Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for Arlee and Algodova


Thank you Arlee for starting the A to Z Challenge! Sorry I took so long to join up, but let's have some fun now that I'm here. ;)

As of 6:00 AM US Central time, I'm #531--subject to change. ;)

Algodova is a kingdom ruled by a military monarchy. We'll discuss what that is and how it came about for the letter "R--Royalist", but today I just want to talk about the country's reach and some of the technology.

Geography

The kingdom of Algodova covers almost two-thirds of Sendek's land surface (which is slightly smaller than earth). It's borders encompass vast mountain ranges, forests, plains, desserts and sea ports. Although the citizens share a mono-ethnic appearance (that is never really spelled out other than brown eyes, dark hair), geography and lifestyle add much needed diversity.

The Magic Wakes (TMW) ventures into the mountains, cities and the forests. I hope to take us to the sea and desserts in a later sequel.

Technology

Algodova has focused their scientific research in three main areas: environmental harmony, medicine and military technology. Reaching the stars was not a priority until recent years and that's why their space program is behind the other tech. As part of the environmental push, cities are compact, dense, and tall. They build up instead of out to preserve more natural areas.

Sendek is a lot like earth, but they have a few things I wish we did:
Metabolizers--order food and there it is. When you're finished put everything in for recycling. No need to cook or clean and every member of your family can order exactly what they want!
Aeroflyers--these were needed to cut down on elevator and stair traffic. Many businesses simply added landing pads and doors to their 56th floor store.
Moving Zipways--This is a flat escalator or moving sidewalk like what we have in airports, but Sendek uses them on the land streets. Since there are no cars on wheels, you either take the walkways or an aeroflyer.
The Viewer Screen--it looks like the description of this was cut in the final edits, oops! Anyway, it's basically a HD plasma TV built into a wall that can be a variety of sizes up to the entire wall surface area. When it's not on the wall looks just like a wall and nothing else.
Military Grade Personal Shielding--This refers to Landry's belt that monitors life signs, links with the COM system and includes a multi-layered shielding device. Level one is an optical cloaking device, Level two also cloaks heat and life signs from sensors.

Goodness! This post is getting long, so I'll wrap it up with a question for you.

What bit of technology do you wish we had available to everyone today?

23 comments:

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    1. This idea came straight from the Airport.

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  2. Metabolizers - such a great idea. They're all smart, really. That personal shielding sounds pretty convenient too.

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    1. LOL, I'd use the personal shielding to hide from my kids. ;)

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  3. Aeroflyers sound cool!
    I'm still hoping for teleporters.

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    1. If only they didn't require so much energy! Teleporters that is. :)

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  4. Aeroflyers peak our interests! How about Hoverboards - that would be ideal.

    Dani & Jax @ Cover Girls

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    1. Hoverboards always make me think of Back to the Future! Loved that show.

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  5. Metabolizers would certainly come in handy on days when I'm spending all my time blogging and don't feel like fixing meals but still need to eat. Must admit that in reality I'm skeptical of too much technology. Hope they still had a chance to get in some physical exercise with all the moving sidewalks and hovercrafts.

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    1. I know! Thinking Wall-e with your comment. Talia does a lot of hiking and such, and in the story there's a lot of running.

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  6. Teleporter. Totally want a teleporter. We could go so many places so easily and so often if they were real.

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    1. I know! There are so many people I'd like to visit, but the thought of driving 18 hours keeps me at home. *sigh*

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  7. I'm with Hart. Teleporters would be awesome.

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  8. I have to go with teleporters that would make travel a whole lot easier ;)

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  9. I want a light saber. Or an astromech droid.

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

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  10. I will pass on the zipways since I enjoy walking but I'd like some of that forever-young nano juice and a sentient spaceship to travel around the universe (although I can almost here myself asking it, "Are we there yet?")

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  11. still love those metabolizers! i want one!
    happy a day!

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  12. My first time on the A to Z and I have to support your shout out to Arlee!

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  13. The metabolizer is definitely a great idea!

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  14. I'd like moving zipways -- they'd be so cool to jog on ;)

    Look forward to the rest of your challenge posts!

    Damyanti
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  15. I wish there was an alarm bell that would ring if I'm about to make a mistake... from typing errors to bad fashion decisions :D
    Hope you're enjoying the AtoZ

    Annmarie
    www.ficticiousamo.wordpress.com

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    1. whoops.. that's http://ficticiousamo.wordpress.com/

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