The Novosolarian Codex
The next 200 years are crucial to the survival of humankind. It is very difficult to describe exactly was has to happen to still be there at that deadline downstream in time, but if we project forwards and then back again in time, some thing as are evident:
We have delevoped widespread, easily available space travel and have started to use it for colonizing the planets and asteroids of our system.
We have conquered a lot of the basic limitations of the body, including cancer, infections, autoimmune decease, organ replacement etc.
We have developed a global/civilizationwide network of readily available computational power that makes us independant of place and time when conducting the business of being human.
We have developed artificial intelligence in artificial bodies that equals or rivals our own capacities and helps us meet our goals.
We have delivered on the promise of nanotechnology and genetics in order to solve the above challenges.
These things HAVE to have happened in order to secure the survival of humanity beyond this period in time. If they don't, we won't. It is as simple as that.
The basic assumption here is that no global religion, administrative system, political movement or nation construct will be able to prevent, harness or destroy the underlying currents of religion, nation or tribe. So we need to break free of each other.
On the other hand, these developements do not guarantee the continued freedom and existance of humanity on their own. We will still see the abuse of power, atrocities, dictature, bigotry, sexism, terrorism, curruption etc. They will forever be part of human existance. We will have to create safe havens, pockets of resistance.
Any political philosophy claiming that one day all people will behave because of The Rule of God, Democracy, Money or whatever, is doomed to fail. There will never be One Brotherhood Of Man under any flag. But we can have our Paradise, our Zion, our Ur if we create them independently in the Universe.