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Meanwhile, humans have been learning to harness different forms of energy. The earliest identified use of wind energy is the crusing ship; the earliest document of a ship beneath sail is that of a Nile boat courting to the 8th-millennium BCE. From prehistoric occasions, Egyptians in all probability used the power of the annual flooding of the Nile to irrigate their lands, progressively learning to regulate much of it by way of purposely built irrigation channels and “catch” basins. The historical Sumerians in Mesopotamia used a fancy system of canals and levees to divert water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for irrigation. Continuing improvements led to the furnace and bellows and provided, for the first time, the power to smelt and forge gold, copper, silver, and lead – native metals present in relatively pure form in nature.

Some critics see these ideologies as examples of scientism and techno-utopianism and fear the notion of human enhancement and technological singularity which they support. Optimistic assumptions are made by proponents of ideologies such as transhumanism and singularitarianism, which view technological growth as generally having useful results for the society and the human condition. In these ideologies, technological growth …

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