The human race is anything but perfected. From sticks and stones we turned to pencils and guns, and the concept of language was developed into several functional systems. Harari gives an insight on how our languages have developed to become the complex systems that it’s turned out to be; gossip (Harari, pg. 25). The developing of the languages the prehistoric humans used to hunt and gather strengthened their survival due to their communication skills heightening. In other scenarios, there’s (unclear) documentation of early dynastic humans painting in caves to warn others of dangers, or where to find food and if it’s safe to eat. The strengthened communication skills between the vast groups of humans greatly ties into the Agricultural Revolution (9,500-8,500 BCE). Along with the harvesting of wheat and domestication of animals, the harsh labor of doing these tasks soon urged groups of Sapiens to create camps in order to alleviate the stress. These two revolutions kick-started the development of modern day humans.
Harari states that homosapiens have the ability to work together and also have connections with one another. He then goes on to say that we, as a species, are flexible. I, although agreeing with the previous statements, disagree when the author fails to proceed with other factors as to why homosapiens became the dominant species on Earth. It’s relevant to note that before language or agriculture became practices, cultures did not suffer without them. These two components simply improved life in those said cultures. I am, however, skeptical on the thought that humans became dominant due to their brains expanding enough to believe in fiction—or in other words, believe in dreams and religion—to connect with each other. I personally believe there are more concepts that pushed the human race to where it is now rather than cognitive and agricultural revolutions.