Where have we been?
Humans are an incredibly intelligent species, which is why we’ve become the dominant species of this planet. Mankind as a whole has come an extraordinarily long way during our rather short existence. In fact most of our real advancement has come in the last ten thousand years or so. It’s crazy to think that we went from living in caves and starting fire with rocks to building incredible structures and travelling into space in such a short time. Our technological advances in the last hundred years especially have pushed our realm to extreme distances, with the development of things like computers and cell phones and satellites. Things that we have for everyday use that others in the past never would have dreamed about.
Where are we going?
Well no one can really know for sure. Of course people have insight on what may happen in the next 10, 20, even 100 years, but nothing is for sure. Things could change in an instant. There are so many factors that need to be accounted for that precisely predicting what will happen is nearly impossible. If technology continues to advance at it’s current rate, who knows where we’ll be in the near future alone. Everything is changing; worldwide travel is a breeze, communication can be established at the touch of a button. So much is becoming easier, but many things are becoming harder. Things like natural resources: water, fuel, trees are all on the decline. Population; the earth literally won’t be able to fit anymore people in the next 150 years if population increase doesn’t change. So things are changing, some for the good and some for the bad. I think it’s what we do now that will determine the outcome of our species, I guess we’ll see.