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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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Chapter 2. Into the Tunnel

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We believe that the past 150 years have constituted a revolution for the human race. This revolution and the goals that we have set are hardly concluded. We have a long way to go before the leadership of international and national governments and among the scientists, technologists, businesses and independent groupings of citizens can declare our ‘mission accomplished.’ In reality it never will be. As I will discuss, human nature and its future direction and development will always be a mystery.

We do not fully understand the meaning of our evolutionary burst into biological dominance nor the relationship of this evolutionary position in terms of its social meaning. How can we live together in cultural units with symbolic differences and yet maintain a peaceful momentum of change, cultural and social—our plan’s item G.

What we have learned so far was, of course, stimulated by the catastrophic social dynamics of approximately three centuries of disaster and progress—the twentieth, twenty-first, and half of the twenty-second century. Our historians have been squabbling, almost without a break, in attempting not only to describe the nature of the events, among which were scientific, technological, ← 7 | 8 →medical progress, arts of great depth, continuing worldwide bloodletting, war, terror, genocides seemingly without end. Of course amidst this cascade towards disaster were the ideological pretensions of those in power, their hallucinatory declamations, and the high living that juiced their self-serving spiel.

The outcome was a breakdown of existing worldwide policy...

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