How did humans get smart? MEMORY!

How did we humans get so smart anyway?  I propose the answer is MEMORY.  We humans outpaced our other species by remembering.  We got to this place by making very simple binary choices (A or B).  Our ancestors usually made this choice on which was more optimal for survival.  Same as our cousins in the animal kingdom.


546px-BDDWe got smarter.  Our memories in our cells (which are only 1% different than most of the rest of the animal kingdom btw) have more memory.  Over a very short time (few thousand years) if you compound interest on $1 you will have a shitload of money.  Our slightly smaller cell memories over a very short period of time (100,000 years) has created us technological superior creatures.


We humans with our exponentially growing cell memories have gotten out of synch with the the rest of the universe.  We just might have fucked this planet already.  I’m not sure.  I’m sure one day WE will be smart enough not to kill our planet or even each other.  What an amazing day that will be!  I’m praying we only require a few generations and not a few millennium.

Author: John Rector

John Rector is an AI Futurist who predicted the next word in business™, starting with his notable paper from 2015, "Mommy, What's a Cashier?" Drawing upon 40 years of experience in the practical applications of high technology, he assists clients in converting uncertainty into strategic advantages within a one-to-six-year framework. With leadership roles including IBM executive and co-founder of e2open, he has a diverse and impactful background. In the AI sector, he has set benchmarks through his contributions to Mind Media Group and Florrol, pioneering AI-based services and content generation. His investment initiative, Waterway Ventures, is committed to advancing promising AI startups. His creative ventures include founding Bodaro and graphic design studio Palm ❤️. In education, he has launched Nextyrn, which uses AI for personalized learning experiences, and in art, he leads Potyn, an initiative using AI to create bespoke pieces. His ever-expanding portfolio features companies like Nozeus, Infinia, Blacc Ink, and Maibly. Operating from Charleston, SC, his current focus involves partnering with individuals and enterprises to develop innovative business models and processes for the rapidly approaching age of AGI.

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