Human society in 10 years

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 2, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“Where do you think society is going to be in 10 years?”

We have 2 Options and a guaranteed “happy ending”:

  1. We continue like we are now, blindly following our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and individualistic instincts, behavior. As a result, we remain totally incapable, desperately helpless to understand let alone solve our mounting global problems, and plagues, natural disasters, the effects of climate change and the general socioeconomic crisis will completely overcome us. “Throw in” the usual “historic solution” of war and we get an unprecedented dystopian world, where people will literally eat each other on the streets like zombies.
  2. We recognize the above danger and also understand that the root cause of all our problems is our own inherent nature. Then we also understand that instead of trying to “change the world”, instead of trying to correct, change, reform, cancel others, we all need to consciously, willingly change, upgrade ourselves. Then by methodically changing ourselves, we will become able to build unprecedented, selfless, altruistic, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation. Then we will get a “Nature-like, mutually integrated global Human society that can rise to a qualitatively much higher, collective existence and integrate with Nature as a result.
  3. In the end, we will reach a perfect, harmonious, uniquely balanced existence as a Nature-like mutual integration we learn from Nature’s perfectly balanced system will complement, harness our inherently selfish, egoistic tendencies, channeling the power of the ego towards positive, constructive, collective goals and purpose. This will make us Nature’s only integrated but independent, objective observers and partners. We reach this either according to option 1 — intolerable suffering, or option 2 — conscious, proactive, methodical self-development.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.