I've been thinking about how the majority of Earth's history in Star Trek (both Prime and Kelvin) is influenced by the fact that the original show was made in the 1960s. Due to a (in my opinion, rightful) predilection towards maintaining a consistent canon there has been reluctance to alter or retcon Earth's history to match the ensuing 50+ years. While I appreciate this, it does cause some oddities. Weird choices for the look and function of future tech (looking at you PADDs!), inconsistencies that require big stretches to reconcile (or are outright ignored), and a sort of disconnect with the viewer. Star Trek is no longer the future that could be, rather the future that wasn't to be. So, while I love the Prime timeline and want it to continue in TV I think it would be an interesting exercise to see how the future would develop from a modern present, whether thats in the form of a book, comic, limited mini-series, what have you. I also don't think that Prime events and characters need to be juryrigged into this new quantum reality, so unlike the books which tried to squeeze the Eugenics Wars into being a shadow conflict which presented itself to the public as the First Gulf War, unrest in the Balkans, the collapse of the USSR, etc if Khan and the Eugenics Wars don't make sense they don't need to exist. So if the goal is to create stories around a group of human and alien explorers belonging to an egalitarian, post-scarcity and post-labor society centered around an Earth that "got better" how would that go? How could Star Trek be birthed from our current world? Most science fiction outside of Trek with our Earth as its historical backdrop present gloomy futures, the one great enduring part of Trek is the idea that humans have the ability to be better as a whole.