How to Be Less Human

In his book “The Future of Man,” Dr. Lawrence G. Gilad says, “If we don’t get the red cross on our cars’ bumper, we may not live long enough to see another red cross. If we don’t have an early warning system, we may not survive a nuclear war.” In a time when it is more important than ever to stay one step ahead of the terrorists and other rogue nation-states, we cannot afford to wait to invest in the future of human intelligence. We owe it to ourselves and to future generations to be thinking about how to be less human, even as we work to stay human.

How to be Less Human

In his book, Dr. Gilad explains that the human race has been in the business of killing each other since the dawn of history, but we have managed to keep it low-key, lest we fear our fellow man. But if we fail to arm and equip ourselves with early warning systems, we will be surprised to find that others know more about dealing with rogue nations and international terrorists than we do. As a result, we will spend our money and our lives fighting proxy wars against these Others without ever really knowing if we could have done anything different, had we invested in early warning. In his book, Dr. Gilad says, “The problem is that many people don’t understand the difference between being human and being an animal.” The problem of how to be less animal has plagued humankind since the beginning of time.

The rise of the commercial airline, the development of the bullet and nuclear technology, and the explosion of the private space vehicle industry are all part of what may be the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. In this day and age, we need to sit up and take notice of how things are going on at the highest levels of the business world and solve some of the problems we face. It is time to stop sitting around and taking glee over potential terrorist activity. We need to arm ourselves with the latest, most accurate and effective early warning systems before something happens. Please consider all this and think on it.