They say we have highly technological minds as evinced by our scientific progress, and stone-age bodies. It seems to me that this is only partly true. Many of us still have stone-age minds.
Society has evolved around us generation to generation with each generation having to break the assumptions of the past as they were found to be built upon the sand of myth, chauvinism, nationalism, tribal vanity and ignorance of how nature works. Only problem is we have not broken them – they are still with us in everything we do.
What system would be created by intelligence that does not have life as its priority? Degrade the ability to live and you potentially end everything. If we went back to square one to organise our societies 90% of what we do right now we would not do. Commerce would not be the aim, nation building would not define the individual, metaphysics would not overrule evidence, levels of personal creativity would be higher and empathy would be admired.