Acceleration

Earth

is becoming something

different,

something more.
For millions of years

proto-humans strode

its bounties until
Homo sapiens

arrived.

Once here,

humans took millennia
incrementally building

improving

its lot in life.

Step by step,
developing new ways

of improving,

one change

building upon another.
Cooking food,

better nutrition,

better weapons

for hunting and protection.
Hunter-gatherers

working as teams

for better outcomes,
feeding and enabling

larger populations.

Development of farming,

enabling villages to

take root.
More improvement,

villages become towns

then cities,

city states to countries.
Communication develops,

improves,

writing, printing books

for the masses,

new ideas,

morse code, telephones.

The planet

communicates.
Medicines,

industrial revolution,

humankind

spans the globe.
Technology improving,

quality of life

improving,

living longer.
Science, ever probing

every aspect
pushing the boundaries

of capabilities.

Traveling further

and faster,

trains, automobiles, planes
Spacecraft. Computers,

internet, global neural net,

global mind,

artificial intelligence,

human cyborgs.

The pace of change

ever quickens.
Humankind,

on the cusp of change
so explosive

the consequences of which

are unfathomable.

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