Doom reflects on his dream of a Utopian world order, including a reliance on nanotechnology and the debts owed him by humankind.
An issue of introspection for Doom, his motivations and ideals are explored. He thinks about how nanotech can solve the problems of starvation and poverty, how his conquering the world would bring about a new utopia, and how the world is indebted to his existing.
In the epilogue Doom is hooked up to a device connected to the Dataweb that is feeding him the lives and deaths of his people. Doom goes into a rage and destroys the machine and shatters the crystal citadel, sending reverberations that makes Spider-Man 2099 queasy and Cerebra faint.