This book is about the Dynamic Society of mankind. It explores the nature and process of change in human society over very long periods of time. It asks questions about the vehicle of change, about those who drive it, about its path through time, and about its likely destination in the future. To understand the dynamics of human society, we need to go back beyond the beginning of the modern era, beyond the beginning of civilization, beyond even the beginning of mankind. We need to begin at the very beginningsome 4 billion (4,000 million) years ago when the first signs of life on Earth emerged.