The result was that industrialized societies had educated populations with long life expectancies and low infant mortality, , and slavery was seen as a barbaric relic of primitive times.
A key aspect of civilization that will disappear with the release of those technologies is the same aspect that is suppressing them; with economic abundance, elites will become obsolete. Elites have always been economic elites above all else, and all elites for all time have engaged in as the mark of their status. Slavery appeared with civilization and disappeared with industrialization. Elites appeared with civilization and will disappear with the Fifth Epochal Event, which is why ultra-elites have worked so hard to prevent it. They see that their very existence is threatened. For most “normal” people, that can seem a bizarre view, but ultra-elites are addicted to political power and their ability to rule an entire planet, and imposing fear and scarcity are their primary methods of maintaining their position. Each industrialized human , but ultra-elites see themselves as riding billions of slaves. Many of them will not willingly relinquish their position, even if . Fortunately, , and cooler heads may prevail. Instead of ruling in hell, elites will become regular inhabitants of something that resembles heaven on Earth.
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The most significant branch of evolution’s tree of life may have been the first, when bacteria split into two branches; . Darwin’s notion of slowly accumulating differences through descending organisms gradually leading to new species is confounded at the single-celled level in particular, as microbes swap DNA with abandon. The so-called tree of life at the microbe level better resembles a web. The classifications in the evolutionary tree of life are by no means settled, with , but every scientist still thinks that it is a tree, with perhaps some webby roots.
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By the 1850s, Germany was , and seminal discoveries and achievements came from German labs. As agriculture became industrialized, two nutrients were identified as key limiting resources as per : phosphorous and . Until 1909, humanity’s source of nitrogen for agriculture was manure. Guano was even the main source of nitrate for gunpowder when World War I began in 1914. After a century of failure by many eminent chemists, in 1909 made one of history’s most momentous breakthroughs when he . That energy-intensive process is responsible for half of humanity’s food supply today. It is also partly responsible for a great deal of water pollution, , and proliferation of weaponry. Haber has also been called the father of chemical warfare, as he was instrumental in , but he nevertheless won his Nobel Prize in 1918 for his nitrogen breakthrough. Phosphorus, which forms the , is the sole element that humanity has not found a substitute for in industrial civilization. Energy makes nitrogen and other elements more available or allows for substitution, while phosphorous must be mined or recycled. German chemical wizardry continued after World War I, and Germany was the center of science in the early 20th century. Relativity and quantum theory, the two pillars of today’s physics, were developed in Germanic nations, and Einstein, , , , , , and dominated physics in the early 20th century, with relatively minor contributions from American, British, and French scientists. From the first Nobel prizes awarded in 1901 to the rise of Nazi Germany in 1933, more than a third of the awards in and went to Germans, and if the Swiss, Dutch, Austrian, Danish, and Swedish laureates are added, they amount to well more than half, particularly for their theoretical work.
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In 1910, humanity’s greatest balance-of-payment disparity was between the UK and India, as India provided 60 million pounds to the UK, which was more than matched by British Commonwealth payments to the USA of about 80 million pounds. No other nation had a notable impact on international monetary exchanges. The single most telling statistic of the British pillage of India is that as the UK became Earth’s richest nation during its colonial heyday as it led the Industrial Revolution, per capita income in India did not increase between 1757 and 1947, and its . All imperial and colonial efforts were simply plunder operations. The , which was colonialism in everything but the name. The USA’s flag does not fly over Iraq today, but everybody knows who calls the shots. Once in a great while, even American soldiers , but they were always marginalized or silenced.