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What is evolution?
The word evolution is derived from the Latin word "ēvolūtiō", a derivative of the verb "ēvolvere" and means to "uncover, unwrap or unfold by using intellect". In the 17th century, the word was first used in the English dictionary in connection with troop movements and maneuvers in specific formations, later defined in the now-familiar biological sense of changes within a gene pool of generations through mutations and genetic adaptations. Evolution is the process of changing a fact, a species, or technological conditions through adaptation, renewal, or elimination of other factors. The theory of evolution states that we are all related to each other as a species and only differ from our previous generations through the changes and mutations of separate factors. This process is also referred to as natural selection.
Why is evolution important?
Evolution is important for the continued existence of species and conditions. Without evolution, there is no adaptation, no improvement, no progress. Whether in agriculture, knowledge, technological progress, or even biological characteristics, evolution is absolutely necessary for a civilization to continue to exist not only rationally but also in reality.
There are good and bad evolutions. Good evolutions describe the improvement of characteristics, the progress of technology, or the natural adaptation to conditions that improve our quality of life. Whether it is the rapid progress of communication in direct telephony, the simplified production of mass-produced goods, or the extension of our lifespan that can be ensured by medical advances and improved lifestyles.
But every good evolution can also have its drawbacks. The disadvantage is usually called bad evolution, which can occur as a by-product of good evolution.
Humans, for example, lost some of their senses and abilities, because the progress of technologies and a simpler way of life meant that the development of their own senses, the hunting instinct or communication was strongly neglected and no longer had to be learned by themselves. Also, through the production of mass-produced goods and the improvement of communication in the world, many advantages in the distribution of goods and conversations have arisen, but one's own sense of duty to self-sufficiency and the urge to interact for one's own assurance have been greatly neglected.
Therefore, it is particularly important that with every adaptation, progress, and expansion that is positive, one does not forget how one got here, so that in the generation after the next, one does not completely lose the connection to one's own abilities.
Different types of evolution
There are mainly three different types of evolution:
1. The convergent evolution
Convergent evolution describes the process in which two species evolve independently of one another under similar selection pressures. An example of this can be found in the animal world, where different animals have learned to fly or swim, with each species having different requirements and possibilities.
2. The Co-evolution
Co-evolution describes an evolutionary process in which the adaptation of one species causes the evolution of an adaptation of another species. At least two different species, groups, or processes that simultaneously and in parallel take on the characteristics of the other and thus evolve. As an example, one can take the attack behaviour of wild animals, which causes other species to change their appearance under given conditions for the continued existence of their own species and to shape new generations with defence mechanisms.
3. The adaptive radiation
In adaptive radiation, one form splits into several new forms that can create new living conditions in an environment under the same conditions but can also trigger territorial problems. As an example of this, there are humans, who have adapted their actions and lifestyles at a specific age through global dispersal under different weather and living conditions.
What does evolution in technology mean
Evolution is omnipresent. Both the adaptation of organic units and the application of advances in the technological field, with one significant difference.
Whereas in the evolution of living organisms, a situation usually occurs that must be adapted to and organized within a very short period of time, in technological systems it can be planned. Evolution in technology means renewal and improvement of the current state of affairs, taking into account new, previously unprecedented conditions. The trigger for evolutions in the technological field is innovation.
Technological adaptations and changes are difficult. The wheel is not reinvented and one must - in order to be able to really bring an evolution - examine many characteristics, improve and reinterpret. Only then can a technological advance emerge that moves all other technological states of the same epoch to a simultaneous attraction and progress, a so-called technological leap. The final state is then called technological renewal or technological evolution.
Advancing the world with the right idea
While innovations are the trigger for new creations, evolution is an accumulation of a creative idea that, due to its permanence and its attraction, brings a change in the whole area of its contribution. The leap that the entire area then makes is called evolution.
In the technological field, evolution is far more significant, since an actual renewal of a technological landscape takes entire industries with it, completely and across the board. Thus, in today's society of global communications and global action, new possibilities are spread quickly and efficiently, so that the introduction of technological advances can bring change and improvement worldwide.
With regard to cryptocurrencies, the adaptation of the payment system for free and independent, fair and clear management of own means of payment with unlimited equality in a global system is to be spoken here. The independence from banks and governments to manage currencies for unconstrained, unfettered, and uninfluenced trading offers here the possibility of financial freedom in adapting, planning, and determining its own ways. This is exactly the evolution that is taking place and that we will be able to witness in the years to come.