As a Christian, the assumption that there is a direction and purpose to history is evidenced in the writings of the Bible. Wright maiantains that society evolves through combinations of technological innovation and plain old human competiveness, which is also true. In fact, it has never been more true today, than at any point of history to date. The evolution of our technology, human choice of will, and the direction or purpose, as evidenced in the Bible are blatantly obvious, or should be, to all but the ignorant. The current and future technology, which we all depend upon daily, will result in our own enslavement. As earlier stated , the assumption that there is a purpose and direction to history, will be combined with the current and future technology. I suggest you all read "Transfer: the end of the beginning," written by Jerry Furland. I enjoy knowing what happened yesterday, as well as I do two thousand years ago, but I need to know what is going to happen in the next decade. My advice, humbly given: read Furland, available through amazon also.