All governments exist due to money. Governments are money. I think I will publish this via H+.
Here, below, are some of my important comments regarding my above H+ article. I will post the entire article in a separate blog-post in a week or so. This blog-post will merely focus on my comments where I respond to points people have made.
adam, is that if you understand the nature of what markets are you will
see central planning is a fundamental aspect of the market. It all
begins with money, money is the core central planning, it is the central
mode of control regarding the nature of scarcity, money is a control
system to mediate scarcity, thus from the core control of money, a
situation where things cost money, a situation where things are not
free, you can see free trading of capital is a mere illusion. So-called
“freedom,” in a situation where things are not financially free, is so
insignificant it is thus essentially irrelevant, which means attempts to
create freedom contrary to scarcity entail a parody of freedom or the
freedom will be temporary thus the illusory free-market, the illusory
freedom, quickly shatters to the natural state of the unfree market. The
market, any market, is not based on free-trading, it isn’t based upon
freedom, it is based upon control, control of scarcity. Freedom is
contrary to the market. Freedom increases directly in proportion to the
decrease of the market.
The word “free” is about liberty and
liberty is linked to prices, liberty is linked to decreasing scarcity,
thus goods move closer to being free, in synchronisation with increasing
liberty. When scarcity is very severe liberty must be constricted to
ensure greater profits for elite individuals. The constraint of liberty
happens to ensure compliance with higher prices, liberty is constrained
to ensure people do not rebel against the higher prices, thus you see
free is a word applicable simultaneously to both prices and
libertarianism, but people typically do not see the interconnection, the
interdependence, between financial and libertarian freedom.
only way to truly "end intellectual dependency on the state" is to
create or accelerate the arrival of Post-Scarcity. I am familiar with
anarchy. Anarchy in a monetary age is an illusion, it is an attractive
illusion but it is most certainly an illusion. Sir Herbert Read was an
anarchist, but a mere knightly title or a validation via Harvard does
not make a premise true, logically valid.
sidhe3141, note the section where I stated "Money is governance thus
with sufficient complexity regarding the governing nature of monetary
interactions, there will occur a centralized body known as a government.
A government can be defined as a level of high monetary complexity." I
also stated "Yes the manifestation of simple monetary interactions
doesn’t immediately spawn a government but inevitably a government will
always arise from monetary interaction."
The reason why
governments arise is because the nature and purpose of money is about
about governing the allocation of scarce resources, thus when sufficient
financial complexity arises, when a primitive monetary society becomes
sufficient rich, a government will naturally, logically, arise, because
money is all about control. In primitive societies of minimal wealth the
governance is administered in a very basic manner via each individual
or a few individual ensuring other people abide by the law of money, but
with greater wealth, greater population, it becomes difficult for
individuals to agree on governance, thus leaders arise, a minority is
needed to control and guide the majority. Greater wealth means there is
also greater incentive to become a dominant leader, a member of the
government, the power elite, thus naturally due to greater wealth
entailing greater survival, a minority of prime survivors will
consolidate their power via a government, monarchy, etc. This is a
natural consequence of scarcity, it is a natural consequence of money.
Greater wealth-power = greater survival, thus we have a situation of
leadership, which we call the government. Scarcity makes survival
uncertain therefore everyone wants access to scarce resources. Money
controls the scarce resources and governments control the money.
Scarcity is all about the need for control.
hinges upon scarcity. Consider the perilous situation of scarcity
combined with the pressures and cruelty of inevitable governmental
controls, this causes social dysfunction, people become unbalanced, or
putting it another way: criminals merely want to seize by force a
greater amount of a scarce resource, people feel powerless in a scarcity
situation thus they sometimes turn to crime at least one of two
reasons. One to decrease their fearsome scarcity predicament in a
material sense, to gain crude wealth. Or two they create a comforting
illusion of power via working outside the system, via transcending the
rules, the controls of scarcity, criminals create an illusion of freedom
when they disregard the social controls of scarcity, it is illusory
psychological currency, a valuable sense of psychological freedom in an
unfree world of scarcity. Scarcity of intelligence is the biggest factor
regarding crime, which will be remedied by the intelligence explosion.
is easy to predict the Singularity (intelligence explosion) will entail
no crime. Intelligence will always be intelligent despite any possible
unknown extreme technological evolution.
Previously, co-authored with Nikki Olson, I wrote about
"Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny-Singularities" here on H+, so William you can
see I have clear ideas about there being only one Singularity.
is nothing magical about the Singularity, it is merely technology,
albeit extreme technology, utterly EXTREME. The reason why people think
an iPhone could be the Singularity, their idea that there could be
multiple Singularities, is because they misunderstand the extreme level
of technological advancement we are considering. Each tiny technological
step forward does provide a minor revolution, but we are not
considering minor technological revolutions such as the iPhone, we are
considering an utter major event, where the world totally changes beyond
all recognition, it is an event comparable to humans initially evolving
intelligence, it is the creation of a new intelligent species of a
magnitude in degree comparable kittens or puppies contrasted with
humans, thus human minds post-Singularity will be similar to to how we
currently view the minds of kittens or puppies, the world will be very
Technology is the answer to all our "prayers"
(but I don't pray, I am an atheist thus instead of the "prayers" idiom
I'd say "problems"). There is no shame regarding technology answering
all our problems, there is actually very good evidence regarding
technology being able to answer our problems. Technology allows us to
communicate almost instantly with anyone around the world, technology
saves lives in countless ways from mere antibiotics to cures for AIDS
(so far only two people have been cured) or we can regenerate, regrow,
organs without any organ donor, merely by using the patients own stem
cells thereby preventing organ rejection. We can create mechanical
hearts, we can create artificial arms which are rapidly approaching the
sensitivity of real arms-hands. Technology regarding farming allows us
to avoid starvation. Electricity and gas allows us to heat our homes.
There are many aspects, all aspects, where technology has not reached
its peak thus despite technological advances regarding medicine or
farming, people die from disease or starvation. The Singularity is the
point of total technological proficiency, extreme proficiency, whereby
we cure all disease and farming reaches a level of supreme technological
skill to that nobody will ever be hungry again, it is the attainment of
limitless proficiency. Technology has continually provided greater
abundance, thus you don't need to be a member of the aristocracy today
to own an pocket computer, a smartphone, because we see how abundance
has made goods cheaper. Abundance will progress to the point where
Post-Scarcity is attained thus everything will be free, which is a very
Hello William, money is the abstract value of
all commodities, it is the abstract value of any commodity within a
scarcity situation. Money is a product of scarcity, it is a method to
value and control scarce resources. Elsewhere (in comment and in the
body of my article we are considering) I have stated the State is an
inevitable product of the market. Money and the guns of the State are
essentially the same thing, money leads to the State. As long as money
exists the State will always arise
William, in a Post-Scarcity scenario there will be no need for any transactions because everyone will be totally self-sufficient. When everything is free, easily accessible by each individual, there is absolutely no need to currency.
Scarcity means an elite group of people will control the majority. This is typical behaviour in animals, it is not unique to humans. People who don't have the wherewithal to become a dominant leader will resent the State, but perhaps via their ingenuity they can rise in the hierarchy; their objections however, to the State, do not mean the State is illogical, is it actually very logical to dominate others in a scarcity situation because greater wealth generally entails greater survival via better access to healthcare, better diet, the ability to avoid the telomere-shortening impact of stress-induced poverty.
Of course looking at the situation intelligently we see there is a better solution than crude dominance but the problem is people can't generally look at the situation intelligently.
Dear Samantha, you are not the first to point out the apparent contradiction regarding my detestation of capitalism and the recognition of capitalism currently not merely being the best system but it is actually the only system for managing scarcity.
Here is what I have stated elsewhere:
Imagine you are stuck on planet full of dog poop, and there is no escape until you invent a space rocket, thus in the meantime you must build your civilization on poop, but despite it being the best civilization you can build, you nevertheless see how it is poop, it is founded upon poop.
So, it's about making the best of a bad situation; you realise you are doing the best you can with your limited capabilities while simultaneously seeing how your best is atrocious. Is this really so contradictory?
I think the Singularity is an automatic utopia although the route there could be very painful. Utopia is inevitable, in the long term, due to the nature of what intelligence is, intelligence will lead to the abolition of scarcity. The universe is much bigger than the parochial limitations of Earth regarding our primitive 2013 technology, there is more than enough room for intelligence to expand to colossal proportions entailing super-efficient intelligence and super-efficient utilisation of resources. Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries give us a glimmer of the potential our universe holds, thus you can see, with not too much imagination, how utopia is inevitable.
Money is all about scarcity, which is all about control. Scarcity (money) is all about the regulation of scarce items. Scarcity is the reason why prices rise. The greater the scarcity the more control (regulation, limitation) is needed regarding the scarce item, thus we see how governments inevitably arise as control mechanisms mirroring the controlling-regulatory nature of money.
Notes from the pre-Singularity era:
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