#8 Transition Points in our Development

Harari: The free-willed individual is a myth

Harari: Humanism will falter as scientific insights are translated into everyday technology

Given we are about to transition out of Humanism, what can we learn from our previous transitions?

Humanism replaced Monotheism because it is better connected to reality

In Polytheism, the gods are the personification of our acts of communal violence

Monotheism replaced Polytheism because it gives up belief in the false gods of our violence

The general rule is we move closer to the truth at our transition points. But how far can we go?

The full truth will force us to cooperate differently. We will no longer be Homo sapiens.

The transition from being Homo sapiens to being something new will be challenging

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