One Degree wrote:People easily dismiss history in pursuit of today's wants.
True, 'want' is the bane of civilized man. To control the impulse of 'want' is to understand what you 'need' in your life. And you know what they say, we learn from history that we do not learn from history.
Such an unfortunate state of mind can be manufactured, but it is also a natural feature of general ignorance. Perhaps the profane masses may pursue history if it's packaged through a video streaming service. Would people watch the fall of Rome if we could make it instantly available 24/7 through a stream? That is where we're going with post-electric history. More and more things will 'go online' and recorded history will be like time-lapse photography.
What happens when you reverse engineer time-lapse photography?
From what I see, it is driving us insane. We accept the pictures and discard all inconvenient truth. We appear to choose the fantasy over the reality.
Yes, how convenient it must be for the general populace to dismiss the true history of man. I think you 'hit the nail on the head,' people really try to believe in human mythos despite living in one self-evident, objective, biological environment (Earth). The human imagination and its intellect invent the illusion of separation, and I'm determined to find out if such neuro-cognitive conditions can be cured. I strongly believe in the education of perception, we need to teach the masses how to think, not what to think. The trickle down
indoctrination system/compartmentalized noosphere (structured realm of human thought) will not work in the future, because human information will become the human condition as we transcend natural selection through our technologies and intelligently guide our own evolution.
I think we have already invented more than most can handle, so they just pick a convenient fantasy and ignore everything else. Information overload seems to have serious consequences.
Sure, I shall reiterate- information abundance creates apathy. Also, information abundance can be weaponized and highly focused, it may 'dilate' the pupils of extremism and imprint extreme forms of pattern recognition (hence conspiracy theories and political radicalism). Right now we're going through 'growing pains' because we're living in a post-internet world (new technologies shake up old environments). Changes in the information environment restructure our human domain. When the pentagon spider unleashed the internet and decided to weave its web around the planet, did the cryptocracy consider the biological consequence? Is it cataclysmic, or geo-political strategy for the technotronic era? The masses, sub-tribes of empire, roam the noosphere jungle hunting for information, they're not interested in deconstructing or examining the jungle they play in, so they spend their time filling space with tribal distraction, trinkets, #symbolsigns, war (obviously war and tribal conflict must be encouraged because capitalism as an operating system uses war as a population/profit processor)
, etc. The scientific priest class that continues to use pre-electronic classification (secrecy, knowledge=power) to organize space-time is now in a race with other scientific priests for 'full-spectrum' dominance of human systems. I'm not worried about tribal conflict, because I think it's a normalized feature of conventional diplomacy. Eventually, information abundance will numb 'tribal awareness,' and the illusion of separation will break down and dialogue will be unified (tribal conflict shall exhaust itself). However, I am worried about the full-spectrum dominance of our mind body and soul.
My question- who will control the noosphere and run consciousness dynamics?
one picture on the internet is now a more valid argument than a Phd in the field.
Sure, but the the university system is a militarized racket. With the internet, education is instantaneous and everywhere. I think changes in the field will outpace the knowledge in the class-room, and the Prussian model of compulsory public education will need to be abolished. University is obsolete, we keep it around for social engineering and the cherry picking of human talent/intelligence.