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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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:iconmicrowavedreams:
So with you doing a reboot of the 2nd renaissance, does this map hold any significance?
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YNot1989 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope.
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:iconmicrowavedreams:
Its quite obvious you could point out a very good deal with them, but what would say your biggest mistakes with these maps were?
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YNot1989 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly believed humans would come together in the face of a worldwide crisis instead of doing what they've always done. I also drastically overestimated technological development and the progress of climate change.
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JaggerTheDog Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet United States gets Philippines instead, not Malaysia. 
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:icondassuperpenguin39:
Also am surprised that the U.S. didn't take over the Philipines as a part of its territory, what with how much we've been involved over there past and present.
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:icondassuperpenguin39:
I take it that the United Nations no longer exists in this timeline?
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andrebitsz Dec 4, 2013   General Artist
HOLY crap! I had the same idea about the future of governments, where online forums and people decide on key issues rather than a group of corrupt elite sitting behind closed doors!:D
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Sakerti Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wh
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:iconwaracki99:
Why size of Russia has shrunk?
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