Personally, I alway view things from a historical continuum. As far as I can tell the average human brain hasn’t evolved one iota in the last ten thousand years. All the marvelous science and technology that has come about relatively recently, say the last 275 years, is built upon the accumulated work of perhaps one-thousandth of a percent of our total humanity. In fact the average humans know little more in great scientific detail about anything today than they did a thousands generations back.

For instance, ask the average person on the street if they would know how to build a microchip, and watch for the vacant look. But ask them to describe the primitive emotions of the base ego mind — hate and love — and watch them light up with description. That base controlling mind of human passion will likely remain unchanged for hundreds of thousands of years into the future if it weren’t for the fact that there are thousands of nuclear tipped missiles on hair trigger alert that can’t remain failsafe indefinitely.

So our future is pretty much written in stone, except for the precise end date. That is unless nature beats us to the punch in the total annihilation game.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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