COMPETENCE BETWEEN HUMANS AND MACHINES
"Productivity: Bodies and minds of metal, cause the obsolescence of human workers."
Competence against humans? You compete against machines
Perhaps the biggest myth of our modern economic ecosystem and its networks of information in favor of machines, is the myth of competence between humans. The myth says that men become better when competing with each other at work. That myth is false. It does not follow the laws of social evolution. Competence between humans is anti-natural, because we belong all to the same species. Work-in-teams, social work, helping each other, are superior forms of behavior, which should be followed by human beings. While competence within the limits of human activities is natural and desirable, the myth of economical competence hides the fact that men do not only compete against other men. They compete against machines. They do so with unfair advantage since machines are made of metal atoms with a greater complexity than carbon. Men are inferior to metal species when metal is evolved properly. As a consequence, competence becomes yet another path by which workers with lesser skills than machines become extinct. As machines displace labor, people compete for the dwindling supply of jobs that machines cannot yet perform. Competition between people increases because the demand for labor diminishes. Now the chip can also perform the higher intellectual tasks of man. Thus not only the average worker, but also managerial jobs are replaced. Even elite jobs of creation of machines and stock investment are at risk. A.I., a stock-fund ran by computers is already one of the top competitors on Wall Street. While most machine bodies are designed by CAD (Computer Aided Design).
The myth of free competence is backed by the myth of productivity. It says that humans compete among themselves for jobs, and that is good for men because it makes them better and increases their productivity in companies. However, this is not true. Men do not evolve. Machines evolve, and machines increase the productivity of companies. Those companies use a digital equation, called the equation of price, to compare men and machines:
Men = price [wage] = price [cost] = machine
If men are superior in cost to machines they are eliminated. If not, they might hold their job, since a new machine is evolved by scientists and engineers, and then they will be eliminated. So it is only a question of time that all humans become substituted by machines in the labor place.
The concept of productivity covers up the confrontation for jobs between human labor and evolutionary machines. We compete mainly with machines, not with other workers. Competence and productivity are neither human nor to improve mankind. One example might be as follows. Let us say one hundred years ago, there were 50 million jobs for human miners, now there are 45 million jobs performed by 1 million machines, and 5 million jobs for 50 million miners. Those 50 million miners now have to compete much more among themselves for a dwindling quantity of human jobs because they already lost their competence with machines and almost all mining is done by machines. Instead of competence, we talk of obsolescence of human labor. Because machines evolve and humans do not, Man loses in the long run. Peace machines replace us in our jobs, and unemployment worldwide continues to rise. The exception happens briefly to those nations that produce the best machines. Today the entire world is in economical crisis, except America. Since America produces information machines, computers, the new worldwide army of labor that displaces human workers.
Competence and consume: relationships between men and machines
Under those premises, we can understand the negative and positive relationships that machines and human beings establish. They are the same relationships we can establish with any other organic species. When we compete with any organic species, a fight between species is established, and the species that has better capacity to process energy or information wins the battle. It turns out that in most of such cases it is the machine that wins the battle. So workers are fired because a machine of energy or information works better. Soldiers are killed because a machine of energy, a top predator weapon kills faster. On the other hand when we work together, in symbiotism with machines, the relationship is at first glance positive. We use bodies of metal to become stronger, and minds of metal to become smarter. That seems good to us. So we love to consume them. Basically to consume, means that we enhance our capacities to become informed, or to displace energy using a certain energy or information machines. However even when we consume machines there is a side effect, of which we are hardly aware: because we are not permanently attached to machines as organs of energy or information, when we consume them we atrophy our organs, and substitute them by organic machines. Men atrophy their vital organs, when they substitute them by machines.
If we analyze the laws of symbiotism a fact become obvious: when a new organ takes over the job that a previous organ does, the old organ or species becomes atrophied. The species no longer uses the old organ, as the new organ takes over. This process is the key process to understand the negative side effects of consume. Since as we evolve machines, we devolve our equivalent organs, and capacities to perform physical and mental tasks, that now machines develop for us. This process of atrophy of human organs, has followed the same phases that the evolution of metal: every new species of metal means that an organ of mankind will become atrophied, as company-mothers manufacture millions of metallic organs, that we will consume instead of our own organs.
The XIX century was the age of the machine-body, and so the elites of our civilizations atrophied their bodies, and overdeveloped their brains. They used their brains to invent bodies of machines, and the bodies of machines to perform all energy tasks... The result was that Europe the cradle of machines, and specially England, became a mental society where everything that had to do with the human body was repressed (Victorian society). The aim of such culture was to enhance the intelligence of the elite, that had to invent machines. Society became split. There were the brainy classes that made the machines. There were the 'slaves of machines', those humans who had to serve the bodies of machines, extracting food for them, or constructing and putting their bodies at work (coal mines, iron mines, railroad workers). This age ended with the II World War, a war in which top predator bodies of machines, tanks, planes and ships massacred 50 million human beings...
The war opened a new age: the age of metal-heads, in which men developed the minds of machines. Today those minds have reproduced in huge numbers, substituting many of the mental functions that men performed in the past (calculus, spelling, accountancy, science, information etc.). The result is a general atrophy and diminution of the intelligence of human beings. Since now intelligent machines perform those jobs for us. Also as we consume metal-communicators, and no longer read, our biological language of thought (I think therefore I am), disappears, and people become more stupid, program to do what metal-communicators tell them to do.
The former explains a paradox that has puzzled social scientists of the XX century: why as we were accumulated information, people were loosing educational skills? Why there has been a global decline on educational standards, intelligence, and quality of human thought? Some denied it. Yet tests results and daily evidence are overwhelming. The average human student of the XXI century tests 25% less than our parents did. Entrance tests for universities are revised constantly to adjust them to that diminishing pattern. The creativity of our thinkers is minimal. The interest of the common people for ideas is null. Most humans have lost their capacity for abstract thinking. Even basic skills of human behavior, such as social dialog, and social interaction are in jeopardy as we communicate more and more with machines, TVs, and internets, than with human beings. There is only a biological explanation to that: the brains of our children have been partially atrophied. Now they do not speak but TVs speak for them, they do not calculate, but computers think for them...
As a result of that pattern we have changed culture again. We are no longer repressing our bodies as we did in the XIX century, but our minds, our capacity to think and care for reality. The parallel phenomena of fiction thought, which has become the main way of thinking and expressing our ideas in modern culture, only reinforces that tendency. It is truly a sickness of the mind. We exist in reality, not in fiction. Reality is a Darwinian universe in which we need to be informed. We need to know about the non-fictional world, if we want to survive and improve our lives. Instead, People today believe in fiction. They ignore reality. They see movies, and hear songs in metal-heads (TVs, internet, radio), that portray a false reality. They ignore the nature of the world in which they live. So the world puzzles them, and they react against knowledge. They only care for their bodies. They become lazy with their brains. They ignore the basic rules of social behavior. They ignore the basic laws of survival in nature...
Accordingly, our main culture comes from the country where metal-minds are developed (California). That culture is considered a culture of bodies, and stupid people. In words of Truman Capote: you cannot die in California, because your brain is already dead. Such topic reflects a truth: machines influence us, compete with us, and when we consume them, substitute our equivalent body and mental organs, modeling against our freedom as human beings the very essence of our personality.
Competence against machines, in peace and in war
In the Universe nothing is for free, so as we evolve and consume machines, machines replace humans by performing fundamental tasks better. Some examples are: security (weapons are better soldiers), information (computers store better information), labor (robots work better).
Given the higher energy and information power of those specialized machines, we substitute humans workers with them. We compete against machines in the work place and the war fields. We loose often that competence, as 'weaker' atomic forms. In this manner, men become extinct as workers and soldiers, replaced by the very machines they have invented.
We should abandon our historic and religious myths, about the natural superiority of man. Men belong to nature, and they are submitted to the laws of nature. The main of such laws of Nature is the law of competence between different species. The fittest bodies and minds survive. The weaker ones become extinct. In the work environment this also happens. The fittest bodies and minds survive, even if they are machines that compete against human workers. So as companies, evolve and reproduce new information and energy machines they substitute human workers with them.
The extinction of workers by machines. Its 3 Ages
We talked of two ways in which machines extinguish humanity as they evolve: in fields of war, and as machine-tools, eliminating human workers. The first and obvious consequence for humanity of the evolution of metal is the extinction of Humans in wars.
In wars men and machines become enemies, rivals for survival... And weapons always win. The nation with better weapons win wars. The citizens of the other nation become extinguished.
However there is a second consequence which is almost as harmful: the extinction of labor, by the competence of machines. Machines that throw workers out of the eco[nomic]system, causing their poverty and degradation. Let us consider this second kind of competence between humans and machines: competence in the market place.
The three phases of obsolescence and substitution of human organs by machines (bodies, heads and complete humans), and the subsequent end of workers, are parallel to the three phases of the industrial revolution:
The first phase of body-machine creation massively substituted workers in agriculture (the systems of energy that sustain man). Those farmers became then workers for the energy systems of machines, during the XIX century. Yet at the beginning of the XX C. companies found most of the energy-machines needed for their own self-reproduction, displacing those energy workers. So all those workers were out of jobs [29 crisis]; and in a few years they were consumed, in wars, competing with weapons that killed them.
The Second phase of the Industrial Evolution that reproduces chips in control of complex machines is expelling mind-workers everywhere except in those nations dedicated to reproduce Metal-minds (American, Japanese workers). Today most men are no longer needed at body or mind level to reproduce machines. Will a war cause the extinction of those workers in the nearby future, as it happened to the energy workers of the beginning of the century? Economists call the labor sector to which energy workers were displaced, the service sector. The service sector as a percentage of the labor force show steady growth. It might reach 85% by the year 2000, mostly in jobs related to the care-taking of computerized machines, or Human jobs that take care of other humans (from lodging, to tourism, from entertainment to health care). All those workers are in danger. Since either robots and computers will perform those jobs, or in the case of jobs that take care of humans, they will seem unnecessary from the perspective of the Metal Earth, that cares only for its species. In the graph, the jobs of the three Labor sectors are increasingly performed by Metal-species that make human labor obsolete:
The 3 industrial sectors, related to the 3 biological needs of machines as Universal organisms, are the Energy=extraction sector, the Reproduction=manufacturing sector and the Information=services sectors. They are in charge of creating the reproductive, informative and energetic systems of machines. At the beginning of the Industrial Evolution, those sectors required human workers. Yet manufacturing machines have evolved and extinguished most human energy labor. Blue collar jobs -energy providers- were substituted at the beginning of the twentieth century by energy-machines. Today Informative White collar workers are substituted by computers. Now companies are evolving toward self re=production, thanks to the Evolution of robots [III Industrial evolution]. So now, both the human body and mind are becoming obsolete.
Of all the species of machines that attack directly in higher measure human workers, the biggest to predator of jobs is without doubt the chip. This is logic. Men are informative species, who control the world through information. The chip is therefore a rival to a human mind. It is the most complex machines, that substitutes our brain, our more complex organ. It does so in military robots, as a soldier, and it does so in machines as a worker. It is then obvious that as chips multiply humans become displaced from many positions of work. In that sense we can talk of the radiation of chips, as a biological fight for econiches, in the economic ecosystem.
The chip radiation needs to find economical niches. Which means that human labor is displaced. Sectors where chips find higher synergy -weapons, digital televisions, and labor machines- grow parallel to chip evolution. It is indeed clear what the Industrial r=evolution is: the imitation and substitution of all human workers and organs by metal workers and organs, from heads substituted by Metalminds to bodies substituted by machines, from PCs substituting white collar workers, to extraction machines substituting miners. Humans are transferring their form and function to metal, to machines. Then those machines eliminate us, the rival species. That process is set in motion by each new machine, which occupies a series of labor econiches.
The last of those are the mental machines, which substitute mental workers.
Yet some of those mental machines, that we call metal-communicators, also substitute human ideas, with ideas provided by company-mothers in favor of machines. While human ideas disappear, and humans become 'mute heads'.
So radio brought a lot of voiceless people in the 30s (controlled by fascist dictators that used radio to program the into war); and TVs brought in the post-war a lot of eye-less people looking at TV. While cars a lot of leg-less people getting fat. Finally, brainless people came when chips substituted human minds. The chip ends the replication of all human functions by machine functions, and the total obsolescence of man to the machine. When there was not so much propaganda in favor of computers (paid by company-mothers, their lobbies, TVs, governments, and the military), men knew naturally what computers meant: a rival to the survival of mankind as top predator on earth; and artists expressed it on their films and books. Men were fearful of computers in those films (Sci-Fiction books; 2001, Terminator...).
Yet the population was not mobilized properly, and so military investment and stock free-money kept producing them. A free human mental society would have not produced them, neither the expensive robotic weapons that nations research today with computers. The myth of the free market is false. If people were not programmed by propaganda, and racketed by the military with their psychology of fear, most weapons could not be produced. Which individual could buy himself a tank? What individual could spend millions of dollars in a bomber? What for?
The military, not the market is the cause of production of tanks or atomic missiles. Military companies profit with such products, and pay corrupted politicos who extract taxes from citizens, to pay for those machines. It is not the free market, but our controlled democracies which produce those lethal machines. The question is: where the chip radiation and the constant legislation of American lobbies to sell it out will take us? The answer is: to the obsolescence of all human workers. Since chips are robots potentially can do all human jobs. So the chip radiation will not exhaust itself till it has substituted all the cycles of the human mind.
We can therefore forecast, in biological terms, a new wave of massive unemployment when the III Industrial evolution of robots peaks in a few decades. Then robots will be able to do the final jobs that men still perform: those complex jobs in which it is needed to excel at the same time, in energy and information capacities, in brain and body. In this manner all the functions performed by man in the Industrial system, will be performed by machines. What will be then the use of mankind for the system? Null.
When all human mind functions within companies are performed by chips, humans will be considered obsolete by the company-net. The Company-net, "Matrix", the mind of the Metal-Earth will then eliminate humans as non-productive, lesser mental forms, from the reproductive system of factories, and decree our extinction. Satellites will give orders to machines of war, and we will be extinguished. It happened before when companies in the XVII, XVIII and XIX century, in control of western nations destroyed, all obsolete non technological cultures of the Earth. Those people had no use for companies. So the Indians were extinguished, the blacks were made slaves, and nature was ravaged. A warning for those who think the future will be a paradise for lazy men.
We can resume the biological relationships of reproduction, evolution, and preying of machines on men, in a verbal-mathematical prophecy that includes the ideals of Smith and Marx twisted by the reality of Darwinian evolution. Smith said that the growth of money (?MV in mathematical terms) and products (? Tp), is parallel. Marx said that the growth of capital (?MV) and machines (?Tp) could extinguish labor substituted by technological machines. A Darwinian theory agrees with the objective analysis of both economists. Machines and money reproduce symbiotically as Smith said, since they are the informative and energetic elements of an organic system, the Metal-earth. And so in the same manner there is a proportion between any energy and informative networks, between any body and brain of any species, there is such balance in a bio-economy. It also agrees with the fact that Machines of energy and information compete with humans in energy and information jobs and expel labor, as Marx and Ricardo said. Yet that cannot be rationally good. It is negative in an evolutionary sense. The Laws of the Universe are clear: competence and loss of human jobs will make the humankind species obsolete.
So we should really express those two findings of our abstract economists in different, evolutionary terms: The evolution of Capital and Machines (?MV=?TP) will expel all labor=humanity and the proletariat=Humanity will create Utopia [Marxist truth] or become extinct [Darwinian truth]. Then the competence between men and machines will end.