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Victor Torvich, the author of the Subsurface History of Humanity book
Victor Torvich, the author of the Subsurface History of Humanity book

What is the History of Humanity?

(This text is an excerpt from blog post “Making Sense from History of Humanity”)

      Is it just a description or visual of some past events? Of course, we want to know historical events, what happens, what were the surrounding circumstances, how people behave, and so on. That is a history of events. Is there more to it?

      How could we orient ourselves among those events? Do you know how many important mankind’s history events historians counted so far? It is easy to check out. Just look at a history of humanity timeline. It contains over 2,000 event titles! 

       For me, that mountain of information looks overwhelming. What about you? Could you make sense of humanity’s history based on existed knowledge about that history? Is there any order in the history of humanity? Does known history provide a clue to a future? Did you come across a single short book, or, even better, one sentence, which describes where mankind is headed? I guess, not. 

Where Humanity is Headed?

     I wanted to know a direction, in which mankind is moving. Yet, I was not able to find a confirmation that such a direction even exists!

Think about it! Should we, at least, know if humanity is moving anywhere? I do not mean moving in a direction of “progress”, “more happiness” or alike. Those are very subjective terms. Are there any objective facts showing that mankind is not like a drunken guy whose movement is unpredictable? I think this information is hidden somewhere within our multi-thousands-of-years history.

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Then why we do not see it?

Well, to find out the direction of some move you have to use a precise science – mathematics!

You could not find the direction of mankind’s development if you are not using math. Yet, with a conventional description of our history, it is impossible to use math. The reason is simple. The study of history is a science. But it is not a precise science.

Of course, many researchers use a precise science methods to investigate specific events in our history. What about applying math to mankind as a whole for all duration of human history? Is it even possible to do? Yes, it is. It is feasible if you look at mankind and its history from a complex systems theory viewpoint.

My Book and My Blog

My upcoming book Subsurface History of Humanity is about what I found on my journey to uncover the hidden direction of mankind. The book shows the concrete route in which humanity is running. You could sign up below to my e-mail list to be notified when this book would be published. 

The found direction of humankind’s development is based on objective facts from our history. There were some events in mankind’s history, which shaped humanity. The number of such events is manageable – not too much and not too little. In my blog, we would be looking for such events from our history. I would release new blog posts regularly. You could be notified about new posts via e-mail if you sign up below.

What to Expect on This Blog and in the Book?

This blog is a prelude to my book Subsurface History of Humanity. The blog will provide a broad overview of mankind’s history. The emphasis is on humankind as a single entity as opposed to a specific history of social structures at certain geographic locations. Moreover, I will look at events, which had, and, in most cases, still have a lasting effect on most societies globally. Some such events deserve to be a part of the subsurface history of mankind. 

The explanation of how my approach from complex systems viewpoint allowed to uncover an objective direction of mankind’s development will be published in the book. Further in Subsurface History of Humanity, I will provide answers to some big questions. 

What is the direction of mankind’s development? How fast humankind is moving in that direction? Is that move controllable by humans? Why humans rule the Earth? Which force is driving humanity’s development? 

The book will conclude with a discussion of which circumstances could lead us off the uncovered course. All the answers are based on objective facts and do not depend on the views and beliefs of any observer, including me.

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