It has been announced that the world will end because of lack of natural resources. Ziggy is in a position where all the kids have access to the things they thought they wanted. The older people have lost all touch with reality and the kids are left on their own to plunder anything. Ziggy was in a rock and roll band and the kids no longer want rock and roll. There is no electricity to play it. Ziggy's advisors tell him to collect news and sing it 'cause there is no news. So Ziggy does this and there is terrible news. Ziggy's cosmology is that Starmen were the invisible infinites. Black hole jumpers, who through a dream, tell the human Ziggy Stardust to write of the imminent coming of the Starman to earth. He subsequently writes "Starman" which is the first hope that people have salvation since the news that the earth has only five years left.