What if we were to think a little differently, given the new toolkit at our disposal? What if we were to take on board the prospect of a bright future where we've evolved our thinking past the power of False God Finance and learned to use the resources we have left with wisdom and respect? Yeah, sure, there'll be battles.
But our furtherance isn't all about faster moves and cognitive telepathy. Realistically, It's probably got a lot to do with electrons, neutrinos, gravity, dark energy, and our relationship with the plethora of forces and materials which the Universe has given us the keys to understand.
Interestingly, the Higgs Boson discovery and the smashing of Tempel 1 by NASA's Deep Impact probe both happened on July 4th - Independence Day.