December 18: Timeline of History
A look at the past, the present and the possibilities of the future.
Source: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Published: February 2015
Timeline of History
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?
Did you appreciate the fact today?