Human life in 2051 is intricately woven into botanic systems. People naturally identify themselves as part of a complex biological ecosystem, where every particle has a function in an evolutionary process. Together, natural organisms and human beings develop a highly efficient symbiotic lifestyle sustaining health.
Processes are more transparent and direct. Humans have realized that they can no longer see themselves as isolated individuals. They accept their interdependence with all living creatures on the planet. Plants and plantlike organisms are now recognized as intelligent life forms, with their knowledge revealed. New rituals expose hidden networks between numerous different species.
It is now acknowledged that the human body consists of many microorganisms. In an endosymbiotic process, humans become the hosts for different highly adapted organisms, such as algae, which are encouraged to live in and on them. People in turn produce oxygen and energy through photosynthesis, forecast rapid weather changes and even communicate with plants via smell-vocabulary.
Humans have become more aware of what they can give to plants.
By living in symbiosis, people obtain abilities they could only have dreamed of in the past. Their senses have been extended.