I am thinking about a realistic Earth scenario following total economic/social collapse as well as mass extinction of humans on Earth (90%+).
The scenario involved "stragglers" who try and eek out life in a classic survival tale, however it also needs to describe how the elite 1%s prepared and maintained life after the event.
For the purposes of the scenario, it can be assumed that:
- the event occurred in the current era of human civilization, and there is no hidden or magic technology available.
- by wealthy, it is meant the extreme elite 1% who have small-nation like finances at their disposal.
- they had engaged in any/all kinds of necessary preparation for an unforeseen event, and they survived this particular event. Although the nature of the preparation may vary.
- they do not face any particular ongoing threat to existence, be it disease or violence, although they have lost the entire supply chain of sustenance and technology that advanced civilization provided.
The basis to the question is that the extreme wealthy are particularly dependent on the supply chain of civilized society - be it advanced technology to skilled human labor, whereas the poor may already be adept at sustenance style living on the land. Do they give up all the trappings of wealth and join peasants on the farm? Do they barricade themselves in doomsday bunkers with 100 years worth of spam and hope their TV doesn't die? Do they join up with other wealthy and chosen followers and try and create a small isolated Utopian nation while preserving enough of the technological supply chain to keep living an advanced life (with a particular focus on environmental sustainability)? Or do they try and resurrect preexisting society by trying to establish a political class/system and bringing the broader economy alive? Any other possible scenarios.