Yogis describe civilization in eras of thousands and millions of years. In ages past, humanity experienced extra-ordinary achievements. Entire races have come and gone. Intuition was highly evolved, but it was always the property of one continent, or one tribe. This is the first time in the history of the planet that human beings have been conscious of one world. The “platinum age” over the next 5,000 years will bring incredible subtlety, requiring a more highly refined intuition. As we grow our knowledge economy with more dramatic developments in science and technology we need the nervous system to support our advances. Creating systems with machinery will never be as powerful, essential, simple and obvious as human intuition.