After reading Jane Goodall's In the shadow of man
there seems scant evidence to support a reason for hope
. Goodall's compelling observations conjure troubling similarities to human savagery. Add indomitable capitalism's massive environmental destruction to fuel Bernasian
consumerism, our shared chimpanzee penchant to make amoral violent gangsters kings, and a reason for hope becomes even more intractable.
But what happens when technology makes all human labor obsolete? Who buys Bernasian trinkets with zero employment? As economy rushes headlong to technological unemployment
, and history showing that technology raises all ships, one possible real reason for hope emerges:
The technological singularity
is made indomitable by "virtue" of the very greed that it will destroy.