb, flak jacket, hydroelectric power, alternating current electricity, major surgery, antibiotics
Coexisting with: World War I / II (TL 6)

Narrative Emphasis

Secrets, infiltration, covert manipulation of others
Espionage

Reality Style

Confused characters in illogical conditions
Surreal

Goodies

No Goodies were generated.


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