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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 9. Homosapiens sapiens: Evolution’s Mystery

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The World Society moved to the Nairobi enclave in the former nation of Kenya in 2200. By then there was a plurality of political units around the world functioning with enough capital /economic strength to fund this move, its physical development and sustenance. I joined the Directorate as a glorified waterboy in 2230 at age twenty-six.

Shortly thereafter I attended a disturbing lecture, part of a series of lecture presentations and discussions. It was given by a prominent scientist in his/their study of human evolution and human nature. Although this lecture paper resides in our archives, I use my notes to paraphrase. I believe this lecture to have focused on the essence of our task to guide our world community into the mysteries of human nature. Inevitably this knowledge has to lead to the question of the policies we need to introduce to maintain our balance on that winding path that this mysterious biological entity will take into an unknown evolutionary future.

The lecture concerned our basic knowledge of the expression of this human nature as hinted at by our understanding of the thinking and behavior ← 57 | 58 →of the originators of cognitive human civilization. These originators, albeit of a nonliterate civilization, were the Cro-Magnon peoples of Europe.

I paraphrase the lecturer’s remarks:

We as with all higher animals/ mammals receive our survival information through our senses. The senses act radar-like, quickly pouring out neurological queries from our cortex to translate the...

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