8.54 The Tragic Age Of Exploration And Conquest

As we fast forward to the year 1500 CE, we see the emergence of the age of exploration and conquest, as the oligarchies and empires became more mobile and began to wield influence around the globe.

This period began in earnest the tragic and accelerating period of the destruction and exploitation of environments and cultures of diverse people groups by conquerors from afar.

From the dawn of humanity until around 1800, there were still less than a billion people on a relatively sparsely populated earth, wielding only very elementary tools with which to help or harm one another.

As the age of exploration and conquest matured, revolutions in communication enabled revolutions in science and technology to build and spread, ushering in the Industrial Revolution.

Powerful new tools began to accelerate the Old World logic towards its Logical end.

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