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UK 2045: Net Zero has been achieved five years earlier than expected and the One World Government (OWG) is in full control. Along with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the US and several areas of Europe, the UK puppet politicians are triumphant at the ease with which the target was achieved, and the OWG is keen to promote the successful model now in place.
The UK is split into four zones. No communication is permitted between any of the zones. The borders are patrolled by drones. Anyone spotted attempting to escape is obliterated immediately by a direct energy weapon.
Zone One is the biggest and accommodates those classed by the OWG as ‘compliants’. They are 100 per cent obedient and follow each rule dictated to them to ensure their safety. They wear masks at all times, line up outside the mobile vaccination centre for their quarterly injection schedule and receive the universal basic income (UBI) of £100 credited into each person’s CBDC account every Monday morning. Residents live in rented homes within a subzone and permission to travel across Zone One to see family and friends is granted once a year. Walking and bicycles are the only methods of travel permitted. A curfew is in place between 6pm and 6am when the two TV channels provided free by the OWG can be viewed. Those who want to venture outdoors during the day are free to volunteer in the factories and offices supplying products and services still used by the residents of Zone Three. Those who do not can enjoy daily entertainment through the Meta Universe provided free by the OWG. All public buildings are accessed via facial recognition cameras. Food boxes, imported from China, are available for collection every three days from the local emporium, along with grey joggers and sweatshirts. Although food is rationed, there is no limit on the purchase of alcohol and tobacco. The cost of all these items is deducted each Friday from the UBI. Residents receive a maximum of two hours energy from December to February, at different times of the day, directly to their heat pumps. Rent and energy costs are automatically deducted each Friday from the UBI. School education ceases not at a certain age, but when a person can read and write the 800 words approved by the OWG. All other words have been banned. Healthcare can be accessed between 9am and 5pm by cycling, walking, limping or being carried to the hospital located in each subzone. The mandatory weekly prescriptions of SSRIs, statins and OxyContin can be collected at any of the repurposed ATM machines by looking directly into the camera. Pet ownership is restricted to one animal measuring no more than 10cm. There are no churches and the rule of six applies at all times. Robots and drones patrol the zone 24/7 and, using facial recognition, report any resident suspected of rule-breaking (termed a ‘strike’), sending their barcode to the central OWG database. Fines for strikes are deducted every Friday from the UBI. The birthrate has plummeted, excess deaths continue to rise exponentially and average life expectancy has fallen to 55. A recent YouGov poll puts the happiness level at an all-time high.
Zone Two is much smaller than Zone One and accommodates those classed by the OWG as ‘criminals’, who were residing at the institutions previously referred to as prisons. Zone Two operates in a similar manner to Zone One, the only differences being: there are no residents under the age of 16; everyone must work in a position chosen for them; the curfew starts at 5pm and ends at 9am, and the wearing of a chef’s outfit – for any reason – is strictly forbidden. Anyone from Zone One who accumulates three strikes is reassigned to this zone, escorted by heavily armed security forces. Any further rule-breaking results in convicts being transported to an unknown destination. Deaths and births are not reported.
Zone Three accommodates approximately five per cent of the population, those classed by the OWG as ‘loyal’ or ‘royal’. Some are high-level professionals within NGOs or the state media, simply working for the greater good. Some are powerful influencers such as politicians and celebrities who have become affectionately known as the ‘harbingers of good news’ appearing regularly on the two OWG TV channels in Zones One and Two. Unlike the other zones, Zone Three has access to the internet; cars, both internal combustion and electric, cruise along the uncongested highways, and private jets stand at the one remaining UK airport, fully fuelled while awaiting the next supersonic trip. Bars, restaurants, theatres and niche food shops thrive. Healthcare can be easily accessed at the plentiful private clinics and hospitals. Home-ownership is the norm and energy unrestricted. All schools are rated ‘excellent’ and alluniversity students graduate with first-class honours in a degree ending in ‘ology’ or ‘studies’. Private bank accounts rise in value in line with house prices. The most popular pet is a doodle and the most popular drug, available on demand, is Wegovy. Life expectancy remains static at 92 and the birthrate sits comfortably at 1.56 children per woman.
Zone Four, whilst being the second-largest in terms of landmass, accommodates only about 20 per cent of the population, those classed by the OWG as ‘conspiracy theorists’ and ‘deniers’. They do not embrace the values of the OWG in providing an ecofriendly existence or the pursuit of optimum public health. They refuse to co-operate, choosing to listen to others with the same unacceptable views, putting both their lives and those around them at risk. To punish these racist, bigoted, nasty, unappreciative deplorables, the OWG has abandoned them to their own devices and they receive none of the generous support offered to the other zones. Despite this, the residents enjoy a good standard of living, having created a well-organised infrastructure, sharing diverse skills and knowledge to create abundance wherever and whenever it is needed. They ask for nothing and they want for nothing, apart from the freedom to travel, although a new cloaking technology, recently trialled on a small boat, is already showing promising results. Life expectancy, overall health and IQ continue to rise.