Welcome to the 30th century. In the thousand years since humankind
first reached beyond the atmosphere of planet Earth
, we have slowly ventured farther and farther from the shores of home
into the endless heavens
. In the process, humanity has matured. We have set aside our ancient tribalism in favor of unity, forging a new civilization
largely free of the social and physical ills that have plagued us for the last twelve thousand years. We have learned to exercise our tremendous technological power
with care and humility. And we did it on our own.
In the course of our perpetual wandering
, humans have come to recognize that we are children of the cosmos, not lords. Thus, we resolved to be humble explorers, not arrogant conquerors. We have made those mistakes before. And upon discovering other cosmic children
in the stars above, we vowed to never make those mistakes again.
After all: we only have each other, and the stars