Still the most populous single sentient species on Earth, Humanity has had a tough time of it. While physically no different from you or I, the Humans alive during this era have a very different outlook on things. They’ve been unseated as the dominant species in our cosmic worldview. They’ve seen a population of 8 billion people scrambling around on the earth and then bloom into the far reaches of the solar system. They’ve created a variant of their own race in labs and been forced to deal with the descendants. They’ve created coping mechanisms that allow them to rationalize the world around them and have been forced to acknowledge things earlier generations never knew.
Humans are a hardy breed of people without many of the petty worries and prejudices that plagued the race in centuries past. Despite the challenges and terrors that face them, they are a stalwart race who have strangely found hope in and amongst the almost overwhelming darkness.
Humans need little introduction to most, however for this setting some additional information is provided: