Just because the Earth has been destroyed and the last remnants of humanity are floating around in space doesn’t mean that we have given up. Scientific advancements to keep our species alive and fighting for survival are the backbone of the hit series Knights of Sidonia.
Why don’t we take a look at a few of these future possibilities?
Photosynthesis: On the Sidonia, food production is a fraction of what we were capable of on Earth. And with nearly half a million people on board, keeping up with the nourishment requirements was too strenuous. Scientists have worked to change our bodies’ chemistry so that we might use photosynthesis. Humans now need to feed on solid foods no more than once per week.
Immortality: Cloning is the number one way of ensuring the human race survives. Once a clone has passed on it is taken to the Organic Converter Reactor where it becomes a fuel source for the Sidonia. Unwilling to give up their power and influence, the members of the Immortal Council take anti-aging drugs. Most of these members also remain inside metallic pods to help shield them from disease. However, knowledge of the drugs are kept from the public. If everyone was taking them, who would fuel the ship?
Garde piloting: Obviously the biggest perk is qualifying to pilot one of the Garde mechs that are used to fight the Gauna enemy and protect the Sidonia. One must spend hours training in the simulators before getting the chance to battle inside one of these giant weapons. The Garde come equipped with two weapons: a high-power cannon and a spear that has a special material attached to the tip that has the ability to destroy the Gauna’s core, the only known way to destroy these aliens.
If you could only choose one of these Sidonia perks, which one would it be and why?