Oh, there were some growing pains, but we got over them. It wasn’t as bad as we’d thought it would be, though not for everyone, not for the wealthy. But they’d either got on board or got dead. Believe it or not, more chose death. Not many mourned. They’d become fossils, relics of the past; evolution doesn’t tolerate stagnation.
We advanced as a species. Even ended up saving the planet, though we’d thought it too late. By abolishing a concept, we escaped its cage, and its owners, ourselves.
The thought had been there for years, even though it was more than a thought; it was something felt, an innate knowledge that needed release. An intuitive understanding that to ignore was to die.