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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 6. Brain Power

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In this chapter I will briefly relate a story that was spread about at the early meetings in Geneva. First however, I want to discuss the context in which this anecdote occurred.

These were conclaves concerned with the path to take into our future. The search was for scientific and intellectual consensus. But there was also a sensitivity to the fact that these research groups of ever-changing contributors, all unified in consensus, had to be reinforced by powerful figures in the various communities. They, in turn, would have to cede power to a new international overseership. The story that was being passed around became the backdrop of the debate over priorities. What should we place first on our agenda in attempting to right the sunken ship? Most feel these meetings took place about 2170–2180.

The choices as to where to begin to intellectualize the efforts for renewing our civilization centered around issues of democratic living, levels of cultural advance and debasement, scientific productivity, population reduction, intellectual capital. As I have mentioned earlier, there was already much freelancing during this period in terms of genetic material being exchanged, ← 37 | 38 →purchased, distributed, and shared among our species, given the differing ethnicities and racial components. This widespread trade in sperm donations was universally viewed as increasing brain power.

As I mentioned earlier, this process amounted to either sexual relations or artificial insemination. Again, the inducement was at first monetary. As soon as educational levels in...

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