We have come incredibly far as humans from mud huts to the International Space Station, and many times throughout our history people have proclaimed that the end was near, only to be disproved by technology’s eternal march forward.
Today we too face great problems like climate change and so-called unsustainable growth, but how do we recognize whether our fears are just as ungrounded as the ones voiced by people of the past or if we really should have great concerns?
For the past 10,000 years, our world has seen profound changes. We humans have advanced from a time where our most complex inventions were cave paintings and mud huts to the present, where our capabilities count moon landings, airplanes, a high-tech global civilization, the internet and much much more.
Especially the last 200 years have seen these magnificent changes come about so fast, you don’t have to go many years back to find …