Considering That This is Only the Beginning, We have a Lot of Time Left.
It is standard practice to make the history of our species sound much more ancient than it actually is when recounting its progression through time. Homo sapiens have been around for a very long time, and in that span of time, they have developed into a large number of various guises.
In point of fact, a thousand years, despite the fact that it may seem like an extremely long time to some, is not as long as some would have other people believe it to be. The rise of the modern city, literacy and other components of our society are all very recent phenomena. It’s incredible how much we’ve managed to get done in such a short amount of time.