This is a story about one family, an ordinary family, living an ordinary life in America. The family consists of 4 people, James the father, Emily the mother, Peter the 8-year-old son, and Sophie the 15-year-old teenager. Every day the family faces problems, and finds solutions, just like we do. The only thing that makes them different from us is the fact that they live in the year 2059. What’s different from our ordinary life, and what problems are similar?
“Mom, did you pack my mp8 player?” says Sophie. “I didn’t, but Suzanne might have packed it, you should ask her” says Emily.
The family is getting ready for their 4-week vacation on Mars, and everyoneis in a rush to get the last things packed. The house-robot, Suzanne, is making overtime to make sure that everything is in the right place, before it’s teleported to Mars. “I think that we’ve got everything boss, even the goldfish has taken his teleport-sickness medicine.” says Suzanne. “Are you sure?” asks Emily “the last time we went on vacation, everything went wrong. Are you sure that the teleport datais correct this time?” “I’m sure boss, I checked everything twice!” “Excellent, we’ll leave now to take the first spaceship to Mars that takes off today, I want you to make sure that all our luggage is at the hotel as soon as we arrive!” says Emily. “Ready guys? The taxi-plane is waiting outside to take us to the airport” says James. “I can’t go yet!” screams Sophie from the kitchen “look what the mirror-robot has done to my hair! I told you we should get the expensive electric mirror-robot, but you wouldn’t listen! Now my hair looks awful!” “Can’t you just put on some kind of hat?” asks Peter “I could, if I knew where I left it, I’ve been looking for it for ages but it think the dog ate it or something.” “I’ve got it, you didn’t use it for 428 days so I thought I could teleport it into the storage area, give me a second and I’ll get it back for you” says Suzanne. “Thanks Suzie! You rock!” says Sophie, and she presses the affection button on Suzanne. “Alright guys, get in the taxi-plane we must hurry! The spaceship leaves within 30 minutes!” (Transport)
“Wow! Mars is looking beautiful at this time of the year, look how nice and red it looks!” says Peter. The family has almost arrived at Mars, with only one AU to go the spaceship starts shaking and suddenly stops. “What has happened? Why do we stop?” asks Sophie (Technical Problems). “I think that we have ran outof electricity. You can see that planet blocking the light of the sun, so we can’t use solar energy anymore. The emergency batteries will switch on as soon as possible I think” says James (Energy). Suddenly a hologram of the captain enters the cabin. “I’msorry ladies and gentlemen, we have a little problem with our solar-powered-batteries, all our emergency robots are working on the problem. We’ll continue our journey in just a few minutes.”
A few hours later, thefamilyarrives at Mars (Living Environment). The technical problems had been quickly solved by the emergency robots. All of their luggage has arrived at the hotel, and the family can finally sit back and relax. Peter is playing with his hologram-pet-monkey and Sophie is talking to her friends in America, Sweden and Israel. James is watching the news, (Problems on Earth) and Emily is explaining the recipe of blue-berry pancakes to the household-robot.
After dinner, the family decides to make a small trip to the highest mountain on Mars, mount-Clinton, (Bill Clinton was the first man to have enough money to buy a mountain on Mars). When they arrive at the foot of the mountain Peter’s oxygen supply starts to make strange noises. “Mom, do you think this sound is normal?” says Peter “I’m sure everything is fine honey”, says Emily “Come on, let’s go! We have a mountain to climb!”. But after a few meter Peter suddenly stops walking, “I can’t breathe mom! The oxygen supply doesn’t work!”. “Hold on Peter, I’ll use my oxygen supply!” says Emily. But before Emily can connect her oxygen supply to Peter’s, Peter faints and falls down on the road. Five seconds later, a hologram doctor suddenly appears next to Peter. He checks his heart rate and his blood pressure, gives him the necessary oxygen and then teleports him to hospital.A complete body-scan shows that Peter’s lungs are severely damaged by the oxygen shortage and that he needs an organ transplant quickly. Luckily for him there are enough donor-lungs to find a perfect match, and he quickly goes into surgery where an specially made robotic-arm, is working so adequately that no mistakes are made. A few days later he’s ready to leave the hospital, and finally enjoy his vacation. (Healthcare)
In the three weeks that followed, the family visited almost every part of Mars. They’ve been on safari and have seen the magnificent wildlife (microscopically small), they’ve been to the enormous castle of the princes of Pluto and they’ve been shopping in the biggest shopping centre in the entire universe. But then it was time to go back home, because school would start one week later and the kids wanted to see their friends in real-life and not some kind of hologram version of their friends. James had to go to work again and Emily probably had to clean up the mess that Suzanne made, trying to organize a welcome back-party for the family. They went home, where their ordinary life would continue, in the year 2059.