Bred For Extinction
An observation of the human species
Cultural, social and economic influences
The influence of culture, social interaction and the economic structure has upon it
10,000 years ago man went through a paradigm shift in it’s development. Up until that point humans existed within their environment, granted as one of the most successful species on the planet, but still just a part of the natural world. Existing as any animal existed by hunting or gathering, but roughly 10,000 years ago, man discovered agriculture and took the first step from being a part of the environment, to mastery over it.
To adapt to this new method of existence certain aspects of the Human animal changed, sedentary life created a new social structure and with it new values. Possessiveness, ownership, defense of property were suddenly critical aspects of a successful human. I say suddenly because for tens of thousands of years homo sapien sapien existed as an animal but then within 10 millennia went from that primitive tool bearing species to what we are today. Masters of our domain.
Everything about our species changed in the blink of a anthropologists eye, and we developed into something this world had never seen before. We, as a species rushed forward into the future choosing mates in a manner that enhanced the species as it was to become. Greed, selfishness combined with a heightened sense of communal status and tighter bonds of relations, became the traits most revered and successful to our development, and after 10,000 years is still the major influence of our breeding and social habits.
We have leaped forward in our development far outpacing the natural world around us. Bending it to our will, exploiting it for our comfort, abusing it for our profit. Until we have become a cancerous growth spreading across the land. We exploit our surroundings with a forever shortening view of the future, a narrowing of our communal responsibility and an expectation of success that has reached an unattainable and maniacal level.
Eventually this world will shrug us off and continue along its way, not out of some sort of rage, or celestial vengeance, but simply because it does not care. Humanity will simply become a blip in the geological record hidden within the eons of the planets existence. Buried and dust like so many species before us. Climate change as well as our overdeveloped human social traits of greed, lust and power have doomed our species to extinction. As the climate and the world change, those that cannot adapt will be tossed aside and buried by the coming storms, and those that remain, (for we are far to numerous to be wiped out quickly), if they continue on the current social behaviour will succumb to their own nature and die out clutching at each others throats over a bit of food or pinnacle of land.
We have reached an apex in the development of the Human species, and within this 21st century remarkable and terrible changes will occur that will forever change the Human animal.
We can be the authors of that Paradigm shift, or it’s victims.
This book will discuss where we came from, where we were, where we are now, and examine the potential of where the Human species is going by examining what drives us and how we have incorporated those influences into our interactions and how we view our surroundings. We will examine the economic model we utilize, the structure of our family as well as social expectations we exist within and promote as well as our interaction with the world around us and how we perceive our place within it. past, present and future.