Note 1: While technically the quote discussing hardware usage in the prior article was from Chapter 1, it really related more to the sense of time theme developed in that part. This time, I'm going to get more thoroughly into some quite different themes that relate more to Chapter 1 itself.


Note 2:  In this graphic from Wikipedia, the high side of a UN population projection of the world does indeed hit 14 billion by 2100, though that is for the world.


Note 3: (Wikipedia notes that it was awarded a retrospective Nebula Award by the Science Fiction Writers of America.)


Note 4: (However, it is not clear whether that will hold together all the way through to the 22nd century of our timeline. Remember when I said that these matters are why SF is one of the hardest genres to write? My current theory is that the current world order will collapse at least once, but it would be rebuilt in time for this story.)


Note 5: (The name referred to a factory where earlier studies were performed on factory personnel but not yet fully understood.)


Note 6: (( my term, to keep this draft going))


Note 7: (On the other hand, there is a saying that some professions are slanted young. Olympic Athletes are considered only viable from about 16-25, and many science-math professions peak out at the late twenties, presumably because of the reliance on Fluid IQ.)


Note 8: (See Asimov, where the arrival of the prodigy called the Mule ruined Hari Seldon's projected PsychHistory.)