In the year 3010 humanity ends!
Successive wars have made earth's surface toxic. the last few humans cringe underground like termites in hi-tech bunkers. Those in the Western Alliance bunker have vastly increased their lifespan but reduced their population to 50 because they regard humanity as intrinsically destructive. "We can't be cured, only culled."
The privileged 300+ years-old elders, preserved at the physical age of eighty, are maintained by robots and a eugenically streamed, short-lifespan humanoid underclass. To curb veniality further, they are obliged to live by three stringent edicts distilled from the behaviour of social insects—Conformity, Rigour and Utility.
Mark5, a lowly sub-class mind-chipped Cadet, will do anything to survive the carnage of earth's final brutal civilization. A droll, satirical tale that could very well come true.