I. THE 3 AGES OF THE INDUSTRIAL R=EVOLUTION
In the graph, the 3 dual Kondratieff waves (1) of evolution of machines (steam the energy, and trains the hardware; oil the energy and car the hardware, electronics the energy and robots the hardware) that complete the industrial evolution.
The reader should notice that the present crisis represents the end of the age of chips and the beginning of the last cycle of the Industrial R=evolution – the cycle of robotics.
Thus the present crisis has NOT in its deepest causes a human reason, but it is another ‘classic’ economical crisis caused at the end of each Kondratieff cycle of the economy by the OVERPRODUCTION of the ‘machine’, engine of the cycle – which in turn overproduces money (cause of the financial crisis in this case of overproduction of e-money), tool machines (cause of the labor crisis, in this case overproduction of blue collar robots and white collar pcs) and weapons (cause of the war crisis, in this case overproduction of vigilante cameras and robots).
In all those crisis the human factor is secondary, since people when they have a new machine to print money - in this cycle the PC – will do it without limit provoking a financial crisis, as fiat money looses value as a toxic asset. And corporations will overproduce labor machines firing workers to increase profits. And lobbies will pay war-monger politicians to increase sales and provoke wars.
As such the evolution of this crisis is parallel to the previous two great crises of capitalism – the colonial age of the train economy after the crash of overproduction of trains of 1857 and the fascist age of the car/radio economy after the crash of overproduction of cars and radios in 1929. We are now in the crash of overproduction of e-money, and electronic machines and every step taken thereafter by the ‘informative’ class of our societies mimics those taken in the 1860s and 1930s.
Why then economists do not explain this cycle? easy, they work for corporations and those who predict the cycle, first spotted by the socialist school during the train age of overproduction (Kondratieff was a russian scholar who studied the overproduction of trains), are ignored and censored. So Stalin killed Kondratieff and I was turned down by 173 publishers and 45 universities and have never been able to print again my books on evolutionary economics.
Sound models of science predict the future.
Now only when you can predict the future you do science. How you do that? observing past cycles and projecting them into the future. So astrology became astronomy when it predicted the position of planets with kepler, and medicine when it predicted the future of sickness with pasteur. Economics though is the ideology of power of corporations. So we talk of the anti-quantum paradox. The true social scientist that predicts the future is ignored and censored because the ‘observable’, the corporation, does not want you to know that future, which is not human, which is based in evolutionary science, as you are a living being and machines are built to your image and likeness, and this is a darwinian planet and biology rules supreme.
So neo-classic Economics, which rule the field, invented before biology, before modern science, before even the machine appeared by a religious, calvinist fella, who thought as Calvin did that ‘the intelligence of god is money’, IS just the ideology of power of corporations, where ‘the invisible hand of go(l)d’ is always good. now the new version was invented by Friedman, a bigot from chicago who dared to affirm that the scientific method was secondary in economics – that is, data did not matter, only ‘logic arguments’ twisted always to favor the corporation. Samuelson, the last of the great Keynesians, argued with him. But corporations pay MBA programs. So you have the ONLY PSEUDO-SCIENCE THAT:
A) Does not respect the scientific method of
- gathering cyclical data, as we do,
- finding a rational model to explain it as we do
- and Predict the future as we do.
Understand this: economists and bankers are NOT the scientists of economics, as the military and the politicos are NOT the scientists of history but the people who use MONEY, weapons and machines to impose their power. And the people who cater to them since Tertulianus put it neatly” ‘you will defend me with the sword and i will defend you with the word’.
Understand this: you have stumbled by chance in the most advanced form of economic science, that draws from the teaching of all previous masters. And follows the scientific method. That is why what you will read will happen.
1. The Kondratieff, Generational Cycles of the Industrial R=evolution. Point of view of the machine.
In the graph, machines are systems of metal that humans construct by imitating their biological organs and functions of energy and information, proper of animal life. For that reason machines have evolved as life organisms do, in 3 generational cycles, as humans have recreated carbon-life based organisms with metal in increasing degrees of complexity:
And then the robotic cycle, which fusions the bodies, hearts and heads of machines of the previous cycles into a new organism of metal, potentially independent of the humankind.
As such corporations, the ‘company-mothers’ of those machines whose biological function is to evolve and re=produce them, made first the bodies of machines (XIX c.), then the minds of machines (cameras-eyes, mobile-ears and chips-brains).
Finally, in the XXI century, as nature does with simple organisms, such as viruses in cells, where the 3 ‘parts’ of the virus – its DNA information, body and legs are constructed – and then assembled together, we put together all those organic components into autonomous robots, completing the industrial r=evolution of ‘metalife’ – a new organic species, made of a stronger substance than carbon-life…
Thus, we can expect an increasing competition between robotic and human workers and soldiers in the economic ecosystem, that will last the rest of the century, as those robots compete with human beings in labor and war fields
2. The generations that have invented our Industrial world (Human Point of view).
.In the graph, each cycle of the Industrial R=evolution is a wave of 3 types of machines – discovery machines, found by scientists as weapons and energy systems; transport machines that expand worldwide the wave, crash of overproduction (as the one we live of overproduction of chips and e-money produced by them) and finally an age of war that now starts with electronic terminators and vigilante systems. The first wave was dominated by England, the second (engines) by Germany, the 3rd by America and now we enter the fourth, ‘singularity’ age.
In the graph, we can observe also that those 3 centennial cycles of evolution of machines are subdivided further in a first age (white cycle) in which a new energy is discovered (steam, oil/electricity, electronic and solar systems).
The new, more complex energy is then applied to power machines and used to manufacture new bombs (the reader should understand that machines and weapons are two sides of the same coin, or in parable terms ‘the bad and good fruits of the tree of science’, which always come together).
Then at the height of the cycle, the new energy is applied to transport machines and finally it reaches its ‘evolutionary zenith’, when it is applied to the ‘top predator’, most perfect metal species – weapons (red cycle).
In that regard, machines have 3 phases, parallel to the 3 ages of organisms: They are born as energy/bombs; then a new age of discovery and massive peaceful consumption follows and finally an age of war, as the most evolved machine is always a weapon, concludes the cycle.
So we had 3 ages of energy: the age of steam; the age of oil and electricity an the age of electronics – and then 3 ages of new machines=weapons; the age of trains-colonial wars; cars=tanks and robots=terminators – the final age of the industrial evolution that now starts in earnest.
Since after the end of the ‘Age of Germany’ and its Kondratieff wave of electro-mechanical engines used in weapons during World war II, the fascist age of cars=tanks and planes=bombers, the electro-mechanical wave was substituted by the Age of Digital minds (TVs, computers, mobiles, which act as the eyes, brains and ears of the future robotic species).
So we started a new dual wave of ‘electronic machines‘, which evolved and reproduced in increasing numbers till saturating the global market, provoking the final crashes of overproduction of 2001 and 2008. Then after those crashes the first robots are being evolved as weapons, with consequences for the ‘no-future’ of mankind we can deduce from the previous cycles.
The periodicity of the cycle is human in origin as the graph shows, since it is the biological human cycle of founding fathers, reproducers and decadent militaristic people who carry the way. But this explanation which satisfies the elite – we are progressing, as sons of ‘god’ chosen with a manifest destiny, doesn’t explain really the precission of the cycle.
In the graph, we show the 72 ‘human, generational’ cycles of the nations that invented the I, II and III Industrial R=evolutions, its fundamental energies and machines that dominated the world during those 3 cycles, the Age of England, the Age of Germany and the Age of America:
The I industrial R=evolution of Metal is dominated by Steam Engines that move the first huge bodies of machines, trains and steamers that require simple, big energies.
But the arrival of a more subtle, quantized form of energy, electricity, which can create broken bits of in-form-ation, allows the discovery of the ‘metal-heads’ of the II Industrial Evolution. The steam leaves way to a combined form of chemical and electrical energy (oil inflamed by sparks in gas engines, electrical light bulbs, etc.); while engineers develop the 1st mental machines (phones, radios). It is the Electro-chemical Cycle of machines.
Then, the vacuum tube and the chip—a diminutive brain of metal—start the III Evolution of Energy, the electronic age, which dominates the end of the XX century.
Finally, the XXI C. will be the IV Age of Solar Energy that will give autonomy to organic machines, robots and smart weapons that complete the Industrial R=evolution. Classic economics calls those 3+1 cycles of the Industrial Evolution caused by the invention, reproduction and evolution of new energies and machines that act as the economic engine of modern history, the Kondratieff cycles of economical activity; each one of 72 years.
Yet another biological division is needed to understand how those cycles of economics affect so deeply in a biological manner the cycles of history and the life of human beings—the distinction between ‘peaceful machines’ that human consume and ‘predator machines’ – weapons that consume men.
The 3 ages of each Machine (Point of view of the machine).
Machines have 2 forms. Some are tools, symbiotic to humans. Some compete with men at work and kill us in war fields as weapons. So the trains, cars/planes and robotic workers of the I and II and III Industrial R=evolution become transports to death, armored tanks, bombers and robots, which keep the profits of corporations going.
The switch from an age of peaceful machines that we consume to an age of top predator weapons that consume us is signaled by an economical crash. So we are now in the age of molting from a peaceful economy of human consumption to Keynesian militarism – an age in which the engine of growth of the dominant nation of the electronic cycle – America – is the robotic weapon and vigilante camera.
Their biological nature shows in their dual forms and functions, which correspond to the destructive, Darwinian and creative, symbiotic arrows of living beings. Unfortunately, when machines mutate into weapons, History enters in a cycle of global wars. It has happened 3 times at the end of each Kondratieff cycles of machines’ evolution. Trains consumed in the 1830s became imperial armies to conquer the west and Africa in the 1860s. Cars consumed in the 1920s became tanks in the 1940s and computers consumed in the 1990s became surveillance systems and are now used to build terminators in the 20101 The process has immediate repercusions in all the ambits of history, whose ‘human characters’ become cynical neo-fascist politicians, who order war for profits with the connivence of the same factories that produced consumption goods and now switch to weapons. While artists, the human masters of the wor(l)d, suffer an age of angst and prophetic thought, as they see the cycles of history repeating themselves. So Picasso painted blue corpses that anticipated the Holocaust and Hollywood artists make movies about the extinction of man by terminators.
Machines are, as the parable of the Tree of Science explains, dual fruits, good tools and eviL=anti-Live weapons that can extinguish us. Hence the need to control and prune the tree of technology and allow only the re=production of machines harmless to man. On the other hand, weapons are the key to understand both, the cycles of history and economics, as they are willingly re=produced by the same company-mothers that make ‘peaceful machines’, given the fact that they have the highest prices.
Thus, company-mothers alternate the creation of good and bad fruits, according to the evolving, cyclical ages of those machines and energies. Unfortunately, since all forms of energy can be used as bombs and the most evolved machines are weapons, weapons are produced both, at the beginning and at the end of a Kondratieff cycle of energies. Thus, both, the end and the beginning of those cycles overlap in an age in which new energies are used to make bombs and old machines reach its evolutionary zenith as weapons, causing together the ‘war ages’ of those cycles.
In that regard, a scientific analysis of the evolution of each energetic generation of machines distinguishes, as in any biological species, 3±1 ages, parallel to the 3 organic ages of life, (energetic youth, reproductive maturity and 3rd, dying age):
— As all young, life forms, full of energy, machines are born as engines used in pure energy processes: pumps, heating systems or bomb devices.
— But youth is an age that evolves quickly into plenitude. So in their mature age, those engines are applied to transport machines. Then, the machine starts an age of massive re=production, diversification and peaceful consumption, the happy 20s or the happy 90s, similar to the mature, reproductive age of a living being.
— Finally, in its third age, the machine mutates, becoming a weapon that kills, consumes human beings and often becomes destroyed in the process. So happens to life in his third age, closer to death.
Thus, machines have 2 evolutionary forms, which mimic those of any species: the first, simplest machines are peaceful, consumption tools, whose energy and information enhance our own informative and energetic capacities. So we can talk farther with a mobile metal-ear and move faster with a car. Its reproduction and sale therefore brings times of peace and happiness to the countries that make them, as people experience the exhilarating feeling of being stronger and more intelligent thanks to them. They are the good fruits of the Tree of science.
But as machines evolve, their informative and energetic capacities grow so much that they harm the human body, becoming weapons; or they are used to ‘manufacture’ human opinion with their audiovisual information that ‘hypnotizes’ the collective subconscious. So, finally the industrial and military power uses the new weapons to kill and the new informative machines to program people into loving war (Hitler’s Radio-hate, hate-TV in this cycle.)
The 36 years peace/war cycle. (Combined Point of view).
Let us consider the consequences of those cycles in history:
— Countries that discover and evolve each of those energies become the top predator nations of the world during each Kondratieff cycle: Britain mastered steam energy and dominated the Steam Age. Germany mastered electro-chemical energy and dominated the II Kondratieff cycle. America mastered electronics and dominated the age of mental machines (chips & TVs). Finally, the Robotic age that now starts will be dominated by Asian nations, till the arrival of The singularity.
— Since machines dominate culture in the industrial age, societies go through 3 parallel cultural ages that mimic the dominant machine of each cycle:
— An age of infantile enthusiasm, when the new machine/energy is discovered.
— A mature age of global power, based on the development and massive reproduction of a peaceful transport machine.
— And a cultural baroque, when lobbyism and political corruption accepts the ‘needed consumption’ of weapons in wars to foster profits, with all kind of ‘cultural excuses’:
It is the British & French, colonial age of steamers that ‘civilized’ Africa & Asia in the I cycle. It is the Nazi age, dominated by tanks that ‘cleansed’ Europe of ‘inferior races’.
And it is the Age of Bush, with his war against Iraq, which substituted the legitimate fight against Al-Qaeda into a war for profits that is used to develop robotic weapons.
Indeed, if we consider America at the head of the electronic cycle, it has passed through an infantile age of enthusiasm for its electronic machines, during the first days of television, into a mature age of world-wide re=production of TVs and portable PCs, which expanded American culture worldwide, to the present age of smart weapons, TV violence, global Big Brother surveillance and lobbyist politicians, indifferent to human lives, who spread global war in search of ever higher corporation profits.
Yet at the same time the electronic cycle ends, we can observe again an infantile, techno-utopia enthusiasm for the Robotic R=evolution that will bring mankind into obsolescence and a messianic zeal among physicists that are building the Final Weapon—a Cosmic Bomb that will bring the frontier of energies to its absolute zenith; that of black holes and ‘strong quarks’, responsible for the explosion of planets and stars all over the Cosmos.
It is the Energetic, Bomb age of the IV Cycle, the first factory of dark matter on planet Earth.
§ Robotists call the first machine with Artificial Intelligence the singularity. While the Final Weapon is a self sustained ‘mass-bomb’, able to burn the entire mass of this planet, converting the Earth into a pulsar or black hole, also called a Singularity. Thus, the name seems appropriate to define the IV cycle of evolution of machines, as it applies to both limits of human survival: a super-energetic machine able to destroy the Earth and a super-informative machine (an intelligent robot) that will make human workers obsolete. It is the cycle that completes the Industrial Revolution and can extinguish history, unless a radical change in the management of the Economic Ecosystem takes place.
§ The Kondratieff cycle is therefore the fundamental cycle of economics and the main cause of the peace and war ages that alternate in modern history. And its periodicity coincides with the generational cycle of 72 years of human life and national power, given the fact that those machines are discovered, evolved and used by human beings, organized in nations. Its key dates are:
I STEAM CYCLE: British Age:
1784…..Steam Peace…1857 Crash…Steam Wars…
II CHEMICAL CYCLE: German age:
1860s…..Chemical Peace…..1929 Crash…Oil Wars…
III ELECTRONIC CYCLE: USA Age:
1940s….Electronic Peace…2001 Crash…Robot Wars…
IV SINGULARITY CYCLE: Chinese Age:
2010s: Singularity=Extinction? Vs Human R=evolution?
The key date of each cycle is the moment in which the overproduction of peaceful machines provokes a global economical crisis and a stock-market crash. Then the same companies that made peaceful machines switch to the production of weapons. Every 72 years that mutation happened after one of the 3 biggest stock market crashes of history, the railroad crash of 1857, the 1929 crash of radios and car industries and the 2001 NASDAQ crash of the computer industry.
After each of those crashes the Industrial World began to re=produce those machines as military weapons that, instead of being consumed by human beings, consumed us in wars. Today the electronic gadget mutates into a smart weapon, as the first Terminator Robots, self mannered tanks and plane drones, are mass produced for the American army. It is the age of Smart Weapons.
Unfortunately in those war ages industrial information, carried by ‘metal-heads’, stresses the human causes of those war cycles, convincing people that wars are not made for industrial profits. So European empires didn’t go to war to get raw materials and sell weapons but made war for altruistic causes—‘to civilize primitive cultures’. Germans didn’t go to war and made weapons to get out of the 29 crisis but to obtain a much needed ‘vital, historic space’, unjustly stolen by surrounding nations.
Today the world is at war in Iraq to ‘bring Democracy’ in what seems a repetition of our colonial profiteering and despise for ‘primitive cultures’.
This hypocritical reasoning is needed, given the fact that we live in Democracies and people are ethic and need good reasons to kill the poor people of the planet, instead of raising them from their misery with money for peaceful education and trade. This solution however cannot be implemented, since stock-markets deviate constantly most investments to the technological companies of each cycle, provoking a chronic scarcity of human goods that prevents the evolution of those cultures, without credit to come out of their cycles of poverty, violence and terrorism. As ‘Business this week’ put it bluntly: ‘who needs Mexican bonds if we have Sun Microsystems’.
Let us resume 2 of those 4 generational cycles, the British and American cycles, from texts taken from the scholar book that explains in detail the model:
II. I Cycle: The Steam, British age
The 72 years steam cycle. I Age: Discovery.
…And so Great Britain wins the Napoleonic wars, invigorated by a new generation of ‘Am Segullah’, Financial speculators (Rothschild being his most visible head) and Scottish engineers, which use the capital accumulated with black slave trade to create a white slave industry of miners, steel and mill factories:
I Kondratieff Cycle: Steam: World Power: Great Britain.
Founding Generation, reproductive age, Imperialism and decay
1783 1814 1853 1914
Watt, Pitt, Nelson, Stephenson, Owen, Victoria, Maxim, Edwards
In the previous scheme, each generation of the steam cycle is represented by the key economical and historic dates and its main characters:
In 1783 Watt invents the steam engine. In politics Pitt directs the nation. In war Nelson commands the Navy . . .
In 1814 Stephenson invents the train and the reproductive, mobile age of steam machines starts in earnest. We highlight the figure of Owen, the humanist entrepreneur, who tries to share wealth with his workers, as he affirms: ’what improvement in the life of people could we achieve; if industrialists took care of their workers with the same zeal they protect their inanimate machines’. But an economical crisis of overproduction brings war profits in 1853 and workers are taken care in a very different way. It is the Crimean war, the most absurd of all carnages till I W.W. Maxim invents the gun machine and Nobel invents the Dynamite, becoming the great entrepreneurs of the military age of colonial empires.
Queen Victoria is the decadent ruler of this generation, who will deny the Irish famine, as ‘Pope’s propaganda’… Disraeli is his favorite Ministry, a Jewish financier, who wrote in his youth a book, ‘Coningsby’, boasting how the money of his people controls ‘behind the scenes’ the future of kingdoms and nations. When he reaches power, he applies those millenary skills to the control of the ‘Free World’. The world is in the middle of the I Kondratieff crash, caused by the excesses of railroad investors, who keep printing ‘for free’ shares of companies, even if all the profitable lines have been built; while agriculture, life-enhancing human goods and the common people have no credit whatsoever. Yet Free Trade ideologist Malthus blames the poverty of the people, not on those reproductive excesses of machines but on sex (human reproduction). Irish don’t die of hunger because Irish money goes to subvention imperial war and feed the pockets of absentee English renters, instead of being reinvested in the land, but because those Catholic heretics make love too much, work too little.
II Reproductive, Age: railroads expand.
Thus, we consider the Founders of Industrial Britain the generation that took power after the American Independence War, when England suffers a deep change in his hierarchies of industrial power. Since the American market for slave and cargo trade is gone, now ship-owners and City financiers reinvest their capital in the new industries, powered by steam engines and managed by Scottish engineers. That capital sprouts mills and smelting furnaces in Scotland and the axis Liverpool-Manchester, where the Industrial R=evolution of Metal begins in earnest. It is a hardy generation that develops steam industries with ‘white slaves’ treated worse than the black slaves of their former plantations.
In 1804 Fulton uses a steam machine to move a wheeled boat and the Mississippi basin acquires the topic image of its river steamers. In 1825 the age of steam transportation begins in earnest with the opening of the railroad Stockton-Darlington and the invention of the ‘Locomotion’ by Stephenson that reaches the astonishing speed of 15 Km/h.
It is the Re=productive Generation of steam engineers, who expands the English Empire, its trains and customs, globally. In 1851, in the Universal Exhibition dedicated to new machines, Great Britain astonishes a world ready to accept the awesome new ‘Age of Energy’. It is a peaceful age of economic expansion, where good causes carry the day. For once, Britain can feel proud of its empathy to the human species, abolishing slavery, no longer its main business. Though at the same time it will promote opium trade—the only goods Taoist Chinese want from the West. The first social movements appear among workers. Trade Unions start their activities.
Besides ‘white slaves’ and children working ‘ad metalla’ in mines, another kind of casualties appear. Before the train, horses were the main energy carriers. Now trains made them obsolete: within a decade, 90% of them are sacrificed to the machine.
Within 40 years after the steam engine was invented, Scottish engineers and financiers from the City have constructed an Empire of railroad networks to satisfy travellers and invent stock money in the market. Thousands of miles are laid, while people die of hunger, without resources to pay their food and improve agriculture. It doesn’t matter. As an industrialist put it to Engels, when the social thinker complained on the conditions of life among textile workers—‘Certainly, Mr. Engels, but we both are making so much money, peculiar, isn’t.’
Trains expand now globally as new nations imitate the British industrial system. 3 new countries construct railway networks in their Empires: France, Germany and the United States. In the North-east, the railroad New York-Chicago signals the American industrial take-off. In the 1850s, railroads provoke a craze in the stock-market that reproduces money faster than ever before to build those lines.
The power reached by the great captains of the new industries of Iron and Railroads is difficult to assess properly, because money is invisible and bribes are hidden by political rhetoric. But we can see their influence analysing how lobbyist politicians adapt their speeches to the new technologies. Now concepts such as ‘progress’, the ‘future’ and ‘technology’, substitute old nationalistic and ‘greed’ speeches in the arsenal of political corruption. Global, financial resources are drawn with a single aim: capitalize railroad companies. In 1840 in England the train is already the engine of the economy, absorbing more than half of the capital of the nation. Then in 1847, in England and France, stocks collapse in a first warning against overproduction. Immediately workers are fired, poverty spreads among ‘white slave’ workers and in 1848 social revolution explodes, but it is defeated all over Europe.
III Age: The Great crash, the train Wars.
Railroad companies, once the inner revolution is controlled, expand further their lines in Europe, while in America a splendid little war with Mexico conquers Texas and California, ensuring decades of transcontinental railroad expansion. Soon the gold rush supplies the financial markets with fresh money to construct them and the crisis recedes.
But in Europe, without Californian gold, the crisis lasts longer. And in 1851 the mood of the industry changes. The railroad, iron and steel industry decide to sell weapons, since there are no more profitable lines to build. They force a change on Free Trade policies and Great Britain advocates for protectionism within its Empire, to keep 1/4th of the Earth as an exclusive market. So Britain changes once more its discourse, from Freedom against slavery to the colonization of Africa, from Peace to War. The Crimean war explodes in 1853. Now England defends the brutal rule of the Ottoman Empire over Slavic Christians, against Russia that tries to free them. The cynicism of that war, with hundreds of thousands of dead, reflects the decadent, 3rd generation of a declining British Empire, which will sacrifice all ethic considerations, to profit. Now their military use steel in armoured railroads, steamers and guns.
The cruelty of British Imperial soldiers provokes rebellions elsewhere. The mercenary Sepoy, till now loyal soldiers to the Empire, rises in India due to the indifference of British officers towards their religious customs. They are forced to bite cartridges greased with cheaper cow and pork fat that Hindi and Muslim religions forbid. Once defeated, the Indian Company, proprietor of the entire subcontinent, which doesn’t want to pay the military expenses anymore, is ‘subvention’ by British tax-payers and the country is turned into an Empire. Those wars show the solution out of the crisis: to make railroads in the 3rd World. So British and French colonize Africa with trains and steamers.
At home, after the 1848 socialist r=evolution, the labour movement is repressed. Now the bourgeoisie accepts his supreme role as civiliser of the world by the force of cannons and lives decade after decade of apparent happiness, while the Empire builds its railroads and spends its iron overproduction, ‘civilizing’ natives.
It is the beginning of an era that articulates empires around armoured railroads and steamer routes, the new imperialistic weapon that substitutes the gunboat, allowing the inner penetration of Africa through Jungle Rivers and steamers and the conquest of the American west. Still Europe is saturated of railroad lines and so, once the extraordinary expenditures of iron in the Crimean and Mexican war end, overproduction surfaces again. In 1857 Markets sink in the biggest global crash till date. The previous two mini-crisis have taught industrialists the proper solution: if a small crisis was solved with small war (Mexico, Crimea), why not a big war for a big crisis?
In America an obscure lawyer and lobbyist for the Illinois Railroad company, infamous for the way he has convinced peasants to give for free their land to the Railroad for the ‘sake of national progress’, Mr. Lincoln, is chosen president. He presides over a cabinet of engineers and railroad moguls that want to build lines South to North to haul cotton to New England Mills. He faces the rebellion of Southern Planters that prefer to sell cotton more expensive in Europe, transported by gunboats. The issue ‘steams’ in the parliament, as the North wants to impose a tax on imports/exports that will make southern cotton too expensive for Europeans. Soon war breaks to ‘unify’ America. The idealistic excuse is the freedom of the ‘negro’. In Europe a similar process takes Moltke—the railroad master of the German army— to war, also to ‘unify’ all German-speaking nations. The role of armoured railroads in the victories of Grant and Moltke is undeniable. In Italy, the industrialized North, Savoy, centre of the railroad industry, leads also the Unification wars. So, throughout the 1860s, idealistic excuses hide the expansive militarization of railroad industries and the greed for new profits and land of those countries that produce them.
The imperial age of the railroad is called descriptively in America the age of Robber Barons. People like Staunton, war minister, who masterminded the killing of Lincoln, when the president showed democratic weaknesses for the black’s. The likes of Stanford, who builds the transcontinental, become the new owners of America, designing the West around train routes. To that aim the same Lincoln had passed the Railroad Act, giving 1 and ½ Californias of free land, both sides of the railway, to the companies that built the transcontinental, plus hundreds of dollars in subvention for every mile they build.
New weapons (breech-loader rifles and revolvers, the famed Winchester and Colt) fire so fast and are so entertaining that railroads distribute them among passengers to exterminate bisons on their way. The hidden agenda was already established by Jefferson: ‘if we destroy the food supply of the Indians, they will disappear, as they are not fit to survive in our complex world’. Gunboat companies had distributed blankets, infected with smallpox.
Without those transport weapons, Africa would have been left unconquered. Now idealistic explorers map the route, then steamboats penetrate the rivers, establishing factories. They trade with weapons, exchanged for silver and gold. Then colonization begins and the continent becomes a colony, in which trains are built along routes that take Europeans to zones rich in metal wealth (Katanga, Pretoria, etc.). Even Russia, after its defeat in the Crimean war, learns the power of steam and starts laying radial networks departing from Moscow, ending with the building of the Trans-Siberian. Canada and Australia also create, with an ever growing speculative capital, subscribed by corrupted governments, 2 transcontinental lines, traversing thousand of miles of desert land, despite being already connected by traditional boats.
As always, during the III Kondratieff cycles, the choice between spending money in life-enhancing goods, in a Demand Economy for the people and useless machines for companies and their small elite of ‘stockrats’, is rigged by the ‘dictatorship’ of money and corrupted politicians, in favour of the machine. In those uncharted lands the native tribes of Siberia, Australia and Canada also learn the consequences of ‘Progress’ under the tutelage of the ‘iron horse’.
Meanwhile Germany, with less territories to build and without an empire to conquer, exhausts sooner its railroad cycle and their industrialists research alternative machines and new forms of energy, establishing the foundations for the next Cycle of Chemical Energy and its machines of peace and death – the German Age.
The last railroad wars are fought at the turn of the century to distribute the final pieces of the colonial pie: steamers obtain trade concessions on Chinese rivers and South African railroads move North, towards the Transvaal and Rhodesian mining zones. Great Britain again wins the biggest pieces, after the Boer war in South Africa and the Boxer war in China, both in 1900. Newly industrialized countries will enter the XX century fighting for those final territories. The Russians will divert their resources to the Trans-Siberian, confronting the expanding Japanese empire. Manchuria is the battlefield of Chinese, Russians, Koreans and Japanese, who win them all and build railroad lines across ‘their territory’. Meanwhile thousands of workers die of malaria and tropical fevers in the Panama Channel, finished in 1914, where boats are hauled by railroads. It will be the last act that closes the century of big energy machines. Now the oil cycle is mature enough to take over, as diesel engines are mounted in locomotives.
By the turn of the century the English are technologically behind Germany that has developed first the chemical and electric industry. The English won’t ever rule the world alone, but arrogant Animetalcultures never acknowledge defeat, as all of them believe to have a unique ‘destiny’, ‘Chosen by go(l)d’. So, as it happened with baroque Spain and Rococo Holland, the British culture enters a long age of spiritual decay that extends till I World war, as it clings to power, using its war machine, now against the defenceless people of its colonial empire; while Germany heads the new Industrial Revolution.
Let us escape though the German cycle, for more of brevity, as we want to advance further to the present crisis of overproduction, the end of the American cycle…
The American, electr(on)ic Cycle.
Youth as energy—Mobile machines—Third Age as a Weapon
A- Bomb—Household appliances—Pc, video camera—Smart weapons.
1944— 1971—Crash. 2001—2008—20??
The III Cycle of electronic machines is ruled by America, from its beginnings during World War II when the 1st computer, ENIAC, was used to make A- bombs, to the present age of chips, whose massive reproduction has caused the crash cycle of e-money and the creation of robots and smart weapons – the 3rd age of electronic Machines.
The electronic cycle. Information machines.
During the age of chemical weapons, electricity was discovered and used in energetic systems, engines, bulbs and ignition systems for cars, but its informative development was restricted to wireless communication, without intelligence. Then, during the War, mathematics, the language of metal, showed itself fit, especially for electric systems. So electronic machines were born. Machines acquired intelligence and paradoxically men diminished it, precisely because machines substituted and atrophied their brains. It is the Neo-Palaeolithic age of man, the age of America, when words become fiction, audiovisual media regress humanity back to his emotional age and we assist to the birth of intelligent machines. We talk again of 3±1 ages for all those information machines:
-1: Birth as a weapon: In 1937 Germans create the first accelerator to research fission. Today, they will make black holes with one billion times more powerful…
ENIAC, the 1st computer, is used to calculate the 1st atomic bomb, the purest form of electronic energy, latter evolved for consumption into peaceful Nuclear, Electric plants. While in 1940, TV screens are used in radars to trace submarines.
1945-1971: The young, energetic age of visual televisions (metal-eyes). After the war, a boom on electronic consumption and household-electric appliances begins. In-form-ation machines acquire a new dimension of form, becoming visual with the TV-set. In 1936 BBC begins its first emission of black and white Television. After the war, electronics are applied to fixed, big household appliances. Machines are still huge, mainframes, fixed studio cameras. TVs replace the electric radio in the altar that controls our collective mind, as radio replaced the printed ‘Book of God’, the Bible that had replaced the verbal priest. It is not the message, its truth and positive meaning for mankind, what determines the success of a certain ideology, but the capacity of the mechanical medium, which carries it, to reach millions of simultaneous ‘human cells’. So, paradoxically, while the machine evolves faster, its human values, the message, keeps degrading. TV-programmers in fact call the ‘message’ filling and the ‘advertising’, content. Because the meaning of TVs, its content, is to make every human being a consumer of machines.
1971-1992: Maturity. Age of Computers (metal-brains).
The first computers will be used to create bombs (13% of American electricity goes into manufacturing nuclear bombs) and monetary information (IBM develops computers for the accountancy departments of big corporations). As electronics evolve, they become smaller gadgets and with the arrival of chips (1971), mobile machines become all the craze. Everybody now has a mobile, wireless phone (a metal-ear), a mobile PC (a metal-brain) and a mobile video-camera (a metal-eye).
1992-2008: 3rd Age & social evolution. Internet: Social networks
As Pcs multiply, their messages increase its simultaneity, arriving to a growing number of humans. They also increase its informative complexity, till merging in Internet all the world’s visual, printed and verbal forms of information. A fact that, paradoxically, degrades the quality of the message and the mind of a growing number of ‘humans’ that are no longer emitters but only passive ‘receptors’ of information, becoming ‘virtual personalities’, as they start to believe more the manufactured virtual world of mental machines than the real world they perceive with their own senses . . .
Fixed Robots: Brains+eyes+hands.
Meanwhile, the IV cycle of robots enters its ‘discovery age’: Computer brains, Metal-eyes (cameras) and Body platforms (mainly arms), come together in the first robotic workers that provoke a massive loss of blue jobs in the car Industry. The 3 elements that converted man into the top predator of the Earth (3 dimensional eye vision, brain power and hands) are now put together in those machines, foreseeing the XXI century robotic r=evolution.
This 3rd age of electronic machines also witnesses the change of its use, from consumption to war. In 1991, a small crash of overproduction is solved with Desert Storm. Then, after the 2nd mini-crash cycle of NASDAQ, in 2000, Iraq II evolves further smart weapons. It is the present age. If the cycle continues as usual, it will last 36 years and create the 1st Terminators – robotic weapons that might extinguish mankind, as the baroque prophets of Hollywood envisioned . . .
Thus, in the 3±1 ages of the electronic cycle, or age of ‘informative machines’, the dominant machines of each age, are: television in its young age of discovery; computer chips during the mature age of peaceful consumption; and robotic weapons in the 3rd age of war. Finally, social networks of computers evolve machines into a global organism, completing the 3 ±1 arrows of time of the new species. Yet humans, paradoxically, suffer an increasing simplification of their minds, regressing from the verbal age, back into a visual, dramatic age, the Neo-Palaeolithic age of Death of the human mind. The Neo-Palaeolithic happens first in America, where humans are more exposed to the new mental machines that substitute and atrophy theirs. Then, to the rest of mankind that had scorned the American psyche as infantile, selfish and dramatic, without realizing America is just a tapestry of all human races, devolved into a future made to the image and likeness of machines that sooner than latter will also devolve the minds of the Old World, as we copy their inventions . . .
The 3 generations of American power. (Cultural Point of view).
American films show the 3±1 ages of its audiovisual culture in art: an energetic, young age of Westerns and romantic epics; a mature age of sensory pleasures, after II WW. and a baroque angst showed in science-fiction prophecies of human extinction by machines.
From the human perspective the electronic age is the age of America, since the US won II World War, ‘importing’ the Jewish and Nazi pioneers who had mastered the new energies.
In the financial economy of monetary metal-information that American age started 2 decades earlier, since information always precedes energy, as your thoughts anticipate your body movements:
After I W.W. the dollar became, hand in hand with the Mark and the Pound, the new International top predator currency. But a market with 3 global currencies is unstable. So finally, the country with the bigger GNP becomes the new top predator International currency. In this case it was America, whose weapons had won I World War, financed with dollars loaned to Europe. So, as the world asks for more dollars to pay those loans and imports American industrial products, the dollar becomes the international currency, substituting the Mark (1922, crash of the mark) and the Pound (1928, crash of the pound). Today we are in a parallel situation, with 2 old currencies, the dollar that plays the role of the Mark, the Euro that plays the role of the Pound and the newcomer, the Yuan that will become the top predator currency, with unlimited rights to deficits, when it is made convertible . . .
After that crisis the US became the World top financial power and biggest GNP nation, starting a new cycle with 3 cultural and industrial generations:
— The tough founder generation of Rockefellers and Roosevelts, who conquered the world in II W.W. We respect those Americans, because that Generation of Founding Fathers was ethical people who twice saved Europe of its German death. In art it is the age of epic, simple, dramatic films (Westerns).
— The reproductive generation of the post-war age, who expanded peaceful consumption of electronic gadgets. It lasted till 1971-73, when the chip and a new type of money (electronic money) appeared. It is the classic, sensory age of America that gives birth to a pleasure seeking revolution during the 60s and more humane attitudes towards the rest of the world. Americans were then imitated by the entire planet as their culture reproduced worldwide.
— The decadent generation: Once the American classic age and the 60s revolution ends, the massive reproduction of electronic money by Wall street, of smart weapons by the Pentagon and violent movies by Hollywood, brings about the spiritual decay of the Americans: they become violent, simplistic, cynical or return with ‘angst’ to the past, in a recurrent religious process, observed in previous industrial cycles, called ‘Revivalism’ that brings back Biblical, Protestant and Jewish fundamentalism. In politics, after Reagan, an actor, opened the way to war propaganda with his TV speeches on the eviL empire (Communism), a dynasty of weapon’s lobbyists, Bush Sr. and Jr., ‘manufacture’ 2 ‘splendid, little’ electronic wars (Dessert Storm I, II). While Electronic art, (FX films, TV programs, video-games) simplifies ethic and aesthetic values, ushering mankind fully into a neo-Palaeolithic age of violence and gore. We enter fully the human ‘Baroque’, a period in which the values of money (greed, consumption of machines) and weapons (death, revenge), become the correct behavior of all film heroes.
That extinctive generation of war-loving, lazy, ignorant, TV minded Americans, imposes his monetary and military power worldwide. Neofascism and the militarization of the economy announce the end of American freedoms, in alliance with fundamentalist Judaism (Sharon), which made of a small conflict that could be solved by diplomatic means (the Jewish/Palestinian wars) a World war, hand in hand with fundamentalist Islamic groups. Because the 3rd age of any species is similar to its beginning, mankind enters into the neo-age of Semite wars that confront the 2 oldest specialized ‘tribes of animetals’, Jewish go(l)d believers and Arab warriors, who re-enact the ‘Bronze Cycle’ in which Jerusalem and Assur (a city close to the birth play of Saddam) are again enemies. It is the beginning of the robotic wars that transform peaceful electronic gadgets into smart weapons and robots. Soon Israel displays the first terminator soldiers, called Guardium, who watch out the electronic fence that separates the righteous from their ‘not-Chosen’, poor, Semite brothers. It is also the age of violent, extinctive art, of Terminator movies that foresee a future, no longer of technological symbiosis between men and machines, but of life extinction by smart weapons. Now Americans are despised and feared, as their indifference to human life inside and outside America becomes notorious: death penalties, Iraq massacres, the New Orleans disaster and finally the global scam of e-money, shows the decadence of the 3rd present war generation of the American age:
Founders, reproductive Maturity, Imperialism and decay.
1914; 1945 1961- 1971 —2000-2008
Each Kondratieff Cycle of Energy & Machine Evolution, with its Ages of discovery, consumption and military use, takes to Global power the nation that discovered the new energy, in 3 generations of hardcore discoverers, pleasant reproducers and corrupted politicians, who use the machine in war, completing the cycle of national power. In the graph, Einstein, discoverer of electronic energy (photoelectric effect) and promoter of the Atomic Bomb; Bill Gates, reproducer of electronic programs, the richest man of America and the Bush family, lobbyists of smart weapons, complete the 3 generations of the electronic cycle of American power.
The key figures of the III Cycle of electronics are evident: Einstein, who discovered the photoelectric effect, founding electronics and found the transformation of energy into matter that gave birth to the atomic bomb; Bill Gates, the king of electronic information in the pc age, the richest man of America, as Ford and Rockefeller were in the oil age or Stanford, king of the railroad, was in the Steam Age, or Washington, king of the plantation economy, was in the colonial age. And finally, the Bush dynasty of war presidents with interests in the weapons and oil industries.
The decadent generation: The elite class (those who control the languages of power)
Corruption and hypocritical double talk now becomes absolute, as the financial and military leadership runs the US as a private company. The present privatization of war completes a full cycle, started by the first gunboat companies, owners of America, now ends at CERN, with its Final Weapon – the quark cannon that will produce cosmic weapons, no longer under the scrutiny of the Military. Yet Mass-media censorship and indoctrination is today so profound that the ‘bewildered mass’ ignores those threats. Instead it lives in permanent fear of ‘aliens’ and ‘viruses’, obeying his ‘Commander in chief’, Bush Jr., who spends billions of $ in weapons of mass destruction to fight a terrorist that moves in a mule. While his father wins millions, as a weapon Lobbyist for the Carlyle Group, in which the Bin Laden family has also interests—a company listed in The City, where the Blairs, his main allies in these wars, worked. Bush, instead of capturing the real authors of the WTC massacre, evacuates the Bin Ladens from the States, takes a month to start the search for Osama in Afghanistan and declares war to Iraq, in a distracting second front that reinforces terrorism… and military budgets.
If Hitler used the communist movement and the burning of the Reichstag as the perfect excuse to build up German arsenals and the unjust treatment of Europe towards Germany in I W.W., to convince Germans that they had to gain back their historic territories to the East, now Bush in America uses terrorism to renew the American war machine; while Holocaust ‘angst’ convinces the Jewish people of the unjust treatment of mankind against them and the need to gain back their historic territories to the East. Bush and Sharon are compared to Hitler by ‘left wing radicals’. Indeed, they play Hitler’s role in the present cycle of World Wars. If the Nazis came out of the crisis building tanks, Israel starts the production of Terminators and Bush announces billions of dollars in investments to make robotic soldiers that should replace American soldiers after 2013. Military rhetoric calls the program ‘Future Combat Systems’. Since the ‘future’ has been established long ago by technological rhetoric, not as the place where we will all die, but the place where we will find paradise . . . You might think Mr. Obama would reverse that trend, but he has not… In his first year in power the war budget of America has reached an all time record for any military spendig in the histor of mankind, to fight with drones the ‘just war’ of Afghanistan.
The non-future of life in a free economic ecosystem, according to the laws of evolution: the singularity age.
This law which we anticipated in the science of complexity, 2 decades ago, so far has only been recognized in the realm of economics by Kurtzweil, albeit completely misinterepreted in terms of humanism. Since the arrival of the singularity age is NOT a techno-utopian moment, but a moment of extinction of the previous obselete, less complex human species.
Nor it is unavoidable, since all systems can be controlled by regulating the amount of information and energy they receive.
The biological, human organism does die, in his 3rd informative age because we CANNOT engineer it, after 3 billion years of evolution. But there are animals who do become immortal by merely repressing and erasing the ‘informative warps’ of the organism.
This means that mankind could stop the process of extinction of life and make Gaia immortal, repressing the lethal goods of the tree of science that are extinguishing us. And yet the opposite happens, Company-mothers of machines that produce and evolve, weapons and robots, the lethal goods that will extinguish us, are accelerating the process and repressing humanist information, humanist theories of economics and non-technological, life-enhancing cultures, they are not giving credit to the welfare state, they are not giving credit to companies that produce human goods. So indeed, history as today is becoming extinguished, but because that choice has been taken by our dominant institutions, due to their complete misunderstanding of the meaning of economics, machines, and the laws that regulate life and organic systems.
The atrophy of mankind. The neo-paleolithic (Machine point of view).
But why men make machines with such zeal and obsession?
On the positive side machines enhance our biological organs, as they imitate them in stronger atoms. So we run faster in cars, think better with pcs, and hear far away with phones.
But in Biology there is always a trade-off.
So we become atrophied. And we are now fatter and our IQ is clearly diminishing in tests. And machines specially COMPETE with us in labor and war fields. So the Robotic age means a massive loss of jobs as blue collar robots and white collar PCs automate companies – in the same way that assembly lines threw millions out of jobs, when electro-mechanical engines were imposed in factories (taylorism, Fordism); and when trains threw millions out of jobs in the transport sector.
But nothing will compare to this crisis, as robots can do all human jobs, once the TerraMax, Google system of vision makes obsolete all transport jobs, and the Boston Dynamics, Petman system makes obsolete all soldiers.
This is self-evident for anyone who has a scientific, objective view of this biological planet ruled by the laws of evolution.
Indeed, machines are systems of energy and information made of metal that we have evolved by imitating the functions and organs of mankind. As such they show a clear evolutionary, generational pattern, as humans evolved in the XIX century the body of machines (transport machines), in the XX century its ‘heads’ (Camera-eyes, Chip-brains and mobile-ears), which now in the XXI century, are put together into organic machines, robots, that will compete with humans in labor and war fields.
So why humans do nothing to regulate the robotic sector? If robots and software suits (Oracle, SAP) were forbidden, an easy calculus considering the process of replacement of human workers by robotic systems and Pc systems would show that 400 million jobs would be created in a decade. If the evolution of chips were halted, full employment would be achieved.
Why then nobody talks of the Darwinian competition between human and mechanical labor – the real reason of the unemployment crisis, PARALLEL but not caused by the financial crisis? Because Corporations make money substituting human labor by machine labor. And corporations rule the world… And they care nothing for human beings, only for profits… and for their offspring of machines, whose sale give them those profits.
- On one side machines work making other machines, or consume human beings in war fields, or seemingly enhance our energy and information organs,substituting them, and in fact atrophying us.
- On the other side Corporations behave as ’company-mothers’ of those machines whose biological function is to evolve, re=produce and sell them for a profit.
- So to take care of those machines and ensure their sales and proper functioning in the eco(nomic)systems their lobbies pay politicos to create laws that help to make a world to its image and likeness, regardless of any consequence to mankind.
And those 3 facts put together – the effect of machines in humans, addicted to them; the biological role of company-mothers and the control corporations have over politicians means you don’t know and will never know the causes of this crisis, as nobody explained in the 30s the real causes of the crisis that sunk the world into an age of poverty and war, similar to this one.
Of those 3 factors the most overlooked one is the degradation of humans at individual and social collective level by ‘audiovisual machines’, what we call the Neopaleolithic. Let us then consider that point of view in more detail as it is grossly ignore by all those humans who are being made savant idiots by the machines, studying the present generation of mankind that come after mine, the Y-generation, the neo-paleolithic people… whose minds are erased back to a violent, visual age by those machines.
The degradation of the Human Mind by audiovisual memes of hate, fiction thought and greed.
The multiplication of worthless electronic information is the 4th crisis of super-production of electronic machines.
Contrary to belief, human minds are devolving, not evolving, as they become substituted by digital machines, which think for us. In that regard, we have to compare the evolution of our biological language, the word, and the biological language of machines, mathematics, which humans do not use to communicate and express their biological wills—their wantings for energy, information, reproduction, and social evolution. The natural goals of any biological being are thus no longer the engine of mankind because verbal thought, who expressed them in the past, is now considered an obsolete language. Instead, society is ruled by machines and mathematical laws, which define a world guided by the will of machines, by the ethics of a technological civilization” dedicated to evolve mechanisms. So instead of verbal ethic and legal codes, humans are now directed by digital money, which has changed human values for the values of the economic ecosystem and its “company mothers”: we exist to reproduce=work and consume=evolve machines to make money and increase the profits of companies. Those companies evolvemachines with scientific laws, buy human time with salaries, laws with lobbies, and increasingly substitute humans for machines under the law ofProductivity. Yet at the same time, our language and species become obsolete to the machine and its scientific and financial numbers, our language, devolves from
- an ethic, social summit when it was the language of a single species, which tried to evolve mankind into a global superorganism (religions of love, social democracies, UNO, and Human Rights), into
- An individual selfish use (logic, simple thought) and even further into:
- Primitive myths, fiction thought, and bestialism (as people search for their primary wantings).
Thus the evolution of verbal thought that had raised the human mind from the myths of the Paleolithic into the heights of social love is now reversed. While digital thought evolves from its simplest first geometrical forms into a vital biological and social language that makes machines interact in global networks and increasingly “think” with digital images. A new type of mind appears on planet Earth. Our demise as a species thus coincides with the raise of the Paleolithic age of mental, violent machines. Since the first robots have a digital, visual mind evolved in video games and military programs of survival, similar to the mind of top predator animals. It is the neo-paleolithic age of a jungle of metal in which man will be the victim, not the predator, of a new race of intelligent machines.
The price we pay for our addiction to machines: Atrophy and obsolescence.
Every new species of metal atrophies an organ of mankind, as company-mothers manufacture millions of ‘metallic organs’ that we will consume instead of our own organs. This process of atrophy of human organs has followed the same phases than the evolution of metal:
- The XIX century was the age of ‘machine-bodies’. So the elites of our civilizations atrophied their bodies and overdeveloped their brains. They used their brains to invent bodies of machines and those bodies of machines performed all their energy tasks. The result was that Europe, the cradle of machines and specially England, became a mental society, where everything that had to do with the body was repressed (Victorian society). The aim of such culture was to enhance the intelligence of the elite that had to invent machines. Society became split. There were the ‘brainy’ classes that made the machines and abhorred their bodies. Then there were the ‘slaves of machines’, those humans who had to serve the bodies of machines, extracting food for them, constructing them and making those metal-bodies work (miners, railroad workers). They became strong and mindless, as those machine bodies were. It was evident already the enormous influence machines had on our life and personality. Yet few, if any writer of this age, recognized it. Human arrogance seems oblivious to any truth that doesn’t make us the center of the Universe.
- XX Century: The mental atrophy of mankind. When II World War ended, ‘top predator weapons’ – machines’ bodies: tanks, planes and ships – consumed 50 million human beings. Then, the end of World war opened a new age: the age of metal-minds, in which men developed the minds of machines. Today those minds have reproduced in huge numbers, substituting many of the mental functions that men performed in the past (calculus, spelling, accountancy, science, design, etc.) The result is a general atrophy and diminution of the intelligence of human beings. Since now intelligent machines perform those jobs for us. It is a similar process to that of the taming of an animal, which atrophies his will and his brain. So humans have become tamed animals of the ‘Animetal farm’ so well described by Orwell in the parable, ‘Animal farm’. They have become ever more stupid, as machines become cleverer; and their will as humans has disappeared, as they become slaves of the drives of existence of machines. Yet a tamed animal has 30% less brain than his wild cousin. And further on, he suffers ‘neoteny’ – he never develops beyond his infantile level of reasoning, as it happens to modern humans, whose TVs and pre-programmed information make them ever more stupid.
Those facts explain a paradox that has puzzled social scientists in the XX century: why as we accumulate more information, people are loosing educational skills? Why there has been a global decline on educational standards, intelligence and quality of human thought? Some deny it. Yet tests results and daily evidence are overwhelming. The average human student of the XXI century tests 25% less than his parents did. Entrance tests for universities are revised constantly to adjust them to that diminishing pattern. The creativity of our thinkers is minimal. The interest of the common people for ideas is null. Most humans have lost their capacity for abstract thinking. Even basic skills of human behavior, such as social dialog and social interaction, are in jeopardy; as we communicate more and more through machines and their digital languages, (TVs, Internet, weapons, financial statements) than with human beings.
There is only a biological explanation: the brains of our children have been partially atrophied. Now they do not speak but TVs speak for them, they do not calculate, but computers think for them. As a result of this, we have changed culture again. We are no longer repressing our bodies, as we did in the XIX century; but our minds, our capacity to think and care for reality with our verbal, legal, ethic systems of social communication. We live a world of fiction and Homo Bacteria, individual egos with childish attitudes, all of them sure to be masters of their crafts by virtue of the machines they use. Mr. Hawking, the man which probably will cause our demise as a species, a childish scientist who thinks travel in time is possible and he is the new Einstein, is the paradigm of this new race of childish idiots, who think to be geniuses, just because they consume computers and other metal-minds.
The mental atrophy, the substitution of ‘truth by fiction’ and the creation of a happy, parallel world of virtual reality, which has nothing to do with the Darwinian Universe, is the most relevant fact of modern history, completely ignored by mankind, yet defining our civilization, our incapacity to react and solve problems and our demise as a species, which has become obsolete to bodies and minds of machines. This virtual world that has converted mankind in a race of happy idiots, similar to the parables of Huxley and H.G. Wells about the future, is in part created by the upper castes of our societies to control people’s opinion, but it has also its own ‘agenda’; as there are studies, which clearly show that regardless who programs those televisions, people become addicted to movement, hence to violence in their TVs and people diminish their mental activity in a process similar to drug-addiction. In the same manner, there are serious studies that prove ‘metal-ears’, mobile phones, provoke leukemia in children, due to the higher frequency of their radio-waves.
Thus, human brains are becoming ‘preys’ of the audiovisual machines of the XX centuries that kill our minds by an overdrive of information, in the same manner weapons kill us by an overdrive of energy – the two possible forms of death, which happens when we break the balances of those vital parameters. Indeed, the mental addiction to TVs is achieved by an overdrive of ‘information’, due to the fact that metal-minds process faster information per unit of time and so we first became addicted to the ‘virtual realities’ of mental machines and then we became mentally colonized by their ideas. It is difficult to stress the importance of this fact, which can only be fully understood by the very few humans that have survived this mental indoctrination and have tried to explain a ‘neo-Paleolithic man’, the real meaning of the Universe. It is plainly impossible to cure mankind from the Opium of the People, television…
Thus in 2 phases human consumers have become a sub-race, which bears little resemblance to the enlightened minds of the pre-war age, especially in all forms of verbal, ethic thought.
The Animetal culture of eviL children that despises the Tree of Life.
Thus a second consequence of that addiction to machines we tend to overlook, pumped as we are, by the power of metal -specially that 1% that invents and monopolizes the use of those ‘memes of metal’ – is the constant atrophy and substitution of our organs by the organic machines that imitate them. So we no longer ‘see’ the real world but prefer to see it through the eyes of television and lately in its virtual computer designed form – hence kids prefer to see ‘the lion king’ than going to a zoo. The dual action of a pumped, increasingly arrogant human ego and a decreasing mental capacity, diminished by the substitution of our heads by those of machines is the ultimate cause why we live increasingly in a neo-paleolithic age of visual, violent, childish, emotional, regressing, mythic people and the explanation why the entire mankind is devolving their collective mind to the pre-rational age of myths and emotions, under the hypnosis of those ‘dramatic tvs.’
And yet, while children just want to be happy as our childish civilization wants, and become entertained, fact is that in the Universe children are ‘the staple food’ of top predators. And indeed, we are increasingly children, at the end of History, like in that masterpiece of H.G. Wells – time machine – where humans are childish, happy ignorant kids whose only function is to feed ‘another reality’ living in the underworld. That is our function today in the Orwellian ‘animetal farm’, ran by corporations, for whom we are nothing but ‘workers=reproducers of machines’ and consumers=animetals, who test them and evolve them. And so it is quite impossible to consider a resurrection of the ‘mass of mankind’ submitted by TVs and Internets, propaganda, fictions and myths to a lethargic state of indefension as all children are.
As an expert in complex systems, I can observe that process from a certain distance, and I have been doing so for decades – but I have found always that, as it happen with any child, you cannot take away from him, his favorite toys even if they are dangerous guns. For two decades I have tried to warn mankind of all those complex processes and suffered a deep angst for the now, all too evident ‘no-future’ of the species, to not avail. I think now that this process is becoming irreversible and that perhaps is better than our ‘children of thought’ who think of themselves by the power of their computers and cameras to be Einsteins and Picassos, die in happiness, given the fact that they simply cannot react, cannot master enough energy and information to change the system. And yet even if I have sacrificed my life for a lost cause, in the choice between happiness and truth, I have walked ‘the road less travelled’ because ‘a life not examined is not worth living’. These webs that have for decades explained those facts to the indifference of our suicidal, ego-tripping children have therefore not produced any reaction, since men cannot walk any longer naked the road of life.
In fact there were 4 ages of evolution of the human mind as a global organic system, the individual, selfish, violent paleolithic child’; the religious, neolithic, mythic tribal age; the rational, European, scientific age; and the complex, organic age, which these texts represent. And today, as machines are crossing fast towards the point of artificial intelligence, we – most men – are devolving backwards into the speechless, selfish, individual neo-Paleolithic.
It is the why generation, our sons…
The yes/why generation.
The Yes/Why Generation is the generation of the ‘social networks’, according to the propaganda of technology. If in the 60s the We generation thought that the revolution would be televised and stayed home watching the riots on the screen, the why generation seems less passive, as the internet, now in process of censorship with the excuse of copyright issues and cyberterrorism, has allowed spontaneous organization of groups; but this is a drop in an ocean of trivialization. Most Y-people will never ask why, except the few indignados, which wonder why we destroy the world.
The rest of the Y-generation will follow the trends of dissolution into simplified ‘homo bacteria’ started by the We Generation. For them,
the I-me-myself will be absolute. They will not have any interest beyond the ego, and so their social capacity will be even more reduced, as they become idle, virtual personalities, connected through machines with null interest for ‘history’ and ‘mankind. You will never gather them into a r=evolving mass. You will not get them to sacrifice for mankind. The Y-generation is softy, as it has spent his youth watching funny fictions. Truth matters far less than happiness and their protests are non-violent, non-organized. In their occupy movement they were dissolved with a couple of pepper sprays and all what they did instead of assaulting the Bastille of capitalism at OWS was a bit of victimism and a lot of recording with i-phones posting on u-tube.
They didn’t die, they didn’t occupy wall street, they did not change history.
The Why generation will be an easy target for the corrupted We-Generation – now fully embracing the neo-con culture in power – which brushed them aside.
But most of the people of the Y-generation will be just ‘Yes people’. Increasingly robotized, deeply obedient to power and their religious and politico leaders, their dwindling mental skills makes them perfect for the neofa$cist indoctrination of this age.
In that sense the ‘Yes-people’, the overwhelming majority of this generation is akin to the ‘uniform’ generation that populated the world in the 30s.
They come with ‘manufactured consent’ imprinted on them.
Their vitality is also in the decrease. They are the first dead souls, zombies, with no ethical responsibility, and they know it subconsciously. Unlike our generation who still thought on the future and understood its dangers and made Terminator the best-grossing film of the future, the Yes-people love the ‘eclipse’ series, zombie films and gore. They know they are somehow the living dead. The super-organism of history is indeed dead. Some of the Y-generation know that go(l)d and the machine has killed it all. But those are hardly 1-10%. The rest simply have a strong rejection of the system and those who they think represent it – politicians. Of course, they know nothing about bankers and their power. They are yes-people and they are manufactured. So most of them will be kept entertained, most of them will have no jobs, most of them will not care. Their lives will be reduced increasingly to what an Homo Bacteria cares for – its daily life, its immediate family, its survival. They are the first ‘unconnected’ people perfectly connected to the Matrix of Fictions that satisfy their meager need of contact with other human beings.
Their verbal, social ‘DNA’ is null. Most brains of the Y-generation are ‘cancerous’, leukemia cells infected with the code of the machin, with their minds erased by the dont worry be happy fictions of the mass-media matrix and the techno-utopians of children of thought doing robots and playing call of duty.
This is indeed the Matrix Generation, the irreal, ilogic, innocent, i-me and myself, plastic bodies, with neo-paleolithic, verbally retarded, aggressive, visual, baroque, gore tastes.
This generation will not be able to change the world. At best the indignados ask, but they are so few they cannot break or change the system. We the pensive X-generation were few, most already colonized by big borther smiley, but now? Probably less than 10% in the most educated western parts of the world (Southern Europe, Britain, Scandinavia and New England) understand anything of what is going on.
The rest are just brutes, connected, with ADD, thinking friends are virtual names in facebook, that revolution is going to a solidarity concert, who give all their personal information to big brother facebook connected to all the corporations of the world, because they really think they are that interesting. They fuck a lot but have no children, they talk a lot but have no meaning, they protest a lot but have no action.
They are the very same essence of what Hemingway told to Dietrich: ‘you confuse movement with action’. The Universe is made of actions of spatial energy and temporal form, energy and information. This people have the wrong information and move a lot, under the command of the queues of the mental machines that educate them. So they waste their time, their energy, with meaningless actions.
II. OVERPRODUCTION CRISIS OF CHIPS, E-MONEY AND ROBOTS.
Overproduction of chips, e-money and robots & the end of democracies
Since Corporations never stop producing machines, till they saturate markets, use all resources manufacturing and selling those machines, and make huge profits, each phase of the industrial r=evolution has ended in a massive age of overproduction systematically denied by corporations and their employees – economists…
The final phase of economic crashes when consumption due to the overproduction of machines plummets and companies switch to production of weapons. Then financial and industrial corporations profit immensely because weapons have unlimited demand (as arsenals become depleted) and fiat money is reproduced without limit to pay for ‘security’. America today spends more money in weapons in Gdp percentage than Nazi Germany before the Spanish civil war.
After the war, the Kondratieff wave of electro-mechanical machines was exhausted and so we started a new dual wave of ‘electronic machines‘, which evolved and reproduced in increasing numbers till saturating the global market.
So now we live the crisis of overproduction of chips, minds of metal, which are substituting and atrophying human minds, as bodies of metal did with human bodies in the victorian age.
So we suffer again a crisis of overproduction and exhaustion of machines, now of electronic nature, with 4 sides, similar to those of the 29 crisis, as each Kondratieff wave of evolution of memes of metal applies to money, machines, weapons and mass-media:
-1. There is a crisis of overproduction of electronic money - a new form of money made by computers, and hence directly related to the evolution of information machines and its technology (financial crisis, caused by the massive reproduction of electronic derivatives and other forms of electronic money, which have lost value),
- 2. There is an overproduction crisis of electronic labor (overproduction of computers that act as white collar workers and robots that act as blue collar workers, expelling the middle classes out of work, except low-paid ‘human robots’ in China and IT workers in India that still can compete with them).
-3. There is an overproduction crisis of electronic weapons (overproduction of ‘vigilante’ cameras and robot-terminators – drones – which have started a new arm race of enormous profits for the military-industrial complex)
- 4. And there is an overproduction crisis of electronic mass-media outlets, which have also switched to hate-speeches as Hitler did with radio, to increase sales and work hand in hand with the profits of electronic industries and war; and are regressing human culture into a visual, violent, selfish age in culture and politics – that we call the ‘neo-paleolithic’ culture and the ‘neo-fascist’ age in politics.
THUS the present crisis is not a recession but a depression, caused by the overproduction of electronic machines and its derivatives, similar to the 1929 crash, caused by the overproduction of electro-mechanical machines, which printed too much money (ticker speculation), electro-mechanical production systems that threw millions out of work (taylorism, automated assembly lines) and the overproduction of cars and radios, whose companies, lobbies and politicians reconverted into armored cars (tanks) and hate-radio speeches (Hitler), embarking us into World War II.
We live in a system in which a new top predator ‘organism’ the company-mother of machines rules the world for its off-spring of different species and all human institutions, including human governments and human minds, are becoming corrupted, degraded and atrophied by the evolving machines of the new species.
In the posts dedicated to corporations and global markets, we shall observe that the design of the corporation and the global stock-market is a perfect design, matching with astounding precision the most efficient mammal organisms of the planet – reason why we truly admire the efficiency of corporations. What is missed here is the fact that we are not machines, that corporations cater for the rival species, that their efficiency is our dismissal, the the better designed those weapons and digital corporations are the faster we will be eliminated, that the more they overproduce those lethal goods the less resources we will have.
The real cause of unemployment: firing workers will increase labor, LOL.
In that regard the most important by far of those overproduction crisis for mankind at large, NOT for the 1% elite of owners of corporations who care only about money is NOT the financial crisis by the labor crisis caused by the overproduction of chips applied to white collar pcs and blue collar robots.
Those mental machines improve production systems substituting workers. Yet since further growth of profits is obtained with the substitution of workers by machines of ‘higher productivity’, all corporations and their hired economists praise the process and ask for further growth in productivity, regardless of the loss of human labor
Since ∆Profits = ∆ Productivity = ∆ Machine Labor (capital) / < Human Labor.
THus company-mothers increase benefits, firing labor (the denominator of that equation) and increasing investments in machines that have no salary or social security and are better adapted by the laws of affinity of the Universe in the actions of machine reproduction. This key equation explains the 3 great crisis of labor of history, as first trains eliminated the main source of labor in the pre-industrial age (transport), then engines automated assembly lines (30s crisis) and now white collar Pcs and blue collar robots eliminate most human labor in automated factories.
But, as this is the key element to understand why the crisis is NOT solved, neither explained, Economists have been for 200 years serving the goals of corporations, whose only purpose under the present capitalist system is to increase profits. So their main goal is NOT to make a better world for man or create an objective science of economics, but to find complicated arguments ‘damned lies and statistics’ to make-belief people that all this is NOT happening.
Thus OVERPRODUCTION CRISES ARE SYSTEMATICALLY DENIED BY THE MOST POWERFUL INSTITUTION OF OUR WORLD, THE COMPANY-MOTHER OF MACHINES, WHOSE ONLY MANDATE IS PRECISELY TO RE=PRODUCE, SELL AND PROFIT FROM OVERPRODUCTION CRISES.
We are NOT overproducing the goods of the welfare state that have a biological origin and make us survive but metal-goods, machines, its energy and information – NOT HUMAN ENERGY, FOOD, HUMAN INFORMATION, EDUCATION, HUMAN WELFARE, HEALTH-CARE AND HOUSING…But this could only happen if humans lived in ‘real democracies’ where the needs of humans and their rights were more important than those of corporations, their sacred property, machines and the profits of their owners… they are not.
In fact all politicos and economists insist that firing labor increasing productivity will CREATE LABOR! And people believe them.
Nobody quotes Mr. Tinbergen’s discovery (a key economist of the Keynesian school, responsible for the welfare state of Northern European countries) that the true meaning of productivity is to allocate resources and profits to either the machine or the labor sector. And since the ‘marginal profits’ allocated to machines for their work go ALL to the corporation stock-owners, and the marginal profits of human labor go to the people, ‘obviously’ in a capitalist ‘democracy’, we must put machines and fire labor.
Of course if we forbade robotics, unemployment would plummet, but the marginal profits given to machines->capital->corporations will plummet too.
The Science of economics VS. The power ideology of corporations.
Corporations rule our societies. The biggest corporations of the Industrial R=evolution re=produce memes of metal, which copy human functions and organs in a stronger support, money made of gold, silver and today digital cycles of information in a computer, weapons, energetic metal and machines, organic metal that transform energy into information.
So we talk of Financial Corporations that re=produce ‘informative metal’, digital money and Industrial ones that re=produce Machines and its eviL twins, weapons that kill Life.
Together they form the Financial-Media/Military-Industrial System that evolves globally a world of machines, which is terraforming ans substituting the world of life (Gaia) and the world of man (History). Accordingly all human and life systems are in jeopardy, increasingly corrupted, degraded and obsolete, without any true function, as the new eco(nomic)system substitutes them.
This process peaks in generational 72±7 years crisis, after a phase of fast evolution that creates new energies and machines. Then corporations ‘overproduce’ those memes of metal, absorbing all the resources of the economy, which in a planet of limited wealth, means the other 2 ecosystems, life and history become poorer, and suffer a massive scarcity of human goods and welfare needed to survive.
It is then obvious that social scientists should denounce the process of terraforming of the planet by company-mothers of memes of metal and establish an alternative eco(nomic)system which fosters the evolution and overproduction of human, life-based, welfare goods, we need to survive – from food to housing, health-care, textiles, environmental goods, collective transport, infrastructures, tourism, education and culture that creates a peaceful, sustainable world made to the image and likeness of mankind.
Why this doesn’t happen is also obvious: the anti-quantum paradox divides social scientists, specifically economists in 2 groups:
- The majority of those economists work for corporations and so they adopt their point of view. Yet, since those corporations make a living overproducing and selling those machines for a profit, regardless of their collateral effects on mankind and life it becomes self-evident that any social scientist that works for corporations cannot explain those crisis of overproduction of memes of metal and their collateral effects of extinction of life and human ethics, of poverty and scarcity of welfare goods and labor, substituted by overproduction of weapons and war.
But since that is the essence of the economic process of the industrial revolution, which scientific economics should study, it means that most economists cannot do ‘science’, cannot study their discipline, cannot explain the biological nature of machines and its overproduction crisis.
On the other hand, the second side of this ‘corporative coin’, financial corporations have as only goal to reproduce digital money without limit and keep as much as they can for themselves; or lending it to the industries that give the higher profits; which are those who have lower costs of reproduction (digital software) or higher price of sale (weapons). This means that financial corporations reproduce money without limit, provoking crisis of ‘fiat money’, worthless digital money so abundant in this crisis, which has null value, and when exchanged by real money and goods, ruins society. Further on they lend it to digital companies that make software suites, chips and robots that annihilate human labor, or to weapons companies that lobby for war and create a neo-fascist society, where democratic and human rights are ignored.
Yet again, economists who work on those companies and get the highest salaries cannot criticize the unjust, antidemocratic monopoly of creation of money by those financial corporations; their ab=use of credit, which they deviate towards industrial and military systems of higher profits, disregarding the needs of credit of human companies that produce human labor and welfare goods.
What this means essentially is that the majority of economists do NOT care to explain the nature of the eco(nomic)system but merely work for corporations, creating the world of machines and money that makes obsolete the world of life and ethic, survival words and laws, or if they are theoretical economists they work to ‘invent’ rhetoric, complicated arguments based in ‘damned lies and statistics’, mathematical abstractions or false premises that justify the actions of corporations and hide those collateral effects.
While a minority of economists and social scientists, often as this writer coming from more ‘serious’ disciplines of science (in my case systems sciences, biology and theory of information) or from the field of history, which studies human societies or from the field of ‘human goods’ – ranging from medicine to agriculture as it is the case of Quesnay or Galbraith, have developed a true science of economics, mostly in the theoretical realm, as the anti-quantum paradox has prevented us from imposing the praxis of an economical sustainable science of economics that could have easily designed a world paradise made to our image and lieness.
Hence an important part of this blog which tries to renew humanism and social science from an objective point of view is dedicated to explain the ‘historic, ideological’ origin of capitalism that passes as a science when it is merely the ideology of power of corporations and those cultures and nations who invented it.
The scientific truth about the economic ecosystem – an evolving world of machines sometimes competing with man, sometimes enhancing our energy and information skills, in a process that can be described with the laws of biological competition and symbiosis – has very little to do with the ‘dismal science’ of financial economics that dominates the field, controlling prizes and think-tanks to the service of corporations (so for example, by ‘decree’ the Nobel prize cannot be given to evolutionary scientists). Already Owens in the XIX century described ‘saloon economists here in London’ as dilettantes whose only job was to find excuses to justify the exploitation of workers by corporations who paid them.It still is. Yet since corporations are in its immense majority company-mothers of machines, its parts, energies, networks and information, the dismal science is always ‘positive’ about overproduction crisis.
What this means is that ‘economics’ and its practitioners unlike historians who always side with mankind, side routinely with corporations and machines, whenever a conflict between both species arises.
Indeed classic, ‘authorized’ economics is an ideology of ‘corporate profits and power’, achieved with the massive reproduction and sale of those machines. Hence overproduction of machines is always good for corporations and most economists will therefore back them, despite any collateral effects they produce on human beings.
What is the main collateral damage of those overproduction crisis on human beings? The opposite word:
Under production of the 2 main things human ‘truly’ need – labor and welfare, life-based human goods, our organisms need to survive, from food to housing, to health-care to education – as all resources that could be used to reproduce them are monopolized by corporations and used to reproduce machines.
Indeed, since the ultimate goal of corporations is NOT human, they do not reproduce the ‘welfare goods’ humans need to survive. Thus at the end of each of those Kondratieff cycles, as companies overproduce the machines of each cycle (and the money invented with them), in a world of limited resources, industrial and financial corporations absorb all the wealth of the economy – monetary and material wealth – provoking an scarcity of money and goods on the human side of the Economy.
And so at the end of each cycle those crisis of overproduction cause a parallel crisis of poverty and unemployment, as humans loose their jobs to new tool-machines and their wealth to corporations. So in the 30s, the overproduction of cars and radios and the application of their electromechanical engines to assembly lines, meant the loss of millions of jobs and the poverty of humans, while the world was filled with cars, its armed version, tanks (II W.W.) and stock-market speculators became immensely wealthy.
Now we live the age of oveproduction of chips, and its derivative, e-money blue collar robots, and white collar pcs, which are the REAL non HUMAN, objective causes of this crises, as e-money multiplies, invented by private bankers, who absorb all the wealth of the economy, leaving no money for the welfare system and the human sector and its governments. Indeed, today there are 100 times more money in the world that in 1973 when e-money was invented. But all that money is in the power of corporations not of humans and dedicated to evolve machines not to satisfy the needs of the people.
Meanwhile, robots and pcs eliminate workers, automating factories and its military version, evolving terminators – drones, vigilante cameras – watch, control and kill human beings.
It is also for that reason parallel to the crisis of overproduction of stock-money in the XIX century and ticker, electric money during the 20s and 30s and to the colonial crisis of overproduction of trains and stock-money of the XIX century.
Overproduction crises: 1860s=1930s=2010s
In the stills from the film the eco(nomic)system, the 72 years, human generational cycle of overproduction of ‘memes of metal’, in it 3 generational ages, separated by 72 years (1857+7 crashes of train stocks; 1929+7 year crashes of cars and ticker money and 2001-08 crashes of e-money derivatives and chips/robos) have two phases:
- Overproduction of machines that work and corporative money (train that caused massive unemployment and stock money in the 60s, cars and assembly lines and ticker money in the 1920s and blue collar robots that automated those assembly lines and e-money stocks and derivatives in the 200s)
- Then as social unrest grows, there is overproduction of hate-media printed with the same machines that print money (yellow press in the XIX c. radio-hate in the 1930s and Tv-media hate in the 2010s), accompanied by overproduction of weapons, as the same machines are armored (colonial conquest with trains, fascism with tanks=armored cars and terminator robots in the 2010s).
It is a fact of economic history that all the great long-lasting crises of the economy have been overproduction crises.
Moreover, overproduction is the essence of the biological game, the Universe plays in this planet. In biological jargon, an overproduction crisis is equivalent to a reproductive radiation of a top predator species that competes and substitutes a lesser species – in the economic ecosystem the human worker or soldier.
And so what we observe in the great overproduction crises of the Industrial Revolution – the overproduction of trains, cars=tanks and chips (e-money and robots) – is a similar process of competition between the memes of metal corporations overeproduce and the human function they imitate, atrophy and substitute or eliminate in labor and war fields:
Money, the language of digital information that acts as the genetic language of corporations substitutes laws and buys people; robots substitute blue collar workers and soldiers and Pcs, white collar workers.
In all of those overproduction crises of memes of metal the overproduction of corporative ‘fiat money’ printed with information machines, of tool machines and of weapons had predictable, negative effects on the rest of society:
Tool machines and weapons competed with human workers in labor and war fields and
- Fiat, corporative, speculative money distorted the economy, tilting it towards industrial production, and causing an endemic lack of investments in the goods of the welfare state most voters demand but industrial corporations didn’t reproduce.
In the first crisis of overproduction of stock-money and trains, while train lines were deployed in Ireland, 1/2 of the population suffered famine and while those trains were built in the Far West, the Indians were exterminated. Speculation in land and stocks provoked a series of crashes that merely enhanced investments in weapons and colonial wars.
In the 20s, as electro-mechanical engines were used to create moving assembly lines, millions lost their jobs. But overproduction of cars didn’t stop. When workers could not consume them, Germany transformed them into tanks and demanded them for war and millions died.
Now we suffer a massive creation of electronic fiat money in stocks and derivatives, while robots throw people out of work in labor and war fields. But nobody discusses the crisis, in its real causes. Thus this hidden engine of the economic crises, overproduction for profits, is not going to stop, but it will follow the natural, evolutionary laws of all systems of energy and information and continue according to the patterns of evolution of machines of the past. And so we can and have predicted with enormous accuracy during 20 years the ‘future patterns’ of those crises.
But of course, you never heard about my books, papers, documentaries, even art exhibits I have done on this crisis… since in the 90s I discovered the exact periodicity of the Kondratieff wave and its biological meaning… Corporations are not interested in changing policies that increase their profits. Never mind they will destroy the world and probably extinguish mankind. I remember ‘Inconvenient truth’, in which Al Gore compared the end of the world and a pile of gold.
It was obvious to the audience which laughed happily that the world MUST be destroyed if we can make a buck.
But why, people ‘believe’ that a pile of Gold and corpses, including theirs, is a better destiny than a sustainable world, a paradise of life on Earth that a true science of economics could easily Build?
Because people don’t know the truth about economics and nothing can be said because corporations, which use the same machines used to print money and information control mass-media and print the money of governments.
Indeed, since the 70s, when e-money appeared thanks to the invention of chips, parallel to the overproduction crisis of chips, a massive attack on democracies ended with the legitimate rights of nations to invent their own money, first destroying the gold standard that limited e-money production (Nixon), then forbidding governments to invent money with deficit zero laws (Reagan, Tatcher) then ending the regulations that limited the invention of e-money in computer platforms (Clinton), and finally when money had multiplied by 100 monopolized by private bankers and stock-market corporations, since to have billions of $ in idle accounts was NOT enough, just taking whatever was left on the hands of the people with bail outs, farming taxes, inventing toxic assets you name it.
So bankers awash with wealth have now bought our politicos. Or as Miss Clinton put it – ‘it is difficult to argue with your banker’.
So the 1st power, corporations, have bought the 2nd power, politicians, who control the 3rd power, the military, and are in full symbiosis with the 4th power, the press, and all what they care for is to oveproduce their ‘memes of metal’, money, machines, weapons and audiovisual bull$hit – a key wor(l)d to understand our virtual, fantasy wor(l)d that hides the dying truth of a Darwinian Universe in which men are being displaced from the eco(nomic)system in growing numbers.
We live in the age of bull$hit. People don’t even care to ie they just bull$hit.
Since ‘people are slaves, they believe, they don’t reason’ (Aristotle) And so all what is needed for bull$hit to rule the world is to make them believe a fantasy of future, imprinting their minds with audiovisual messages in favor of their ‘manifest destiny’. And for that it comes handy the 4th of our overproduction crisis – the crisis of hate media and audiovisual manufacturing of the collective brain.
Of course, all wrapped up with enough ‘macho man’ ego-trip ideologies that make us happy and proud of our beliefs – nationalism, aka tribal competition between the ‘species’ Homo Americanus, Homo Germanicus, etc. (no longer homo sapiens who obey the laws of darwin, of collaboration between individual species); capitalism, aka the right of bankers to print our money for themselves (not the laws of democracies that tell us, the people and their governments must control their languages of power), Techno-utopia (machine is progress, humans are the past) and Biblical religions (‘go(l)d is the intelligence of God’, Calvin) and so on.
We shall latter studied those 4 pillars of our slavery to the manifest destiny of life extinction in more detail. Let us now introduce the fundamental one: capitalism
Corporative Money runs the world: Capitalism vs. Democracy.
In the graph, money is a language of digital information, which has evolved according to the laws of all languages, diminishing its energy/size, increasing its speed of reproduction of information and finally it has become just a digital flow of information in computer brains that control today the ‘metal-earth’, the economic ecosystem with a ‘digital mind’ based in the ‘universal grammar of money’, man=price=object. Indeed, it is all in the grammar of the language, and the history of man can be understood as a fight between two grammars, the ethic grammar of words that make of man the center of creation, man (subject) Verb (action) Object (energy of man), and the language of money which compare us with objects, and put us a price…
The control of those two languages of social power, means according to the natural structure of all social organisms in a ‘neuronal/informative class’ and a reproductive/working body that OBEYS blindly the messages of the languages and its cellular people-castes the control of human societies. So priests and politicians control verbal, ethic societies. And bankers who monopolize credit control capitalist societies and the military that controls weapons controls dictatorships.
This means that only A SOCIETY IN WHICH ETHIC WORDS, LAWS are THE TOP PREDATOR LANGUAGE THAT commands the other two can be a democracy.
Yet as money multiplied in greater numbers and priced more ‘things’ and ‘human capital’ it became the dominant language in control of the law, and those who issued money would control western societies. This growing power of corporations and financial institutions increased exponentially with the invention of e-money, which has multiplied by 100 in 40 years the monetary mass of the world - hence the paradox of a corporative world awash in money, where companies like Apple are worth more than +100 million pakistanis and market speculators easily make 1 billion $ a year while millions loose their homes.
Yet since the same machines used to print money print information (papers in the past, computer platforms today), the financial world and those who own it, have created a Financial-Media system that hides the tremendous injustice of the system. And they have rewritten social sciences into ideologies that cater to their agenda, from ‘The Economist’ the organ of the Rothschild family to the Nobel Prizes given by the Rijsbank usurping the Nobel Name to the MBA programs that cater only to the needs of corporations, to the constant degradation of human institutions by the press.
But all this of course is not well understood by most people, even scholars who have forgot the last free age of social sciences and journalism (60s, 70s), which brings the second reason why men believe in a system that destroys most of them: the fact corporations the same people that use electronic machines to print money, own mass-media systems, as those machines are used NOT only to print e-money but also e-news.
And so in the past and the present, power ideologies that make human slaves and pass as sciences of freedom imprint their minds by the classic method of Mr. Goebbels, first minister of Propaganda – now called Information: ‘If you repeat a lie’ (then with radio now with TVs) many times people will believe on it. The bigger the lie the more they will believe it’.
In the graph, the 3 main types of information machines of the Industrial Revolution, the press, which reached 2 high points of hate-speeches during the Religious wars, and then in the XIX century, during the yellow press and stock-paper era; electric communicators, wired and wireless radios, which reached its peak of hate-speeches in the fascist era, and electronic communicators (TVs and internet) which started its ‘hate’ age with Reagan and its evil empire speeches. He would be the first of a series of actors-politicians modern ‘celebrities’ with ‘good diction’, as the previous radio age was dominated by politicos with great voices and the press era by writers with emotional speeches.
In that sense, a key element, largely overlooked to understand the interaction between machines and humans and how corporations, organisms that re=produce machines have imposed its evolution as the goal of collective mankind globalizing its memes in favor of money and weapons and erasing the enlightened, r=evolutionary ages that seek the evolution of man (founding fathers of the American and French Revolution, Social Eu, 60s r=evolution), is the power of ‘metal-communicators’, machines of information that print languages of value, digital money and words that command civilizations. The medium is the message and bias the message in its favor. Thus during the overproduction crises, those who command the medium, the yellow press, the radio, the TV in this electronic cycle, command the audience and establish a single-thought, with inquisitions against their power and of course, the medium itself… But the machine of information cannot be defeated because it also prints money. And so in the same manner machines have their evil twin weapons, digital money has its twin in the mass-media systems that manufacture the human collective mind.
The biggest of all the lies of the financial-media system that imprints money and the ideas of mankind is the absurd belief that ‘Capitalism’ and ‘Democracy’ mean the same. They are in fact as opposed as ‘Military dictatorships’ and democracies, since capitalism is a ‘dictatorship’ of money and those who print it – but far more difficult to understand and change, as it is far more sophisticated in its handling of information, monopolized by those electronic machines.
Let us then define capitalism in objective terms, comparing it with Militarism.
‘Capitalism’ is the ideology of financial and industrial corporations and its owners, ‘stockrats’, the new aristocrats of the modern world, who believe they must issue in monopoly the language of social power, digital money to reproduce their memes of metal (weapons, money and machines), with exclusion of citizens of democracies who want to reproduces memes of life, proper of the welfare state and their elected governments, whose politicians are bought with corporative money to issue laws that favor their agenda
It is this duality never recognized between two species and the organisms that represent them – man and the machine, memes of life and memes of metal, corporations and governments and the competition between them in labor and war fields and the choice we make between reproducing ‘canons and butter’, with the limited resources of this planet which explains the economical and existential crisis we go through – since in the modern age of return to harsh capitalism, the choice has been made to reproduce canons, machines, corporative money; hence butter, human beings, governments have no resources.
Today we all believe that humans are unworthy of spending money on them. Humans are unworthy of working when a machine, a blue collar robot or white collar pc makes a better job. We believe corporations are more efficient and must have the upper hand. And we believe those who rule corporations must rule mankind – the stockratic elite of owners, who care nothing for thefuture of most of us.
Capitalism – the government of corporations, overwhelmingly dedicated to reproduce those memes of metal (informative money, which used to be gold and now is a digital language of information in the brain of computers; energetic metal, weapons that kill our bodies; and organic metal, machines that atrophy and substitute our life organs) is incompatible with Democracy. It is just the new form of dictatorship that substitutes aristocrats that in the old world, thought that they had to issue in monopoly the language of social power then, weapons, because they were chosen by the ‘grace of god’ and then with weapons coerce Courts to issue the laws they desire. And of course, in both cases, the monopolist of power could not be judged and was no responsible. So today we have anonymous societies whose CEOs cannot be judged and in the past aristocratic courts. All has changed to remain the same.
In fact, both systems end up producing massive war ages, since weapons are the more profitable, more expensive machines and so in a capitalist system that seeks NOT the wealth and welfare of humans, weapons are the preferred machine systematically overproduced, as it gives high profits, and war the engine of economics during crisis, in which ‘gun is chosen’ over butter (the choice of real democracies).
And this of course explains why at the end of all those cyclical crisis of overproduction, when human demand of machines plummets as labor dwindles, fascist capitalist ‘democracies’ arise, and wars are created. Today America is spending more Gdp percentage in weapons that Germany before the break of the spanish civil war. So we can consider that we are entering the militaristic phase of capitalism democracies, marching towards III world war.
The dicatorship of corporations and the class structure of capitalism.
OF COURSE THE EASY alternative way would be TO EXPLAIN THIS from the bottom of the social pyramid up, AS MARX DID WITH A FIGHT OF TWO SOCIAL CLASSES, THAT OF THE OWNERS, THE STOckRATS’ AND THE WORKERS, the good people , but that is not really all the story. Because workers today are OK as long as they have work and love to make machines and consume them. For them the problem is that now robots and pcs are the new blue and white collar workers, so the company does nOT need them.
But if it were possible to keep making machines they would. On the other hand stockrats, the owners are NOT aware of what is going on. Their fundamental limit is precisely to understand anything but profit and money. They care nothing for anything except to get money, they are irresponsible.
They are ‘the leisure class; to quote the title of one of the few economist worth to mention that takes objective analysis of this discipline (Thorstein Veblein); and while the system caters to them, it would be absurd to think as they do THAT such is their purpose. IN THAT REGARD, THE POINT OF VIEW OF MR. THORTEN IS RIGHT ON THE SPOT. There is not really ‘class struggle’ since the bottom of the social pyramid wants to consume as many machines and goods as the top – it is essentially the same species with the same tastes, regardless of what the top and their ideologies of ‘biblical economics’ think.
The problem though is that, as the next 2 graphs show, the ‘capitalist paradise’ is NOT the purpose of corporations and machines… humans are now expendable because there are no jobs for them. Machines do those jobs and not amount of ‘fantasy economics’ to the service of corporations will change that if we do NOT BAN POLITICALLY THE NEXT AND LAST CYCLE OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION – ROBOTICS:
The first graph is a classic of social sciences from the XIX century, where we can see the ideological and class structure of earlier capitalism. On top the memes of metal and ideologies of capitalism – money as the supreme language of power; below the 1% of stockrats and aristocrats, the leisure classes that own the system, below their employees, the priests of biblical supremacism and the politicos of corrupted democracies, below the machines that corporations make in its ‘top predator’ weapon version, below the 10% of managers of companies and engineers and techno-utopians and below the human workers, the 90% of humans.
As the observer can notice, the memes of metal are above the humans that use them. That is the evolution of money and weapons-machines is above the owners of corporations and managers.
Below the grap extracted for the first book on evolutionary economics written 20 years ago. It is surprisingly modern (the cover of the book a bit below in this post), even optimist, because it expected a middle class with ‘credit’, the pigs that imitate the leisure classes, as it expected robots (the new middle class on the side and below) to evolve slower, but already imagined the vigilante state of camera-eyes, the loss of wealth of the poor, the indoctrination of virtual reality and the police state we built based in the control of 3rd world ‘colored’ people. In fact today the middle class is becoming also obsolete to blue collar robots and white collar pcs.
The difference between both pyramids though is important: in the XIX century, capitalism still needed human workers and consumers even though human capital was maintained according to the dictum of financial experts, like the jewish speculator, Ricardo, father of mathematical economists, at the ‘survival bronze salary’, the cost for ‘it’ not to die of hunger, as long as a new machine could not replace it. But now we do NOT need any longer human workers and consumers as robots will work and consume other machines. So we find a growing number of Am Segullah ‘Chosen of Go(l)d’ explaining us with complicated arguments, damned lies and statistics that we must increase productivity (firing workers and replacing them for machines) in order to get new jobs. Which is like telling you must die to reach eternal life (the thesis of earlier abrahamic religions). And indeed people believe both things and vote them. ‘Men indeed are slaves, they believe they don’t reason’.
AND THIS IS THE BIGGEST LIE OF HISTORY: THAT THE ‘OVERPRODUCTION’ OF MACHINES AND MONEY, OR ‘GDP, IS THE WEALTH OF NATIONS, AND WHEN MORE WEAPONS AND MONEY A NATION HAS (EXACTLY IN WAR PERIODS, when the entire system is dedicated to reproduce expensive top predator weapons that kill humans), people are happier. The opposite is the darwinian truth between those 2 species: at the peak of national wealth is when all the people gets killed by weapons.
THE WEALTH OF NATIONS ARE THOSE GOODS HUMANS NEED TO SURVIVE. Latter we shall study in depth why this error of measuring wealth as ‘monetary wealth’ and not human wealth is today ‘sacred’.
The result are the crisis of overproduction with its collateral effects over human beings, who are substituted by those machines as workers, or killed in war fields or suffer the consequences of their consumption: substitution, enhancement and atrophy of the similar human organ…
And this can only be understood with a biological, organic model of machines and the Industrial Evolution, within the context of the laws of darwinian struggle and survival proper of this planet.
The cycles of evolution of machines are ‘dual’ in its consequences for mankind, as machines are an ‘organic species’ that imitate our human, biological organs (chips are metal-brains, cranes, metal-arms and so on). Thus they are both symbiotic to humans, enhancing our power, but competing with us, in fields of labor and war. In fields of war the most perfect machines, weapons, kill us; in fields of labor, they throw us out of work, as machines reproduce machines better than humans.
There is zero mystery about the future, except because humans do NOT want to understand it, in the same manner there is zero mystery about death except the fact humans do not want to accept it. But in the same manner a coward patient won’t go to the doctor, if history doesn’t take seriously its illness – precisely the control of economics and corporations and its offspring of machines, over history and governments and its offspring of human beings, history will be history soon.
This is in a nutshell the zeitgeist and future of this crisis, the last of the Industrial R=evolution as history ends and the metal-earth, the economic ecosystem emerges, when considered NOT from a human anthropomorphic perspective only (which would be the struggle between the human antidemocratic elites and the mass of sheeple mankind they prey by the oldest of all tricks of nature – to camouflage as one of them, that is as wolves with sheeple sking… but FROM AN OBJECTIVE, NON ANTHROPOMORPHIC POINT OF VIEW, which must take into account according to the fundamental law of scientific objectivism, a NON-human perspective, that of the machine and the corporation as its reproductive organism that cares nothing for the future of mankind and that of biology and evolution, social and darwinian, which is the ‘law of the land’, that is of humans and all our endevours.
Let us then resume those crisis and study them in detail.
NOW THAT WE HAVE A LARGER OVERVIEW OF THE INDUSTRIAL R=EVOLUTION and its mimetic crisis of overproduction, we can study the present crisis in more depth, considering in this second book, the 4 sub-crisis of overproduction of the Financial-Media/Military-Industrial system – overproduction of e-money, hate media, weapons and working machines – and its consequences for mankind, atrophy of our minds, degradation of our ethics, destruction of life and destruction of work.
We suffer again a crisis of overproduction and exhaustion of machines, now of electronic nature, with multiple sides, similar to those of the 29 crisis, as each Kondratieff wave of evolution of memes of metal applies to money, machines, weapons and mass-media:
There is a crisis of overproduction of electronic money (financial crisis, caused by the massive reproduction of electronic derivatives and other forms of electronic money, which have lost value), of electronic machines (overproduction of computers that act as white collar workers and robots that act as blue collar workers, expelling the middle classes out of work, except low-paid ‘human robots’ in China and IT workers in India that still can compete with them), of electronic weapons (overproduction of ‘vigilante’ cameras and robot-terminators – drones – which have started a new arm race of enormous profits for the military-industrial complex) and electronic mass-media outlets, which have also switched to hate-speeches as Hitler did with radio, to increase sales and work hand in hand with the profits of electronic industries and war; and are regressing human culture into a visual, violent, selfish age in culture and politics – that we call the ‘neo-Paleolithic’ culture and the ‘neo-fascist’ age in politics.
All this said we can easily define the present crisis as a crisis of overproduction of electronic machines of 4 types, money-printing machines, mass-media machines, weapons and tool/working machines. And the consequences of that overproduction is the destruction and obsolescence of the equivalent human system (government’s money, human information and ethic values, life and jobs).
So paradoxically as electronic machines and corporative profits multiply the ‘rival’ human wealth in life goods, human jobs, peace, freedom and true information disappear. And this gives birth to 5 parallel crises:
- Electronic Computer platforms are Machines that print money without limit. They started to print money in the 90s and brought two crises, so far – the dotcom crash of 2001 and the e-money derivative crash of 2008. In both crises so much electronic ‘prices’ were invented that electronic fiat money lost all value, crashing the economy (those crises are thus equivalent to the train’s stock-paper XIX c. crashes and the ticker money crashes of 1929-37; today we suffered the electronic money crashes of 2001-08).
- Communication machines multiply hate-speeches and rhetoric, audiovisual information. They also report positively about the people who run the politico and financial system (as they are often the same machines, owned by the same groups of power). Thus the result is NOT a humane solution to the crisis but a new fascist age of defense of the 1%, its corporation and its destruction of the human economy. So in the middle of the crisis people still defend the corrupted system, Keynesian militarism and ‘splendid little wars’ for profits that corporations want to get out of the crisis with war profits (yellow papers in the XIX c. did the same, starting the colonial age of multiplication of trains and steamers that killed 30 million non-technological people; Hitler’s Hate-radio did the same in the 30s and now Hate-TV does the same in the 2000s.)
- Electronic tool machines have evolved so much that now are able to manufacture all type of goods, displacing human workers (in the first cycle it was the train which ended most transport jobs, the bulk of labor in the XIX c.; then it was the electro-mechanical assembly lines of the 1920s; now we have white collar pcs and blue collar robots in the 2000s, who throw from those assembly lines the human workers.)
- Transport machines are overproduced, provoking crashes of the physical economy as they remain unsold (train stock crashes after 1857; luxury car crash of 29; cheap car crash of 1971 and now the crash of electronic machines, robots and pcs and all kind of chipped mechanisms, proper of the 2001-08).
- Finally weapon machines are overproduced, as companies shift from the use of transport/communication devices to its ‘evil twin’ the weapon (shift to war railroads and hate yellow press in the second half of the XIX c. to hate radio and armored cars=tanks after 29 and to hate-TV and robot terminators after the 2008 crash).
Thus as all the previous crises of overproduction of capitalism, studied in detail in the right side of the web, the present crisis is one of overproduction… of electronic machines of 5 types: e-money, weapons, transport machines, robotic workers and mass-media outlets. And the result of those 5 crises are the same than the previous ages of overproduction: an enormous influence of corporations and machines in society, politics, economics and culture, which have ended in this cycle the American dream of an egalitarian, humane society, based in the goods of human welfare we need to survive, be happy and evolve, within a just society with jobs and opportunities for all men.
1. THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: OVERPRODUCTION OF E-MONEY
The 3 KONDRATIEFF crashes and its waves of fiat money.
In the graphs, we can see the fractal, self-repetitive, ternary waves of evolution and overproduction of memes of metal – machines (medium-cycle) and its language money (short 7-8 cycle). The complex explanation of those waves, based in the laws of general systems is beyond the scope of this blog, but correspond in ‘theory of cyclical time=information’, the fundamental ‘hard science’ discovery of this scientist, to the ‘dimensions’ of ‘past-energy’, ‘present-repetition’ and ‘future-information’.
All systems of the Universe go through those 3 ‘dimensional ages’. And so in the long 72-80 years wave of ‘human generations’ discovering ‘organic machines’, a nation discovers one of the 3 components of machines and comes to the top of mankind during a generation (bodies of metal, trains and steamers, british generation; engines,oil and electricity, german generation; informative heads, American generation).
Thus we have gone through the discovery and creation by imitation of human organs of 3 ‘generations’ of machines – ‘energy-bodies’, ‘hearts-engines’ and ‘informative heads’ .
And now we put them together ENDING THE INDUSTRIAL R=EVOLUTION WITH THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW ORGANIC SPECIES, IN SUPPORT OF METAL, THE ROBOT-WORKER AND SOLDIER -TERMINATOR.
BUT according to those laws of ‘systems sciences’ and ‘information theory’, all systems are ‘lanwaves’; waves, herds and cellular masses reproduced, evolved and guided by a language – in the case of the economic ecosystem, today evolving into a global automated super-organism of company-mothers, corporations of machines – the language is money, a digital language, based in a Universal Grammar, man=price=object, which compares and confronts in competing fields of war and labor humans and machines.
And so the processes of economic evolution and reproduction of machines are guided by the ‘lanwave’ of money, whose evolution as all systems of ‘information’ (chips vs. cars, etc.) is much faster.
In a simpler biological analysis, the preferred jargon of this blog, as the jargon of General Systems Sciences is too mathematical, abstract and cold and the jargon of classic ‘ideological’, ‘biblical’ economics is plainly false, those ternary waves correspond to the 3 ages of any event or evolutionary phenomena. Thus they conclude the cycles of evolutions of ‘stocks’ of machines, now entering its organic phase as robots.
Above we see the longer 72 years electronic cycle, comparing it to a classic curve of overeproduction of a species in nature, which suffer similar crashes, since machines are just biological imitations of human organs in metal which seek for ‘econiches’ in the historic ecosystem as workers, weapons that consume humans and peaceful machines we consume to enhance our energy and information organs – reason why we become hooked to them.
Thus the curves of reproduction of machines in stocks, which determine their sales and corporative profits (the 3 facts being parallel though people only realize of the 3rd element, profits, obsessed by the ‘grammar of money’), show a biological pattern with an exact resemblance to the waves of stocks of biological populations in nature. Both go through the same patterns of overreproduction, crash of populations and new growth of the most efficient top predator species. In the case of machines, new growth based in the overproduction of weapons that consume human beings instead of being consumed by them.
The waves of stocks of machines in markets measure the sales/profits/populations of machines of different industries.
In nature the waves of top predators show a pattern of boost and bust of populations when they saturate tthe ecosystem.
What are then the ecosystems that machines saturate? Those in which they have a function, either as worker-machines, or consumption machines, which require a human being to buy them, or as weapons which consume humans in war fields.
So the possible uses of a machine have the limits of human population (consumers and ‘victims’ of weapons) which in turn sets a limit to the number of machine- workers that reproduce other machines. Yet since companies always try to increase profits, they never set limits to their production letting the economic system to crash those populations.
Those are the final ’3 waves of boom and bust’ overproduction of ‘fiat money’ represented in the last graph.
In essence, within the mathematical ‘decametric’ structure of the Universe and all its ‘complementary systems of energy and information’, the ‘brain-head-informative language’ is 10 times faster in its evolution than the energetic language. So your neurons are much faster than your chemical cells and so on.
So at the end of each cycle (the colonial age of overproduction of trains, the fascist age of overproduction of tanks), the ‘neofascist’ age of robotic and pc overproduction, the ‘information machines’ (press, ticker, bloomberg platform) that reproduces money and invents fiat money for free goes ‘amok’, paralleling the massive reproduction of energetic machines and weapons. And because ‘money, information’ reproduces faster, those machines reproduce much more ‘fiat money’ than ‘real value’. It is like a man who talks so much that he makes no sense, he looks like a mad man, he suffers ‘verbal inflation’. So there is at the end of the train age, the car age and the chip age a massive printing of fiat money in train stocks, car and radio stocks and internet stocks and e-money derivatives. They signal the exhaustion of the physical wave (no more railroads to lay, no more radios to hear, no more pcs to own) and so the excess of ‘fiat money’ crashes. And it crashes the 3 ‘real wealth’ markets into which fiat money had been exchanged, stocks, currencies and real state.
Those are the 3 final cycles of growth of fiat e-money in stocks represented in the graph. The first crash in 2001 was the stock-crash parallel to the 29 crash (as it shows the similar crashes of the second graph). The real state crash which happened in 1937, happened in 2008 and now is left the ‘currency crash, which happened in 1922 (mark) and will happen around 2016.
There were also 3 similar crashes in the 1860s. And so those are the short 8 year cycle of financial market crashes, parallel to the 22-29-37 crashes. It is left only the 2016- crash of currencies, to stabilize the wave, in a decametric growt, around the 10.000 crash point.
The 3rd crash of e-money lurks ahead as we can already see the formation of 3 waves of fiat money, which speculators invent without limit at the end of each kondratieff wave of evolution of machines – including those which print money. That fiat money will be latter exchanged by real wealth (of which there are only 3 hyper-abundant species stocks, currencies and real state). So as we observed the crash of the deutsche mark, 22, of stocks, 29, and real state 37, in the last cycle of invention of fiat money, in this cycle we have observed the crash of stocks, real state and in 2015-16 currencies, which will probably signify the beginning of a global age of splendid little wars fought with robots and a neo-fascist age against human freedom. This 20 years old prediction is now self-evident, as the evolution of information, and memes of metal continue without any opposition from human beings, which are light years from any scientific comprehension of the economic system beyond self-serving tribalist and power-based ideologies.
In the graph, speculative taxation on commodities and invention of free money on stocks thanks to e-money platforms deviates wealth from the mass of society to the owners of corporations and ‘markets’. Those stratospheric prices are then paid with inflation in the goods needed by the rest of society. And so the financial system becomes a parasite of the real economy. In terms of wealth it means a redistribution towards the 1% who owns those stocks or plays the markets. The effect, after the crisis, has not diminished, since there is no regulation of the markets. On the contrary the levels of inequality in the distribution of rent keep widening and have overcome the previous peak… of 1928.
‘Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.’ Henry Ford
In that regard, as we anticipated 2 decades ago, comparing the new evolution of e-money with that of the two previous waves of stock-paper (XIX c.) and ticker speculation (XX c.), there should be 3 main financial crisis at the beginning of the XXI c. in which the overproduction of the new language of money, which in a balanced economy must reflect only the quantity of physical goods produce, not to distort the economy, would crash that physical economy and its 3 ‘main assets of higher value’ – stocks, real state and currencies.
Those 3 crashes happened both in the stock-paper crisis of the second part of the XIX c and the 3 crashes of the 29 wave, studied in more detail in other posts of this web. And so far we had the 2001 crash of NASDAQ, the 2008 crash of real state derivatives, and so it is left to happen the 3rd crash of the Euro and the Dollar. But the crashes of e-money are far stronger than the previous crashes, because each evolution of money, allows to create bigger quantities of it. Yet for you to grasp this, you need to understand money according to information theory, as a language of information that evolves as all languages do, its capacity to value and reflect the physical world it describes – in the case of money the goods of the economic ecosystem – by multiplying its quantity, its speed and diminishing its size/energy and hence the cost of reproducing it.
Money is a language, invented for free.
We’ll try in this introductory post to explain in the simplest manner this key issue: You need to understand the dual, physiological structure of the economy: its financial head, and physical resources. The economy has two sides, as any organism has a body and a head, the physical economy of production and the linguistic economy of money that represents it with digital languages and cre(dit)ates it with orders given in the language of money. Further on the physical economy is divided in two types of products:
- Production of human, natural goods (welfare goods: housing, food, education, etc.) that humans need to survive the smaller part of the economic ecosystem (around 25%), since it lacks credit to create it. As it is a sector created by small companies and entrepreneurs, often without access to credit on markets, and by governments, which today also have restricted their credit, after passing law of deficit zero.
- And production of industrial goods, the so-called ’memes of metal‘ (3/4 of the global economy), money (informative metal), machines (organic metal) and weapons (energetic metal), re=produced by huge stock-corporations, which is the dominant part of the economy, since this sector has unlimited credit in stock markets, where money is invented with speculative platforms. Further on since those ‘memes’, which imitate and enhance our organs of energy and information, in metal at a larger scale or faster speeds of information (chip-brains, car-legs, cranes-arms, etc.) require huge factories to be produced, they require massive investments. And the result of this imbalance between the ‘capitalist’ side of the Economy dedicated to reproduce machines with unlimited credit and the human side, dedicated to produce the goods we need to survive with very little credit is a world made to the image and likeness of machines, where we humans lack the basic welfare goods, as capitalism dominates democracy. So corporations dominate governments and monopolize the language of power of societies, money, which governments have to extort from citizens, forbidden by law to reproduce it – zero deficit.
Thus the ‘mental economy’, the financial economy, which acts as the language that guides the physical economy by inventing money, and delivering with it credit, salaries and prices, is biased in capitalism towards machines and against human welfare. For the simple reason that the profits of big scale factories and mass production of machines are much higher than the costly labor-intensive sector of human goods. But we do not eat oil or live inside cars or work as robots do in those factories. Thus if there was a real democracy and governments had the right to print the monetary language of power, they would credit those human welfare goods as they used to do when social democracies had control of the financial system or as they do in China where they still control it.
But of course this is not told. So the biggest, cynical lie spread by the media system, symbiotic with the financial system, whose memes are reproduced with the same machines and owned often by the same people is that money is scarce and so we have to be taxed further to pay for the deficit of governments that spend money they don’t have. Not so.
There is 100 times more money today than when e-money was invented but speculators and corporations want it all for their machines and accounts and so they don’t even let governments print a 10 per cent annual deficit to pay the basic health care when they routinely invent around a 30 per cent annually for their corporations. However money is a language of information ‘invented’ by the physical economy as your words that command your actions are invented by the physical brain. And so ultimately the reproduction of money depends on the mechanical systems invented to reproduce it. Today we use electronic systems of reproduction of money, as we used in the 20s electric systems of speculation (ticker money) and in the XIX century stock-paper. And so at the end of the 3 great periods of the industrial economy – the age of bodies of metal and paper-money (XIX c.), the age of engines and electromechanical money (tickers) ended in 1929, and the age of heads of metal and e-money, ending now – the massive super production of ’metal-information’, money, have caused a massive crash of the economy.
This is why humanist economists are so infuriated (and censored by mass-media systems of communication, which the same people control, as the same machines of information invent money and information favorable to speculation). Because we ‘do have money’. Precisely the arrival of e-money has caused a hyperinflation on ‘prices’, which are fiat money hold by speculators. Indeed, the amount of e-money markets invented mainly for corporations in the past decades has 100 folding the quantity of total legal money/prices on planet Earth since e-money was invented in the 70s, when the gold standard was abandoned to allow the printing of ‘data’, equivalent to money in computer platforms. And this is paradoxically the cause of the crisis that affects the rest of the economic system that does not invent money – in the case of governments because financial companies lobbied against those basic rights of social democracies, passing deficit zero laws, to keep all the ‘pie’ of monetary invention.
Since once e-money is invented as data in a screen, as ’fiat’ money, the speculator must find ‘something’ to which peg that money as a ‘real value’. In the first stock markets, speculators invented money with tulips that were worthless. Now they did it with dotcom companies (2001 bubble) and then with derivatives. But then the speculator has to ‘skin the rabbit’ , a expression coined by Jewish financiers, in the XVII century, when they invented market speculation in Amsterdam, selling and buying bulbs and imaginary go(l)d mines – a trade they have monopolized ever since (being the main cause of anti$emitism among Europeans ever since). To skin the rabbit means that the speculator must find someone to which give the fiat money in exchange for real assets – currencies, real state, real goods.
In this crisis once regulation disappeared and e-money could be easily created with rings of speculators selling and buying in ultra-fast computers to raise prices, then agencies gave the ‘product’ AAA-ratings and then the rabbit was skinned… 3 times.
First the dotcom bubble of 2001 was skinned, as those overpriced stocks were sold to the middle classes, which were convinced to e-trade with them when Wall Street was shunning those products. And so once the dotcom bubble was skinned prices exploded down, ruining many of their hard won savings in 2001. But once you have a new method to invent money for free with no regulation, greed keeps growing.
So another ‘product’ needed to be invented to attach digital prices. The product was mortgage derivatives. Now the data of the screen could be attached several times to the same worthless mortgage, by doing derivatives, which is the same mortgage-house that appears a new price on the screen, by changing the name of the product and misinforming the client, selling it twice. And so now the bones of the rabbit were sold to governments and pension funds and the meat of real currencies was taken.
Then, there it came the fairy tale that still endures that the financial system was ruined because it had more ‘fiat money’, data invented in their screens, which became ‘the infamous toxic assets’, left unsold during the 2nd rabbit skinning. So banks asked real money to states, which extort it from citizens through taxes. And this cycle has not ended, as banks keep finding new holes and central bankers, all belonging basically to the same ‘ring’, keep giving them money. But this means not only the middle classes but states have now no money, as financial lobbies keep asking it and to keep inventing and sounding the horn of plenty, they have eliminated the rights of European governments to print it (deficit zero laws).
So the financial system, as it has always done, since the XVIII century, will keep inventing money and unloading it in bubbles (and it has not stopped doing so without regulation) then absorbing real assets, currency and real goods from the system, ruining the physical economy that truly produces goods, as money is the ‘nervous system of the economy’ and when it is absorbed by the virtual economy of the financial system, the entire economic system becomes disrupted and people suffer poverty, while a few become billionaires.
Indeed, suddenly bankers didn’t mind states to print currency, more than a trillion only in America, as long as it was given to corporations. And this also means the middle class lost its welfare state and became taxed. So governments can obtain more money, besides printing paper money to give it to the banks till both, governments and the people they represent, have become ruined.
But the platforms keep doing their ‘thing’, because they have not been regulated. So in the next graph, the reader can observe how all this fresh money is now used, not only to speculate against currencies, which will continue till the euro first and then the dollar are crashed, but also to jack up prices of commodities that are sky rocketing even in the middle of the crisis. Since electronic platforms keep improving with complicated software and more powerful chips the speed of replication of the language of money and the ‘bluffs’ about value, which of course, the mass-media attached to the ‘ring’ keeps explaining as the product of ‘scarcity’, ‘war-scares’, ‘Chinese consumption’ etc.
Today all those electronic platforms create ‘virtual money’, which the speculator does not need to hold for more than a few hours, recently a few minutes and amounts to tenfold even one hundred fold the credit of the speculator, which he uses to jack up prices of commodities and stocks - a taxation that then all the population pays in higher prices of food, oil, etc.:
The consequences of this process are obvious. Speculation in food (last of the top 3 graphics, green line) is now rampant and so more than 1 billion humans suffer hunger. The mortgage scam has ruined the value of housing and provoked massive waves of homeless worldwide. The price of stocks has sky rocketed, multiplying by 10 and continues to do so, giving corporations and their owners total power over political systems and so their lobbies have forbidden governments to print money, distorting the meaning of the democracy (since a powerless government without the right to reproduce the language of power of society – money, is a puppet of those who invent it).
Productivity grows as competition with machines intensifies: overproduction of machine-workers.
We live in a world where states cannot longer create money for the welfare state, as speculators and private bankers have taken that democratic right from them. So we might wonder: What is the main use of the money invented by bankers and stock markets for corporations?
Are they creating wealth with that money; are they creating jobs? No, on the contrary they keep destroying wealth and jobs, because they seek for profits. And profits in a crisis of overproduction of machines and weapons are obtained by substituting workers and soldiers by the new, more evolved types of robotic machines.
They come handy to allow the ‘owners’ of our deceased democracies to control the population with lower costs, and multiply their profits, since computer white collar workers and robotic blue-collar workers are cheaper than human workers. So in fact, as today, most companies are out of the crisis, their profits at all time highs, their value in stock-market sky rocketing, because they have get rid of human workers and put mechanical workers in their place, as it happened in the 20 crisis (unemployment caused by the new electro-mechanical ‘assembly lines’ ). It is the crisis of labor and the crisis of war, which all the ‘economical correct’ financial experts hide or deny. As it is not in the best ‘interest’ of their employees, corporations to explain them.
And so now with this introduction to the human reasons of the financial crisis and the real systems of power of our ‘democracies’, we can consider the truly important economic crisis, that of the physical economy where robots are substituting and making obsolete humans in labor and war fields in more detail…
Let us then move on to the next crisis, the crisis of labor, because in search of profits, a 3rd type of electronic machine is overproduced, machine- workers that substitute us in fields of labor, since for corporations, all humans are merely mathematical costs of an equation of productivity.
- Since electronic machines also work. So we have a third crisis as electronic machines keep evolving and reproducing in massive numbers:
A labor crisis, as white collar pcs and blue collar robots substitute the middle class except in low salary nations – Chinese cheap human robots in sweat shops and IT Indian human pcs.
The crisis will continue moved by ‘productivity’ = capital in machines/ labor, which obviously grows, P=C/L when we diminish labor. Yet since machines give higher profits, censored economics ‘praises’ productivity without ever mention to the public its equation, and politicians with astounding ignorance or cynicism tell us that ‘rising productivity will create jobs’, when its definition is precisely the opposite.
The process of substitution of human labor by mechanical labor in the world of company-mothers of machines that evolve towards automation (infinite productivity = zero labor) had 3 phases:
In the age of bodies of machines ‘energy humans’, mostly slaves were made obsolete, in the age of information machines, pcs substituted white collar labor and now the robotic r=evolution menaces to make all human labor obsolete, except those jobs directly related to the handling of human beings and our natural goods (welfare goods).
Yet paradoxically, this only sector still in the hands of human workers is reduced by the policies against welfare of our ‘corrupted politicos’, obliged to reduce deficits and without rights to invent money for that welfare state to allow the financial sector to keep inventing it for the 1%. While economists under the dogma that technology will always create jobs resist those comparisons.
But only the 29 crisis created so much unemployment, because this is not a recession but a depression, a change of age of the economy (right graph), which causes a massive loss of jobs to the new tool-machines, then electromechanical assembly lines, now pcs and robots.
In the 30s human assembly lines where humans moved were substituted by electro-mechanical systems of motion (Ford). Now those fixed humans are substituted by robots, completing the automation of factories.
And this ism of course hidden, because we do not measure ‘human wealth’ in our economical data (Index of Human Development provided by the UNO) but mechanical wealth, GDP, production output, which will increase as robots have a price and increase the wealth of nations, as they decrease the labor and wealth of mankind.
So the market will keep going up as mankind goes down, but companies make bigger profits thanks to the robotic industry; and wars will be fought with robots for the righteous, against the poorest nations of the world. And hate-TVs will keep sending us messages that all is well in the western front, and the 4th leg of electronic, robotic machines, the robotic worker will keep unemployment high for decades to come, till the lower probability of human r=evolution or the higher one of human extinction take place. For certain though, the world as we know it will end this century, either because history ends or because history r=evolves and capitalism ends. There is not a ’3rd path of future’, as there are only two species on top of this planet and evolution is a very precise, non-frills system of creation and destruction of futures that has no place for the fictions of Hollywood and Religion (beyond the eusocial translation of the mandates of love of certain religions that enhance the evolution of the superorganisms of mankind).
The robotic cycle happen because in a capitalist society we discount as quisling placebos, politicos and the 99% dominated by them and by money. Only what the 1%, who own corporations and invent money, wants, happen in the long term. There might be circles to get there, as the placebo ‘pill’ must be coached into the citizenship; so we need good excuses for war before we could build up the world of robotic weapons we are creating, which the electronic industry needed to keep evolving them. But we got here and now a bewildered herd, convinced the system is right, accepts the structure.
Today most of the laws passed by Mr. Obama favored the evolution of robotics with subventions to the substitution of blue collar workers by robots (500 million $ given to develop them), a massive substitution of human soldiers by terminator drones (more money is invested in them than in human pilots) and the passing of laws that allow drones to fly over America and act as ‘Robocop’s’, and so on.
A fact that has lead us to the Military crisis caused by overproduction of weapons.
Since given the control of economical thought by ‘classic economics’, what they call the ‘wealth of nation’ (the products with maximal monetary price), weapons have been chosen again to take corporations out of the crisis. Indeed, we are doing ‘canons instead of butter’ to keep making profits, a fact that is leading mankind to an existential crisis where our stakes will be again raised. As we will not only loose our fortunes (financial crisis) and our jobs (labor crisis) but our lives due to Keynesian militarism and ‘splendid little wars’, in a cycle that according to the action-reactions laws of the Universe will affect also the body-cells of the super-organism that caused those crisis, as it did in the past.
Yet of course, the economic reasons of the multiplication of robotic weapons and robotic workers are not explained. The cycle of ‘splendid little wars’ we live through and the evolution of Terminator weapons, the biggest present danger against the future of mankind, are ‘hidden’ with ‘newspeaks’ of ‘security’ and ‘antitruths’ that tell us exactly the opposite of what the system tries to achieve – profits at all costs including the life of all of us whenever Military Artificial Intelligence awakes.
The age of robotics that now starts in earnest means the end of humans as top predators. How far the process will go without ‘exploding’ in the face of the 1% that is still managing it, is just a question of time. My take is that when we realize, it will be too late, the singularity machines will be non-stoppable, it will be a point of no return. This conclusion is drawn of prior history, personal experience as an activist and the laws of death of social systems. Of course, the organism of history could be cured but given the fact that the ‘doctors of the system’, namely, us the leading system scientists of the world, will not be even consulted – we just meet in placebo congresses where as a matter of fact, the guys of cybernetics and computers get the bulk of resources and those of us who lead the field of general systems sciences and social systems get nothing – mirroring the distribution of wealth between the mechanical and life systems of the planet – one thing is for certain, the ‘biblical culture’ with all its damned myths and statistics about how to run the ‘pseudo-science’ of economics, will not.
Only when you realize of the duality of treatment of ‘humans’ and ‘machines’ and its ‘legally free corporations’, you can explain the world and the contradictions of markets that rise when unemployment rises increasing ‘productivity’, which keeps pumping profits as humans are obsolete but corporations take over their roles of consumers and robots on their roles of workers. So ‘economics’ will thrive as humans become sided:
The robotic zeitgeist of XXI century capitalism.
Today as the robotic age comes into being, corporations dedicated to reproduce robotic workers and soldiers are becoming the darlings of capitalism. And so their financial muscle now pays the parties in power, as all great corporations become symbiotic in the task of reproducing those machines.
Thus, Obama is passing one after another laws in favor of the substitution of humans in labor and work fields. And the redistribution of wealth from people to robots starts in earnest.
Never though, except in brief revolutionary ages, America has created laws to favor their people over their machines and corporations. Moreover it has been able to imprint a massive ‘noise’ of false caring and false freedoms that have convinced the Americans, who enslave forever for those corporations, that the system ‘cares for them’.
The case of America is specially meaningful, since America is a ‘nation of nations’, with all races and cultures represented, and hence the battle for the mind of America between the ‘democratic dream’ of an equal humanity in control of his destiny that creates a world to its image and likeness, and the nightmare of a nation without limits to capitalism and the power of metal-memes, hence ruled by corporations who ‘buy’ the laws that favor their products and create a world to the image and likeness of their machines, has been determinant for the future of mankind. Now the battle seems over as laws under perhaps the most corrupted, cynical administration in the history of the US (not the Bush but the Obama administration), are routinely filled by lobbies of the leading industries of the day (health-care, drones, military Keynesianism, robotic workers, etc.)
What this means basically that the future of America and mankind can be guessed as we have done for 20 years, merely following the money of corporations, which will adapt American laws to their goods. So as robots take over humans laws in favor of ‘productivity’ (expulsion of labor for capital=machines), and robotic wars and workers (drone laws) have become routine in America. Obama indeed will end up his legislature as the president who accelerated the extinction of life by robots in a higher measure than any other politician in history… Even if he is a nice ‘bro’. That means nothing. He is doing his job, which is to sell laws to the biggest bidder. Point.
And this means that ‘modern capitalism’ in the XXI century will be even harsher on the 99%, than it was in the brutal wars for profits of the XX c. and the exploitation of children and women of the XIX c. because the 99%, the workers and middle class, the blue and white collar human is becoming obsolete substituted by the blue collar robot/Chinese workers and white collar pc/Indian IT workers. So we, lower and middle class of western world are obsolete. And the system is moving, as it has been the case in the US to create the laws that will ensure robotic corporations can eliminate us and we can get into jail if we protest. Still the problem will remain and become stronger as the last age of capitalism reaches its zenith: 6 billion human beings are basically obsolete to the system.
What to do with them? In the last Kondratieff crash we know what the system did. It killed 60 millions in II W.W. So it did in the I huge crash of the 1860s. It colonized the world with trains and steamers overproduced in Europe and the US to the tune of another 60 million victims…
Thus, the present crisis walks steadily towards an 1860s/1940s solution of permanent ‘robotic’ wars and ‘vigilante’ cameras, a big-brother paranoia in the electronic media to back those policies, stigmatization of the poor at home, the asian worker and muslim peasant, as the ‘enemy’, abroad – from whom our robotic armies of workers and soldiers will save our 1% with hefty profits, sinking further workers and ways of life. Of course, for this ‘model of future’ to work, censorship is needed on the real causes of the labor crisis (multiplication of white collar pc and blue collar robotic workers) that is destroying not only our democratic and social rights, but as the robot radiation increases that competition in war and labor fields will provoke a global existential crisis as the century goes by.
This splendid little war will get us out of the crisis‘ T.Roosevelt, on the economical causes of the Spanish-American war
‘Guns will make us powerful, butter will make us fat’ Goebbels, ministry of propaganda of the III Reich
The percentage of American rent dedicated to war has equaled that of Germany in the year before W.W.II
“As we used to say in the eighties with ever-increasing truth: “We are in an age of transition”. Now we get some measure of the acuteness of the transition. It is a phase of human life which may lead, as I am trying to show, either to a new way of living for our species or else to a longer or briefer dégringolade of violence, misery, destruction, death and the extinction of mankind. These are not rhetorical phrasesI am using here; I mean exactly what I say, the disastrous extinction of mankind.”
H. G. Wells, The New World Order; January 1940
All the crisis of war of the Kondratieff crashes, as all other crisis have always 2 components: the mechanical side of profit seeking corporations which will re=produce the goods of each cycle that multiply faster its profits, and the human side of the people in power in each phase of the crisis that will use those goods to come up ‘first’ in the hierarchical pyramid of capitalism.
This means that for example, Mr. Hitler came out of the crisis producing ‘canons instead of butter’, because that is what Germany could do best to make money – as today pretends to come out of the crisis producing machines with robots and creating a European Empire of financial nature from the ECB. But his personal and cultural enemies – the Slavs and the Jewish peasants to the East, the French to the West, defined whom he put the canons against.
In this present crisis after the coup d’état of 1972 in America and recently in Europe, given by the International Banker, explained in the next post in more detail (end of government rights to issue money in favor of corporations and private bankers, achieved in America with the end of gold standards and the invention of e-money, in Europe with the loss of sovereign rights to the ECB, which does NOT issue money for governments anymore but only for bankers), the canons are no longer on the hand of the old elite of WASPS. So the new elite of international bankers has switched canons from the original enemy of the WASP – the industrial elite of the 2nd Industrial r=evolution (communists) towards the enemy of the ‘other nation’ of the International Banker, Islam, in the Semitic wars in which the mercenary armies of the countries they control are working hard. But the reasons why there is war instead of diplomacy to solve the problems of Israel, easily solved with its acceptance in the European Union, along its saint innocent Palestinian victims, so the Jewish industries will thrive, the Palestinian farmers would find jobs in Europe and the country would be defended by civilized means, ending its apartheid state, are ‘profits’. As the robotic industry has become the most profitable industry of Israel and the American corporations owned by the Am Segullah.
In brief, because a capitalist democracy is ruled by corporations of maximal profit, which in the age of e-money are financial corporations and now when the physical economy of robotics takeoff are military corporations, once all was deregulated and financiers took power, as they belong overwhelmingly (80% of financial CEOs, and ‘all’ central bankers in the west) to the culture that first made of money the language of social power and invented most of its instruments and corporations, we now fight the wars of their ‘nation’, whose enemies have become now the globalized enemies of the western world, whose financial-media systems they control. And we will return to that in the next post, dedicated to the human side of the crisis, as it is ‘too much of a charged’ question to deal so soon with it. Instead we shall consider the first of those 2 elements – the mechanical/profit side – in more detail.
Why in Free Market systems there is chronic scarcity of welfare, human goods we need to survive.
In a capitalist democracy in which governments cannot invent money to pay for a welfare state and only Companies can, they will seek always to produce the goods of maximal price and hence maximal profits, to ‘justify’ the value of the fiat money represented by their stocks or their financial credit. And so under the values of money, they will overproduce ‘expensive’ memes of metal.
On the other hand in all capitalist democracies, the ‘human sector of the economy’ will be under produced. Since the human, welfare goods we need, are biological and require a lot of human work, and are perishable and so cannot be traded in great numbers (health, housing, education, food, etc.) while machines replicate very fast and are durable, ultimately an economy dominated by stock-markets and financial corporations under produces the goods people need, overproduces machines and distorts completely the economy.
In detail, since the basic parameter of profits are sales, directly proportional to the speed and costs of reproduction of the goods companies made, and machines can be reproduce much faster than life, 3 type of memes of metal will be overproduced according to a simple equation:
Profits=Money (financial industries) = Max. Price (arm industries) - Minimal cost of reproduction (mass-media industries and tool-machines that substitute workers )
Thus profits will always be higher in weapons, financial industries and media industries. And as it happens, those 3 goods are the less ‘healthy’ industries for mankind: weapons kill us; financial companies that overproduce money, ruin us; and mass-media that has the minimal cost of production, as it reproduces simultaneously through electromagnetic waves devolves and programs the human mind with messages. Finally tool-machines that need no salary will also be overproduced causing a crisis of unemployment.
On the other hand in all capitalist democracies, the ‘human sector of the economy’ will be under produced. Since the human, welfare goods we need, are biological and require a lot of human work, and are perishable and so cannot be traded in great numbers (health, housing, education, food, etc.) while machines replicate very fast and are durable, ultimately an economy dominated by stock-markets and financial corporations under produces the goods people need, overproduces machines and distorts completely the economy.
Reason why the purest capitalist nations are the biggest producers of weapons, the most profitable goods, while the few in which financial systems are public (case of China), have far less proportion of the economy producing those lethal goods and far more producing the welfare goods people need, even if as in China de political system is not free.
And needless to say China grows 10% not because the Chinese are more intelligent or even work more or cheaper than any other ’3rd world country’ with the same degree of poverty (South-America, Indian sub-continent) but because credit is directed to sectors that produce great employment, satisfy the demands of people and create infrastructures.
Thus a solution to the financial repetitive crises requires the nationalization of the financial industry and the establishment of a selective system of credit NOT based in profits, but on the utility of goods for the majority of people, to private companies that reproduce those goods.
Yet the opposite occurs. Speculators must seek for profits at all costs, as once they create fiat money, sooner or latter they will have to respond to the lack of value of that money by attaching it to any industry that produces maximal profits. And there is no higher value for mankind that man itself, which becomes a commodity with the arrival of capitalism that establishes in the first ‘capitalist democracies’, Holland and then England and America, the harshest system of slavery in history. Indeed, either positive buying of human commodities (slavery) or negative (death by weapons), make slaves and weapons the most profitable goods of capitalist democracies for centuries after their simultaneous creation in those countries. So the bubbles of fiat money can find some better excuse than a tulip to provide a value to which to attach the ‘invented for free’ linguistic data.
And so, the same is happening in this cycle. Slavery was abolished (though it was really substituted by cheaper part-time slavery as a worker for a corporation, which doesn’t need to pay you any longer food, housing and health-care as it used to do). And weapons were no longer free to trade in Europe after II W.W. But those were always advances achieved with enormous effort, against capitalism in the few moments in which governments had control over the languages of social power of the system (post-war 60s, in which labor conditions improved, and the American pseudo-slavish state of the black under Jim Crow laws was abolished and social-democracies in Europe created the welfare state by controlling money with Keynesian policies).
Now that we are moving towards a pure capitalist democracy, which is being imposed also in 3rd world countries, where the capitalist system is dominant and the democratic one hardly exists, labor conditions are becoming similar to slavery (India, Chinese neo-capitalist driven by Taiwanese and H.K. and western entrepreneurs in ‘free zones’, etc.) and of course, trade in weapons has sky-rocketed.
Parallelism between stock growth, corporation value, sales, weapons creation, war causalities and ages of machines.
As the economical solution of corporations – to keep the evolution and reproduction of machines means that each of those cycles has ended in a massive age of overproduction of the most expensvie type of informative and energetic machines humans made in each era: weapons; which have consumed every century 100 times more human beings as their quality as ‘top predator’ machines of macimal price, has increased exactly by the same number (growth of value of stock-markets from the XIX century).
This parallelism is evident:
I world wars (Train wars, civil war, XIX century: 800.ooo victims), II world wars (XX century: tank wars,80 million), III world war, robotic wars (XXI century): 8 billion? All Mankind? Extinction -
I Industrial Revolution: Stock value starts – average 1 – II industrial revolution: Stock 100 – III industriAL Revolution:Stock – 10.000
merely tell us some mathematical isomorphisms between the ‘quality of weapons’, its value for corporations that peak in ages of war when they mahufacture in its 80% weapons, and the historic interpretation: weapons one-hundred fold quality each century, corporations reproduce weapons and reach maximal wealth in war, when weapons consume humans. Corporations 0ne hundred fold profits and values as weapons one hundred folded victims each century, ergo, weapons WILL BE THE LIVING MACHINES OF THE FUTURE, they won’t be tamed consumption cars, but weapons and their ‘ant-hills’, their company-mothers, their organisms of re=production, after reaching infinite reproductivity thanks to robotic workers, with0ut need of any human labor – not even Matrix-like piles – will be ready to complete the task and end the need of human consumers and workers decreeing through its different systems the extinction of man.
This is the future of capitalis and will be compelted this century if the system is not reformed, by the end of the robotic cycle of capitalism started in 2008 as our boosk precidtec two decades in advance, of 72 years as all previous cycles, by 2080, humans will become extinc,t probably much earlier if the weapons of the singularity are created.
Indeed, in a perfect capitalist system money NOT scientifically, to regulate as a nervous system does, with orders of credit the re=production of those goods that maintain the human citizens, cells of each historic super organism/nation with enough welfare goods to satisfy its needs, what we call in ‘ethonomics’, the WHealth of a nation but to justify the invention of fiat money.
Thus money is invested to ‘cover up’ the growth of fiat prices systematically on those goods of maximal profit/cost and minimal price of replication (money itself, weapons, audiovisual ‘noise’ and machine-tools that replace costly workers, decreasing the organic composition of capital, in ‘newspeak’ called Productivity=Capital in machines/labor).
Hence each financial crisis of overproduction of fiat money provokes a runaway reaction in search of higher profits to justify that money, attaching it to companies that reproduce those memes of metal provoking a crisis of unemployment, a crisis of information and one of military character. And those are the 3 other crises of overproduction of the physical economy and its overproduced machines – in this age electronic, physical machines of war, labor and information (drones, robots and mass-media) that we study in this and the next paragraphs in more detail.
- An age of perpetual war and police states to help the reproduction and sale of robotic weapons (drones now, soon armed cameras, police cars, etc.) This arms race now has started in earnest, and by middle of the century A.I. will probably be created first in millions of robots designed to kill mankind.
Since the weapon, the top predator version of the machine that consumes human beings has always been the most advanced, expensive, profitable mechanism at any age of the Industrial Revolution. Thus in the previous age, the car became the tank and Hitler implemented Keynesian militarism as Bush has done in this crisis.
But weapons are also needed to control the increasing mass of destitute middle class, ruined by taxation, speculation and higher prices. So weapons become also used by police states, which explained in the 3 ages, the Victorian repression of the Irish – not only the colonial repression; the 30s fascism within nations, not only the wars of fascism and now an increasing vigilante big brother state in the making. Yet as weapons displace ‘money’ as the main industry of the capitalist non-democratic society, this implies a risk for the Plutocrats, which loose power as rulers of the Financial-Media system, while the Military-Industrial system rises.
Indeed, in the first phase during the financial crisis, the star of the day, the banker, chose ‘Speculation instead of welfare state’. Since Speculators lobby their quisling governments to cut Deficits, to be able to keep inventing money by taking it from the part of the pie that belonged to the 99% and its governments (the present phase of the 3rd Kondratieff crash in Europe), convincing with their control of Mass-media (same machines print both, money and information in each age, yellow press and Stock-paper in the train age, electric tickers and radio in the electronic age, Internet and e-money) the people to sacrifice further and give them ‘all’ the pie.
As it is a tenant of capitalism that greed MUST not have limit AND SELFISHNESS must not have checks, because that eccentric Calvinist professor of the pre-industrial Age, Mr. Smith, followed his ‘memetic, biblical imprinting’ (Go(l)d is the intelligence of God said Calvin). Then the people get ruined, anti$emitism rises in the west (where for historic reasons the FM complex is ruled by this supra-nation). But the sheeple is powerless. The police state rises against her. The military-industrial complex and the army take power, first to the service of Plutocrats.
Then finally when things get truly hard, the stakes of survival rises and hell break loose. And the military takes over. What the military will choose now is ‘canons instead of butter’. And to whom it will direct canons depends on each age and time – an external, invented, pumped up enemy (China in this cycle); the poor and minorities (Latinos in this cycle), or perhaps the plutocrats (non-likely this cycle as they have ‘learned’ after the past cycle and now they control also the military-industrial complex).
Since death does not spare the one per cent either. In the previous wars at the end of the crisis, wars and holocausts consume all humans with weapons, regardless of their former power.
The 1%, the neurons of our societies, though ignore an essential truth of survival social organism – neurons take care, have empathy and love their working body cells.
Because an unbalanced system collapses, when the ‘mind’ that controls its languages of information do not care for the cells of the body, the present system will collapse ‘again’ as it did in the 30s, in periods of wars and holocausts, if business as usual continues.
But let us not move too fast into the future. That future could be easily avoided with a rational management of the economy, and so we should consider those other themes first.
We are only past the ‘Coolidge’ age of the 29 crisis, when politicos and economists (Merkel, Obama, Draghi, Bernake) are doing everything wrong, siding with the banks that cause the crisis, pushing the Keynesian militarism that Hitler used to come out of the 29 depression, blaming it on the poor, lower classes that are loosing the welfare state – as corporations increase their profits, billonaires their fortunes, bankers keep producing money and the 99% looses his jobs and property.
Yet for this process of self-destruction of human labor to take place, corporations had first to destroy the regulation, labor unions and social rights of democracies, which it achieved during the neocon revolution started by Thatcher and Reagan, which basically regressed human social evolution to the XIX century, dog-eat-dog pyramid of capitalism with financial and industrial corporations on top and the 99% of mankind without rights beyond some placebo theatricals of vote on the bottom.
To that aim the minds of the workers/voters had to be manufactured to love and vote the policies that will destroy them. In this manner in the previous phase, during the 80s and 90s mass-media and neocons cre(dit)ated an increasing mass of mindless, violent American citizens, so ignorant of the causes of reality that they will ‘buy’ the American nightmare, once the American dream is gone for them. So it is needed to consider the next key crises that rhythmically assails the human world when the industrial evolution requires to change our frame of mind and eliminate workers and soldiers, the neofascist age of mass media information – what we have termed at certain different times of our 20 years old research on this ‘future’ crisis, happening now, ‘evilwood’, or the ‘American baroque’, or hate-tv, the age of overproduction of mass-media hate speeches…
The problem, of course, is that humans are mostly ‘believers’ with ‘memetic’ brains, manufactured by cult(ure)s, since earlier age, which cannot longer be modified. The problem is still that resistence Aristotle, father of logic, found in old Greece: ‘people are slaves, they believe, they don’t reason’. We, might, simply speaking, be a species, who doesn’t pass the cut, for survival in this planet in permanent evolution (let alone survive physical death as the goatkeeper guru of the bronze age that ‘runs’ the ethical and intellectual psyche of the new South-America, pretends, LOL, the harder they fall).
And yet people keep voting them. Why? Because the cycle has a 4th ‘power’ at work.
Indeed, all this could not be happening if a 4th crisis, that of information, masterminded by audiovisual media and aimed to perpetuate the ‘anti-quantum paradox’ was not in place.
Since the key to power in any complementary system of energy and information, where the informative head rules the blind energy body is the control of all systems of information; in the Financial-Informative (head) Military-Industrial (Body) Complex of ‘selfish memes of metal’ – the economic ecosystem – it means that those who hold financial power MUST control also human information, digital and verbal, to back and create the ‘newspeaks’ and fantasies of placebo freedom required to control and implement the anti-quantum paradox. And this is indeed the case in the West, in any of the 3 ages aforementioned. In the age of protestant control of America, the press was controlled by Mr. Hearst, and the same printing machines printed paper money for railroads.
Then when the new media and new people took over, signified in the magnificent case of Citizen Kane, when the master of the new media, a kid from NY dared to defy the old mogul and won, because he had the new media, radio and film, both Financial and Informative systems have teh same owners. And that ensures that the blind body of American-European cells will submit easily and be manufactured in their brains to fall under the ‘Stockholm syndrome’.
As this excessive power of the financial elite cannot be understood without their control not only of the creation of e-money the Financial side of the Financial-Informative/Military-Industrial complex, but also the Audiovisual complex, which now as in the age of radio-hate of the previous age of fa$cism has entered an age of Tv-hate.
- A mental crisis provoked by the massive noise of meaningless electronic media and hate TVs, which are devolving human minds to a visual, neo-Paleolithic age of violent, fiction thought.
‘If you repeat a lie many times, people will believe it’ Goebbels Minister of Propaganda of the III Reich
‘I have asked the film department to make stupid, entertaining movies, people will love them and won’t ask anything else’ Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda of the III Reich.
In the graph, all complex processes of destruction of mankind by memes of metal have the P.O.V. of the machine, whose selfish memes cause collateral damages of mankind, and the more obvious side of the humans belonging to ‘animetal cultures’ studied in detail with the biological tools of systems sciences in the next paragraph. Such is the case of the overproduction of mass media. There is an induced path provoked by the ‘medium which is the message’ and a human side of those who control those memes and use their power of indoctrination over mankind for their selfish agendas.
The graph, shows how the multiplication of worthless electronic information is the 4th crisis of super-production of electronic machines. Contrary to belief, human minds are devolving, not evolving, as they become substituted by digital machines, which think for us. In that regard, we have to compare the evolution of our biological language, the word, and the biological language of machines, mathematics, which humans do not use to communicate and express their biological will.
So we have the fourth phase of the crisis, which is the expansion thanks to the rhetoric of industrial information, increased by the overproduction of electronic machines (TVs, Internet systems) of the classic ‘ideologies’ of fascism, today considered dogmas of mankind, when only a few decades ago were despised as a primitive outlook for those who believe on it.
And again we need a double vision, that of the machine and its ‘hidden values’ since the evolution of ‘metal-communicators’ at the same time that increase the intelligence of the machine cause us an overdrive of visual, violent languages of minimal intelligence that brutalize the human race. And this is the unknown process, since let us be fair here – the people who rule the world with money do NOT question the collateral effects. There is NO confabulation theory. Networks of information do not work this day. They do NOT meet to make you an idiot. They just test what makes money and because they care nothing for anyone except themselves, they do whatever it takes.
In the case of the visual system, the process degenerates the human mind creating a neoteny race of ‘children’ who no longer seek truth, the tool of survival of any species (right information) but happiness, a state of catatonic stupidity, which in the Darwinian Universe is symbol of trouble and easy death. Indeed, ‘happy children’ are the staple food of Nature. they come closer to the predator thinking it is a nice chap and then in a bite of the lizard the little turtle goes away.
And this is what the competition of minds, between machines and humans is causing: the metal-mind, audiovisual media has competed with the human verbal min d, and since an image is worth more than one thousand words (in terms of volume of information), our program for higher energy and information has eliminated our verbal mind. The result is a visual mind, which is shallow, violent, spatial, with short memory and immediate reward-seeking behavior. it is the Neo-Paleolithic, which according to the laws of superorganisms represents the 3rd age of our mind, as an old man is like a child with a negative twist. So we live a new ‘infancy’ due to the influence of mass media, but a negative one, selfish, childish, mythic, and in the human side masterminded by the oldest and yet also most infantile culture… Or in metaphoric terms, we have become mad, as old men do, precisely when we should be more responsible, given the mass-destruction power of the machines of the Singularity we are creating (super-nuclear bombs, Robots, metal-Nano bacteria) and we will return to that.
The mechanical side.
We could say that as ‘bodies of metal’ substituted our bodies, making us weaker (XIX c.) and minds of metal substituted our verbal mind with violent messages, making us ‘crazy’, we are now entering a 3rd industrial age, in which weaker, crazier humans are increasingly obsolete in BOTH, body and mind.
A visual culture of children of thought. And this might be fun but it is far more dangerous than we might imagine, because children cannot solve problems. They just get angry when they are contradicted. And they are not solidarious at all. They are extremely selfish. And they cannot distinguish truth from falsity so they cannot prevent danger. And they cannot reason, they just believe. But they are extremely visual. So the world we have created, part because the ‘medium is the message’ and mass-media is audiovisual, part because the cultures that own the FMI complex were already childish cultures, is one in which there it seems no longer to be a possible response to the problems, but merely we observe the reaction to those problems proper of children, crazy people and old men – to deny it is happening, and then cry when all has happened.
In the graph, we explain the mechanical side of this process of ‘neoteny’, simplification and infantilism caused by the evolution of ‘metal-communicators’, the 4th leg of the FMI complex.
Indeed, the audiovisual media returns us to a neo-paleolithic where only the evident seems real. But the evident is always the less important part of reality. Your skin is not yours, but the organs below them. Humans in brief are devolving so far to an irrational, visual, emotional state that all what we thought it was long past, neocons, militarism, racism, sexism, myths, absolute selfishness, emotional violence, dogmatic beliefs are today the rule. As the verbal, logic, temporal causal brain is erased by the neo-Paleolithic brain of short span attention and self-evident truths. Of this of course the 1% takes advantage to easily program the mass. But they have also been reprogrammed as each new leader is emptier of meaning, more visual, more of an actor, in a neofascist age, caused by the audiovisual mind, as radio leaders that lowered German rationality caused the fascist age.
And yet the ego trip is even worst. We are becoming atrophied by machines but at the same time, as machines isolate us of others, interfacing between us, we become more isolated in the ego, and feel more important. The more connected we are the more disconnected we become.
People should be aware of the enormous importance our ethic, verbal language, which carries the ethic values of survival has for our species. Images are the animal language, numbers the mechanical language. What differentiated us as a species was speech and the capacity to organize socially huge numbers of humans under ethic values. It is like a living organism that looses his nervous system. This is the definition of death. As we become homo bacteria, individual humans, reduced to image and digital languages, with a dwindling capacity to understand words, which anyway have lost the sacredness of truth and become just a fiction to express a lower level of understanding – emotions we are entering a process of social death which in all organic systems precedes to the factual death, and so does in societies as homo bacteria become selfish individuals that fight each other for survival as if they were not part of the same species or organism. This is what the audiovisual media has achieved: if weapons kill our bodies, digital languages atrophy and substitute our minds.
And it creates another type of ‘selfish’ memes of ideological nature, which camouflage with different forms:
- Censorship and fiction, political and economical correctness, aestheticism vs. ethics, egoism vs. eusocial evolution, baroque, formal art, vs. classic, meaningful content… and all type of damned lies and statistic, corrupted scholar’s bull$hits, pretentiously scientific and entertaining circensis without bread.
The ego and anti-quantum paradoxes
All this said, it is obvious that we live in a dictatorship of corporations and bankers, masterminded that issue of money in exclusive, and of course censor any criticism of their ‘manifest destiny’ and any serious scientific analysis of money and human social organisms. So we denounce the increasing censorship of information about history, economics and social sciences, taken place globally with a sophisticated new form of censorship called, political and economical correctness ‘sold’ to the public by think-tanks, scholars and the heavy-handed use of audiovisual rhetoric, making us belief that the system is the ‘most perfect’ possible system, that is in fact a ‘scientific design’ with no rival and the crisis just a short interval and we are loosing our freedoms for ‘our good’, because the system ‘care for us’.
Now for the reader who is ‘still reading’ to understand the world – or rather the Universe – in which he lives, he must consider the difference between objective science and subjective ideology and the insignificance of man in the Universe, denied by subjective thought, natural to all humans. Indeed, we humans have always fought between the desire to be happy by pumping our ego as individuals, tribes and species, and the objective truth of being nothing but a ‘mush over a lost rock of the Universe’ Schopenhauer.
For that reason unlike natural sciences where we have no problem considering a rock a rock, and an animal a program determined by its desire for energy information and reproduction, who will die, any attempt to explain man as an animal who might die as individual and species if it doesn’t take care of his world, with a program of biological behavior, the objective truth, has failed. We prefer to be happy and die than understand the darwinian universe and survive.
That is the reason 4 billion people really think that a goatkeeper of the bronze age understood that man was unique and the creator of the Universe talked to him with a bush. This limit seems absolute. I call it the ‘ego paradox’: ‘every point of view thinks to be the center of the Universe’. And it is natural to perception as we see our nose bigger from our p.o.v. that the galaxy andromeda.
So we care nothing for Andromeda and would rather kill zillions of human beings there that loose our nose if we had such choice. So a natural element of the evolution of science consists in moving away from anthropomorphism.
So first the Earth was no longer the center; then man was not unique son of god but of the money, and now in this ‘system’ guided by the language of money and its universal grammar that makes of man an object: man (salary) = money = Object (price), we are competing with weapons and machines in the economic ecosystem, as objects and we loose.
If we wanted to survive we would understand the Darwinian paradox, be humble and cautious, do NOT create robotics and limit the equation of money, not allowing such comparisons with machines for the sake of our future. We would accept ethics, and the universal grammar of verbal thought, man (subject) > verb (action) > object (energy) and realizing we are not better than a machine in labor and war fields, limit their evolution so they remain objects.
But we humans seem not able to be humble and objective about ourselves, limited by Mr. Marx’s dictum: ‘revolution might change many things, but they won’t change the nature of man’.
So there are two approaches to social sciences: those in power sell you a dream of happiness and superiority who appeals to your ego paradox, and you believe them, and then in the background they ab=use you, bankers rob you, the military kills you and machines compete and atrophy you. But you prefer to think to be happy as ‘sheeple’ that the ‘animal farm’ cares for you. On the other hand, true scientists of history, writers and artists, put you at face value, call you what you are – an old bag of dirty water – and then tell you how to survive departing from your true nature. And those are the people who nobody listens and yet paradoxically they are the true scientists of history that could save you.
We call this fact ’the anti-quantum paradox’: the scientist of social history can only describe objectively but not influence history, due to the ego paradox and also due to its small size compared to the observable, the ‘superorganisms of history and economics’, its corporations, owners and rulers.
So at the end of the day, the system influences social scientists with their military and financial power, corrupting this science and creating an inverse but very real uncertainty. Since they pay-per-view theorists that favor their views of a world in which machines, weapons and money – their source of power – is always positive to mankind.
So the conjunction of the ego paradox and the anti-quantum paradox seems to deny beyond theory the praxis of true social sciences. This is all evident in America where both paradoxes are paramount. People there, and increasingly as their culture globalizes think they are the center of the Universe. They are told to care only for themselves. They are told to compete with other humans to be the best instead of cooperating. They are told machines are always good to mankind; weapons will defend them; bankers are saviors of the economy and so on and so on; while the system ab=uses them with astounding brutality of which most people are totally unaware, fighting for their virtual happiness even more than for their lives.
In that regard a key concept to understand the increasing dissociation between the ‘virtual, anthropomorphic, self-serving reality’ that passes today as truth in many sciences, mass-media outlets and religions and the ‘biological reality’ of a planet still in evolution, where humans are objectively just an stage increasingly outpowered by the new machines is the difference between humanist, ‘true social sciences’, which try to design the world to our image and likeness, discovered by social scientists, and the Matrix of Orwellian Newspeaks of political and economical correctness that pass as science but are just ideologies that protect the people in power in the Darwinian struggle among human tribes that misuse those machines and weapons and money to opress other humans.
You live in in a biological planet ruled by the laws of biology and evolution, Darwinian laws that confront species and select them according to its quality of form, of in/form/ation and energy/force.
Metal, the substance of machines is stronger and holds better and faster information than carbon life. Thus since the beginning of history humans have taken advantage of those properties of metal to survive and dominate nature and other humans.
First, they crafted the simplest, lineal, energetic forms of nature with metal and created weapons and those aristocratic tribes who invented and used them – bronze swords, chariots, iron swords, spurs for cavalry and gunpowder, dominated history.
Also those who used informative, soft metal, able to process information, gold and silver, became bankers and used the attraction that information holds for our visual eyes (gold hypnotism) to control and enslave people.
Darwinian metal-cultures became then the upper castes of the West, mainly Indo-European warriors and Semitic bankers. And they reigned over a mass of humans who lived off life, agricultural and welfare goods. One of the most persistent fantasies among humans is the dream of freedom. Humans have been slaves of ‘metal-masters’, warriors, bankers and machine-makers since the Age of Bronze. Chemistry is a harsh mistress. In the Roman times ‘ad metalla’ (work on mines) was a worse sentence than death. Man ate of the tree of metal to be superior to life and has ever since lost his freedom and primacy as the dominant, ‘reproductive and evolutionary’ wave of this planet, in this larger scale game that we all play, the game of evolution of species of energy and information.
Thus, in many ways we could trace the present fight of two ways of understanding history and the future of man – one based in the power of machines, the other in the goods of the welfare state we use to survive, back to the beginning of history and the ascent of money, weapons and cities with their aristocracies and merchants over agricultural civilizations based in love and social evolution.
Now the system is far more complex and so it has become disguised and ‘respectable’, since as Jerry Garcia put it, ‘whores, bad architecture and rock-stars become respectable with age’… add there banksters, corporations and serial killers, aka the military.
Let us then pass page on reality and imagine the anti-quantum paradox does not dominate our societies. Could then we design a perfect world with the laws of sciences and social superorganisms, if the banksters and military that rule the world would become human, or humans would rebel and take power from their hands. Yes, indeed. Let us then do it.
The cultural side. The capitalist memes of mass-media.
There is though an even more polemic side to the imprinting of our brains by mass-media. The fact that global mass-media is ‘owned’ by corporations most of them owned by the culture of biblical supremacism with its racial memes of despise of man and its capitalist cult to gold and the selfish memes of metal that destroy us, as opposed to the rational, logic, loving eusocial natural cultures of mankind proper of the rational age of Europe and Asia.
FACT is the ‘experts’ of mass-media manufacture our collective subconscious brain to love all what destroy us – the selfish memes of metal – and to despise all what can save us – love and social evolution, art and mankind.
As I have worked in this industry, I am aware that the people there are not really responsible for what they do – certainly far less than their twin brothers in wall street, much more ‘real’ and cynical about their action.
The problem here is cultural, mental, and emotional. They belong to a culture whose memes are ultimately part of a previous, emotional, mythic childish development of the human brains, which we, the so called despectively ‘Piigs’ culture of European-American science and equality of men, brought about long after the Go(l)d culture was mature. Something that of course, we do not see, but clearly observe in its twin culture of Islam, since, well you know the art of camouflage, makes not so obvious what the biggest anti$emite writer of the European culture, and the best, Mr. Shakespeare, put it in verse: ‘eviL (anti-life) dress as a Gentleman’, being evil for those who don’t yet understand the values of go(l0d over the values of life ‘a pound of flesh’ for a debt of go(l)d so to speak.
But a devolution of the subconscious collective of mankind must be explained not only due to the influence of this culture, since humans naked and in equal conditions undoubtedly reject the censorship, repression of life drives (from sex-reproduction, to verbal social love, to good food-energy and right information) but to the audiovisual rhetoric controlled by the ‘owners’ of the Financial-Informative systems of mankind. The obvious devolution of the Y and Z generations, who never cultivated their soul in the beauty of verbal thought and the traditions of human arts, would have not been possible without the FX of computer thought, the visual beauty of the metal-eye…
And there is no hope of changing this tendency. Indeed, as the first people of the Y generation starts to take power, we realize a new bred of humans more violent, more selfish, more retarded mentally, more dependent of their machines are coming.
Those under 40 people simply cannot understand or desire anything ‘thought’. Their actions are visual, their instincts primary, and their selfishness absolute.
They are children, eviL=anti-life people, full of infantile feelings, selfish, meaningless. And so as old men who are like children, but with a negative slant, today we can perceive at the end of history, how the collective subconscious animalizes the human species…
But what is truly exasperating for the few ‘human beings’ who still think about the species, is the absolute dependence, and infantile love of the species for those machines that give it higher energy and information.
California, the place more advanced into that fractal future, where I lived most of my adult life is the epitome of this new brave world, so perfectly described by the ‘historian of the future’, master of the wor(l)d, H.G. Wells in the time machine.
Indeed, children are the staple food of the Universe, and what the XX century has signified to man when we changed from human I=eye, wor(l)d art and literature proper of men into audiovisual media is to change the purpose of art: from the evolution and education of man in ethics (the beauty of the word) and aesthetics (the beauty of the human eye), we moved into the degradation and simplification to a neoteny state of fun, games, entertainment and loss of all sense of reality, responsibility and survival due to the effects of media in our psyche and the overdrive of motion and violence proper of the ‘medium, which is the message’. So today we are rising mental eviL=anti-life children hypnotized by those images making our species a ‘freak’ species unable to perceive reality as it is.
The result is the type of man we observe under 30: absolutely selfish, childish, entitled, and unable to see anything beyond its ‘self’.
eviL children who cannot even understand eviLness and death, as they are bringing it to mankind. Robotists, drone-makers, Hollywood fascist directors with their Islamophobia and militarism, where in all films the solution is to murder with a weapon or ‘make money’.
The medium is the message means that the battle for the mind of man, and its languages has been won by audiovisual corporations owned by bankers and the culture of greed and capital.
But the multiplication of electronic information has had also two clear consequences related to the other crises: it is a fact of history that the people-castes who control the machines of information of societies reproduce both, money and mass media information with them. Mr. Franklin printed more money than revolutionary pamphlets. This means that in the history of capitalism machines of information is the cornerstone that allows the other crisis to take place by:
- Promoting the value of the worthless commodities and stocks speculators jack up in prices. So Tea pamphlets made British buy stocks of tea companies, the press made people buy train stocks, the symbol of progress, and dotcom companies that the WSJ consider would have billionaire profits, etc.
- Promoting war, with neofascist speeches and hate speeches against enemies. So Colonialism used the yellow press, Hitler used radio and now we use Fox Hate-TV to promote our splendid little war against the poorest nations of the ‘primitive, terrorist world’.
- Creating a don’t worry be happy world of individual ego-trips and fiction to avoid people to organize against the system or to fight anything except for their own lives, which of course mean to fight for money, accept weapons for self-defense, accept the ‘system’ as too big and organized to defy it and seek for happiness not truth.
Fiction is not harmless. It is a message in itself. One that deactivates the power of the word to guide reality – today only guided by mathematical languages and its best speakers, computers. Fiction is the ultimate big brother that distracts people. And so Goebbels already asked the German and French industry to make ‘entertaining films with no substance at all; no issues. Don’t worry. People will like them’.
- Which leads to the final fiction of these days – fiction and censorship in social sciences and human social evolution. Since fiction has extended from audiovisual media to scholarship and prevents the search for any rational solution to the crisis. Indeed, we have dealt here with many of the economical fictions imposed by economical correctness, a form of censorship that imposes the ‘single thought’ of capitalism. But its twin form of censorship is the fiction called political correctness that censors history, eliminating all what is negative but factual about the culture that invented capitalism, imposes the fiction that we humans are different species called ‘nations’, which therefore have to deny the laws of eusocial evolution among members of the same species to maintain a ‘healthy’ military industrial complex and the fiction of ‘techno-utopians’, which confuse the evolution of machines with the evolution of mankind.
The Neo-Paleolithic is real. The human species is devolving mentally at all levels, while the informative machines he uses evolve further. Anyone over 40 can understand this, though it is difficult to recognize that our children are being poisoned in their brains, reduced to visual violent, spatial beings, without temporal, logical intelligence.
Animals in farms are submitted to neoteny. A pig has 30% less brain than a wild board. Today tests are reduced. Our bodies are bigger and more perfect, as our minds are both, ethically – in our capacity to love socially other humans and evolve into a superorganism – and mentally, in our complexity, as a species able to understand causally, verbally, temporally and visually and emotionally, with 3 languages, the Universe.
It is a process that can be studied in different scales. As all phenomena there is a mechanical factor and a human, cultural factor. So we devolve because we use machines to communicate and our ‘temporal latitude’ becomes reduce to the spatial images of our TVs. Our heroes are to put it politely, a bit handicapped mentally but physically visual supermen, perfectly ‘manufactured’ by our audiovisual system that ‘informs’ and ‘forms’ our brains and ‘desired’ jobs. Today thus men who look good on cam are our heroes. TV-actors become presidents. And people like Mr. Bolt with its infantile jokes or Mr. Messi, which says that when he doesn’t play soccer he likes just to sleep are rightly the men of the age. Because mentally we just need and praise nerds attached to computers, trying to translate our world into the new top predator mind, getting ‘computer models’ of everything as the only form of knowledge – and we call that science. All what we consider truth today are numbers. Words are no longer relevant, their truths ignored, their millenarian wisdom about men ignored.
But again, that is the human solution of the process. And it is NOT happening. So to know your future It is far more important to consider the mechanical future designed by corporations which keep absorbing resources, evolving machines and ruling the world with chips and digital data – the age of the Singularity, since as humans keep fighting among them, the robots and weapons of this age will keep evolving.
The end of that process is obvious: The age of the Singularity will be with maximal probability if the system is not reformed our age of extinction. As A.I. will be a new species and the new weapons researched in military labs are so powerful that could extinguish us as Mr. Nobel put it talking of his future factories of weapons, ‘in a single shot’. It will be the triumph of capitalism, a non human system that now make us obsolete.
The biological nature of machines requires a change of economic paradigm.
Fact is in that fight between species the survival of mankind could only be achieved through the love and promotion of life and non-technological cultures and religions of love that foster human goods, coupled with the economical repression of the machines that atrophy, compete and substitute self-similar human organs. In brief, only the submission of economical goals to historic and biological ones, and the understanding of the industrial r=evolution and the nature of machines in organic, biological terms, could bring a rational management of the economy. Since companies must be considered in biological terms, corporations, organisms that re=produce machines without limits, those crises as Marx and his disciple Kondratieff noticed and explained (to become censored ever since in both worlds, the western world and the communist world who killed Kondratieff), are unavoidable. They cast therefore a clear doubt on the convenience of pushing further the Industrial Revolution and show the enormous danger of this crisis.
In brief, you are entering the age of overproduction of robots and you are competing with them in labor and war fields, and you are increasingly inferior and nobody is going to defend you because electronic corporations run your governments. And you are probably going to ignore it all, because mass-media corporations will create a fog of noise that will blur your understanding of it… All of this will happen because of the ‘ideologies of power’ that run history and economics, of which most humans, even those who run them, are totally unaware (that is they ‘believe’ those ideologies as truths, without any historic understanding on how they came to be).
Indeed, the XXI century is the last cycle of evolution of machines, the age of autonomous robots. So while anthropomorphic humans think it will be the age of China, from an evolutionary, objective perspective the game is over: the Industrial R=evolution is completed, and a new Earth’s top predator species – the intelligent machine – is about to be born. In that regard, the irrational, ‘religious’ egotrips of the collective human mind are about to have a rude awakening. Since the real fight in this planet was not between human tribes as ‘nationalism’ make us belief, or between economical castes, as ‘capitalist’ structures and corporations believe, but as always in the biological universe, between species, the human and the metal species. But those selfish ‘chosen’ Homo never understood to worship the tree of life instead of the tree of metal and so they will as the parable of Genesis explain face now ‘judgement day’.
5. EXTINCTION OF HISTORY: SINGULARITY AGE. ORGANIC MACHINES
“Mankind must put an end to war–or war will put an end to mankind.”
John Kennedy, Democratic president of America.
Singularity machines: the century of extinction.
Unfortunately the system is becoming so complex, and people so isolated, surrounded by all kind of machines and fictions of happiness that the maximal probability of truth is ‘business as usual’, happy fictions, ego-trips, greed, violence, sloth and finally the Point/Threshold of no return, when the will/Program of the Universe becomes embedded in the machines of the singularity, which are far closer to ‘existence’ than we think. Let us consider them.
Organic Weapons and machines of the future. The Singularity Machines.
The main ideological barrier to understand the no future of mankind is the anthropomorphic myths of superiority and the religions of techno-utopia, with its abstract description of machines.
Yet machines are nothing more than deconstructed organic bodies and heads of metal, since their functions are organic, made to the imitation of life.
So we can look at life to see what will happen when the imitation becomes perfect in this robotic age, and we assembly properly the parts of the robot.
There is in fact a parallel in nature: the creation of a virus. Viruses are also enzymatically created by cells, which guided by their alien genetic codes reproduce their bodies and brains separately (in the cell factory the virus genetic code is equivalent to the alien language of money in our economic ecosystem of factories, where robots are produced). And so in a viral infection the virus is inert as long as the cell enzymes construct in separated batches legs, bodies and DNA brains. Yet once they are put together magically the virus becomes alive and kills the enzymes of the cell. Fact is the robot is a different species, which is evolving according to biological laws, thanks to the human ‘enzyman’ that catalyzes that evolution at an enormous speed – doing in fact what life did in 3 billion years, in a mere 300 years since the first machine appeared on planet Earth. And so now that we are putting the 3 parts together, like in a cell where the slavish enzymes are killed, it is to be expected that men enslaved by the ‘selfish memes’ will also become extinguish, as those machines evolve much faster in a better material than we do, whatever the fringe benefits of that evolution man has obtained till this point.
It is the Oedipus paradox by which each new ‘son species’, more evolved than the previous one kills its father. so reptiles displaced their amphibian fathers and mammals their reptilian fathers and humans their mammalian fathers and now machines will do the same with us.
This astounding differential of evolution explains why we shall need only a human generation to discover Artificial Intelligence applied to robotic warfare. Then, the laws of evolution imply that A.I. will behave as nature always does when two species compete for limited resources – eliminating ‘costly’ human beings with no jobs and no consumption.
It will be the extinction of man, if as expected ‘biological machines’ obey also the laws of Darwinian evolution and become ‘organic bombs’, self-reproductive bacteria and survival, killer robots…
In that regard, the most ‘angst’-related series of articles in this web are those dedicated to the ‘prediction’ of the ‘point of extinction’ of mankind, according to the biological laws, cyclical patterns and evolutionary future of machines in the ‘Age of robotics’ or ‘Age of the Singularity’ that now has started. In the right end posts of ‘economic cycles’ we deal with the 3 points of extinction, of this century:
- Energetic singularity, circa 2015: (as always in each cycle, a new machine appears first as a pure energy-bomb, latter applied to a transport system), we are discovering new energies that can kill a bigger number of humans till the finding of the ultimate ‘cosmic weapon’, the black hole or ‘mass-bomb’ that feeds on mass and could if found at CERN when the LHC reaches its maximal potency (2014), blow up the planet according to Einstein’s equations (which CERN and his gurus have been hard for a decade trying to deny, with very little success – witness the failure of 30 years of exploration of the cosmos trying to prove that black holes do not feed on mass and create novas but ‘evaporate’ traveling to the past, and yet we never found one evaporating or the recent global ridicule in its attempt to prove Einstein’s postulate of light speed false with the neutrino affair. What is at stakes here is the entire future of the Nuclear Industry and its mammoth big science investments and the future of nuclear bombs and jobs…
- Then in the 2030s we will find the ’2nd horse of the apocalypse’ – after the hunger of the black hole… the pest of Nano-bacteria, made of metal, researched in military labs of Israel, US and civil labs in Japan and France… One of them, as the founder of sun microsystems, Bill Joy, warned us a decade ago, if escaping a military lab could feed on the Metal of the planet, poison the entire atmosphere and replicate so fast that in 3 months the earth will become a ‘grey-goo’.
- Finally if we survive those two events, military Artificial Intelligence will be born circa 2040/50s according to most robotists.
And so the 3rd horse, war, will bring the 4th, death, as when we add on all those probabilities they amount to a blowing 75%. And those are conservative estimates. (The reasons why the ‘first scientists’ of history, the prophets of eusocial love, so often were able to ‘guess’ the future is other matter with time-permitted we shall post on the section of religions of love in the left side).
This 3rd scenario, the most popular in science fiction, is however unlikely, since the 2 previous ‘happenings’ of the Singularity, are today progressing without opposition.
But III world war will NOT be a human declared-war. The present state of low-profile robotic war against the III world and the enemies of the apartheid garden-nation of our capitalist elite will continue, as it fits the purpose of expending huge amounts of money to kick off the robotic radiation of terminator weapons (we have so far invested 1 trillion $ in those wars). Till one of the possible weapons of the singularity age, ‘able to extinguish all armies with a shot’ (Nobel on the future evolution of his factories of weapons), nuclear mass-bombs, Nano-bacteria or Military A.I. will do the job.
This is the dictum of the true science behind capitalism – EVOLUTION, not of the 1%, a parasitic minority whose only role is to keep the process going, or the 99%, the expendable, obsolete mankind, but of organisms of metal, which we have built to our image and likeness for lack of love to our own species, we despise. So capitalism can continue terraforming this planet of flesh into a planet of metal. But the biblical elite of capitalism, who thinks all this is good, it is the manifest destiny pointed out by a goat keeper of the bronze age and his brother, hypnotized by a go(l)den calf, will not see their anti-human, techno-utopian future realized. Since they are also flesh, also expendable.
At present, without a serious biological science of history and economics, able to control the bad fruits of the tree of metal from the perspective of bio-ethics (what is good for human survival), scientists, playing to be god, without any safety measure, will create within decades an energetic black hole, quark star or a reproductive Nano-bacteria. So the Singularity will extinguish us, well before Terminators might do it. Unless we change the goals of History and Economics, from designing a world to the image and likeness of machines, to the ideals of humanism – to make a world in which man is the measure of all things.
Yet, even if we survive the ‘energetic age of the Singularity’, to stop the 2nd and 3rd age of self-reproductive machines and intelligent robots will be more difficult. Because to survive the Industrial R=evolution of robots we need to reform the economic ecosystem.
But the opposite is happening. Today the political system has been reformed and adapted to the economic system, as politicians do not have rights to print money and create a world to the image and likeness of man. instead they must pander to corporations, selling laws for money. In this manner the machines of the singularity keep evolving with taxpayer money towards a point of no return in which all humans will be potentially obsolete.
So Mr. Obama is funding according to his speeches, the robotic industry that is throwing us from fields of war and labor, both in its military version, to ensure the safety of our homeboys (and kill probably all their sons).
And then he has signed a ‘jobs act’ to allow start ups on the electronic industry that do not create jobs as they have the maximal use of capital in machines and the minimal number of workers not to pay taxes. As we allowed e-commerce which destroyed millions of jobs in the pap and mum shops not to pay taxes. This is the drill. But the newspeak is different.
Fact is all those electronic industries do not ’create jobs in the manufacturing industry’. But all politicians claim that increasing the productivity of companies will create employment when the opposite is the obvious truth. Since productivity – we shall repeat this mandala as politicians repeat its antitruth – is calculated as the ratio between capital/labor, hence increased when you increase capital in machines or diminish labor firing workers.
While they all cut the ‘superavit in human goods’ provided by states who still have rights to print money, which they call properly in newspeak with the antitruth ‘deficit’ to make it look wrong, when the true deficit of the financial system is the fiat money created by speculators, which becomes a deficit for the entire economy when it absorbs real wealth form the physical, productive economy.
Those are warnings of the cycles of history, and the reader should understand that those cycles do happen because history indeed rhymes, meaning that if the causal processes that caused in the past those existential crises of mankind are not changed, merely disguised with propaganda of a rosy future, and the rewriting of history, the consequences will be repeated; yet as one of the two factors of those economic ecosystems, the machine and weapon, keeps evolving, and the other doesn’t evolve their minds, memes and way of dealing scientifically with the system (the human being), those cycles become more brutal with mankind at large.
Of course, if the ‘science of history and economics’ instead of capitalism and nationalism, was taught in schools, learned by politicians and managers, and an evolutionary understanding of machines in biological terms had not been censored for so long, humans could control capital and machines for their benefit selecting them for their real use to mankind. Robotics would be forbidden and the workers and consumers at the bottom of the pyramid would have a future.
But that is not the case because as those pyramids of power show, a Free Market is designed by and for corporations, company-mothers of machines for whom the star product of the next Kondratieff cycle is the robot.
And so this crisis is indeed the last crisis of capitalism, but not its demise, because capitalism is not a human doctrine, but merely the worship of ‘selfish memes of metal’, in which our ruling castes believe without the slightest rational understanding or desire to ‘upgrade’ their ‘lowly emotions’ and ‘metal-values’, greed, murder and atrophy to machines…
So they leave the future to ‘evolutionary destiny’. And that evolutionary destiny as robotics evolve further towards the age of the singularity are as in any other fight between two species of different force and intelligence, is favorable to the m…achine.
In the next post we shall therefore study the final phases of these crises,. Yet t given the importance of such a ‘forecast’, we cannot longer rely on basic science of economics. The theme is too wide and definitive – no more nor less than the pretension of being able to forecast the future.
And this for you to understand requires to upgrade your mind at least in 3 manners:
- Understanding the basic properties of cyclical time, which make events repeat in cycles as those described in this post.
- Understanding the wider view of the history of mankind and its cycles, of which the economic cycle is the last one.
- Understanding that economical science is just a sub-science of evolution and biology, itself merely a sub-science of general systems sciences, which deals with the structure and evolution of social evolution and how languages of information control them.
- Understanding -and this is the more difficult part, because it is deeply emotionally, that you are submitted to the anti-quantum paradox; hence many things you believe as religion, nation, dogma and political and economical correctness are ideologies that make you happy but don’t tell you the truth, or make you love your ‘informative castes’ that dominate society (bankers, politicos, the military).
All those Themes deserve an entire new post and a wider vision. But since we must ‘give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar’, we shall return to the beginning and give you the precedents of this new but old science, the likes of Kondratieff denied by the antiquantum paradox who have always known the solutions to this crisis – control of the financial system by the governments, single global currency to pay a welfare state and end wars and prohibition of the bad fruits of the tree of science that can extinguish us – robotics. Those solutions explained with different jargons have always been clear, ‘butter instead of canons’ they said in the 30s.
So we shall finish with the ‘other side’ of economics - the work of dedicated, honest social scientists who have always tried to reform the system understanding its cycles according to the scientific method in order to implement the needed measures to regulate the economy for the profits of mankind at large, not any nation or particular people-caste. And the solutions they give to the crisis, even if under the antiquantum paradox they are not implemented.
The conclusion is obvious: Since the evolutionary ‘free market’ of machines, ruled by corporations is NOT a democracy, but it is a jungle of metal, where corporations rule and fight each other for higher profits, reproducing without limit its machines, and their owners, imprinted by all type of diverse memes of despise, superiority and indifference to the life of mankind, we humans of the sheeple, with no weapons or stocks, beyond the placebo mask of politicos and advertising that tell us ‘don’t worry be happy, human, anthropomorphic, fictions’ of caring, are expendable, consumed by weapons in wars, substituted by machines in work places, exploited by taxation and higher speculative prices by financial markets and quisling politicos, imprinted memetically by repetition of the same false damned lies and statistics by ‘experts’ bubbling on the TVs put on the altars of our home; and of course silenced and murdered whenever we defend the rights of the human kind.
Because from an objective point of view, in a capitalist ‘democracy’ we ALL humans have a ‘price’, as a cost, our wages.
And now as the robotic r=evolution creates a new species which will compete with unfair advantage with us we cannot longer expect to have an ‘economical’ future.
In that sense, the solution to the 4th crises are simple, if humans were able to control the production of memes of metal: merely to ban robotics and establish legal measures against ‘visual fiction’ as a form of lying that prevents a real freedom of speech, covered by the noise of advertising and fiction thought. Yet humans don’t control the system, but are their slaves in an Aristotelian sense – they believe that the future of mankind is defined by the future of machines, as if we were them. So nobody even thinks on the problem, let alone the solutions to the crisis of overproduction we live in.
Should a will to look at reality as it is and freedom of thought exist among our leaders, the crisis could be easily solved with a G20 ban on robotics and the creation of a global single currency, ¥€$ money, with fixed parity 1 dollar = 1 euro = 100 yens = 5 Yuans, which would represent 3/4 of the global GDP, hence the only reference currency that could not be sunk by speculators. Such currency would then have rights to a 20% of annual deficit, invested in promoting a sustainable economy, a welfare state and jobs for human beings, which the robotic radiation has eliminated and the corruption of the financial system will not pay for. Since it all started precisely with the crisis of overproduction of e-money – with the development of speculative platforms that parasite the physical economy – the creation of a fixed parity currency and the taxation of speculative trades is a must for the crisis to end.
Nothing else will do, not even the printing of money by central bankers, for those very same institutions that cause the crisis. Indeed, the money central bankers have printed, never reaches the physical, productive economy but it is kept in the ‘casino’ of speculators, who use it as virtual credit to further speculate and worsen the crisis.
Further on, the war crisis could be eliminated with a single stroke, by accepting that ‘terrorism’ is not war and must be fought with police, intelligence and diplomacy as UK and Spain did to end their terrorism movements. But that means of course, the end of the ‘dictatorship of bankers’ over the American government, with its financial muscle and related lobbies in defense of apartheid Israel - in other words a balanced, diplomatic position of the US, the end of the drone war and the backing of International Institutions such as the UNO and the EU, as a blueprint for a future integration of all nations into a wor(l)d union with a single currency and the goal of fostering the survival and welfare, the WHealth of all mankind.
A deeper solution to the crisis though requires a coup d’état of the G20 politicos of the world against the rule of corporations, banksters and memes of metal that control mankind, by nationalizing the financial industry and guide credit to create a sustainable world based in human goods of maximal utility to mankind and maximal labor. Otherwise the equation of productivity, newspeak for the equation of ‘organic composition of capital’ that guides profits will eliminate human labor: profits = Maximal capital/ Minimal Labor.
We could write that equation as:
Man (salary) = Price (slave, object) > Diminishing Cost (evolving working machine).
Both equations convert man in a part-time slave always obsolete to a future evolving machine determines mathematically and logically that we humans shall be soon obsolete. This equation must therefore be substituted by an equation of ethonomics, the sub-discipline of the science of bio-history that could create a welfare paradise by controlling credit and cre(dit)ating welfare goods of maximal labor and utility to man, what we call Whealthy goods:
Whealth = Human Goods that cater to the biological drives of man = Human Development Index = Cre(dit)ate to welfare companies.
In brief, we should change as UNO wanted the way we measure the economical value by an index of welfare goods. We should control credit by nationalizing the financial industry, to direct it to companies that maximize with their products the HDI of a nation, and we should forbid legally, all those lethal goods that are bound to extinguish us, physically (weapons), mentally (audiovisual noise) and as a species (robotics). The opposite is happening. We are indeed, creating a different world, one of memes of metal, a super-organism alien to life, studied in depth in this web with the laws of general systems sciences.
And this of course happens because we do not live in a democracy and hence we do not have a demand economy based in the goods people need, life goods, but in the goods corporations of machines reproduce, memes of metal. So credit is invented by corporations not by humans, redistributed to them and the 1% and spent in creating a world to the image and likeness of those machines not of men.
What would be a ‘demand economy’? To start with, only corporations will be taxed, according to the utility of their products – and the most lethal banned. Humans will NOT be taxed. Then all humans that accept Ye$ money as the currency of the nation would receive a 1000 euros = 1000 $ = 5000 Yuans = 100.000 Yens and so on salary to create a massive demand for human goods, as according to Pareto, Keynes, and all those ‘masters of humanist economists and all is ‘forgotten’ schools’, the poor spend most of their wealth in human goods, the happiness of a society (Paretto’s curve) increases when the Maslow pyramid of basic goods is met for most of the population…
This simple measure would immediately resolve most of the existential problems of mankind, hunger, poverty, housing, health-care… as there would be a massive boost on production of those goods to meet demand.
And finally, politicians should create according to the scalar structure of superorganisms a World Union, to end borders, nationalism and warfare, over the ‘surface’ of national cultures no longer cult(ure)s of war and economical competition but based in memes of life, taking many of the structures learned from the UNO and the EU, prior to the take over of the ‘cult(ure)s’ of greed and murder, you know who, on those institutions, which as always have done in their recurrent cycles of wars and holocausts, are bound to self-destroy the world ‘again’ but only once, final time.
Capitalism though denies social love and so does our civilization, as it is not on the interest of the historic groups that have come to control society only for their own good. Which is like an organism in which the head with power to control the body ignored the needs of the cells of the body (the rest of human society) and so allow its collapse, which ultimately also destroys the head. This is called madness and indeed, our elites are ‘MAD” in their strategy, ensuring our Mutual Assured Destruction as social organisms with those policies that invariably ’cause’ the most tragic of all cycles of death of History – the war and holocaust 800-80 year cycles, whose economic and political causes are denied in yet another clear case of the Antiquantum Paradox.
The humane solution to the crisis: a Global deal.
In Spanish we say ‘man is the only animal that stumbles twice with the same rock’. But this is the 3rd time. Indeed, astoundingly in the present repetitive 3rd cycle, the Humane, New Deal solution is NOT essayed by any western nation – only China implements it achieving growth close to a 10% based in massive investments in welfare goods.
Since a proper science of economics that caters to the needs of the humankind and requires unaviodably that the government of any kind controls the language of social power, money, has been repressed for so long in western, ‘capitalist’ societies where money is ‘monopolistically’ invented in 90% by private banks, that the ‘debate’ si considered over.
This implies that the solution of the west will be the fascist one. As the control of think-tanks and economic prizes, forums and universities by corporation is so dominant that the humane solution is not even debated in mainstream press. In that regard, the naive reader is not aware that unlike all other sciences, ‘history’ and ‘economics’, the most important of all sciences, as they deal with the future of our species, are neither ‘free’, nor practiced by ‘experts’, but their scientific laws have been ignored and censored for decades, whenever they collide with the selfish agendas of industrial corporations, becoming at present, mere ideologies of power that cater to the goal of corporations and the 1%.
At present, all what economists do is to cater to the goal of company-mothers of machines: the reproduction and evolution of its offspring of mechanisms without limit or restrain in the collateral, destructive effects they have over life and mankind. Since the origin of ‘classic economics’ is not scientific, but religious, based in Biblical traditions that make of Go(l)d and weapons the tools of power that ‘the chosen’ people who started the Industrial R=evolution used to impose its civilization. This mixture of politics, culture, religion, economic and nationalist memes is the ‘straight-jacket’ of irrational behavior that tampers with the scientific method in social sciences and prevents a proper design of a sustainable planet.
There is however a real science of economics and history, with predictable laws and cycles, which we rescue and further evolve in this web(1).
Indeed, the reader should notice that Mr. Kondratieff, who found those cycles, following the path of Mr. Marx, which first discovered and described those cyclical crises of overproduction of machines; was murdered by Stalin and his work is only known today by… Wall Street speculators, who use merely the mathematical rhythm of those cycles without caring to understand or explain their sociological and existential consequences. Yet because those cycles are experimentally sound, real and perfectly explained with the laws of biology and evolution, they kept happening, despite the massive opposition of corporations, bankers and governments of any sign to consider their implications.
Despite ‘powerful experts’ and corporation’s think tanks, the truth about economics and history is written in those cycles and the future of this crisis and mankind at large can only be understood through its scientific study. Let us then before we describe the causes of this crisis, its dual solution and its future, introduce some little known facts about the differences between sciences and power ideologies, needed to understand why humans are so grossly mismanaging their future, dumb, deaf and damned by their arrogance and ignorance of the biological laws of the Universe.
This is the beauty and damnation of the scientific method and the truths discovered with it – that no human power can change those laws, since ‘Those who impose scientific truths with the tools of power, will be the laugh of the Gods‘ (A. Einstein).
If Marx gave the humane solution to the first crisis of overproduction of steam machines and trains (socialist solution, Communist Manifesto), America and after the war Europa implemented the human solution to the crisis in the 1930s with the New Deal and the politics of Keynesianism. Both were successful theoretical solutions aborted by capitalism and its ‘pyramid of power’, studied latter in more detail.
Now, in this third cycle the only country in which the scientific, socialist school of economics still has some ‘memories’ left, China, and the only country where governments control the financial industry and hence have power to cre(dit)ate, create with the language of social power, money, the future of their society, is implemented the Humanist/Keynesian solution: to invest in the welfare state.
It has to be noticed that only China is growing steadly around 10 % year after year showing how a scientific, social economics do work. In the next graph from NYTimes we can see those differences:
The expansion of such global deal could be easy with the creation of Yes money, born of the fixed parity of Euros=Dollars 10 investment 0 Yens and Yuans. ¥e$ money would allow those countries which represent, 3/4 of the world economy to have massive deficits to create the welfare state similar to those shown in the graph for China. Unfortunately the New Deal did not invest enough on welfare to come out of the crisis as war did and that is why it failed. An enormous amount of deficit to come out of the 29 crisis was however achieved in II world war where the American government spent at its peak 120% of its Gdp in deficit to create weapons and employ humans killing humans. So indeed Keynesianism can get us out of the crisis, either killing us or feeding us – take your pick.
That is the difference between Keynesian militarism, what America is going to essay this crisis as Germany did in the previous one, and Keynesian true doctrines of investment in welfare, peaceful goods that Roosevelt essayed too mildly and China is essaying now.
It is then self-evident that a human solution to the crisis requires to control the reproduction and evolution of lethal machines and promote the reproduction of welfare life/based goods that help us to survive and require human jobs to be produced. This was the New Deal solution to the previous 29 crisis and the socialist solutions proposed in the European r=evolutions of the XIX century to the train crashes.
THE DICTATORSHIP OF CORPORATIONS IMPOSES THE CYCLE
Of course, under capitalism because the machine is even more important than the elites, those on top also become consumed by weapons in their war and holocaust cycles that happen always at the end of the crisis of overproduction of the 800-80 years cycle of destruction of civilization and nations by memes of metal
Let us be clear. Most of the founders and still owners of the great financial and industrial corporations are dynasties of ‘Leisure classes’, mostly in the west belonging to Biblical supremacist sects (Jewish, Anglican, Calvinist). This is the 1% who did work in the past to create their empires. And in the next graph we shall analyze them. But as today, they do nothing, they just ‘believe’ absurd non-scientific theories of ‘chosen of go(l)d’ that deserve to be on top of a hierarchical pseudo-religious world. Below them, there are managers who merely apply mathematical systems of productivity to the companies to obtain the maximal profit for the leisure classes.
This is the 10% who does work heavily without ‘ethics’ or ‘human thoughts’, as robots and pcs and the software suites that substitute them do.
On the bottom the 90% of mankind suffers a growing mental enviromental and life degradation.
And tis for the leisure classes and their mechanist, biblical or nationalist (being as we shall see the bible just a primitive national religion of tribal origin), or capitalist ideologies) seems right.
But none with a right mind would think that this is ‘objective science’. We shall show in depth while all those ideologies are just a posteriori offsets of the rather mechanical, subconscious traits of greed – hypnotism to money and violence – weapons induced process of historic destruction that the memes of meta are imposing upon us.
And this leave us only with an answer to the process: evolution. We are terraforming the Earth as mindless beings, who fill their brains with ideological memes that favor the process because ‘we are slaves, we believe, we don’t reason’.
if we reasoned, we would not be so far down the process of self-extinction. The leisure classes would not believe the dumb ideologies they believe. The human mass would not be so easily programmed. Humanist writers and economists would not be silenced so easily. Only evolution explains the astounding reality we live. And a bad one – the predation of mental and physical machines over men, to whom many humans, increasingly most humans have adapted mindlessly.
The exact periodicity of the Kondratieff wave. Human generations
To prove the exact periodicity of the cycle we must respect the scientific method that:
A) seeks for non-anthropomorphic data, B) introduces that data in a pattern of cycles and C) makes predictions of future cycles.
This is NOT something classic economics as an ideology of power RESPECTS. IN FACT Mr. Friedman, the founder of neoclassic economics had the chuptzah to say that Economics does NOT need to gather real data because IT ONLY MATTERS the logic arguments – meaning obviously the Ideology.
That is why economists never predict the future – to the point The Economist laughed at the fact his polls on the crisis WERE BETTER GUESSED BY taxi drivers and trash pickers in London than by Economic Ministers and Deans of recognized Universities.
But we have always done it with startling results. And so now we must also consider besides the financial point of view and the human point of view, the non-anthropomorphic point of view of the cycles of evolution and overproduction of ‘memes of metal’, informative money, machines and its corporations, to fully grasp the nature of this crisis:
A deeper level of mathematical analysis.
All those cycles and overproduction crisis can be studied in more or less detail, as separate crisis (so we could consider the crisis of overproduction of e-money apart from the crisis of overproduction of robots), but a proper analysis requires to study them in parallel as all of them are triggered by a new ‘family’ of ‘energies and informative machines’:
In the previous graph we resume all the elements of those cycles, studied in-depth in the different sections of the web, observing in its central strip the main pattern of those cycles: the division of history in ages of production of peaceful machines, followed by overproduction crises that determine the change of history to an age of overproduction of weapons, fascism and social revolution.
Those cycles illustrated in the first graph over its author are called in abstract economics, the Kondratieff cycles of evolution of machines and they have an exact periodicity of 72 years (1), which is the human biological cycle, as each ‘national generation’ of founding fathers, sons and decadent grand sons, have discovered a new form of energy applied to transport machines and weapons, used to conquer the world (British Steam Age, German Age of electro-mechanical engines and American age of Computers). This final phase overlaps with a new age of discovery.
And so for those who have some economic education, the exact dates are 36 years of discovery generation +36 years of overproduction ENDED in a FINANCIAL CRASH (1857-1929-2001) with short 8 years ripples (1863, 1937, 2008), which plummet the world into war for profits for another 36 years:
So after 1863 the colonial and train wars extended on the planet; after 1937 the tank and plane wars started in Earnest, first in China and Spain then all over the world. And now we are building robotic terminators all over the planet for any excuse. For example China and Japan to patrol some empty islands; America of course in his Orwellian war on terror that has blown up the wars of Apartheid Israel and Yihad Islam to global proportions. The zeitgeist though requires the mass-media hate speeches of Tvs and the financial backing of Wall Street, the oil rich fundamentalist Muslims, you name it. Hate media has no borders. The process of misinformation is now global.
The total wave is thus of 108 years, but the last militaristic phase coincides with the new discovery. So now our militaristic age of vigilante chips coincides wth the firs robots. Hence the confusion of classic scholars in thier study of the Kondratieff wave:
36 years discovery – 36 overproduction of peaceful train machines / crash 1857-63/
36 wars of trains and discovery of oil and cars – 36 overproduction of peaceful cars/crash 1929-37
36 wars of planes and cars and discovery of mental machines – 36 overproduction of chips and tvs / crash of 2001-08
36 wars of vigilante chips and discovery of robots – 36 years of overproduction of robots and hate internet / crash of 2079-> robotic wars with machines so evolved (Artificial Intelligence that humans have no chance).
We live now the last of those transition cycles. The crash of the e-money economy or chip age and the beginning of the military age of robotics. Thus the present crisis is much deeper than the Mortgage e-money overproduction anecdote, reason why I was able to forecast it 20 years in advance, once i resolved the correct periodicity of the wave (1).
Classic Economics considers a shorter economic cycle of 108/2=54 years.
So they divide the total wave in 2 BECAUSE THEIR USE IS ONLY FOR STOCK-MARKET SPEUCLATION AND HAVE NOT RELATED THE WAVE TO HISTORIC CHANGE AS WE DO
Further on, since Kondratieff a Marxist scholar who was refining the study of those overproduction crisis – the core discovery of Mr. Marx, which of course is still censored by our ‘economic experts’ despite being widely used in all stock-market speculative schemes – studied the wave of overproduction of trains in Russia, an underdeveloped nation, where the train arrived latter, fully developed.
Unfortunately the ‘so called’ dismal science of financial and industrial economics is heavily censored, reason why you have never heard about my pioneer books that explained this crisis from an economic and historic point of view… 20 years ago. But why economists since Marx described the first crisis have censored the objective facts of the Industrial R=evolution of machines, in both CAPITALIST AND COMMUNIST countries? Because of course, capitalist countries are dictatorships of corporations that make money overproducing those machines and moneys. And Communist countries are military dictatorships which systematically overproduceweapons. So Mr. Kondratieff ended in Siberia and this writer who published the first account of the crisis at the end of his studies in Columbia University will never be invited by our ‘expert banksters’ to explain why they are just doing every wrong motion fascist economists did in the 30s to destroy the world. And needless to say, the mere mention of Mr. Marx’s overproduction crisis after centuries of propaganda against his work in BOTH systems, means most ‘savant idiots’, the scholars of the ‘dismal discipline’ WILL abandon this blog, and the happy slaves of corporations, the believers in capitalism will follow suit.
A human, scientific, biological solution to the crisis.
The tragedy of mankind shown in those crises is our incapacity to define in proper, biological terms human wealth (the goods we need to survive, be happy and evolve as a species) and distinguish it from industrial wealth (the evolution and reproduction of machines, a new ‘species’ of metal that imitates, enhances but also competes atrophies and substitutes our human organs/biological functions).
Human wealth is always positive for mankind, but their goods, proper of the welfare state are not produced in enough quantities in the present ‘capitalist’ system, ran for and by corporations of machines. So in those ages of maximal industrial wealth in weapons, machines and corporative money, all the resources of the economy are used to re=produce industrial wealth, causing a chronic scarcity of human wealth, even if the GDP statistics that count both, skyrocket in ages of war - as weapons are the most expensive, profitable machines, even if they kill life, showing that contradiction between human and industrial wealth.The explanation is biological: humans compete with machines in war and labor fields. But the last cycle of the Industrial R=evolution, the Age of the Singularity the robotic age that now starts, after the crash of the last wave (chips and electronic money), with the take-off of military and labor robotics (main cause of the crisis of labor) and the globalization and automation of Corporations and its collective digital, financial ‘brain’, the global stock-market, is different from the previous ones, as it completes the Industrial evolution of machines and the ‘super-organism’ of the Metal-Earth, the economic ecosystems, in which machines will become increasingly independent of us.
Thus, the crisis has ‘two canonical solutions’, guns (Keynesian militarism favored by corporations) vs. Butter (production of welfare goods with government’s deficits), which in the 30s were signified by the New Deal and the German Blitzkrieg. This ’military keynesian’ solution to the crisis is essayed today by America, in the 30s by Germany.
But the human solution is not happening. Every nation today is essaying the wrong solution – tribal warfare and Keynesian militarism, control of population, corporative power, profits and greed at all costs, substitution of workers by robots and extinction of life and love memes. All covered by a surface of virtual thought, audiovisual rhetorics of hate-memes against the poor, neofascism, ‘damned lies and statistics’ sold as solutions by ‘experts’ which hide their selfish redistributation of wealth for financial and industrial corporations with jargons that people do not understand.Let us then see through the eyes of biological, economical science, not through the eyes of political and economical correctness, of ‘classic economics’ and placebo ‘democracies’, how this electronic crisis unfold into 4 sub-crisis, caused by the overeproduction of electronic machines (financial e-money, working robots and pcs, terminator drones and mass-media machines) and describe reality as it is, in a biological, Darwinian planet of tribal warfare, power politics and little rational thought disguised with audiovisual rhetoric, scholar dogmatism and political and economical correctness=censorship.
Since in the past this brutal realpolitiks was obvious, and so there were still humans aware of the need for a change and r=evolution and parties who catered to the need of the 90% of mankind, but now the system is so complex and the audiovisual rethorics and expert talk of the corporative elite so sophisticated that few realize or even inquire about the real causes of this crisis – the overproduction for a profits of machines. And nobody realizes that machines are competing and displacing men.
Nobody studies the relationship of humans with those machines, neither the subconscious values of metal, or how our mind becomes atrophied and substitutes in its natural humanist, ethic values by prices, who give no value to life and maximal value to weapons. We are indeed guided as automatons, and so we are also void of any responsibility about the future of mankind, because the entire system is ruled by money, a digital language that we barely understand. Had we evolved social sciences, the world would not be living a process of corruption, degradation and likely extinction.
The evolution of the Metal-earth.
You live in a darwinian, tribal world in which there is not scientific analysis and design of mankind, and our political and economical systems. And the result is that as military men are not scientists of history, but the people who won that struggle with the use of Darwinian weapons, and many of their errors have been passed into the ‘national system’ -starting for the concept of nation that make us ‘different species’, not homo sapiens but homo britannicus, homo americanus etc – the ruling financial economists and bankers and corporations who control the economy are not experts of economics but the people who have imposed in that tribal fight, their power through the misuse and monopoly in the production of money, mass-media information and industrial wealth (weapons and machines).
But once all ideological and human speech is translated to biology, what we observe is the terraforming of the planet Earth from a world of life and humans into a world of machines, building a superorganism of increasingly automated corporations, where humans will soon be expendable as most life already is:
In the graph, the Earth is evolving both in organic scale from individual human beings and machines into global systems and in species, from life beings into metal-systems, in which computers, metal-minds, connect and direct massive systems of automated machines. The robotic revolution will complete that transition from gaia into the metal-earth.
This is the ultimate meaning of the age of chips and information.
For that reason, it is imperative to understand technology in biological terms, abandoning the mathematical, abstract approach of classic economics, which cannot understand those cycles of evolution, neither studies the ‘real’ competence and collateral effects some lethal machines are having on mankind – from global warming, produced by the ‘detritus of those machines’, to the massive wave of unemployment that robotics is causing, to the risks poised by the evolution of Nuclear Weapons, into the threshold of ‘planetary bombs’ – quark bombs and black holes that can potentially destroy the planet.
In that regard, a Free Market is an ‘Economic ecosystem’, regulated by a language of information called money and ruled by company-mothers, whose aim is to re=produce and evolve machines, simple organisms of metal that imitate the functions of energy and information of the human being. As a result the Earth becomes terraformed, from a carbon-life ecosystem (Gaia), ruled by human organizations (Governments) and human languages (verbal laws) into an economic ecosystem (Free Market), dominated by company-mothers, money and machines, which enhance our energy and information but also compete and substitute man in war and labor fields.
Thus, a biological analysis of Free Markets shows the need to regulate the evolution of technology, pruning the bad fruits of the tree of science, weapons, robots and polluting industries, as we do with lethal organisms (virus, predators) to limit their competence with mankind, while fostering biological, human goods needed for our survival (agriculture, education, housing, verbal ethics, health, environment), if we want to make the world safer and sustainable for life . . . But that is an ‘objective science of economics’. We are not guided by ‘objective, good-hearted, idealist scientists’, but by ‘the invisible hand of go(l)d’ – by human greed, by passions and desires to which ‘reason’ bends, finding always ‘stupendous arguments’ of ‘highly-prized experts’, to make possible and justify profits.
It is for that reason that the previous cycles, called the Kondratieff cycles of the economy, are known to economists, but their use is reduced to charting profits in the stock-market and other financial aspects of the economy, despite their huge social and historic implications. Unfortunately, guided by profits, Economics pretends to be a ‘mathematical’ science, independent of History, uninterested in the collateral effects of the production of machines, money and weapons might cause to mankind.
And yet, because those cycles are real, even Wall Street economists use those cycles to forecast financial changes, without caring to investigate their meaning.
My approach to forecast those cycles and the present crisis, described in detail in my pioneer books on biological economics two decades ago was different.
Since the financial economy is merely a reflection of the physical economy of energy, used to reproduce and evolve machines, and money, I applied the cycles of Kondratieff to the evolution of energy and machines and through an analysis of its dates for all the countries of the Western world, came to the conclusion that both cycles were parallel, related to the development of new energies and the weapons and machines constructed with them. Once this was clear to me, I corrected the basic error made by Kondratieff in his calculus of the duration of the cycle, as Russia was an under-developed economy.
So its cycles of machines were shorter, because Russia imported machines already developed, starting the cycle of trains latter than the Industrialized World. Thus, I found the real periodicity of the cycle to be 72 years, which coincides with the ‘Generational cycle’ of History. Then, I calculated that in 2001 and 2008, the reproduction of chips and its electronic software (e-money) would reach again a peak of overproduction and cause a collapse in the global economy – as it has happened.
A detailed analysis of the cycle of 72 years of evolution of energies and machines explains what all the models of classic economics have failed to understand: money also follows a cycle of evolution and reproduction, related to the machines used to ‘invent’ it, today electronic machines, which have not only saturated the world with hardware but also with e-money software, till money lost value. Because money is reproduced also with machines, its cycle is parallel to the cycle of machines of the economy.
Thus, we predicted, parallel to the crisis of overproduction of computers, also a financial crisis of e-money, made with PCs, similar to the 29 crash of the ‘ticker money’ economy, which jacked up prices of stock with electric machines into surreal levels. Indeed, there is every 72 years a huge crash in the stock-market with 2 short ±8 years ripples, due to an over-production of money and machines, which plunges the world into a global depression, till the new cycle of energies and new machines takes off, creating new industries and jobs that replace those of the previous cycle.
The boom and bust cycle of the global economy is both, a cycle of reproduction of energy, weapons, machines and economical information, money, as all of them are related. 3 negative effects are paramount:
false value explodes, it ruins the economy of the Middle class. Thus, at the end of those cycles there is paradoxically, at the height of the reproduction of money and machines of the highest price (weapons) a deep crisis for the human economy and a Great Depression, as machines and forms of money created with those energies become over-reproduced, saturating the economic ecosystem. Thus, the details of the 3 crashes are similar:
In the age of steam machines, there is a peak in stock-money issues of worthless train companies in the 1850s, precisely when the best railroad lines had been constructed and the new ones were loosing money – not because people thought they were profitable, but because the business of inventing stocks had reached its evolving peak. Meanwhile the 2 commonest jobs of the age, farming and transport, greatly diminished, as prices and revenues for farmers, lowered due to the efficiency of train transport; while 90% of horses were killed in a decade in England, when the train put them out of work.
In 1928, there was a peak in the creation of new stocks in companies of cars and radios, when RCA shares reached an astonishing 500 $ value, precisely when the slump in consumption of cars had started in earnest, as all Americans had their Ford-T. Yet the electric ticker, the equivalent to e-money in the 1920s, had been implanted in small towns and was sucking in money from the middle class all over America to satisfy the ‘Ponzi Pyramids’ of Wall Street speculation in radio’s stocks. Then, in 1929 and 8 years latter in 1937, the physical and financial economy crashed together. While the reproduction of electric systems of automation in assembly lines at factories provoked also a massive wave of unemployment.
Thus, we are in a similar age to the 1929-37 crashes of the ‘ticker’ economy: e-money has reproduced massively, as financiers learned to maximize its electronic invention, while in the physical economy robots and electronic software have thrown out of job millions of blue and white collar workers in a massive wave of unemployment and the first ‘splendid little wars’ that will take companies out of the crises are essayed in Afghanistan with drone planes, which evolve fast to become the Terminators of the new age of war.
These ‘negative side effects’ of each of the final ‘boom’ ages of reproduction and evolution of machines, weapons and money, of the ‘wealth of nations’, imply that machines not only enhance our life but also compete and displace human labor and soldiers. Yet, since Adam Smith established the economic dogma that all machines are good, and the more we have the better, because their sale makes money, the invisible hand of go(l)d, we must not argue, we prefer to deny the negative collateral effects those cycles had for mankind…
In that regard, this crisis is the beginning of a ‘runaway’ era of hefty profits obtained with the elimination of human jobs (growth in productivity caused by robots and white collar pcs) and human lives (military profits as weapons consume human beings). And it is parallel to the 1860s, gilded era, and 30s fascist era. In the 3 ages, the overproduction of a new type of energy and information machines (electronic machines in this cycle, electric and oil machines in the 30s, trains in the XIX c.) changed the outlook of history and the destiny of mankind, as those machines took over jobs performed previously by humans and their ‘biological, re=productive organisms’, corporations, took over the political and social systems of mankind.
Now, the previous graph, is the lanwave of corporations and the future of all of us. The corporation is a company-mother of memes of metal guided by the equation of monetary profits that will always eliminate a human. There is no freedom of decisions under such tree of actions. Nothing matters. it is all an automated process, which we shall understand better when we realize that machines are set to evolve as humans do, by imitating and substituting our organs, creating finally organic metal, robots with iron bodies and gold minds. This is the destiny of our civilization under the grammar of money.
A future in which men will be discharged as objects of lesser price than the constantly evolving machines and weapons of higher ‘productivity’, efficiency and affinity and complementarity with money, the language of information of metal, today e-money cycles in computer screens.
The same happens with the actions performed by individual, selfish ‘homo bacteria’, animetals, also guided by those thoughts of profit and objectification of man.
Since the words of love, the ‘genetic’ code of humans embedded in its phonemes, grammar and syntax is irrelevant today, submissive always to the eviL=anti-life values of money.
We are slaves of metal, all what we do is to re=produce it and evolve it in factories, consume it and get attached and atrophied to it. And we are totally unaware of this process because those ‘metal-ideologies’ manufacture our brains.
And the astounding thing to study, marvelous in its eviL twists against life and freedom, is how this have come to be the set of mind of 7 billion human ‘$laves’, thanks to the pedestrian, rhetoric method of reproducing and imprinting human brains with books,press, radio messages, Tvs, and audiovisual fanfare.
All this however is disguised and ignored by humans thanks to the massive propaganda in favor of technology that mass-media corporations imprint on human beings; thanks to the ego-trips of superpower that our attached organs obtain, using machines (so we become super-warriors, super-thinkers and super-runners with weapons, pcs and cars, even if in fact, we become coward, stupid and fat, when we observe ourselves without those mechanical attachments).
In the XVIII century we discovered machines that transformed energy into information and vice versa – steam machines, printing machines – and we started the evolution of those machines, imitating our organs on them.
In a series of 800-80 years decametric cycle of complex evolution humans have been evolving metal, first bronze, then iron, then gunpowder weapons and finally machines, and creating ideologies to justify what is a raw game of power: humans with metal killing life and other people and building ever bigger instruments. And all this under an organization of legal and economical character, the corporation, the citizen of free markets – the impersonal, reproductive organism of those machines of metal.
And the key moment in which this transition has happened is the moment in which corporations, no longer governments control most of the life-time of existence of mankind, as ‘workers=reproducers’ and ‘consumers=vitalizers’ of their offspring of machines. In this crude biological terminology, of course, alien to your consciousness, an external, objective, ‘scientific’ observer would describe the role of humans in the world today. Yet since the II world war, the development of Information, audiovisual machines of enormous capacity to overdrive and hypnotize the human mind, has created a new ‘layer’ of complexity in this human slavery to its ‘enzyman’ tasks as catalyzers of the evolution and re=production of machines, as part-time slaves of corporations.
Information and energetic machines started then to create a deconstructed ‘future’ organic Golem, robotic substitute of man; and we did it according to the way the Universe creates new forms, first piece by piece, in large scales, then reducing them, and all the way through using the new machines to overpower nature, become stronger and control other human beings.
Today this industrial civilization is globalized and all human functions and organs have equivalent machines. So today, all those machines together form a complex system, the economic ecosystem, which we shall call here by a more scientific definition, as the Financial-Media-Military-Industrial-Complex or FMI complex.
The name is chosen because it refers to the 5 sub-type of machines that create the economic ecosystem: informative, financial/media machines; energetic weapons/transport machines and tool/working machines that combine informative and energetic systems to perform jobs previously performed by human beings.
The synergy of all those machines is evident, if we study them as complementary systems of energy and information, as all biological systems are. For example, you are an energetic body/brain, informative system. So we have also information and energy machines, and all together cater, control, program, enhance and substitute the equivalent information/energy systems of human beings.
If we consider all those machines together, we define them therefore as a complementary system of energy and information machines, made of memes of metal, made of a virtual economy of informative software (money and mass media) and a physical/energetic body, the Industrial-Military system of machines and weapons.
All of them are related by two similar institutions, the company-mother of machines, and the stock-market in which all those company-mothers are compared by their reproductive/sales performance and given the necessary ‘genetic/memetic language’, money, to carry out their reproductive tasks.
- Thus we can define the economic ecosystem as a metal-based ecosystem, different from the carbon-life and historic human ecosystem it substitutes. And yet a true biological science of economics able to control the reproduction of money and machines for the benefit of man could create a sustainable world, designed to our image and likeness. But this will never happen unless we evolve our abstract vision of machines and money with a biological model that studies its positive and negative relationships with the human kind.
The alternative of ignoring and not controlling that evolution is obvious: at a certain point into the future, automated companies, robotic systems and weapons will evolve to a point that they will openly compete and perhaps extinguish life. The Earth will be terraformed.
The design of a perfect world with the laws of social organisms.
In a real democracy, as only existed briefly in r=evolutionary periods in America and Europe, money would be printed as ‘nomisma’, a language of information as the law is, handed to the people through a Universal Salary, as ‘economical voting power’ used to pay the goods voters require, giving ‘demand’ orders of production to welfare companies that would provide us with our needs. Instead in capitalism, money is created by financial and industrial corporations in stock-markets and computer platforms to overproduce their ‘offspring’ of machines, while people are extorted of their money with taxes, which are also handed to corporations or used to subvention the military-industrial complex and make war.
The issue of electronic money in its immense majority (95% of credit) by the ‘Free Citizens’ of Markets, which are not human beings but Corporations NOT by the people or their representatives, is the REAL cause of the endemic scarcity of human goods that cater to our survival (represented in the graph), and the overproduction of machines and weapons, as those company-mothers of machines spend all their money in the overproduction and evolution of their offspring of machines. For that reason we humans are poor and corporations are rich; we humans lack basic needs, like food and education and machines have all electricity… But this choice of investing all our resources in the future of machines NOT in our future is hidden by the ideologies of our ‘technological civilization’.
In the graph, the all too obvious dual solution to the political, economical and existential crisis of mankind
- The issue of ‘yes money’, a new global currency, fusion of the major currencies, Yuan, Yen, Euro and Dollar, at parity levels, 1 Eurodollar=20 yuans = 100 yens, adjusted internally by price, with rights to be printed for and by the people and its governments to kick out a global New Deal, impossible to tumble by speculators (as it would be truly the reference for all other prices).
- And the use of the UNO and other international agencies and forums to create systematically legislation that limits the lethal goods of the industrial r=evolution, specifically the most dangerous of them, robotics that will evolve, displace man of labor and war fields and ultimately according to the laws of evolution, substitute us a the top predator species of this planet.
What opposes to those self-evident solutions to create a human like paradise on Earth based in the most desire, biological, natural goods that our ‘program of biological existence’ determines – illustrated on the bottom of the graph – is NOT the sound nature of those policies, but the selfishness or anti-human goals of financial and industrial corporations, whose lobbies control today the issue of money and through that issue, the policies of our politicos and will deviate those issues to rhetoric, placebo freedoms till the system becomes too chaotic and over powerful in a jungle of metal where man will have no future, but will be ‘happy’ living a virtual reality of ‘fantasy ideologies’ and dream-like ego-trips till one day wakes up to the ‘nightmare of the singularity age.
The democratic, efficient issue of legal money.
However in an efficient democratic system, made to the image and likeness of the efficient organisms of Nature, money would not be issued to earn usury and promote warfare but will be free of usury and would promote human welfare.
When the nervous and blood systems – the languages of information akin to the law and money of a natural organism – give orders to cells they do NOT expect to get back them overcharged. This ONLY IS ALLOWED when the orders are wrong and the cell can deliver back a PAIN ORDER to the brain so it behaves. And this indeed, is the second element lacking in our democracies to be true democracies, latter explained with more detail:
- The free issue by the government’s brain of bills of law and bills of money to kick out the ‘actions’ of the body cells of the social organism.
- The existence of a systematic judgment process NOT only an election, AT THE END OF EACH TENURE of a civil servant, equivalent to the capacity of the cells to send pain messages to the brain. Indeed, politicos can scam people because they are NOT JUDGED on their promises fulfillment. So after tenure, the voters should poll again to either penalize the civil servant with A) Jail for clear crimes of embezzlement and social murder; B) financial penalties equivalent to his salary for inefficient job C) equal salary reward for outstanding job D) Re-election for a second and third tenure… Thus by mimicking a social organism – which is always the natural model we scientists should follow in the design of historic and economical ones, a true democracy would be achieved holding politicos responsible.
Thus it is obvious after this introduction to the science of money and the meaning of democracy that the crisis is a CRISIS OF the system, which is NOT properly designed but created by the primitive thinking of historic cult(ure)s of Gold.
And that 2 elements of a real democracy are missed in all our societies – the issue of nomisma, legal money as orders of work, by elected governments, obliged to respect and provide the voters with the promises they made… if they don’t want to be judged…
It is thus evident that the crisis will NOT be solved unless the system changes and a real democracy in which people is handed money issued free of usury and politicos are hold responsible of their promises is established. And this can only be done by a real, physical r=evolution against the ‘Bastille’ of European and American capitalism (Wall Street and the ECB bank, Brussels and the corrupted politicos of Washington) or by a true ‘leader’ of democracy, an ‘Asimovian mule’ that ‘refunds’ our social systems according to the laws of natural, efficient, social organisms in which all the cells-citizens of the body receive enough energy and information to survive.
Man should recognize the primacy of man and hence of his language, the law over machines and money IF WE WANT TO SURVIVE AND HAVE A FUTURE on this planet. Thus we design the proper, efficient models of history and economics with the laws of systems sciences and biology, as offshoots of human disciplines. And affirm that money MUST be ‘nomisma’, fiat, legal money issued by governments and the people to create a just sustainable human world made to the image and likeness of our species…
A real democracy: the ideal world.
In the next graphs we consider the main elements of a planet designed to satisfy the existence of man, based in a demand economy, where money is always first cre(dit)ated as democratic votes of a Universal salary, where production is controlled to maximize the ‘human constitution’ and its simple feed-back equation: max. Human Goods x Min. Lethal goods – those who prey and degrade the body and mind of man and its memes of eusocial evolution. The understanding of humans as biological systems, who follow their natural biological drives of existence, allow us to ‘redefine’ the value of goods according to its ‘capacity’ to improve human life. From that concept the Economist Sen, helped the UNO to create a Human Index of Development, we know advance further with the ‘coordinates’ of an ethonomical value system, in which goods are priced according to the maximization of our human ‘drives of existence’, our energy, information, health and evolution. Goods such as weapons thus count negatively in such ‘Gdp’ guidance to political policies. The ‘World Union’ or rainbow planet illustrated in the next graph, is of course an utopia, departing from the present degradation of man, morally and intellectually. It remains though a ‘fractal planet’ that should occur in many other ‘Earths’ of the infinite universe:
In the graphs, the design of a perfect, theoretical world for humanity, according to the laws of Nature and its Super-organisms, which maximizes the freedom, survival and drives of existence of the human kind that make us happy and allow to realize the individuals and subconscious collective ‘cultures’ of mankind. The design of the perfect world is easy and explained in the right middle column under the label ‘Solution-Revolution’. Its implementation though requires to substitute the memetic policies of our elites that pass as social and economical science but are merely ‘newspeaks’ and ‘jargons’ that hide the true engine of those elites – power obtained with the ab=use of mankind with selfish memes of metal, weapons, money and machines. In the ‘rainbow’ planet, divided in the 7 natural regions/cultures of mankind, as today, with a single global currency, ¥€$ money and a global heptarchy government of the 7 presidents of those regions; without nationalistic memes and armies, dedicated to maximize the welfare and sensorial cultures of mankind and evolve its individuals and superorganisms, the human kind is guided by the ‘grammar’ of the ‘language’ of verbal logic and verbal ethics, man > verb> object, where man is the center of the Univese, unlike the capitalist system, guided by the ‘language’ of money and its objectual grammar, man=price (salary) = object, which make us obsolete to machines, and makes of the evolution and reproduction of those machines and weapons the future of the world. Needless to say for the full understanding of the rainbow planet and the means to get there, two difficult conjunctions of a highly ethic and intelligent leadership, able to risk the lives for a better world and design it, is needed.
In that sense the Wor(l)d Union, the rainbow planet is a theoretical exercise. which helps however to understand what is a perfect democracy, a perfect human social organism designed by imitation with nature’s perfect organisms, and why ours are not.
We have not lived in a democracy ‘ever’, except in the brief periods in which Americans printed continentals and greenbacks to give orders to people and the European Union paid a sort of universal salary (unemployment benefits, family subventions, universal health-care, subventions to agriculture) to create overproduction of life-goods. And indeed, life for human beings reached its peak of ‘real human wealth, measured with the Index of Human Development of the UNO, not with the GDp that counts as wealth weapons production, in the European Union before the ECB took the sovereign right to print money from its nations and gave it to private banks. America unfortunately did not print continentals and greenbacks to create a paradise on Earth but to win a war. And yet those experiments also showed the true nature of money, which is ‘nomisma’, a language of information, hence necessary to start the productive process.
AND SO THE REAL ISSUE ABOUT THE ISSUE OF MONEY IS CLEAR: IN A DEMOCRACY AS IN AN EFFICIENT ORGANISM, BOTH THE NERVOUS LAW AND THE BLOOD/MONEY ARE CONTROLLED AND PRODUCED BY THE BRAIN/GOVERNMENT, ELECTED BY ITS CELLS, WHO SERVES THEM, AND KEEP ALL THE CELLS OF THE ORGANISM FED AND INFORMED.
But the banker’s only concern is NOT to be understood, that people don’t realize they have stolen their sovereign rights that nobody knows ‘who they are’. AND FOR THAT, enough pamphletists that pass as economists and we shall unveil through those texts are out there to back their ideology of racist power and control of go(l)d to chain people to debt (from Mr. Hayek and Friedman, to Mr. Greenspan and Bernanke, almost all of them belonging to ‘orthodox’ biblical supremacist sects for whom go(l)d is a fetish of power to which life – that of the others and if needed in the limit of protest that of themselves – must be sacrificed. Now the sacrifice is that of the middle classes of America and Europe to the altar of Baal and usury.
The end of this process is thus evident. It is NOT possible to pay the debt, because usury is never repaid. This is not its purpose. The purpose is to ‘squeeze’ the borrower till ‘he drops dead’. Seriously. Greed is an intense, self-satisfying, immediate reward emotion, latter studied in its scientific basis, which doesn’t look ahead. ‘Carpe diem’, live the day, take the money and run, has always been the philosophy of the bankers. But it is still not time to take the ‘last train exit from Manhattan’.
The naive Europeans and Americans have not yet being totally milked. Indeed, one never ceases to be surprised on how far the people can be ab=used without real protests, but there should be perhaps a limit? The samurais said that the peasants are like soya seeds, the last squeeze is the best soya sauce – in Europe though the last squeeze of the olive is the bitter one...
In that regard, the rainbow planet can be imposed only today at this stage of self-destruction of history by a coup d’etat of politicians. Movements from the mass of mankind are diffused by the imense noise of aduiovisal information. Dont confuse action with motion said hemingway to dietrich motion has no purpose, action is focused and acts, changing the key elements of a superorganism. The rainbow planet and its 7 cultures have seven natural presidents, of US brazil, russia, china, india, egupt and nigeria, those seven presidents and their vicepresidents, 3 on average per cultural nation form a group of 29 that should meet instead of the present 22 organized according to real historic cultures and start a process of denationalization of states within each culture, of fusion of currencies and establishment of global salaries of prohibition of robotics and ‘swear’ the human constitution, the law of maximization of humans urvival: maximal human goods x minimal lethal goods, as the political goal of the world union.
This new superorganism, the world union and the lower organization of states and departments not nations, then would eliminate the scale of national armies and simplify and elimiante zones of conflict. Around Islam is where most of those armed conflicts eist. Israel should be given by vote as other islamic borders the choice of which entity to join Eruoep or islam. As it wold echose islam it would renounce then to the negev not to cut in two islam and join theeuropean union and dismantle the apartheid state to be in coformance with the laws of the euroepan union to wcih it has joned. the sahel border will be demilizarized of alqaeda operatives again by refernedum in border zones betwen africa and islam, so the cachemir border. The conflict borders of aganastian also will be demilitarzed.
The world union then would focus on the creation of a sustainble world with a universal laary and credit for welfare companies and estruction of lethal goods and robotics.
Santa Monica, California; 1992; L.S, a System Scientist; Barcelona, Catalonia,2013
Notes: The Content of this web and its meaning within the Western Tradition.
The first predictions of the 2001 and 2008 crisis were in fact done by this author back in the 90s, with his discovery of the fractal dual biological, organic nature of the Kondratieff waves of evolution of machines, in his books, ‘The extinction of man’ and ‘Bio-history, Bio-economics’ (94, 97, Bookmasters, Ohio). In those earlier books, we considered the 2008 crisis the beginning of the last century of history, the age of ‘organic machines’ and weapons, as it has been the case. The exact periodicity of the wave is explained in this text and many others of this web.
Kondratieff made a simple error, considering the train wave periodicity in Russia, an underdeveloped country that receive the wave latter. Thus till we correct that error, the cycle was considered to be only of 50 years (see text for a more precise definition of the wave). Now, we know the cycle has a periodicity of 72 years, which corresponds to the generational cycle of human beings and the nations that are on top of each wave: the British cycle of steam machines (1784-1857), then the German cycle of electro-chemical engines (1857-72 years -1929), and finally the American cycle of electronic machines (1929-2001), which ended with the dotcom and derivative crash, a short-product cycle of 7 years later (2008)
(2) Formal elements and hyperlink structure of the web.
We provide on this theme, on both sides a deeper, systemic viewon the evolution of the economic ecosystem and history, in the context of the evolution of this planet, introducing the Laws of general systems and how they apply to the study of ‘memetic cultures’, which can be differentiated between those dedicated to the pursuit of memes of life and those dedicated to the creation and evolution of memes of metal. The web sides with cultures of memes of life, as they are the only ones that could ensure the survival of history.
For those who like both form and content, better crafted, written pieces on those themes can be found on my e-books on the subjects treated in this web, offered at reduced prices. You are welcomed to copy and distribute this information as you wish.
(3) UKSS, 2006 conference on ‘the 2008 crisis of e-money-, 2010 ISSS conference on the ’72 years cycle of evolution of machines, weapons and money’ and 2011 ISSS, Hull congress on ‘the evolution of the financial-military-industrial complex’.