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Ok.  This is an easy one.  I think you all know what I’m talking about, but give me a second to break it all down to you all simple like.

1.  We are bred to consume.

Everything that lives consumes.  Plants consume sunlight, (which is pretty cool if you think about it) and animals consume plants, (as well as other animals) CRAZY RIGHT!?!

2.  We are expected to consume.

Today we are in a “break it, you bought it” society.  Before the industrial revolution we were probably closer to “If you can’t make it, you can’t have it,” meaning that you could get the good stuff if you had the money, but if you didn’t, you had better be good with your hands.  Over time, the industrial machine has allowed things to be made cheaply, and now there is IKEA…  The people that own the machines, that make the things, expect you to pay for them, and you do, because that is the society we live in.

It is the same society that has crept up around us and specialized us away from traditional craftsmanship.  It is this society that has left a void; a void, which modern consumerism has yet to completely fill.  This void can’t be filled with such ideology, because the desire to consume within a population increases in direct relation to the number of different items (or choices) available to the population at any one given time.  Add the internet to this system, and both the seller and the consumer are able to increase their sample data.  They not only know that you are going to consume, they probably have a pretty good idea of what it is, and the funniest part is that, you are most likely the one who told them.

3.  “So what do I do?”

The easy answer doesn’t exist, but things have become quite interesting.  The world is full of voices, and people are talking to one another.  My one friend likes Coke, and my other friend likes Pepsi.  Things are kind of weird now, but that’s basically how it works.  Traditional advertising hasn’t completely disappeared, but people are becoming more aware of some of the greater evils

Just try to be aware, because your friends are watching your every move, and they want to be just like you.  Don’t let them down!

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More info on the future of human civilization…

We are approaching a technological singularity where the human animal will bond with the information machine.  I believe that we have already crossed the event horizon towards this metaphysical point in our species evolution, and are fast approaching a society that will have no native memory of the one that proceeded it, i.e., the 20th century will become a romantic memory, unconnected to how we identify ourselves as modern humans. We will see our 20th century counterparts as quaint historical figures who lived in the time of emergent computing technologies, and we will understand their history as a natural progression attributed to sustained technological advancement in direct accordance with Moore’s Law. 

Before you start doubting that the event horizon is behind us, look at the device in your hand, and think about how much your life would change without it.

There is commonness here.  A werewolf and a human being have certain overlapping qualifications.  We are humans, we are also animals, that is the metaphor.  The reality is ever more apparent as we begin to understand our species in its complete state.

Our presence here is the culmination of a course of events, that began as a conclusion to an other course of events, to which we have evidence of up for display in various museums of modern science around the world.

To speak plainly ~ we are here as a result of the dinosaurs not being here.  .

We are animals.  We should never forget that.  We still grow claws.  They could be sharp, and used correctly could kill prey.  We are animals.

We have done everything in our power to disguise this fact for ourselves.  We hide the meat industry.  We only increase productivity because we plan on being lazy.  Social structure is only minutely more complex than any typical primate society.  It’s all a big party and we think we’re the coolest ones here.  Newsflash, we’re not…

I’m watching Barbarella right now, and I’m realizing that 1968 got it right, but at the same time I know that Jane Fonda is so perfect that this movie is the perfect representation of everything that is right, and at the same time everything that is wrong, with modern multimedia offerings.

It’s just too sexy!  The thing is so sexy, that I can barely take my eyes away from it to write this sentence.  It is sexy in a way that I am not sure our society can produce anymore, because it is also innocent in its inherent ignorance of what “sexy” media would do to our society once it could be accessed on demand, from a competent search engine.  It was all too easy for free love to turn into easy money, and from there the artistic movement, became one more closely associated with protestation. 

It’s too bad really, because the story is so pure, and I would actually LOVE to see a remake of Barbarella, but there is no actress today who could pull off what Jane Fonda did in this movie.  Plus there are so many sexy people in this movie; if you were going to do it today, it would have to have all no-name actors and actresses.  There could be no Gerard Butler or Mila Kunis, it wouldn’t work!  But it couldn’t be made today, because it would end up being porn.

So if a big porn company wants to remake Barbarella let me know, because I want in on that shit, and you don’t know who I am at all!

By the way, did I mention that we’re all animals?

The Club of RomeThey’ve been around for a while, and they’re still working to change to change the world.

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