“True Sciences predict the future of its species, according to Past Cycles, controlling them, to improve human life.’
In the graph, the Industrial Evolution follows a 72 ±7 years generational cycle of evolution and overproduction of energies and machines, the famous ‘Kondratieff’ cycle1,2 in which a nation discovers a new form of energy (white) applied then to the creation of new forms of money, the informative software of the economy, and new machines/weapons (red), its hardware, used by the dominant nation of each cycle to conquer the world.
The Origin of the cycle is biological (the life-span of a human being divided in 3 ‘generations’ of grand-parents, sons and grand-sons that carry the discovery and evolution of each duplet of new energies and machines to its completion). But the purpose of the cycle is ‘memetic’ – the evolution of selfish memes of metal’, weapons, money and machines, which is the purpose of our ‘technological’ civilization.
This crisis is the transitional crisis between the final age of chips, when its overproduction causes and excess of e-money (financial crisis) and chip workers (white collar pcs and blue collar robots) that throw workers out of jobs, and the beginning of the age of robotics, now in its military phase, cause of the parallel multiplication of military conflicts fought with drones.
This Blog based in my pioneer books on eco(nomic)systems that forecasted the crisis 20 years in advance, in the milieu of systems sciences and theory of information, will study the entire process of evolution of ‘memes of metal’, connecting the Kondratieff cycles of evolution of machines with the long cycles of classic history and biological evolution that preceded them, on the planet Earth, fusioning for the first time in social sciences all the different elements and disciplines of the human experience, from biology to art, from history to economics. You are FREE to distribute and copy those posts with its wealth of new discoveries in all social sciences
In the graph, we have plotted all those cycles, departing from its initial point, the discovery of a new form of mechanical energy, steam machines:
—Thus, we had a peaceful, ‘consumer’ age of steam machines, the age of England, between 1780s and 1857, followed by a crisis of overproduction of steam machines and stock-money that brought the 1857±7 years crashes of the train-based economy, due to the saturation of consumption markets that reduced profits, and a massive wave of unemployment, as the biggest job markets of the time – transportation and textiles – were sharply reduced by the competition of steam factories and trains, which absorbed all the credit of the economy, reducing investment in agriculture and welfare goods (Irish Famine, Indian ruin by British Cloths etc).
Then the crisis was solved with the Colonial age of yellow press, racist wars and the British and French Empires that ‘exported’ the surplus of human labor to the 3rd World.
—From 1857 to 1929, we lived the peaceful, ‘consumer’ age of electro-chemical energies, machines and chemistry, discovered by Germany, followed by the 1929 crash of overproduction of cars and radios, exactly 72 years after the 1857 crash, due to the saturation of markets that reduced profits and a wave of unemployment caused by mobile assembly lines that reduced to 1/2 the work force of factories and their consuming power.
And again the crisis was solved first in Germany and Japan, then in the rest of the world, with hate-radio speeches and switching overproduction to armored cars and planes= tanks and bombers, that brought II W.W. in which a surplus of 66 million workers were consumed with enormous profits for the corporations.
—It came then from 1929-2001, the US age, the cycle of peaceful, ‘consumer’ electronic machines, e-money and audiovisual media, ended 72+7 years after 1929 with the overproduction crashes of chips and e-money in 2001-08 (dotcoms, cdos), which saturated consumption markets, reducing profits and displacing hundreds of millions of workers worldwide, substituted by white collar pcs and blue collar robots.
And again the crisis is being solved NOT for the benefit of the 99% of mankind, as a serious science of economics would do, but under ideologies of financial power (classic economics) for the 1% of corporative owners, with an age of hate TV (Islamophobia, immigrant bashing), Digital weapons (military robots & internet big brother) and e-money derivatives that have increased enormously the profits of electronic, financial and industrial corporations 100 folding the invention of e-money – a digital language of information easily reproduced in electronic screens.
The financial side of it. Printing money for the 0’%
It is the interaction of the money-printing cycle and the weapon-machine cycle what evolves the Financial/media-industrial/military system of the world, its wars and machines of information and energy, and maintains the astounding cruelty and complete lack of freedom of capitalism in its relentless advance towards a non-human world, through those cycles, explained ad nauseam in this blog:
The biological, human-caused periodicity of the cycles.
All those phases of the Industrial Evolution of machines have had in fact 3 ‘organic ages’: the young age of ‘discovery of a new energy, soon applied to simple ‘bombs’ and the powering of the machines of the eco(nomic)system, ushering societies into a happy age of consumption machines.
Yet according to biological laws the cycles end when the evolution and reproduction of mechanisms reaches its zenith, in a massive global crisis of overproduction of those machines, converted into the most perfect mechanical species, the weapon, which in a global war phase murders millions of life beings.
And this 3 ‘mechanical ages’ proper of the morphological evolution of those machines by imitating the human functions=organs and improving upon them, are paralleled in the human sphere by 3 ‘generational ages’ of societies adapted in memes and actions to those machines-weapons.
In the graph, the British steam age of huge ‘bodies of metal, steamers and iron horses’, German age of electro-mechanical engines discovered by Otto and Siemens, applied to cars, tanks and bombers and the electronic American cycle now in its 3rd military phase:
In the graph, we combine both symbiotic cycles, the human and metal-ones.
The periodicity of those cycles can be easily tabulated with quantitative methods; as it corresponds to the 72-80 years ‘standard’ biological, generational cycle of life and death of human beings, the discoverers or inventors of those machines.
Kondratieff, the Russian Scholar (in the background of the graph), killed by Stalin, who found those cycles however studied a shorter 50 period, as Russia was an undeveloped country where the train came latter in the cycle. So the cycle was shorter and Schumpeter, the Austrian economists that explain them, did not correct it.
In our section of general systems sciences we consider the biological basis of those phases of life. And study how the ‘new product cycles’ of electronic machines influence our present generations (We Generation, X-generation, Y-why? and Zero generations of mankind) as they atrophy and substitute human minds, creating the present world of children of thought, living a childish neoteny state, hypnotized by audiovisual machines that form the ‘matrix’ of delusional, virtual thought they care for (internet generation).
The Graph shows those 4 national Generations who build metal-bodies, engines & metal minds assembled in robots:
– British generations, who used physical, steam energy to power metal bodies, trains & steamers & print stock-money, ended after the 1857-73 crashes in an age of racist yellow press & colonial wars.
– German generations of electro-chemical engines, hearts of metal that printed electric money, the software (ticker speculation) and powered cars and planes, the hardware, ended in Nazism
– American age in which electronic systems printed e-money, the software and evolved ‘Minds of metal’; mobile-ears, cameras-eyes and chips brains now in its decadent ‘Weimar Republic’, when bankers keep printing money for themselves, militarism is on the rage and all ethic and social standards have plummeted as ‘monetary and military values’, the values of greed and violence provoked in man by the hypnotism of money and the use of weapons, reach its ‘overproduction zenith’.
– This zenith is the inaugural time for an new brave world, an age of robots & singularity weapons when all those parts are put together into organic machines, completing the industrial evolution of metal. It’s the last cycle that must be aborted for life to survive, designing instead an eco(nomic)system that switches production to welfare goods.
So as the new white collar Pcs and blue collar robots expel human workers and soldiers from labor and war fields increasing the ‘productivity’ of machines and the profits of corporations, we enter in a new ’30s’, neofascist age with the difference that unlike the previous ages, when the socialist school (Marx, Kondratieff) clarified perfectly the nature of overproduction crises, and the 30s when the Keynesian school explained it and gave solutions, as today the ’3rd age of scientific economics’, systems sciences that describe the eco(nomic)system and forecasted this crisis and its solutions long ago, is totally ignored.
Instead economists multiply their ‘thin air speeches’, damned lies and statistics hiding the true causes of the crisis of unemployment (blue collar robots and white collar pcs) and the existential crisis this process will bring to mankind.
Thus we shall introduce from the complex model all the phases of the American Electronic Age and then focus on the present final crash of the wave.
THE AMERICAN AGE – THE ELECTRONIC CYCLE.
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.
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.
And so we shall finish this introduction to the crisis considering the atrophy and degradation of mankind as a species caused by the effect of the machines and corporations that substitute us and our institutions terraforming the world to their image and likeness.
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.
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. 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.
5. 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.
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.
6. 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.
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 of Productivity. 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.
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…
A fundamental theme of this blog (left column) will be the study of those cycles, its overproduction crises, and the causal comparison of its main nodes, as we have done in the milieu of systems sciences, forecasting the present crisis of overproduction of chips, 20 years in advance3 with an accuracy and detail still unknown to my knowledge in books written today that go no further than the anecdote of the mortgage crisis. Forecasting is indeed the key element of a scientific true model, as all sciences predict the future observing the patterns of past cycles.So the solution to the crisis is obvious but IT MUST COME from a cultural UNDERSTANDING of what is best for man – to overproduce life goods and control the evolution of metal-goods: