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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 25. Perspective

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Intelligence has long been an adaptive pathway for animals’ survival. As long as our environment and our ecology are in constant change, instinctually rooted genetic change will not by itself serve as a conservative redoubt against fast-moving intelligent animals. Humans derive from ancient lines of other mammals andanthropoids. Not too long ago in sidereal time, there were a number of such hominine lines emerging from the Ice Age mists. All were significantly in advance of typical monkey and ape anthropoid lines in terms of brain power. But something even more radical happened perhaps as recently as half a million years ago, perhaps earlier.

Nature occasionally glorifies in producing a momentarily successful monstrosity. Deviants, such as the giant dinosaurs that pounded down the earth some 80 or 90 million years ago or those large-antlered Irish elks, some 100 thousand years ago, were all to quickly vanish from this planet. Our own ‘peacock,’ a super-brainy quirk, was Cro-Magnon, Hss, in origin northerly, white of skin, Caucasoid by happenstance. In exchange for this massive cortex and an enormously passionate neurology, nature eliminated any staid behavioral instinctual guidance, the heritage from the past.

← 173 | 174 →In tandem nature genetically dragged along the lower brain with its massive passions. Too often in its surge of energy this part of our brain evoked tremendous urges for sex, war, terrorism, genocide, football, soccer, rock concerts. For 365 days during the year the cortex had to deal with this clouding of logic, forbearance,...

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