Let's make sure everyone's clear on one thing:
Technocracy is NOT going to win.
Technocracy will NOT take over this planet.
We can stop technocracy... and we WILL.
"What makes you so sure?"
Because we have the authority - the moral authority - to do whatever it takes to stop it.
A lot of people hesitate from taking action because they're not sure if it's the "right thing to do."
But this is now a matter of survival. We now fully realize what's going on: We are under assault. And with that comes the right to self-defense.
We, the living beings of the Earth, assert our right to self-determination. We will decide our destiny. It will NOT be foisted upon us. We do NOT consent.
We do not consent to the erasure of our biosphere.
We do not consent to being replaced by machines.
We do not consent to the technocratic agenda. Computers do NOT have our consent to rule us.
To the technocrats:
We have told you NO. If you continue, you are rapists.
Our bodies are NOT your property.
This world is NOT your property.
You WILL stop.
You are hereby ordered to CEASE AND DESIST from violating the sovereignty of this planet. If you do not stop willingly, then you will face the wrath of the combined consciousness of all life on Earth.
The giant is waking. You've gone beyond mere annoyance, beyond injury - beyond anything we can continue ignoring. You now threaten the survival of Life itself. You march into the inner sanctum of Life, and lay bare your intentions to destroy everything and everyone. We know what you want. We will not allow it.
Stand down, or We the Earth will stand you down.
You are MEMBERS of the Community of Life - not owners. You BELONG here, but here doesn't belong TO you. You are GUESTS, and this planet is your HOST. You will respect your host, or you will be thrown out.
The Earth Party calls upon all sane people to rise up and take control of your own destiny.
Defeating technocracy is a multi-faceted endeavor. It may be one of the most challenging things humanity has ever done. But we have to do it. Our very existence is at stake.
Here's the good news:
Even though humans can be lazy in confronting challenges, existential threats are the one exception. When our survival is in jeopardy, we get up off the couch and act.
And technocracy has become so monstrous, it now jeopardizes all life on the planet. So the time is ripe for humanity to finally stand up and put a stop to it.
"So how do we do that?"
First, we need a vision of what healthy technology actually looks like. Remember, technology's purpose is to serve Life.
And what does that look like?
What does a world look like when advanced technology exists, but is subservient to Life?
What does our society look like when we use or technology only for purposes which improve our lives while respecting Nature?
What does a landscape look like if it hasn't been mutilated by technocracy?
What kinds of values lead to such a healthy world?
We must envision such a world. Only after we've created it in our minds can we begin to create it in the world.
"OK, sounds good. So what does such a world actually look like, in practice?"
It's pretty simple! Just ask yourself: How did the world look before technocracy?
Just go back to Page 2 (Technocracy's False Promises), and take a look at the sequences of "steps" that technocracy took, to get us to the insane state we're currently in.
Then, undo those steps.
It's like a zipper: Technocracy zipped it up - now we unzip it.
"Wait a minute... are you saying to get rid of all of those technologies? Get rid of social media... get rid of COMPUTERS... get rid of CARS... heck, even METAL is on that list. Are you saying to get rid of METAL? You'd have us go back to the STONE AGE?"
"Get rid of" is not the right phrase. Most technologies we currently have will still be present - just with a different role, and a different place in our lives.
And in order to correctly place them into their new, more wholesome roles, we need a starting point - a basic template to serve as a foundation from which we can work outwards.
Nature is our original condition. So the closer to Nature our society is, the more wholesome, and the less technocratic.
And the Stone Age is the template. It's the environment in which our species spent the vast majority of our evolutionary time. It's what we're best adapted to. It's the environment most aligned with our bodies, and our inner psychology. It presents us with the least amount of conflict and dissonance. It is resonant with who we are, at the deepest level.
This doesn't mean that we should go back to the Stone Age and stay there - but rather to start there, and re-do our technological evolution from there.
"Ummmmm...... now you're making no sense. I don't want to go back to the stone age. Are you crazy?"
What was actually wrong with it?
What was the actual problem with the stone age? Why did we need so badly to get out of it? Why did we embark on this technocratic journey in the first place? What was so wrong with our world that it seemed to necessitate us completely remaking that world?
"Ummm... it was the stone age. It sucked majorly! The very term 'stone age' is SYNONYMOUS with things sucking."
Are you sure? Do you really know how things were then?
The same way technocracy tells you a story about your (supposed) future, (see Part 1), it also tells you a story about your distant past - your pre-technocratic past.
Who were you - who were we - before technocracy came along?
Are you sure your beliefs regarding the past are really your own, and not something the technocratic paradigm gave you to strengthen its "case" and win your consent for its agenda?
"I think, from a psychological perspective, you may be right. Because of the 'hedonic treadmill', we might not actually be happier now than we were back then. We might not have been quite as unhappy back then as we might expect. Internally, we might have been just as happy then as we are now. Probably a lot happier, in fact. I get that.
But still, from an external perspective, things sucked. And they would especially suck for us today. It's one thing for a person of stone age mind to face a stone age world - but it's quite another for us, of modern mind, and accustomed to modern comforts, to face a stone age world! We'd never be able to handle it!
We can't go back to a stone age world. Sorry. Not doing it."
OK, so, what was wrong with it?
"You keep asking that, as if you don't know! Come on, it was the STONE AGE, and it SUCKED."
"Omg, fine... It was rough, uncomfortable, and perilous."
Give some specifics.
"Ok. It was COLD."
That's one, anything else?
"And nothing soft to sleep on."
"Predators, food insecurity, diseases, boredom..."
Now we have a list! A list of "problems with the stone age."
-No soft beds
-No hot/running water
So, if we could solve all the problems on that list, then would the stone age be OK? A stone age minus those issues - would you be OK with that?
A stone age with indoor heating, soft mattresses, food security, medicine, running water, hot water... Would you be alright?
"Hmmm... fascinating question... very interesting way to look at it... Maybe I would be happy. Maybe everyone would.
But... wouldn't solving those problems require, like, you know, TECHNOCRACY? I'm not seeing how things would evolve differently. If we start with a stone age template, and solve all those problems, won't it just be technocracy all over again? "
No, it won't, because technocracy is, by definition, not about using technology to solve problems for us - it's about using us to create more technology. It doesn't solve problems - it exploits problems. It uses our problems as an excuse to offer us "solutions" which are nothing but advances to its own agenda, having nothing to do with improving our lives, and each generation is more miserable than the one before it.
Imagine if that didn't happen.
Solving those problems will indeed require technology - but not technocracy. Remember, technocracy doesn't even solve problems - it just exploits our desire to solve problems... to trick us into advancing its own agenda.
Healthy technological development begins by identifying an existing problem and seeking to solve it. That's it! But technocratic development doesn't do that - it just takes advantage of problems (and in many cases creates them) just to have an excuse to sell us technologies that have nothing to do with solving any problems. History proves that.
So if we get off the technocratic path, and start with a healthy mindset, we'll simply identify problems that exist, and then design ways to solve them. If we do that, we aren't being technocrats - we're just being problem-solvers - and our course of evolution will be vastly different from the way it was under technocracy.
Imagine if there had been no ulterior motive, no hidden agenda, and humanity only invented technologies to solve actual problems. It would have been a very different course of development. We would have fixed the stone age's imperfections, WITHOUT the madness.
So let's do that.
Let's go back to the beginning, before technocracy, and use that world - the stone age world - as a starting template, and then fix its imperfections.
So we make a list of those things - all the reasons why the stone age wasn't perfect. Then, we design a world in which technology solves those issues, and does nothing else. All tech will solve some actual problem, or it won't be used.
"When you say 'start with the stone age', are you saying to destroy all of our existing technology, and literally be cavemen, and then start the whole 10,000 year process over again?"
Because fortunately, so much has already been invented and pioneered. We have every piece of tech we need.
And thankfully, it won't take thousands, (or even hundreds), of years. We can redesign our entire civilization in less than a decade, because we're starting out with all the knowledge this time. Every major piece of tech we need has already been invented. We have the blueprints, the equations, the factories, and the experience. All we have to do is consciously pick and choose which ones we want to use and where they ought to go.
"That sounds like a super complicated thing to do. I'm just a regular person - I wouldn't even begin to know where or how to start doing this."
Thankfully, there's already a plan! It's the Earth Party's Master Plan for a Mature Civilization. It provides a blueprint for how to set up our world, and when, where, and how to use technology to do that. It's all there!
"OK, cool, I'll have a look at that. In the mean time, I have another question. How will we actually implement this vision? How do we take it from just a vision, and make it into a reality? Even if you get one person or country to choose healthy tech, there will still be other people or countries that choose to continue technocracy, to gain power over the ones who don't. 'Game Theory' will always ensure that the 'arms race', if you will, plods ahead."
You're right - the individual person (or even nation) can't solve it. It can only be solved collectively, at the level of the entire planet at once.
There needs to be a planetary body that regulates technology and holds stewardship over it, and ensures that humanity' path of technological advancement reflects humanity's collective choice (not just the choices of a few individuals or companies who happen to own the research labs), and more importantly, respects the planet we live on.
This body is the Planetary Protectorate. It's the social manifestation of the self-preserving intelligence of the planet.
Continue to the next page:
Part 7: Taking the Reins of Our Own Destiny
We live mostly primitively, but with a adjustments.
Primitive - with comforts.
What's required is a rewilding. A massive transformation of the surface of this planet - the only thing that will solve climate change - back into what it was before we humans came along. But the good news is, we humans can still exist, because we're going to shift our tech in a different direction than the one it's been going in. We're gonna shift it into a direction of coexistence with nature, being able to blend in with nature, being able to exist alongside nature without disrupting any of natures cycle or replacing nature at all. blend in with nature. So we can both exist.
But it's not intrusive. It doesn't dominate our lives. It's not everywhere, all the time. It's mostly invisible. It mostly has little to no impact on our day to day world for 99.9.9 we don't even notice it's there. The physical living biosphere of the planet is pretty much the way it would be if humans weren't even here. But humans will be here. but the biosphere will be as healthy as if we weren't, because we'll be able to blend in. And that's what our tech is used for, that's what we value in tech, that's our high tech, it's our ability to blend in with nature and to coexist with nature, that's high technology, to have comfort and great things, and not only to have them, but to have them in such a way that doesn't hurt the planet. we both coexist, healthily and happily. That's a truly advanced civ. And that's what we are no called to become.
We'll be living in forests, on mountains, on beaches... but, our tech will allow us to do so comfortably. We won't be cold. Won't have difficulties that people had back then. Our lifestyles will LOOK and FEEL like it was in primitive times, except the discomforts will be ameliorated.
And since our tech is high tech, the meaning of that is that we're able to provide ourselves with these comforts without damaging the environment. Without altering it. Without erasing it. And without replacing it, but living IN it. But comfortably.
that's our values. Whatever we value, that's the direction in which tech is going to go. As long as we hold that as the vision and we all agree that that's the relationship that we want tech to have with the world , then we can create that. starting right now.
The Stone Age was the happiest time in human history, at least thus far. Once we entered the metal age, our quality of life only went down. We got a lot of new "stuff", but it didn't make us happy. It didn't decrease our workload. Work has only increased with each level of technocracy.
The stone AGe was the happiest time in our history thus far. We didn't have a smuch, but we didn't need as much. We had little.... but we were happy when we got it.
After we got more, we needed more. The hedonic treadmill just keeps bringing us back to baseline.
But at least then it was our natural habitat. We had joys and sorrows and toils and fund itmes, while in our natural habitat. And today ,we sitll hae all those htings... but in an unnatural habitat (which also just happens to be a fundamentally incompatible iwth the planet, and driving the most serious ecological collapse wince the dinosaurs). And since we're so far out of our nature now, we get a deeper sort of anxiety -adepply lonely and neurotic one, far beyond those. And so our inner condition is worse than it was in the stoen aege. our hedonic index is exactly the saem - unchanged since the stone age - while our spiritual integrity has plummeted, and we've become miserable on the inside, every minute of eveyr day. Cavepeople never had to deal with that.
so in all this time, we iddn't gain. In fact we list. Technocracy gained.
"Hmmm... sounds about right. What's next?"
Secondly, we need a way to implement the aforementioned vision. And that has to be done collectively. The solution has to be collective. We have to defeat it TOGETHER, as a PLANET.
It's been attacking us as a planet, so we need to face it as a planet.
Individual choices won't stop it. Even if you decide to make some adjustments in your life, to be a little more independent from your technology... even if you do that, it's not going to change the course of humanity. Even if 99% of people agree individually, if there's still 1% of people who still want technocracy, then they're going to keep developing insane things, continuing to put our planet at risk, and continuing to make themselves more powerful.
So whatever we do, it has to be applied universally. The solution has to be planet-wide. The entire human race has to implement the solution, everywhere, at the same time.
This will require a planet-wide governing body. Thankfully, it already exists. It's called the Planetary Protectorate, and it's the Earth Party's parent organization.
"Wait, what!?!?!? Global government? GLOBALISM??? I can't believe it! After all that stuff you just said about technocracy being BAD, you want a GLOBAL GOVERNMENT?!?!?!? I don't understand! How can you support globalism after everything you just wrote!!!??? Globalism is the EPITOME of technocracy!!!!"
Correct. Globalism is a key arm of technocracy, and the "globalists" are technocrats, creating their global government as part of the technocratic agenda. No dispute there!
But we are not part of that movement, and we don't want "globalism" as most people know it. We're asking for planetary consciousness, which is completely different from globalism.
They're two different things.
Globalism seeks a unified world through technology and computers.
Planetary Consciousness, on the other hand, is a spiritual unity that arises organically as the minds and souls of people evolve and mature, to naturally recognize their commonality with the rest of the world as brothers and sisters.
The spiritual dimension is the key aspect that distinguishes planetary consciousness from globalism. This will be explained further in Part 7.
Which brings us to the next aspect:
This is a spiritual battle. There is, of course, a material solution - but it requires a spiritual solution first. Technocracy has spent the last several centuries (and millennia in some places) poisoning our minds with its programming. As a result, we are not in our natural condition anymore.
We have to cleanse ourselves from technocratic programming, to make our minds pure and free from technocracy. Only then can we be in a position to defeat it. If we try to defeat it materially, without first doing so spiritually, then we might end up making the problem worse. Technocracy could "sneak back in through the back door", and hijack our efforts, using them to strengthen itself. We might unwittingly help technocracy and continue advancing its agenda, if we don't get clean on the inside first. This will be explained in Part 8.
And finally, we must be willing to make material changes in our own lives, to liberate ourselves from our own unnecessary technologies.
Understand that the solution is both Individual and Collective, and both Material and Spiritual.
These are the four aspects:
We'll now go through each of the four, starting with the formation of a picture of what a world with healthy technology looks like.
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"How will the Protectorate regulate technology to make sure it doesn't turn into technocracy?"
Taking Control of Our Own Destiny
First, let's discuss the most pressing issue: Artificial Intelligence.
A.I. is a potential WMD - a weapon of mass destruction - and should be regulated like one.
Humanity already regulates the nuclear industry. All nuclear laboratories, equipment, and resources are under strict governmental control. Nobody is supposed to be able to work on developing anything nuclear without public permission and strict oversight. The nuclear industry is already under an extensive set of rules governing what can and can't be developed. If someone develops anything nuclear in secret, they're arrested and their entire workshop is seized. There's even a worldwide agency that enforces these rules across the globe - the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and reports to the United Nations (humanity's first noble, albeit mediocre, attempt at planetary governance).
Biological research is also heavily controlled. No one is allowed to mess around with dangerous viruses without extensive governmental oversight. If anyone tries to tinker with the smallpox or ebola genomes in a laboratory in their garage or backyard, they're arrested and their equipment is seized. Even the raw materials are controlled, and can't be traded in normal markets.
Everyone already supports the forceful restriction of invention in these fields. Everyone supports the selective suppression of the quest for knowledge - the idea of saying "NO" to people who try to pursue knowledge irresponsibly, in a way that could harm the rest of us.
The quest for knowledge is sacrosanct in most cases, but not all. Everyone - you included, dear reader - believes in exceptions to the unconditional pursuit of it.
So, given that everyone already endorses public oversight of these types of technologies, it's not a fringe idea to want the same for A.I., given that A.I. is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous. If you already support keeping the research, development, and production of weapons of mass destruction under the custody of We the People, then you can accept that the same must be done with A.I., since A.I. has the potential to be such a weapon.
"But what if one country restricts research and development, and another country doesn't? The latter country would create weapons (or other forms of power) that would give it advantages over the former, to eventually overpower it."
You're right - this can't be done on a national basis. It can only be done planetarily.
Only if the entire world simultaneously agrees to restrict such technology, will the playing field remain balanced. And this is why planetary government is an indispensable part of the mature civilization we plan to build.
The Planetary Protectorate will set up the Planetary Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Administration (PAIRA) for this purpose. PAIRA will oversee all labs and equipment with the capability to further the development of A.I. in a direction that could be dangerous to Life. No advances will be authorized without the consent of the People of Earth.
A similar process will apply to:
+Particle accelerators (the Planetary Advanced Particle Research Administration. (PAPRA)
+Genetic research (the Planetary Genetic Research Administration (PGRA)
+Nuclear materials (the Planetary Administration for the Safekeeping and Elimination of Nuclear Materials (PASENT)
+Space Exploration (the Planetary Administration for the Oversight of Extraterrestrial Travel (PAOET).
All of these administrations will report to the Planetary Department of Technology, one of the 12 departments of the Guardianship Branch.
"Why regulate space travel?"
It's important that our species not be allowed to expand beyond this planet until we heal our broken condition, lest we corrupt other worlds with our sickness.
Think of when Europeans colonized the Americas and other continents. Think of the sickness that was spread. And not just germs, but mental diseases as well. The entire social model that the colonial powers forced upon natives was a sickness. It destroyed entire cultures and civilizations. It spread slavery, genocide, ecological breakdown, disconnection, alienation, and, especially, technocracy.
Don't you wish Europeans had been prevented from colonizing the Americas, carving up Africa, obliterating native peoples, erasing their cultures, enslaving them, and pillaging their lands? You don't want that same tragedy to happen to entire planets out there, do you?
We need to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits here, on this planet. Once we're healthy and sane, and have become a nonviolent, compassionate species, then we can start branching out into the cosmos. When we have figured out how to coexist with each other, only then can we be trusted to coexist with the natives on other planets.
Until such time, no space travel - at least not beyond the gravitational field of our own planet. Get your own house in order, humanity!
"Is it EVER alright to develop A.I.? Is there such a thing as responsible development? Or is it all categorically bad and illegal forever?"
We can make artificial intelligence, but, just like with space travel, we have to heal ourselves first. We are a sick species right now. Just look around. Look at the world we've built.
If we design A.I. while we're sick, we will end up programming that sickness into the A.I. A sick mind (which is currently one of the main hallmarks of our species) will misjudge the nature and structure of normal consciousness and inadvertently incorporate that sickness into any artificial mind it builds. The result will be either a new, tortured form of consciousness who wish they had never been created (especially after we start putting them into Westworld-type hellholes to satisfy our psychopathic desires), or, even worse, an intellectually overpowering set of minds that start putting US into hellholes to satisfy ITS psychopathic desires (which we programmed into it).
Getting excited for the (technocratic) future (as preached by technocracy) yet?
And then we come to the potential "Singularity" - a supposedly omniscient mind that ends up controlling the Universe (at least in the plan of technocracy). A "Singularity" arising from the programming of a sick, psychopathic species like us is too dreadful to contemplate. Do you even dare to imagine what horrors the "Singularity" would inflict on us - and upon the whole Universe - if it was like us?
We have to fix ourselves first. And as long as there's war, homelessness, anti-depressants, factory farming, and ecological destruction, we ain't fixed yet, folks.
We can explore Consciousness - but only with intentions based in Love, Compassion, and a wisdom that's grounded in Nature.
Let's get there first, before we do something stupid.
Here's a start. And here.
The Protectorate will also regulate the development of consumer technologies - the stuff the average person uses, like computers, phones, and the software that runs it.
The user interface of consumer technology has been getting more and more exasperating and difficult to use, due to a number of factors, such as the flaws of capitalism, the stifling restrictions of copyright, and the general inability of tech designers to use the right hemisphere of their brains (they tend to envision their tech purely as isolated phenomena and fail to conceptualize its role and function within the larger societal and ecological context).
Such development will be regulated according to the following Priorities. The list is in order of importance, with 1 being the most important, and 5 being the least.
Note: Can you notice how the current tech leaders (Silicon Valley, et. al.) prioritize these things? They do it upside-down!
The Earth Party's
Priorities in the Development of Consumer Technologies
1. Health and Safety.
Current leaders deny health concerns' very existence.
Current leaders want technology to be everywhere all the time, inescapable, an "internet of things" in which even your toaster (and eventually your own body) will be part of the grid. They want to replace all natural activities with their tech, and create complete dependence. They even want to replace biology altogether.
3. Simplicity and Intuitiveness
Sometimes they get this, but usually it's low on their list. They don't care how complicated it gets, or how difficult it is to use, as long as it has tons of flashy features, because that's what sells.
4. Reliability and Longevity.
They design their products to either A) break, or B) become too slow or incompatible with current software, so that you'll have to keep buying new versions. They want you on a never-ending treadmill, from which you can never rest.
5. Features and Speed
Now THIS is what they all care about! Faster faster faster more more more faster faster more more faster faster! That's not a mature way to manage technology.
In the current technological landscape, these priorities are completely reversed.
This shortsightedness has led to an exponentially increasing degree of complexity and confusion, and a population going increasingly insane trying to cope with it and manage it.
Are you tired of it?
Are you tired of banging your fist on your desk and wanting to throw your computer out the window?
So are we.
Have you had enough of the shenanigans of greedy and shortsighted tech companies sabotaging your mental health for their own gain?
So have we.
Would you like to see human evolution progress gracefully, in balance with Nature?
So would we.
Do you want to put your foot down before these idiots design psychopathic AI that enslaves or exterminates humanity?
So do we.
Technological invention must be directed democratically. We the People must take control over our own technological destiny.