What the civilization of the future will be is open, depending on the free will and motivation of those who can guide its progress. It would be unfair to those who will be in a position to affect this to speculate. This picture is to be painted by the artists. The time after the cataclysms, what is termed the Aftertime, will be a time of great opportunity. Where all the foundations of the past have been shattered, and all is to be rebuilt, there is almost endless opportunity. The creative nature relishes such times. The courageous will find a bountiful return for their efforts. It will be a time when the capacities of each can be stretched to their limits, and entities can learn of strengths and talents within themselves they had not imagined.