Can Humanity avoid destroying itself?
Question from the Internet:
“Isn’t it inevitable that humanity will destroy itself unless something else does it first?”
I would modify your statement a bit.
Humanity will inevitably destroy itself unless humanity recognizes that our inherently selfish, egocentric, exploitative nature literally kills us and we willingly, consciously change, “upgrade” ourselves to avoid it.
It is true that our inherent nature is “cancer-like” and that our generation has reached the threshold of seemingly inevitable self-destruction.
On the other hand, we also have a unique human intellect, capable of critical self-assessment and initiating an unprecedented conscious self-change, self-development that can transform our blind, instinctive development into a conscious one.
Through this conscious human development, we can learn how to proactively, and methodically adapt ourselves to Nature’s mutually integrated, finely balanced system that is capable of creating and sustaining life.
And this conscious self-adaptation, acquired similarity with Nature — above and against our original instinctive tendencies — will make us truly Human.