The Jericho Manufacture
The ascension of man was about fire, tools and, after hundreds of thousands of years of relative stagnation – the state. The premises for state are several and very comprehensive: construction, agriculture and birth control or matriarchy. Patriarchy is just a brutal manifestation of these three, not the ruling principle.
Technology is ideas' means of controlling humans. The (technical) information or “knowledge” literally informs, remodels the recipients, humans, by applying skills to their behavior. That is evolution. Some people think technology is opposed to nature, but it is not. It is the nature, call it an “advanced” form of nature, since the anthropocentric vision allows man to be the measure opposing the “rest of the nature”. The rest of the nature is treated as a resource (given by God), as well as is the “rest of humanity” is just a resource, since this idea (of division) works in an ambiguous way, dividing the subject into multitude of subjects, being its own subject, as ever – auto-cannibalism of ideas. Divide et impera!
The protocols of skills (techne) are the decisive current which carries the subject into the promised infinity of life (Paradise). For humans, it is the society – the damping pit into which we are being all thrown to live this abominable ideal.
Here is why (it is abominable).
As we blame the technology we also blame ourselves. Not long ago, in medieval times, we blamed the nature, as we too blamed ourselves. Being alive, suffering from needs, is weakness. Now we want to make artificial life with artificial intelligence, deluding ourselves all over again, that life has in itself the cure for suffering. No, it doesn't. It is the mermaid's song and if we don't tie ourselves to the mast or put wax in our ears, we will be lured into the deadly shallows and be devoured by the mermaid of lucrative promise. But this is an unstoppable enduring flash torrent, it is too late and futile to do any moderation.
Then, Darwin discovered evolution: Natural selection – turns out that human laws are adaptation to crimes; as individual specimens change, they justify their “adaptation”. The real importance of Theory of Evolution is in its insufficiency, it appears like something resembling a plan, as if species change to become better or improved, but the truth is, everything changes, nothing is permanent, and – that's all it is, there is no plan, no advancement. “Adaptation” is nothing but acknowledgment of change. “Selection” is nothing but being still alive.
As human beings “developed” the ability to project, to think, that is to “deal” with ideas, based on the increased number of mirror neurons in brain, they have replaced the natural world with a new interpreting system. The human world is exclusive, the idea of possession is justified by “God's law” that everything (nature) is at disposal to humans. This “adaptation” is the definition of human ascension (or fall if you please). This projection produced society, which is a space or placenta in which the possibilities of manipulation are abundant, so that the idea will have secured source of food. Human society is literally a stockade for idea's fodder. With agriculture securing food for ever increasing number of stock, and construction technology enabling secure house (citadel) for alpha-slaves, who rule the “lower caste” stock, the Idea enthroned itself in such a comfortable cradle. The phrase “cradle of civilization” is not accidental.
Thing is, in the same manner living beings “evolve”, ideas too change. Each of them struggles to survive, even though no living being in this world survives, so there is an endless, futile war to preserve this ultimate stupidity. As ideas change, human stock, belonging to various variants of ideas, fight among themselves. All of them persuaded by the inherent self-justifying mechanism of ideas that they are always in the right, and so they demand human sacrifice for the cause (debt slavery, ultimate slavery). It is by now too obvious where the mistake was made and human history is the consequence. In history, humans die, ideas survive. Thus ideas are victorious, and humans are expendable.
This all due to the fact that human brain is an organ out of control. Only few wise men manage to learn how to turn it on/off.
Human brain is mostly used as a projector and/or screen, a billboard for ideas' marketing. Radio, television, Internet and other media, are just that, an increased brain prosthetics. This is the most lucrative market stock prevailing in present day civilization. The Information Age, the age of expanded consciousness, no criteria, just loudness in struggle for attention, for lightning up those neurons creating specific dominant image, which will then suck our energy and become our life. Adapting to ever new marketing of fulfilled life in Paradise, is evolution, right? The selectiveness of this is enormously stressed.