First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

Humankind moved from tribal hunter-gathers to agriculture-husbandry about 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic Revolution. Nothing much happened, except civilization’s history, for the next 9,700 years. Around 1750, the Industrial Revolution began, lasting until roughly 1850. A Second Industrial Revolution took place between 1850 and 1930. Things seem to have been rather revolting ever since, but where are we headed?

Human Nature Never Changes. But What Is Human Nature?

Human Nature Never Changes. But What Is Human Nature?

Are we humans malleable, or are there some things in us that cannot be changed? Today, a most important question, as various ruler-wannabes are trying so very hard to change us. Can they succeed, or will human nature prevail? This of course depends on how you define human nature. What, in practice, is “human nature”?

What Can We Really Do – To Make a Difference?

What Can We Really Do – To Make a Difference?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” — Elon Musk “The ones who...
Who Will Really Lose Their Job to ChatGPT and Kin?

Who Will Really Lose Their Job to ChatGPT and Kin?

The answer: relatively few. Instead, the nature of very many jobs will change as ChatGPT and other AI critters are incorporated into the workplace. Humans are different from AI, and are still vital to most activities and jobs. Will workers continue to lose their jobs for whatever reasons, as always? Of course. AI has become just another reason among many.

In the Real World, Chaos Is Normal and Good

In the Real World, Chaos Is Normal and Good

Chaos – disorder, confusion, things out of control. Kind of like much of our world today. When will our chaos go away? But what if chaos is an essential precursor to great change. Change rarely flows from stability and order. Disruption is what creates an environment favoring change. Chaos is often its marker. Chaos allows big changes to happen.