In the first part of the twentieth century, space inhabitation was advocated as a means to tackle our population growth. However, an obscure scientific firm in San Francisco, California saw things differently. They figured that the earth itself could be a new core for us to develop vertically. They argued that sea level infrastructure was a thing of the past, and high altitude development was the way of the future.
Their proposal was sanctioned by all powerful governments globally, and soon after, they got to work on the first anti-gravity civilization platform. This new framework of buildings and transportation relied heavily on harnessing our collective kinetic energy. Everything they built was based on this simple premise.
Each of these units of civilization was developed, owned and operated by this single corporation: Xanadu Heights, Inc. They made motion a necessity, and energy became the new currency. The continued existence of a civilization now depended entirely on the levels of energy they were able to supply back into the XH Grid.
Naturally, the bravest members of each city came forth to help generate enough energy to stay afloat. Some civilizations simply couldn't do it, and were submerged. Most did just about enough to remain a part of the grid. However, a few of these civilizations really pushed the boundaries of generating energy. They understood that this WAS going to be the new world order, and wanted to do their bit to insure continuity of their people, long after they were gone.
XH - CHAPTER 1 takes you inside this new world, in virtual reality.
See you here.