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Source: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Published: February 2015

Timeline of History

Circulated: December 18, 2020

Years ago and event:

  • 13.8 billion: Matter and energy appear. Beginning of physics. Atoms and molecules appear. Beginning of chemistry.
  • 4.5 billion: Formation of planet Earth.
  • 3.8 billion: Emergence of organisms. Beginning of biology.
  • 6 million: Last common grandmother of humans and chimpanzees.
  • 2.5 million: First stone tools used by humans in Africa.
  • 300,000: Daily usage of fire by humans.
  • 12,000: The Agricultural Revolution. Homo sapiens domesticate plants and animals.
  • 5,000: First kingdoms, script, and money.
  • 2,500: Invention of coinage - a universal money.
  • 500: The Scientific Revolution. Europeans begin to conquer America and the oceans. Beginning of capitalism.
  • 200: The Industrial Revolution.
    Massive extinction of plants and animals.
  • the present: Humans transcend the boundaries of planet Earth.
    Nuclear weapons threaten the survival of humankind.
  • the future: First non-organic life forms? Homo sapiens is replaced by superhumans?

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