What is the next stage of Human development?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 18


Question from the Internet:

“What will become the mainstream of human development in the 21st century? Now, AI technology is the trend, but I don’t think it can become mainstream in history.”

AI has nothing to do with Human development. AI is simply a tool humans are using (or abusing).

Our Human development stands at very interesting and crucial crossroads.

Until now, our history and development have been a 100% blind and instinctive matter. Everything we have ever done and built (and destroyed) has been driven by our inherently and 100% self-serving, self-justifying, and individualistic egos.

It is this insatiable and ever-intensifying human ego that drives the helplessly recurring vicious cycles of history, it is the human ego that drives our excessively overconsuming lifestyle, and it is the human ego that is behind our urge to ruthlessly compete and fight with each other for everything and that we enjoy succeeding at the expense of one another and nature.

It is this human ego that differentiated us from other developed primates and drove our incredible cultural, social, and technological development, and it is the same human ego that now brought us to the brink of seemingly inevitable and imminent self-destruction.

But besides the human ego, we also have a unique Human ability to recognize the ego in us as our mortal enemy. We can develop a true, irrepressible, and insatiable desire and need to change and further develop ourselves in a way that we can exist and behave above and against the inherent ego in us.

Moreover, we can even learn how to harness and use the incredible driving power of the ego and its insatiable desires for positive, constructive, and collective goals and purpose.

Thus, from the moment we recognize our inherent human ego as our mortal enemy and decide to learn and practice how to further develop ourselves above and against it, a new, this time fully conscious and purposeful Human development starts. And with it, we open and build a very different, safer, more prosperous, and qualitatively much higher collective future for Humanity.



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.