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Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

'the earth is a mismanaged zoo'

Maybe in 2100 we’ll be in a new era; maybe Miami will be underwater, the Appalachians will be a desert, and our grandkids will watch ads offering zip-line tours through the Saharan forest canopies. Or maybe they’ll drive solar cars to work while 300-meter guns on nearby mountaintops sling sun-blocking disks into outer space. Maybe their supermarket shelves will be empty and their roads will be clogged with refugees; or maybe they’ll work at clone farms while their kids bioengineer dinosaurs with basement lab kits.

"Planet Zoo," imagining a geoengineered future and the disaster it's supposed to prevent.