Humanity is defined by control.
The point we mark where humanity began is where an animal picked up a rock, but a human made it into a tool. Or when we controlled fire.
After a long time, when they settled down, societies came into being around the human who controlled the food. Everything else evolved around that place, that human.
War, slavery, religion, marriage, history… Everything that is part of humanity, is at its most basic level, control.
Today, control is focused on money. Numbers on a spreadsheet.
Control used to have to be seized. Now it can be stolen…