All things grow back again in a new form. things are always changing, and even dictatorships, systems of rule and governance, and civilizations, cannot change that fact. all things come to an end, even civilizations (e.g. Sumeria, Babylon, Rome, Egypt, Carthage, Numidia). Including this one, being no exception. May i herald publicly. that which i have been waiting to herald all my life. The end of this particular mode of civilization. Also, Evolution of Man did not stop when we clambered down from the trees, otherwise we would still be hairy with big guts. Evolution of Mankind continues to advance,, and a 100,000 years from now we shall differ from how we now look, and think and act, as much as we differ from chimpanzees today.
Predicting the Fall of the Feat Monetary System and Collapse, or Transformation of the Current System of Rule and Governance, from a Feat Based Exchange System, to a Digital Currency, as the Rise of A.I. and Robotics makes Humans slowly redundant in old Professions and Leads them to other ways of Surviving, separate and apart from the Feat Monetary System of Taxable Income.
Free living off the grid tax free as a sovereign individual and digital nomad
Predicting the Birth of Sovereign Individuality, and digital wealth for all Humans, with Currency being a mere imaginative legal fiction (which is indeed what the FEAT system also is). The next Evolutionary step in the way Humans interact and exchange knowledge and resources with each other, seen through the lenses of Sociology, Economics, Politics, I.T., Emerging Technologies, and Socio-Political Anthropology.
What is a Sovereign Individual and how does this differ from Sovereign Citizenship?
In order to make clear the likelihood of this prediction, I have assembled a series of snippets and quotes from various papers and manuscripts written by Professors Emeterius, and Doctorate Holders in Economics, and from Government Papers, on the topic of Underground Economies, and mixed them with content that reveals the rise of the Sovereign Individual through the changes that have been occurring in the age of digital currencies and digital nomadism.
source; world bank
The presence of a large underground economy undermines government revenue collection, while increasing the cost of providing public services. For these reasons, it is crucial to know who is engaged in the underground economy, with what frequency, and more importantly, the magnitude of their activities in order to assess the implications for national account statistics and fiscal revenues.
Deficiencies in corporate data services and government intel agencies, is that the estimation techniques and difficulties associated with data collection lead to misreporting and underreporting of national accounts statistics. Also, economic agents deliberately conceal information from the authorities either because they are involved in illegal activity, or if the activity is legal, there is a conscious effort to avoid paying taxes.
These activities are usually conducted in the underground economy. Obtaining accurate statistics about economic activities and the allocation of economic resources in the underground economy is important for the formulation and implementation of effective economic and social policies.
Approaches to measuring the size of the underground economy, have been an important concern of Government policy makers since the late 1970s, for many reasons; They believe in their old fashioned manner, that the presence of a large and growing underground economy understates the size of the economy, signals the existence of market distortions and excessive regulations, and raises serious governance issues.
In truth. there are now hundreds of millions of freelancing travelers who live as Digital Nomads, unregistered and untaxable in any country, which depletes the old system of rule and governance, and endangers the financial grip they have on poor nations and the common people. The world is about to become free through independence from the FEAT controlled monetary system of trade and exchange, and entry into a free world where we can keep our earnings, without some armed gang calling itself a government being able to tax us for this or that, despite the fact we were not born there, nor do we live there all the time, nor did we sign at birth to say we recognize their laws and regulations.
Government & Formal Sector’s Biased Definition of the underground economy, based in the need to maintain power to tax the people and wage wars, both economic and actual.
The underground economy involves economic transactions not measured by government statistics and ignoring government regulations and laws. It includes according to the State and the official Bankers;
Illegal criminal activity
Non-market activity – e.g. growing your own vegetables
Legal activity which is hidden from authorities (e.g. to avoid paying tax)\
But what is not mentioned by Governments and States,is that now in 2020 onwards, probably almost 80% of the underground economy, is wealth made through ethical and legal types of activities, such as freelance writing, online freelance work of many kinds, Ecommerce, eBook authoring, affiliate marketing, YouTube channels, game streamers, musicians on soundcloud, selling music beats, and so on. All non criminal non evil activities made by free hearted free living individuals who do not wish to be enslaved by a warmongering government ruled by big businessmen and Nazis like Donald Trump.
The underground economy may also be referred to as the ‘black market’, ‘shadow economy’, ‘parallel economy’. “Over time, the underground economy has changed as lawmakers redefine what is legal or what is to be taxed. How far “underground” an activity is depends not only on its legal status but also on the capacity of government to enforce laws and/or collect taxes.”
Economist Friedrich Schneider, who works at the Johannes Keplet University of Linz in Austria, carried out a study on the US underground economy. He estimated that it represented 7.2% of GDP in 2007. He did not include prostitution, weapons trading, or illegal drug dealing in his estimate. (Market Business News)
Myths Persist Throughout all Eras – the deluge myth has been recounted in the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Bible, the Torah, and the Koran. Myths seem to survive the rise and fall of civilizations, religions, and even cataclysms and mass extinctions.
We have had 25 Mass Extinctions (26 Including this Human induced mass extinction of species on earth), the 5 major ones being the Ordovician Mass Extinction, Devonian Mass Extinction, Permian Mass Extinction, Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction, and Cretaceous-Tertiary.
This, and the concept of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Algorithms with machine learning (the program teaches itself without human intervention) being the same process found in Nature’s Evolutionary Algorithms. Creation and Evolution is limited to a certain geometric pattern of self growth and development, and is unescapable, be it nature’s Invisible Process of Evolution, or Human Created Self Learning Machine learning deep Learning A.I. Algorithms. But Civilizations suffer Cataclysms and Fall Into Entropy, or suffer Catabolic Entropy and dissilve through lack of resources due to fast growth, fall of economy, rebellions , the Steady State, Production in relation to Expansion, and so on.
I delve into Cyberpunk a bit at the end and talk about how the respective benefits and deficits which lie between Artificial Intelligence, and those found in Living Sentient beings (in this case, Humans), will inevitably blend and fuse together in a symbiosis of Human and Machine, Mind and A.I.
I wish I could have had time to go into machine A.I. as to how the inclusion of a conscience (set rules of ethics) should be programmed into a DEEP LEARNING ALGORHYTHM, in order to make sure no conditioned ethics are present.
But that a set of truly universally fair, and logical decisions can be made when confronting social, religious, legal or other dilemmas. The A.I. state oof the art in the moment is able to map the universe, and do scientific computations, and also make simple decisions as to what it thinks we might want. But that’s it.
“In Space Odyssey 2001, HAL 9000, the Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer, consigned the crew commander to his death by refusing to open the pod bay doors. Leaping forward to today, with life hopefully transcending Arthur C. Clarke’s fiction, NASA has announced a visionary step: that intelligent computer systems will be installed on space probes”
An algorithm, such as if a cyborg police officer sees that he can either save the victim and let the criminal escape, and be destroyed himself in the process, or, catch the criminal and lose the victim who would die, or, sacrifice itself and save the victim whilst killing the criminal.
How could the A.I. decide what to do?, if its only command, was to apprehend the criminal alive, or to apprehend the criminal and save the victim? What set of ethics if any should be programmed into the laws of robotics and of A.I. machine learning algorithms ???
The topics and categories and rankings given with the current sets and modules of algorithms in Deep learning, despite producing amazing feats, are still missing too many abstract variables of living human society, in order to make accurate conclusions and decisions. Life is not a game of GO, and Alpha Go cannot give life advice to Humans, and probably never will be able to.
“Computer vision models are struggling to appropriately tag depictions of the new scenes or situations we find ourselves in during the COVID-19 era. Categories have shifted. For example, say there’s an image of a father working at home while his son is playing. AI is still categorizing it as “leisure” or “relaxation.” It is not identifying this as ‘”work” or “office,” despite the fact that working with your kids next to you is the very common reality for many families during this time.”
The algorithm of evolutionary progress of Civilizations seems to indicate that all Civilizations have a limited lifespan for their rise and fall, and mathematicians and statisticians are trying to create algorithms ,to calculate just how much longer our civilisation itself has left, before it falls.
“The collapse of complex human societies remains poorly understood and current theories fail to model important features of historical examples of collapse. Relationships among resources, capital, waste, and production form the basis for an ecological model of collapse in which production fails to meet maintenance requirements for existing capital. Societies facing such crises after having depleted essential resources risk catabolic collapse, a self-reinforcing cycle of contraction converting most capital to waste. This model allows key features of historical examples of collapse to be accounted for, and suggests parallels between successional processes in nonhuman ecosystems and collapse phenomena in human societies.”
(Ecoshock.Org) – Highly recommended PDF on The Human Ecology of Catabolic Collapse!!!
Neuralink as a solution to the failings of A.I. and the Dangers it may present to Humanity.
However, Elon Musk’s Neuralink, seems to be the answer, a very ‘Cyberpunk’ solution, to the dangers of the rise of A.I. and Robotics, and Androids.
The study of the state of Existential Risk is an important study for Humanity to focus o, as we are in my belief, truly in danger of extinction due to Catabolic Collapse
I have a Grand Disagreement with the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, and the Theory of the Arrow of Time, which compels me to post about this ‘Matter’ (being to do with the Material Universe and the Laws of Quantum Physics/Mechanics). There is no net increase in entropy, rather, a constant re-balancing and rearrangement of material forms, within the rules of cause and effect. This topic is also related to Evolutionary Sciences, and the algorithms of Natural Selection. I also disagree with the theory of ‘The Arrow of Time“.
To Begin with i would like to show a video of a clip from a documentary by a Great Modern British Scientist and TV Personality whom i admire and respect, and see as ‘The Next Sir Richard Attenborough”, for the way he has made science interesting to the younger generation again, and his wonderful way of explaining and describing things, as well as the fantastic production editing of his team.
The first false assumption Brian makes about the Law of Entropy, Chaos and Order, is that he is creating ‘Order’ when he builds the sandcastle. he is not creating ‘Order’, rather, is only under the impression that his disturbance of the natural fractal patterns of the dunes, is orderly, and that the fractal dunes, are chaotic. This is as false a view, as the view that the dunes are orderly, and the sandcastle is chaotic. All views are subjective, and hence, not objective (false, for they are contextual in nature).
Castles in the Sand – Palaces of Stardust
The Buddha did not have views, for he said that all views are false, and hence, paradoxically, the only view that the Buddha held to be true, is that all views are false views, except right view, which is the view that there is no self, and all things are impermanent, conditioned in nature, and dis-satisfactory because of that. We have Dualistic minds, and find it hard to open the curtains, lift the veils of Illusion so to speak, and see beyond our own perspective, which is subjective, not objective
Now i continue with this share of a Ted Talk which addresses some of the issues i have with the second law of thermodynamics; “The History of the World in 18 Minutes”
The video is from one of the team who made one of my favorite History Channel documentaries; ‘Big History’ which takes an alternative approach to viewing history and the interconnections between everything.
To quote this video which belongs to the staunch belief in the second law of thermodynamics (Entropy Theory) “David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline. “
“I keep reiterating that focusing on an iceberg dissolving, or a sandcastle disintegrating or a rock eroding, does not show entropy is the direction of things. The iceberg was first constructed, as was the mountain before it eroded, as was the sandcastle. And so, everything lies in a constant state of rearrangement, of construction and deconstruction (constant flux), but both creation and entropy go hand in hand, for no thing can exist without its own opposite! We see a sandcastle dissolve into the fractal-like orderly but never repeating patterns of the sand dunes of the desert, and think disorder is in effect, when in truth, the desert, is merely rearranging the disorderly sandcastle,, which despite human conditioned thought perceiving it as ‘the orderly part’. is in fact the disorderly chaotic part, and the desert is reclaiming it and rearranging it back into its Natural ORDER of things, which is namely dunes, and ripples on the dunes, which move like the ripples on the ocean, and have no permanence or un-changing-ness to them. If entropy were the only direction the material universe travels in, then an iceberg or a planet or an element, or a complex structure such as DNA would never have come into existence.”
We may see cancer as entropy of our own health, but for the cancer genome, it is in process of construction and adaptation (evolution through rearrangement). So both Entropy and Construction/Creation, are seeming processes (false and Dualistic conditioned views), where in truth, there is only rearrangement, but no construction and deconstruction (creation and entropy).
“Chaos and Order, much like Beauty, Only Exist, in the Eye of the Beholder”.
The first law of thermodynamics tells us that energy is conserved. However, the absence of the process, indicates that conservation of energy is not the whole story. If it were, movies run backwards would look perfectly normal to us! Have you ever observed this process, a broken cup spontaneously reassembling and rising up onto a table? This process could conserve energy and other laws of thermodynamics and enrgy mechanics.
Maybe movies don’t run backwards to us, but who is to say that the way we perceive things, and measure things, is the only way things are going? A person on 520 megahertz CB radio channel 9 won’t hear what some people on channel 7 were talking about, would they? At least not unless they changed frequency of perception.
Considering myself an auto-didact, I always taught myself everything that I know apart from the first basics which I learned in school, such As the alphabet and how to read and write, and my first basic math lessons. I do remember enjoying history as they taught it, and i believe some of the things i learned at St. Olave’s Boarding School York were the basis of my ability to apply self learning to educate myself, long after i had left school without a single qualification.
In recent years, my self education based in web programming and etymology and lateral thinking, i became very obsessed with educating myself about how Artificial Intelligence may be developed and applied in the present and future, both near and far
The story of Google Deep Mind’s Alpha Go beating an 18 times world champion at the world’s most complex and difficult boardgame GO, rose my interest as to thinking both how the A.I. learns from its own mistakes, how it predicts, and how in game 4 of 5 rounds, the Korean master managed to cause a memory overload by making the A.I. need to look further ahead in the number of moves as it was programmed to do, and tax its own computing power to the point where it became confused.
In my early years when the rest of the kids were playing Basketball or Rugby or Cricket or whatever, i would go to the Library and read Asronomy Books. Computing was not a topic one could find in school libraries in the mid seventies, otherwise i may have interested myself for that as much as i interest myself for algorithms, computing and Artificial Intellligence, in relation with Nature’s Natural Algorithm of Self Learning which we call ‘Darwinian Evolutionary Theory’
I refused to go to school at the age of 13, and didn’t go back until the final term of my 15th year of life. As the exams came up after 2 years of absence, and being in a Cambridge based educational comprehensive state school after having left an Oxford based Jesuit Boarding school in Malta, I walked in with a new tattoo on my arm, and my sleeves rolled up, signed the exam sheets and left them empty, and walked out.
Walked Out of the Exams Without Fillling in a Single Question and Signed my Name
So what does all of this have to do with algorithms? I hear you asking; All I can say to you in answer is “absolutely everything”
Let’s start with the classic scientific definition and current public understanding of the world algorithm in the IT Computing world;
An algorithm is Math based set of instructions which depend on sets of functions, variables, and priorities. An Artificial Intelligence algorithm however, no longer needs the Human to continue teaching it (although Humans will interfere and add code to improve the algorithm when a runtime error or inacccuracy or inefficiency is detected).
Below is an old GCE level computing algorithm tutorial, which even if you dont understand code and computing, will begin to give you an idea about how an algorithm can be built upon.
Perhaps you can then imagine how a point can be reached in the programming, where the machine itself can be set to learn from its own set of varied experiments and attempts to solve or execute programs.
For example, an analytics algorithm could be built in with a runtime error log which would then be combined as machine learning database information after reboot, and the machine would use its ‘memory of the experience’ to avoid making the same mistake twice. But algorithms are not merely computer based, for if Mathematicians are right, it is the process of Evolution itself which uses self learning algorithms in the same way an A.I. program does.
A further calculation program to analyse alternative possible fails and runtime errors which may occur through similar scenarios would then also be run, and with a series of ifs, and whens, buts and thens, the machine would learn to make the most effective decisions,
The next problem in Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Programming is to decide and understand how to program a set of ethics into the system (see Arthur C. Clarke‘s Science Fiction series of books which are of Visionary Excellence, just like those of Isaac Asimov, with his ‘I Robot‘ series, which deals with the 3 laws of robotics, and is a major foundation of the philosophy of most modern Artificial Intelligence Programmers up to the present day, despite being a science fiction novel.
Arthur C. Clarke was also one of the world’s greatest Astronomical Scientists, but also wrote science fiction novels, which have shown great predictive foresight into how the future (our present day) may turn out. Isaac Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers during his lifetime
So what do mathematical and A.I. Algorithms have to do with Nature and Evolution?
A.I. Interfacing with Humans Controlling the Decisions over all Important Protocols. This is how we eventually circumvent the problem of how A.I. can remain under Human Control
Will the Biological Entity (Humans) merge with Artificial Intelligence?
The answer to this question is very Easy; We already are doing. Many of us speakj to Siri or Cortana or Google Assistant or similar every day for menial questions, calling up data or commanding basic actions, be it on the device within apps, or with smart home hardware technology in the home.
I can remember seeing various Science Fiction Movies where the Protagonists spoke to the ship they were traveling in or the building they were residing in, and the computer with a background listener would perform its duties.
In those days, nobody thought o the security issues which would arise with background listening microphones and devices, and webcams, and now we stand between a heaven of Futuristic technology which could make our lives so much easier (or arguably more complicated), and a hell of a Dystopian Future with Big Brother-Like Government Agencies and Companies spying on one’s every private aspect of one’s life, be it physical, medical, mental, habitual, social behavior.. all data gathered from our actions on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on, is gathered and analyzed using A.I. to interpret our behavior patterns using Math, This has proved efficient enough that Alpha Go could beat an 18 times world champion 4 out of 5 times in a row.
Will we Blend with Robots AND A.I.?
The answer to this is yes! this is inevitable.
How do Social Networks Use Algorithms to Process and Apply the Knowledge Gained from Our Data and Behaviours? Well, that’s a long topic, and needs many more blogposts to cover the matter properly, but I leave you with some visual food for thought below.
Welcome to Part One of the Destroyer Podcast Series – This is one of my Freestyle Explanations of how on earth we came to find ourselves living as we do, in Human Society as it is, and why we assume that the Monetary System, Education System, Rule and Governance, and Economics are the only way forward for Humanity to Evolve as a Civilisation. it begins with revealing how Governments are Merely the Surviving Systems once formed by Armed Gangs of Barbarians, and how badly they behave and criminal they can be to each other.
Evolutionary Sciences are growing and changing all the time, as new discoveries and technologies permit us to understand the evolutionary process which underlies all creation (the Material and Immaterial Universe)
Genetic Evolution, Social Evolution, Political Evolution, Cultural Evolution, Scientific Evolution…. as to natural Selection and the Human Species, we have not stopped Evolving, nor has our Society stopped evolving.
Humanity has been in Serfdom since well before Feudal Times, in fact since around the time of the law of Hammurabi or before, we have been bullied and ruled and controlled, taxed (robbed) and punished, even executed (often for things which are neither unethical nor sinful, such as having a different belief)
Since international flights became cheaper, we have much more inter-racial marriages and children resulting from this, we eat foods from all around the world. The food we ate in our respective environments in olden days changed how our skin bones and body resistances evolved. Now we are eating everything from Pizza to raw Sushi, and we still do not know how this will affect our genetic evolution.
evolution of human physicality diet is uncertain, but if we study how diet has caused various races on various continents to evolve, we may be able to predict to some extent how we may evolve through international diet
Evolution currently has 5 facets to the ‘science’, namely Natural Selection, Mutation, Genetic Drift, Punctual Equilibria, and Lateral gene Transfer. However, this is in reference to the process of Evolution within the Physical Living Body
Evolution is a process similar to Machine Learning in Computing Artificial Intelligence Algorhithms, the Program learns from Experiencem, and Builds new Versions based on those Experiences.
Humans no longer understand how Machine Learning works nor how an A.I. Algorithm makes its decisions, just as we do not understand how Nature (Evolution), makes its decisions to Evolve into the next Phase.
The use of GPS devices causes us to focus more on certain parts of the brain and to neglect other parts, which we had to use before for orientation. The use of technology is also influencing which parts of our brain we use, and which we cease to use, and Evolution will adapt to that situation. Our Orientation abilities are hence changing without us knowing what the results will be in the far future.
And so on, there are so many influential factors as to how we ended up in this mess, but Evolution is the force which drives everything, be it the Human greed and Desire for Power that causes Rogue Nations to arise, Empires to be Built, or the Monetary System and Education-Employment system which enslaves and robs us of our children, and makes the population of the world into employees instead of the inheritors of their family’s business/trade.
Evolution is a self learning automated algorithm designed to improve upon itself, just like Google Deep Mind learns from itself.
The series ‘The Destroyer’ will continue soon with a second episode.. the talks fly all over the place, because the world is a complex thing to explain.. but if you can intuit what underlies what i am saying, you may see behind the veils of this Matrix of Control that is both Orwellian and Dystopian, and which needs a great effort on a mass scale to disentangle oneself from.
This is not about Spiritual Enlightenment, it is about Worldly Enlightenment
The next Podcast i record in this series will deal with how Economics, Law, Rule and Government control how Human Civilisation Evolves, and how Economics is the main focal hub of the whole system. A system which is Ruled by Rich Families of Economists, who Own Multinational Corporations, which are much richer and more powerful and influential, than any single Government, or even Governments in Unison.
Peasants and Vassals
Governments hardly ever work in true Unison Anyway, due to the current ‘Us and Them’ stage of Human Consciousness, which causes us to still require the preservatiobn of individual nations and Cultures, who see each other as strangers, and potential enemies. Each Nation Looks After its Own Interests, and uses its resources to Bully or Extort Trade Deals and benefits from other Nations.
One should listen to the tales of an ex Economic Hitman, to understand properly the things i speak of, and will continue to speak of
Let the ‘Us and Them’ Consciousness’ Mindset end in this Era, and let the World Federation of Ethically Minded Humans begin. Imagine no countries, differences, religions, arguments, wars….
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one