The path to developing FE technology for public use outlined above I believe work, but there are also other ways that the Fifth Epochal Event can manifest. If I had to bet on how it will manifest, I would put my money on the struggle between the , and on their beginning to release some of their sequestered technologies. The reason why their organized suppression efforts have been so successful is that they know if of it makes it to the public, it will only be a matter of time before the dam breaks, which would probably include ETs openly interacting with humanity. The GCs know that if any of that happens, their days of ruling humanity will quickly end. That is partly why this hump has been so hard to get over. But I am not going to wait for something to happen at that level to save us all, and what I am attempting will also help form a nucleus of awareness that can greatly help with an enlightened and harmless implementation of FE. If FE makes its appearance, its implementation will need to be led by as many enlightened and informed people as possible. Some need to be ahead of the curve to lead the way, if only by promoting an enlightened awareness. Once people can see FE with their own eyes, preferably by having it delivered to their home (anything less, and ; they will not be talked into an abundance-based mentality; they must experience it), the should be pretty rapid, especially if there is already a choir singing the song of abundance.
Sumerian city-states engaged in irrigation, which raised the water-tables. When the water table in those waterlogged soils reached the surface, the soils turned white with salt, especially with the high evaporation of those hot lands, and it would no longer support crops. The only solution was to stop irrigating and let the land go fallow as the water table fell, but the population pressures did not allow for it, so the process inexorably created saline soils, silt-filled canals due to upland deforestation, and today those Sumerian cities are all buried in silt in a desert. Eridu was a seashore city, and today its ruins lie more than 200 kilometers inland. But before silt and salt wrecked that civilization, many seminal inventions appeared. The appeared in . Gravity took a ship downstream, and wind power helped it move back upstream.
Later, to comfort his journey on foot, was the invention of footwear.
Did the control of fire to , ? Or did merely use it to begin dominating the world? Was cooking the seminal event in the appearance of humans? Those questions may not be definitively answered in my lifetime, and led to the somewhat uncertain title of this chapter. Highly transformative developments coincided with the appearance and dispersal of , which was a radical break from all that came before – biologically, technically, and culturally – and strongly implies great cognitive enhancements. I believe that the control of fire and cooking would leave deep cultural and biological impacts on the human journey, and because barely changed during its nearly two-million year tenure on Earth, both in biology and in Acheulean artifacts, I favor Wrangham’s hypothesis, at least until the Next Big Finding. Just as Einstein said that and that his theories would one day become obsolete, but that their best parts would survive in the new theories, I suspect that significant aspects of Wrangham’s hypothesis will live on in successor hypotheses, and other scientists have been following Wrangham’s lead.
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But even though they were “regular” on the geologic time scale, driven by , there would have been nothing “regular” about them to evolving humans. When ice sheets advanced, global climate became cooler and dryer; rainforests shrank and deserts expanded. Human adaptations to those changes, which could even be discerned in one human lifetime, must have had profound impacts on the human journey. In short, humans had to readily adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and rapid adaptation would have had selective effects on burgeoning human intelligence and problem-solving ability; those that adapted, survived. Also, scientists think that the rapidly oscillating climate resulted in migrations and pockets of isolated members of species that then underwent rapid evolutionary adaptation, the kind that leads to speciation. This may have been partly responsible for the relatively rapid evolution of the human line, particularly in the past million years.