Relevant driving forces during this last hundred years include: computers, like the PC, the web, and supercomputers; genetics, cloning, stem cells, DNA insertions into food crops; energy needs; environmental concerns; gender equality, religion. Technology is rapidly reaching a crescendo. It will either utterly transform us as it has in the past, or it will be the downfall of Homo sapiens. Most religions predict an end, disastrous in size and scope, followed by a mystic spiritual alteration. Many of these same faiths believe that this event is coming very soon. History follows patterns. Just as the Americas developed, so will space. Are we going to break the loop of rise and fall now or ever? Do we resolve our worldwide political differences? Are we entering into a new Utopia or find ourselves mired in an anti-Utopia. How did it all begin? Where are we now? What do we face tomorrow? All of these concerns and more point toward a paradigm shift in mental and physical human evolution, or an end to humankind. Is it a new beginning or the complete end of man? Red and Walter are on the forefront of the battle against time and the universe. They are the final hopes of humanity.