Did you know the World that we live in currently is not the way how it was centuries ago? Did you know there are some major Historic Revolutions that have taken place? Some Revolutions will blow your mind and some will leave you in splits. 100000 years ago, there were six human species that inhabited the earth. But today there is just one. And do you know who is it? It is You and Me. Homo Sapiens.
Let us know what are the MAJOR HISTORIC REVOLUTIONS that our Earth has witnessed.
- COGNITIVE REVOLUTION
- AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
- MONEY REVOLUTION
- SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
- INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
- DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Cognition is a mental process that involves gaining knowledge and comprehension. Cognitive processes include thinking, knowing, remembering, and problem-solving.
Cognitive Revolution took place when Human Beings started developing fictitious languages for Communication. Furthermore, Human Beings are Social Animals who needed to have information about other Social animals. In order to talk, make assumptions, or simply gossip.
TIMELINE: 70,000 years ago, the cognitive revolution kickstarted our history
The coevolution of language and the brain is the result of a complex adaptive system.
What did Human beings become during Cognitive Revolution?
- Humans were able to transmit a large quantity of information about other Humans, Social Relationships
- Cooperation between a large number of Human strangers
- Plan and carry out complex tasks and avoid danger
This Revolution that occurred 12000 years ago made Human beings sit and take care of their Farms, Crops, and Fields. Prior to the Agricultural Revolution, Humans fed by gathering plants, hunting animals, plucked wild figs.
During the Agricultural Revolution, Humans started sowing seeds, watering plants. They worked really hard from dusk till dawn. This was all done to provide themselves with more fruit, meat, and grain.
TIMELINE : 12000 years before present
MONEY EVOLUTION WHICH WAS A REVOLUTION IN ITSELF
Before Money was created, People would use the Barter system. Or in some parts of the world, they would use a piece of cloth or cocoa beans. The first known currency was created by King Alyattes in Turkey, in 600BC. People would use metal objects as money. Furthermore, The evolutionary lineage of modern money really began with precious metals like Gold and Silver.
TIMELINE : 2500 years before present
The period when Modern science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Astronomy, and Biology started emerging. The scientific revolution represented a change in the human understanding of the world.
The principles of observing and testing reality in search of objective truths introduced a new way of thinking about the world.
Things like Telescope, Microscope, Thermometer, Barometer were developed during this Historical period of the Scientific Revolution.
This was also one of the important Historic revolutions that saw a merger of Empires and Science
TIMELINE : 500 years before present
Transitioning to the usage of Machines led to the massive success of this Historical Revolution of all times.
Handmade things were now made using Machines. The Industrial Revolution began in Britain and spread to the Rest of the World. Furthermore, the Industrial Revolution led to rapid advances in the steel, electric, and automobile industries.
Steam Engine, Power-loom, Cotton gin, water frame were developed during the Iconic Industrial Revolution
TIMELINE : More than 200 years before present
The Period in which we saw a shift from mechanical to digital electronics is the Technological Revolution. Digital Revolution is the same as the Technological Revolution. In fact, Every major technological revolution has had a profound impact on humankind’s production patterns and lifestyles.
The Digital Revolution marks the beginning of the Information Age or Digital Age. Most importantly information searching, the ability to obtain, transmit, and utilize knowledge has risen to an unprecedented level.
Important Technologies created during the Historic Digital Revolution
- The invention of the Internet, the rise of home computers
- The invention of the World Wide Web, mainstreaming of the Internet (1989-2005)
- Also, Rise and Invention in Social Media, Smartphones, Robots, Artificial Intelligence
TIMELINE : Later during 19TH century
If you notice, you will realize how HOMO SAPIENS or Human beings have grown and evolved in itself. Not just that, Humans have had made several Revolutionary achievements. And we are still evolving. So if we are still evolving then it means there are many more Historic Revolutions that are yet to be discovered.
In short, Human’s future could take one of several routes, assuming we do not go extinct