I thought Ian had mentioned they were not looking at 100-200 or so years ahead for the 'future' setting. Instead, he was considering closer to 500 or 1,000 years/something much further out? Personally, I'd like to see what happens with Psions and whatever the Orders / Aeon become in 100 years or so. At that time we're talking fairly advanced galactic exploration, probably a whole host of strange new aliens - basically, I guess, Aeon Mass Effect.