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2284 World Society

Iaian Vernier's Memoir

Seymour W. Itzkoff

2284: World Society, Iaian Vernier’s Memoir is a fascinating study of mankind. Written as a work of fiction, it looks at the human condition 200 years in the future. Predicting the outcome of today’s social policies, 2284 is a cultural anthropology study that adds to Itzkoff’s extensive writing on the topic. Iaian Vernier writes in 2284 of the revolutionary internationalism that has been established in Nairobi, Africa. He chronicles the disasters that almost destroyed the twenty-first-century world. He describes in anecdote and philosophical depth the new scientific and secular world that has been established to bring peace, equality, ethnic diversity and democracy to humanity, while scrutinizing the plans for demographic stability that will sustain humanity into the future. In the twenty-third century, the forbidden rationality of the scientific minds of the twenty-first century have been unleashed.
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Personal Note from Iaian Vernier


To help the reader understand where I come from, I must set down a few biographical details of my life and work. I am a civil servant, and the child of civil servants. While born and raised mostly on the European continent, my heritage and that of my parents are transnational. Racially and ethnically I represent several continents as does my wife. My heritage is European, Asian and African. My wife comes from an ancient line of North Americans with European origins as well as what has been called Latino.

Our two children have married Asiatic heritage individuals, and our grandchildren have also married individuals with Asiatic and African roots. With our encouragement, I think, we now have great grandchildren on the way. Our family represents our new world citizenry wherein old racial and ethnic origins are rapidly being displaced by new and very different identities. Although our children have adopted our civil service traditions of professional commitment, I believe our grandchildren, having been given wide educational choices, are poised to take on roles in independent artistic and technological institutions.

My one great regret is not having had the perspective of those who live, work, and think outside of governmental domains. I served World Society institutions for forty-three years. Especially gratifying was the opportunity ← xv | xvi →to experience at an early stage in the move of this important institution for peace and prosperity to Nairobi in Africa. For well over a century now the alteration of...

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