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The advent of technocentric communication.
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The first and true human technology, unlike those that came later and often come with every new pioneering vanguard, was actually found, not created. For fire, a primal and technological manifestation of nature, contrary to the Hellenistic belief, was not stolen from Mount Olympus by Prometheus but rather tamed by Homo (Man) Sapiens (Knowledgeable) approximately 800,000 years ago. (1), even before humans began to form elaborate and intangible structures called cultures. This discovery was a consequence of the cognitive evolution of our species, which, like a bank opening lines of credit for students, shifted energy from the biceps and body muscles to the brain, which accounts for approximately 2.5% of body weight but consumes 25% of the body's energy. (2). The use of tools, however, had already been happening for 2 million years. (1), assisting our primate ancestors in surviving various types of threats and predators, but it was only after the technological adoption of fire that cooking food became possible, transforming the chemistry and biology of raw ingredients into final, nutritious, safe, and tastier products.
Fire, as a technology and an adapted force of nature, began to be used for defending, protecting, and illuminating at the same time it was used for attacking, subduing, and threatening. This development not only propelled our species to the top of the food chain but also enabled the territorial expansion of Homo Sapiens as communities that now possessed an obedient force with virtually limitless utilization capabilities. In doing so, we ventured into a new horizon where we would be more capable of exploring new facets of our intellectual abilities. We weren't the first organisms to develop a communication system, but even before we had an elaborate linguistic dialect, we were exploring what Yuval Noah Harari, the author of "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," labels as "Sapiens Language."(3) The vocal capacity to signal dangers and other types of signals, like a limited storage CD-ROM, and as a consequence of needing to share more and more information about the world, our language evolved as a way to share rumours since Homo Sapiens is a social animal.