The Crusades revisited. A thousand years later, a Christian leader, Pat Robertson, suggests to a caller with "wife problems" that he convert to Islam so he can beat his disrespectful spouse. A group of (presumably) Christian fanatics create a really stupid video intended to show Muslims that their prophet was a child molester. In response, a group of (presumably) Muslim fanatics kills American diplomats who just supported their efforts to overthrow the tyrants who had been oppressing them. On most social issues, the fantical Christians and the fanatical Muslims agree with one another. There is one minor difference. Each sees themselves as representing the will of god, and the other as representing the devil. I can only conclude that after a thousand years, we really haven't made much progress as a species.
Have you read any of the Civitas Rising series? Please share your thoughts about the Great Change, the impact of technology on our lives, healthcare, the role of government, and anything else the books got you thinking about.