The timeline of human history is little more than the discovery of short cuts.
As we move arbitrarily from left to right, we observe that we are advancing in so many ways.
We can travel faster. We can communicate instantaneously across the planet and into the universe. We no longer need some of the things we needed previously, like books.
And so we have all these shortcuts, which seem to speed up time.
Now we are lacking only one thing. The unexpected surprises of taking the long way round.
We now have shortcuts where we once had experiences.
Congratulations. We have now become the machines we are inventing.
We have become the Artificial Intelligence we seek.
We are Space Monkey.