Blending In

A Guide for Post-Apocalyptic Visitors

Navigating 2024 (or so)

Welcome, time traveler from 2081 and beyond! As you embark on your journey to the year 2024+ era, you will find a world vastly different from your post-apocalyptic era. This guide aims to help you navigate through the nuances of early 21st-century life, culture, and etiquette.

Understanding 2024+ Society


  • Digital Dominance: The world of 2024+ is highly digital. Smartphones, computers, and the internet are integral to daily life. Familiarize yourself with basic operations of these devices.
  • Social Media: Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others are central to social interaction. They are used for communication, news, and entertainment.


  • Currency: Unlike the barter system you might be accustomed to, 2024 operates primarily on digital transactions. Credit cards, online banking, and mobile payments are common.
  • Consumerism: The economy is driven by consumerism. There’s a wide variety of products and services available, often more than necessary.


  • Pollution and Conservation: Environmental concerns are significant. Be mindful of practices like recycling, conserving water, and reducing plastic use.

Social Etiquette and Behavior


  • Language and Slang: English (or the dominant language of the region you’re visiting) may have evolved differently. Be prepared for unfamiliar slang or expressions.
  • Politeness: Basic manners like saying “please,” “thank you,” and respecting personal space are important.

Dress Code

  • Casual Dressing: In general, clothing in 2024+ is less about survival and more about personal expression. Casual attire is common in many settings.

Laws and Regulations

  • Obeying Laws: Laws are strictly enforced. Understand and adhere to local laws, including those regarding jaywalking, littering, and public conduct.

Cultural Norms

Food and Dining

  • Diverse Cuisine: Expect a wide variety of food options. Dining etiquette varies by culture but generally involves using utensils and observing table manners.
  • Vegetarianism and Veganism: These are common dietary choices. Be open to trying plant-based foods.

Entertainment and Leisure

  • Cinema, Music, and Sports: These are popular forms of entertainment. Engaging in conversations about these topics can be a good way to connect with locals. You don’t have to actually be interested. Just nodding your head works a lot of the time.
  • Hobbies and Interests: Explore local museums, parks, and cultural events to understand the society better.

Tips for Blending In

  • Research: Before your journey, try to learn as much as possible about the years just after 2024 to avoid culture shock.
  • Observation: Watch and learn from the locals. Imitating their behavior helps you blend in.
  • Asking for Help: Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. Most people will be helpful, though they may find some of your questions unusual. If you are really lost, contact us at We may be able to advise you or put an experienced D.I.R.T. team member in touch.
  • Journaling: Keep a record of your experiences and observations. This can help you process the new world and also serves as a historical document for your time.

Consciousness and the Unseen

  • Consciousness: The concept of expanding human consciousness through meditation technologies and group meditations is just starting to take hold in the early part of the century. So, while you can refer to such things on occasion, not everyone will know what you are talking about.
  • Unseen entities such as demons, DATS (delayed afterlife transits or ghosts), etc. are mostly not considered anything but mythical, so it’s usually best not to mention them.

Cautionary Notes

  • Technological Overreliance: Avoid becoming too dependent on technology. Maintain your survival skills and independence for when you go back to your normal era.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Be respectful of different cultures and traditions. Avoid making assumptions based on your time’s norms.
  • Temporal Impact: Remember, your actions might have unforeseen consequences on the timeline. Act responsibly. Try not to date anyone in your historical family. Dating of any kind is actually risky. Look for a gold claw logo.

Embarking on this journey is a remarkable feat. Embrace the experience with an open mind and heart. Welcome to 2024+, a world of opportunities and discoveries awaits you!