The evolution of the mind

The quantum leaps of evolution

Today, I would like to tell you about the ways our minds evolved and the qualitative leaps they went through on the path titled “evolution of the mind.” We will also learn which step you and I are currently on, and what kind of leap we can make in the near future. The very beginning of this leap – this huge, global evolutionary leap – will take place in Lithuania. I am determined to prove this to you right now.

For a very long time throughout ancient history, people did not know how to write. All experience was transferred orally from one person to another. Therefore, progress was almost impossible; fathers taught about plowing the way they plowed, soldiers taught about fighting, mothers taught about caring for children…

The first significant evolutionary leap in the history of man took place when writing was invented, signaling a new opportunity to communicate information from one generation to another, while also being able to store it. This way, the mind was accelerated forwards. However, sources of writing were few and mostly spread out among a small number of imminent and influential people; the elite possessed most written knowledge.

The next leap, which this time influenced many people instead of just a few, was the invention of the printing press. This invention created an opportunity for vast amounts of information to be printed, resulting in the creation of schools and what we today call the education system. However, in the process of analyzing human history, we notice that despite the number of books available, some people do better than others.

What all geniuses have in common

In time, a theory was developed that said some people – such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and Albert Einstein – are special and unique because supposedly God gifted them with bigger brains, which helped these people process information better. Nevertheless, scientists who analyzed exceptionally successful people observed one common characteristic among them all. Can you guess what it is? This common trait is the habit of keeping a diary. Most famous people kept a journal or diary, a habit that had an immense influence on their lives.

It has been revealed that continuously writing in a diary makes observing and analyzing one’s everyday life easier. This way, a person can turn off his “auto pilot” and look at his or her day from an outsider’s point of view, drawing necessary conclusions to lead a more productive life as well as avoiding the same mistakes in the future. Ninety-seven percent of all people live in a perpetual state of “auto pilot,” making them no more than homo automaticus. A great way to break free of this way of living is to start a journal.

There is also another very important thing to remember. The analysis of eminent and very successful people (da Vinci, Einstein and others) revealed that all of them had a special way of keeping a diary. While books have many linear notes in multiple horizontal stripes, all extraordinary people tended to take notes in a radial manner. This meant they created a central diagram, with the main idea condensed into one word and written in the middle of the diagram. Usually, small sketches and notes were added, creating a web surrounding the idea.

This way of taking notes was standardized by Tony Buzan, who created the “mind mapping” technique. This gave our brains a big push forward; people who started taking radial notes instead of linear ones could use the left-brain hemisphere responsible for logic and, subsequently, create linear note lists using the right one as well. This allowed the brain to work in a synergistic way. After they began taking radial notes, people who in the past had not demonstrated any kind of heightened ability suddenly thought and were creative in a different and more efficient way.

Therefore, the third evolutionary leap may be considered the ever-growing and widespread use of the mind-mapping technique in companies and larger businesses as well as in schools and universities. This method ensures much faster and more efficient learning, thinking and creative processes.

Nevertheless, you may have noticed that nowadays the area advancing the fastest is information technology, or IT. Naturally, we want to know how this happened; why are computers capable of playing – and winning – against chess grandmasters? The answer is very simple. Today there are more than 300 algorithmic languages developed globally, allowing us to program computers and teach them some of the most difficult tasks. We all have noticed how computers, iPhones, iPads and similar tech accessories can achieve much better results than a human being can. On the other hand, it seems that people – in factories or offices – have become the main issue while computers tend to, without fail, significantly reduce obstacles and increase the speed of any process.

Algorithm for the human brain

However, there are still no algorithms that have been created to program human behavior. The good news is that the next leap in human mental development is bound to happen when people start using algorithmic language created specifically for the human brain. Such language should be understandable, allowing us to very quickly learn various new and practical things.

Interestingly, the largest leap in the progress of computer technology happened after a computer learning algorithm was created. A computer that had been taught how to learn surpassed a human being’s ability to do it. At the same time, we have never been taught how to learn in schools or universities, and we were never given any algorithms that would have helped our brains work more efficiently than their usual functioning. Unfortunately, this leaves us far behind in the process of learning.

4 Jumps to evolution of the mind
4 Jumps to evolution of the mind

On the other hand, the above-mentioned algorithm does currently exist, and Lithuania is the first country to begin spreading the news about this revolutionary concept of algorithmizing brain functions. This breakthrough is the topic of our upcoming video blogs, in which we will show you how to easily and effectively algorithmicize any process you can imagine. Then we will show you how to learn or teach any skill in under 100 hours instead of the 10,000 hours that are usually needed. Make sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss the next video. Get ready to be part of the century’s biggest qualitative leap of the mind, bringing completely new levels of work efficiency very soon. Meanwhile, thanks for reading. Make sure you are subscribed to be notified once next blog is released.