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The Problem With Humans

For millennia the greatest gift of human beings has been the unprecedented ability to seek, document, and disseminate knowledge over great distances. We’ve been able to take those ideas, thoughts, and beliefs and turn them into a reality which propelled us forward. That same gift, however, has also, at times, been twisted and used as our Achilles’ heel and wielded with devastating results. Using fear, lies, and superstitions to pit us against one another.
We’ve evolved from insignificant creatures hiding in trees and caves to become the most formidable species the Earth has ever seen. From farming to housing to science and protection, we’ve taken this world and bent it to our will. Not only have we been able to dominate nature and every other creature on the planet, but we’ve also managed to break free from our world in search of others.
In the 21st century, we’ve been able to take those same gifts and supercharge them, for better and for worse. Not only are we able to transfer knowledge regardless of language barriers, but, we’re able to do so at the speed of light. Now, the sheer volume of information itself can be used as a weapon. The use of information for nefarious purposes may not be a new or novel idea, but the number of people who can be reached is.