May 21, 2045 – Our quest to find viable alternative energy solutions begins to wane while engaged in an energy war on multiple fronts. The hardest hit targets on both sides are our “clean” fusion facilities and biofuel production sites.
Cyberwar is now the primary mode of destruction with physical war second. Humanity’s focus on consumption continues in spite of the dwindling supplies of biofuel.
In 2029, a multinational conglomerate was formed called the Asteroid Mining Corporation. With commercial space travel becoming almost routine in the last few years, the remnants of NASA combined with several private space contractors to form AMC – for the purpose of mining resources from near-Earth asteroids.
Many politicians and analysts warned against this merger. They said that AMC would become too large and beyond all government oversight and regulation.
They were right.
– The Voice