Child Champs: Babymaking in the Year 2112

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Welcome to life in the world of 2112

Mankind has won:

o The population bomb is defused and the population is down to 7 billion from a peak of 9 billion in 2050.

o People can have their cake -- thanks to nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing, Earth's resources are not going to run out.

o Humans and ...

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Overview

Welcome to life in the world of 2112

Mankind has won:

o The population bomb is defused and the population is down to 7 billion from a peak of 9 billion in 2050.

o People can have their cake -- thanks to nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing, Earth's resources are not going to run out.

o Humans and robots are in peaceful coexistence.

Dahlia Rose is a very human being with very human desires. She wants a baby.

But this is New York City in 2112 and baby making isn't birds and bees simple -- there are dozens of ways to do it now. And the world around her is... complicated. How is she going to "stay on target" and make her dream come true?

The world is prosperous, but that doesn't mean there aren't problems and heartbreaks. Hard choices still have to be made, people can still make tragic mistakes, and unfeeling bureaucracy can still grind people up and spit them out.

Journey with Dahlia and the other students of Child Champs as they experience triumph and tragedy, heroism and heartbreak, outrage and oppression the 22nd century way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477253014
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 8/9/2012
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Posted August 23, 2012

    Child Champs is about our future here on Earth. Unlike "198

    Child Champs is about our future here on Earth. Unlike "1984"
    or "Hunger Games", it is not dystopian, this is
    "anti-Hunger Games". This story takes place in a prosperous
    world, and one that is not running out of resources. This happens
    because population growth keeps declining dramatically (as it is doing
    these days) and after 2050 total population peaks and then declines
    steadily. By the time of this story, 2112, the population is down from 9
    billion to 7 billion. And the robots are getting more numerous and more
    capable, which means that making stuff takes a lot less resources. By
    2112 humans can manage their resources quite nicely, thank you. But
    this rosy future doesn't mean there are no problems, no challenges to
    face. There are plenty! This story is about an ensemble of people living
    in New York City who are facing lots of challenges in their day-to-day
    lives. The one they all have in common is they want to make babies. In
    2112 that isn't "birds and bees" simple anymore -- there are
    lots of choices, so these people are attending class so they can make
    the best choices. That school is Child Champs. The first part of the
    story is about triumphs and the wondrous things going on in 2112. It's
    about how people live their lives using sims and avatars and advanced
    biology. For instance, there's an avatar cruise ship. It has thousands
    of people on board, but not a living soul. All of the people experience
    the cruise in their avatars that are on board. The second part of the
    story is about how even with all this wonder, society can still grind
    people up and spit them out. The Child Champs people find themselves out
    of work because of scary stuff like technology changing jobs, crazy
    politics, and witch hunts. The world is prosperous, but it's also
    running scared. The final part of the story is about when these people
    cut bait on Earth and decide their future is being pioneers on Mars. And
    there they are happy because it is an environment where they can be
    truly human, and truly make a difference to their world. All-in-all,
    it's a real different kind of story. But it's a good one and very
    stimulating.

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