At another sprawling hotel complex on the edge of Seoul, a think tank analyst described an increasingly volatile Northeast Asia: a nuclear North Korea, an ambitious China, a restless Japan and, beyond Asia, a United States now more interested in transactional than traditional diplomacy. (The latest Pew Research global survey shows a 75 percent approval rating among South Koreans for the United States, among the world’s highest, but a tanking 17 percent approval of President Donald Trump. By comparison, President Barack Obama had 88 percent).
He warns of 'fanatical individualism' and states that mankind should work together as one species, instead. That does not contradict Darwin's theory as he points out that the term 'survival of the fittest' '[includes] dependence on one being on another'. McConnell sees these hints for humanity's future and writes that 'only by facing the hopelessness of human condition man can begin to construct something in which, absurdly and heroically, to hope.' He interprets the loss of human supremacy as a wake-up call which allows to hope that humans would work together eventually.