Today started off late, since I was up so late last night. The day was boring, since I barely did anything.
I went off, searching for a new host. I figured out that I didn't need one, since only my current DNS isn't working.
I talked to my friend a bit. It was kind of a pointless call, but she wasn't too happy when I accidentally hung up on her. I was trying to get three-way calling to work, with no success. She was relieved when she learned the truth.
My afternoon was very boring. I did a little work on creating a new signature image:
I also started to read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The book is very interesting, and is written as if everything were foreign, due to the comments about every little odd detail. I did my homework early; around 2 PM or so. It was all easy. I also showered, due to having nothing better to do.
Around dinner, I talked a bit with my parents. A few jokes were made. We had a dinner discussion. I ended up getting homemade nachos, while my parents had butternut squash and potatoes Au Gratin.
I got into some deep thought and contemplation, and got to writing a paper about the evolution of mankind as we know it. Please e-mail me for any suggestions on improvement.
Neil E. Hodges
Many, many years ago, humans evolved into forms similar to what we know. The reasons are unknown, due to the great qualities of the Neanderthal. Eventually, Homo Sapiens Sapiens spread from what we now know as the "Cradle of Humanity". We craved more, due to how greedy we are. More food, more tools, more land. We were driven to spread so far.
As time went on, the species evolved in many different ways. Skin, eye, and hair colors changed, along with body shapes. We hunted and gathered for food. This was the simplest, most pure life that humans could live.
The Ice Age hit, which we were able to survive, despite our weaknesses. IT gave us the opportunity to crawl onto a lost continent to humanity. We still craved more, and were able to get as such.
As time went on, we've learned to farm. This was our biggest folly. Agriculture takes much constant work, yet yields very little. We slowly became dependant. If the weather was too rough, we would have to hide out and barely survive. On North America, hunting was still greatly possible, so survival was a bit easier.
As time continued, humanity built great establishments, which pushed out the animals that could be hunted. The staples of food began to resemble today's. Rule began to form, as the more motivated people rose up to control others. Of course, greed was the motivation. The overlords stole in a manner similar to petty thieves. Times became harder as we weakened from our own domestication. More diseases came as we did less work.
Our technology evolved exponentially through the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
- First came the steam engine. This allowed us to break more from horses. Railroads spread very rapidly, since we craved more area and the ability to access it. Along with this, early electric devices spread. Telegraphs spread across the spans of the railroads, so we could communicate without being near each other. Also, papers with recorded events were distributed.
- Personal transportation became possible with the advent of the automobile. The prices dropped rapidly, as humanity craved them more. These vehicles advanced with time, since we wanted more within each one, but with a lower price.
- Radio waves carried voice messages. This enabled communication to evolve more and more. The telephone allowed us to directly send voices bi-directionally to each other. Long distance seemed to become shorter and shorter. Then, the television came into view. Motion pictures could be sent fairly inexpensively to screens. Then, living color came. We were able to experience things without actually being there.
- The computer came into being. Early computers were big and expensive, and were extremely unintelligent. They evolved greatly, by becoming smaller and faster. Otherwise, they've remained the same the entire time. They aren't able to think for themselves and make no mistakes on their own. Only imperfect humans make mistakes that cause the computers problems. Communication via text came about when most of the computers on Earth were connected to a huge network. Data transferred over thousands of miles nearly instantly.
All of this progress was powered by the human desire for more. The advances made us more greedy and evil. The social structure today is much like medieval times, but with more delusion. Our overlords are the people that are more evil than others. Some of the bigger figures are just fronts for a huge evil organization. In the teenagers, the leaders are the mean people. Much sadness has come into play, as depression wreaked havoc upon many souls. Those people basically vanished into submission. Humans haven't changed much from the beginning, despite what we think.