Money is a language of digital information with support in metal.
Humans have evolved different digital languages, but none has been more successful than money, due to its support in the most complex atomic substances of the Universe – heavy metal.
The informative properties of Gold and silver, the most common forms of money throughout history explains the ‘biological’, ‘scientific’, not abstract nature of money, and its economical relationship with weapons (old cycles of history) and company-mothers of machines (modern cycles of economics).
Thus, in the biological and evolutionary models of ‘bio-economics’ we must understand the duality of money, both as a language of information that carries ‘certain values’, different from other languages (human verbal languages) and as a ‘substance’, informative metal, which sets its properties and affinities with the other ‘dominant’ products of an economic ecosystem, weapons andmachines.
The Language and values of metal-money.
The values of money are opposite to those of verbal ethics, since they are ruled by the affinity between 2 complementary substances, the mind and body of the economy: money, a language of informative metal and machines and weapons, energetic metal.
In the graph, informative metal, money and energetic metal, machines and weapons are similar substances that humans associate together. So we always exchanged the maximal quantity of money for the most perfect machines/weapons, which become in monetary values, due to such Complementarity, the most expensive and reproduced product of the economic ecosystem. Yet the monetary values of weapons are based in their capacity to kill life, the supreme value of human words. Thus, go(l)d values despise and kill the Life-Earth and become in biological terms, a ‘virus’ that kills the values of love and social evolution, the Mind of History, the truths of the Wor(l)d. When those values were substituted by the Values of money and Mechanist Science, mankind became blind to the Human Wor(l)d. Of course, ever since go(l)d appear its values and the despise for life of those ‘animetal cultures’, who practice them, were contested by philosophers of the Wor(l)d from the perspective of the life-enhancing values of our natural language, verbal thought that wants to construct a world made to the image and likeness of man. Yet as money, weapons and machines multiplied, ‘animetal cultures’ increased their power, building a world to the image and likeness of machines. And today almost all humans believe in the values of metal, in greed, in violence and murder, in mechanist scientists, who pretend, we, humans are obsolete, with his myth that only machines reveal the meaning of time and are superior to human senses (scientific method) The first question of a bio-economic analysis of money is to determine what makes money so special in history. Why money has so much value? Why it has substituted even the natural verbal values of man? Why is man attracted to money, despite its negative side-effects throughout history? How does money hypnotize and control man so completely? How can we define it?
Money has always possessed three formal characteristics: it is made of metal, gold, silver, copper, today computer machines that reproduce e-money. It is made of cyclical, broken, discontinuous shapes, as all forms that carry in-form-ation. Finally, money, due to this informative property, is the basic unit of mathematical accounting and one of the main reasons why mathematics have been evolved as a language. Thus, money is a language of information whose substances are metal and whose function is to give value to things with digital information. In that sense, money competes with words, because both are languages used by mankind to value reality. And so the fundamental question about money and the future of history, today controlled by monetary orders, is: ‘how money values reality and why those values differ from the values of verbal thought?
Money is the ‘informative network’ of the eco(nomic)system—a language. Languages are systems of information that certain species use to value reality from their point of view. For example, words are the biological language of man. So we use them to value reality from our human perspective. We are the subject, the predator and actor of verbal sentences. Words love humanity.humans are supreme in word values, given in the past by religions, today by laws. This is reflected in the Syntax of the verbal language, which always has 3 elements:
— Subject, the actor and center of the sentence.
— Verb, the action the subject exercises on reality.
— Object, the substance used by the action of the subject.
The object of sentences, on the other hand, is possessed by us, humans. It has a lesser value, since it does not talk words. We express that lesser value through verbal languages, when we put first the subject, as actor, then the verb that controls the object and finally the object. Thus, humans are top predators in any sentence, which motivates them to act in favor of their own, selfish drives of existence. Which means that words are anthropomorphic; and those who obey words, tend to act subjectively in favor of mankind (priests, ethic laws). Yet when we consider the syntactic sentence of money, it turns out that Money doesn’t favor man. It qualifies him with a salary, a price that values him as it values objects:
Man (salary) =Money = Object (price)
In that equation, the price of both, the machine and the worker, is related to the task they perform. And since objects are specifically made with a task/job in mind, it turns out that as specialized workers, objects are often better than men and have a higher value. This is the case of weapons that kill better than men do. Further on, since objects evolve and humans don’t, the differential of value between humans and machines grows with time. So the first, simplest, syntactic/structural analysis of money shows it degrades humans as objects. Yet if we consider a biologic/physical analysis of money, things get worse.
Indeed, the physical analysis of money relates its primary substance, an informative metal, either gold or silver, with that of its complementary form, energetic metal, weapons, which due to that complementary affinity become the most valuable =expensive good of the economy. This can be seen in the graph in which we compare the values of man in monetary and verbal terms. If money were a human language, its values should be the same than the verbal values that make human life the most expensive good. And yet the opposite occurs: money values human time (minimal salary) less than energetic metal, weapons and machines. The result is that money, a language of metal, evolves the economic ecosystem of weapons and machines, not the organisms of history and life. So the values of metal-money are the antithesis of the values of wor(l)ds: life is the cheapest ‘product’ and weapons that kill life, the most expensive – while human life-enhancing goods, from love to food, from Nature to education, have minimal or null monetary value; as they are different substances that cannot be easily related to money. For that reason, all the great ‘prophets’ of verbal thought, masters of the human language, have praised poverty and despised money: Buddha and Lao in Asia, Christ, Mohamed and Moses in the West, Marx in modern ages, all ‘hated’ money. Because money replaces the informative, human, biological, verbal language with its anti-ethic, anti-live=eviL=death values, carried by ‘expensive’ weapons.
Further on, such opposition of values proves against the myths heralded by the corrupted values of animetal cultures that humans follow in his natural state, as verbal beings, the laws of love andsocial evolution. It is gold and weapons what corrupts Rousseau’s ‘good savage’ into an animetal obsessed by greed and murder, which considers himself different from other human beings and applies to them the Darwinian laws against other species.
Languages are subjective. They value more and reproduce those species which possess the language. Thus, verbal thought, the biological language of man, fosters human social evolution and human biological goods. While the ‘values’ of money destroy the ‘ethic values’ that put man at the center of the Universe, making weapons, top predator metals that kill life, the most expensive and reproduced goods. Thus, when money became the language of man, we started to reproduce ‘expensive’ metal and kill ‘cheap’ life. So the opposition of languages and values became translated into a fight between species: man Vs metal. And as money evolved and reproduced in greater numbers, weapons multiplied and life died; and ethic, human values, which made of man the top predator of the Earth, disappeared . . .
In the graph the evolution of money and the people-culture that invented it, whose ‘experts’ have created a system of myths in favor of its use to control cultures, that have evolved from go(l)dreligions into Classic economics. A real science of economics however must be based in the description of money as a language of information controlled by verbal laws, to guide the physical body of the economy for the benefit of ALL mankind. Such science exists, evolved from the initial myths of go(l)d cultures (the economists on the left side, Smith and Ricardo) in the XIX and XX c. by economists influenced by the Darwinian r=evolution of social sciences – Marx and Keynes. Yet it is ignored by the 1%, which follow the ‘selfish memes of metal’ and its 3 ideologies – mechanism, capitalism and nationalism – that require the use of most resources in the planet NOT for the evolution and growth of WHealth of human societies, but for the growth of corporations, the ‘free citizens’ of markets, whose aim is to reproduce and evolve those memes of metal.
In terms of its characteristics as an informative language, money has evolved, as all languages do, by increasing its capacity to carry information. It means it has become more quantized into smaller bits of information and it has increases its numbers, its capacity to be reproduced with minimal energy, as it changed substance, from gold to printed paper, to electronic data, which can be invented with a simple computer program. Languages share by definition the properties of information: they are quantized, to be able to have ‘form’; they are small to be able to process that information easily; and they have minimal energy and an enormous ‘fractal’ capacity to reproduce. So money has become smaller, easier to reproduce and more quantized, as a ‘carrier’ of digital information. In that process it has increased the capacity to value more objects and life forms on planet Earth. Today it is so abundant that it can value all beings of the planet, substituting verbal thought in the valuation of reality. And since it values machines and weapons more than any other object, it has multiplied wars and terraformed the world to their image and likeness.
The symbiosis between money and weapons in old Metal cultures and modern companies is evident, if we consider the parallelism between the main evolutionary ages of money (previous graph) and the main ages of evolution of metal-weapons. Both together created the top predator cultures of the Earth:
1. The age of bartering (bars and rings of gold) and Bronze Weapons:
Semites create the 1st Civilization of ‘Chosen of go(l)d’, developing both, Bronze weapons and rings of money. They brought metal to the Canaanite coast, manufactured weapons and sold them, or engaged mercenary armies. Soon Semites were in power in all the nations of the Fertile Crescent, extinguishing the Neolithic civilizations that used wheat—a human good—as biological money. Those Semites specialized geographically. A warrior culture took over mountainous, iron-rich Northern Mesopotamia (Assyrian). A trader culture settled in the node of communication between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, Mesopotamia and Egypt, (Canaan). Both started the cycles of war, death and looting that still endure.
2. The age of coins and Indo-European iron warriors:
It is the age of Greek and Roman empires and their culture of coins and ‘infantry’. The arrival of coins, invented by the Greeks, gives them top predator status, as they hold both ‘languages of Metal’, money and weapons, now in the hands of Athenian bankers and Spartan hoplites. Soon Alexander becomes the first man to impose his face in a coin, unifying definitively both elements of power, money and weapons. It appears then the concept of a top predator currency that has legal course, because it is hold by a top predator military system that kills you when you do not want to take the currency. Weapons defend the currency and impose, it regardless of its real value or utility, while the currency pays for weapons. After the Macedonians, the Romans applied the same dual game of power. Then the resurrection of a Wor(l)d of ethics (Christianity) halts the evolution of weapons, metal and money. Yet with the Renaissance, the same dual game of power returns to Italy, which becomes the center of evolution of gunpowder and money.
The series of national power, based on Top Predator weapons and symbiotic currencies, shapes now a shorter 80 years cycle of national power that takes place within the long cycle of gunpowder weapons Since the nation that invents more money pays more mercenaries and produces more war machines, winning all wars:
• XIII-XV C.: Italian Bombards and gold coins spread the Renaissance in Europe.
• XVI C.: Muskets and bullion give power to the Iberians, the first global empire.
• XVIII C.: Artillery and paper money spread Revolutionary France.
All these nations produced the Top Predator weapons of their age and imposed their money and cultures to the rest of mankind. Then, the invention by Holland of paper-money, much easier to reproduce than the gold of the Spaniards, defeats them, opening:
3. The age of paper money and company-mothers.
Paper-Money, issued by the first companies at null cost, professionalizes the reproduction of weapons. Gunboat companies seize power. They hyper-abundance of money, now a mere printed paper, motivates more citizens to work in the production of machines of war. Indeed, without the first radiation of paper money, Dutch companies could have never defeated the Spanish armies. It was paper-money, used to ‘motivate’ Dutch people, pay mercenaries and build their weapons, what defeated the Spaniards. The press permitted the unlimited reproduction of money in the form of paper. The symbiosis between top predator, informative currencies and top predator, energetic weapons shows the dual, biological nature of economic ecosystems, which become ‘complementary’ organisms, with a physical economy of machines and an informative ‘head’, made of monetary values and orders that ‘creditate’ the future. Now companies and kings could reproduce paper-money and impose it to citizens, just by printing paper, expanding enormously the number of salaries and hours humanity existence under the rule of Companies, working for them.
This brought however many crisis of over-reproduction of money, because even if paper-money was reinforced by an army, many would not accept a worthless paper when the state was too greedy and reproduced it without limit. So the capacity to exchange paper-money for a bit of gold became customary or else paper-money was not trusted, lost value and inflation appeared when paper money was reproduced without limit.
The same need for some ‘real value’ happened in the first stock-markets in which paper money represented some real asset, the weapons, gold, territories and slaves of the first company-mothers, reproducers of artillery and gunboats. All those ‘trade’ companies manufactured a product: a gunboat, a weapon. And so people valued those companies for the weapons they owned and the political, territorial power and wealth achieved with them. Till the XX century, soldiers were basically mercenaries. So nations who made a lot of money won wars. Then, after the fall of Amsterdam to French Artillery, those Companies moved to London and gave England the capital and gunboats that created the British Empire and the Pound . . . So during the XVIII and XIX centuries, the pound would become the top predator currency of the world, reproduced without limit, able to buy goods, people and entire countries:
• XVII-XIX C.: Guilders and gunboats from Holland and England impose the Anglo-Saxon Culture in the ‘7 seas’.
• XIX-XX C.: Steam and oil machines and paper-money from British companies and German banks dominate Europe.
4. The age of e-money and Computer-based Weapons:
• XX C.: America uses computers to research A-bombs and invent e-money. Both expand the American Empire worldwide.
The hyper-abundance of money in the age of company-mothers, when money becomes stock-paper, easy to reproduce with a printing machine, extended the values of greed, violence and mechanist science, cre(dit)ating the modern world. The age of Stock money lasted from 1602 to 1972, when electronic money appeared, making even easier for company-mothers to reproduce their language of power.
Now money becomes electronic money in the minds of computers. It gives America control of the world . . . Yet electronic money travels at the speed of light and knows no borders, so it also means the end of national power, as the financial world becomes a single global organism. So the mirage of national power today fades away, as money achieves its Final Evolutionary scale, becoming the collective brain of the global organism of the economy, at the same time than electronic thoughts in computers are about to cross the Threshold of Artificial Intelligence in:
Globalization. The Age of the singularity. In the XXI C. the economic ecosystem becomes global: Nuclear weapons evolve, reaching planetary size, with the development at CERN of a factory of black holes that can destroy the planet. While money also escapes national control, as it becomes the re=productive software of global companies.
Today that economic ecosystem is a World wide organism ruled by a digital brain, World-stock, as no other alternative society is left, except the die-hard Neolithic, warrior societies of Islam— which we use as a perfect excuse to keep multiplying our weapons.
The economic ecosystem is ruled by flows of informative, electronic money that select company-mothers, according to the quality and evolution of their machines, promoting, as always, those companies that create the best weapons and informative ‘metal-minds’. Thus, nothing has changed, except the sophistication of the system of beliefs and myths to sustain the dictatorship of money.And none of those myths is bigger than the idea that we live in a ‘democracy’, which is the government of the law and the people… This is false, because most of the time of our lives we live in a work environment, where we must obey the companies that pay us. So we are most of our lives, and we act most of our time, under ‘monetary orders’ of Companies, which create most of the actions that shape the future of the Earth. We cannot discount those 8 hours a day, as if it ‘they were not happening