Little by little the humanity is progressing in acknowledging its own abilities
and in the 22th century a special medical institute is open in Tokyo, Japan,
with the sole purpose to research the phenomenon of "contortionism".
The best performers from all over the world sign high budget contracts to
work as "lab rats" for a year or two, until their bodies are thoroughly
studied. After several decades the institute starts growing up their own
"lab rats" by signing contracts with parents to be able to test various
contortion training methods on their children since infancy.
The scientific approach gives amazing results and many methods are
discovered that one can use to reach extreme flexibility painlessly, without
any sort of medieval tortures, using the most modern devices and
approaches. And since it's Japan we're talking about, all these devices
look super cool and there are tons of anime and manga dedicated to the
present and future of this equipment and contortion in general.
Contortion is now injected into all genres of manga, from dystopias and
magic worlds to detective stories and social dramas, but... let's not get off
topic here XD
The training devices become capable of monitoring all bodily functions, thus
making the training very individual. Every trainee has a special internet
account where all his parameters are stored, so he can just log in to any
training device in the gym and it will automatically proceed with the most
The scientific proof that extreme stretching can be painless and healthy for
the body makes contortion so widely accepted in the world that it becomes
one of the most popular forms of art, along with music or dance, by the
end of the 22th century.
Here we can see a Japanese boy from the contortion studio "Origami" in
Tokyo. This is the studio that belongs to the aforementioned institude and
its children have the access to all the latest inventions. The name Origami
was chosen after the art of folding a simple sheet of paper in such a way
that it forms various beautiful figures, all without the help of scissors or
glue. Much like contortion is the art of making beautiful forms with nothing
but the human body!
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