muted by day with perpetual precipitation / bright neon and colorful by night
from filthy slums to uber lux, inside is a place to escape into a drug induced state / light radiates from below objects and orifices in walls and is swallowed up again by matte surfaces / mind-altering plants are commonplace in people’s homes along with paraphernalia / gardens within buildings and courtyards are the closest people come to nature as they rarely even see a blue sky or stars
in the cold of The City, a fireplace is an essential element for every household / for the wealthy, a luxurious centerpiece; and for the poor a simple fir pit or pipe dropping into the room that delivers heat and serves as their only means of cooking
an atmosphere of addiction at every level with visuals of primitive and lab manufacturing, use, neural activity / perhaps in this city, organic plant form substances are plentiful and natural selection has endowed them with a level of consciousness / modern shamans give the hope of miracles with their brews and hackers offer escapes into virtual realities
In an undefined time, and alternate universe, homo sapiens may be subtly evolved and other species may have survived natural selection, such as homo soloensis and homo denisova
every detail being subtly different subconsciously shifts the viewer's perception to believe this is another world... from Tony's dice, to accessories, to personal devices, etc.