A subway of Chicago during 2149

The Earth is on its last breath.


The year 2149 is a point in the future when there is practically no animal or plant life on Earth. The planet also faces dwindling worldwide air quality. As a result people are forced to wear face masks to protect themselves from the polluted air.

The Shannon family lived during this point in the future. They departed from this year to Terra Nova.



  • It is implied that dragonflies are still alive, since Malcolm mentions "modern dragonflies" in Vs..