“Starts and ends may stay the same
but middles always change.”
Once it became accepted that we had to completely change the way we live, it became seen as an opportunity not just to reduce inequality but to gain equality and most importantly to create a way of life that insures inequality becomes history.
So much of the work and resources that went into building the cities and roads was wasted. This cannot be seen as a negative. For anyone who takes part in the creative knows this to be part of the process. It's how we get better.
The first to move were people who wanted to move to a new free house surrounded by orchards and crops and forests. This took a few years to accomplish and then some of the people who were sceptical could see it was successful so moved too.
The last to move had to but were not forced to. Without monetary systems they couldn't get people to bring them food. Some people did see themselves as been forced out of their homes. Sometimes change can be difficult. The people who have the longest history got to stay. They had the hardest work to do. The people who moved to the country had only to build but the ones who stayed had to dismantle what was left behind.
All the cars and glass and metals and anything else that is recyclable were stored in warehouses and factories that are set aside for future forests.
It was calculated that if we recycle all the material that we have mined already then we will no longer need mining at all, especially with new technologies using resins to replace polymers and wood to replace concrete and steel. The metal stored in the warehouses only needs to be used for communication and machinery, so there's more than enough for everything we need.