The worldwide computer network called Central can provide almost anything anyone could want, and thanks to advanced medicine, humans on 24th-Century Earth can live essentially forever–if they choose to.
The Futurist, understand that if nothing is done, humans on Earth will soon go extinct.
With Central’s help, they conceive a desperate plan: reach into the past, select individuals that might have the drive and determination that humanity has lost. Then subject them to the ultimate test, to winnow out the real survivors. Bring the survivors or their heirs to 24th Century Earth, to replace the qualities that future humans have lost.
On Darwin’s World, only the fit and the lucky survive.
The challenges include starvation, storms, giant predators–and predatory humans.
Some have turned to slavery…