Preventing Homo sapiens from destroying itself would be unprecedented, biologically speaking. It would be a reverse Copernican Revolution, showing that humankind is exempt from natural processes that govern all other species. But might we be able to do exactly that? Is it so unlikely that our species, a congeries of changelings, would be able to transform our lives to meet new challenges — before we round that fateful curve of the second inflection point and nature does it for us?
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