Former People of Planet Earth v the World Corporate Alliance

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This landmark judgment is set in an intergalactic virtual courtroom 800 years into the future. This is a post-Anthropocene judgment where all complex life on Earth has ceased to exist, due to human destruction of the environment. The concurrent application, hearing, and judgment, delivered by Artificial Intelligence in 12 milliseconds, draws on over 1000 years of applied law, discovered by the alien species in computer databanks, maintained by the existing corporate inhabitants of the Earth. In this post-human future, the Intergalactic Court of Justice hears a case against the collective negligence of global corporations which dominated Earth prior to its destruction and determines whether the planet is available for immediate colonisation non-vitae. The case will examine the origin and development of the corporation as the architect of destruction of the biosphere, formerly known by its inhabitants as Earth, using information taken from the extinct species’ global databases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Anthropocene Judgments Project
Subtitle of host publicationFutureproofing the Common Law
EditorsNicole Rogers, Michelle Maloney
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781003389569
ISBN (Print)9781032485409
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023


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