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2070: The Second Renaissance by YNot1989 2070: The Second Renaissance by YNot1989
2070 CE:

After decades of work, the Flood has finally come to an end, though the damage will take centuries to fully repair, and parts of the world may be forever scared by the half a century of rising tides.

In early 2026 the world saw the birth of a technological messiah: the fabricator. A Nano scale factory, this single device made it possible to engineer anything on a molecular level, eliminating almost all design constraints beyond that of the human imagination. This device made ultraconductors a reality, cold fusion practical, and enabled the discovery of faster than light travel.

Across the globe new supranational entities are coming together, forming a world of continent spanning civilizations. Only some of these are capable of interstellar travel, though all can reach space.

Democracy is global, save for a few rare places where authoritarianism persist. Governments have seen their power drastically diminished as online forums have made representative government on the state and local level obsolete.

Most countries capable of space travel have become Four Tier Republics, inserting a new layer of government between provincial and federal, however Japan has recreated the Empire to administer their vast interstellar colonies, augmenting the Emperor into a near-omniscient being capable of partitioning his consciousness across the vast reaches of space and observing the collective status of his Interstellar Empire.

War between humanity has vanished, though terrorist and fringe groups drive the presence of domestic military power. The concept of an economy has become more of a measure of production rather than consumption, as the most common "job" is that of the freelance engineer (social, chemical, mechanical, etc).

It is a freer society than any other time in history; freer from government, corporate tyranny, from war, from want, and from fear. It is the height of a new era of ideas and creativity, this is the Second Renaissance.
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TotalTurtleTaco Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I have a suggestion for an alternate timeline, it would make my day if you used it Jake hula  totalturtletaco.deviantart.com…
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting, but I'm trying to focus on what I said I would do rather than get distracted by side projects. 
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TotalTurtleTaco Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ok, that's cool :)
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
God I want to know what you have plan to end the second renaissance...
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well this map is no longer canon. So not this.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Awwwwww..... Well I'm also building a world of my own can you maybe give me some tips on how to build a history that makes sense
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Causality is your friend. Every event must feed into the next event. Also you must let go of the notion that whats going on today will be seen as important to the next generation or three, or that there is an end to history. Don't be afraid to revise the timeline. This is revision 3 or 4 of the second renaissance, and it probably won't be the last (though I feel like its definitely more developed that it was in previous incarnations).
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Ah i see thank you for your advice maybe i can send you my first timeline for my fictional world (not base on earth) to see if I did it right :D
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BaresarkArfwisg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
The emperor part sounded like Warhammer 40k :D
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benmini66 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no a new power the power of Omega (new communism) an empire rises Russia is the fist the fall then the middle east europe. Then all men and women will see Karl Marxes dream becames all peoples dream Long Live Omega   
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