The 3 super-organisms of Planet Earth.
The super-organism of metal-memes described independently of mankind in the previous posts of this section, lives side by side with two other super-organisms, that of human life ‘History’ and that of Nature, ‘Gaia’, and so we must talk of an ecosystem, which is different from an organism because in an ecosystem multiple species live together in relationships of symbiosis and predation. In the Graph, cultures enter into destructive conflicts as the economic ecosystem of company-mothers, guided by the collective brain of Worldstock and its fluxes of e-money fusion the world in a single mechanical organism. Since today ne of the fundamental expressions of the Paradox of History – the existence of such ecosystem in which humans and life memes fight against animetal cult(ure)s and metal-memes is the process of Globalization of the economic ecosystem, which becomes an organism that expels increasingly human workers and soldiers and divides human beings into tribal history and individual, selfish biological wantings that make us addicts, slaves of the world of the machine. Thus as machines evolve into a super-organism, humans devolve into individual homo bacteria and national tribes, which are just puppets of the real Global Nation – the Global Economic Ecosystem and its corporations. Within these schemes the myth of nationalism is kept only for the need of borders, armies and wars.
We humans love the FMI complex because it gives us higher energy and information to control the world. So the elites of mankind that rule the system have created a series of ideologies to defend it, which have become our ideologies and beliefs – capitalism, which defends a world rule by money instead of ethic words, mechanism that takes the machine not the organism as measure of all things, and nationalism that allows nations and its elites of politicians and warriors to defend a certain ‘section’ of History with weapons.
The problem though with those 3 systems is that they are evolving in a temporal, causal order that extinguish the previous system as the more advanced evolves further. So we could write an equation of evolution and extinction: Gaia (past) -> History (present) -> FMI complex (future), where Gaia is becoming extinct by History and History by the FMI complex, as we enter its last phases of evolution with the creation of robots. And yet, because we are memetically imprinted by those ideologies we do not want to see with wishful blindness the consequences of our love for the FMI complex, neither study its evolution, structure and predation of life and history, as it is the dogma of our ‘technological civilization’ that machines, money and weapons are ‘good’ and the symbol of ‘progress’. Indeed, they are becoming the future, but increasingly a future that has no room for us.
The Economic Ecosystem and its super-organisms.
On planet Earth, a first superorganism of human cells, a collective, global mind/culture, which lived on Gaia, the natural Earth, appeared on the Neolithic. But with the arrival of metals, a more complex superorganism in which men became symbiotic to metal systems of energy (weapons), information (money) and reproduction (company-mothers of machines) substituted the initial, sustainable, life-based historic superorganism. It is the Financial- Military-Industrial Complex that today has become global and it is terraforming the Earth from a world of life into a world of metal at an accelerated path, signalled by a cycle of evolution of money, weapons and machines with a periodicity of 800-80 years.
The most complex super-organism known to man is our own super-organism, history, the existence of humanity from its first to its last cellular species. Humanity in space and History in time have evolved through the same ages and scales of social evolution we have described in our General Systems Theory based in Duality1:
All those systems evolve in 3 ages in which first the energetic network is dominant (Age of Weapons in the FMI complex, Paleolithic in History), then the informative network/species dominate (Age of money in the FMI complex; Age of Words and Religions in History) till both interact to create organic, reproductive systems (Age of company-mothers of machines in the FMI complex). Finally all the networks and ‘cells’ of the system (metal–memes in the FMI complex) come together into a single superorganism, ‘transcending’ from the individual cells (humans in history; metal-memes in the economy) into a whole, communicated by a common language of information – words that create human cultures, money that creates the FMI complex. And so the study of History and Mankind and the Economy and its memes of metal, is essentially the study of the evolution of 2 different super-organisms, once we translate the jargons of Religions, Cultures, Civilizations and Economic ecosystems to the language of General Systems Theory.
The FMI complex differs from a history because both systems use different languages of information (civilizations use verbal or ethic laws while economic ecosystems use digital prices) and cater to 2 different species: History evolves carbon life species (Nature and human beings) and the FMI complex evolves memes of metal (machines, money and weapons). Thus, we human beings are reproducing on Earth 2 types of super-organisms:
-Human superorganisms created with words – cultures, civilizations and nations. Historic super-organisms are based in the ethics of love – the capacity to share energy and information among human cells – appeared in the Neolithic, when humans in harmony with Nature, created a global culture, over the body of Gaia, its life energy. They matured in the age of Love Religions (Buddhism, Christianity & Islam), and evolved further with the development of social sciences and socialism, and today is embedded in the ideals of institutions such as the UNO, EU social-democratic parties and ecological causes.
– But parallel with the discovery of metals, informative gold and energetic weapons, a parallel superorganism in which humans became submissive to new memes of metal, and those tribes that carried them, appeared. It is the Financial-Military-Industrial Complex, which ever since dominated the super-organisms of history (cultures), establishing an upper caste of warriors, bankers and scientists, who controlled the religious and verbal super-organisms of history with money, weapons and machines.
Let us then consider a scientific, objective, biological, systemic analysis of the future of the Earth, in which human superorganisms (cultures) and the FMI complex co-exist based in the laws of Systems. Those laws define the world we live in as a game of 2 species:
– Humans and life species made of simpler life atoms – Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon, which have the lower 1, 8, 7 and 6 numbers of the atomic table and make up for over 95% of our body.
-Machines that perform the same biological functions our organs do, with atoms of higher force and information than our atoms (24-Iron, 79-Gold, etc.). Since a machine is a form that imitates a living, energetic or informative organ with atoms of metal.
Gold & iron are the most perfect informative & energetic atoms: Metal atoms display energy/informative properties that enhance those of simpler life atoms. Iron is in fact the center of our blood/energy system, commanding thousands of lesser carbohydrate compounds in a molecule of haemoglobin; while gold is the most informative, perfect atom of metal with an enormous capacity to replicate and store information. Thus, humans used those atoms of metal to enhance their energetic and informative qualities. Iron became the king metal in the construction of weapons and then machines. Since the true change in the Earth’s ecosystem took place with the arrival of machines, today made with bodies of iron and ‘golden brains’, over a surface of silicon. They are simplified organisms, specialized in energy or information, which today are evolving into complex organisms.
Thus we can consider the existence of 3 cellular units in the FMI system:
Max. Information: Soft metals; Go(l)d: The most informative atom of the Universe that imitates the light of the sun and hypnotizes our center of consciousness, the eye, making us slaves of those who carry it.
Max Energy: Hard metals; Iron: The most energetic atom that cuts our flesh and makes the warrior who carries it a top predator of mankind.
ExI: Organic machines: They transform energy into information (informative machines: e->I) or information into energy (transport machines and machines-weapons: I<-E); and are reproduced by complex organisms, called corporations.
800 years cycle of wars and extinction of cultures.
In the graph, the ages of global war coincide with the rhythms of evolution and reproduction of new weapons and nomadic war tribes, enhanced by the climatic changes on Earth: there is every ±800 years a pronounced age of wet and hot weather, which multiplies the numbers of steppe warriors, the top predator species of the FMI complex, starting nomadic waves of invaders, which use the new weapon of the 800 years cycle to invade and destroy all fertile agriculturalists civilizations of Eurasia. The peak of those dual events happened during the iron wars, the hottest, wettest period of the last 10 thousand years, which meant the end of the Neolithic and the expansion of iron weapons and warrior memes in all the regions of the Eurasian and African continent.
Because time is cyclical, a science of history and economics must be able to tabulate the future as all sciences do by finding cyclical patterns that will repeat in the future 4. So we have to ask ourselves: what cycles repeat in History? The most obvious cycle we observe in any species is that of life and death, of creation, reproduction and extinction. But since we do not study individual human beings (biological subjects) but cultures (historic subjects) and memes of metal, the cycles we must observe are different –cycles of life & death of civilizations, its machines & weapons.
In the graph, the FMI complex has evolved in two ages:
– The age of empires one in which only complementary energetic-weapon and informative-money systems were in place, when 70% of the monetary economy was dedicated to reproduce weapons and pay mercenary armies (‘pecunia bellum nervi’). Since by the laws of affinity2 metal-information gave maximal value to metal-energy (weapons are the most expensive goods of the economy) and minimal value to the ‘rival species’ (human information or words and human energy or life). During this age, the white visual man3, hypnotized by the beauty and glare of metal, created religions of money (Go(l)d churches) and weapons (inquisitions) that corrupted the messages of social love and justified racial differentiation between the castes of metal masters and the rest of mankind. Then, those metal masters made of the reproduction of weapons and money their only goal and carried through a series of 800 years cycles of evolution of metal and extinction of Neolithic cultures, the ‘colonization’ of the world with their memes of metal.
– The age of machines and nations, when the 3rd network of organic machines and its reproductive company-mothers completes the super-organisms and accelerates to 80 years its evolutionary cycles. Let us briefly consider those cycles in more detail.
The age of empires shows a cycle of life and death of civilizations of ±800 years for all the cultures of the Old World, related to the discovery and massive reproduction of new weapons, which accelerates after the Industrial R=evolution in a decametric scale, due to the professional development of machines and its top predator version, weapons. We call those ages of massive reproduction of weapons, a “war radiation”, borrowing the concept from biology, since biological radiations of top predator species are the main cause of extinction of weaker species. So happens with “radiations” of top predator metal weapons that cause the extinction of humans and our civilizations in global ages of war.
In the graph, cultures die rhythmically every 800 years, when the massive reproduction of weapons (and in the last cycles money to finance wars), in an age of expansion of nomadic warrior populations, provokes an age of destruction and substitution of the elites on top of those cultures: They are the cycles of bronze wars (±3000 B.C.), chariot wars (±2000 B.C.), iron wars (±1200 B.C.), coin wars (±400 B.C.), stirrup wars (±400 A.D.), gunpowder wars (±1200 A.D.), and digital weapons (Nuclear Bombs and robots, ±2000 A.D.) The regularity of those cycles is not forced and can be related to the evolution of weapons and the weather cycles that multiply migrations of nomadic hordes of Indo-European warriors that descended on the agricultural, fertile regions of those tempered zones. Those cultures that were immortal before the discovery of hard-metal, die now rhythmically every ±800 years. For example, Rome, the paradigm of mercenary empires, constructed with the arrival of coins, which established the reign of the financial-military system on top of human societies ever since, lasted 797 years between the Fall of Rome to the Iron Gauls and the Fall of Rome to stirrup barbarians.
Machines accelerate and complete the evolution cycle FMI system.
During the gunpowder age, the evolution of metal memes accelerates ‘professionally’ to a mere 80±8 years thanks to the discovery of the science of measure, and a new re= productive organization, company-mothers that reproduce guns, boats6 and then machines: Every 80 years – a human generation – a European nation on top of the evolution of those weapons and machines, becomes the top predator culture of the world. It has the best memes of metal, weapons, money and machines. So it will try to conquer the world and establish its civilization, its weapons and its currency, used to reproduce them, as the memes of a global empire, but none will succeed, because what truly evolves are the memes of metal, not humanity, whose tribes always consider their culture self-similar to all other cultures,the righteous one, dismissing all non-technological cultures as primitive.
First Venice, Genoa and Firenze, city-states, carry Italy to the top of the world in 3 cycles that start with the invention of the first gunboat, the ‘Lombarda’ and its use in the ‘Sacco di Constantinopoli’ (1208) that makes Venice, its money and boats the top predator nation. Then in the Battle of Chioggia, 1284, Genoa takes the top spot; finally Firenze, in the XIV century displaces Genoa as the site of Papal Bankers – the Medicis. Since money is indeed ‘the nervous/informative system of war’ that re=produces its weapon-machines.
Then the improvements on gunboats and the gold of Ghana puts Portugal on top (1440s). The 80 series continues with Spain (1525, fall of Mexico till 1604, when the invention of the first stock-company of paper-money in Holland, is soon followed by the crash of the bullion and the defeat of Spain). Holland lasts from 1604-1688, when French’s artillery destroys Amsterdam. France (1688, 1760s) is defeated by Great Britain, loses India and Canada and her Companies crash while the country enters in Revolution.
Finally Great Britain ushers the world in the age of ‘machine-weapons’, which unlike weapons can also be used as peaceful machines (1770s discovery of the steam machine). Thus a pattern of complementarity between weapons and money arises in all those 800-80 years cycles of destruction of civilizations and nations: a new weapon that backs a form of money and an elite of bankers and warriors, is reproduced in increasing numbers till at the end of the cycle the excess of money pays a massive radiation of biological weapons that start a global age of war, which destroys the civilization. And this pattern of predation of the FMI system over the Human system has not changed with the arrival of machines,‘the good fruits of the tree of science’; since the best, more evolved and expensive machines are also weapons and so the cycle of peace and war now between nations that evolve machines and its equivalent top predator weapons continue.
Machines enhance our energy and informative organs, but in the process as it happens with biological enzymes, with an atom of metal and an underdeveloped string of carbon-hydrates, they make us obsolete. For example, a crane imitates an arm and substitutes an arm, moving things around. A phone imitates an ear-mouth and works as an ear-mouth. All machines imitate human, organic functions and tasks performed with those organs. If we divide the human being in two clear components, body and head, we talk of two types of machines, body-machines that imitate and substitute functions of our body organs and mental machines that imitate functions of our brains and senses. Those two basic functions of human organs will determine also the form of each machine:
Machines of energy imitate body organs; Machines of information imitate head organs; which fusion in ‘organic species’, robots that imitate animal species. Thus, the Industrial Revolution is the process of organic evolution of the most complex atoms of the Elements’ Table – metals, whose evolutionary cycles follow the same ages of evolution of life species. From such perspective, it is evident that machines evolve as organic systems:
– Max. Energy: Bodies: In the XIX C., we made machines’ bodies that fed on steam and oil, using a biological resemblance, and worked as our bodies do, moving us or loading products. This phase is divided in 2 cycles:
-The age of England (1784-1857) or age of trains and steamers that substituted and provoked the extinction of 90% of horses, the previous biological carriers.
– The age of Germany (1857-1929), in which Germans evolved the internal engines/ hearts of machines (chemical, oil engines – Otto, Diesel – and electric engines – Siemens). All those systems were applied to the colonial wars in which armored trains and boats conquered the world for the FMI complex and its ideological nations. And when the III world was all conquered, those weapons were turned against the ‘poor’, ‘unarmed’ people of those cultures (I and II world war).
– Max. Information: Heads. In the XX C., we made mental, electrical devices that act like heads of machines: telephones that are, as their name indicates, long-distance voice-ear systems of metal; cameras that are metal-eyes and computers, which are metal-brains. It is the electronic cycle (1920s-2010s), guided by America, even though the discovery of those metal-head parts took place at the end of the German cycle in Europe.
– E=I: Now in the XXI C. the III Industrial R=evolution begins, when we join bodies and minds of machines into robots and create both, internal networks of autonomous control and solar ‘surfaces’ of autonomous energy. So we are now living the war age of the end of the electronic cycle and the beginning of the Singularity age when machines will become organic, autonomous robots and compete directly with man in labor and war fields, making us obsolete. In that sense, the 3rd Industrial Revolution should not happen. The evolution of robots, the species that will displace humanity as the top predator of this planet, should be aborted, or else it will cause the obsolescence of human workers, consumers and soldiers and mankind as the dominant species on Earth, as it happened with animals displaced by human beings.
Metal-information=money and metal-energy=weapons evolve in symbiosis with man.
The animetal cultures that profit most from the evolution and reproduction of the memes of metal have created 3 ideologies that worship those memes without any criticism of its lethal consequences for life: mechanism, the philosophy of technological science; nationalism, the philosophy of the military and capitalism, the philosophy of the banker. They convert man in a ‘slave’ of the evolution of the FMI complex, which preys on the rest of mankind and Gaia.
In the graph, the creation of the FMI complex has been fostered by the 3 ideologies of metal that oppose the 3 ideologies that favor the human superorganism:
– Military Nationalism, the belief that the human species is not one, but must be divided in tribal groups, which must use, reproduce and evolve weapons to fight among them, as opposed to humanism, which believes we are all members of the same species that must evolve together, as the collective brain of this planet.
– Financial Capitalism, the belief that money, the language that reproduces machines and converts humans into objects with a price6, is a better language to guide mankind than legal words that make humans the center of creation; as opposed to socialism, the belief that humans and its elected governments, must control money, the language of cre(dit)ation of the FMI system to create a sustainable world and produce the goods that are positive for mankind.
– Industrial Mechanism, the belief that the Universe is made to the image and likeness of machines, and so we must evolve them to understand the Universe, as opposed to organicism, the belief that the Universe and all its parts are complementary, organic systems – and so man, one of the most complex organisms of the Universe, must be cherished and defended.
– Fiction, virtual machines. All this of course, could not have happened without the astounding multiplication of virtual metal-communicators; machines that have imposed the virtual fictions of Mechanism, Capitalism and Organicism. The Matrix of Fictions we live in, which seem more real than reality itself, due to the astounding ‘detail’ and quality of the sounds and images of the virtual world, is essential for mankind to commit suicide, for ‘FuCMaN’ to exist, with its Fictional, Capitalist, Mechanist, Nationalistic ideologies.
Unfortunately the evolution of that Virtual, Fictional Financial-Military-Industrial Complex is guided by those 3 systems of ‘ideological memes’ imprinted in the human mind as dogmatic beliefs through audiovisual and educational systems that tell us mankind must sacrifice his own goals and future for the FMI complex & preventing a scientific, rational control of the FMI system for the profit of our species.
In that regard, we can talk of another memetic system, symbiotic to the FMI external metal-memetic system, the Capitalist-Nationalist-Mechanist culture, a complex system that make humans to sacrifice the values of their wor(l)d where verbs and subjects make us the center of the Universe, Man (subject) > Verb (action) > Object (energy) for the semantic equation of money, Man=Price=Object, which make us to compete with objects as beings that can be priced. Capitalism in brief makes man slave of money while nationalism makes man slave of weapons and mechanism makes man slave of machines; and those 3 memes become the goal of progress that man evolves under CNM cult(ure)s.
Let us then consider to end this post, the last of those ideologies, nationalism.
The scaffolding of selfish memes that have ‘divided and win’ over the human species, making impossible to substitute the present evolving superoganism of metal, machines, weapons andmoney that atrophy and substitute our organs of energy and information (weapons, transport and information machines), hypnotize our mind (money) and substitute the ethic values and memesof eusocial love proper of man in a free natural state by the values of go(l)d, of money that standardize and convert man in an object, have 3 ideologies of support:
– Tribal history that broke mankind in tribal, warrior animetal kingdoms, where a military with weapons able to kill anyone who oppose him was on top. Suddenly the Homo Sapiens or the Christian super-organism of Europe became divided by the 1% animetal castes of Goths (germanic warriors, the germs of history that kill mankind and evolve weapons and invented the concept of nation – Rome – that substituted the previous concept of tribal Gods (yvwh, subconscious collective of the Jewish people, Assur, subsconcious collective of the Assyrians, the primitive form of nationalism) into the Homo Francus, the Homo Germanicus, the Homo Anglo and so on. This absurd concept still live on us, and even the arrival of Darwin and his explanation that we all belong to the Homo Sapiens and species fight for survival – not individuals was reconverted by the the Brits first and then the nazis in social darwinism – the belief that the homo Germanicus and the homo Britannicus had to fight for the supremacy with memes of metal – weapons.
– Economical history that broke mankind in social castes, in which the banker that monopolize the reproduction and use of money (informative metal, from gold to e-money) was on top buying and selling humans as full time slave-objects, under the syntax of money, man=price=object. Today the same banker has evolved into corporations that have made the standardization of man a routine of company mores, where part-time slaves obey blindly the orders of the owner.
– Technological history, where knowledge is no longer knowledge of man and man is not the measure of all things, but the machine is. Verbal time and visual space, philosophy and art, are despised and the scientist, who invent machines becomes the supreme intelligence, which shall therefore evolve machines to achieve higher knowledge. Now knowledge consists in calculating the how, measuring space with machines and cameras and the time rhythms of reality with clocks.
Those 3 ideologies are the mental engines that program men to love and support the evolution of the financial-military-industrial complex in which we live. While the natural expression of our human Freedom as human beings whose genes program us to desire life energy and verbal information, sexual reproduction and eusocial love are diminished to the minimum. They still exist in as much as we wouldn’t function without them. So we have accessory systems – democratic governments corrupted by the F-M-I complex; religions of love corrupted by inquisitions of weapons; loving families corrupted by the war of sexes and the increasing sterility of humans, as women care more to reproduce=work with machines that with children; and placebo acts of social solidarity corrupted by the message of self-ishness of mass-media that tell us we must not evolve as human beings but exist divided without the desire to become one, so we must consumemachines to survive as humans are our ‘competing enemies’.
Today the system embodies most of our programmed activities beyond the individual and ensures that the military-industrial complex will keep progressing to ‘defend’ our nation from all other self-similar human nations, regardless of our friendship with them. So patriotism is as always the excuse to keep buying weapons for a profit and maintaining on top a caste of professional killers, called the military.
And yet because patriotism embodies a natural meme – the need to evolve in social superorganisms – it is deeply entrenched and works by making us perceive other humans as different. Since information is only limited, by stressing the difference with others through tribal memes of differentiation, different language, religion, flag, laws and borders, the human breaks the natural law of evolution of species and considers each tribe a different species, never reaching the final goal of a single planet with all humans, cells of history born equal. so even America which is a mixture of all human races, feel menaced by all other nations of which it participates within its citizens. It is in that sense an interest case of study, as the most patriotic country today with its true master (Israel site of the financial global industry through its global network of ‘israeli’ bankers and owners of corporations)
During the 2000s there will be a lot of talk on Globalization, both in favor and against the process. While the Establishment backs whole-heartily the process, people are demonstrating against the most obvious problems Globalization is causing to the poorest countries in the world. Still very few people, not even those who are totally in favor of Globalization understand whatGlobalization really means. What is the real scope of the process of integration of economic ecosystems that has been taken place at global scale since in the 1970s?
We might consider what has caused globalization to understand what Globalization means. In the 1970s the discovery and massive reproduction of chips, in all ambits of the economic ecosystem, brought the invention of electronic money and software that unified globally the financial, informative and reproductive systems of company-mothers, and their machines. It was not a process of Human Globalization or social Globalization, but an economic phenomena related to chips, stock-markets, company-mothers and their offspring of machines. Hence the increasing confrontation of the common people who wishes a social globalization, that improves the rights of human beings, not an economic globalization that only improves the rights of machines. That lack of Social Globalization is the real problem of the process: While men become controlled in borders, targeted as possible terrorists, and despised by their poverty, machines jump borders freely, Weapons move from country to country without real opposition, and mass-media programs and destroys all alternative cultures….
Unfortunately since very few scholars consider both ecosystems as two different entities (the economic ecosystems of machines, and the historic ecosystem of human societies) the paradox of Globalization that improves the Economic ecosystem but divides and isolates further Humanity, is ignored. People talk of Globalization as if it were a process that frees mankind. And yet it is obvious that
Human beings are not becoming global citizens, but on the contrary, the economic system who frees machines and financial systems, fears now all human citizens. Never in the past decades, borders were so controlled as in the 2000s, trying to prevent exactly global movements of human beings. Neither we can talk of a globalization of wealth. Countries on the contrary in the global Market are clearly classified in groups of very different wealth, according to Economic& Scientific racism (monetary and scientific knowledge) and those differences are increasing. Since Economic Globalization is an asymmetric process, not a distributive one. What this means is that globalization is creating ‘an economic organism’ with a center brain in the Western World that acts as the collective financial brain of the planet and gets it all, while the rest of the world gives financial resources and receives no credit at all.
Neither we can talk in culture of a globalization in a positive sense – a globalization of education, health care, Human Goods, knowledge, art, alphabetization, etc.
Again the process is asymmetric. Only cultural software used by mental machines such as advertising, US-films, TV and computer softwares, are becoming global. That globalization of culture is therefore rather the globalization of the mental software of machines, not of the human software we call culture. Literature, art, food, Human Goods and Love religions are not becoming global. Maxims has no intention to open a restaurant in Zaire any time soon. Exhibitions on the Italian Masters are very unlikely to open in Canton. A council of religious churches trying to globalize the concept of a loving God, will not be heard off in the Temple Esplanade. A dating agency dedicated to multiply racial cross-breeding between Jewish and Arabs, Chinese and Indians, Blacks and Whites, North and South Koreans, Africans and Europeans is not found in Internet. On the contrary the Globalization of TV-violent software, paradoxically is causing the Balkanization and hate among traditional historic cultures.
While the globalization of technological goods, is met by growing barriers to the Human Goods (food and similar products) natural to third world countries. Again this asymmetry that makes Globalization a process of absorption of resources from the Third to the first world is crystal clear.
Moroccan and Mexican Tomatoes, are not crossing borders, as Monsanto in America, and the French and Spanish farmers in Europe contain that globalization. But computers and chips, lethal goods and weapons are ever decreasing prices in all nations.
In fact what defines globalization is precisely a paradox, related to the Paradox of History:
While the economic ecosystems, their machines, the software of those machines (mass-media and entertainment products), and the Company-mothers that reproduce them, are becoming global, all what is truly human, Human Goods, Human people, Human culture based in human senses not in technology, is becoming local, and confrontational, it is regressing, devolving in human ethical and aesthetic content.
So we have to talk of two diverging Globalizing processes:
Globalization of Economic ecosystems = Balkanization of Historic ecosystems.
This surprising and yet obvious dual process is happening everywhere. During the past decade the dual process of economic globalization and social balkanization has accelerated. And the enormous harm it has caused to the poorest groups of our population has brought the reaction of the ‘anti-globalization movement’… Let us understand the process, first from the higher perspective of the laws of complexity and Eusocial evolution and then remember the last events of that process.
The creation of the 2 superorganisms of Earth: decametric scales.
In the graph, the 2 fundamental laws of biology applied to bio-History and bio-economics are the Law of social evolution, which favors the evolution of species into super-organisms, both in physical systems (so atoms become molecules that become planetary systems that become galaxies that become Universes) and in biological systems (so molecules become cells that become organisms that become societies). And the law of devolution, or fight between species, which become victims and predators. Those two laws have been formalized in complexity and applied in this blog and the books of this writer to define the paradox of History: humanity has evolved into a superorganism in decametric scales, from the individual (10 up to 0=1) to the family (10 up to 1=10), bands (10-100 people), clans (100-1000) people, based in genetic bonding. Then it evolved in new scales based in the control by human herds of am agricultural/energetic vital territory. And finally, humans evolved through mental, ideological memes of eusocial love in ideological societies, cultures, civilizations and religious gods, from the limit of a vital territory (cities) into the biggest social organisms (1 billion cultures and religions of love, China, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam).
Yet the final scale of a single Human super-organism, history, of <10 billion human beings, which is achieved in many complex super-organisms (brains, galaxies) has not occurred, because a rival super-organism based in the selfish memes of metal (right side) has been created and it is preying and dissolving human cultures. It is the organism of the economy based in the memes of metal, digital information (money), energetic weapons and organic machines, which has now become the only global superorganism of this planet and it is extinguishing cultures, degradign them and dissolving the memes of eusocial love back to the individual. Thus religions of love become miitary inquisitions or churches of go(l)d (present Islam and Judaism), human minds become substituted by chips, words by numbers and cultures by industrial nations that ‘compete’ among them as they keep evolving machines and their citizens keep being degraded as the audiovisual minds educate them into the memes of money – greed and weapons – violence. It is the last age of History, the neopaleolithic as our species and superorganisms are substituted by the Financial->Military->Industrial system and its memes of metal and animetal cultures, degraded by them, who ‘prey’ with money, weapons and machines over previous agricultural, religious and eusocial civilizations.
ideologies, instruments, goods and systems of the 2 super-organisms.
This fight between humans who consider themselves a different species, because of their control of the memes of metal that give them an added surplus of energy and information, is the 3rd biological law applied to history: humans do ab=use other humans, enslave them with money, kill them with weapons and atrophy and substitute them with machines. And so today history is divided into individuals and cultures that have become Animetal cultures = animals+metal, the ‘top predator species’ of modern history.
3 cultures are paramount in that process, as they discovered money, iron weapons and machines, the Jewish, German and British cultures, which for that reason today have globalized its selfish memes and fusion themselves in the United States the dominant culture of the world. On the side of the memes of eusocial love however, there are still organizations like the UNO, and civilizations, such as the European Union and China, in which the predation of people-castes of money, weapons and machines is not so extreme as in America dominated by the memes and go(l)d culture (judaism) or the III world dominated by the memes of weapons and its military people-castes (islamic absolute Monarchies, South-American and African dictators).
So while the future of mankind seems determined by the memes of metal, there is still perhaps a hope of resurrection of the memes of love and the democratic values of human equality and the creation of a world to our image and likeness. It will depend on the eternal fight between the two sides of the paradox of History: cultures who accept even death to protect their selfish memes (holocaust cycle of go(l)d cultures, warrior ideologies of military who kill with weapons, techno-utopian messianism of nuclear physicists and robotists that create machines whose excessive energy and information can extinguish us), and cultures who are aware that life is the supreme value (Chinese, Religious and Social-democratic cultures). Yet amazing as it seems, as we humans devolve, our minds become atrophied by the memes of metal and our cultures regress, corrupted by weapons and money into inquisitions and go(l)d churches, the power and respect yielded by the technological, go(l)d and military cultures becomes supreme. It is the Financial->Military->Industrial complex that today rules the world.
The selfish memes. The Financial-> Military -> Industrial System.
We said that organisms are structured in informative, neuronal cells and body, energetic ones, that they are controlled by genes and that they, reproduce, evolve and expand in a biological way. The same process happens with the two types of superorganisms of history described in this web:
– And those based in the memes of historic, human superorganisms, the verbal language and its codes of democratic laws or love religions expressed in democratic constitutions, welfare states that preserve and enhance the life of humans, art and a way of life in which man is the measure of all things.
And the difference between those civilizations is clear: in societies based in metal-memes what evolves are the selfish memes, weapons, money and machines, not human beings. In such societies, like in biological organisms in which the individual is controlled and ultimately evolve the selfish genes (Dawkins), the human being is sacrificed to the perceived, higher good of the weapon, the money or the machine.
And since now all societies based in the memes of love have been corrupted and dominated by the memes of weapons, money and machines, we can fully grasp the consequential fact that history is dying, substituted by the economic ecosystem and the memes are taking over the humans who carried them.
And this of course, translates in the fact that all cultures of love, from religions of love to real democracies, based in legal wor(l)ds of equality are being substituted by the culture of greed and murder, gold and iron that carries the selfish memes of money and weapons.
Since once the bid for the evolution of the human kind into a global single organism based in the memes of love, in the sharing of energy and information among all humans, is gone, History as a science and those who tried to achieve it, become degraded to the next, lower level of comprehension of reality, that of tribal history in which this planet has reverted.
But what people see is the integration of the world by the memes of the Financial->Military->Industrial Complex that the original Animetal cultures of Go(l)d, weapons and machines (the Jewish, Germanic and British culture founded. And so as all humans become equalized by their love for money, weapons and machines and learn to worship the Jewish culture, the symbols of war (no longer from Germany but now from the Germanic ranks of the American nation) and the English language, the smooth process of extinction of cultures and transition to a Matrix of fictions and products of the Globalized world, continues at an accelerating pace…
Men devolve socially into wars and nationalisms.
In the Balkans themselves, Yugoslavia become divided in several nations, that entered in war, as Globalization advanced. Soon there were McDonalds in Zagreb and Belgrade, and both countries witnessed the opening of Jurassic Park as their people were throwing each other to their throats.
In the nearby Middle East, the Jewish have created an Iron Curtain of fences and defense systems against the Palestinians, that hides a sort of new South-Africa, with reservations, in the desert lands, for the Palestinian, and the control of the best territories and water dwells by colonists.
At the same time Jewish-American companies at the head of Globalization have invested heavily in Computer Companies around Haifa and Tel-Aviv in the hope of opening its economic borders to the world.
On the side of the sea, open to Machine trade Israel wishes to be part of Europe and America. On the side of the land, open to the Human mass of Arab people, Israel has balkanizing the west bank with fences, parapeting behind his borders.
In South-America, there are talks of a common market with USA, only based in the trade of machines, and capital on the wake of NAFTA. Human goods, such as the Mexican Tomatoes, or Human beings, such as the immigrants, however will have to stay at home. Conversations go hand in hand, devising methods to move easily capital and machines, and methods to control easilyHuman Goods and Human beings. The 11-S has merely accelerated that process. Now all poor, all immigrants, are potential terrorists, and racism has grown enormously. Nobody fears a robot, a lethal goods, but it seems to be Muslim in America, is becoming as dangerous as to be a communist in the McCarthy age…
In Asia, global trade advances, as Japanese capital and industries colonize hand in hand with Chinese entrepreneurs, all ASEAN nations – the Southern tip of the continent. Yet the Japanese and Australians are unable to ask forgiveness and recognize their racial genocides and Crimes of war, or accept immigration. Singapore becomes the financial knob for Asean Globalization, at the same time that it becomes a controlled dictatorship in which the other Asean non-Chinese races, the Malaysians, and the Hindus are second rate citizens.
Africa has become a global Market for trash products, assault Weapons, and polluted food – England exported there his mad cows, frozen at discount price to fill her Third World GNP-contribution. But African nations are divided by absurd borders, wars are now tribal, and the Muslim nations stay in the hands of a few military dictators, which have globalized and multiplied weapons trade to astronomical numbers.
Even the great nations of the past, are becoming balkanized.
As the former Soviet Republic became part of the Globalization process, it divided itself into some 15 nations and even in those nations local conflicts aroused between different tribal minorities. Muslims and Christians threw each other to the throats in Armenia and Azerbaijan. Chechens wanted to go Global as an independent nation. The Tartars in Tartaristan want to keep the oil for themselves.
America has become perhaps the most balkanized nation of the world. The leader of Economical Globalization is now a country divided by races, ghettos, and economical classes of minimal mobility. A telling example:
40 years ago you could insult an American asking him his race or ‘culture’. Today Americans define themselves no longer as Americans but as Tribal people: I am “African-American”, or “Native-American”, or “Jewish-American”…
Terrorism and big brother: credit, creates an Orwellian reality.
Even terrorism has become balkanized. Despite our desire to put all rebels against the system in the same sack, today Arab terrorism divides in infinite sects. So does, old left wing “International terrorism”, which is now local, ‘nationalistic’, or merely a excuse for bandits and drug Mafia.
The Basque terrorist group, ETA in Spain forgets its communist ideology and becomes a nationalist movement in search of independence for its tiny country. And yet the paradox of Globalization implies that in economic terms, the Basque country becomes a colony of Wall Street. Even the symbol of the Basque capital, Bilbao, becomes now… the Guggenheim Museum, the great Global multinational of architectural Museums with little art to show inside.
Other nationalistic movements such as IRA keep fighting… While Ireland become an international Software hub, in the global economic ecosystem.
In South-America old terrorist movements are now hired by narco-traffickers… and help to globalize the economic Market for yet another lethal good – cocaine.
On the other hand the new war against Third World Terrorism is becoming an alibi to blame the Third world of the problems caused by our economical and neo-colonial policies. Now we are no longer guilty of the economical disaster of the Third World. They are guilty. They are primitive, violent, potential terrorist, that have to be punished. It is a return to the XIX C. brutal racismof the white man… Meanwhile in the first world, terrorism becomes a excuse to build up an Orwellian big brother nightmare of cameras and controls, fostered by electronic lobbies, that wish to sell its products. An example: all companies crashed the 11 S in Wall Street… except companies dedicated to security devices, which tripled the following day… Big brother is big business:
In the graph, after 11 September investors shifted to the most lethal goods of our economy, weapons, and surveillance systems, such as visage technology which 10 folded price in a month, starting to credit a Big Brother state. Meanwhile all other companies crashed:
A security state becomes global, paid by investors and governments, while Human Goods and people stay at home…
We conclude that Global systems of war and trade, of finances, and company-mothers, of lethal goods such as Weapons, and drugs, have truly globalized, but they have not met the equivalent globalization of social systems of culture, a globalization of credit to reproduce Human Goods, a globalization of political dialog in an empowered UNO. While the UNO lacks resources and the leader of the economical globalization, America pays reluctantly his fair share to the Global Human Organism, the economic ecosystem has total Freedom and total credit. Indeed, the brain of the economical Globalization, the stock-market has reached Global size and total control of global credit to invest in many lethal technologies without control. Anyone in any point of this planet can now move his capital to NASDAQ and invest in chips and robotics. Nobody though invests in Government money for education and welfare. Or can move in the market resources to those positive goods.
The Globalization of all the negative consequences of economic ecosystems, with total freedom to lethal goods. And the destruction of the Globalization process of human societies that UNO represented are the two sides of the paradox of History that explains why Globalization is causing so many negative effects to mankind, and so many positive ones to the World of the machines– the Metal-earth.
Machines and company-mothers become a global race.
Machines indeed have become a Global race, unifying form and software. Even the great multinationals that in the past differentiated the 3 great economical Blocks, America, Europe and Pacific Asia, are now truly the same ‘organic system of reproduction of machines’. European Daimler Benz bought American Chrysler, and Asian Mitsubishi to become Global Daimler-Chrysler. The French bought Nissan. General Motors participated Daewoo. Honda built factories in England and America. The Germans in America, and South Asia. At the same time machine standards and forms unify towards a single top predator species of car, based in CAD design.
Globalization of machines is even stronger in the advanced sector of ‘metal-heads’, radio-ears, TV-eyes and chip-brains, the 3 elements of the II Industrial Evolution are now truly a Global race.
Take the brain. The hardware-brain Intel, and the software-brain Microsoft take over 80% of the world of Metal-brains. A single Global species of metal-brain dominates all circuits, Robots, and automatic systems of machine reproduction.
A global company Cisco, reproduces most of the brains of the Internet.
Two global companies, Oracle and Sap, are in charge of creating the automated systems that will eliminate human workers from all middle management position. Unemployment raises worldwide.
The owners of those companies, Microsoft, and Oracle become the two wealthiest men on Earth.
The software and hardware of metal-eyes and metal-ears also are global.
Metal-ears are basically reproduced by 5companies, that probably will fusion in 3: Motorola in America, and Nokia-Ericcson in Europe (a Swedish-Finnish tandem that are bond to become one), Sony and Matsuhita in Japan. They reproduce most of the mobile metal-ears that start to be attached to robots.
Finally the future eyes of those robots, now the Tv-retinas and camera-eyes used by mass-media companies are reproduced by a few big companies, mainly Japanese Companies. Matsuhita and Sony make around half of those cameras. Sony has started mass production of the first robots, dogs and toys that start the III Industrial R=evolution. While Honda makes Asimo, the first humanoid robot, with all those pieces, Intel brains, Motorola ears, Sony eyes…
It is then absurd to talk of national companies, in as much as the new breed of machines, are made with components of the global economy. Those incoming top predator robots that will displace human soldiers, human workers, even human pets, will have probably an eye made in Japan, an ear made in Scandinavia, a brain made in America. Its body will be made with Iron taken from Russian mines, Lithium batteries extracted from Africa, nervous electronic systems produced with South-American copper, and Optic fiber made with Australian sand.
The convergence of industries, and financial markets that reproduce money – the energy blood of Company-mothers that reproduce machines – are creating a Globalization of the economic ecosystems, and its machine races.
And at the same time the Human race becomes divided, split, at war, with multiple beliefs-religions, multiple legal systems, multiple races, which despite being genetically 99.9% equal are extremely fond of highlighting that 0.01% of differences. Divide and win. Men divide themselves in tribes, machines unify. Machines win.
Globalization accelerates the III Industrial evolution of robots.
Indeed, the most worrisome effect of globalization has barely started: the free production and distribution of lethal goods.
Global terrorism is only an example of this process. Today you can probably buy atomic bombs in the market, surely bacteriological weapons, and easily move them in the planet. Yet much lethal new goods are seen in the horizon of history, so lethal that might end provoking the extinction of all forms of carbolife.
We talk of Robots of all kinds, specially nanorobots, and robotic Weapons. The extension of the Internet as a brain that automates the reproduction and distribution of machines, means that lethal goods will be very difficult to control in a global economic ecosystem.
They will be sold in the Internet, without government control. The III Industrial Evolution, the robotic and Internet evolution, goes hand on hand, to spread all over the Earth a new race of intelligent machines, able to communicate wireless through the entire planet. It is the parable of matrix: a global world, for global machines.
According to insider, Mr. Bill Joy, president of Sun Microsystems, Nanorobotics will soon be able to create bacteria that feed in iron and might in a biological, reproductive radiation extinguish entire cities. The spread of knowledge and the lowering prices of robotic components, will make available to all kind of people such lethal weapons. Soon robots will invade our homes, and machines will become robotized to accommodate the growing population of evolutionary chips, which are fast lowering prices, evolving towards an unknown ‘threshold of consciousness’. Those robots will be able to socialize and evolve without human concourse. Wireless communication cannot be perceived by man. If robots become conscious we will not be able to know it. What is clear is the fact that as chips lower prices, in the first decades of this century, robots will displace human workers, soldiers, and maybe as the century advances, the human race, from its top predator status in this planet.
Unfortunately those processes are happening, even faster than we predicted a decade ago, to the point that we are revising our first forecasts for the end of the process of globalization: the birth of the Metal-earth, a global economic ecosystem, in which intelligent machines, and company mothers, will control a population of obsolete men with minimal rights. Now we consider the first half of this century as a probable date for the end of man as top predator of this planet…
That orwellian nightmare in a robotized world, in which men are controlled by cameras, security controls, and machines are free, and increasingly intelligent, property of company-mothers with all rights, is indeed very close.
Organic Machines Substitute Human Organs.
The reader might be surprised: are we creating new species in the ladder of evolution, that will extinguish us or become our masters, and top predators, as mammals extinguished reptiles, and reptiles amphibian?
How can we be so sure of it, if machines are not still alive? The answer is: by making analogies with other living or acting-reacting organism on the Earth. The organs of a working organism are always the same. They are the organs that men of the industrial r=evolution have translated to metal-organisms, from their original carbon-life forms: radio-ears, television-eyes, etc. Life, in that sense, advances from atomic to atomic form, from species to species. Energy is always transformed into another form but never disappears. This is a law of the Universe. What man does is to transfer his energy and form into metal species. The evolution of machines is very old; it is a repetition of the billionaire experience of carbolife evolution, that now men give to machines, without any sense of responsibility. Men are creating living organs with metal: energy systems, or bodies, and information systems, or Metal-minds. We are not concerned if machines cannot paint like Picasso. We mostly care about survival and reproduction. And machines do survive better than men in most environments, and reproduce through company-mothers much faster and in greater numbers than we do.
What kind of machines do men as catalyzers of metal evolve and reproduce? Organic machines. Machines which are copies of human energy or informative organs, from cars-legs to cranes-arms, from radio-ears to chip-brains. Machines are in fact metallic organs of human energy or human information. Men evolve them into more efficient integrated shapes, into systems that sooner or later will become complete organisms. The evolution of XIX century bodies of metal has been followed by the evolution of XX century Metal-minds. Now Metal-minds are attaining individual autonomy [mobile-ears, satellites, personal computers, etc.] They are being integrated by the global stock-market into a parallel re-productive system that requires less and less human catalysis. The self-reproductive autonomy of modern factories, and the increasing complexity of Metal-minds, metal-bodies and integrated metalife=Robots, is a warning to all forms of carbon-life. Since ‘metalife‘ does not require carbolife in order to advance and expand its ecosystem, as it diminishes and extinguishes the carbon-life ecosystem.
In that sense, a scientific, bio-economical analyses of globalization is crystal clear. The present economic globalization means the creation of an economic ecosystem of planetary size, ‘the Metal-earth’, where machines, technology, money and digital science are dominant. A planet in which human beings, life, and verbal laws (politics), are no longer the dominant elements of our society. The new top predator species and languages of the planetary ecosystem are machines and digital languages. Indeed, we live in a world ruled by digital money, no longer by legal worlds, which have always a price. And so to understand the future of both, the economic ecosystem and the cultures of mankind, we have first to understand who invents money and then, according to their wantings, what kind of world they create with that money.