Despite this lack, technology continued to advance on both sides, spurred on by the real and present danger of being subjugated and persecuted should the other side win. Atrocities piled on top of atrocities and a complete ban on communication meant that the separate civilizations eventually no longer considered the other side as human.
However, as to the subject of downfall, the war was not the cause.
To sustain an ever increasing need for resources, scientists had pulled out the safeguards and checkpoints that regulated the progress of technology. Thus, a combination of genetic mutations, caused by medical advances that cured diseases through altering DNA coupled with rouge nano-machines that had also evolved, mechanically as opposed to biologically, wreaked havoc on the balance of nature and toppled human beings from the top of the predatory pyramid on Earth.
Today, the expanses of the globe have been rendered largely uninhabitable. To venture outside of a protected zone, sealed off by the massive infrastructure projects that isolated humans with their own air, food and water (known as the 'Domes') would mean certain death.
But there is still war.
CHAPTER 1: THE INTERROGATION
Eva sat in her prison cell contemplating her outcome. Dressed in plain white overalls, imbued with the latest Civlarian advances in self-cleaning clothes, she had prepared herself for a belligerent onslaught from her captors. To her surprise, her hair had not been cut, nor her personal possessions removed. To this point she felt a glimmer of hope that she would be processed in some fashion akin to humanity – but she didn't really know anything about this place and the people.
Looking around her she noticed her small room was fitted with a television, food dispensers and other facilities. None of that seemed strange, apart from the television. She hadn't turned it on since the time she had been in the room, largely due to a concern against the most powerful tactic that her enemy would now use against her – persuasion. The priests had warned her about the corrupting influences of Civlar, the bribery of human morals, and their eventual implications.