The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Ferdinand Drucker
SolarCross wrote:@ThomasmarielIt is held by communists that communism can't happen until every last trace of capitalism is purged from existence. Thus it is believed that a totalitarian world government is a necessary precursor to the coming of communism, in order to ensure that there is not one human being free to act independently enough to choose capitalism.
A totalitarian world government, namely a Technocracy, is being created today. There's no guarantee that communism will be implemented. Capitalism as a noospheric operating system is responsible for great technological development. Socialism and communism missed the boat
, humanity is rapidly entering a stage of civilization that has given up collective sovereignty to data/information processors. Advances in technology inevitably lead to more control and less personal autonomy. This can be summed up by the adage- “you can't manage what you can't measure.”
The very nature of scientific development is to quantify physical systems so we can better manage phenomena.
Programming (the modification of perception)
is as old as human language (oral and written)
and perhaps as old as the human experience (a moment in the Ouroboros endo-exo-vibration when humanity learned how to adapt to things from the natural environment through trial and error and mimesis)
human behavior has been hunted
by communicative survival strategies or ethos-programs for centuries. I'm not sure how human thought compiles
or projects its potential for amalgamous concentrations of synchronous perceptions, but it is certainly a thing
to be studied or least considered when we analyze the activities (and perhaps functions)
of human consciousness. Nevertheless, for better or worse, It has been the subliminal goal (unspoken creed)
of the tribe and modern society to modify the individual for the pursuit of group-oriented POWER. The nature of power dynamics depend on the circulation and diffusion of energy systems. These energy systems are made up of raw materials/components which have been refined by the human capacity for cognitive-physiological pattern recognition and used to reshape our experience of reality and the expression of human organization (milieu)
. All technologies have played a role in the reshaping of human organization. From the Promethean flame to electric circuitry (and everything in-between, stone-bronze-iron-steel, reinterpreted input/output signals)
, energy systems have rewired societal nervous systems (how a group behaves or communicates collectively)
. A more recent (r)evolution occurred when Norbert Wiener established the field of cybernetics. A marriage of electronic processors and the great triumph of the industrial era mindset or compartmentalization of thought and action (behavior), gave rise to the cybernetic communication (feedback)loop. This technological loop is a selective augmentation that found a way to piggyback the figure-ground interplay of the mind-matter interface (the resonant interval of human perception)
Specifically, the information age is applied control theory. Integrated and militaristic computer networks have invaded and occupied nearly all aspects of intelligent systems information. The doctrine of "full-spectrum dominance of the human domain condition,"
sums up technocratic policy. The goal is to technologically manipulate and guide all living information systems. In effect it's a civilized gene-washing operation (because natural selection involves adaptation and energetic trade-offs)
unfolding under the guide of conventional progress
. Remember, the motion of self-propagating energies and their morphological forms or physical bodies give rise to the experience of spacetime in relation to an omnidirectional sensation. The omnidirectionality of self-referential sensation or experience is merely an information bias deduced through the vorticies of sensory signals that are being filtered by gentic-noospheric-chain-memories which can be found in all species. All phenomena revolve. Time is a modifier shaped by the always changing or shifting energies of the universe as IT enfolds the unfolding appearance of an inter-causal evolution called LIFE. While a metaphysical monad remains cosmologically concentric, an individual aspect of it would be poly-centric, creating infinite potential for new forms (variations) to self-propagate. Of course, there are philosophical quibbles to be had-- mostly on the nature of consciousness and free-will. The idea is to control or at least manage the self-propagating nature of consciousness.
In short (if your attention span has been crippled by technotronic stimuli), Cybernetic systems hijack or intercept the information or light (for the case of this thread, because light is information) as it travels from the event
to the mind. Everything you experience has already happened, given the way light travels, and cybernetic systems wish to anticipate the future by intercepting the present and managing the past.
This in itself is unlikely enough given that in all of human history there has never been a single world encompassing government let alone a government doing so whilst also maintaining complete totalitarianism. However it gets worse, infinitely worse, because this world is not the only world and homo sapiens is already on the cusp of colonising the vastness beyond earth. We already have all the science we need, all that remains is for the technology to improve just a little bit to lower the costs of escaping the gravity well of earth to hit the tipping point where colonisation of our solar system can begin in earnest.
The only thing that will accelerate colonization is an impending extinction level event on Earth.
Once people are living beyond earth the whole universe becomes open to us and the universe is far too vast to bring under a single totalitarian state and light lag guarantees that can never happen. Governance requires communications and under known science communications can never beat the speed of light. Thus two way communications between even the very nearest stars will have years long lag time. Rising to hundreds of thousands of years just for our galaxy the Milky Way and way beyond millions of millions of years for inter-galactic communication.
Which is fine, the Technocracy doesn't need to control outliers. It's not a necessity for majority control. Furthermore, outliers will need to be self-sufficient (perhaps widely available tech will provide sustainability?)
. If not, an "empire" can besiege rebel outposts.
Given that the conditions for colonisation beyond earth is almost complete but a project to impose a single globe spanning totalitarian state is not even 1% complete it is virtually guaranteed that the former will happen before the latter and once the former happens the latter can never happen.
This is incorrect. We have more satellite installations orbiting Earth than any other planet. Private corporations use cybernetics to compete. Eventually, all private corporations will behave the same way in order to remain competitive. This endless power struggle will lead to scientific totalitarianism.
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