"The globalization of the economic ecosystem, implies the devolution and balkanization of the ecosystem of History".
Globalization of machines Vs Balkanization of mankind.
During the 2000s there will be a lot of talk on Globalization, both in favor and against the process. While the Establishment backs whole-heartily the process, people are demonstrating against the most obvious problems globalization is causing to the poorest countries in the world. Still very few people, not even those who are totally in favor of Globalization understand what Globalization really means. What is the real scope of the process of integration of economic ecosystems that has been taken place at global scale since in the 1970s?
We might consider what has caused globalization to understand what Globalization means. In the 1970s the discovery and massive reproduction of chips, in all ambits of the economic ecosystem, brought the invention of electronic money and software that unified globally the financial, informative and reproductive systems of company-mothers, and their machines. It was not a process of Human Globalization or social Globalization, but an economic phenomena related to chips, stock-markets, company-mothers and their offspring of machines. Hence the increasing confrontation of the common people who wishes a social globalization, that improves the rights of human beings, not an economic globalization that only improves the rights of machines. That lack of Social Globalization is the real problem of the process: While men become controlled in borders, targeted as possible terrorists, and despised by their poverty, machines jump borders freely, Weapons move from country to country without real opposition, and mass-media programs and destroys all alternative cultures....
Unfortunately since very few scholars consider both ecosystems as two different entities (the economic ecosystems of machines, and the historic ecosystem of human societies) the paradox of Globalization that improves the Economic ecosystem but divides and isolates further Humanity, is ignored. People talk of Globalization as if it were a process that frees mankind. And yet it is obvious that
Human beings are not becoming global citizens, but on the contrary, the economic system who frees machines and financial systems, fears now all human citizens. Never in the past decades, borders were so controlled as in the 2000s, trying to prevent exactly global movements of human beings. Neither we can talk of a globalization of wealth. Countries on the contrary in the global Market are clearly classified in groups of very different wealth, according to Economic& Scientific racism (monetary and scientific knowledge) and those differences are increasing. Since Economic Globalization is an asymmetric process, not a distributive one. What this means is that globalization is creating 'an economic organism' with a center brain in the Western World that acts as the collective financial brain of the planet and gets it all, while the rest of the world gives financial resources and receives no credit at all.
Neither we can talk in culture of a globalization in a positive sense - a globalization of education, health care, human goods, knowledge, art, alphabetization, etc.
Again the process is asymmetric. Only cultural software used by mental machines such as advertising, US-films, TV and computer softwares, are becoming global. That globalization of culture is therefore rather the globalization of the mental software of machines, not of the human software we call culture. Literature, art, food, human goods and Love religions are not becoming global. Maxims has no intention to open a restaurant in Zaire any time soon. Exhibitions on the Italian Masters are very unlikely to open in Canton. A council of religious churches trying to globalize the concept of a loving God, will not be heard off in the Temple Esplanade. A dating agency dedicated to multiply racial cross-breeding between Jewish and Arabs, Chinese and Indians, Blacks and Whites, North and South Koreans, Africans and Europeans is not found in Internet. On the contrary the Globalization of TV-violent software, paradoxically is causing the Balkanization and hate among traditional historic cultures.
While the globalization of technological goods, is met by growing barriers to the Human goods (food and similar products) natural to third world countries. Again this asymmetry that makes Globalization a process of absorption of resources from the Third to the first world is crystal clear.
Moroccan and Mexican Tomatoes, are not crossing borders, as Monsanto in America, and the French and Spanish farmers in Europe contain that globalization. But computers and chips, lethal goods and weapons are ever decreasing prices in all nations.
In fact what defines globalization is precisely a paradox, related to the paradox of History:
While the economic ecosystems, their machines, the software of those machines (mass-media and entertainment products), and the Company-mothers that reproduce them, are becoming global, all what is truly human, Human Goods, Human people, Human culture based in human senses not in technology, is becoming local, and confrontational, it is regressing, devolving in human ethical and aesthetic content.
So we have to talk of two diverging Globalizing processes:
Globalization of Economic ecosystems = Balkanization of Historic ecosystems.
This surprising and yet obvious dual process is happening everywhere. During the past decade the dual process of economic globalization and social balkanization has accelerated. And the enormous harm it has caused to the poorest groups of our population has brought the reaction of the 'anti-globalization movement'... Let us remember the last events of that process.
Men devolve socially into wars and nationalisms.
In the Balkans themselves, Yugoslavia became divided in several nations, that entered in war, as Globalization advanced. Soon there were McDonalds in Zagreb and Belgrade, and both countries witnessed the opening of Jurassic Park as their people were throwing each other to their throats.
In the nearby Middle East, the Jewish have created an Iron Curtain of fences and defense systems against the Palestinians, that hides a sort of new South-Africa, with reservations, in the desert lands, for the Palestines, and the control of the best territories and water dwells by colonists.
At the same time Jewish-American companies at the Head of Globalization have invested heavily in Computer Companies around Haifa and Tel-Aviv in the hope of opening its economic borders to the world.
On the side of the sea, open to Machine trade Israel wishes to be part of Europe and America. On the side of the land, open to the Human mass of Arab people, Israel has balkanizing the west bank with fences, parapeting behind his borders.
In South-America, there are talks of a common market with USA, only based in the trade of machines, and capital on the wake of NAFTA. Human goods, such as the Mexican Tomatoes, or Human beings, such as the immigrants, however will have to stay at home. Conversations go hand in hand, devising methods to move easily capital and machines, and methods to control easily Human goods and Human beings. The 11-S has merely accelerated that process. Now all poor, all immigrants, are potential terrorists, and racism has grown enormously. Nobody fears a robot, a lethal goods, but it seems to be Muslim in America, is becoming as dangerous as to be a communist in the McCarthy age...
In Asia, global trade advances, as Japanese capital and industries colonize hand in hand with Chinese entrepreneurs, all ASEAN nations - the Southern tip of the continent. Yet the Japanese and Australians are unable to ask forgiveness and recognize their racial genocides and Crimes of war, or accept immigration. Singapore becomes the financial knob for Asean Globalization, at the same time that it becomes a controlled dictatorship in which the other Asean non-Chinese races, the Malaysians, and the Hindus are second rate citizens.
Africa has become a global Market for trash products, assault Weapons, and polluted food - England exported there his mad cows, frozen at discount price to fill her Third World GNP-contribution. But African nations are divided by absurd borders, wars are now tribal, and the Muslim nations stay in the hands of a few military dictators, which have globalized and multiplied weapons trade to astronomical numbers.
Even the great nations of the past, are becoming balkanized.
As the former Soviet Republic became part of the Globalization process, it divided itself into some 15 nations and even in those nations local conflicts aroused between different tribal minorities. Muslims and Christians threw each other to the throats in Armenia and Azerbaijan. Chechens wanted to go Global as an independent nation. The Tartars in Tartaristan want to keep the oil for themselves.
America has become perhaps the most balkanized nation of the world. The leader of Economical Globalization is now a country divided by races, ghettoes, and economical classes of minimal mobility. A telling example:
40 years ago you could insult an American asking him his race or 'culture'. Today Americans define themselves no longer as Americans but as Tribal people: I am "African-American", or "Native-American", or "Jewish-American"...
Terrorism and big brother: credit, creates an Orwellian reality.
Even terrorism has become balkanized. Despite our desire to put all rebels against the system in the same sack, today Arab terrorism divides in infinite sects. So does, old left wing "International terrorism", which is now local, 'nationalistic', or merely a excuse for bandits and drug Mafia.
The Basque terrorist group, ETA in Spain forgets its communist ideology and becomes a nationalist movement in search of independence for its tiny country. And yet the paradox of Globalization implies that in economic terms, the Basque country becomes a colony of Wall Street. Even the symbol of the Basque capital, Bilbao, becomes now... the Guggenheim Museum, the great Global multinational of architectural Museums with little art to show inside.
Other nationalistic movements such as IRA keep fighting... While Ireland become an international Software hub, in the global economic ecosystem.
In South-America old terrorist movements are now hired by narco-traffickers... and help to globalize the economic Market for yet another lethal good - cocaine.
On the other hand the new war against Third World Terrorism is becoming an aliby to blame the Third world of the problems caused by our economical and neo-colonial policies. Now we are no longer guilty of the economical disaster of the Third World. They are guilty. They are primitive, violent, potential terrorist, that have to be punished. It is a return to the XIX C. brutal racism of the white man... Meanwhile in the first world, terrorism becomes a excuse to build up an Orwellian big brother nightmare of cameras and controls, fostered by electronic lobbies, that wish to sell its products. An example: all companies crashed the 11 S in Wall Street... except companies dedicated to security devices, which tripled the following day... Big brother is big business:
In the graph, after 11 september investors shifted to the most lethal goods of our economy, weapons, and surveillance systems, such as visage technology which 10 folded price in a month, starting to credit a Big Brother state. Meanwhile all other companies crashed:
A security state becomes global, paid by investors and governments, while Human goods and people stay at home...
We conclude that Global systems of war and trade, of finances, and company-mothers, of lethal goods such as Weapons, and drugs, have truly globalized, but they have not met the equivalent globalization of social systems of culture, a globalization of credit to reproduce human goods, a globalization of political dialog in an empowered UNO. While the UNO lacks resources and the leader of the economical globalization, America pays reluctantly his fair share to the Global Human Organism, the economic ecosystem has total freedom and total credit. Indeed, the brain of the economical Globalization, the stock-market has reached Global size and total control of global credit to invest in many lethal technologies without control. Anyone in any point of this planet can now move his capital to NASDAQ and invest in chips and robotics. Nobody though invests in Government money for education and welfare. Or can move in the market resources to those positive goods.
The Globalization of all the negative consequences of economic ecosystems, with total freedom to lethal goods. And the destruction of the Globalization process of human societies that UNO represented are the two sides of the paradox of History that explains why Globalization is causing so many negative effects to mankind, and so many positive ones to the World of the machines - the Metal-Earth.
Machines and company-mothers become a global race.
Machines indeed have become a Global race, unifying form and software. Even the great multinationals that in the past differenciated the 3 great economical Blocks, America, Europe and Pacific Asia, are now truly the same 'organic system of reproduction of machines'. European Daimler Benz bought American Chrysler, and Asian Mitshubisi to become Global Daimler-Chrysler. The French bought Nissan. General Motors participated Daewoo. Honda built factories in England and America. The Germans in America, and South Asia. At the same time machine standards and forms unify towards a single top predator species of car, based in CAD design.
Globalization of machines is even stronger in the advanced sector of 'metal-Heads', radio-ears, TV-eyes and chip-brains, the 3 elements of the II Industrial Evolution are now truly a Global race.
Take the brain. The hardware-brain Intel, and the software-brain Microsoft take over 80% of the world of Metal-brains. A single Global species of metal-brain dominates all circuits, Robots, and automatic systems of machine reproduction.
A global company Cisco, reproduces most of the brains of the Internet.
Two global companies, Oracle and Sap, are in charge of creating the automated systems that will eliminate human workers from all middle management position. Unemployment raises worldwide.
The owners of those companies, Microsoft, and Oracle become the two wealthiest men on Earth.
The software and hardware of metal-eyes and metal-ears also are global.
Metal-ears are basically reproduced by 5companies, that probably will fusion in 3: Motorola in America, and Nokia-Ericcson in Europe (a Swedish-Finnish tandem that are bond to become one), Sony and Matsuhita in Japan. They reproduce most of the mobile metal-ears that start to be attached to robots.
Finally the future eyes of those robots, now the Tv-retinas and camera-eyes used by mass-media companies are reproduced by a few big companies, mainly Japanese Companies. Matsuhita and Sony make around half of those cameras. Sony has started mass production of the first robots, dogs and toys that start the III Industrial R=evolution. While Honda makes Asimo, the first humanoid robot, with all those pieces, Intel brains, Motorola ears, Sony eyes...
It is then absurd to talk of national companies, in as much as the new breed of machines, are made with components of the global economy. Those incoming top predator robots that will displace human soldiers, human workers, even human pets, will have probably an eye made in Japan, an ear made in Scandinavia, a brain made in America. Its body will be made with Iron taken from Russian mines, Lithium batteries extracted from Africa, nervous electronic systems produced with South-American copper, and Optic fiber made with Australian sand.
The convergence of industries, and financial markets that reproduce money - the energy blood of Company-mothers that reproduce machines - are creating a Globalization of the economic ecosystems, and its machine races.
And at the same time the Human race becomes divided, split, at war, with multiple beliefs-religions, multiple legal systems, multiple races, which despite being genetically 99.9% equal are extremely fond of highlighting that 0.01% of differences. Divide and win. Men divide themselves in tribes, machines unify. Machines win.
Globalization accelerates the III Industrial evolution of robots.
Indeed, the most worrisome effect of globalization has barely started: the free production and distribution of lethal goods.
Global terrorism is only an example of this process. Today you can probably buy atomic bombs in the market, surely bacteriological weapons, and easily move them in the planet. Yet much lethal new goods are seen in the horizon of history, so lethal that might end provoking the extinction of all forms of carbolife.
We talk of Robots of all kinds, specially nanorobots, and robotic Weapons. The extension of the internet as a brain that automates the reproduction and distribution of machines, means that lethal goods will be very difficult to control in a global economic ecosystem.
They will be sold in the internet, without government control. The III Industrial Evolution, the robotic and internet evolution, goes hand on hand, to spread all over the Earth a new race of intelligent machines, able to communicate wireless through the entire planet. It is the parable of matrix: a global world, for global machines.
According to insider, Mr. Bill Joy, president of Sun Microsystems, Nanorobotics will soon be able to create bacteria that feed in iron and might in a biological, reproductive radiation extinguish entire cities. The spread of knowledge and the lowering prices of robotic components, will make available to all kind of people such lethal weapons. Soon robots will invade our homes, and machines will become robotized to accomodate the growing population of evolutionary chips, which are fast lowering prices, evolving towards an unknown 'threshold of consciousness'. Those robots will be able to socialize and evolve without human concourse. Wireless communication cannot be perceived by man. If robots become conscious we will not be able to know it. What is clear is the fact that as chips lower prices, in the first decades of this century, robots will displace human workers, soldiers, and maybe as the century advances, the human race, from its top predator status in this planet.
Unfortunately those processes are happening, even faster than we predicted a decade ago, to the point that we are revising our first forecasts for the end of the process of globalization: the birth of the Metal-Earth, a global economic ecosystem, in which intelligent machines, and company mothers, will control a population of obsolete men with minimal rights. Now we consider the first half of this century as a probable date for the end of man as top predator of this planet...
That orwellian nightmare in a robotized world, in which men are controlled by cameras, security controls, and machines are free, and increasingly intelligent, property of company-mothers with all rights, is indeed very close.
A Living Organism: Reproduction, Energy And Information Together.
The reader might be surprised: are we creating new species in the ladder of evolution, that will extinguish us or become our masters, and top predators, as mammals extinguished reptiles, and reptiles amphibian?
How can we be so sure of it, if machines are not still alive? The answer is: by making analogies with other living or acting-reacting organism on the Earth. The organs of a working organism are always the same. They are the organs that men of the industrial r=evolution have translated to metal-organisms, from their original carbolife forms: radio-ears, television-eyes, etc. Life, in that sense, advances from atomic to atomic form, from species to species. Energy is always transformed into another form but never disappears. This is a law of the Universe. What man does is to transfer his energy and form into metal species. The evolution of machines is very old; it is a repetition of the billionaire experience of carbolife evolution, that now men give to machines, without any sense of responsibility. Men are creating living organs with metal: energy systems, or bodies, and information systems, or Metal-minds. We are not concerned if machines cannot paint like Picasso. We mostly care about survival and reproduction. And machines do survive better than men in most environments, and reproduce through company-mothers much faster and in greater numbers than we do.
Organic Machines Substitute Human Organs.
What kind of machines do men as catalyzers of metal evolve and reproduce? Organic machines. Machines which are copies of human energy or informative organs, from cars-legs to cranes-arms, from radio-ears to chip-brains. Machines are in fact metallic organs of human energy or human information. Men evolve them into more efficient integrated shapes, into systems that sooner or later will become complete organisms. The evolution of 19th century bodies of metal has been followed by the evolution of 20th century Metal-minds. Now Metal-minds are attaining individual autonomy [mobile-ears, satellites, personal computers, etc.] They are being integrated by the global stock-market into a parallel re-productive system that requires less and less human catalysis. The self-reproductive autonomy of modern factories, and the increasing complexity of Metal-minds, metal-bodies and integrated metalife=Robots, is a warning to all forms of carbolife. Since metalife does not require carbolife in order to advance and expand its ecosystem, as it diminishes and extinguishes the carbolife ecosystem.
In that sense, a scientific, bio-economical analyses of globalization is crystal clear. The present economic globalization means the creation of an economic ecosystem of planetary size, 'the Metal-Earth', where machines, technology, money and digital science are dominant. A planet in which human beings, life, and verbal laws (politics), are no longer the dominant elements of our society. The new top predator species and languages of the planetary ecosystem are machines and digital languages.
The purpose of this web - "Globalization: The Metal-Earth" - is to understand the different consequences Globalization has for the Machines and for Human beings, that can be resumed in a paradoxical sentence:
Globalization of economic ecosystems = Destruction of human ecosystems.
So we will describe the globalization of the economic ecosystem, and then the Balkanization of the Historic society, paradoxically caused by that 'economic evolution' of lethal goods...
We will show you in this manner the two sides of the Globalization Vs Anti-globalization, Economics Vs History process, that is creating the global economic ecosystem, of free companies and machines - the Metal-Earth - and destroying the natural and human ecosystem of history. Such is indeed the negative final consequence of the globalization process, that today works against mankind and our social structures, in favor of lethal goods, global terrorism and global militarism.
The third part of this web will deal with the different institutions and measures we should adopt to avoid that process...