Humanity is turning into a ‘different kind of animal,’ Stanford historian says.
By Clifton B. Parker
Stanford classics Professor Ian Morris says that in the 21st century our cultural evolution is feeding back into our biological evolution. The result may be technologically enhanced “post-humans” as far removed from us as we are from Neanderthals.
The blurring of the boundaries between humanity and technology will shape the future of civilization, a Stanford scholar says.
Stanford’s Ian Morris also points out that societies dedicated to democracy, openness and gender equality have generally prospered, while those that rejected those values have suffered.
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