Humans consume=test machines and re=produce them, increasing their energetic and informative capacities, but in the process they also atrophy their energetic and informative organs; and as those machines evolve, overcoming our capacities, humans are substituted by them. The final stage of that process is the obsolescence of human workers and soldiers to the organic machines and weapons of the Age of the singularity. Yet this fact is hidden by the myths science and the ‘animetal culture’ has built to justify the creation of machines without limits, the ‘technological myths, we considered when talking about the ‘newspeak’ of our culture.
The main problem about the world we live in is its complexity. In the past, people understood the nature of history and economics with far more simplicity. History was about mankind and it was understood, we humans were all equal and evolved through social love into harmonic societies. The arrow of Eusocial evolution turned out to be the arrow that dominates the Universe and what complexity does is to study how millions or billions of individuals of the same species emerge as a single whole, a superorganism.
economics was also understood. It was about money and somehow it was different from History, because in History we bonded together with ethic wor(l)ds, laws and religious ideals, using our natural language in which the syntax man (subject) <verb (action) < object (energy) always put man at the center of the Universe. In history we were the measure of all things.
In Economics however, money which was a piece of informative metal, gold or silver or recently when the gold standard disappeared, e-money, bits of information in a computer mind, could be exchanged in equal conditions with men and objects. So this language and its values, man=object=price, were somehow diminishing of our place in the Universe. As an object we could be bought for a price, money, first as slaves, then as part time slaves with a salary. And so as the language of money substituted the language of words and occupied most of the actions in this planet, the world switched from one ecosystem dominated by history into an ecosystem dominated by economics.
This is what people seem to forget. That during most of its awaken time they follow economical orders, not historical (political, religious, social) orders and so they do not live in a democracy, an accessory system, which hardly rules our lives except in the free time we do not spend working and with our family (in which case we are ruled by biological mandates proper of all living beings). We live in a complex system ruled by money and the nature of that complex system is what this web unveils with the laws of… complexity.
Indeed, any ecosystem is ruled by a language of information whose syntax defines the actions performed under its orders. When we follow the orders of money we follow the previous syntax, man=price=object.
What this means is that we compete constantly in equal conditions with objects in fields of work (industrial system) and in fields of war (military system) as soldiers killed by weapons and workers subject to a self-similar monetary equation, productivity = capital/labor. When capital=machines are better than us, we labor are displaced because there are not ethical, verbal values that tell us we are superior to machines due to thsoe ethical values and we cannot be fired. When we are killed by a weapon, we are not told this is wrong, but simply a machine has efficiently consumed us.
However one of the fundamental tenants of complexity, is that the system is far more complex than its parts. By this, we mean that the parts obey the ‘language of information’ – the cells its nervous orders, the human its monetary orders – without ever realizin of what the whole is, what all the parts are constructing. The parts have a role but they ignore the whole. The cells do not know they are part of the organism of life which has its own goals and purpose; and humans ignore all about the complex system they are creating with money, weapons and machines they reproduce in labor fields and consume in war fields.
And that is why we need complexity as a science, because all those systems are self-similar and we can therefore explain what the ‘market’ where we live and labor most of our awakening time is constructing with money, weapons and machines: a super-organism; the most complex, powerful and efficient superorganism ever created on planet Earth, the financial->military->industrial complex, in which money (The financial system), under the laws derived of its syntactic capacity to value all what exists in this planet, construct according to those values a military-industrial complex, in which humans have 2 purposes: to work=reproduce the machines of that complex, and to consume=vitalize and evolve those machines. We are evolving a superorganism of machines, the economic ecosystem, in which we are equal in value to a machine of work or war with whom we are compared with a price.
So one of the fundamental facts of our daily life hardly analyzed by sociologists is what that constant interaction between man and machines does to us and the planert both species live in.
Machines are organic systems that imitate and substitute a human organ of energy or information, enhancing it. We consume machines, when we control and use those organs. And that is good. We become stronger and faster, using those machines. So a man controlling a running car moves faster and a man controlling a crane lifts heavier weights. How should we call in biological terms, a worker or a consumer, a man who reproduces and vitalizes those organs of energy and information made of metal? Look at a man when he attaches himself to machines: A rider in a bike; a soldier in armor; a scientist behind a metal-eye (telescope). He is half man, an animal species, half metal.
Thus, an animetal describes what a consumer or a worker is in biological terms.
If the advantages of consumption are obvious, the negative effects of consumption are more subtle: when machines substitute and perform the tasks of a human organ, we atrophy that organ or the machine that performs that organic function eliminates the equivalent workers from the productive system. So a good machine-crane substitutes a crew of strong men; a good software program substitutes a human secretary; a camera substitutes a doorman. That process creates a negative competence, as men get out of jobs and their life becomes meaningless when machines take their place.
Thus, machines interact with human beings in 2 basic ways: competing with us when they perform the same jobs we do, either as weapons or as tool-workers; and becoming symbiotic to us, when we consume them, either as ‘bodies of metal’ or as ‘heads of metal’. The tricky point is that those 2 functions of machines are opposite. The consumption of machines is positive. It improves our life. The competence with machines is negative. It makes our life more difficult: when we compete with those machines, the relationship is negative and it is ruled by the laws of Darwinian behavior.
A fight between species is established and the species that has better capacity to process energy or information wins the battle. It turns out that in most cases it is the machine. So workers are fired because a machine of energy or information works better. Soldiers are killed, because a machine of energy, a top predator machine, kills faster.
On the other hand, when we work in symbiosis with machines, the relationship is at first glance positive. It is similar to other symbiotic relationships in Nature: We enhance our capacities to become informed or to displace energy. We use bodies of metal to become stronger and minds of metal to become smarter. That seems good to us. So we love to consume. However, there is a negative side effect of which we are hardly aware: because we are not permanently attached to machines as organs of energy or information, machines are not us. So when we consume them, we atrophy our organs and substitute them by machines.
If we analyze the laws of symbiosis a fact become obvious: when a new organ takes over the job that a previous organ does, the old organ or species becomes atrophied, since the species no longer uses the old organ. It is the negative side effect of consumption. As we use machines, we ‘devolve’ our equivalent organs and capacities to perform physical and mental tasks that now machines develop for us. Your duty as a consumer is simple: you have to test different products and choose the ones that best substitute a human organic function. Then you will tell this to the company, by buying and consuming its products. In this manner, you atrophy your organic function, which evolves now as a metallic form. On the other hand, the consumption of labor/life enhancing Human Goods, which support our natural drives, is beneficial to the human economy and evolves us. Food, housing, education, arts, love, family time, textiles and other basic goods, improve the life of men and evolve our real senses. It is what we call human consumption, as opposed to machine consumption, which substitutes our drives for machine-drives (cars that run for us, chip-minds that think for us, televisions that see for our eyes, etc.).
The difference is clear: Machine-consumption atrophies our informative and energetic capacity, even if we think we are stronger and more intelligent, because we confuse the results of the machine with our real accomplishments. Human goods increase the use of our sensory organs, precisely because they require a stronger effort on our part. To have more channels to watch ontelevision is not human consumption. It is a form of slavery to the virtual reality of a Metal-mind that substitutes our verbal minds with the subtle pro-company messages televisions deliver and atrophies our brains, passive receptacles of those images. There are studies that show TVs produce the same effect that lethargic drugs. To have more roads and cars is not human consumption. It is a form of slavery to cars – since it obliges men to spend hours testing and acting as ‘brains’ of the car (metal-body) and it atrophies our legs.
The biological program by which man becomes dependent on those metal-species is their higher energy or information when they substitute a human function or organ. So we think we are cars and move as faster as they do and we think we have so much information and calculating power as computers do. Thus our biological ‘drives’ drive our desire to consume. The outcome of that mirage is the atrophy and extinction of those organs, when we are not attached to the machine. We are fat boys that can’t run because they don’t use our legs. Physicists churn computer models of increasing signification but can’t even understand what times mean; etc. Plainly speaking, metal-minds are lethal to our brains and should not be reproduced or evolved to let them poison our brain, as we do not leave around children poisons for them to die.
Yet paradoxically the more stupid human beings become, the more intelligent they think they are, by considering that the feats of machines are their feats and the more hooked they become tothose machines. So they no longer can live without them, as they would see themselves as they really are, more stupid and weaker than a normal human being. For example, physicists use more and more computer power, build ever more powerful weapons; and yet they have forgotten even the simplest truths about the nature of time and have yet to make an important breakthrough in the understanding of the Universe since Einstein died. But their arrogance today reaches limits unheard of, as they prepare to replicate the big-bang and blow the Earth with super-powerful cosmic weapons.
Because organisms are complementary forms that require a head and a body to perform, classic machines need a human, complementary form, to ‘exist’ as vital systems. In that sense, energetic machines are always in need of a human brain (so we guide energetic machines, cars and weapons with our brains); while informative machines need a human body to in-put in-form-ation (so we absorb information from televisions and move computers around with our bodies). Thus, a mechanism is a simplification of an organism and as such is useful to human beings, when they enhance our head and body. Yet 2 kinds of machines do not enhance our skills: mental machines, televisions that ‘manufacture’ the ideas of our brains and make us passive receptors of information and robots that no longer need a human ‘brain or a human body’ to operate.
So, why we commit suicide making those machines? Because we are programmed by our drives to wish more energy, more information, more machines. Humans have the Freedom to deny their desires, controlling their emotional will. It is the Freedom preached by religions of love: to be able to renounce to those drives, when they collide with the supreme mandate of social evolution: ‘love other human beings and share your energy and information with them’. Very few people follow the advice of Buddha and reach Freedom by limiting their will, their desires. Thus, the biological program leads us to evolve machines. Against such real Freedom that would allow man to control the evolution of lethal machines, the economic ecosystem preaches slavery: we MUST not control our biological drives but foster them, consuming any kind of energy and information machines provide. So the fight between capitalism & mechanism, the modern versions of the old Animetal cultures Vs Socialism and Organicism, the modern version of religions of love has been won by capitalism & mechanism and men have become slaves of machines, their model for the Universe and themselves, abandoning their own organic Nature and evolution. And yet, even if modern humans no longer understand their ‘organic program’ fact is humans are living systems constantly chasing for more energy and information. So they are programmed by their organic nature, as all systems of the Universe, to manipulate energy and information. It doesn’t matter if the actions species perform in that search are mechanical (set up by an external designer, as in machines), vegetative, instinctive (set up internally as a genetic program, from the moment of conception, as in animals) or conscious (varying with self-reflection, or following a memetic, cultural program, as in humans). For that reason, to resist ‘consumption’ is difficult; as consumers get hooked to machines that ad them energy and information; and keep evolving them. But we do not evolve. On the contrary we become atrophied, as both, the hardware and software of machines substitute our own hardware, performing mental tasks for us and our software – verbal thought and social love. Instead metal-communicators manufacture our mind, creating ‘false information’: fiction, mechanist techno-utopias and Darwinian ideologies that deny social evolution. Humans today live a dream of ‘fun’ and ‘entertainment’, which has a purpose: to hypnotize them so they consider the goals of companies—the reproduction and sale of machines—their own goal.
– XXI Century: The age of the singularity.
But if an Animetal still uses his body attached to a machine of information, or his mind to guide a machine, in the 3rd age of evolution of machines, the XXI century, the age of Organic Machines, the Age of the singularity, man becomes totally obsolete, replaced by robots, bodies and minds of machines put together that no longer need human beings.
Today in the last age of the Machine, the Age of the singularity, metal evolves into organic forms that compete with full humans in work and war fields.
Thus, history enters its age of death, as machines extinguish life and weapons extinguish non- technological cultures at a rhythm never witnessed since the extinction of Dinosaurs. Death of Natural and historic organisms occurs massively in the past 400 years, since machines of Science were discovered. Today there is not a single human society that is not infected by machines and weapons. The death of history is homologous to the short death processes of human bodies under a massive infection of germs (in History, weapons): 400 years, in the relative longer life of the human ‘macro-organism’ that has lasted ±1.000.000 years, is a short period of life, equivalent in relative terms to a few hours on the life of a human being. In both organisms, man and history, death happens at the end of an informative age that warps and exhausts the energy of the body, in history the Natural Goods of Gaia, humans need to survive. The present passion of Mankind for lethal technologies, weapons and computers that make us obsolete as top predator informative minds of this planet is as bizarre as a human being who wanted to become old and die as soon as possible. Plainly speaking, we are committing suicide by evolving technological information and energy, robots and cosmic bombs, beyond the limits of energy and information this planet can sustain. As death is an overdrive of energy (accidental death) or information (3rd age) that kills the balances of life.
Yet the subconscious collective cannot accept death easily. And so mankind returns to its mental, childish, dramatic origins, as an old man behaves like a child. Both are in perpetual denial of their future. It is the Neo-Palaeolithic, the end of our life cycle as a species: if an old man returns to childish attitudes, now mankind returns to a dramatic, visual infancy, with negative traits. Since now visual information evolves no longer the human mind, as it happened in the Palaeolithic, but the mind of a new brain species made of metal, the brain of the machine, made with chipsand visual cameras. Yet the superior capacity to process information and the higher quality of the visual eyes of machines has hypnotized mankind, which spends unending hours in front of those screens, forgetting his biological, human language, verbal thought that becomes erased and substituted by digital languages and computer models of reality. We can see the culmination of a process that started with the substitution of our understanding of biological time by the abstraction of clock-time. Today those clocks have evolved into computers, which are made of multiple clock-cycles, while abstract knowledge has eliminated all ‘ethical’ considerations about the collateral effects of machines. Since the survival, ethic truths of mankind, expressed in words, have become irrelevant. Today, once the social evolution of mankind has been halted, each individual human being only ‘thinks’ in his own agenda as an ‘homo bacteria’, regardless of the collective harm he might cause to the entire species, since our ‘comprehension’ of social love, the arrow that creates the super-organism of history, is lost. So physicists evolve their bombs and experiment with black holes and strange matter at CERN, pursuing the energetic singularity; while biologists replicate the first forms of metal-bacteria, today researched in Universities all over the world (reproductive singularity); and robotists search for Artificial intelligence (informative singularity), all of them trying to make money and get their scholar prizes , despite knowing they are risking the planet. Since for a devolved ego-driven, ‘homo bacteria’, the fate of the social organism of history is totally irrelevant, compared to the personal gain he believes he can obtain from those experiments.
The first of those ‘Organic machines’ that will appear on Earth, is the ‘Organic Bomb’, a black hole or pulsar that can eat the Earth. It is created at the end of this year by nuclear scientists, just because they can make a bigger, more powerful machine. It represents the first serious risk of human extinction, since the Paleolithic, the first crisis of death by an excess of information of the 3rd age of mankind.
Consumers and workers of machines.
If we were to use bio-logic equations to describe all this, we could express the events that take place in a company as an equation of transference of information and energy between humans and machines. This takes place through 2 symbiotic acts, work and consumption:
Work: Man >Price (wages) > Product.
Where > means a transfer of energy and information from man to machine. The worker, who re=produces machines, transfers his biological form, evolving an energetic or informative machine that imitates an organ of our body or head. Likewise, through acts of consumption, man selects the best machines for his future reproduction:
Consumption—> Quality Test —> Best product: profits—>re=production
Prices given to products are consumption orders that dissuade people to buy and use certain products. Those who are not consumed are extinct as bad products. So the act of consumption selects the best machines (purchasing them and giving profits to their companies for further reproduction.) Companies put a price to a product and people who buy it will test the product. If the product is good, they will consume it again or recommend it. Good products are demanded again. Bad products are destroyed. Companies can get also more consumption, manipulating prices: Lower prices create more demand, higher prices less demand. Thus, companies repeat the best products according to people tastes. Yet people’s tastes are obvious: People always vote-buy machines that increase their informative or energy perception. People like to perceive more energy and information. It is a kind of ‘Universal mandate’ that all species follow in biology: ‘Feed andperceive’. Hence people always vote-buy–consume them, the most evolved energy and informative machines, which allow people more perception, or more body-energy. The outcome is the evolution of informative and energetic machines; and the substitution of human organs by them.
Thus, the consumption-testing of products select the best species for further reproduction by companies that change and adapt our world to those machines, creating the Metal Earth. This is the purpose humans have in a Free Market ruled by Companies, which program us to become consumers and workers. The result is a life spent in testing=consuming or working= producing machines. Consumption time also limits our non-productive activities, mainly social activities. Thus, mankind has become a slave, working for companies that use 90% of our existence in cycles of consumption and reproduction of machines. Believers in market-controlled societies ‘ignore’ humans are controlled and servicing companies, both the time men spend working, controlled by salaries and the time they spend consuming, masterminded by the prices of things, which is almost all the time of their existence. The reproduction and consumption of machines multiplies the number of tasks related to the caring of machines that man is obliged to perform. The market only cares for and encourages humans that act as consumers and workers. The most evolved zones of the Metal-earth, where more machines exist, are also where humans spend less free time in social and life communication. Finally, when you get home you no longer read verbal, human information that fosters ethic behavior and social evolution, but you consume TV-information that fosters greed and violence—the use of money and weapons to solve your problems. And in between those fictions you see the advertising of more machines to consume. Yet since TVs have hypnotic power, as an image is worth one thousand words and TVs ‘information’ is given for free, you are passively indoctrinated to love consumption. So you are free only when you sleep…
It is thus obvious that the present culture of mankind has merely evolved our earlier state as a ‘cattle’ of Animetal people-castes, whose slavery is now disguised with our roles of work and consumption for company mothers. It has been a long process. First people‘s time was bought by companies as a slave. They didn’t have enough money to buy people part-time, but only wholesale and they couldn’t buy everybody in a society. Then paper-money arrived and there was so much of it, companies now could buy people’s life ‘cheap’, part-time, with salaries per hour, putting together the 2 main digital metal-species of information: money and clock-time. So unlike a slave, who had to be fed, housed and cared for, if he felt ill, now companies ‘saved’ time/money, as people had to spend in food and housing. It is the age of ‘white slaves’ in which we still live.
Before this era, the main activities of man were those described on the right side of the graph: reproduction, social evolution and gathering energy and information for our human bodies and minds. Today those natural, biological drives of man are all repressed. The slavery imposed on humans today is simple; most of our time belongs to company-mothers, as workers or consumers.mass-media rhetoric converts those duties into ‘freedom’ and survival in a world in which all is valued with money, means men have to be addicted to work. Yet the only real measure of freedom is free time. A species is only free when it has no duty beyond its own natural, biological drives of existence.
Top predators are like lions on the savanna, free, lazy species, dedicated to eat energy, look around (inform themselves with their eyes) and reproduce. This is the position hold today by the ‘stockrats’ of our societies, in the past the aristocrats, which produce for free the language of power of society, today money, in the past weapons that only aristocrats could carry. But they are a very tiny group of our society. 90% of mankind in the 1st world must work, cannot invent money and lives as a slave. Of course, if we lived in a real democracy, ‘stockrats’ wouldn’t have a monopoly on banking and speculate on e-money, creating it for free, taxing the prices of commodities, but the financial industry, which controls the language of power of our society would be owned by our elected governments, which could then give every human being a minimal salary to live as the top predators of this planet, as lions do in the savannah. Only that would be a ‘Free Market Democracy; but it requires a social or political r=evolution to take power away from them. Today the economic ecosystem makes us slaves of companies of machines, most ofour times. When we ‘work’ for companies, we are not free. We are slaves, used to reproduce and evolve other species. Free societies are only those in which the individual has a lot of free time and choices on how to spend it: Time to learn, reproduce and consume life/labor enhancing human goods; time to socialize with others. The most developed agricultural and religious societies fit this description.
They were societies with a natural balance with their environment and a lot of free time for life-enhancing activities. Some examples are the Pacific Islanders, the Native American Indians, the Mayans and the Christian and Buddhist cultures. Our current society does not meet these criteria. Genesis described why men were only free in Paradise. Afterwards, they became slaves of work and Cain, son of Adam, became a Smith… Metal had arrived to history. In Rome the cruelest punishment was not death but ‘ad metalla’, work on mines. Our programmed minds today make us belief a world of machines is a paradise. It is not. It is a mild hell. And when those machines become weapons, it is hell, war. Marketing calls ‘freedom of work and consumption’ our ‘duties’ of creation=work and testing=consumption of machines, which we are obliged to perform in order to obtain ‘little pieces of metal’, coins in the past, cycles of e-money in the present, without which we cannot longer survive in the economic ecosystem of the Metal-earth.
Yet, to avoid social unrest and revolutions, when humans are NOT working for those companies, reproducing and consuming those machines, which happens to be 90% of their real life-time, they are ‘free’ to pursuit their own desires and needs as human beings. Those limited freedoms that amount hardly for a 10% of our real life, are the ‘placebo rights’ that a Market Democracy gives to human beings.
In a real demand-based society however, humans would be free most of the time of their lives to pursuit their biological goals as living species. The creation of their own biological food and verbal information would be massive and evolve mankind into a life-enhancing, artistic world, a true paradise. Today those life/labor enhancing goods are always ‘scarce’, as humans are fed digital information and millions starve without biological energy, because money and energy for machines has no limit.
It is for that reason that the financial economy must be nationalized and the invention of money must be given to a global government and its nations in an international currency, able to give every human citizen a minimal salary to foster demand-based life/labor enhancing human goods. That kind of society would be a scientifically managed economy, not our present world of ‘people-castes’, inventing myths to keep their monopoly of creation of money for themselves and misusing that money to invest only in the most lethal goods of society, just because machines require less labor, have higher prices and hence give them more profits. Our world is an aberration, based in greed and organized in social castes that the control of information and corrupted politicians hide.
Only, a real science of economics could prune the lethal fruits of the tree of science and control the evolution of lethal machines; exactly the opposite of what our ‘Free Market’ does, preaching slavery to work, saying that we MUST not control the evolution of machines but foster them, making us consume any kind of energy and information machines provide. It is about time for mankind to understand Economics is not a science but a primitive religion of power that caters to machines not to human beings.
The Myths of Property: lethal goods.
We support the rights of companies to reproduce any lethal good with the concept of sacred property. In that regard, we must understand the concept of property from the biological perspective of what is good for mankind. Machines are property and property is sacred, because we love property. Since all species need a biological territory or vital space, where they can find the information and energy they need to improve their human life. So property of human life/labor enhancing goods is indeed sacred. Yet there are two kinds of property, human goods, sacred property that helps man to evolve and develop our natural biological arrows; and lethal goods, which kill, compete and destroy humans. This second kind of property should be repressed, because it does not help mankind to improve his life. It is not ‘wealth’, neither healthy. To consider all machines good property is an ideology we might call ‘scientific racism’, since it considers the evolution and reproduction of metal and its digital languages more important than the evolution and welfare of mankind. Such ideology is really old. It started with military men. Germans made altars to swords. Weapons became wealth . . . The most expensive items of societies were metal rings and weapons, which decorated all corpses and tombs after the Neolithic . . . The problem is that property laws do not differentiate between good tools and bad machines. All is property. Such a state of laws denies in the case of weapons the basic human right to life. For example, in Spain all dogs are treated equally. In England dangerous dogs need to wear a muzzle before going out in public. Recently a dangerous dog killed a baby in Spain. Parents found that the owner had no responsibility for this tragedy since it was performed by property. This goes on worldwide with any lethal property. We do not differentiate life-enhancing human goods (property that helps us to develop a sustainable economy) from the bad goods of the tree of science that destroy our bodies and minds (weapons and metal-minds). Without that differentiation between human goods and metal goods, property rights protects lethal machines and will protect robots with higher rights than citizens. Such property keeps evolving and exterminating workers in times of peace and all humans in times of war. On a global scale the facts are clear: Weapons kill men in war and robots extinguish labor in industry. They should be forbidden. The rights of property are natural to all beings that need a vital space. Property of human goods should be sacred. These include even luxury goods, from yachts to expensive homes. Yet the rights to extinct enemy species, lethal property, should also apply in human societies, as we consider criminal to multiply Aids virus. So should happen with the lethal property of company-mothers. This does not happen in our societies, because we live in a ‘free ecosystem of machines’, not a ‘free ecosystem of human beings’, where mother-companies, reproducers of machines have total power, not human families, reproducers of human beings. So the rights of money, of companies and their offspring of machines are absolute and when they collide against the rights of humans, our rights are denied. We might say that the will of company-mothers, the natural desire of all organisms to reproduce and grow in energy and information, is more protected in our society than the will ofhuman beings to have their desired energy, information and free time to enjoy reproduction and family values.
The myth of individualism.
Ultimately the denial of love and social evolution, proper of our ‘competitive’ societies, are driven by the need of consumption. The reason is simple. The ideal man for a company is a worker=reproducer of machines and consumer=buyer and user of those machines. And consumption is done in solitude, not in solidarity. As solidarity requires less consumption (less single cars and single i-pods) and it also gives social power to workers. Yet, the fundamental law of biological evolution is social evolution, love you species and help your species to survive. This law is, however, denied by ‘ideologies of machines’, which invented a false version of it, social Darwinism: Instead of solidarity, humans compete against each other. While companies organize themselves in ever more powerful structures, till creating the global market, a single social organism, controlled by a linguistic=financial brain, the global stock-market.
Thus, while company-mothers have evolved socially into huge organizations, human governments and individuals have devolved.
The social laws of love and evolution that foster the survival of species that help each other reached its height in the Neolithic, during the revival of religions of love. Today, they have given place to a brutal, neo-paleolithic of visual, violent, selfish people. So the main law of survival in the Universe, which makes eusocial ants Socialist China, the most abundant species of the life and human world, has been also deactivated. The very same concept of organicism, Socialism or solidarity, is today scorned by the preachers of individual selfish, bacteria-like behavior. Yet bacteria, individual cells, are the lowest step of evolution. We have devolved at an astonishing pace from a complex social species into a neo-paleolithic jungle of dog-eat-dog humans. The process is a long one, which can be traced to the beginning of Civilization, when the understanding of the Universe in terms of Life, was substituted by the worship of gold and weapons, as the Myths of the Genesis explain . . .
So we changed the paradigm from organicism, the belief that man is the measure of all things, to mechanism and its techno-ethics that oblige us to create any machine, if we can do it, even if it will kill all of us. Thus, ultimately the final myth of mechanism is techno-ethics, the engine of human society.
The myth of job creation.
The reproduction of human goods creates far more jobs than the reproduction of machines. This is hidden with the myth that technological jobs are somehow ‘real jobs . . .’ and jobs in human sectors, education, health-care, etc. are not ‘real jobs’, cause they don’t produce, I guess, ‘solid metal’ but preserves ‘light life’. Indeed, such mechanist myth was already expressed by Goring, when talking of the Economics of the Nazi party: ‘Hitler talked of real things, steel, planes…’ Today it is used to justify the reproduction of weapons . . . to keep jobs. Chip factories receive subventions to create jobs . . . E-trade is not taxed to create jobs . . . The fact is that technology either does not create as many jobs as it destroys (e-trade eliminates millions of mum and dad shops in the long term, since now the sellers are computers), or creates very few jobs at a high cost, since machines are the main workers in any factory that reproduces machines—in fact, chip factories are the most automated. On the other hand, human goods need human jobs. So they create, with minimal investments, many more jobs than companies of technology that use machines to reproduce machines, such as IBM, which spent recently 6 billion dollars in an automated factory of chips or Toyota which spent 10 billion $ to make cars in a factory, with less than 100 workers… With that money invested by small entrepreneurs to produce human goods, you could create tens of thousands of human jobs and a massive quantity of human goods, instead of chipsfor the brains of robots. This is the key reason of massive unemployment: Stock-Money is invested in sectors that do not create human jobs, neither human goods. Tourism, health care, education, agriculture, the arts, create at minimal cost many more jobs, but companies, which only seek the highest profits, won’t invest in those sectors; and the state that could promote them cannot invent money under Laws of Deficit zero
Machines substitute humanity as they evolve in two environments: in fields of war and as machine-tools, eliminating human workers. In the I and II cycle of the Industrial Evolution bodies and minds of machines substituted blue and white collar workers. In the III Cycle, robots will substitute most human labor, automating the re=production of machines by company-mothers. It is the III Cycle of unemployment, we live today. In the graph a car assembly line in the 1930s and today. Both, human energy and brain workers are replaced by robots and computers. As the IV cycle of the Industrial Evolution advances, chips’ software and robots will make most human workers obsolete.
Perhaps the biggest myth of our modern economic ecosystem and its networks of information in favor of machines is the ‘goodness’ of competence between humans. That myth is false. It does not follow the laws of social evolution. Competition between humans is anti-natural, because we belong all to the same species. Team work, social work done by helping each other, is more efficient. Social organisms dominate Nature. They have made ants and Chinese the most successful species of the animal and human world. Yet the myth, also called Social Darwinism, says that men become better when competing with each other at work and at war. The Myth of Competition hides the fact that men compete in both fields mainly against machines. And they do so with unfair advantage, since machines are made of metal atoms and so by the law of affinity, they are better at making other machines, the main job of Industrial Economies. Further on metal atoms show greater strength as energy systems and higher speed processing information than our atoms. This means humans are only better at tasks that require the use of both, bodies and brains (till robots evolve enough to substitute us) and in the production of life-enhancing human goods, which should be promoted to create labor. Machines are better in specialized tasks, because they are ‘deconstructed’ organs of energy and information, made with a better substance than our light atoms are.
So warriors are killed by better weapons, since war is a field specialized in energy. And Pcs are better with the right software than human beings, since office jobs are informative jobs, ran in the digital languages of computers. While in factories, by the law of affinity, machines are better at the repetitive tasks of re=production of other machines, so tool-machines win in thecompetence with blue collar workers. Finally, robots, which mix energetic bodies and information organs, are becoming also better than humans in complex tasks.
And so, in the age of the singularity, as we evolve robots and software suits, men are loosing their jobs. Since men are inferior to metal species when the form of metal is evolved properly for the specialized job it is required.
But all this is hidden by the myth of productivity. ‘productivity’ grows because of the increase of the number of machines used in factories, as workers with lesser skills than machines become extinct. Yet workers are told they ‘produce’ more, so they are happy, as they feel like ‘supermen’. And people are proud of their productive nation that makes millions of machines with a few workers, while they scramble for underpaid jobs, as clerks or cleaning ladies (now competing with I-robot romba). Thus, as machines displace labor, people compete for the dwindling supply of jobs that machines cannot yet perform. Competition between people increases because the demand for human labor diminishes. Now chips can also perform the higher intellectual tasks of man. Thus not only the average worker, but also managerial jobs are replaced. Even elite jobs, such as stock speculation are at risk. A.I., a stock-fund ran by computers is already one of the top competitors on Wall Street. While electronic money, a cycle of information performed by a computer, is re=produced for free in enormous quantities by complex software programs that buy and sell continuously stocks and commodities, increasing slightly the prize of those goods in each buy/sell cycle. Finally, most machines’ bodies are designed today by CAD (Computer Aided Design), which has increased the competence among engineers and architects. Only literature and art, the final creative tasks of mankind, are still our turf. But ‘scientists’, our higher priests, despise our senses; and so art and literature is deemed obsolete . . .
Thus the myth of ‘free competence’ or ‘productivity’, which states that humans compete among themselves for jobs and that is good for men, because it makes them better, is false. It covers up the confrontation for jobs between human labor and evolving machines. We compete mainly with machines, not with other workers. Competence and productivity are neither human nor do improve the humankind, which evolves genetically, according to the laws of evolution, not as Lamarck says, because it performs a task in repetitive forms. However machines are constantly evolved by engineers. Thus, the competence is truly unfair: machines are designed for a specific task, while men are generalists. Further on, machines are evolved every year, while men cannot evolve and adapt better to each specific task. For example, let us say one hundred years ago, there were 50 million jobs for human miners and now there are 45 million jobs performed by 1 million machines and 5 million jobs left for those 50 million miners. Those 50 million miners now would have to ‘compete’ much more among themselves for a dwindling quantity of human jobs, because they already lost their competence with machines, as almost all mining is done by machines. Have those miners developed rotatory arms and diamond teeth to break the ore, as their rivals have done? No. They are the same genetic Homo Sapiens. So instead of competence and evolution among human beings, we talk of obsolescence of human labor. Because machines evolve and humans do not, man looses in the long run. ‘Peaceful machines’ replace us in our jobs and unemployment worldwide continues to rise. The exception to this rule, with creation of new jobs, happens briefly in those nations that produce the best machines, since they sell machines to the rest of the world, which looses jobs. Today the World is in economical crisis, except perhaps the Asian tigers that produce most of the robots of the world and Silicon Valley that produces most of its software. Yet the unfair advantage of robotized Toyoya factories has destroyed Detroit car factories. The only solution is obviously the solution already implemented by Russia: to put higher tariffs to Korean and Japanese cars. But this is a bad solution as it encourages smuggling and retaliation. A better solution would be to ban worldwide the production of robots and forbid further evolution of chips —since humans have only an advantage over machines, to work with bodies and minds together, as robots will do; and to be the top predator informative mind of this planet, till the evolution of chips displaces us. Thus, both robots and new chips must be forbidden. Yet the natural law of Darwinian competence between species is denied by classic economists that support the evolution of machines. So our politicians do not understand, under the myths of competence the true laws of Darwinism, which foster the social evolution of species. Under those myths, society thinks competence among humans is good for mankind. As Carnegie put it: ‘We hold supreme the law of competence in a Free market, since it helps to select the best race’ (the best race of humans or machines, Mr. Carnegie?)
When Mr. Fourier, a realist, social economist, not an ideologist of greed, who witnessed as the owner of textile factories the true extinctive effects of machines in human beings across England, went to London to talk to classic economists about it, he wrote disappointed: ‘Economists here, ignore completely the destruction of millions of families that is happening across all England, due to the competence of machines and those who know are busily inventing sophisms to justify the behavior of entrepreneurs that pay them, as if all were necessary’. Such was the case of the ‘Am Segullah’, Ricardo, one of the fathers of Economics, who considered ‘necessary’ and natural the starvation salaries of that age, to justify the behavior of mill owners; since, he adduced, as machines threw workers, the surplus of workers would lower their salaries till reaching the absolute minimal, needed to keep them alive. And so the concept that workers must be ‘starving slaves’ was born. When I went to America twenty years ago and saw how informative machines were degrading into violence and idiocy the verbal mind of TV-watchers and chips were throwing out of work white collar workers, I was also astonished hearing the rhetoric arguments in favor of the extinction of human minds and labor that economists, paid by company-mothers, had devised. The new Nathans of the Golden calf were Hayek and Friedman, which educated the Chicago boys who are now our financial ministers. Their myths about ‘productivity’ and the new economy merely hid the fact that computers and robots were eliminating the need for human white and blue collar workers. Yet because the human perspective on economics was ‘forbidden’, companies that control information and select false myths of economics, ended up convincing the world by sheer brain-washing and repetition that productivity, the extinction of labor is good for mankind. Only in a society in which a true economical science is not censored; on the contrary, it is taught to people in schools and universities, could be a real democracy. This no longer happens anywhere in the world. And so today democracies are places were manufactured brains, created by mass-media companies and scholars paid by those companies, cheer their own extinction, vote parties that promise to destroy their jobs and consider those who ruin them, ‘experts’.
Scholarship is corrupted. So today the Saint Nobel of Economics, founded by the biggest arm dealer of the XIX century, Mr, Alfred Nobel, gives a prize to those who invent better myths in favor of productivity=substitution of human labor by machines. Just to show how deep runs in Classic, Biblical Economics the despise for social and labor rights, we can consider the laureates of the earlier 90s – when social thinkers were eliminated from Universities – and their themes of study:
1990: Merton Miller, who worked on how corporations can make more money by speculating and using its capital in financial goods, even when it is not its ‘core product’.
1991: Ronald Coase, who worked on how a society where the rights of companies are higher than those of labor evolves an economic ecosystem faster.
1992: Mr. Becker, who worked on to price race and marriage, the last identities of human beings. In racial pricing though Mr. Becker analysis has been surpassed by our wonderful winner of…
1993: Mr. Fogel, who worked on the economical efficiency of slave markets. To cap it all with the…
1994 prize to Mr. Lucas, who worked on how the global brain of the economic ecosystem, the stock-market, dynamites all attempts of governments in favor of social policies and the production of life-enhancing human goods needed by the people. Since human goods companies lack any credit in stocks, as stock-markets punish those companies that favor the creation of human labor and human goods and destroy the currency of nations with social policies. Thus, stock-markets will drag men into poverty and death by lack of basic goods, for the betterment of Mr. Lucas’ machines.
Let us consider then, the real equation of Extinction of Labor, which is the equation of productivity that all company-mothers follow:
Max. Machines (capital) x Min. Labor = Max. Productivity
That is, capital and machines increase the Productivity of companies, while human labor diminishes it. So companies improve Productivity by creating unemployment, or by buying capital=machines that substitute workers. So Productivity means the extinction of human workers and the multiplication of machines. Yet economists use newspeak: mathematical equations that hide those collateral effects, advising the anti–truth of extinction of human labor: ‘Grow productivity’ (Extinguish labor).
And politicians obey them. In labor terms the evolution of machines has a clear outcome: a new robot, a more advanced machine means another type of worker displaced and extinguished by the rival ‘economical species’. So for each new technological advance, we might ask: What kind of worker will loose his job? What kind of human will die in front of a new weapon? Further on, most human workers who compete against machines face Darwinian, anti-natural work conditions in an environment fit for those machines. This was clear in the I Industrial R=evolution in which children worked in mines in a poisonous environment. Today Global Warming happens because of the enormous numbers of polluting machines.
Productivity in biological terms means ‘the survival of the fittest’. In the economic ecosystem the fittest worker—not the human but the machine—survives. Further on, such competence constantly reduces the salary of humans, who either take the job, at any wage the company wants, or risk to see a computer or a robot in their place. Since robots need no health-care, work extra-hours for free and have minimal maintenance cost. Of course, if companies used verbal, bio-ethical values, they would defend the human species and forbid robotics, but in digital, profit values they do the opposite, guided by the equation: man=price=object, which allows them to compare the efficiency of both workers.
Who defends this system? Industrialists, scientists and economists who live off machines, since they either design or sell them and so they increase their profits by putting machines in place of workers. Thus, they favor systematically machines for selfish ‘economical’ reasons. Yet scientists and industrialists are a minority, within the human species, perhaps only 1% of mankind. 90% of mankind has to compete against the growing quality and productivity of evolved machines. Therefore, his opinion should matter if we lived in a real democracy. The Animetal elite of financiers and engineers who invent money and machines are an absolute minority. They control the world only because they control hierarchical companies and governments that issue orders to billions of humans, not because their ideologies are shared and cherished by mankind. Humanity is those children massacred by other children in Africa, who carry guns to profit western industries. Humanity is those millions who die of Aids by lack of generic drugs to profit our pharmaceutical industries. Humanity is the child who has no food, because the entire planet is spending its money building up weapons and Internet networks that he will never use; and there is no a penny to invest in human goods and nature. When a biologist studies the survival and extinction of species, he cares only about mass numbers. A species is represented by a majority. So democratic mass numbers should give reason to those who ask for a Demand Economy based in life-enhancing human goods, food, health care, housing, education, art…
Do new machines, like the present wave of robotics, create employment? Of course they do . . . among the people-caste and specialized nations, like Japan, Germany, parts of USA (California, Boston, Pittsburg), Sweden or Korea that invent them. Yet those are very few places and few jobs. For the rest of mankind, robotic machines and software suites have created massive unemployment among white and blue collar workers.
Further on, the anti-natural environment of machines makes labor conditions tougher, since humans have to adapt to repetitive movements and harsh conditions in metallic environments. Metal is the fundamental atom of which machines are made of. Yet metal resists higher temperatures, stress and more pressure than human beings do. Those properties of metal have always made working in metal environments a sort of ‘inferno’ ever since metal was discovered.
Unfortunately scientists, the military and the moneyed people – the Animetal culture – controls our ideas. And to foster their vanity and racial sense of superiority, they deny the competence of 2 Darwinian, biological species, man and machine. So they feel the qualities of the machines they use to enhance their energy and information are part of themselves. And they love them.
Yet the truth that will matter about XXI century robotics will be the truth of the worker displaced by a robot and the soldier killed by a robot, not the truth of the few experts in robotics and computer maintenance that will profit from manufacturing them, till automatic factories start the self-reproduction of robots.
9. Smith-Marx prophecy: Obsolescence of Man.
We can resume the biological relationships of reproduction, evolution and preying of machines on men, in a verbal-mathematical prophecy that includes the ideals of Smith and Marx, twisted by the reality of Darwinian evolution. Smith said that the growth of money (∆MV in mathematical terms) and products (∆ Tp), is symbiotic and parallel. This has a biological explanation. As your body and brain are symbiotic and maintain the same proportion in all human beings, so does money – the brain of economic ecosystems – and machines, the bodies of that economic ecosystem.
In other words, there is a parallel growth of money and machines. How this affects human beings? It was obvious to classic economists, from Ricardo to Marx that the growth of capital (∆MV) and products (∆Tp) extinguished labor, substituted by technological machines, bought with money.
Yet for classic economists, including Marx, this was also good in the long term, since once all labor was substituted by machines, we could live for free forever, in a paradise of workers without work, but with a salary, to spend in slave machines. This could indeed happen if the economic ecosystem is reformed and the right of Private Banks to invent money is taken away and governments invent money for the people, giving every human being a minimal salary. But for that to happen a r=evolution must take place. And yet, even in that case, we will become an obsolete, lazy species, atrophied in their minds and bodies.
A Darwinian theory agrees with the ‘objective’ analysis of both economists. Machines and money reproduce together as Smith said. Machines expel labor as Marx said, because they compete with us in the economic ecosystem. Yet at this point evolutionary theory diverges: this process cannot be rationally good. It is negative in an evolutionary sense. Since it makes the human species obsolete. The concept of a socialist paradise or a techno-Utopian future is another animetal myth, this time originated by Marx. Since it fails to see any negative effects in machines. So we should write the consequences of those 2 findings of abstract economists in different, evolutionary terms:
‘The evolution of Capital & Machines (∆MV=∆TP) will expel all labor=humanity and Humanity will create Utopia (Marxist truth) or become extinct (Darwinian truth).’
The previous sentence resumes the findings of Marx, Ricardo, Smith and Bio-economics in a single sentence. (The italic text is the necessary add ons to give the sentence a biological meaning.)
Mv is money and Tp represents the top predator, more expensive goods of an economy, (written Pt by economists). It measures the total prices of economical goods (of which machines and weapons are most of it.) And so the maximum parallel growth of money and machines occurs in war periods. It means that the evolution and reproduction of capital and machines preys on mankind. It does not create a paradise.
The logic, final outcome of such process is our extinction. The fantasy is a world-paradise.
In XIX C., Marx believed in Utopia, because machines were too simple to think they would become self-reproductive, independent organisms. But today, when robots are about to cross thethreshold of self-reproduction (reproductive singularity) and acquire Artificial Intelligence (Informative Singularity) the end of history is crystal clear.
Obsolete workers have never received the paradise treatment. They have become extinguished in wars, isolated in ghettos, sometimes of continental size (such as Africans, a farming culture, first used as a cargo or energy, an object of gunboat companies and plantations, today made obsolete by efficient engines.)
Today chips and chip-driven machines substitute human workers at body and mental level also in the 1st world and that is the real issue of the present economical crisis, which bankers, oncethey extract all the tax-payer money available from corrupted governments, will call off. Because they will make profits again, even more than before the crisis, as they have used this crisis to throw out millions of workers, increasing the ‘productivity’ of their companies with robots and software. But it will not be off. Instead 1st world obsolete workers will suffer the fate of Africa and Islam. We can use all kind of rhetoric to hide this fact. Yet machines of war kill men and peace machines kill labor. And that happened in the 3 Kondratieff crashes of the economy; where first machines killed labor and then weapons killed soldiers. . . Will our ‘democratic leadership’ kill the unemployed of the III Kondratieff cycle of the economy?
10. Phases of labor extinction.
Economists call the labor sector to which energy workers were displaced, the service sector. The service sector as a percentage of the labor force shows a steady growth, during the age of Machine-bodies that destroyed blue collar labor and again during the age of mental machines, as we humans became programmers of them. It reached 85% by the year 2000, mostly in jobs related to the care-taking of computerized machines or Human jobs that take care of other humans (from lodging to tourism, from entertainment to health care). While this 2nd type of human jobs are preserved, all those workers that used to work with chips are now in danger, as Oracle and SAP find software suits to eliminate them. Meanwhile robots end the remaining blue collar jobs. So only human jobs that take care of humans are left. Yet the economy doesn’t invest in life-enhancing human goods. So there are few of such jobs. Since for companies of machines, those are placebo jobs that take care only for our species.
The 3 industrial sectors, related to the reproduction of machines are the Energy=extraction sector, the Reproduction= manufacturing sector and the Information=services sectors. They are in charge of creating the reproductive, informative and energetic systems of machines. In the graph, the jobs of those 3 Labor sectors are increasingly performed by Machines that make human labor obsolete. At the beginning of the Industrial Evolution, those sectors required human workers. Yet manufacturing machines have evolved and extinguished most human, energetic labor. Blue collar jobs—energy providers—were substituted at the beginning of the XX Century by energy-machines. Today Informative, Blue collar workers are substituted by computers. Now companies are evolving toward self re=production, thanks to the Evolution of robots (III Industrial R=evolution). So now, both the human body and mind are becoming obsolete.
As Chips diversify into a complete ecosystem of species with different mental software for each body machine they rule, computers and Robots will become increasingly independent, without need of enzymen=workers. Then Companies will dictate our extinction as workers. This 15 year old text/prophecy is happening today at the end of the electronic cycle and the beginning of therobotic cycle. So finally we reach the ideological paradise of classic economists: a world of infinite productivity without human labor, of perfect machines and company-mothers with absolute power, an economic ecosystem in which men are not needed, as machines and digital languages suffice to create and reproduce themselves and evolve the Metal-earth, the jungle of metal. Economists will become also obsolete, as software will no longer require them in the age of automated factories.
Thus, the 3 phases of labor obsolescence and substitution of human organs by machines (bodies, heads and full humans), coincide with the three phases of the industrial revolution:
— The 1st phase of body-machine creation massively substituted workers in agriculture (the systems of energy that sustain man). Those farmers became then workers for the energy systems of machines, during the XIX century. Yet at the beginning of the XX C. companies discovered most of the energy-machines needed for their own self-reproduction. They displaced those energy workers. So all those workers were out of work (29 crisis); and in a few years they were consumed in wars, competing with weapons that killed them.
— The 2nd phase of the Industrial Evolution that reproduces chips in control of complex machines is expelling mind-workers everywhere, except in those nations dedicated to reproduce Metal-minds (American, Japanese workers).
— The 3rd age starts now with the Robotic r=evolution that makes the full human obsolete. Less and less men are needed to reproduce machines. Will a war cause the extinction of those workers in the nearby future, as it happened to the energy workers at the beginning of the century? We are manufacturing that war as we speak, evolving the weapons of the age of the Singularity and using robots to kill Neolithic farmers…
The amazing fact about the chip radiation is the speed at which it multiplies and the speed at which it displaces human labor from positions of control. This is a trend that cannot be easily stopped, since the real cost of chips is minimal, their raw materials very cheap and their reproduction systems need hardly any human workers. Chip factories are the most automated factories. Thus chips constantly go down in costs; as human workers cannot compete with cheap, chipped machines. Indeed, since their birth as a species, chip prices tumble down and so demand for chipped workers increases geometrically to increase profits.
It is for that reason that biological economics is Darwinian in its conclusions. If Marx said that capital=machines would extinguish all workers and those left will revolve, biological, cyclical economics says that unless humans of all castes and classes gather together and fight against the rival species, the machine of the Singularity, they will become extinct in the next decades,including all those animetal castes and cultures that now love the process of degradation of man, because it seems to validate their ideologies of go(l)d Chosen, of superior races. Yet the superior race won’t be theirs, but the machine. The competence and obsolescence of man to the machine is real. And it has degenerated both, our bodies, accustomed now to move with car-legs and our brains, accustomed to use computers to think and cameras to see. This degeneration is no longer avoided by an elite whose mind is also degraded by TVs, computer software and ‘dramatic myths’ about their own history. And so we live in a world in which not even those elites are becoming better off, in which all humans are becoming victims of machines and their company-mothers, who own the world and our governments, placebo systems that obey them.