- "You can never plan the future by the past."
- –Edmund Burke
- "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
- –Albert Einstein
Future Civic is located at the end of the civics tree and can be researched multiple times to increase your score. In Rise and Fall, it also awards a new Governor Title each time it is researched, and in Gathering Storm, it awards 50 Diplomatic Favor in addition to its other completion rewards.
The progress of culture is a slow and unfolding arc, and the values that define a culture evolve, ebb, and flow over time. Philosophers continue to debate great questions of antiquity today: What is a good life? How should people live moral lives? What are our rights and liberties? What is the individual’s relation to the state? The evolution of technology creates new moral quandaries which must be negotiated, as well as opportunities to create both good and evil. The future must look to its own problems, while drawing on the wisdom of past ages. While we cannot know with certainty what the culture of the future will offer, we hope that this "future civic" will be a celebration of those things that bind us in a common humanity and the differences that give humanity its texture.