Ive been watching a fair few documentaries varying from animal specific shows, to evolution of man and it has gotten me thinking of the apex creature, and whether humans are the top of the food chain, or if there is a animal specific species that is displaying certain evolutionarily traits that has the potential to one day rival man, or perhaps go beyond what has been achieved by man.
One could argue whether each animal has its own particular place on the hypothetical “food chain” and they serve their purpose to only live off the bare necessities to survive, or maybe we are too blind to notice the growth and traits that animals are adapting to survive.
For example, orcas (killer whales) and their increasing attacks on great white sharks, who once were considered the apex predator of the ocean. They now understand that sharks are incredibly vulnerable since they hunt alone and orcas hunt in packs, if they can tip them on their side thus making the shark immobile, it allows them to kill and eat the livers of the shark which have a high nutrient value.
Many examples include how chimps and gorillas in captivity are watching humans with technology and phones, and now when given these equipment before ever even using these things, know exactly how to use certain apps etc.
I suppose I would want to know whether anyone else believes there is a creature that would ever rival humans for the “advancements” (?) we have created for ourselves that would one day rival us?.. , and other animals that you would think be able to advance well beyond their current state