From the introduction:
The Glass Dream Game gives us teachers and students, ivory towers and scars of war, ethics and politics, games and philosophy, catastrophe and the glint of a better world from an intellectual community, asking “What do you do next?”
The time of war and destruction has ended. It ended because the world rose up as one, then banded together to create an academy, meant to preserve our best lessons and teach us how to move forward. And then they moved on, and forgot.
Nations once again populate the map, industry is returning, and people continue to live as they always have, as best they can.
But we, the teachers and students, are still here, still studying, still learning, still building a better world. If we learn enough, could we finish what they started? Can we teach the world utopia? Can we learn it ourselves?