The notion of a
culminatory age of history, the day of judgement and even the
very end of time has been present in many major cultures of the
world. This anticipation has existed mostly as part of religious
beliefs. But like so many other issues of humanity, what was
once part of religion has come to be studied by reason,
including the meaning of human history. And it is that rational
philosophy which has been sought to be applied here to
understand the unfolding of human history, and its implications
for the immediate future.
We are now at just after the turn of the second millennium.
It is natural to wonder if it is indeed the time for the
culmination of human history as we know it. And what historical
event would signify such an epoch?
The enlightenment of identities of the world is an
interpretation of human history which makes a prediction about
the imminent emergence of a new people - to be called the
Millennials - into the world stage; and further, the Millennials
are to emerge from India’s north-eastern state of Assam, and
people of Assamese origin.
The prediction is a historical deduction arising out of
culturally classifying some of the major people’s of the world
in terms of a three-tiered hierarchy : political, social and
economic - through the ancient, medieval and modern ages.
Among these hierarchies, there is also a set of global
hierarchies, consisting of cultures which have had a
particularly powerful or prominent presence in each of the three
historical ages. Now in the modern age, the three-tiered global
hierarchy is two-third complete, comprising the economic and
social slots; the third and final political position is yet to
be occupied. The Millennials are those political people.
The Millennials may be biologically identified through gene
profiling, by comparing for the greatest genetic similarities
between an Assamese and the author of this historical
prediction. The age group of the Millennials is expected to be
in their thirties and below. The population of the Millennials
is expected to be modest, perhaps in the high hundreds or low