Can Africa even conceivably catch up with the rest of the world?  Africa makes India look organized, 800 million people with 1000 different languages, two major religions and many minor ones, yet hardly a prayer for the future.  This is where it all began, DNA far older than the rest of us, meaning Caucasians, Asians, everybody.  Africans are the true humans; the rest of us are speciating into something else unearthly.   I wonder if future scientists will be able to figure out what we see every day, that there are many different kinds of humans, but that yes, we’re all humans.  Will anyone in the future even care?  Will there even be anyone?  Does Africa even really want to catch up with the rest of a world with a death wish?