Did you ever wonder if a world is moving in the right direction? Or is it moving in any direction at all? In “Subsurface History of Humanity: Direction of History” book I uncovered the direction of mankind, in which humanity is running. For my book “Subsurface History of Humanity: Direction of History” – go to amazon marketplaces (paperback, Kindle book, and audiobook), and for the audiobook – go to Audible or iTunes. The audiobook comes with a supplemental digital booklet.
The Essence of The Book
In Subsurface History of Humanity, Victor Torvich briefly reviews mankind’s history for the last 44 thousand years. The book will help you to make sense of the history of humankind.
Victor Torvich found the objective direction of the development of humanity. That direction is not related to subjective terms like purpose, destiny, meaning, happiness, higher morale, or alike.
Victor Torvich specializes in the complex system of humanity. Insights from his academic papers on this topic helped him to find out where mankind is headed.
Torvich further reveals the answers to the following big questions. How fast humankind is moving in the found direction? Is that move controllable by humans? Why do humans rule the Earth? Which force is driving humanity’s development?
The book concludes with a discussion of which circumstances could lead us off the uncovered course.
Is It for You or Not?
Please decide for yourself. The table of contents below allows you to look inside the book.
Part 1: How to Look Below the Surface
Time Frame of Mankind’s History
Is Humanity about Humans?
Definition of Mankind History
Humankind as a Complex System
On Which Layer are Hard Facts?
Part 2: Under the Surface
Criteria for Resources
Big and Great
Part 3: Mankind Development
The Direction of Mankind Development
Mankind History in One Graph
Big Q&A 1: What Is the Direction of Mankind’s Development
Big Q&A 2: How Fast Mankind Is Moving?
Big Q&A 3: Why Humans Rule the Earth?
Second Gift from Nature
Big Q&A 4: Which Force is Driving Mankind’s Development?
Part 4: Mankind Creativity Unleashed
The Objectivity of Our Model
Which “European Miracle”?
Novel Mental Images, Art and Music
Man-made Materials and Domestication of Plants and Animals
Part 5: Going Faster
From Slaves to Machines
Text and Trade
War and Information Processing
Education and Trans-national Entities
Communication Channels and Forces of Nature
Part 6: Turbo Mode
From Mass Damage to Mass Production
Mass Media and Beyond Human Senses
Scientific Method and Natural Resources
Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence
Part 7: Looking Ahead
Knew, Know, Want to Know
Three More Known Unknowns
Known Unknowns Overview
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5 replies on “What Is the Direction of History?”
Hi Victor, I would be delighted to review your book. I have a keen interest in both modelling social systems and the modelling of non-linear systems with a PhD on the topic related modelling responsibility using network science.
If it’s of mutual interest you’re welcome to reach out to me.
Dr David Greenwood
Hi Victor – Yes it looks interesting – I would be happy to – I will email you.
[…] you want to know if humanity’s development has any direction? The answer is in my book. Both paperback and Kindle versions of my book “Subsurface History […]
Hmmm, haven’t read it yet. Description reminds me of Hari Seldon’s Psychohistory! (See Foundation).
Hi Harry, It would be interesting to discuss your analogy – if you will still be thinking about it – after you read my book. Best regards, Victor