What Is the History of Human Imagination?

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The human imagination drives it's the life force it's the energy force that drives progress, that drives exploration that drives discovery that drives learning that drives experiment and theory and so much of what we take, and yet it is not taught in schools it's not studied in universities it is as if there was this big giant conspiracy of silence around this term imagination.

Most of the world is derivative it's not terribly imaginative somebody does something new let's take Hollywood a new movie appears that's truly imaginative and before you know it there is 150 derivatives, or a 1000 derivatives works. The Greeks invented most of the modern stories that we experience whether we call them soap operas or whether we call them reality TV.

Those are the Greek stories if you study the Greeks, the Greek stories and those are only the handful that survived compared to the flower of all Greek literature, not a lot of imagination since the imagination is very recognizable when you're looking for it. It is not, everything is imaginative.

Not everybody is a trophy winner and unfortunately most of history is not filled with a lot of imaginations because it's negatively selected for from almost all human history. If you're imaginative you're put to death or you can't eat, so until the invention of the printing press in the west, there was no way to make any money from imagination at all.

So with the exception of the night sky, the constellations and the questions of life, death and spirituality where imagination dates back to paleolithic times. Imagination is not selected for a human history and doesn't appear much.