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In "Wonderland" centers do not make efforts, and everything is done in distributed ways - it is a society that is like an inverse version of Japan or USA today.
Today, humanity seems to be suffering from a trilogy of problems: we are living in the era of Peak Oil in which the world production of petroleum is about to hit its peak if not it has already done so (energy crisis), which is probably the fundamental reason why we are experiencing the severest economic depression in the history of capitalism (economic crisis), while the whole human activities with effects to change the earthly environment are alleged to be the cause of climate changes (environmental crisis).
Some argue that moving toward so-called green economy, or changing to natural energy sources instead of relying on fossil fuels, is the solution to all these. Will it work, or will it just introduce another level of the same trilogy of problems as long as our economy requires to keep growing?
Let's begin an adventure with Accianco, a kindergarten girl, Kencha, a super robot, and Puppy-chan, a puppy, to explore an alternative solution in this sci-fi monetary fantasy novel. The story begins one year after the past adventure of the trio, in which they visited the Wonderland where the Internet is utilized in an extreme fashion.
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Dr. Suttokoholm, a blind genius scientist in the Wonderland, is kidnapped by the Army of Centricity that aims to invade the country! Accianco, Kencha, Puppy-chan and Accianco's mother go to the Wonderland through the wormhole invented by Dr. Suttokoholm.
A new adventure begins around the centerless monetary mechanism in the centerless Wonderland that takes place in Hunan City, a big city in the Wonderland.
What is the Army of Centricity after? Will Accianco and her friends be able to save Dr. Suttokoholm?
The story evolves in an unexpected way as they encounter mysterious NEO in the Wonderland.
I myself would like to go to "The Wonderland" where there is no center, bank or government.
If we reverse everything in "The Wonderland", then we get the United States of America today and our world. That is where money is the god.
No wonder the old lady Lois got angry in the story.
This world is dominated by the unnatural economy ignoring the finitude of the Earth.
The economy that human heads created ignoring the natural laws is destroying our environment, and would cause wars to struggle for energy and resources.
In that way, our ways of life in no way would sustain itself.
Our brains have forgotten the apparent fact that human beings are also part of the nature.
Will humanity cease to exist as the Mirai-Scope showed in the story?
However, at the end of the story, you will read the design of a hopeful future, which encourages us that we can create "The Wonderland" right here, right now, if we only wish so.
- Ryuichi Sakamoto
We are now living a war-like economy.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono has once said "WAR IS OVER! (IF YOU WANT IT)." Likewise, perhaps the economic system today can be put to an end at this very moment, if we just want it so.
For example, what if we can print money ourselves when we need to satisfy our own needs? Do you think that everyone would still compete to be richer than others? In such a world, such a competition should no longer be necessary.
I have made such a fantasy into a Sci-Fi monetary story called "NEO in Wonderland - A Tale of Money that Changed Our Future", which I hope that everyone can enjoy. By writing the story, I have realized that it is not a fantasy, and we must not let it be just a fantasy.
I recommend this story because I would like you to join our efforts to realize the Wonderland.
- Kenji Saito