No More Heroes. INDIGO®: Funding Evolution.
Concept idea that in the future the world (2112) is over run by the rich and through this the upper-class have been an able to fund their own evolution to gain super human abilities and where vanity has also contributed to super surgery. The poor/the average man, known as regular humans, live in squalor and in fear of the higher species. The ‘Evo Sapiens’ refer to the tribal humans as The Hominini and use them as sport, fun, slaves, workers etc. Humans are attempting to reach sanctuary on the moon where the human population is 2 billion and the higher species just 500,000. Earth population 3 Billion, Higher species and Humans: 1 Billion. In about 2060 War between the American Alliance, The Russians and The Chinese saw the world split into three with America’s technological advances combining with the Japanese saw evolution increase faster. The war wiped out most of mankind. Indigo grew from revolutionaries and idealists at Apple leaving the corporation to start something bigger and more unique something Apple was never willing to do. Fund Evolution. By 2050 science had achieved the impossible, With CERN developing new breakthroughs in exploring the frontiers of knowledge and Apple and Google running worldwide society evolution turned to computers with minds, Human DNA replication and alteration. Indigo started as an imprint of Apple incorporating the hundreds of Networks Apple had been able to buy out. Indigo grew too big and left Apple taking with it the best scientists in the world who wanted to be part of the next big thing. Indigo picked up the pieces after the war, rebuilding civilisation how its CEO’s and Business Leaders saw fit. Google, Sony, Apple, Microsoft all became tiny imprints on Indigo who were finally able to fund evolution. What apple had achieved between 1980 and 2020, Indigos upgrades excelled further and more dangerously in less than 25 years. The Evo Species are merely imprints on the company.
Indigo Children – Gifted Children, possible supernatural traits. IndigoCorp. Through natural selection Indigo has helped create beings (Evo-Species) that are born smarter, stronger, taller and more beautiful than the average human. In the year 2112 at the age of 16 it has become a common ritual for the parents to invest in their child’s abilities and give them their first Super-Surgery.
Humans are too weak to undergo this surgery; their bodies aren’t built to withstand the impact. A human at his physical peak at 25/30 years will still suffer brain damage, temporary memory loss, nerve tissue damage and risk becoming comatose depending on the DNA and physical/mental strength of the person.
Humans attempt to adapt or die in the new world. They have no choice, once at the top of the food chain; Humans have become a rare species fighting for survival. Some have given up, some are the resistance and some seek sanctum on Lunar Earth (Moon)
Influences: Firefly, In Time, Gladiator, Terminator, Blade-Runner, Species, Apple, theory of natural selection, Darwin etc
Currency has become inadequate; humans mostly barter possessions between each other. Store wealth in bytes (memory platform) Megabits, Gigabits, Terabits.
Dollars is the only surviving form of old-age currency. They are extremely rare, usually reserved for high society and reachable to the richest of Evos. A dollar can feed a family for about a week.
‘Super-Surgery’ is the slang/street name for Indigo’s surgical DNA altering process and genetic modification unit. Most higher beings use it to inherit superhuman abilities rather than resolving defects such as blindness, deafness, brain damage or physical handicaps. Earlier generations used it to that effect, however they passed down the new DNA to cancel out weaker genes. The body of wealthy humans, had adapted to form a new being. The only way to better and improve themselves further was to surpass human potential with superhuman capabilities through playing with cybernetic and genetic modification.
Point of view from the human resistance