Somewhere in our antediluvian past, mankind both technologically and socially surged forward in a single leap. Going from being hunter-gatherers to city dwellers and inventors, we intellectually bloomed in a second of historical time.
For millions of years, we as a species saw little change, but around the time primitive men began drawing pictures in caves depicting aliens, flying machines, and spacecraft, suddenly everything changed, and man began to invent, create, build, and imagine a future.
Synchronicity of these events cannot go unnoticed. The development of the wheel, the building of ornate astrological temples, the invention of writing, math, and all the technology that would lead to the modern age took place in seemingly a blink of an eye. For millions of years, humanoids struggled to survive, with little discernible advancement in their technology or skills, and then overnight, mankind began to develop at an amazing rate.
For 10 million years, we lived as animals lived, as cave dwellers, hunting and gathering when we could and where we could. Then they came, and everything changed. We began to read and write. We began living in cities. We began wild adventures of creativity. We built pyramids. We learned about the stars. We could predict solar and lunar events. We became brighter, more intelligent, and certainly more creative and inventive.
To what do we owe this quantum leap in our development?
The mere act of discovering or learning does not answer the question fully. We were thinking differently, deeper, more logically. We were being changed, altered, our DNA being manipulated. We were being made better.
But for what purpose and toward what end was mankind being changed?