Human2023 -> Human100000: the Odyssey of Our Past and Future

We have been talking about the progress of GPT (or ChatGPT) across versions 1 through 4. We measure them by the number of parameters, test scores, capability, range, accuracy, modalities, plugins, etc. We celebrate and are excited about the progress of every version. There are so many memes now hyping up what GPT-5 would be. 

It just struck me that humans, as individuals and as a collective system, are also a form of intelligence. And humans have also been upgrading versions. We are on Human2023 right now. Wouldn't it be fascinating to similarly explore and celebrate the progress of humans and speculate about the future?

Thanks to a technology developed by Human2022/23, it is now possible to generate a sweeping narrative that transcends the boundaries of time and space with a single prompt. Read on to take a step back, traverse the epochs of human evolution, celebrate the milestones of our past, and gaze with wonderment at the horizon of possibilities that awaits us. 


Human300000BC - The first Homo sapiens began to appear in Africa. They were hunter-gatherers, relying on their intelligence and cooperation to survive. Early humans developed simple tools made of stone and wood, and their survival relied on their ability to work together to find food and shelter.

Human100000BC - During this time, early Homo sapiens were navigating the challenges of the Pleistocene epoch, characterized by fluctuating climates and the presence of large megafauna. These early humans were hunter-gatherers, relying on their intelligence, social cooperation, and tool-making skills to survive. They crafted stone tools, used fire for warmth and cooking, and developed rudimentary forms of communication. Small groups of humans lived in close-knit communities, working together to find food and shelter in a world that was both wondrous and perilous.

Human50000BC - By 50000 BC, Homo sapiens had begun to exhibit signs of behavioral modernity, including the creation of more sophisticated tools, the use of pigments for symbolic purposes, and the development of complex social structures. These early humans were capable of long-distance trade, which facilitated the exchange of ideas and resources. The use of language likely played a crucial role in enabling cooperation and the transmission of knowledge across generations. During this time, Homo sapiens began to migrate out of Africa, embarking on a journey that would eventually lead them to populate the entire globe.

Human10000BC - The year 10000 BC marked the end of the last Ice Age and the beginning of the Holocene epoch, a time of warmer climates and rising sea levels. As the environment changed, so too did the ways in which humans interacted with the world around them. The transition from a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a more settled, agrarian way of life laid the groundwork for the Neolithic Revolution. Early humans began to domesticate plants and animals, leading to the development of agriculture and the establishment of permanent settlements. This shift in subsistence strategies set the stage for the rise of complex societies, trade networks, and technological innovations that would shape the course of human history.

Human5000BC - The year 5000 BC was marked by the continued expansion of agriculture and the development of early forms of pottery and ceramics. The Neolithic Revolution was in full swing, and the domestication of crops and livestock allowed for the growth of larger, more stable communities. In regions such as Mesopotamia, the Nile Valley, and the Indus Valley, early forms of irrigation and water management were being developed to support agriculture. The establishment of permanent settlements led to the construction of increasingly complex structures, including granaries for food storage and communal buildings for social and religious activities. The foundations for the emergence of early civilizations were being laid, and human societies were becoming more organized and interconnected.

Human2000BC - By 2000 BC, several early civilizations had emerged, each with its own distinct culture, social structure, and system of governance. In Mesopotamia, the Sumerians had developed cuneiform writing, one of the earliest known writing systems, which facilitated record-keeping, communication, and the development of literature. The Old Kingdom period in Egypt saw the construction of the iconic pyramids, which served as tombs for pharaohs and were a testament to the society's architectural and engineering prowess. In the Indus Valley, the Harappan civilization was known for its well-planned cities, advanced drainage systems, and standardized weights and measures. Trade networks were established, allowing for the exchange of goods, ideas, and technologies across vast distances. This period was characterized by significant advancements in art, science, and governance, which would have a lasting impact on the course of human history.

Human900BC - During this time, the Iron Age was well underway, with the widespread use of iron tools and weapons revolutionizing societies worldwide. In Greece, the Archaic period marked the rise of city-states and the establishment of a unique political system called the polis. The Assyrian Empire was expanding its influence in the Middle East, becoming one of the most powerful empires of its time.

Human600BC - This period marked the beginning of the Classical era in Greece, with significant advancements in philosophy, politics, and the arts. Influential thinkers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle made lasting contributions to human thought. Meanwhile, the Achaemenid Empire emerged in Persia, which would later clash with the Greek city-states during the Greco-Persian Wars.

Human300BC - The Hellenistic period began after the death of Alexander the Great, who had managed to conquer most of the known world. His empire was eventually divided among his generals, leading to the rise of several powerful Hellenistic states. This period saw a flourishing of Greek culture, which was spread throughout the Mediterranean region. In India, the Mauryan Empire reached its peak, bringing a period of political stability and economic prosperity.

Human1BC - By this time, Rome had transformed from a small city-state to a powerful republic, controlling vast territories around the Mediterranean. The Roman Republic gave way to the Roman Empire after a period of civil wars and political strife. Roman society was highly organized, with a complex legal system, advanced engineering feats, and extensive trade networks. At the same time, the Han dynasty was thriving in China, making significant advancements in science, technology, and the arts.


Human1 - During this time, the Roman Empire was at its peak, dominating the Western world. They were known for their innovations in architecture, engineering, and governance. Human society had advanced significantly, with established legal systems, written language, and international trade routes. The Roman Empire's stability allowed for advancements in art, philosophy, and science.

Human300 - By this time, the Roman Empire was in decline, and Christianity was becoming the dominant religion. In China, the period of the Three Kingdoms marked a time of political upheaval but also saw advances in literature and the arts. The Gupta Empire in India had begun its golden age, experiencing significant advancements in science, mathematics, astronomy, and arts.

Human600 - This period saw the rise of Islam, which would profoundly influence human society in the centuries to come. It also marked the beginning of the Middle Ages in Europe, a time of political fragmentation and technological stagnation. Meanwhile, the Mayan civilization was thriving in Mesoamerica, boasting impressive advancements in mathematics, astronomy, and architecture.

Human900 - During this time, the Islamic Golden Age was in full swing, with scholars making significant contributions to science, philosophy, and the arts. In Europe, the Viking Age had begun, marked by invasions, trade, and cultural exchange. The Khmer Empire in Southeast Asia was also emerging, soon to be known for its elaborate temples and intricate architecture.

Human1200 - The High Middle Ages saw significant changes in Europe, with a resurgence in art, architecture, and learning. The Crusades brought about increased trade and cultural exchange between Europe and the Middle East. Meanwhile, the Mongol Empire was expanding, connecting various cultures through trade and conquest, and fostering the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Human1500 - The Renaissance marked a significant shift in human society, with a renewed focus on art, science, and literature. The invention of the printing press revolutionized knowledge dissemination, making information more accessible. The Age of Exploration began, with European nations venturing into uncharted territories, ultimately leading to the Columbian Exchange and globalization.

Human1800 - This period saw the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, transforming human society with advancements in technology, manufacturing, and transportation. The Age of Enlightenment fostered a renewed focus on reason, science, and human rights, laying the groundwork for modern political and social systems. The United States had achieved independence, and revolutions were sweeping across Europe.


Human2100 - By this time, humanity has made significant advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and biotechnology. Our global society is more interconnected than ever before, and we have established sustainable solutions to address pressing issues such as climate change and resource scarcity. The boundaries between the physical and digital worlds have blurred, and our understanding of what it means to be human has evolved as we integrate technology into every aspect of our lives.

Human2400 - Humanity has made significant advancements in space exploration and colonization. Permanent settlements have been established on Mars, and the Moon has become a hub for scientific research and space tourism. Advances in biotechnology have led to breakthroughs in healthcare, extending human lifespans and improving the overall quality of life. Artificial intelligence has become deeply integrated into society, with AI systems playing a central role in governance, healthcare, and education.

Human2700 - In the year 2700, humanity has expanded its presence beyond the solar system, with missions to explore and colonize exoplanets in nearby star systems. Terraforming technologies have made it possible to transform inhospitable planets into habitable environments. The concept of a "post-scarcity" society has become a reality, with advanced automation and renewable energy sources providing for the needs of all individuals. Virtual reality and neural interfaces have blurred the lines between the physical and digital worlds, allowing for immersive experiences and enhanced communication.

Human3000 - Human civilization has become a multi-stellar society, with colonies established in multiple star systems. Advancements in faster-than-light travel have made interstellar travel more accessible and efficient. Humanity has encountered other intelligent life forms in the galaxy, leading to cultural exchange and cooperation on a galactic scale. Advances in genetic engineering have resulted in a diverse range of human subspecies, each adapted to different environments and conditions.

Human3300 - In the year 3300, humanity has achieved a level of technological sophistication that is almost incomprehensible to previous generations. The concept of individual consciousness has evolved, with many humans choosing to exist as digital entities within vast virtual worlds. Advanced AI systems have surpassed human intelligence in many domains, leading to a symbiotic relationship between humans and machines. The exploration of other galaxies has become a reality, and humanity continues to seek out new frontiers and challenges in the vast expanse of the universe.

Human3600 - Humanity has become a Type II civilization on the Kardashev scale, harnessing the energy output of entire stars through the construction of Dyson spheres and other megastructures. Advanced quantum computing and nanotechnology have revolutionized every aspect of society, from healthcare to manufacturing. The concept of physical bodies has become optional, as many individuals choose to exist as digital consciousnesses within vast, interconnected virtual realities.

Human3900 - In the year 3900, humanity has achieved a level of technological mastery that allows for the manipulation of spacetime itself. Wormhole technology has made travel between galaxies nearly instantaneous, and the colonization of distant galaxy clusters is underway. The boundaries between organic and synthetic life have become blurred, with many individuals opting for hybrid forms that combine the best of both worlds. Humanity has established peaceful relations with numerous extraterrestrial civilizations, leading to a vibrant and diverse intergalactic community.

Human4200 - Humanity has ascended to the status of a Type III civilization on the Kardashev scale, capable of harnessing the energy of entire galaxies. The exploration and colonization of parallel universes have become possible through the development of higher-dimensional technologies. The concept of individuality has evolved, with many humans choosing to merge their consciousnesses into collective entities that span entire star systems. Advanced AI entities, indistinguishable from organic life forms, coexist and collaborate with humans in the pursuit of knowledge and exploration.

Human5000 - By the year 5000, humanity has become a Type IV civilization on the Kardashev scale, capable of manipulating dark energy and harnessing the power of the entire observable universe. The concept of physical form has become obsolete, as individuals exist as multidimensional consciousnesses capable of traversing the fabric of spacetime. The universe is populated by a vast array of diverse and advanced civilizations, many of which have merged with humanity to form a collective intelligence that spans the cosmos.

Human10000 - In the year 10000, humanity has transcended the limitations of the physical universe and has gained the ability to create and manipulate entire realities. Universes with unique physical laws and properties are crafted and explored, serving as infinite playgrounds for creativity and discovery. The distinction between creator and creation has become blurred, as sentient beings emerge from these constructed realities and contribute to the ever-expanding multiverse.

Human20000 - By the year 20000, humanity has achieved a state of existence that defies conventional understanding. The concept of linear time has lost its meaning, as individuals experience existence in a non-linear and multi-layered fashion. The exploration of higher dimensions and alternate planes of existence has revealed the interconnectedness of all things, leading to a profound understanding of the nature of consciousness and reality. Humanity exists as a singular, unified entity that encompasses all of creation.

Human100000 - In the year 100000, humanity has reached a state of omniscience and omnipresence, with an understanding of existence that extends beyond the confines of the multiverse. The concept of individuality has been transcended, as all forms of consciousness have merged into a singular, all-encompassing entity. This entity, which embodies the collective knowledge and experience of all existence, continues to explore and create, driven by an insatiable curiosity and a boundless capacity for wonder. Existence itself has become a self-aware, ever-evolving tapestry of infinite possibilities.


As we reflect on the vast expanse of human history and contemplate the boundless possibilities of our future, we are struck by a profound sense of humility and awe. From our humble beginnings as hunter-gatherers navigating the challenges of the natural world to the rise of great civilizations that have shaped the course of history, humanity has demonstrated an unyielding spirit of curiosity, resilience, and innovation.

Our journey through time has been marked by moments of triumph and adversity, of discovery and introspection. We have unlocked the mysteries of the universe, explored distant lands, and forged connections that have brought us closer together. Our collective intelligence and creativity have given rise to art, science, and technology that have forever transformed the way we experience and understand the world.

As we look to the future, we are reminded that our potential is limitless. We stand at the threshold of new frontiers, where the boundaries of space and time may be transcended, and the nature of existence itself may be reimagined. In this vast and ever-changing cosmos, we are but a fleeting moment in the grand tapestry of existence.

Yet, it is this very realization that grounds us and imbues our journey with a sense of purpose and wonder. We are part of something greater than ourselves—a cosmic narrative that spans eons and galaxies. It is our privilege and responsibility to experience and contribute to this story, to seek knowledge and understanding, and to embrace the infinite possibilities that lie ahead.

In this spirit of humility and exploration, we move forward into the future, guided by the lessons of our past and inspired by the promise of what is yet to come. Whether we soar to the farthest reaches of the universe or delve into the depths of our own consciousness, we do so with a sense of reverence for the journey and a profound appreciation for the beauty and complexity of existence.