These are the Stairs of Humanity's Civilization Revolution
The fifth step is the Digital Revolution. Meanwhile, this is the top step of human civilization. An Alpha generation has been born that moves and thinks digitally. They have been directly connected globally and penetrated the traditional boundaries of nations and countries with a split-second time lag. Even in the near future, their bodies will be connected to digital machines in a singularity.
Muhammad Natsir Tahar
For two and a half million years, the human species has lived and died on earth. Humans have passed through a ladder of revolutions to be seen as they are today, with a slight disregard for the prophetic episode on the first stair.
The first stair, the Cognitive Revolution. This was the deciding stage of whether or not the species Homo Sapiens could control the planet. Archaeological support is stronger based on empirical evidence through DNA mapping found in fossils. So if it is said that the intelligent humans Adam and Eve descended from heaven as the first humans, there should be no primitive humans filling the entire surface of the continent almost simultaneously.
This is where the historical chain between Abrahamic dogma and Darwinianism breaks down. The time between Adam's descent and the age of human fossils, and the nomadic way of migrating across oceans and continents from a single starting point is beyond human reason. Researchers are also questioning the ancestral genetic footprint of modern humans (Homo Sapiens) and how it relates to prehistoric humans Homo Neanderthalensis who became extinct 30,000 years ago. Because on the same millennium trajectory, Neanderthals were more intelligent than Sapiens.
The Cognitive Revolution is about the beginning of humans developing vocal abilities and social instincts. Humans began to be able to elaborate their reasoning and convey important news to the rest of the herd such as the threat of giant saber-toothed lions or ancient tarantulas, or the ability to delegate tasks: who goes hunting and who picks out tubers or earthworms.
Surprisingly, when human cognitive and reasoning abilities began to develop, so did mysticism and myth. Humans then live in a dual reality, physically strong and smart, but submissive and resigned under the control of myth. However, myth is also the cause of the creation of nations and empires. Myths also determined who were emperors, who were legionaries and who were servants.
The second stair, the Agricultural Revolution. The transition to agriculture began around 9500 - 8500 BC in the hilly regions of southeastern Turkey, western Iran and Arabia. Humans no longer hunted and gathered food, but began to devote their attention to sowing seeds and domesticating livestock.
Paradoxically, at the same time there was a phenomenon of malnutrition and physical weakening due to the increasingly limited intake of nutrients that could only be obtained from what was grown. Soon humans began to be attacked by various diseases transmitted from livestock. The Agricultural Revolution has given birth to wheat or grain people who are physically weak and sometimes whipped by landlords who sneak in from the back door of history.
The third stair, the Monetary Revolution. The Agricultural Revolution encouraged humans to form a network of artificial instincts called "Culture". Each entity inhabiting a particular valley for example became so uniform, yet life was getting more complex out there. Beautiful clam shells could not be continuously exchanged for premium quality flint. They need a medium of exchange called money.
It turns out that every rung of the ladder of human history has been smeared with derailment oil. In the beginning, money came good. The value of gold and silver coins was exactly equal to their material content until paper money was invented.
Paper money became a medium of exchange guarded by myth. It has left behind its ancestors, the gold and silver coins. The Monetary Revolution created an economic bubble through banks that were given the ability to create imaginary money that would burst at any moment.
The fourth stair, the Science Revolution. The ladder of the Science Revolution was assembled from the mosaics of civilization by the Renaissance Men. They had slept a thousand years, when Islamic philosophers and scientists woke them up at the end of the Middle Ages. Aristotle's philosophy had been revived in the Arabian Peninsula 700 years earlier when the dark cloud of ignorance was hanging over the skies of Europe. But once Europe woke up, they were no longer stopped.
The Science Revolution had heated up the furnace of civilization. When all the machines that could be invented had been and would be invented. Those machines made humans move faster and produce more. Europeans started building guns, embarking on expeditions and building empires around the world. Some succeeded in taking over the Spice Islands, others got lost in the Americas, destroying and rebuilding civilizations.
The fifth stair, the Digital Revolution. Meanwhile, this is the top step of human civilization. An Alpha generation has been born that moves and thinks digitally. They have been directly connected globally and penetrated the traditional boundaries of nations and countries with a split-second time lag. Even in the near future, their bodies will be connected to digital machines in a singularity.
The millennial era has provided a playing field that is much wider and faster than anything that has ever been available before. However, it is also like living in a digital shell that paralyzes the nerves of physical friendship.
Through scientific engineering, humans will defy the laws of nature through a series of intelligent actions to manipulate life. The smartest and strongest genes will be gathered in one body through cyborg engineering.
This will create superhumans. By 2050, a small percentage of humans will already be a-mortals. Nano or supermicro robots will be implanted in their bodies that will destroy all diseases and anything that can cause death. Allowing humans to live continuously, unless there is a fatal accident that damages the organs.
For those who still believe in dogma, let us remember the fictional story of Dr. Frankenstein who created an artificial creature that then got out of control and became a disaster. This story warns us that if we are playing around in God's territory, we will be punished severely. After all, they say the end of the world is near! ~MNT
Muhammad Natsir Tahar
Writerpreneur| book writer, editor, content creator, columnists, etc | Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management at Kingston International College, Singapore | In addition, he also took many short courses in the fields of digital business, international communication, psychology, and management. Currently, he has achieved 27 verified certificates from a number of educational institutions and world class universities, such as the University of Michigan (USA), Coventry University (UK), Deakin University and Deakin Business Course (Australia), King's College London (UK), Philanthropy University and Sustainably Knowledge Group (USA), University of Leeds and Institute of Coding (UK), Griffith University (Australia), Monash University (Australia), British Council (UK), University of Reading and Henley Business School (UK), and Accenture ( UK), etc.