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David Schwartzman
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 In year 2117 my great daughter Claudia (named after Claudia Jones) and great grandson Fidel (named after that giant of the 20th Century) are living in a newly emerged mature global civilization,​ reaching the stage of Solar Communism. There are no remaining disparities of health, education, quality of life in any region of human civilization. ​ We have now left prehistory behind. The history of Fossil Capitalism with its core the "​Military Industrial (Fossil Fuel Nuclear State Terror and Surveillance) Complex"​ is now available on display in the Museum of Prehistory on personal quantum computers with the computing power of early 21st Century supercomputers,​ along with full access to the libraries of the world. ​ In year 2117 my great daughter Claudia (named after Claudia Jones) and great grandson Fidel (named after that giant of the 20th Century) are living in a newly emerged mature global civilization,​ reaching the stage of Solar Communism. There are no remaining disparities of health, education, quality of life in any region of human civilization. ​ We have now left prehistory behind. The history of Fossil Capitalism with its core the "​Military Industrial (Fossil Fuel Nuclear State Terror and Surveillance) Complex"​ is now available on display in the Museum of Prehistory on personal quantum computers with the computing power of early 21st Century supercomputers,​ along with full access to the libraries of the world. ​
  
-All energy is now provided by solar power, mainly in the form of highly efficient thin-film photovoltaics invented in 2025, requiring no rare elements for its manufacture. Most of these photovoltaic arrays ​on on the roofs and sides of buildings in green cities, with power supplemented by open ocean wind farms and concentrated solar power in less than 5 percent of desert areas around the Earth. Electricity derived from these renewable energy sources power all the needs of humanity, with public transit largely replacing electric cars, now a relict of the mid-21st Century. The power level of human civilization is now 30 trillion watts, almost double the level of the early 21st Century, with energy poverty terminated, with every child born now living to the maximum life expectancy possible (averaging now 110 years, with options for much higher levels being explored using cyberborg technologies). Air travel continues powered by electricity stored in ultra-capacitors and carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuel synthesized from water and carbon dioxide. The biosphere is largely cleaned up, including the legacy of the Military Industrial Complex, chemical, radioactive and plastic wastes (especially in the ocean) utilizing this renewable energy infrastructure along with bacteria and fungi digesters and accumulators obtained by experimental selection of microbes obtained from deep sea sediments. Radioactive wastes are now safely contained in deep sealed mines in Precambrian bedrock, mainly in Canada and Siberia. As a result of recycling powered by the solar infrastructure,​ mining has ceased on the Earth'​s surface, but continues for rare elements on the Moon, where the only fission reactors are sited, for power and production of radio-isotopes for medical purposes. Ongoing carbon sequestration of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere continues, although its level is now safe at 330 ppm, necessary because of the legacy of anthropogenic carbon dioxide stored in the ocean, continuing to equilibrate with the atmosphere. Agriculture is now completely in the form of agroecologies,​ using molecular biology to select the most productive organisms along with their symbionts from preserved biodiversity,​ rather than the early corporate driven GMO technologies. Most food is now grown in cities, including vertical farms, and in a perimeter of about 100 kilometer area. Human and animal wastes are digested and cycled back into these farms. Meat production from killing animals has ceased, with meat substitutes being synthesized in factory production, but not living animals. Of course, carnivores are still eating herbivores in a globally managed biodiversity.  ​+All energy is now provided by solar power, mainly in the form of highly efficient thin-film photovoltaics invented in 2025, requiring no rare elements for its manufacture. Most of these photovoltaic arrays ​are on the roofs and sides of buildings in green cities, with power supplemented by open ocean wind farms and concentrated solar power in less than 5 percent of desert areas around the Earth. Electricity derived from these renewable energy sources power all the needs of humanity, with public transit largely replacing electric cars, now a relict of the mid-21st Century. The power level of human civilization is now 30 trillion watts, almost double the level of the early 21st Century, with energy poverty terminated, with every child born now living to the maximum life expectancy possible (averaging now 110 years, with options for much higher levels being explored using cyberborg technologies). Air travel continues powered by electricity stored in ultra-capacitors and carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuel synthesized from water and carbon dioxide. The biosphere is largely cleaned up, including the legacy of the Military Industrial Complex, chemical, radioactive and plastic wastes (especially in the ocean) utilizing this renewable energy infrastructure along with bacteria and fungi digesters and accumulators obtained by experimental selection of microbes obtained from deep sea sediments. Radioactive wastes are now safely contained in deep sealed mines in Precambrian bedrock, mainly in Canada and Siberia. As a result of recycling powered by the solar infrastructure,​ mining has ceased on the Earth'​s surface, but continues for rare elements on the Moon, where the only fission reactors are sited, for power and production of radio-isotopes for medical purposes. Ongoing carbon sequestration of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere continues, although its level is now safe at 330 ppm, necessary because of the legacy of anthropogenic carbon dioxide stored in the ocean, continuing to equilibrate with the atmosphere. Agriculture is now completely in the form of agroecologies,​ using molecular biology to select the most productive organisms along with their symbionts from preserved biodiversity,​ rather than the early corporate driven GMO technologies. Most food is now grown in cities, including vertical farms, and in a perimeter of about 100 kilometer area. Human and animal wastes are digested and cycled back into these farms. Meat production from killing animals has ceased, with meat substitutes being synthesized in factory production, but not living animals. Of course, carnivores are still eating herbivores in a globally managed biodiversity.  ​
  
 Global political economy has of course been radically altered, utilizing the best insights and experience of the movements from the last three hundred years, in particular ecosocialist/​communist/​green/​anarchist/​indigenous peoples movements, which along with the legacy of the women'​s and Black liberation movements informing a reinvention of the prefigurations created under the rule of capital. The "white race" is no more, this social construct of white supremacy so important to the reproduction of the hegemony of capital to be terminated in the 21st Century, with the notorious example of the Trump regime (Trump died of a heart attack in 2019, apparently from overindulgence of fast food and steaks eaten in his hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue). The terms "​race"​ (applied to humans) and "​multiracial"​ are obsolete, just as the "Third World" of the 20th Century. All discrimination based on gender, sexual preference and disability is outlawed, with violators subject to social therapy.  ​ Global political economy has of course been radically altered, utilizing the best insights and experience of the movements from the last three hundred years, in particular ecosocialist/​communist/​green/​anarchist/​indigenous peoples movements, which along with the legacy of the women'​s and Black liberation movements informing a reinvention of the prefigurations created under the rule of capital. The "white race" is no more, this social construct of white supremacy so important to the reproduction of the hegemony of capital to be terminated in the 21st Century, with the notorious example of the Trump regime (Trump died of a heart attack in 2019, apparently from overindulgence of fast food and steaks eaten in his hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue). The terms "​race"​ (applied to humans) and "​multiracial"​ are obsolete, just as the "Third World" of the 20th Century. All discrimination based on gender, sexual preference and disability is outlawed, with violators subject to social therapy.  ​
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 Social governance of the political and physical economies is now in place on all scales, facilitated by quantum computers. Social governance of the political and physical economies is now in place on all scales, facilitated by quantum computers.
  
-In 2103, a weak signal from the Galactic Club was detected after a search for over a hundred years, with an invitation for Planet Earth to join.  This invitation was responded to immediately, ​yes we are ready! Schwartzman'​s scenario was realized as outlined over a hundred years ago in 2010  ​+In 2103, a weak signal from the Galactic Club was detected after a search for over a hundred years, with an invitation for Planet Earth to join.  This invitation was responded to immediately, ​YES WE ARE READY Schwartzman'​s scenario was realized as outlined over a hundred years ago in 2010  ​
 (SETI Redux: Joining the Galactic Club: https://​www.astrobio.net/​alien-life/​seti-redux-joining-the-galactic-club/​). (SETI Redux: Joining the Galactic Club: https://​www.astrobio.net/​alien-life/​seti-redux-joining-the-galactic-club/​).
 (With special acknowledgement to the inspiration of W.W. Wagar and Ernst Bloch, along with all my comrades). ​ (With special acknowledgement to the inspiration of W.W. Wagar and Ernst Bloch, along with all my comrades). ​
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