Type: Neo-Paris History
2059 was the year of the new economic pact, the era of the great projects and the return of employment opportunities. Every part of the city buzzed with the same optimistic energy as the Meriphérique slowly rose up around it. Stunning cathedrals of glass and titanium spanned the old Haussmann buildings as the city was reconstructed or reinvented street by street. At the center of this feverish activity, a handful of brilliant people in Neo-Paris planned the secret keys to the city's future prosperity. Amalia Leblanc-Koenig had just discovered the hyper-fertility chain that enabled vertical farms to be built above ground so that, for the first time in its history, the city was able to produce more food than it consumed. Darren Grimaud designed the industrial version of the REC (Rain Energy Converter) during this period; a coating that converted kinetic energy from raindrops into electricity to power vehicles. Charles Cartier-Wells was still working on digitizing the human memory; a crucial discovery that would revolutionize civilization and make Neo-Paris the major economic powerhouse in this brave new world.