Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) will be epidemic by 2036 and it is spread by eating the meat of animals infected with related diseases such as BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as Mad Cow Disease). CJD is a horrible and fatal brain-deteriorating disease for which there is no treatment or cure, presently believed to be caused by a prion (an abnormal isoform of a host-encoded protein, with no RNA or DNA). Mr. Titor expressed astonishment that people are so careless about the food they routinely ingest; apparently CJD has a latent period of 10 to 30 years, which means (if Mr. Titor was not a fraud) that many people are probably unwittingly contracting the disease today who will become victims of the CJD epidemic. We're ignorant meat eaters.
- "The war is a result of faulty politics and desperation
leadership during the US civil war."
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Is there some sort of new world government in place by
On my worldline in 2011, the United States is in the middle
of a civil war that has dramatic effects on most of the other
Who is the major super power in 2036?
It depends on how you define power. If you mean military,
the world has developed into an odd balance. There are plenty
of nuclear weapons left but if anyone uses them they, will be
instantly erased from the planet by everyone else, regardless
of the politics. We are very tired of war.
Are the two political parties still Republicans and
There are no Republicans or Democrats to speak of. There
are now over 10 major political parties.
John, you say one of the hardest things to do in 2036 is
find clean water. You also say you only trust food you've
grown. Is any of this a result of your experiences with
Yes and no. Yes, biological warfare and accidents do cause
a great deal of problems but the lack of a working
infrastructure also hinders the continuation of the food
manufacturing you depend on now.
Is there public transportation in 2036?
A high-speed train system connects the larger cities. Roads
are still used for cars and many people ride horses and bikes.
In 2036, community life is a bit different. People are
valued and judged based on their contribution and worth. Work
is organized around the family and the value of that work is
assessed inside of the community. Most communities range in
size from 1000 to 4000 people. If a family wanted to move from
one community to another or if a son or daughter wanted to
move to another community, they must apply and be interviewed
by the community leadership council. During this process, the
family or individual is evaluated as to whether or not the
work or skill they have is required or necessary to that
individual community. Once accepted, the family or individual
is expected to uphold their end of the work and support the
community. If they don't, the community stops supporting them
and they are forced to change their attitude or move away from
The family work we did was picking, sorting and shipping
oranges by sailboat up and down the coast of Florida. We were
expected to produce a certain amount for the community and a
certain amount for other communities as agreed to by our CLC.
In exchange, we received power, water, a certain amount of
food and other necessities that were produced inside our