According to many anthropologists the role of energy that began with the first fire that was discovered by cave-people, then to industrial revolution, whereby the steam engine changed the pace of life and the scope of productivity, resourcefulness and human ability dynamically, then to the discovery and mass adoption of ideas like blockchain, the internet, big data and genetic modification of foods as well as humans.
The human transformation has been greatly affected by basic conflicts on food and water, wars and invasions based on bread and grain such as during the French revolution exposed the world to the newer ideas of independence, liberty and a need for constant improvements in living standards this has been a subtext for the great European Rennaisance or the period of enlightenment.
This lead to the immediate improvement and de-risking of the thought of challenging the current paradigms, religious dogmas that could challenge the Church and question authority which also meant to build in secret, through one’s own resources and to discover things and notions like Galileo Galilei did with his telescope. Whether technologies like the telescope added to the perspective needed for improvements in the scientific model or accounted for the actual product, they all piled up and one after the other systematically paved the way for human beings to exist today.
Way before Galileo’s time, the invention of paper and writing in Egyptian societies and writing in caves along the river Nile and pyramids of Ghiza showed the world that there is a new way to express yourself. While it may have served a very different purpose i.e to glorify the king and his dynasty, whom we know and recall as the Pharaohs, it spread to areas the Pharaohs won over and occupied, and then to the rest of the world as weapons advanced and the wars became a game of better spears, arrows, swords and then machine guns and spread legitimately to the whole world. Then, the first printing press in the 15th Century allowed for books to be printed and Newspapers to be published. This gave birth to the common knowledge or rapid and easy spread/dissemination of ideas perhaps from pop culture in the shape of tabloids to then broadsheets later in life.
Ultimately, things kept improving and inventions and innovation kept commercializing and capitalism along with great warfare and manpower led us humankind to the point in history it stands at today. Hereby, all countries are at constant threat of food shortages, famine, environmental changes and thus, natural catastrophes, nuclear war possibilities, invasions by the superpowers of the world in case they find great reserves of natural resources in their land, disease or biological warfare, gold crises like in Venezuela and poverty from elimination from international trade or rejection of the seat at the table of the United Nations due to terrorist involvements.
Now the question is, where do we go from here? Now, what?