Timeline of Events 2018 to 2061

  • 2018 November: Virulent Antibiotic Resistent TB Variant Pandemic. Supervirulent strain of xDR-TB infects millions.
  • 2019 August: Phage Biotech Mass Produces Cure for xDR-TB. Save millions – and make a huge profit
  • 2021 March: First Human Clone Produced by Biogen Idec. Ownership and Rights become an issue.
  • 2026 October: International World Court rules that clones are people. Biogen Idec vs. Barnes.
  • 2028 May: Taymyr Impact – Comet P/2028-DS strikes Siberia 350,000 dead across Krasnojarski Krai. Large amounts of methane released into atmosphere from Siberian underground reserves.
  • 2029 January: 21st Century Space Race Begins In the aftermath of Taymyr, world leaders come to the realization that mankind is vulnerable to extinction level events. Focus resources on expansion into space.
  • 2029 June: Republic of Texas and the Rust Belt secede from US (Age of National Fragmentation Begins). Separatist movements reach their peak after events of early 2029. Bloodless secessions due to political and corporate ties.
  • 2031 June: Corporate States Legislation (Decline of National Power Begins). Corporations within geopolitical bounds become separate entities and purchase land and autonomy from their original countries.
  • 2033 April: First Engineered Human Success. Biogen Idec wins the race for first success with a child genehacked to remove hereditary disease. This is an act of notable corporate defiance of international law. There are no consequences.
  • 2034 October: First Moonbase Established. International effort spearheaded by Space XI-Novus Reach. They soon have their own base.
  • 2039 February: First Mars Colony Established International effort spearheaded by Space XI-Novus Reach. They soon have their own base.
  • 2039 September: Corporate Consortium – Worldwide Council Established. Considered a United Nations for Corporate States.
  • 2040 October: Extraterrestrial Life Confirmed on Mars. Single-celled organisms found in Martian samples – nothing complex. A common theme going forward.
  • 2040 May: Corporate Consortium rules that company grown clones are not people, but property. Engineered humans created with company resources are an asset, not a person. They are marked with production codes accordingly.
  • 2040 June: Nijmegen Agreement. Corporate Consortium and International Law – genetic material is owned by its originator. Personal genetic material may be sold for use, corporate genetic material considered a corporate asset. Unauthorized use punishable by fine, damages, or imprisonment.
  • 2043 May: Patent Wars Begin. Worldwide Council declares patents no longer expire. Corporate consolidation of intellectual property becomes paramount. Economic warfare, infosec raids, and ground occupation of corporate interests become commonplace. Engineered soldiers used extensively on all sides.
  • 2047 January: Patent Wars End. Results in fifty percent attrition rate. Giants emerge from the ashes.
  • 2048 April: First Jovian Colony Established On Ganymede by a multinational team and Space XI-Novus Reach. Colonies on Europa and Callisto soon follow.
  • 2050 January: Warsaw Massacre. Bifrost supersoldiers engineered with nonhuman DNA sent to suppress anti-corporate riots in Warsaw. Field test goes horrifically wrong, thousands of civilian casualties. All experimental soldiers terminated.
  • 2052 June: The Flare. Bifrost Engineering Collective (BEC) Gemejavri Site and surrounding five miles incinerated. Terrorist attack or corporate espionage. Not a nuclear event and evidence suggests nothing but intense heat. No entity takes responsibility. Still a mystery, the Scandinavian countries and Worldwide Corporate Council offer an exorbitant reward to find the perpetrator. As yet unclaimed.
  • 2057 October: Clone Rights Gains Momentum. The impending deaths of Engineered Humans with 25 year planned obsolescence become a talking point across Earth and the Inner System.
  • 2058 August: The Blink. The Moon disappears and is replaced milliseconds later by NeoLuna. EMP takes out orbiting structures and the grid in Europe and Asia. Particle interaction with the atmorsphere creates a constant Aurora effect when NeoLuna is present.
  • 2058 December: Creation of the Union of Nations (the new UN). National political power is coalesced so they might have a common voice against the mighty roar of the Corporate Consortium.
  • 2059 January: NeoLunacy Added to Behavioral Health Diagnostics Manual. Instances of schizophrenia, anxiety and depression multiply three fold after the appearance of the new moon. Suicide rate increases five fold.
  • 2059 April: NeoLuna Mission 1. Unmanned probe launched from Rust Belt (Space XI-Novus Reach sponsored). Contact lost just after exposure to NeoLunar gravity well.
  • 2060 January: NeoLuna Mission 2. Union of Nations launch unmanned EMP shielded probe. Some information and telemetry data fed back for two hours – most of which is a confused mess.
  • 2060 February: Space XI-Novus Reach Arcology Hosts First Annual Conference on NeoLuna . Representatives from Corporate Council and Union of Nations share current research. Space XI-Novus Reach outline plan for NeoLuna Mission 3.
  • 2060 September: NeoLuna Mission 3. Space XI-Novus Reach and Union of Nations partner for a manned mission to NeoLuna – EMP shielded vessel and highly trained crew. Things go sideways right after landing. Of a crew of seven, three are lost on the surface, one on the way home, and two commit suicide shortly after their return.
  • 2061 February: Birger Lab Tornetrask Site Hosts Second Annual NeoLuna Conference. Now.

Timeline of Events 2018 to 2061

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