Click here for the good news: 2017 was a year of medical and technological breakthroughs — as 2018 and each year thereafter will surely be, too. Enjoy the list.
It was also a relatively good year not to get killed — humanity is getting better at minimizing the death toll from natural disasters.
But if you really want to put it all in perspective, Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari is the book for you. Subtitled: “A Brief History of Tomorrow.”
First there was nothing. Thirteen or fourteen billion years. Then, about a second ago: Homo Erectus. Now Homo Sapiens. Next: Homo Deus.*
*Unless thoughtless, unstable leaders render the planet uninhabitable. Then we’re back to nothing for a few billion years.
Quote of the Day
If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money.' . . . Men had thought of wealth as a static quantity, to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created.~Ayn Rand
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