Theme. The Equation of History is a ‘classic’ equation of General Systems sciences, which relates through the arrow of increasing information and complexity of all systems, the III ages of the Earth:
Gaia (past-energy) ≤ History (Human, active Present) ≥ Mechanocene (Informative Chip future).
The first Earth was of anaerobic bacteria, the arrival of aerobic bacteria destroyed its atmosphere as ‘competitor’ bacteria killed the ecosystem and so anaerobic died. Now the pollution and competition of the machines of the Mechanocene is killing the Earth, and the arrival of iron nano-bacteria is one of the events of extinction of the singularity age, but humans could halt the process rationally if they understood economics and history biologically.
Now, this equation akin to the equation of the 3 ages of life:
Youth (past-energy age) ≤ Maturity (Balanced reproductive age) ≥ Future (old information age)…
Can be studied with the laws of general systems sciences, also called ‘Complexity’; its isomorphisms and equations, which this writer formalised during is scholar career back at the turn of the century, before entering a life of activism, which under the anti-quantum paradox shut him off from mainstream ‘big science’… C’est la vie.
In this web though we are not concerned so much with mathematical equations of general Systems sciences, which define a perfect super organism of any kind and which in the ‘Perfect World’ would run truly History… But in the explanation to the layman individual, which has the common wisdom attributed by Descartes to all human beings, of the Equation of history.
So we often prefer to use the concept of the ‘Paradox of History’, because the equation is one in which the past is becoming predated and substituted by the future, and the paradox of history is precisely this fact: that man is predated by informative machines. We live in the age of the chip radiation and the mind of the machine is substituting us, and creating a future we confuse as progress, but it is not a human future.
So the equation of history in terms of predation runs as:
Gaia (life beings) becoming extinguished by > Humans becoming extinguished by > Chips and its robotic weapons & labor.
So while the reader can read the more quantitative texts on the equation of History, on other works of this author, he should be aware of what is my interest in this site, now that I am retired… to talk of Mankind, the ‘good guys’, those of us who have tried to save history, the ideal world science could have created for us, the Perfect world, and what the ‘animetal people-castes’ slaves of the Mechanocene are bringing to us, our degradation and extinction, unless a popular or political r=evolution takes place.
The confrontation at global scale: The Carbo-Earth Vs The Metal-Earth.
The Paradox of History explains a long lasting phenomena that is happening on this planet. Men who use weapons, money and machines are creating a new ecosystem that confronts in a limited space, the classic Earth’s ecosystem of Nature and Human goods, represented by animal life and agricultural civilizations.
The Ecosystem of Nature and Humans which share certain natural needs: both are reproduced and evolve socially through sex and love – feeling , and require carbolife goods. So the production of human goods (housing, welfare, agriculture, etc.), is the energy system that maintains and allows the survival of the cells of the body of History (humanity) in their multiple organic tissues (cultures). While books, art (visual perception) and literature (verbal perception), evolve the informative senses of man, and reproduce word ideas in the minds of believers, causing the informative networks of cultures. In this manner nature and History have been mostly symbiotic as men learnt to farm animal life and plants for his sustain.
The organism of Human History is better understood through such networks of information and energy: an ecosystem of cultural rites of communication and reproduction of human goods, which allows men to obtain energy, and information, to reproduce, evolve and refine their senses. This has been the nature of human History throughout most of its existence. The Human side of history that the doctors of History who should take care of our social organisms (politicians, economists) must develop. Such organism has :a verbal brain made of laws, ethics, and an ideal body, which is a Paradise of Human Goods, based on carbolife species…
On the other hand, economic societies, and their two main networks, informative money,machines and weapons, are a different organism than Historic societies with his verbal networks and carbolife species (human beings and agricultural species). Both ecosystems are made of two different atomic species, metal and carbon, and they use different energy. We talk of two ecosystems, a carbolife world, and a metal-machine world. In the next graph, we distinguish the goods of both different ecosystems. Planets of flesh, of carbolife, of nature, are planets full of human goods. Planets of metal are planets full of metal goods. Both kind of systems are different ecosystems.
One system has become the dominant system of the Earth today. It is the economic system, the organism of the economy ruled by monetary information. The other ecosystem based in the language of human power, verbal thought, and the reproduction of human goods, is becoming substituted by that economic ecosystem, that is the paradox of history which confronts both languages and species:
LANGUAGE: MATHEMATICS SPECIES: MACHINES. SPECIES: HUMANS: language: words
The II Earth: Carbolife ecosystems. The III Earth: Metalife ecosystems
In the graph we can see the clear opposition betwen both systems, and the need to take care of the Ecosystems of History if we want to survive as a species, since we do not consume electric energy, or breathe gas. Human goods should be promoted by all means, since they increase the energy and information of humanity, evolving history, and improving our life, hence improving the survival of our species. While the opposite occurs. In economic ecosystems, metal goods multiply, weapons produce war, money substitute human values, and men change their personality, dedicating all their time to improve the existence of machines while human goods become scarce.
Who wins the paradox of History:
So we find in history two kind of civilizations: those who believe in love, ethics and promote human goods, religious and artistic civilizations, and those who believe in money, weapons and scientific machines, and promote war, and economic wealth. They cater to two different ecosystems: the human ecosystem of verbal information, and human goods, or point of view of human history, and the metal ecosystem of metal species and digital information, or point of view of economics.
Their opposition explains most of the events of History. Consider for example the next image. It is explained as a fight between capitalism and communism, but such fight is just the last ‘stage’ of the paradox of history between culture of metal (monetary and military cultures) and cultures of the wor(l)d, theocratic or democratic ones.
The Paradox of History.
The fundamental duality of the Universe is one between superorganisms that evolve together because they talk the same language of information, and belong to the same species; and superorganisms that fight each other because they talk different languages of information, and have different values and world views, entering darwinian struggles to consume each other as energy.
This law of complex evolution applies also to Cultural Organisms of the two type of languages of history. Those who use metal-languages, money and weapons as the language of power, and those who use our natural language, wor(l)ds, for the same purpose.
Both try to grow and multiply on Earth, confronting each other, as all organisms do: using their energy and information systems to control the other player. In the graph, one of such confrontations between a capitalist system, in which money controls the word (capitalist democracies are NOT the government of the people, and words are fictions, masks that hide the power of money – they are in fact plutocracies) and a system in which words control the other languages – a communist country, albeit today corrupted by weapons. This fight has been the engine of historic wars, the paradox of history, and can be extended within animetal nations to the struggles between warrior nations and go(l)d nations: Rome vs. Greece, Spain vs. England, Jewish western empire vs. Islam”
Look at the graphics, we have represented two nations in conflict, through some essential components of those cultures. Its organic components. Its main systems of energy and information. In both countries masses of human cells, organized by an informative system (money in America, Marxism in Cuba), control a territory its energy and defensive systems (weapons). When they confront each other they play a game similar to a fight between other type of organisms.
In history is called war.
To understand the cathaclysms of History such as war processes, we can simmulate a Game of Organic Confrontation between cultural organisms, in which each Player/culture will deploy 4 kind of chips that represent its organic power: people, ideologies, money and weapons. Those 4 elements are the informative and energetic main elements of historic and economic organisms.
If you know the rules of the game and the value of the chips you might predict the future according to the chips of each player. You can know the winner. And since the winner takes it all. You can know, the eternal question of History or any other science: What is that future? The future is the winner, the culture that wins confrontations and continues to multiply and reproduce its systems, so in a few decades Cuba will resemble more America than today’s Cuba.
Yet that proposition, The future is the winner… carries also a paradox, the paradox of history, because in History the winner, looses… in the long term.
Let us try to explain this twist in Historic logic, considering other fights similar to the one between Cuba and USA.
Why there are fights in history? Economic Ecosystems Vs Historic Ecosystems
The confrontation in the map is a classic confrontation of history, that seems to repeat constantly: 2 nations fight an ideological fight about what is the best system to rule an organism of History. The nation that will win that particular fight seems to us clear. We are quite sure that America will survive and Communist Cuba will go. The reasons why the American system survives, and a judgment on that victory however is less clear.
Let us take an example which seems less obvious, between two ecosystems which are less confrontational:
In the map a similar confrontation of history, of lower intensity. On one side America, a Free Market Society, on the other side Europe, a Welfare Society.
What both confrontations have in common? At first sight one might say that Europe and USA are hardly confronted. They have the same political system, democracy, the same economical system,capitalism, and the same culture, Western culture.
Many would even say that these two cultures are not in confrontation. But they are… The American model, the Free Market society, believes that machines even lethal machines and thecompany-mothers that reproduce them have total rights since both reproduce the supreme informative good of society, money. While europeans still believe that the supreme good is man itself, and the rights of man are superior to those of company mothers.
So we talk of a confrontation between a capitalist society and a mixed Humanist/capitalist society.
Europe is not like Cuba, a communist country with a Latin culture… And yet Europe seems to be between both, and helps Cuba, and rejects the most extreme capitalist measures of America.
So there is a link here, that measures a type of confrontation:
Countris that believe totally in Free Economic Ecosystems (free markets) and countries that try to protect Human Ecosystems (cultures) from the preying nature of Free markets. In one extreme America, the free economic ecosystem, where machines and money the information and energy systems of Economies, have total rights. On the other extreme Cuba, a Historic ecosystem, where machines and money have no rights, and humans are economically controlled to avoid their wanting of those goods.
In the middle Europe, where certain rights of humans are still superior to the equivalent rights of machines (so lethal machines that kill men like weapons cannot be reproduced freely)…
All of them can be conceived as partial cases of a generic confrontation:
Historic Ecosystems (cultures) + Natural Ecosystems Vs Ecosystems of machines (economic nations)
It is the Paradox of History, the eternal fight between men and machine, Nature and the tree of science…
The engine of Historic struggle: The paradox of History: Economic societies Vs Cultural societies
There have been many ways to explain those fights of history, between two sides, two kind of nations.
Authors have talked of clash between civilizations, others have mentioned the clash of social classes, religions talk of a fight between good and bad people, modern sociologists of the fight between the first world [economic nations] and the third world (agricultural nations), old ones of the fight of superior races with better metal-technology (so we call them in this web animetals) Vs inferior species (human beings without technology)…
All those topics are in fact partially truth when we observe them from the perspective of cultures as social organisms, that try to impose their information systems (which brings confrontations between monetary societies and verbal societies, from comunism to Islam), their dominant species (which confronts economic systems governed by company mothers, warrior nations governed by aristoracies).
To understand the confrontation between those two kind of societies, and even within a country like America, the confrontation between political parties, commonly called left and right, we have to accept the hypothesis of 2 ecosystems on The Earth, the Natural Ecosystem of carbolife species, made of Nature and Historic nations, and the Industrial Ecosystem made of Metal-organisms, machines, weapons, company-mothers, that reproduce them. Both type of organisms mixed with human beings form two kind of different nations or cultures, which cater to the evolution and reproduction of different species, Economic Ecosystems, or cultures of animetals in which the reproduction of machines and digital money is the confessed aim of society (Growth in GNP), and historic Ecosystems, Cultures, social organisms based in Nature, agriculture and ethic religions in which the different Social Utopias, of a happy human society is the cultural goal.
At the beginning of history most human societies were cultures, historic ecosystems. Yet in the age of Metal the first economic ecosystems appear in the Middle East. Soon Semite cultures take control with hard metal of all the first Neolithic societies, and established mixed societies, in which ‘Animetal castes’ of warriors and traders, controlled the people. Still the inner war between both systems continuede for millenia, as Religious societies confronted castes of warriors. Christians confronted first Roman Warriors then German warriors. Latter the Christian church promoted human senses and arts, and confronted the first reproducers of machines (Galilee, and other scientists). In any other society we find the same confrontation between city people and peasants, warriors and traders that hold those cities as strongholds, and priests that established another focus of power based in verbal knowledge and ethic laws. As History progressed however the game favored economic ecosystems, and castes of warriors reached higher power. The turning point was probably the renassaince, when the single Religious authority of the pope dissapeared.
And the different castes of warriors that controlled Europe legitimized their power with the creation of nations.
So since the beginning of the Industrial Evolution of machines, the first kind of ecosystems, Economic ecosystems have become dominant, confronted and extinguished many Historic ecosystems. Yet we could trace that confrontation even further back, to a general confrontation between societies that make of money and weapons the main tool of power, and religious societies, that make of Ethic laws and Nature, the center of the society.
Why the ecosystem of money has won most of the battles between those two kind of civilizations?
The answer is: because unlike words which have hardly evolved since the great age of prophets, money has expanded its forms constantly, it has multiplied its species, its numbers, its quantities, and its capacity to value everything on Earth, till a point in which the hyper abundance of money and those species it reproduces in greater number, machines and weapons, have defeated the human world: a world made to the image and resemblance of the human kind and his ethic words. That triumph only can mean the extinction of human history and its species, and the creation of a new world, the metal-earth, inhabited by thinking machines, and metalife that will speak only digital languages.
In the graph, now we can explain the Paradox of America, since America is one of the nations leading the Paradox of History today. As we can see in America the game is also played within its boundaries. From the beginning there have been two clear players in the American game, cultures based in money and weapons (European cultures) confronting agricultural and Paleolithic societies. And the game favored the technological cultures that extinguished the others. Yet as Americans became themselves farmers, and attached to the land, they became themselves a relative carbolife culture, based in the fruits of the land. And again was confronted by more evolved versions of technological America developping in New England. So now the Game was played in two confrontations: The west Vs The East, and the South Vs the East. the Industrial east won both fights, against the farmers of the west, that became controlled with railroads, banks and cartels on prices, and it also won against the Colonial society in the south, which conquered again with the use of railroads. Ever since in America those who represent Humanistic cultures have diminished in front of those who represent Economic cultures that make of Money go(l)d, and worship the machine. In the XX century this process has accelerated as America became engaged in world wars, and shifted its economical system from the production of human goods (agriculture, education, welfare) to the production of lethal machines (weapons, violent mass-media information, complex computers and robots). So today America is indeed the most important technological culture of the world, and despite the brief humanistic renassaince of the 60s, perhaps as much as 2/3rds of Americans are believers in technology in money and machines, as the supreme goods of society, despite the obvious warnings of their artists, against the possible extinction of America to his worshipped machines.
In the introductory map, Cuba Vs USA, the nation that will win that particular fight seems to us at this point clear.
Indeed the economic free ecosystem, is imposing itself over all other cultures, through the process of Globalization.
The paradox America, the civilization of the future, and the most feared nation…
So here, we are, despite the desire of many Americans that wish to have a More Humanistic culture, America is the leading economic ecosystem of the World, where company-mothers and their offspring of machines have total power. It is a totally free ecosystem of machines, a free market. Which paradoxically makes America one of the less evolved social nations of Mankind… On one hand America is at the head of the Economical and Military world. Its weapons and money rule the economical world. There is no currency so strong as the dollar, no army so powerful as the American army.
So America survives and reproduces its culture in other nations, even against the will of those other nations.
It is the paradox of America: Why America indeed, which has so much progress, calls up so much the hate of the World?
If you would ask to the American people, and many other people from other nations, they would probably tell you, ‘because America is number one, it is the best country in the world.’
Yet if you ask a Muslim, or an European Intellectual, however you will get probably the opposite answer:
‘Because America is the source of all evil, because America is destroying the world”.
You will be listening the two sides of the paradox of history. The point of view of a man who believes in economic ecosystems, and a man who believes in culture. For the man of the economic ecosystem, the Zoon Ekonomicon, the Animetal, who worships machines and money, America is the land of the best machines and the best money. For the Muslim, for the cultural man, who believes in a religion of social nature, and loves the classic agricultural historic ecosystems, America is extinguishing his culture, and it is not bringing a better world, but a world of machines he cannot understand, nor adapt to it.
Such contradiction between two opinions so extended in the World cannot be explained with a simple answer as Americans do today. If free markets were perfect, if free economic ecosystems of machines and company-mothers, would not destroy the environment, nature, the Human world, there would not be so much opposition to Globalization.
We cannot disregard either the idea that America is at the head of the World, and its technologies, and at the same time, the idea that America is the country less concerned with the survival of Nature, and other cultures that are not theirs. There are too many rational, intelligent people which have such confronting opinions.
Let us try the simplest definition of future is: the future is what survives and reproduces. While past is what which becomes extinguished. In history this applies as follows: Nations like America, tend to survive in History, thanks to better technology, and so by surviving, they create the future. Thus the best way to explain the fights of history between nations is to talk of the confrontation between two different organic ecosystems, the ecosystem of history ruled by verbal information, rich in human goods, and symbiotic to nature, the world of agricultural civilizations; and theecosystem of economics, ruled by monetary information, rich in metallic goods, and symbiotic to machines, the world of cities and industrial civilizations.
We come to the conclusion that America is a paradox, that confronts totally two different visions of the World. In fact America is a paradigm of the Paradox of History, studied in this page, the game that we can trace since the beginning of History, that confronts Technological nations and Agricultural nations, nations based in digital languages and machines Vs nations based in Verbal religions and Human believers.
On the other hand the American social systems, America as a human, social organism, is extremely primitive to the point of non-existence. The American people are divided into tribal groups, classified by the oldest of all systems of human organization – race. There is no consciousness among Americans of their existence as part of an organic social body. We might say that the American people have not evolved beyond the level of the Homo bacterium, into the cellular being. As bacterium, the lowest level of social evolution in organic species, the American relies totally on himself and his weapons and money to exist in society, competing against the natural laws of social evolution [which make similar species to love each other, and collaborate for the common good]. He despises in fact those laws. He despises the people who need other people [he calls them needy], and loves the people who uses machines and money to survive [he calls them cool]. If we consider the American government and institutions, America is the country which contributes more to the extinction of life species, who pollutes more the environment, who cares less for any social organization that regards the human species as a single species, from United Nations, to International conferences to stop the poisoning of the Earth, the Ozone hole, the extension of weapons of mass destruction [of which America reproduces about 75%]. America is indeed the country which reproduces the most advanced metal-minds [chips, software, internet servers], and metal-bodies [robots, weapons]. While on the other hand is well down according to United Nations in what is called “human Development’, the production of Human goods that make life easy for the human species, such as peace, health-care, environmental safety, public transport, education, arts, quality food etc.
Such paradox between the evolution of machines in America, and the Evolution of their human citizens, and their welfare, bring us to a self-evident conclusion:
America is the Economical nation of the world, that leads the transformation of the Historic, Natural Earth, into the Metal-earth. Thus according to the Paradox of History:
Maximum metal evolution = Max. Lethal goods = Minimum Human Goods = Minimal Human social evolution.
America is the less evolved human society of the so called First world, regarding the welfare and social understanding of their people. For that reason we can only understand America, if we understand the paradox of history, the fact that the evolution of machines and money, of metal-wealth, causes the devolution of human beings, and human goods, and the destruction of the natural and carbolife ecosystems in which human beings live.
Such Paradox has been explained in the Introduction, when we related the difference between Healthy nations dedicated to social evolution and the reproduction of human goods, and wealthy nations such as America today, or Germany in the past, dedicated to the reproduction of metal-goods, money and weapons. In that path of understanding of the complex American reality we will now widen our analysis of the American nation, in the past, present and future.
According to that paradox we can say that America is both, the future of the metal-kind, of the Economic ecosystem, which has its more evolved, future species, each top predator species in America; and the past of mankind, the historic ecosystem, which has its more devolved species, its oldest species and laws still working at world level in America.
Can we prove that paradox by the facts of America?
Indeed we can. The American economy is directed by the most modern system of money [electronic money invented in 1972]. Yet the American people are governed by the oldest system of ethic and legal words, in the world [the Old Testament Ethics, with near 3200 years of age, the oldest constitution at work, with more than 2 centuries, laws which are not unified in codes, and accept in fact the legal system of colonial even pre-industrial Britain].
Plainly the American economic systems are in the future, precisely because the American social institutions and religions are in the past; and so money and machines have total Freedom, in as much as human social beings, are living in total chaos, ruled by obsolete laws and institutions that have no power whatsoever to control for the benefit of its citizens, the economical ecosystem of America.
We talk of a total free market, of a total economic system, in which the organs of reproduction of machines, company-mothers, have absolute power to rule America. And so they maintain for their own interest, the most obsolete social system of the Western World, to prevent any control of their lethal goods, and grip over the American society.
What this means of course is that the American economy has Freedom to evolve and reproduce all kind of machines, a complete free ecosystem of machines, a future for the metal-kind, regardless of the side effects, of the extinctive effects it will cause that metal-kind future among human beings, and nature.
Metal Species Against Human Species
The confrontation between both kind of networks and species, metal-networks and natural networks is self-evident. Words and money have different values. Weapons “extinguish” life, and “energize” the evolution and reproduction of machines which increases in war. On the other hand, men are killed by war. We can express this in a formula, the Paradox of History:
Max. war=Max. metal evolution=Max. Human devolution=Min Human Goods.
Creation of the economic ecosystem = Extinction of the carbolife ecosystem.
In biological terms we say that metal energy preys on human energy, the bodies of cellular men. Does money also prey on verbal information? Does money corrupt ideologies of verbal thought? It is obvious that money and the species it helps to reproduce (weapons, metal-communicators such as TVs) prey on and substitute verbal ethics, and religions of love… Ethics and Economics have always been opposed. In History metal-species created by man, prey on Human verbal networks and cultures.
Technological nations are by essence, in scientific=evolutionary terms evil=extinctive civilizations. For example Nazis “extinguished” millions of humans, despite the fact that “technology” never evolved more during history than in Germany during the ages of Prussian militarism and its later decadent version, Nazism. Germany split the atom for the first time and bred the people who invented the A-bomb. They developed modern chemistry, modern physics, most of the present machines, the first digital computer.
They were the embodiment of the scientific method. Metal-Historians who think metal only means progress for man, have always been puzzled by such contradictions. Was Germany a great or a bad nation? Biological history explains it without contradiction, through the paradox of History. Nazis were nazis precisely because they were the most technologically evolved nation, where verbal truths of History were more corrupted, and social evolution totally ignored. Where only animetal ideologies, such as the economic ideologiesof the present world were considered true. A warning for nations who put technology and science over human rights and ethics, such as America today.
The American economic ecosystem: The future
It is now when we can answer the first questions of the game.
Even if a country like Cuba has many deffects it is a country full of human goods, and its extinction is just another case of the constant extinction of cultures based in legal, verbal or ethic systems of information, instead of money.
While America is the nation at the head of the evolution of machines.
However despite the common belief that praises so much America as the best nation of both, there is also in the entire world and among many Americans a fear, that the extreme defence of Free economic ecosystems (free markets) taking place in America, is not so positive for mankind. Since lethal goods, goods that attack the basic rights of mankind grow there without limit.
Hence the contradiction many people observe regarding America. America is the strongest economic nation, yet because it allows the growth and evolution of lethal goods that degrade or destroy human bodies and minds (weapons, robots, digital languages that substitute human ethics by the ethics of war and greed proper of machines, etc.), we observe many degraded human beings.
Indeed, the destructive effects of the Free Economic Ecosystem, and the lethal effects of certain machines over mankind are all too obvious among the American people. And yet why if those machines are bad for mankind, they still exist?
To clarify that contradiction, instead of the abstract word better for the American system, we rather use the scientific concept of evolution. There are not better products, but more evolved products. Better is an individual value. I have an old BMW cabrio, and yet it seems to me the best possible car. But there are few old BMW cabrios, because modern BMWs are more evolved, and have extinguished the old BMWs.
The metal-kind, top predator species
Evolution in that sense controls the future of species, because in the future only evolved species survive….
To understand how the future of species is created we will have to bring here a more sophisticated concept of time, that the concept of clock-time most people use: the concept of evolutionary time, or biological time.
In evolutionary theory there is a proverb: “The future belongs to top predators”.
Top predators, we might clarify, are species that possess better bodies of energy or minds of information that they use to kill and abuse other species. So man kills through his mind and the machines he does. Lions kill with their efficient bodies. Both are top predators, and they kill weaker species, and reproduce on the vital space of their victims.
This happens in any ecosystem: the top predator designs the future, because he controls his environment with his actions. The top predator eliminates his rivals, and reproduces his offspring in that environment.
As a result in a few centuries the environment is designed to the image and resemblance of the top predator. The forest becomes a savanna, because elephant top predators destroy trees. The flows of animals in that savanna move to the tune of lions that hunt. When the lion hunts the entire savanna moves. When he sleeps the savanna, feeds. Man designs the earth and kills forest that become wheat. Today machines design the Earth ecosystems, as company-mothers design nets and highways for their offspring.
The future becomes the vital space, the environment of the top predators. That is why ‘the future belongs to top predators’.
This also happens among economic ecosystems, social organisms of machines and animetals, men symbiotic to machines, that we call nations. The top predator nation which has more efficient systems of information-knowledge and energy-weapons defeats and expands its systems to other nations.
This is what happened between America and Russia first, today between America and the rest of the World. America as an economic ecosystem has colonized ideologically and economically the world with his information products – computers, networks – and his energy-systems for machines [weapons more powerful than those of the rival nations.]
Yet by the paradox of history, because this implies that their social and human systems are devolved, preyed by monetary values, and machines that atrophy the minds and bodies of American consumers, Americans as a people are despised, feared, even hated by many other people who sees on them a mirror of their devolved future. Europeans and Chinese are afraid that their children will be non-thinking, non-verbal children as Americans are. They fear TVs no longer parents will educate them. They fear they will according to the messages of TVs, become violent, selfish, unsolidarious, mere consumers and workers of the economic ecosystem. So they hate ‘America’. And yet the American products come and colonize Europe. The reaction against the Americans is even stronger in the oldest Human societies such as Islam, agricultural societies that have not entered the age of machines, the Industrial Evolution, and so confront directly for their survival as societies, the American model. Yet America sells them weapons and if needed, use those weapons against them… In this manner the fundamental confrontation of this planet today, between economic ecosystems and historic societies keeps favoring the economic ecosystem, by the power of weapons and money… that keeps winning battles against the power of human beings and words of social love, and survival wisdom.
So today, willingly or by force of facts, all nations – even China – imitate or rather buy, in a worldwide free market, ruled by stock-money, the American cultural, political and social models. We conclude that in the ecosystem of history and economics – the entire world – today there is a nation, top predator, which controls the languages of information and power of human societies. That nation is America.
So the future of America, the top predator economic ecosystem, becomes the future of the other nations of the world. Since America imposes its machines, fashions, metal-culture, and laws to other nations.
As we said this happened in the past with other top predator economic nations, since Holland invented the modern economic ecosystem. The future of Holland first, then England that imitated Holland, was the future of the world, because the English culture of the XIX century controlled the languages of Information and energy power of metal- societies – International trade, financial systems, and a military system based in the most evolved metal-machine of the age, the gunboat. Those systems were more advanced in England than any other country, and so the British animetals dominated with them the rest of the nations of the world. Today that role is played by the American ‘stockracy’. So the future of the American stockracy is the single element that determines in greater measure the future of other economic societies, despite the growing protest of the Human beings that see the final consequence of this: the extinction of history by the machines that American company-mothers first, and then the rest of the word reproduce.
So we have found the clue to the future of the Earth, which is power to impose it, through systems of information and energy of constructive and destructive nature.
We conclude that the world has a direction of future, pointed out by America. The rest of the World looks to America, as a guide for his future, and America calls the shots, because America has the machines of information and energy systems, more complex of any nation. In that sense America is indeed, the number one of the world. Yet the Americans are perhaps the most unhappy people, because they are today the ones that foresee closer the extinction of mankind, of their future generations, of their sons, to the hands of evolved robots, of machines of the future that prey and have always preyed on the American people. Hence America reproduces in their artistic forms, films about the extinction of mankind, and the most intelligent Americans feel that extinction much closer than any other nation…
It is that extinction unavoidable? Thus have the future only a path? It does not.
Since Time is multiple. Since you can go back in the evolution of machines, and so change the path of Time… Yet only Americans can do that, as long as they rule their company-mothers… and government.
Unhealthy lethal America, and the suffering of its citizens.
We have so far answered the first question:
Is America the best of worlds, or merely the most evolved metal-society?
Is America good or bad, an ‘alien’ or an ‘angel’?
America today is an alien nation. it is the future of metal-kind, it is bad=extinctive as an alien ecosystem to man. Yet the Americans are good people, are human people, and they are the first victims of the American economic ecosystem, that today degrades so many Americans by producing lethal goods in excess, and very few human goods that the American people need. This is what most people forget when judging Americans. America is the product of evolution of an ideology: A free ecosystem of machines in which machines and company-mothers have more rights than human beings. That extreme concept of economics, economic fundamentalism, we might say is bad for America and the rest of the world. It is the origin of the great errors and dangers against our species we are witnessing today, in America.
We are not trying to be here polemic. Another definition of the future that we often ignore is:
“You can only be sure about a thing of the future: in the future you will certainly die.” Heavy thought indeed, bun inescapable.
So in terms of health we could ask ourselves: it is the future of man, the future of America a healthy place to be.?
This seems a question more proper of a doctor than of a sociologist, however it is a proper question since nations do have in fact an structure very similar to that of an organism, and so we can talk of the health of societies, not only of its wealth in money and machines, elements of power of such societies.
In that sense America is the unhealthiest nation of the world, in which the sickness of lethal weapons, and lethal machines is more extended.
America is a mirror of the lethal future that awaits mankind under the rule of machines living in a free market, in a free ecosystem of company-mothers. America is a mirror of races that shows the future path of economical societies to all other nations.
The future is where we will spend the rest of our lives. So we are always interested in the future of America. We look to America to find the clues on that future.
In the same way that to understand the XIX century we had to understand England, since what happened in England happened later on in the rest of the world, today what happens in America – the ideas and products of America – happen in the World with a difference of years or decades.
Those two elements of economical societies, the ideas about how to rule nations, and the products nations create, are the ‘software’ and ‘hardware’ of the future, what changes in our reality. People also change, each generation, but their races, and genetics stay more or less the same. Not so, their ideas, and the machines that surround us – the substance of which the future is made.
On those reasons, till recently it could be argued that the future of America was only one of the two futures History was searching for.
Since there were other ideas, about what products and goals a human society could have. There was communism, a system with different ideas, trying to create a different future, and social-democracies, a milder European version that tried to create a future to the image and resemblance of man, based in Human goods and the evolution of history.
Yet since the end of communism, and the destruction of social parties in Europe by market economics in favor of free ecosystems of machines, it seems there is no other system that pretends to construct the future of the Earth, that the metal-ecosystem promoted by America – the total free market. So now we look only to America to think about our future, as workers and consumers of machines, in this XXI Century.
Why America defeated social systems
Why America and not Russia or Social Democracies, the European Union model, have won that race to create the Earth’s future?
Because animetals, men who worship machines, have the added power of those machines to impose themselves over human beings and human goods.
Weapons are stronger than the bravest soldiers. Chips calculate better than the smarter man. So Animetals, whatever their individual quality as human beings is, are more efficient in terms of power, than human beings.
The catch of course is that animetals degenerate as human beings, when they rely on machines. So today Americans have won the battle against human societies based in human goods, yet their people are degenerating fast, as their machines think for them, and their cars move them, and their military weapons show the ‘bravery of soldiers’, they increasingly lack. In this manner the victory of the company-mothers of America, is the defeat of the American people, which become less humans, devolve socially and individually as Human Beings, because they give all, the work only for their machines, the real citizens of modern America. Witness if not the last elections: machines have been appointed the rulers of the American democracy. Despite the fact that they rejected thousands of votes, and so they went against the rights of Americans to elect their president, the Supreme Court has decreed that it is against the ‘American Constitution’, to let people count votes, instead of machines. Now the American presidency plans to put the atomic arsenal of America, in the hands of computers and satellites, that will decide in the future when and how to throw atomic bombs, instead of the American military. Today in America the stock-market and the mathematical laws of evolution of machines that rule the stock-market decide what Americans consume, what laws the American politicians pass on….
America is becoming indeed the first dictatorship of machines over human beings, in the world. The paradigm of the future of men… as slaves of an economic ecosystem.
Unfortunately America has defeated Social Europe because its products and metal-minds were better. And so now it imposes his metal-minds and pro-machine messages, and products to the world. Those who resist American machines, have to face its revenge, a challenge coming from weapons belonging to the future, which is by definition a more evolved place, a more powerful place than the past.
We could indeed, wonder a little bit further and question us; why not all countries of the world are like America, are homogenous in temporal evolution, how they have resisted and avoided the evolution of machines? Why America seems the future of machines, and in comparison Africa for example seems the past of machines?
The reason is that beyond the surface of clocks, time is a complex phenomena, a relativistic phenomena. In words of Einstein, time is ‘local’. This means that each zone of the Universe has a certain degree of evolution, of time. So some regions are simple, live in a relative past, and some are complex, live in a relative future.
Some nations jeep institutions of the past and survive, and some other do not.
Time is in biology a discontinuous phenomena. I have dealt with that theme in other books, such as ‘The evolution of time”, so we will not bring here an exhaustive analysis of the discontinuities between regions of past, and regions of relative future. One example should suffice. Look at the sky in the night. What do you see? The form of present stars? Wrong. You see the past, because you see light coming from very far away… And it took so much time to arrive, that what you see is the past.
So there are beings, systems, social organisms and nations [historic organisms] which have more evolved machines than others.
Such societies have an advantage thanks to that machines. So, they might extinguish other nations. Then people become transformed in the other nation, as the molecules of a dead body become transformed into the strongest species that preyed on them.
Then the old nation becomes a replica of the top predator one. Let us see an example: America was the future economy in the XX century. Russia challenged America and lost. Now Russia has been colonized by TVs, capitalism, and big companies imitating the American society.
If you do not imitate but challenge the structures of the most evolved economy in history you are defeated and extinguished, often by war. Then also the individual cells, die.
So the American Indians that did not imitate the British civilization died away.
Both ways the society changes. If you imitate the top predator, you extinguish your culture, if you challenge, you die. Japan also challenged America and lost a war. Then she imitated fully American society and now Japan is a mini-version of America.
In this manner the economic future imposes itself biologically among societies. People intuitively know that. So when we go to simple societies we think rightly we ‘are in the past’. This fact is what imposes America to the world. This fact is what makes America the empire. However the result of this fact is that an ugly world of machines is born. The result of this fact is the contradiction between America as a world of machines, and the difficult life of Americans as human beings.
Only if Americans could understand that contradiction they could stop the preying of their machines over the world, and control history for their own benefit.
If Americans live under the American dream, the mirage of empire, the belief that their machines help them not only to destroy the world, but to be happy, they will merely commit suicide with mankind, by worshipping their machines.
An extreme example; in the film ‘Alien’ the alien species is a very evolved species, but you won’t like to be around, because ‘alien’ is bad. The android does not realize and saves alien, and dies. Ripley understands it, kills Alien and survives.
And so we will leave a question unanswered till the last chapter of Future, when it will answer itself:
Will America realize and stop the economical future on time, or it will worship ‘Alien species’ and die when those species reach enough strength to challenge American humans?
Meanwhile the old battle goes on:
Indeed, because the Game is History itself:
The game throughout history: Animetals Vs Human History
There have been always two different ecosystems, and ways of understanding History, the way of Religious and Artistic societies, and the way of “metal masters” [scientists, warriors and money-makers] that use a species of metal (weapons, coins or machines) to organize societies – hence the biological name of Animetals we apply to them in this web. Let us resume that fight, in a paradoxical wave with two sides, the side of Human goods and Human masters, and the side of Metal goods and metal masters, “animetals”, biological species that are half human, half metal, because they rely of weapons, money and metal-minds to “be”. In the graph, History confronts two ideologies, with different goals of survival: life based cultures, that promote human goods(life goods) and social evolution (love religions) Vs metal based cultures and metal-species backed by animetals (warriors of lineal metal, traders of cyclical metal and scientists of complex metal) that promote Social Darwinism, competence between humans and the evolution of metal . It is the paradox of History that opposes Economics Vs History: