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  • So picture this: it’s a beautiful Saturday morning, and you woke up to the sound of blackbirds

  • chirping through your half-opened window.

  • Unlike other days, it’s still very quiet, so you decide to sneak a peek through your

  • curtains to see what’s going on.

  • A few people are walking by, but there’s a problem.

  • They all look the same.

  • With identical skin and hair color, when you look closer, even their face is the same.

  • You are in a world filled with identical humans.

  • Meet Flint.

  • He is 24 years old, he has brown hair, hazel eyes and he’s 6 feet tall.

  • What a catch.

  • He lives in a parallel world where everybody looks exactly alike, and he told me everything

  • about it.

  • Hey, what color are your hair and eyes?

  • Let me know in the comments!

  • In the parallel universe #12, every person is born with the same face.

  • It’s as if a factory produced humans in the same way dolls are manufacturedminus

  • the package, of course.

  • These identical creatures come into the world naturally, but they don’t just have a name.

  • They also have a number.

  • As we all know, in our world, our names and surnames help in identifying us.

  • But many people have the same name and surname.

  • I know 7 John Smiths.

  • But we also have our date of birth that separates us, and then our face of course.

  • That’s why we have those little unflattering photos on our IDs.

  • In Flint’s world, instead of that photo, they have a unique number.

  • Here’s how it goes: To keep the world in order, the government

  • came up with a numerical system that gave each person a number.

  • Every time an individual was born, doctors had to go online and fill in the new data.

  • Then, the computer connected to a superfast processing server that would assign the number

  • itself.

  • Flint was #256,873.

  • But if there were multiple people born at the same time, the computer started adding

  • letters to the sequence.

  • Flint’s friend Sam was born alongside other babies at the same millisecond.

  • So, they were given the numbers 400a, 400b, 400c, and 400d.

  • To make sure that nobody lost their unique identity, they had tiny microchips placed

  • in their chests.

  • That also made traveling easier.

  • When Flint was flying to another continent, he didn’t even have to check-in.

  • The high-tech systems picked up his identity from his chest and knew where he wasthese

  • systems where installed in all public places to keep the world in order.

  • My question to my buddy was: “How do you identify all your friends?”

  • He said that when you become friends with someone, the chips connected through something

  • like Bluetooth.

  • So, when you meet your best friend, you could tell who he is from a distance without even

  • talking to him.

  • They never got to play hide and seek though.

  • This guy is Eric!

  • When he was born into the identical-human world, he never saw a beauty ad in his life.

  • The world of social media in this parallel Universe is completely different from what

  • were used to.

  • In our world, everyone pays attention to the way they look.

  • So, people try to experiment with hair, face, and makeup.

  • Some people even try to change their look to make it more marketable and gain more followers.

  • But in the world where everyone looks the same, people don’t care about beauty, because

  • the outcome will always be the same.

  • The accounts aren’t based on photos but on intelligence.

  • Humans have some desire for attention.

  • But if you all look like every other person, you have to use your achievements and intelligence

  • to have it.

  • Eric’s identity is #89,856.

  • From the moment he was born, he was given just one online social media account.

  • It is mandatory, and there’s only one platform in the world.

  • But he couldn’t access it until he turned 18.

  • Since he looked like everyone else, the system had to scan his face and identify his age.

  • Until then, his parents were able to post about celebrations, achievements, and updates.

  • When Eric became an adult, he gained access and saw what everyone else was up to.

  • He checked all the social media celebrities.

  • They were inventors, scientists, and well-respected individuals.

  • He followed the top celebrity of the platform.

  • His name was James Miller, and he was on the verge of perfecting teleportation.

  • He managed to teleport animals to a distant galaxy, but they were making some adjustments

  • before sending out humans for the first time.

  • He had 357 million followers.

  • You see, in this world, only your achievements and character could make you different, so

  • people used that to their advantage.

  • Nobody could use their looks to get what they want.

  • In just 100 years, everything that ailed humans was cured.

  • Eric showed me another celebrity.

  • His name was Dave, and he had 292 million followers.

  • He built a space ship that could travel faster than the speed of light while keeping travelers

  • safe.

  • Meet Liam.

  • His ID number is 52,003a.

  • He told me that one of his favorite things to do was going to school.

  • He learned new things, and most importantly, everyone got alongwell, when they weren’t

  • competing, that is.

  • Bullying didn’t exist in Liam’s world.

  • Us humans like to label people who have a different appearance.

  • And we usually pick on the negative.

  • We categorize individuals on the way they look, and their weight.

  • Sometimes that brings their confidence down, and that prevents them from doing well in

  • school and society.

  • Liam told me, everyone has the same opportunities, and then they get to choose what they want

  • to do in life.

  • You can’t make fun of someone; it’s as if you are making fun of yourself.

  • The ideal person is the one that they see in the mirror.

  • I also met a pal named Logan; his identity number was #12,370.

  • He was a bit shocked when he saw me because (to use his words:)) “I looked like a different

  • species.

  • But I gotta give it to him; he looks at himself all the time.

  • He is an artist, and he believed himself to be a surrealist.

  • His paintings portrayed people with different colored eyes, hair, and skin.

  • If I were to show his paintings to our world, everyone would think that they are just realistic.

  • His artworks shocked everyone in that world, but not me, though.

  • One of them looked like my buddy Ollie and the other like my aunt Karen.

  • Creativity in that world is limited.

  • It’s hard to imagine something different when you are exposed to the same stimuli.

  • In another painting, he drew a lady with red hair and blue eyes and green skin.

  • As we were talking, he introduced me to his friend Roy who was a musician.

  • He wrote songs about space and other sciency stuff that didn’t make sense to me.

  • In one of the songs, he was giving tips on how to solve difficult math equations.

  • That was the #1 hit of the year.

  • I asked him if he ever wrote a song about his other half, but he said that it was very

  • difficult.

  • He described her hair, how she walks, talks, and her eyes.

  • When people heard it, they thought it was for everyone.

  • That’s when I realized that these humans didn’t have a sense of individuality.

  • They brought me a cup of coffee in a plain white coffee mug, and I looked around.

  • Everything had the same design without any unique features.

  • The walls didn’t have fun posters.

  • They had the periodic table, the globe, and three solar systems they explored.

  • Those things were their only motivators to keep going.

  • Logan was making money by creating custom avatar paintings for people on social media.

  • That made them stand out a bit more.

  • But to buy one of his avatars, people had to have at least four brilliant achievements.

  • The social media company required that.

  • Roy’s number was #763,712.

  • When we were talking about his world, he told me that I smelled like grass.

  • – I hope he meant that as a compliment.

  • We got deeper into the conversation, and I noticed that he had advanced sensory mechanisms,

  • all of them did.

  • It was developed over time to help them identify people and tell them apart.

  • Six years have passed since I visited parallel Universe #12, and when I went back, I met

  • Laura.

  • Her number was #12,741,422.

  • We went to a very diverse event.

  • People began changing their bodies and postures to help them stand out.

  • The fashion show we went to was theLegs Hermex”.

  • There the models were wearing arm extenders that helped them walk on four legs.

  • Their hand heels were pretty awesome.

  • We met for lunch at a restaurant, and she was talking about this famous artist that

  • inspired her to change.

  • She was talking about my buddy Logan.

  • She and her friend Nick were discussing about changing into one of those paintings.

  • Nick wanted to have blue skin with orange stripes, and Laura wanted green skin with

  • atoms and planets painted on it.

  • I thought they were talking about tattoos and maybe plastic surgery.

  • I began to realize that this perfect society wouldn’t last long.

  • People were desperate about having a unique identity, so they were working hard to get

  • it.

  • I don’t know, folks.

  • If everyone looked the same, it might solve a lot of problems, but it would also create

  • new ones.

  • The sciences would probably sky-rocket, but creativity could go either way.

  • One thing is sure; we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a celebrity and

  • a regular person.

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