Martys extracted himself from the normal flow of time and jumped downstream to begin a summarized replay of the past century. The replay finished and he rejoined the time flow. A suspicion nagged at him enough to spur him to sink, for a second time, the substantial amount of energy needed to extract himself from the time stream. He jumped four times further downstream into the past, to begin a more comprehensive, summarized replay.
With his energy expended, he rejoined the time stream at his current point of existence. He let himself float along as he tried to determine the gravity of his conclusions.
Humans had multiplied exponentially across the face of the earth as virii clone themselves in a susceptible host. The species around them had evolved so only the larger and vicious and even larger and more vicious species survived. The powerful and vicious fish rendered most other species extinct. The cannibal shrimp species became larger and larger and members of the species surpassed a meter in length, yet, somehow remained classified genetically as a shrimp. Martys’ conclusion was: humans were defying the nature of evolution. Neither did they grow physically much larger nor did they eliminate unfit members of their species.
Instead, the past century saw the humans accelerate their evolution. Humans seized control of their environment, the planet, and commanded those lifeforms physically superior to them. The human technology had advanced at an even higher exponential rate than the global rate of human population. For the past 5,000 years up until that point, Martys had seen humans follow the normal course of evolution. But for the couple of centuries after the year 2100, he bore witness to a new phenomenon: evolution to nonexistence. The more intelligent and fit members of the human species had surmounted the basic instincts of the species: they no longer wished to procreate and perpetuate their intelligence and superior genes. The fit portions of the human species were dying off rapidly. Inversely, the unfit portions of the human species were multiplying just as rapidly. The advancement of the species peaked.
And, now, 300 years after his conclusion, Martys lazily floated around in the time stream to ponder some more. Perhaps the human species had been an anomaly. The rest of the planet remained consistent with the flow of time. Even virii conform. What, then, were the humans?
TODO: edit this later. just writing ideas down.