The World of "Vision Speak"
The story is set three and a half centuries in the future, after devastating wars and terrorism have plagued the earth and a controlling world government administers many aspects of citizens' lives, including their spiritual practices.
When I was first writing “Vision Speak”, I was plagued by questions like: Why are we here? Why can’t we live in harmony? Why is there so much senseless violence in the world? Why do spiritual practices, cultural background, religious beliefs seem to be at the heart of these conflicts? Since then we've experienced a global pandemic and frightening polarization and dissension even in areas of the world we assumed to be stable and democratic.
Included here are summaries of key institutions or cultural norms at play in "Vision Speak". Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Dystopian fiction or whatever you want to call it, aside from the entertainment value, can help us look at what is happening in our world today and extrapolate into the future. What might be the consequences if we continue on our current path?