Sunday, 2033 December 21 > Overview
The world is a mess. The world is as angry as it gets. The 2020s was known as the biggest, most awful, most despair-inducing interval in modern history and with good reason, but that doesn't mean that the 2030s will be a continuation. For among the crises ravaging humanity, exist a movement aiming to stop our accelerating march to the spiral of chaos and steer civilization into a better, far more desirable state.
Ask 10 people, and you will get 10 different answers on what Resilient Acceleration actually is. Some say that we are a coalition of pro-business political parties in pursuit of a global tech-based dictatorship. Other claims that we're but a gang of tech and green energy corporations, aiming to drastically increase profits through world domination. Others say that we are the light of progress, a place where almost all the world's brightest minds chose to affiliate with.
In truth, we are a reaction, a proactive reaction to the failures of the world.
Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse
World, circa 2033
Timeline of the Biggest, Most Awful, Most Despair-Inducing Interval in Modern History
Accelerating Resilience: Our Place in This
The world has gone crazy, but there ought to be a cause. Was it Warren? Facebook? Islam? The culprits are far more simple—and at the same time, far more complex.
The deliberate end of American hegemony has led to a disastrous power vacuum, an enormous reduction of global trade, and an explosion of conflicts. These conflicts (among other things) contributed significantly to the total collapse of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and multitides of other Middle Eastern and African states, while also increased hostility in South and Southeast Asia, leading to the collapse of various trade routes.
Following the end of World War II, the United States pretty much built the new world order from scratch. The reason is strictly political, not economical: to contain communism. In essence, America used its dominant economic power to bribe almost every single available country on the planet into joining their side, whether directly, such as the Marshall plan; semi-directly, such as funding dictators through CIA operations; or indirectly, such as by opening US markets or policing the world's oceans with its unquestioned naval supremacy, for free, for everyone—the reason why modern global trade can exist at all.
Following the collapse of communism in 1991, this policy was put into question as jobs and capital flew out, turning swathes of the US into barren deindustrialized wastelands. Foreign powers, most notably China, have exploited this status quo to bloom and challenge the US as the unquestioned superpower. At the same time, overextension and foreign entanglement have alienated both the American public and elites of the status of "world superpower." Simply, the pre-2020s global status quo is no longer profitable.
America is self-sufficient. Its geopolitical position is strong, its demographic structure and its domestic market are sound, and it is energy-independent. Except for Canada, Mexico, and the UK, she does not need the rest of the world. As automation kicks in, it becomes cheaper to set up industries in North America due to far more rigid supply chains and proximity to the end market, resulting in a mass gradual exodus of industrial sectors out of Southeast Asia, India, and China. More importantly, both fracking and green energy has made US energy supply completely independent from Middle Eastern reserves. Consequently, America has less and less military and political interests in said places.
As the 2020s roll, as President Donald TRUMP authorized the 2022 de facto withdrawal from NATO and other defense agreements, as President Elizabeth WARREN's massive defense cuts ended the US's status as "world police", and as the libertarian-minded President Rand PAUL's extreme austerity measures slammed the US into full-blown isolationism, the rest of the world found the Leviathan replaced by far more aggressive, far more neo-colonialist, yet weaker powers of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Russia, China, France, Germany, and Japan squabbling for control. A multipolar world order—a global anarchy.
The violent total implosion of the foundational financial system upon which all modern global governments, central banks, finance, business, and institutions relied upon has triggered the largest worldwide economic crash within the last 300 years. Impacts included the disintegration of the Eurozone, the implosion of Chinese corporate debt and financial system, the mass bankruptcy of hundreds of large financial institutions, and worldwide depression and political upheaval for more than 7 years as tax revenue tanked and the welfare state runs out of cash.
In the crux of the crash is a novel concept called the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). It, like many financial policies, is a magic trick—the largest magic trick ever seen in modern history. In a nutshell, MMT is a method for global powers to create, from the air, as much money and wealth as possible without causing hyperinflation, as "the state cannot go broke or be insolvent unless a political decision to do so is taken". In theory, at least. Simply, debt is just money the government put into the economy and didn't tax back. The most well-known example of this is Japan, where her 250% national debt actually failed to increase inflation for decades.
This throws the very concept of deficits and fiscal discipline out of the window, as nations with a strong currency can –and is encouraged to– basically borrow and spend as much as they want to with literally no repercussion whatsoever. Examples of this would be America's $3.5 trillion COVID relief, the $40 trillion/decade Medicare-for-all, and the $93 trillion Green New Deal scheme which includes within it a job guarantee program with a living wage—all paid by printing money. The only limit the government has when it comes to spending is the availability of real resources, like workers or construction supplies. The solution is taxes and bond-selling, not as a source of income, but purely as a way to drain excess cash from society.
Ultimately, this magic trick of endless free money was not sustainable, and certainly not with such a large spending spree within a short period of time. The experiment crashed. Hard. On one hand, the almost entirely government-managed gigantic spending within a very short period of time created one if not the largest misallocation and market distortion in history, far larger than the housing manipulations of 2008. More importantly, investors refused to buy US bonds, and governments' attempt to extract too much from seigniorage resulted in an infinite upward spiral of hyperinflation. Then the theory's prescripted reaction, which is to increase taxes on everyone to drain the oversupply and control inflation, came. Instead of recovery, the taxes obliterated businesses already struggling due to the recession, generated the worst capital flight in modern history, and burst the Tech Bubble. This, combined with the WARREN administration's outright refusal to save the collapsing tech and banking industry through bail out, spiralled the whole planet down the most dramatic economic crash since the South Sea Bubble of 1720 as the accumulation of decades of shoddy global banking models and ballooning debt finally found the perfect opportunity to jointly implode, decimating the savings and ruining the assets of billions of people.
Thus begin the Monetary Revolution: the worldwide replacement of government-issued fiat currency (dollar, euro, renminbi, yen, pound) with non-government, anarchic cryptocurrencies as public and business trust in fiat currency collapsed. The transition, however, was utter chaos of predatory speculation and multiple planet-wide bubble bursts, combined with the collapse of every single blockchain-based system not based on quantum computing. The 2026 Chinese Invasion of Taiwan, which almost resulted in World War III, also denied the emergence of a new universal agreement between nations akin to the Bretton Woods system, as international cooperation disappeared. As the libertarian-minded 47th US president Rand PAUL embraced the collapse of governments' strong grip over taxes and the economy, the new era is now dominated by full-blown daily competition of currencies: old fiat issued by central banks desperately trying to maintain relevance, crypto corporations, and community-generated exchange systems. As of 2033, this is still the case even though the member-states of the New Community are coming together to jointly sanction a more stable, uniform "cryptodollar" (c$), still with no central authority to regulate it, to try to set a global standard.
Permanent loss of productivity, skyrocketing pension and healthcare spending, ballooning national debt, and dramatic shrinking of domestic markets have completely obliterated the economic prospects of two continents.
Age demographics is the single largest factor driving global geopolitics within the last 80 years, even more so than nuclear weapons. It largely determined the economic models and priorities of any nation: pyramid means pre-industrial agriculture ripe for industrialization, flat means advance to developed service economy ASAP. And then came the final model, a giant sucking sound draining our wallet: the numeric exoplosion of the senile, retired elders. They are old, sick, dying, medically expensive, generate near zero benefit for civilization, cost us around c$100tn/decade to feed and maintain, burden the environment, and there's 1.09 billion of them. They also committed the most gruesome acts of intergenerational injustice: for eight decades, they have amassed an untold amount of prosperity by exploiting the environment, leaving the new generation with peanuts while failing completely in halting the march of the climate crisis.
Not to mention that they hog all the political powers in the world and stick together in a gigantic, outdated-minded voting bloc.
And then, they retire. 1.09 billion people transitioned into a life akin to disgusting flesh parasite, completely dependent on their host –us– for survival. While productivity and the domestic market shrunk, state pension and healthcare spending ballooned into the single largest expenditure of the modern world. This is because unlike normal destitute citizens, the cost of keeping an elderly alive is orders of magnitudes higher since sickness risks is exponentially proportional to aging. As the planet sees more grandfathers than grandchildren, the effect is nothing short of a disaster, resulting in the a potentially permanent economic stagnation or collapse of no less than two continents. This is especially dire since a dramatic shrinking of domestic market means that recovery from the Modern Monetary Collapse becomes way harder if not permanently impossible. A catastrophic situation to be in as the alternative —international trade— are also collapsing due to US isolationism.
Simply by staying alive, they cripple our national finances, rob productive citizens of their wealth, and further unnecessarily strain the environment.
Technological advancements already rendered 1 in 3 people in the workforce permanently irrelevant, resulting in billions of permanent unemployment, poverty, homelessness, lawlessness, and the implosion of the modern welfare state. This figure is growing.
Automations of the past are largely mechanical. They went after our muscular skils: farming, manufacturing, physical accounting, while unlocking our greatest asset –the brain– to be used to its maximum potential. In theory, at least. In reality, instead of fully promoting innovation-based sectors, mass job losses in pre-2000s manufacturing due to automation has pushed many workers to low-end jobs such as retail, logistics, and Uber.
Today is different. Automation, primarily led by artificial intelligence, are going after our cognitive skills. At the same time, the rate at which this is happening is only accelerating, especially after the global adoption of quantum computing—increasing the global computing power by a factor of 100 quadrillion as of 2030, as machine learning now solve tasks –that will take classical computers a trillion years to solve– in a matter of seconds. Both of this issue has never happened before. No matter how hard the "useless class" work to improve themselves, technological advancements are simply too fast to compete against. First, they eat up low-skill jobs on the bottom (and sure enough, almost all aforementioned low-end jobs has been decimated by 2030, generating an unemployment of 31% in America alone) before moving to the top. At the same time, the shift from labor to innovation has significantly increased the required skill set and education threshold, something the bottom 30% of the IQ bell curve have failed catastrophically to do. As technology advances, this figure will grow into around 60% of the population before 2050.
While not as expensive and parasitic as the elders to maintain, the sheer size of the irrelevant class –too useless to even exploit under capitalism anymore– still bring about a multitude of potentially cataclysmic problems. Simply by existing, these now-irrelevant 1 billion people (whose numbers are set to double in 20 years), plus their family which adds an additional 2 billion, has generated an enormous amount of mass unemployment, crime, drug abuse, pauperism, political instability, homelessness, and fiscal inefficiency.
Runoff climate change will increase global temperature by 13°C and reduce Earth's carrying capacity to 1 billion, killing 90-95% of humanity by 2100.
Overpopulated humanity becoming more prosperous is a problem: it drives overconsumption. Short-term interests prevailed over environmental sustainability, resulting in disasters such as mass rainforest loss, global phosphorus shortage, and most importantly in this case is an unbridled resource extraction and greenhouse gas emissions. The pathetic failure of the past generations to address this has left us with a dire existential crisis. Today, extreme climate is the number one cause of geopolitical instability and conflict. Combined with lethal heat waves and water crisis, it has now generated a mass refugee crisis of 40 million, causing the near-disintegration of the EU when combined with the aging and unemployment crisis. This number is set to increase to 1.2 billion refugees before 2050, an increase by a factor of 30.
However, a far larger threat is the reversal of the carbon cycle after we cross a certain threshold. The collapse of the permafrost and rainforest ecosystem, reduction of sunlight reflection due to melting ice, oceanic methane releases, and stratospheric cloud loss are all caused by global warming and causes even more global warming—an apocalyptic positive loop that ends with a 13°C temperature increase. The medium-long term effects of hothouse Earth will be the total annihilation of almost all the world's industrial, financial, and urban population centers due to rising sea level of 60m, destroying 100% of Earth's shipping infrastructures and supply lines, resulting in planet-wide economic collapse and famine in the short term. It will also cause the reduction of Earth's tropical belt –where 40% of the world population lives– into barren, inhospitable, boiling wastelands with near-zero food production capacity; near-universal mass deaths on the global marine ecosystem; a flood of billions of climate refugees into North America and Europe that will outnumber the original population by 6:1; incalculable costs that will overwhelm national budgets; a total collapse of global food production, and a breakdown of politics and law enforcement. The result is an end of civilization in general as 15 billion out of 16 billion humans are killed by food shortage, water shortage, cannibalism, disease, disasters, and post-apocalyptic lawlessness within a very short interval of time, rendering megacities uninhabitable due to the stench of endless rotten dead bodies.
All of this climate-induced chaos will obliterate the global order, sow discord, and exacerbate hostility and isolationism between nations. This will end human civilization's political capacity to jointly tackle the climate crisis, at the same time exponentially increase the risk for the three other largest threats to our civilization: pandemic, nuclear war, and AI takeover due to an AI arms race.
Mars landing. Killer drone swarms. AI-based ctOS mass surveillance. Hyperconnected smart glasses. Joblessness. Widespread stem cell therapy. Pandemic. In its most basic form, Resilient Acceleration is formed as a reaction to the unprecedented upheaval the world faced within such a short period of time.
China is a paper tiger: isolated and stagnating. Despite being the largest economy in the world, the retraction of US hegemony combined with China's inability to project military power in America's place has generated significant chaos in the Middle East and Africa, compromising her carefully crafted Belt and Road and its relevant international chain of "tributaries". At the same time, the 2026 Invasion of Taiwan and its brutal quagmire of insurgency has destroyed her international reputation and trade relationships, resulting in the significant reduction of global trade as countries under the New Community band together to create a China-free global economy. The Great Decoupling of the early-2020s, in particular, has torpedoed the Made In China 2025 vision, robbing her of the few precious time she had before the aging crisis hits.
Today, China is deep inside a dire demographic crisis, a shadow of the One-Child Policy. With a calamitous debt spiral after decades of unsustainable growth model obliterating prospects, with its capital reserves and domestic market shrinking due to aging population, and without anywhere to expand its export market, Chinese is now stuck at a near-zero growth for the foreseeable future. At the same time, her energy supply (80% of which are imported from overseas) and agricultural capacity (which uses five times the fertilizer and pesticide than the global average, most of which are imported) have crashed under international isolation and supply chain disintegration, not to mention the current global phosporus shortage. As widespread unemployment; food, power, and water shortages; and public unrest becomes a daily occurrence, the result is a horrific tech-based neo-Maoist totalitarianism, further deteriorating the economy as capital flight attempts due to appalling business security spiked.
China continues to be an active global player, desperately trying to sustain its grip in the imploding Middle East and Africa as its deep investment funds are rapidly drying. Yet further erosion of check and balances under the autocratic, out-of-touch, 80-years old president XI Jinping have made it a far more aggressive –and reckless– great power, with some describing her as the "world's largest rogue state."
India, the world's third-largest economy, is a country divided. On the north is an overpopulated, underdeveloped blob of pre-industrial demographics, rampant joblessness, and a degrading environment. On the south is a land more like Germany with quality educational institutions, high tech industries, and an aging population.
The last two decades have seen a rapid buildup of Indian economy, infrastructure, and military capacity under a dominating BJP government, including increased naval presence aimed at strangling Chinese supply lines in the Indian ocean, but problems persist. Namely, her shrinking manufacturing sector due to US retraction and automation has caused both stagnating growth and mass joblessness far more catastrophic than those found in Western nations. Despite the continued growth of her high-tech industry, 80% of the Indian population still rely on the informal economy, causing sky-high inequality with dire political consequences. BJP's increasingly hardline Hindutva nationalism to counter this, while able to keep the populace in check, also resulted in a rise of violent sectarian tensions and terror outbreaks.
Annual heat waves, extreme climate, and overconsumption also put severe pressure on South Asia's freshwater supply, causing regular shortages in almost all of India's densely populated megacities and rural areas, killing millions annually. Another cause is China's damming of Tibetan rivers going to India, which responded by damming out rivers in the unstable Kashmir and Punjab to compensate for the loss. India is also trying to bypass this problem by constructing the world's largest chain of desalination infrastructure all across the coasts.
Pakistan's Indus River, which provides most of the country's fresh water, are being dried out by both climate change and India's dams in the Kashmir, Punjab, and Sindh regions. As a result, combined with historic adversity, the two nuclear power are currently locked in a state of perpetual hostility, terror-sponsoring, and intense cyberwarfare. Pakistan's only "ally" is China, who see Pakistan as more of a future puppet state and whose dams in Tibet also contribute to the Pakistan's national water crisis. Through the Belt and Road, China is building a massive China-controlled trade route from Xinjiang to the Persian Gulf that will bypass the New Community-controlled Malacca chokepoint.
So far, however, China has failed to deliver a US-level regional security presence due to her far smaller military projection capacity, not to mention the Taiwan crisis and the rapidly declining supply of Chinese investment funds due to economic stagnation. The result has been an outbreak of Pakistani political instability, mass unrest, domestic terrorism, and armed separatism from the Balochi and Pashtun areas. The Balochi war for independence, in particular, is critical as the region houses Gwadar, the single most important shipping port in the Belt and Road that connects China to Africa and the Middle East.
Bangladesh and the Maldives, numbering 200 million people in total, are facing a far larger existential threat due to climate change. Low elevation, high population density, and inadequate infrastructure mean that 1 in 6 Bangladeshi will be permanently displaced before 2050 while their industrial, political, and agricultural capacity collapses under regular, biblical-level sea floodings. By 2100, both countries will already long ceased to exist as 100% of their territory drowns, displacing 100% of their people.
Japan, the eternally stagnating archipelago, is better positioned than many would otherwise think and has seen a rapid resurgence. Her long history of an aging population, unlike other powers, has led it to pursue industrial self-sufficiency through automation, becoming one of the models of an aging society—at least until aging reversal technology becomes widespread soon. Following the scrapping of Article 9, Japan also now possesses the second-largest navy in the world, far more capable of power projection than China, making her the natural inheritor of the US's role in maritime Asia-Pacific. Japan's excellent and untarnished relations with both Southeast Asia and India, unlike China, has also made it a far more desirable provider of capital and investment of the region.
South Korea has by and large taken a similar policy to Japan, though without any naval capacity to speak of. Its geopolitical attention has been focused on her neighbor North Korea, which has degraded into a failed state rife with political violence, warlordism, state-aligned crime syndicates, famine, and disease following the death of KIM Jong-Un in 2024. As five million refugees flood the northern and southern borders of the hermit kingdom, the primary focus of both Chinese and South Korean intervention has been to try to stabilize the situation and keep illicit goods, ranging from opium to nuclear warheads, out of the international black market. In particular, the accidental release of an engineered SARS supervirus from the North Korean bioweapon arsenal has ravaged the world and infected 10 million people, showing the precariousness of the situation.
Southeast Asia is a region divided. Following a transition from commodity exports into an industry and service-led economy through infrastructure and education buildups, they have benefitted from a large domestic market and growth due to its demographic bonus. However, automation and US retraction have similarly brought about stagnation that threatens the continuity of the region's development, plagued by increasing radical Islamism and active separatism that pushes governments towards militarism and authoritarianism.
In general, ASEAN has seen a gradual disintegration that pits the debt-dependent "Team Beijing" against the primarily maritime "Team Tokyo-Washington" threatened by Chinese encroachment. The South China Sea and its adjacent Malacca strait, where 80% of China's energy supply and most of agricultural supply passes through, has become a critical geopolitical battleground following the expansion of the anti-China "Quad" into the Asia-Pacific Treaty Organization (APTO). In particular, Tokyo has replaced the US's role as the region's prime maritime security guarantor and leader, and the excellent economic and political relationship between Japan and both camps of ASEAN has brought them tremendous mutual growth. Climate change and environmental degradation have also become a dire issue, threatening the region's jam-packed population centers with floods and extreme weather that froze economic activity and costs an incalculable, increasingly unsustainable amount of business and infrastructure damages.
Australia (the rest of Oceania)
The rest of the Middle East
Southern and Eastern Europe
Mexico and Canada
Other Latin American states
Maghreb and Sahelian states
Central African states
The Coronavirus Pandemic begins.
The Pandemic Recession begins due to quarantine policies. The world will not recover before 2023.
Suspected death of KIM Jong Un.
Tension between India, Pakistan, and China over the Kashmir region.
A 270-270 electoral college tie in the US presidential election forced a contingent election. Lawsuits delayed the process significantly.
The Capitol Crisis, which resulted in the death of two congresspersons, led to the second impeachment of President Donald TRUMP.
Tech magnate Elon MUSK becomes the richest person on the planet.
Nancy PELOSI becomes acting US president, due to the failure to elect a new presidential pair before January 21st.
Contigent elections elected Donald TRUMP and Kamala HARRIS as president and vice president respectively. Political gridlock.
War breaks out between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam.
US-UK Free Trade Agreement is ratified.
President TRUMP announced the US's de facto withdrawal from NATO in the single largest geopolitical move of the last 70 years.
EU announces the creation of a "European Army" with a long-term goal of military independence from the US.
India becomes the most populous country on Earth.
The Great Decoupling against China becomes an official US foreign policy.
Turkish invasion of Iraq to combat renewed Kurdish mobilization.
Ceasefire between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Egyptian water crisis continues.
Failed far-right military coup attempt in Brazil against newly elected president Sergio Moro.
The US and Europe recover from the Pandemic Recession.
Third impeachment of President Donald TRUMP due to collusion and foreign interference allegations surrounding US withdrawal from NATO.
Repeal of Section 230. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, NationStates, and basically the entire model of free blogging, video sharing, online forums, and free commenting collapses, "ending the internet as we know it."
Elizabeth WARREN elected US President, beating Donald TRUMP JR. Rapid increase of political violence.
The War on Tech begins as regulators actively crackdown on anti-trust and privacy breaches.
Failed military uprising against Recep ERDOGAN. Turkey becomes a dictatorship.
Second Egyptian political crisis.
America fully rejoins NATO again, but the long-term damage to the Atlantic alliance is already done.
Tension between the US against both India and China, following WARREN's pro-human rights policy around Kashmir, Hongkong, and Xinjiang.
North Korea spirals into a failed state following the death of KIM Jong Un. As Pyongyang struggled to maintain control amid famines and infighting, four million refugees flood the northern Chinese border. Chinese intervention in North Korea begins.
Tech Bubble bursts. Facebook filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The combination of WARREN's anti-business administration, extreme tax policies, and panic during the Tech Bubble burst led to mass corporate and capital exodus out of America while business growth collapses. The 2025 Recession begins just two years after the pandemic recession recovery.
The Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) imploded, crushing multitudes of nations under debt spirals and economic crash.
Central Asian Spring due to mass youth unemployment, oppression, water shortage, and extreme climate ends in bloodshed and failed states. Russian intervention in Kazakhstan begins.
Tension between Russia and China due to Central Asian conflicts.
Rise of ICO, a new fundamentalist terror group in Syria.
"Luddite" trucker riots against automated trucks, causing significant disruption to US supply chains.
Mass protests in Pakistan following extreme water shortage and poor agriculture results. Terror attack by Balochi separatists throughout Belt and Road infrastructure network in Balochistan.
Section 230 is reinstated in a panic attempt to halt the dramatic fall of the US tech sector.
Germany enters mass retirement. Near zero to negative economic growth for Europe in perpetuity leads to civil discontent.
European Army project in disarray id resurgence of far-right parties.
Italy exits the Eurozone.
Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Bogged down momentum and strong resistance led to mass bombing campaign and brutal military occupation with hundreds of thousands of casualties. Loss of Chinese checks and balances under President XI Jinping's autocratic decision-making system, blamed for producing major miscalculations, came under fire.
President WARREN was criticized for "letting Taiwan become America's Suez" due to her unwillingness to militarily intervene, due to her previous grand defense cuts that weakened US positions in the Pacific.
Japan, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, Dwipantara, Philippines, and Malaysia signed the Asia-Pacific Treaty Organisation. Mass military buildup begins with Japan asserting herself as a de-facto leader due to her naval superiority.
United Nations ceased to be functional due to US-Chinese hostility.
South China Sea becomes heavily militarized as APTO, EU, and the US coordinate joint sanctions and embargo against China. Sino-ASEAN relations at an all-time low. Prolonged power shutdowns, food shortages, and unrest across mainland China due to energy supply reduction.
The world enters economic depression.
Republican midterm sweep amid increased political violence. Democrat's Medicare-for-all and Green New Deal crumbled.
Ikhwanul Muslimin overthrew the Egyptian military government with Turkish backing. The 2026 Egyptian civil war, Turkish intervention in Egypt, and Israeli intervention in Egypt begin.
Reports of mysterious deaths inside the barely functional North Korea.
Sudden outbreak of a new, purposedly engineered SARS strain in North Korean refugee camps in Liaoning, northeast China. Accidental release of North Korean bioweapon amid domestic chaos is strongly suspected to be the cause, the virus became known as the "KIM supervirus".
KIM supervirus spreads rapidly throughout Asia, Africa, and then the world in the first large-scale case of bioterrorism. Catastrophic humanitarian disaster in China-occupied Taiwan. WHO declared a pandemic emergency.
Shanghai stock exchange bombed by Taiwanese insurgents. Anti-war marches in southern China were crushed.
San Francisco implemented ctOS.
LilDoc's products at the verge of rapid adoption, upending the very concept of healthcare.
Iranian revolution. IRGC military coup against the China-backed joint interim government.
Iranian civil war, Turkish intervention in Iran, Russian intervention in Iran, Chinese intervention in Iran, and Saudi intervention in Iran begins.
Dramatic collapse of oil shipments through the Hormuz strait due to extreme security concerns.
Second European migrant crisis begins.
2027 KIM pandemic ends quickly due to rapid vaccine production technology following years of innovation and breakthroughs using AI and quantum computing.
Mass unemployment protests undermined the 2028 LA Olympics.
Libertarian-minded Rand PAUL elected US president with a mission to reverse almost all of WARREN's left-wing policies within the last four years.
Signing of the Pacific Free Trade Area between Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Japan now equals the US the region's primary security guarantor.
US unemployment at 23%.
Government-sponsored ctOS spread throughout the US and EU, cybersecurity critics ultimately ignored.
Breakthrough in brain-computer interface technology.
Resurgence of opposition parties in India due to extreme inequality and mass joblessness. To counter it, BJP pushes for even more Hindutva nationalism in society.
Mass sectarian riots in northern India, Pakistani involvement suspected. Islamist terror attacks across Gujarat, causing further violence. PM Amit SHAH declared martial law in various states.
Historic Mars landing by joint SpaceX-NASA effort. The popularity of future Resilient Acceleration figures skyrocketed.
Record growth in the US economy following years of malaise. Inequality skyrocketed.
Climate terror group bombed manufacturing plants in northern India.
President PAUL announced a new austerity plan to rein national debt and out-of-control public spending.
Scottish independence following a close referendum.
Biotech billionaire Arka PASCA published "Apotheosis", escalating the rise of ageism and eugenism.
Russian and Saudi oil price war in a failed desperate gambit to control oil prices, currently falling due to decarbonization. Exxon-Mobil, once the world's largest company, collapsed as PAUL refused to enact a bailout.
US unemployment reached 28%.
Winter of Despair. Federal troops quelled anti-austerity riots and lootings in five states. First case of large-scale cyberterrorism.
Resilient Acceleration was formed.
Tech Plot begins. Alphabet, OpenAI, Miraj, LilDoc, Twitter, and Microsoft altered algorithms and developed artificial intelligence networks capable of voter profiling, opinion steering, and hyper-personalized content generation.
"New Democrat" faction sweep in both the primaries and the 2030 midterms. Schism within both parties.
"Anarchy at Riyadh" as King Muhammad BIN SALMAN was assassinated by Islamist fundamentalists amid mass protests, after years of liberalization attempts, dictatorial crackdowns on Wahabbi clerics, and economic malaise due to collapsing oil prices.
The 2031 Arabian civil war and Turkish intervention in Arabia begins.
Algeria is now a failed state.
Second Kashmir standoff as India, Pakistan, and China experienced the largest water shortage crisis in the last 200 years. World war concerns at an all-time high.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India's ruling political party, joins Resilient Acceleration.
Marion MARECHAL-LE PEN elected French president. EU fell into gridlock.
Second Tech Plot begins. The US is now a four-party democracy.
Andrew YANG and his New Democratic party secured the presidency, House, and Senate despite winning only 34% of the vote.
New Islamist discontent in Tatarstan and Caucasus. Gigantic protests against the 81 years old President Vladimir PUTIN following a decade of economic depression ends in bloodshed.
Japan's LDP, South Korea's Democratic Party, Israel's Likud, and Dwipantara's PKB-A joins Resilient Acceleration, forming a global super-party far more unified than 20th-century Cominterns.
War and climate refugees to Europe number 25 million people since 2020. Far-right governments of France and Italy authorized the use of armed navy to "actively seek and kick out migrant boats" from European waters, drawing international criticism.
Lashkar e-Taiba terror group, using the Kashmir conflict as justification, brought down the plane carrying Indian Prime Minister Amit SHAH through a drone swarm attack. Deadly anti-Muslim riots throughout the sub-continent, Indian troops mobilized to stop Hindu extremist "death squads."
India approves mass dam construction projects in Kashmir, Punjab, and Sindh region, projected to further reduce water volume in the Indus river—Pakistan's main water lifeline—by as much as 80%. Pakistan threatens aerial bombardment.
Arka PASCA becomes US Secretary of National Resilience.
UBI is enacted in the United States.
ctOS.v3 is implemented in 24 US population centers.
Nigeria, the largest country in Africa, falls due to failure to transition into a post-oil economy amid declining oil market. The 2033 Nigerian civil conflict begins.
New Community Accord is signed, establishing the US, India, Japan, England, France, South Korea, Israel, Dwipantara, and Vietnam as the "new G7". Brazil, Australia, and Germany are considering joining by 2034.
Resilient Acceleration is a far more effective system of international cooperation. In essence, we are a political party of a global scale. Instead of a union of nations, it is a union of the powers that rules nations—national political parties, corporations, industry associations, mass organizations, religious orders, and scientific communities, united by common interests. We believe that necessary global changes can only be achieved through political action, meaning an international coordination of campaigns and funding to win elections and assemble enough power to drown out those who stood in our opposition.
Since decisions can only be taken after the interests of most members are satisfied, we are very selective at who can join us, and structure our organization along geopolitical lines to minimize conflicts as much as possible. We
Technolibertarianism have failed. For the longest time, innovators have kept themselves outside of politics and vice versa for regulators, but this is simply untenable. The eternal rivalry of governments vs. innovators, both posessing competing interests, has doomed both to failure and stagnation.
Thus, the crises of the last decade has created new paradigm: a synthesis. Resilient Acceleration is founded to be a platform of such synthesis.
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