Affecting the story almost as much is the sort of culture Earth has developed by the time the story opens.
Some people have already developed more serious health problems by the time they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
We'd all developed a healthy respect for their courage and combat endurance by the time we slaughtered the last of them.
The young Celesta had developed a big appetite by the time she was six and preferred playing with candy rather than toys.
Felton's own mind had developed some of this instinct by the time he had arrived here.
Scott, however, never ceased to modify and further develop the device by the time of his death in 1994.
"Trill had already developed warp drive by the time Vulcans made first contact with us."
Or likely to develop any such thing by the time we could reach those places.
She developed an interest in natural studies by the time she was twelve.
"Now, if I'm to have any chance of developing something by the time we reach the Borg ship again."