The Nature of Us and Our Societies (I Think…)
We are just organic automatons, programmed to seek out happiness, sex, food, water, shelter and air. The universe functions very much like a computer, of which we are only apart of the algorithm that’s constantly working towards self-preservation, survival and well being (just as we are). There are, technically, a few optimal ways to go about achieving well being, happiness and peace of mind in this universe, much like how there are only a few ways to achieve well being, happiness and peace of ecosystem in the world that is around us.
The universe functions on the basis of algorithms which each have benefits, drawbacks and only a few optimal ones to fit with each situation and scenario that we could be faced with. We fail to follow the algorithms for survival and well being in each situation, scenario and set of conditions that we’re in, we’ll die or not be very well as an individual member of a collective species or as a collective species as a whole. We can only do what we’re able to do in the technical sense, and we have a very limited knowledge of what those limitations and potentials actually are.
We can develop the technology to improve our abilities to act algorithmically in this universe in our given societies and in response and recovery efforts to disaster and general conditions. The universe could very well be just a computer program running in order to gauge what works, what doesn’t work in the grand scheme of things. The parameters, I think, have been set since the start of this particular universe. It very well could be that there are more universes that interact with this one. But the fact of the matter is, is that without the base parameters of mathematics and the laws of physics, there would have been no universe as it appears in this present form.
In fact, human societies are very much similar to this multiverse theory of the universe, in that the base elements of these societies are all, essentially, the same, except for a few potential differences in brain software, brought on by a mixture of genetics, epi-genetics, experience and environment (social, cultural and ecological) that leads to the production of unique cultures and social laws and perspectives that differ from one another. They’re all essentially the same, at the root of it, but the tiny changes and differences amongst them bring on some of the tremendous differences in culture, perspective, attitude, action, organization and outlook on the world that is around them. It should be pointed out that many of these things are actually also, the same as well across cultures. But the social physics is different in each society, even though each of the ones that has been produced and lasted throughout the ages are each and all fit for our present environment and our present knowledge and understanding about ourselves and the world that is us and around us.
Can all of this change? Yes, in short, it can. Technology changes, as does our knowledge and outlook upon ourselves. The emperors of China were overthrown when Western notions of societies were introduced into Chinese culture and civilization. Did it change the essential nature of Chinese culture? Arguably, no (hence the modern differences in Chinese organization, culture, attitude, outlook and perspective). But economic conditions and social conditions, combined with new perspectives brought on a tremendous social revolution in China, even though it has (for the most part) reverted back to the highly centralized and autocratic formation that existed under the emperors.
Again, social physics is one of those things where there are some base rules within humanity and, quite possibly, amongst all life in the universe(s). But the rules are open to changes and differences at certain levels and in certain ways. This is how differences arise amongst societies and cultures and within societies and cultures, starting from the micro-levels of environment, experience, and body-content composition of the initial members of that given society (especially inclusive of the brain itself).
We are just a manifestation of the base laws and content of the universe. We are star stuff, brought on by the laws of physics interacting with the material and energetic contents of this universe. It makes sense that the laws of societies are similar to those of the universe, simply because we are the universe as well (at least, our own little chunk of it). Remember, the totality of the universe is likely to be larger than our own self and our own species. It is important to bear that in mind, if we pursue other planets and avenues of exploration, such that we do no end up reproducing the European/Native American dynamic again.
So, just as we change the outcomes when we observe things in quantum mechanics, so too can we change things through observation of our social world and how it actually works. We don’t have to live in squalor with a monkey-ish elite on top of us in the form of either a private or public elite, and those who end up making the big decisions for our societies need not fear or be greedy with their power and influence in order to stay in those positions. It is a different outlook on leadership, authority and elites for our world. And it’s probably how a lot of changes in outlook and action are going to start taking place within our society at the very least, and amongst all societies in our whole universe at the very most.
Think about it.
It’s just a hypothesis. Please take it with a grain of salt.
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