When Time Became History - The Human Era
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For the fifth time, we present to you the Human Era Calendar for the year 12,021 - this time it is all about the journey of humanity, beginning tens of thousands of years ago, leading into the revolution of agriculture, to ancient high civilizations and the beginning of modern times, culminating in a vision for our future. You can get the limited Edition now until we sell out and then never again. As always the calendar features 12 illustrated pages printed on high quality paper in Europe and the US. And this year the cover is especially shiny. The calendar will look great on your wall and let you dream about a glorious future. We truly have come far as a species!

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    You know... This might sound crazy, but I kind of wish we were still living in this time period. There would be much less social pressure, we wouldn't have to worry about climate change or other environmental issues, and we could do what we want without much consequence, as long as it gave us food and water. Our families would be larger, which means more people for us to love, and be loved by. There would be more diseases, sure, but honestly, I'd say it'd be worth it.

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    4:24 Oh damn. I was watching this video while eating a burger with a Modelo. Thank you ancestors for this blessing.

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  • Kevin The Kid
    Kevin The Kid

    12,000 years in the future and they will call us “The Old Ones”

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    Ing. Joel Manzino

    I think agriculture was a HUGE MISTAKE

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    who tf made the ratio between likes and dislikes 99:1. WHICH 3.6K PEOPLE DISLIKED THIS GLORY

  • Keeby!

    and if feudalism never happened we would prolly be thousands of years ahead of where we are now thats depressing

  • Keeby!

    its crazy how we are in the planetary revolution and yet our politics feel like something that belongs somewhere hundreds of years ago conservatives are honestly a plague

  • Keeby!

    aslong as servers for internet pages and websites stay up future gens could watch videos of people who died 400 years ago

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  • MrHigginsons

    Hello person 12,000 years later after making this comment. How are you?

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      @Raymond Christopher Tanto might not be if they keep passing the servers down to people to keep them up which would be veryyyyy usful to future gens to see what we was doing hundreds of years ago

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      Raymond Christopher Tanto

      yt would have been dead by then

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      Atleast you did

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  • Tim DS
    Tim DS

    Humanity should die out and disappear. We brought nothing good to this planet, and we never will. Destruction and suffering is our only legacy.

  • JellyBoom Box
    JellyBoom Box

    Well did you know that Australian ancestors or aboriginals survived 2 ice ages and lived for 60 000 years .very yeah right?

  • Starkid Dust
    Starkid Dust

    a lot of your why questions could be answered with colonialism

  • Starkid Dust
    Starkid Dust

    I feel like this is definitely ignoring colonialism. Colonialism and pre-colonialism is definitely why the Human Era began the way it did, and why we are the way we are today.

  • Ian Davis
    Ian Davis

    The idea of a planatery generation is very VERY optimistic. NTM the odds that it would be dominated by tyrannical governments like China.

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    Rory Whitaker

    If a future historian looks at this video, here I am in the year 2021 we are the humans you guys are investigating lmao

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    Yonathan Shanko

    I wish I lived 12,000 years from now. If you are seeing this in the year 14,000, have we colonised the galaxy yet? Are there aliens? I'm sure I probably sound like an early human edit to you. What would become of humanity in such a long time? Assuming our technology develops in the current pace or even faster, we should be dieties by then. To all my great great descendants in the year 14,000, grandpa loves you.

  • Alex Grey
    Alex Grey

    It was anything but peaceful....and no I don't thank any ancestors ...... ours is a history of slavery and painted in blood .....it's a history of greed ...wars....fallen civilizations....and power ....since time immemorial....

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    How odd to think that in 12000 years we will seem more primitive than how we view people 12000 years before us. Optimistic I know.

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    Don’t we have a much more abundant diet today? Before 10k years ago we didn’t get sick? Was it living in towns and then cities that let these things evolve to infect humans?

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  • Amy Wong
    Amy Wong

    Yunno that whole idea of future humans having "to dig" to learn about our generation? I don't fully get it. Cus my thinking is that we're in the age of advanced communication now. We can store, preserve, and pass on info better than we could ever. We can even compress our info onto tiny usbs, compared to books. And even with books and paintings, we've learned so much about events from the last few 1000 years. We know that we went through the plague, built castles, and about some guy named spartacus. Then writing became more advanced because of the print and press and typewriters, so now we still can read a book written in the 1700 - 1800s. So as long as we continue to update, preserve, and protect our data libraries, museums, or info, the future shouldn't really have oodles to dig for. Unless you think that's more fun.

  • Cyfr

    its pretty cool thinking in the future our history will be so easily accessible, seeing a comment say “100 years ago” must be so strange too lmao