To My Valued Fellows,
As we are all aware, our people have made tremendous progress both evolutionarily and technologically. Thanks to us, our species is protected from the ravages of cancer and we have developed the means to fabricate any product we may desire. Combined with our latest invention, allowing us to move between dimensions and so effectively eliminate travel times, our society has achieved an unprecedented level of perfection. For this, I must congratulate you all.
However, I must also bring to point the dark side of our developments. Our world is dying. Overpopulated and under cared for, my analysis reveals that, without major corrective action in the next few centuries, just a handful of generations, it will cease to be habitable by even those in our species with the hardiest of genetic alterations. As has been the case for millennia, it falls to us to safeguard the future of our species.
Our people are unwilling to change their ways, so we must ensure their compliance. I propose we employ a species-wide modification that is slow-acting enough to prevent our people from realizing what is happening. This will safeguard our work long enough to make the changes irreversible, no matter how much anger is directed towards us and our purpose.
I have already begun work on a virus that will enable our world's flora to control a certain small, planet-wide species of bloodsuckers. However, I am asking each of you to devise and propose a mechanism that can be deployed via the bite of this insect and will initiate and further a slow, nonlethal genetic change. Be open to criticism on your idea, as they will be discussed at length come the meeting at the hibernal solstice. The mechanism that is safe, efficient, and hardest to notice will be implemented.
Once our kin are too far gone to offer reasonable resistance, we will be free to dismantle the modern structures. The world will heal itself and our species will be safe.
Myrissar E'dan Wudende
Chief Officer of the Future
P.S.: Make sure to enjoy the hibernal celebrations this year, and come to the meeting prepared to discuss any specific genetic changes you want for yourself.