Money is Power

Ever since the beginning of mankind, we have always strived for a more ordered and civilized population. This paved the way for market and state to become the central governing aspect of our lives. Historians including Harari can agree that one of the biggest revolutions in this transition was when the ruler Constantine heavily pushed Christianity onto the Roman Empire (Harari, Pg. 356). Next came the scientific revolution. This is when we really started to see the advantages in investing in scientific research. Around this time was when we forged the connection between politics, religion and science. This is what really drove humans to lean towards state and market. Then came the scientific revolution, which brought a big need for thing in particular, money. Money was needed to fund research and in turn created the capitalist economy we live in today. We started to believe that science was the solution to all the words problems, creating a dependency that depends on which way you look at it, is either good or very bad. We had a hope that future would bring good, and because of all this, we now live in a society driven by money, and just like the saying goes; Money is power.

 

I believe that historians do play a crucial role in deciding the fate of humanity. They have seen what works and what doesn’t, but we can’t put too much faith into their hands. Humans are a very unpredictable species, no matter how hard we try, we will never be able to accurately predict the future. New technologies will bring changes that will improve society but will also bring a whole new plate of challenges. We shouldn’t put too much into trying to know what’s going to happen to us. We can only take it one step at a time and face the new challenges as they meet us.

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