s are the most recent stage of evolution
along the primate
line. The human
is characterized by his tool-building
advanced grooming instinct
and higher brain functions
on the planet Earth
The use of their agile arms and hands has allowed the human to develop
a technological base of skills. The instinctual need to control has
mutated into a psychological need to explore and test the boundaries of
their environment (which in fact is one of the earliest developments a
newborn human stages into). This has fed, and inversely been fed by,
their technological advancement. Currently human technology surpasses
their ability to control their baser instinctual responses.
The instinct for reproduction (which is necessary for almost any
evolution) has enabled a complex system of exchange to be created. The
need for impressing potential mates, to impart that one has ability to
provide for the needs of a mate and offspring, along with the need to
gathering what you need for survival, has become a monetary exchange
system which drives the (now) global economy of the planet. The amassing
of wealth is the primary motivator for the majority of the human
population; in the belief that a certain level of wealth will assure a
certain level of control of their environment.
Humans possess metacognition, the ability to be aware of and analyze the
internal workings of their own minds. This has caused some issues as
they have yet to integrate correctly the sub-cognitive workings of their
instinctual drives. Metacognition has influenced a current trend to
label all socially negative (against the ethics of society, not having a
positive influence on society, or possessed by a small fraction of the
population) impulses and behaviors as unnatural and attempt to
correct the individual, which leads to a worse state than before.
Humans are currently undergoing "cultural fugue". Their fate is yet unknown.