EDIT: This is all very dated info. Some of it is relevant but a lot of it isn't.
About 2 years ago I started working on a sci-fi Flash series called EVolution. I just posted this because I want to know what you guys think and I want feedback on its lore.
It follows the time-travelling exploits of a highly-evolved man from the far, FAR, FAR future named Xleek, and two "modern" humans that he abducted earlier on. I have the whole history of humanity from now until then planned out on paper, but long story short, things get bad for us, then they get worse, then they get awesome, then they get flat-out strange.
This website and forum played a huge role in planning out the technologies these people use. At first I didn't really know where to start, all I knew about these strange future people was that "their technology is Sufficiently Advanced and they appear to us like aliens with flying saucers".
Now their background is much more fleshed out. What remains of humanity are actually fetus-like things with huge brains (neoteny has had a crippling effect on their biology). They are first enhanced with cybernetics and AI, and then are kept inside INCREDIBLY powerful shells of nanotechnology that (usually) take the form of short, gray, humanoids with large craniums and eyes. Their 'humanity' or 'souls' are kept intact through all of this.
Their society is a caste-based system. Your role in this society determines your level of artificial enhancement. The lowest of the castes, like Drones, have rudimentary AI and artificial bodies specifically adapted to their designated tasks, while the Universal Triumverate have god-like AI and are vast, intangible entities with no need for physical bodies.
They've colonized most of the known universe (yes, they are more than capable of extragalactic travel and perform it on a daily basis) due to Quantum Blink technology, which can take you anywhere you want instantaneously. Computer science as a field has been obsolete for hundreds of thousands of years. The Milky Way galaxy has been transformed into the first Glactic Hive-Mind, each planet being a 'neuron' in its great brain.
These are just a few examples of their technology. If you guys are interested I'll make a post on the events that took place in the million years leading up to this time.
EDIT: working on the timeline post now.