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THRESHOLD

9
THRESHOLD 8

What will the future hold? Use your knowledge of big history and your understanding of the eight major thresholds weve studied to predict Threshold 9. What ingredients will be important? And what Goldilocks Conditions will make circumstances just right for a new level of complexity?

THRESHOLD 1

THE BIG BANG


THRESHOLD 2

STARS LIGHT UP
THRESHOLD 4 THRESHOLD 3

THRESHOLD 6

COLLECTIVE LEARNING
THRESHOLD 7

EARTH & THE SOLAR SYSTEM


THRESHOLD 5

NEW CHEMICAL ELEMENTS

LIFE ON EARTH

AGRICULTURE

THE MODERN REVOLUTION

years ago 13.7 billion

5 billion years ago

1 billion years ago

1 million years ago

5000 years ago 1000 years ago Today

THRESHOLD

9
COMPLEXITY

INGREDIENTS

GOLDILOCKS CONDITIONS