Infinity and beyond- Chapter 2

A. D. 20,160 

Chapter 1:Recap 

The famous immortal scientist Dr. X is the lone survivor on Earth. Dr. X receives an offer from Mercurians, the inhabitants of Mercury, for the post of Prime Scientist. That would mean leaving his beloved Earth forever, as stated in one of the clauses. If he accepts the offer, he can never return and will lose his identity as an Earthling among scores of Mercurians. What will Dr. X decide?

I have finally come to a decision- after much deliberation-of heading to Mercury. I know I’ll have to leave Earth behind, but i also know that I’m not going to regret my decision. Earth is just another celestial body in our Milky Way. There is no human, no plant, no animal left now. All around me is barrenness, a wasteland, a useless piece of earth. And the entire human race was responsible for it. If only they had noticed the signs of climate change in time and acted upon it… Anyway, all that is history. We dug our own graves. 

On Mercury i can pursue my research on the psychology of outer space beings, as i will be appointed as the Prime Scientist. It will take me a few days to pack my research apparatus, material and my belongings and head to Mercury in my spaceship. My belongings are my PRA(Personal Robotic Assistant), my telescope and a rare gold plate passed on to me by my ancestors.

So, finally here I am on Mercury. Don’t think it’s too hot, I told you, the sun stopped shining ages back. I bend down to the little Mercurians. Their leader, Qzekfa is saying something to me. ‘Dr. X, you may start work immediately’, is what the translator assistant is repeating over and over again, till it is replaced by a new sentence. ‘Let me make you aware of the payment system followed on our planet. You will provide your services to our planet, in return, you will be allotted a number of measure which when showed to a seller, will enable you to buy products of your desire. Food will be provided to all the residents, by me, at specified timings. That’s all you need to know at the moment. Now, my assistant will guide you to your work chamber.’

I’m baffled. Such a distinguished and unique form of governance. I’ve much more to learn about how things work here. Not that I have any choice in this matter! 

The Mercurians’ status and jobs are decided at the time of their birth itself. The ones with lower status become farmers, construction workers, slaves, etc. I wish to write about the farms here. A type of crop is grown which is not for resident consumption, rather it is fodder for the Mercurian cows. These cows, in turn, give milk which is used by Mercurians and cow flesh is used to feed the population. Farmers only supervise the work done by robots, they don’t do any manual work themselves. Construction workers, likewise, supervise robots who build structures and which are over in a period equal to 20 Earth minutes. 

They have only a single tier system in place, instead of a three tier form of security which was followed on Earth: they only guard their skies and have a tough surveillance system in place. Rarely have invasions taken place till today. 

Ps: in my next chapter I’m going to reveal the secret of my immortality

The First Men ‘in’ the Moon- H. G. Wells

What if one day you find yourself on the Moon with no hope of escape? You can see the Earth rotating, revolving, in all its glory. You feel it’s only as far as a leap. But look before you leap. Else you will become another object floating in space. 

Two men dare to undertake a journey to the moon. There’s no guarantee they will ever return. Yet they build a spaceship and land upon the moon.

They descend upon a crater. They can’t see clearly from inside the spaceship what lies in front of them as it is snowing heavily. It is the Lunar Night lasting for 15 days. Then night turns into day and they see plants like mushrooms growing quickly and steadily in response to the sunlight. They conclude that there might be oxygen on the Moon and they are right. 

Both men get down from their vehicle and go wandering all over the surface. In the process, they lose the location of their spaceship and are captured by the Moon cowherds who tend to the Mooncalves. 

They are taken into the depths of the Moon. The Lunar beings are short and have eyes at the sides of their heads. When punched in the face, they crumble into a powder.

Cavor and Bedford discover that the weapons they use are all made of gold. Bedford finally finds their spaceship intact and makes his way towards Earth, leaving behind Cavor on the Moon.

After a few days, humans receive numerous messages from Cavor. He says that he has been treated with due hospitality and the Lunar beings are destined to be what they will be, leader, administrator and so on. They also make attempts to understand English and know more about Earthlings. Their brains are situated on a platter outside their bodies. It is continuously sprayed with a liquid to keep it fresh.

There exists a world inside the Moon. Next time you see the Moon, you’ll recollect that there are indeed extraterrestrial beings watching you.

Infinity and beyond- Chapter 1

I am Dr. X, the most famous scientist who will ever live because now I hold the power, the power of immortality! And you can read my journal in which I’m going to record the state of the Earth and Earthlings, for millenia! Hahahaha..

A. D. 2016

Earth still moves in its orbit around the sun. It is the third planet after Mercury and Venus. The Sun provides heat and light.Earthlings are secure at this moment and perhaps for a few more years, but certainly Man will reap what he sowed. According to my predictions, in another 100 years, Earth will get hotter, water will swallow up islands and coastal areas, there will be widespread cannibalism, plants won’t grow naturally anymore. Man will progress intellectually but his morals will slowly start getting corroded. Earthlings are discovering new stars and galaxies. They are able to explore the existing and newly discovered. Robots are still in the background and research is going on. We still have our Moon. A majority of flora and fauna species are still alive.

A. D. 20,160

The Sun stopped shining ages back. Now it is only a red circular disc floating in space. It gives out no heat. All the time there is twilight. Humans went extinct around 10,000 A. D. The sun was still shining then but it had started giving out enormous amounts of heat and light, cause the depletion of the ozone layer by Man. Now the Sun, if I can call it that, rises and sets in the east. And I am the lone survivor on this planet. All around me you can see some creatures in the murky waters, the likes of which humans had never seen. These creatures are carnivorous. How are you secure then, you may ask. Well, i have built myself a kind of fortress and burning around the fortress is fire which they are afraid of. The building of the fortress could be accomplished, thanks to the inhabitants of Star XS1720J and the Uranians, who supplied me with raw material in their highly sophisticated spaceships. Occassionally, i see comets and shooting stars. Our Moon still remains, though lunar eclipses happen all the more frequently. I can see all the planets in the Milky Way clearly from my window. There is no soil left on Earth, hence no trees grow, no oxygen. I started inhaling carbon dioxide ages ago. 

Yesterday, i received an invitation from the Mercurians to pack my belongings in my spaceship and fly to Mercury. They are offering me the post of Prime Scientist which is equal to the post of Prime Minister of humans. The Mercurians are a bunch of small beings, as small as my little finger. But they can grow big for some time and it eventually wears off. Another invitation i received from the inhabitants of Jupiter to guide them as a leader in disciplining the 20 feet tall Jupitos. I must decide in a couple of days.

Meanwhile, a black hole exists somewhere in the vast expanse of space, waiting to suck in whatever comes its way. Rumors have it that an inhabited star was sucked into this black hole where time passes by in a loop, the events playing themselves over and over again. There is darkness all around. 

Star wars happen all the time. Aliens are planning to take over Earth. 

Ps: next entry will be after i take a decision