tell me all your old world headcanons
all we know is that OW was so bad they had to leave, and also that the settlers all went as part of the church (at least i think so?? add anything that i’ve missed)
general stuff like how it got so bad they had to go…
I agree with most of that, but about someone’s point about it being similar to wall-e, I was under the impression that the majority of the humans were in cryo (deep freeze, along with some animals I think). Only the care takers were conscious onboard. So, when the ships left Earth the majority of the passengers knew they had a pretty good chance of waking up again when they arrive, however we know that the care takers had to go through a few generations first. On food, it’s unlikely that they would have stored food for a possible journey of 100+ years, so my guess is they live of indoor farms. ( this ones that are like in racks and stuff, idk what they’re called, but they’re basically racks of plants) about the situation of earth and why humans are leaving, reminds me if the new series of utopia coming out. From what I’ve gathered, without going into the xrap about shadow organisations and all that shizzle, one thing is “Earths populations was around 1 million, then we discovered fossil fuels, and now were at 10 million, but fossil fuels are a finite resource, so what happens to a planet that has 10 million, can suddenly only support 1 million” (don’t hold me to that quote it’s most likely wrong but it gives you the general idea) My idea is that these large interstellar ships came about from the large country’s wanting to fuel there need for fossil fuels, so introducing the idea of space mining, traveling to nearby planets, stripping it of resources and moving on. Either this system failed and people decided to start leaving, or scientists became curious about how this new technology could be used for large populations, and then when it proved possible, people wanted to emigrate from earth.