Historical perspective


What do you find interesting about his argument here - basically the things we as a global society take for granted is new in the scope of human history?


Partly I just like showing off the wow factor of deep time, but I also think that the message that technological society is actively constructed and still new is important.

We still don’t know how the agricultural/urbanisation revolution is going to turn out. It’s too soon to tell; hunter-gatherer was yesterday.


I found that interesting too, especially since I general work within this new era. I liked what he said about fragility of this period. It’s part of what I like about history, it gets you out of yourself and your time, and helps to humanize people in the past, if that makes sense.

Thanks for posting it, it was interesting.


This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.