The Archivillia story (audio
drama) begins on New Year’s eve, Thursday December 31, 2359 and ends on
Jan 1, 2361. The world's population is more than ten billion people.
Many years earlier, a United Nations Resolution had called for the
formation of a world military government. There was no other choice.
With ten billion people on the planet and more than two hundred years of
wars, terrorism, starvation and especially pollution, it was deemed to
be the only solution to restore order and save the Eco system.
At the time the military
government was formed, virtually all entertainment and communication was
being delivered over the Internet. Almost nobody owned CD's, records,
dvd players, or anything remotely similar anymore. There were still
some books, but most people used the electronic tablets by now. It all
made sense. Why produce electronic devices and books that end up in
landfill, when any song, movie, or book you want is a keystroke away?
However, after the military
took over, freedom became a thing of the past. All communication and
entertainment was severely restricted. There was no access to all the
books, movies, and music of past generations. People were no longer
permitted to study history, except those in Archivillia.
Located on the island of
Jamaica, Archivillia was created by the military government to preserve
the history of the world for a possible time in the future when freedom
and peace could coexist. Archivillia is a re-creation of the 20th
century. It's the only place in the world where you can drive a car,
speak freely, create art, own a stereo, and hear the music of societies
that flourished long ago. Initially called simply, 'The World Historic
Archive Centre,' a news article referred to it as 'Archivillia.' As
much as people dreamed of traveling here, they loved this name, and the
Island of Jamaica was renamed to Archivillia in 2193.
Join us as we discover the
20th century through the eyes of the future!