Advanced Human Civilization
Question from the Internet:
“Why do we refer to human civilization as an advanced civilization when we’ve never seen any other civilization?”
As other answers suggested probably it refers to our present civilization compared to previous human civilizations, or perhaps people refer to humanity compared to nature’s system which many people consider raw, brutal, unforgiving.
Our present human civilization is the most advanced in relation to what is achievable through the insatiable, self-serving and self-justifying, subjective ego. It is this human ego that separated us from other developed primates that remained basically unchanged for millions of years, while we are searching, probing galaxies, and achieved unbelievable technological breakthroughs, cultural and social progress.
Nevertheless, in our generation, we have reached a dead-end, as we can’t continue developing, progressing through excessive overconsumption, ruthless competition in Nature’s fully integrated, lawful system as nature will reject us.
It is similar to how after the seemingly reckless, exponential growth of childhood our biological body has to shift to a more qualitative development instead of the previous quantitative growth.
We are standing at that threshold now, when we are forced to change our quantitative growth to a more qualitative one, focusing on improving, refining, tuning the crucially important human interconnections, communications, cooperation instead of focusing on accumulating material wealth, resources endlessly.
By adjusting global human society to Nature’s integral template we can build the most advanced, qualitatively much superior human civilization.