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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    Khristian Josh G. Mercado

    2 napja

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  17. Caleb Holcomb

    Caleb Holcomb

    3 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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    Dr. Sem Doutorado

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    4 napja

    Very much enjoy your videos, they’re fantastic. I don’t like nitpicking but, 100 human generations is typically defined as 2500 years. At 1.50 you say after 200 years all that’s left is buried as “fragments in the ground” but that’s when the pyramids were build and 3000 years (120 generations) before that Stonehenge. Just as you said you were fact checking and wanted to be accurate 👍🏻✌🏻

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    Fiore Belén Mena Xicohtencatl

    4 napja

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    4 napja

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  24. De gamr

    De gamr

    4 napja

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  25. Lily


    4 napja

    Does this mean everything will be cities one day

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      Robert Johnson


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    6 napja

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  38. nirmal banik

    nirmal banik

    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...

    • Robert Johnson

      Robert Johnson


      @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

    • SHRIIHAN Mukherjee

      SHRIIHAN Mukherjee

      4 napja

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  41. R.I.P. RAT

    R.I.P. RAT

    7 napja

    someone should put a rick roll in a time capsule

    • 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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    13 napja

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  67. Kevin The Kid

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    15 napja

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

  68. Ing. Joel Manzino

    Ing. Joel Manzino

    15 napja

    I think agriculture was a HUGE MISTAKE

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  70. Random Guy • 97 years ago

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  71. Keeby!


    16 napja

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

  72. Keeby!


    16 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

  73. Keeby!


    16 napja

    aslong as servers for internet pages and websites stay up future gens could watch videos of people who died 400 years ago

  74. Desley Charles

    Desley Charles

    16 napja


  75. Desley Charles

    Desley Charles

    16 napja


  76. MrHigginsons


    16 napja

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

    • Just Some Guy with a Mustache

      Just Some Guy with a Mustache

      7 napja

      @Raymond Christopher Tanto you're active ❤

    • Raymond Christopher Tanto

      Raymond Christopher Tanto

      7 napja

      @Just Some Guy with a Mustache not u lol

    • Just Some Guy with a Mustache

      Just Some Guy with a Mustache

      7 napja


    • 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

    • Raymond Christopher Tanto

      Raymond Christopher Tanto

      16 napja

      yt would have been dead by then

  77. Cookie Games

    Cookie Games

    16 napja

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

  78. 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.

  79. 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?

  80. Starkid Dust

    Starkid Dust

    17 napja

    a lot of your why questions could be answered with colonialism

  81. Starkid Dust

    Starkid Dust

    17 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.

  82. 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.

  83. Anthonyyy JP

    Anthonyyy JP

    18 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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    20 napja

    i realy love you and appreciate the value of your work that edicates us about our history and our nature in a very beautiful and artistic way

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    k. k.

    20 napja

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  90. SS paraZ

    SS paraZ

    21 napja

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

  91. Rory Whitaker

    Rory Whitaker

    21 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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    21 napja

    Wish thoscalendars were still available!

  93. Zeemeno B

    Zeemeno B

    21 napja

    Kurz I just want to say evolution a theory of a man who went to a island and thought how did those different birds evolve in different species but being in one big group and that man a man who should be remebered in all of history in our hearts Charles Darwin a man to behold

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  96. Yonathan Shanko

    Yonathan Shanko

    22 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.

  97. Alex Grey

    Alex Grey

    23 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....

  98. TheIceThorn


    23 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.

  99. OverworldSlayer


    23 napja

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