In Sanskrit or most of title derived languages, “history” translates into “itihasa”; which literally translates into “something that has happened in the past and will again happen in the future.” In early Indian civilizations, “time” is often perceived as a “cycle”; as we can now see from the ancient texts. This is opposed to the idea of the linear chronological scale, where the “history” is buried in the past, the “future” is something yet to be seen, and we live “in this moment”; which fleets every nanosecond. The idea of this nanosecond, perplexes all physicists, as this varies from planets to planets, from one device to the other. So, what is time and what is this timeline? According to me, although, there is no doubt that future holds surprises for us, and the human race is immensely gifted to achieve more and push its boundaries in the future; but, still, it’s the present that shapes the future. Similarly, it’s the past and its mistakes that have shaped the present, allowed us to learn from them and progress more.
The human civilization has been an iterative learning process; much like the way it tries to teach its AI interfaces. The title it stops learning, the civilization is going to decline, it’s going to be one regressive society; and there are plenty examples of that. These are the patterns which we should learn from history, the patterns which are not confined in text books or are documented by historians or journalists: the patterns of terror and warfare that are major roadblocks to peace and harmony and a proper human civilization. These patterns are created everyday. Human beings are one of the most intelligent species on the planet, if they recognize this pattern and learn to live together, remove all barriers, their potential is huge.
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