Futures 2084

The End of Humanity

The End of Humanity

Author: Santino Capra

“In 2084 the world has experienced major significant changes that have radically transformed the way we live our lives. The houses are modern; you don’t have to pay for electricity since they all have solar panels. Cars don’t need¬† gasoline. The war continues; we are already in the Third World War and the population is growing smaller and smaller. Also due to global warming, and the Arctic mountains melting, many viruses awakened. One that had already become extinct in 2022 returned, and this time it is much more powerful. In my family, my sister and I are still alive, but due to viruses that have no cure, we are still all locked in our homes as if it were a quarantine. It spread throughout the world and the war stopped, so today doctors continue to search for a cure. There is also a lack of food so people are also dying of hunger. Before he died, my father stored a lot of food in the basement in case it was needed, and this is the right time. This caused a lot of scandal. All the people went out into the streets in search of food and killed each other. I didn’t go out because I had plenty but many others died due to the virus or the lack of food. There are very few inhabitants left. In my opinion this year or next will be the end of humanity.” Santino Capra


Visual Poetry received for the International Call for Visual Poetry 2084 Imagined Futures (2023), whose slogan was: ‚ÄúImagine and send us your visual poetry creations from the future to our present. The time has come to occupy the future and allow your artistic vision to shape the world to come. Together we can transform dreams into reality.‚ÄĚ
The call was organized by Aura Poesía Visual (http://aurapoesiavisual.blogspot.com/?m=0). We thank Ana Verónica Suárez and OmarOmar.

Visual poetry is a form of experimental artistic expression that combines visual and verbal elements to transmit a message with the image predominating over the verbal. Unlike traditional poetry, words can appear superimposed, deformed or combined with images and graphic elements (typefaces, photographs, illustrations, etc.) to create a poetic experience that transcends written language and its literal meaning.

Note: given that some of the visual poems have been delivered without a title, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a possible title with the intention of equaling them to others, simultaneously helping to distinguish them.

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