Nobody asked but …
What would be counted as successes in the evolution of humans? I have often observed that I regard the human species as a failed experiment in creatures with rational tools. I believe there will be a fork for the better in some future iteration.
When I restated this belief in our philosophy discussion group today, a scientist asked what would I consider to be a success? Fair enough!
At a procedural level, I would look for a smooth handoff from this species to the next one(s). No extinction.
In terms of outcomes, I would expect:
- A substantial end of war
- A substantial end to poverty
- An elevation of reason
- A transposition of politics
— Kilgore Forelle