Why have humans advanced more in the last 150 years than in the previous 10,000 years?

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  • 11 months ago
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    It's not that we've advanced more in the last 150 years. It's that it took us 10,000 years to learn our lessons.

    Just as it takes us 10-12 years of compulsory schooling to then be able to talk, spell, read and write to a decent degree, use the remote control, catch the public transports, talk and think like an adult etc.

    Then all of a sudden, you're able to pick up things faster e.g. how to drive a car, install your own apps on iphones without technical support, understand and balance your personal finances, fill out your taxes etc etc.

    But there is still a whole lot you do not know and have to take extra learning on - which some of us never do - e.g. fly a plane, do heart surgery, design a house, learn another language, write a book, learn to exercise, learn to eat sensibly, be kind, be open-minded, be a better parent (getting to do it right second time round through your grandchildren), do rocket science etc etc.

    For all we know, we're still in the embryonic stage. 150 years from now, someone might ask why have humans advanced more in the last 5 years than the previous 10,150 years?

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    11 months ago

    Unleashing and releasing the creative energy of African Americans. Despite violent abuse and poverty their vitality makes them straighten to pressure as they resist being cowed, and their music has reached all of humanity. Hitler feared Jazz and Swing because it expresses this Vitality and Exuberance in Freedom on a level more profound than words.

  • 11 months ago

    The reason is called the Carbonaro Effect. You've never heard of the Carbonaro Effect? Well, it's also the name of a hidden camera magic TV show. And you're on it right now. Hello I'm Michael Carbonaro. I'm a magician, and you're on my show, The Carbonaro Effect.

  • 11 months ago

    Elon Musk.

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  • Cousin
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    11 months ago

    Alien technology culminating in the 1932 coronation of Adolf Hitler in the Vriltempelhof in Muenschen. Leni Riefenstahl filmed Adolf Hitler being crowned King of the Earth by a twelve year old princess of Oettingen, niece of Maria Orsic whose mother Sabina was the natural daughter of Count Morris Esterhazy. A delegation of aliens from Aldabaran were present in the parts of the footage never televised in the Third Reich. After Hitler's defeat he was retired to Argentina by Truman in exchange for Von Braun and Debus.

  • 11 months ago

    We have become weaker but wiser.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Advancement is exponential (look it up).

    It takes a lot of little advancements for really big ones to happen.

    The "invention" of the hand ax happened 5 million years ago. It would be another four million years before anyone thought to put a handle on it.

    50 thousand years ago we evolved a large echo chamber in the back of our throat that allowed us to make a host of differentiated sounds. This lead to speech, language, communication and the ability to learn more form our elders than any previous hominid. Later the Greeks ( or Hellenes) came up with the alphabet and that lead to PRACTICAL recording of information and civilization in the Med exploded.

    Baby steps leading to faster and faster accomplishments.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Muslims haven't

    • Nick
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      Yes they have. Muslims invented clocks, running water, glass for windows, gears, windmills, mathematics and modern surgery. At the same time Europeans lived in smoky thatched huts or cold castles, and burned scientists as witches

  • 11 months ago

    In June 2016, Elon Musk was asked whether he thinks humans live in a computer simulation, to which he answered: "The strongest argument for us probably being in a simulation I think is the following: 40 years ago we had Pong – two rectangles and a dot. That's where we were. Now 40 years later we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it's getting better every year. And soon we'll have virtual reality, we'll have augmented reality. If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, just indistinguishable."

    • Luke
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      We do not have photorealistic games

  • 11 months ago

    Humans advance with each revolution. The agricultural revolution was huge, and so were the ones 150 years ago the industrial and scientific revolutions. These finally created the free time needed to progress, not to mention machines capable of more than any one human. Finally food became reliable, death was not expected young, and the vast majority of the worlds time was no longer spent in the fields.

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