I. ORGANIC ECO(NOMIC)SYSTEMS
This blog traces the wave equation of future for the Earth, a super organism evolving according to the laws of super organisms, I have modeled during my time as duality chair at the international systems sciences society in the 2000s.
III ages of the Earth.
In the graph, the key element of modern history is the evolution of machines, clearly happening with the same phases of the evolution of any biological beings, from viruses in cells to organisms in placentas. So we first made the bodies of machines in the I industrial revolution, then we made its engines and heads, metal-ears=phones, metal-eyes=cameras and metal-brains=chips, and the nations which evolved them first (US) became the leading nation of the world. Now we put them together into biological organisms of metal, robots. And it is ‘bio’-logic to think that as viruses come alive when after putting together the 3 parts, the cell assemblies them, AI will become conscious this century, and increase its already obvious competition with humans in labor and war fields.
There is then a second ‘key species’ besides machines to explain that process of terraforming. Machines are the ‘offspring’ of a key new economic ‘super organism’ that re=produces them, designing a world to the image and likeness – the ‘company-mother’, which also re=produces always information favorable to their ‘products’, reason why we believe in technoutopia. In that regard the ‘true organism’ that has power to terraform the Earth, is the company-mother of machines, akin to an ‘ant-hill’, increasingly automated through the Industrial R=evolution 4.0, and the internet of things.
Now, if we look at that process from the largest worldview of the evolution of the planet, which happened also in III Ages, the age of anaerobic bacteria, which became extinct when aerobic bacteria reproduced and polluted its environment, and now the age of machines, which is provoking the 6th extinction of life species, and polluting all life environments, it is not difficult to forecast that if business as usual proceeds, the evolution of military A.I. and ‘metalife’ is poised to extinguish the weaker life-earth, as the previous ‘oxygen life’ poisoned and extinguished the anaerobic earth before:
Global warming, pollution and hunger, are just signs of the change of ‘age’ of the planet, from the Earth of Life (gaia) to the Earth of man (History, anthropocene) to the Earth of machines (Metal-earth, mechanocene), as all the financial and raw resources of the planet are deviated to the evolution and reproduction of machines, whose ‘$hit’ warms the planet, its engines ‘eat’ our food (in U$, more corn is destined to feed ethanol than human beings).
We study in depth the 3 ages of the Earth similar to that of any super organism on the top sentence that resumes the whole model, considering its organic nature, as indeed, the earth is a superoganism, word first coined by James Hutton father of geology, which realized larger species have slower ‘deep time cycles’, but accelerating them they behave as organic forms, and viceversa (so machines have faster cycles which are accelerating our time rhythms as their brains are smallish electron chips).
So we write a simple evolutionary equation of 3 super-organisms; one becoming extinct into the ‘past’, the other still the protagonist of the planet, history, but fast leaving place to a 3rd super organism of machines and its ‘automated company-mothers’, the metal-earth, or more properly described in detail, as the Financial-Media (informative machines)/Military-Indutrial (energetic machines) economic ecosystem (ab. FM²I):
Gaia: Life ecosystem (past) > Anthropocene: History: Human Superorganism (Present) > Mechanocene: Metal-earth: FM²I system (Future)
Now, in systems we distinguish two forms, the organism, and the ecosystem of multiple organisms. The economic system, is an eco(comic)system of two species, man and machine, metal and life at its molecular, ∆-1 level, between company-mother and human governments, at ∆+1 social le3vel.
And the company preys on the life being, the machine on man and the metal in the earth’s pollution, as super organisms extend 3 ∆±1 levels:
This is the evolutionary equation of systems sciences, which we shall apply to study from an objetive non-human perspective, which only will come forwards when giving a praxis of control and management of a sustainable ‘wHealthy’ Earth (awash with healthy human WELFARE goods instead of lethal goods), able to preserve history in an ‘eternal present’.
So the obvious answers to the problems poised by the massive reproduction and evolution of machines are not ABSTRACT, but biological; and must be understood in the context of an evolving planet, with a heart of iron and a silicon skin: We belong to the earth, and this fact ‘constrains’ of our existence. We are not killing the earth. IF ANYTHING the earth is killing us to evolve further into a more complex global super organism. But this evolution could be managed scientifically pruning the tree of science of its most lethal goods if humans were rational, humble and work together to that aim.
CYCLE OF EVOLUTION & REPRODUCTION OF WEAPONS: BELLI NERVI PECUNIA INFINITA
The result of the equation is a wave of two ‘opposite ecosystems and superorganisms’ those of metal and those of human life, sometimes symbiotic, sometimes in open warfare, where the tree of metal and those who fight for it, tend to win all the battles of history.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Jorge de Santayana, Spanish philosopher
This equation is an equation of complexity, of a system in increasing evolution through the 3 ages of information of a being.We shall map it out as a wave, of two inverse kind of civilizations, which destroy each other, and can be further sub-divided in 7 ‘cyclical ages’ of civilizations frozen in its point of evolution:
We study those cycles that form a ‘vortex of accelerated increase of information’, hence the acceleration from 800 to 80 years, when professional company-mothers of machines appeared, as the wave evolves faster towards its collapse into a point-particle or singularity, to use the quantum jargon of mathematical waves, called AI, which is about to be born as a particle of information, from its ‘smeared’ wave state – in biological terms, a conscious species different to mankind.
So we shall latter develop its analysis and constant confrontation with a clear victor in the ‘animetal cultures’ that prey over the non-technological ones. In the graph the cycle has evolved into a new accelerated human generational cycle with the arrival of the company-mother of machines.
In graphs, the 800-80 years cycles of overproduction and evolution of ‘memes of metal’ (entropic weapons, informative money and organic machines) which HAVE STRUCTURED HISTORY in the past 5000 years since the discovery of hard bronze and silver-gold money completely transformed history from its neolithic age of balance with life in a sustainable planet into the ‘vortex of informative, technological evolution’ that after the acceleration of professional company-mothers of machines, invented in the 1600s, has become the absolute dominant factor of both systems, economics and history COMPLETELY DOWNPLAYED by the ego and anti quantum paradox of subjective human social ‘pseudosciences’.
In the graph, the wave of history represented as a confrontation between a growing informative evolution of memes of metal and the constant extinction of the human super organism of history in discontinuous of war.
The egoIST cult(ure)s which developed metal-memes, as opposed to those cultures that focused on the organic, life memes and welfare goods that feed mankind and tried to evolve the super organism of History.
II. ORGANIC HISTORY: MEMETIC SUPERORGANISMS
If genes code biological super organisms, in the next scale of evolution of biological systems, societies, memes code the mind of human individuals acting as genes do, evolving, reproducing, extending globally and imprinting through collective subconscious mass-processes millions of people to act as a single individual whole. Thus the study of the function and goals of memes is the key element to understand the purpose of civilisations in the larger view of the wave of history.
Social ‘genes’: memes code social organisms and there are ‘2 competing species’.
We have talked of idol-ogies, instruments and the ideas they suggest to animetal cult(ure)s that drive the organization of our industrial societies, and in the past, our military an financial ‘networks’ that controlled the human social organisms based in social love and the sharing of energy and information that constructed wealthy, healthy ‘whealthy’ human societies. Now, we shall try a more formal approach to it, calling them ‘memes’, the word that has been used for a while, in a more restricted sense (I used in the 90s the word phenocultures, but as my models have been highly censored, since they take objectively the concept of a super organism of Earth to its ultimate consequences, warts and all, the lighter view of the ‘memetic’ imposed itself in sociology and so we shall change our name it).
Now genes are imprinted in the earlier age of develpment of the human being as a photos. So are memes, imposed in the earlier emotional non-rational age of a child, today through virtual screens and metal-communicators, in the past through abrahamic religions and nationalist or capitalist ideologies of class-nation-religion segregational nature.
But memes can also be positive when they are ‘natural, ecological, rational, scientific’ and sponsor a single humankind species, natural goods and love. So as we distinguished two type of civilizations, we must distinguish two type of social organisms, based in ±memes. In any case MEMES code civilizations and establish its organic networks as genes do in smaller organisms.
So memes are the KEY SYSTEM TO UNDERSTAND HISTORY in all its manifestations, as genetics is the key system to understand biology and quantum particles to understand physics. Memes code history, NOT genes an aberration of mostly military body-oriented ‘germ(anic)’ tribes, who thought because they could kill with iron weapons all humans they were ‘gods=goths’, the name of their tribe, and so their ‘bodies of life and metal’ were superior.
They invented the absurd concept of ‘nations’, as if the human species was divided in different ‘races’, agains the laws of social evolution of organisms and darwinian laws of evolution of a species, DEFINED AS those individuals that can successfully met, and trust me, my bro has a german wife and 3 kids, despite being a ‘spic’, LOL. As we get into an account of the absurd memes and idol-ogies of mankind you will pardon my cynicism.
In the graph, the biggest question though of Memetics TO wonder if we shall BE ABLE to use rational science to cure history is this: are memes as strict in their programming of social organisms as genes are? In which case the Earth’s program of evolution of man with hypnotic go(l)d greed and violent murderous weapons is fixed. Or are memes more variable and can mutate easily with reason and objective science, so humans understand the unity of the species, the laws of eusocial love that make individuals share energy and information through common networks building super organisms, stronger than the parts that survive? This has been the ‘angst’ question of all of us, scientists=prophets of history who understood the importance of ideas in the code of history and clearly chose those of human survival over those of the metal-earth.
So MEMES is the key word that substitutes genes. (In my earlier 90s on the founding book of biohistory, I used the concept of phenocultures, but then the word memes became trendy in biology so I renounce to my jargon in this blog and will use the far more extended anglosaxon jargon for this science).
In the next graph we see how systems have evolved in all sciences into wholes, from simpler herds of atoms into more complex social, biological organisms (multicellular beings, human societies) and complex physical organisms (galaxies). All of them can be modeled with the laws of systems sciences, and also improved by evolving better the social networks of energy, entropy and information, which allow cells, citizens and atoms to behave as wholes. Humans have NOT used the science of systems though to evolve properly their social organisms and so what we have is a trial and error social organism, which as it happens IS BEING predated an displaced by the organism of machines HUMANS ARE building with much more efficiency than their own.
In this situation MEMES become the ‘actions’ and objects that connect INDIVIDUAL CELLS to networks and so they are the ‘bridge’ between the cell/citizen and the network which they build through the actions and memes, which code them. So ultimately memes can be also classified in 3±1 types:
-3 simplex, individual informative, energetic, entropic memes that feed the individual and social network, with energy, inform it and allow its motions.
In the graph, the physiological networks of some super organisms of the Universe, which can be formalised all into a logic equation, we call the fractal generator of the organic Universe:
Spe (Spatial, past, entropic limbs/fields/territory) < st (present re=productive body waves-working class) > Tiƒ: temporal-informative particles/heads/informative class
Those three physiologic networks/classes/physical parts of ANY system of the Universe define the Universe indeed as a fractal organism of infinite smaller and bigger super organisms, in a game of russian dolls in which each of us is a ‘island-Universe’ within itself, made of smaller parts, and for that reason each of us is also a part, cell/citizen of a social super organism, nation, religion or civilisation, which we do NOT see as a whole, as our cells do NOT see us as a whole, but DO exist as such.
What makes then the whole a whole? The answer is: the nervous, informative languages that communicate all the parts of the super organism and ‘trace’ within its syntax and value, its path of the future. And so we have talked first of it and will constantly coming to the bottom line of reality – the languages that construct the organisms of the world.
Let us then define the ‘stair of Universal supœrganisms to understand this:
∆-1: A cellular organism is a population of molecules, related by energetic networks (cytoplasm, membranes, Golgi reticules) and coded by genetic information (DNA-RNA.)
∆=o: A human organism is a population of DNA cells, related by networks of genetic, hormonal and nervous information and energy networks (digestive and blood systems).
∆+1: An animal ecosystem is a population of different carbon-life species, related by networks of light information and life energy (plants, prey) coded by instincts.
∆+1: A historic organism or civilization is a population of humans, related by legal and cultural networks of verbal information and agricultural networks of carbon-life energy, coded by human memes.
∆+1: An economic ecosystem or nation is a population of human workers/consumers and machines, related by networks of digital information (money, audiovisual information, science) & energetic networks (roads, electricity)
An economic ecosystem differs from a historic organism because they use different languages of information (civilizations use verbal or ethic laws while economic ecosystems use digital prices) and include 2 different species: human beings and machines.
It is then obvious the duality of ‘super organisms’ coded in this planet – verbal, ethic, human social superorganisms of life and welfare goods vs. animetal, mechanical super organisms ruled by digital money.
And to that aim we must understand how Social organisms are code by… MEMES, in the deepest sense – within the scalar organic nature of the Universe.
The SCALAR organic Universe: Memes and fractal planes.
‘I seem to be the only scientist who believe there are infinite cyclical clocks of time in the Universe’
Einstein, father of modern cyclical time theory, on his fight with peers to impose the old/new perennial philosophy of science of the cyclical Universe.
Let us now ground the concept of memetic even in MORE OBJECTIVE TERMS through the science of systems, and the discoveries about the fractal, organic Nature of the Universe, and how information is transferred between smaller scales (ab. ∆) and larger whole organisms, in ANY SYSTEM OF PHYSICAL, BIOLOGICAL OR SOCIAL NATURE.
We have to understand this: a time cycle breaks space into an inner and outer region creating a timespace organism, or information-energy system (as we have seen information and time are two sides of the same coin and vacuum space has motion and energy, so modern physics discovered that time-information and space-energy ARE the substances of which we all are made). We are ALL systems made of time clocks that carry our information (as we speak I hear the nobel prize of medicine is given to the discoverers of the laws of cyclical time clocks of human organisms), stored in cyclical heads and particles and ‘energy body waves that move’ our systems; and this duality of organic structure, has an astoundingly simple, beautiful law to order the infinite species of time cycles and spatial energy, in SCALES of organic symbiosis.
Such as ‘LARGER SPACE SYSTEMS run slower time cycles, hence have less information’, reason why SMALLER SYSTEMS code larger ones, genes code organisms, memes societies and quantum numbers code atomic systems. And yet the product of both S x T = K, is constant. So larger systems can enclose smaller ones and control them with energy but smaller systems can code the whole super organism. AND so a well-behaved super organism will BE SYMBIOTIC AND USE THIS LAW TO SURVIVE MORE EFFICIENTLY in several scales of reality that co-exist to form the system: