• Anarchy Pony

    I wonder how far we are from a world where we have to buy air to breath…

    • Andrew
    • Jonas Planck

      Did someone say Cohaagen?
      I’ve been making some legal headway with my attempts, but effectively, as long as the Earth keeps making it for free, it’s very difficult to cut off access to it, which is the key to monetizing the operation. A determined A.I. with access to massive industrial resources could probably defoliate enough of the planet to reduce the proliferation of oxygen, but that would take a while. A limited nuclear exchange wouldn’t burn up enough of it to create the desired levels of scarcity, and well, Oil just keeps on chugging, so there’s a steady increase in co2 levels, but all that would take a long time to get going… Instead, I thought, what if you could just get legal injunction to have your air cut off, like water or electricity or any other public utility. Just throw a tent over the residence and vacuum-seal it. Or require the deadbeat to wear a mask providing oxygen from some other company. Obviously, some measure will be necessary to establish the atmosphere as property, perhaps by conditioning it somehow, or using some HAARP-style techno-wizardry to slow global warming. If I could figure out a way to make some fundamental change in the atmosphere’s makeup, however innocuous, that would establish a precedent for claiming proprietary rights over it, and it’s all downhill from there. But I’ve probably said too much, haven’t I?

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