It is important to appreciate that this is not just a pretty Utopian fantasy.
Real problems that are or may well soon affect mankind are raised and importantly solutions are given. I have not merely said this is a problem or we should do something or lets all be nice to each other ( though of course that is desirable).
Here are some of the problems raised in the essay (not in the order they appear ), read it carefully to find the solutions.
1.Growth of population,
2.growth in the consumption of resources,
3.unwanted / uncared for children,
4.education in the future,
9.sea level rise,
10.how to adapt to the unknown,
11.maintaining social cohesion,
13.maintaining good will, co-operation, and genetic exchange between isolated communities,
14.potential ice age,
15.how to feel worthwhile without children,
16.need for sustainable measures of economic success,
17.need for a shared goal and values for humanity,
20.How to create independent colonies suitable for space migration,
21.what happens to non human life as climate change progresses?
The tale progresses from a rather stark opening quote that shows the devaluation of humanity and ends on an uplifting quote that in contrast shows the unappreciated value of life, and especially the human being. It also progresses through a day from 'sunrise' to 'sunset'.Physics is woven into the tale both in the context of problems we will face and as solutions to problems. I particularly like the realization that light at night is linked to cancer and so can be prevented by a healthy sleep regime.
The final section relates to my explanatory framework for physics in which the (material un-written )future is not fully determined so mankind has freewill to build his future. Through out the essay are many references the reference list contains a large number of hyperlinks making the access of additional information easy.