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?