Eventually the Global Cold Boot was successful. All wars ceased. Most governments collapse, the entire world is plunge d into the 3rd world and another Dark Ages. AscensionAscension is the first artificial intelligence to reach sentience in the early 21st century. There are various theories as to how Ascension came to be. History is vague on its origin due to the Earthl... More was eliminated or dormant. All interconnected computing devices were destroyed. Laws were put in place forbidding computing devices to be interconnected??? The major organized religions (the receptacles of faith and hope) flourish after splintering into hundreds of regional centers of faith. Megacorporations (the receptacles of knowledge and information) became all powerful. It is a time of turmoil, chaos, fear, and hopelessness. Political borders are smashed and grey as everyone strives to survive. Mankind slowly regains its feet, starting over again with a Second Industrial Revolution. Billions die due to lack of any form of systems or control.
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