DeathEconomy

what is good about capitalism?

what made it so powerful?

that it has/had some self organizing effect

a sort of “crowd intelligence”:

“get a job or die”

“make a product that sells or die”

“yes this job is unhealthy and pollutes the air but get it done or your family dies”

it forced every single human being to contribute something to society

conceptual problem: it all starts with banks, loans and debt (or not, because banks don’t give loans to innovation anymore afraid of their own collapse).

not only that a lot individuals have dedicated themselves to negative = destructive to society “contributions” (crime) because it generates the most money for the least effort of work.

even worse capitalism (largely computerized) does not even care about survival of mankind or any form of life.

(imho capitalism will die with mankind, capitalism without mankind is like a screwdriver without a mechanic, it just sits there doing nothing (unless AI robots also want to shop for parts at Amazon)).

the current concept of capitalism (or what it has become) has no build-in-responsibility.

it does not know responsibility.

it just assumes: people will always behave responsible (because otherwise they simply die).

well not if those behaving responsible are paid less than the financial criminals.

thus current form of capitalism is working on self destruction.

(here comes again the appealing idea of the Chinese 1984 social credit system paired with AI to mind…

the question is: has it stopped financial like crime tax avoidance and money laundering or not?

1984 goes completely against all that democracy stands for, BigBrother: controlled by who?

who supervises those in charge and makes sure they do not exploit their power?

In China there seems to be still a kind of feeling of responsibility of the leadership for everyone, a thing that feels almost completely eroded by the psychology of money in Western societies.

because: absolute power corrupts absolutely (1887)

massive massive self-destructive sideffects: if the criminals are paid best and too often get away, then capitalism produces a pretty good growing ground for crime, with the state often being so corrupted/failed state, that it can not/does not want to prevent the crime, this is when the state fails.

“yes our product Made in (country far away) is of bad quality, exploits workers, wastes resources, pollutes the planet and contains toxic chemicals but hey… the people want (to die) cheap (on cancer)” (no they do not)

or financial service like:

“you are rich? you need money from illegal sources to be laundered?”

“we are well trained lawyers that help you avoid tax” (effectively stealing from a nation, stealing from a state)

The Greek people when asked why every single one of them steals taxes says: “the government is the mafia, why should i give my money to the mafia?”

the big question of our times:

are there alternative ways of crowd intelligence

that can work more intelligent? (not destroying = destabilize the habitat planet, not intoxicating children and animals, without stealing)

there is not question IF there is only the question WHEN because anything else would be fatal for all mankind

would need for a crowd of humans:

  1. to inform each other correctly and truthfully
  2. to act upon the information gathered in an intelligent non-violent but society-evolving way
https://www.scribd.com/document/398577681/Giovanna-Di-Marzo-Serugendo-Noria-Foukia-Salima-B-ok-org
https://www.scribd.com/document/398577681/Giovanna-Di-Marzo-Serugendo-Noria-Foukia-Salima-B-ok-org

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/9/3072/htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_intelligence

the universe is a harsh place for life to survive

why is beauty important?

anyone or anything that brings beauty in such a world

is good

life is precious in the universe (don’t waste it, even if it is a sucky one)

survival was never easy for life in the universe

life is about making life better (increasing the probability of survival of oneself, one’s genes, one’s family, one’s species) every day

if you have a garden: making the garden better a little bit every day

if you have a family: making the family better a little bit every day

if you have a company: making the company a little bit better every day

cultivating something positive

building a positive culture

creators and their techno “babies”: iMacs & iPhones & Linux

for creators such as Steve Jobs just as Linus Torvalds, beauty is important

beauty means simplified pure designs

pure holistic flawless creations

of perfection and functionality and (!) understandability

“like God would have done it”

software beauty is way harder to see for non developers, but it expresses it as the (ex?)maxime of Apple: “it just works”

even if that iphone is far from perfect and many alternatives are in development (please support them even when they are far from perfect)

what has happened since…

1) Apple seems to have been stuck in a limbo between profit maximization and allowing creativity (crash, rebuild, crash, rebuild…)

2) giving up on software-beauty: Apple’s software quality has gone down

3) no-privacy-beauty: was never a priority

4) no-planet-or-human-rights-beauty: Apple never cared much if the supply chain was ethical or based on renewables

5) no-justice-beauty: Apple is stealing taxes via Ireland

(European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fights tax avoidance of multinationals, follow her on twitter)

(Apple promised to improve on the privacy issue… but guess capitalistic maxims (maximize profits and share prices) are actually often against what consumers want (anything but 1984, but a future that is inspiring))

never stop learning

never give up hope

life only has a slim chance for survival in such a harsh universe

but we will take it

and if everyone does what he/she can

we will prevail

and build a city on mars

poverty is still the #1 cause of death for humans

Not Zombies eat Brains

Money does!

what this means:

there are just as many stupid super rich

as are there stupid super poor

(but the super poor show up on TV, not the super rich, they want to stay anonymous and hide their wealth in panama (a tax haven))

if those that are highly intelligent, do not earn more, than those that are stupid, there will be mass stupidity.

Neither Einstein nor Nikola Tesla (both genius in their fields of expertise (physics and electricity)) became very rich in this system.

Even worse Nikola Tesla died poor and lonely in a f***ing hotel.

“On 7 January 1943, at the age of 86, Tesla died alone in Room 3327 of the Hotel New Yorker. His body was later found by maid Alice Monaghan after she had entered Tesla’s room, ignoring the “do not disturb” sign that Tesla had placed on his door two days earlier.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#Death

At leat Elon Musk knew how to market a genius ;-p

(but he was as hard working as lucky selling his first internet startup to compaq for $10million, then founding PayPal selling it to eBay for $1billion, funding tesla and spacex (both very high risk companies))