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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    Daniel Chan

    You know... i am 36. There was a time in my childhood when all i played with are legos and hotwheels, there was no internet. And now we are talking about internet memes transcending human species era. Who knows, one day memes might be how our species communicate between galaxies~

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    2 napja

    These videos are great, and they provide a massive amount of information in condensed, easy to follow animations. However, this completely skipped over two of the most important factors of human civilization: the role of religion and the effects of warfare. Humans are not (yet) a completely cooperative species, and we have rarely behaved as rationally as this video seems to suggest. Why trade a life of freedom and diverse diet for a sedentary life of toil? There were probably many reasons, but let's not forget that one of the main reasons was probably because "the sun god wants you to, and I know this because I am the sun god's prophet, so you should listen to me. Also, the god of the rain wants us to brutally conquer that other settlement over there."

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    3 napja

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    4 napja

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  20. De gamr
    De gamr
    4 napja

    The fact that we humans transitioned from ooga booga to space,makes me happy

  21. Lily
    4 napja

    Does this mean everything will be cities one day

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      Robert Johnson
      21 órája

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  26. Victor Chen
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    Glad to be living in an abundant and rational time. Hope the future generations will be even more so.

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    5 napja

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    5 napja

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    6 napja

    The day humanity will set aside all their differences...accept everyone and work together as a community not thinking about personal benefit..will be the day this era will end and a new era will begin...

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      Robert Johnson
      21 órája

      @SHRIIHAN Mukherjee I personally don’t believe it can. Humans are too vile to each other too often to allow true cooperation, from what I’ve seen. But I like Star Wars too, even though that’ll never happen. Still fun to imagine

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      3 napja

      Said new era is never going to happen.

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  37. R.I.P. RAT
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    7 napja

    someone should put a rick roll in a time capsule

    1. Earth
      6 napja

      Someone already sent a rickroll to the moon so I guess that counts?

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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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    12 napja

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    13 napja

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  63. Kevin The Kid
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    14 napja

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

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    14 napja

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  67. Keeby!
    15 napja

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

  68. Keeby!
    15 napja

    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

  69. Keeby!
    15 napja

    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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  71. Desley Charles
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    16 napja


  72. MrHigginsons
    16 napja

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

    1. Just Some Guy with a Mustache
      Just Some Guy with a Mustache
      7 napja

      @Raymond Christopher Tanto you're active ❤

    2. Raymond Christopher Tanto
      Raymond Christopher Tanto
      7 napja

      @Just Some Guy with a Mustache not u lol

    3. Just Some Guy with a Mustache
      Just Some Guy with a Mustache
      7 napja


    4. Keeby!
      15 napja

      @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

    5. Raymond Christopher Tanto
      Raymond Christopher Tanto
      15 napja

      yt would have been dead by then

  73. Cookie Games
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    16 napja

    This channel is epic I can’t stop watching yout vidioes

  74. Tim DS
    Tim DS
    16 napja

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

  75. JellyBoom Box
    JellyBoom Box
    16 napja

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

  76. Starkid Dust
    Starkid Dust
    16 napja

    a lot of your why questions could be answered with colonialism

  77. Starkid Dust
    Starkid Dust
    16 napja

    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.

  78. Ian Davis
    Ian Davis
    17 napja

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

  79. Anthonyyy JP
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    17 napja

    it is pretty crazy to think how we went from small tribes to having a legit chance of a mars colony within the next couple decades

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    19 napja

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    19 napja

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  86. SS paraZ
    SS paraZ
    20 napja

    damn my earth science teacher should let us watch Kurzgesagt not a 1-hour long stupid documentary.

  87. Rory Whitaker
    Rory Whitaker
    20 napja

    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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    20 napja

    Wish thoscalendars were still available!

  89. Zeemeno B
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    20 napja

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  92. Yonathan Shanko
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    21 napja

    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.

  93. Alex Grey
    Alex Grey
    22 napja

    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....

  94. TheIceThorn
    22 napja

    First we need to overcome the limits that religions impose to science and to genetic research, that's the direction we should take to further improve.

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    22 napja

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  96. Gabskie
    22 napja

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  97. Twitch_StarLord_
    23 napja

    12,000 Years ago Kurzgesagt existed on Internet in HUfrom talking about what people 12,000 years before their time couldve been like, while simulataneously dreaming about us 12,000 years after which would be the then us. (Even reading this comment possibly? .O. Hey there Future Chat!!! Hru, hope ur doin epik!>:D Btw We already know AI gunna take over!) But.... *read edit below* EDIT: But what if we nuke ourself back to stone age? and 12k years forward looks unfortunately the same as that backwards? then rip this comment, our satellites could be covered in space debris and swooshed by solar wind on a planet regrowing after intense human exploitation for millions of years, resulting in new species and - ok too much thoughts...hyelp!

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  99. Too Many Opinions
    Too Many Opinions
    24 napja

    Wait, what? Did I mishearit or did you accidentally say we’ve been around for 200 million years?