The Internet and the information revolution have undoubtedly made a significant impact on our lives, and it is clear that these changes are irreversible. While some individuals believe that there is a catastrophe looming on the horizon that can still be prevented, I argue that the catastrophe has already occurred, and we must now come to terms with its consequences.
In the current state of affairs, particularly in the Western world led by the United States, the information revolution has created a divide in our perception of reality. This divide excludes what we refer to as "civilization states," encompassing nations such as Greece, Italy, China, Russia, Iran, India, and others that possess a rich historical and cultural heritage and abide by tradition.
One path, championed by true conservatives and neoconservatives, leads to a renaissance of thought. It entails reevaluating established concepts and ideas within the framework of our present reality. This approach aims to harness our collective memory of the past and enhance it to align with our current circumstances.
The second path, which is often advocated by the woke elite preaching entails the destruction of the past. It involves erasing our collective memories and creating a new human devoid of any recollections or independent opinions. This new human, or transhuman would be assimilated into a technologically dominated society and effectively function as a cyborg, working for the benefit of the collective.
Throughout history, crossroads have held a certain mystical allure for ancient Greeks. They symbolized the intersection or divergence of life, representing both danger and potential. These were the places where Hermes, the trickster god, and the Globonaut of adventure were often associated. Crossroads were where life and death confronted each other, each vying for supremacy. Inevitably, a period of chaos and disorder precedes the formation of a new reality.
Considering our current reality, two major possibilities emerge, with the understanding that additional paths may also manifest in the future. However, as of now, the prevailing zeitgeist appears to be split between these two camps:
Camp 1: Embrace and adapt to the new reality by reinterpreting the past and leveraging tradition. Create a new world that builds upon the foundations of the past, redefining it to suit our present circumstances. Preserve and uphold human memory and ideals while embracing the possibilities of the future.
Camp 2: Succumb to targeted propaganda, resulting in the loss of personal and cultural memory and identity. In this scenario, individuals would become mere subjects with no recollection of their past, subjected to the decisions of a totalitarian entity. This path would entail a loss of humanity, with individuals assimilated into a collective consciousness reminiscent of the "borg collective."
Predicting the future with absolute certainty is impossible. However, based on the current trajectory, it seems that society is at a crossroads, deciding between these two options. The ultimate outcome will depend on various factors, including individual choices, collective actions, and the course of technological advancements.
It is essential for individuals to critically evaluate the implications of these paths and actively participate in shaping their own future. By engaging in meaningful dialogue, informed decision-making, and the preservation of our collective memory, we can collectively navigate these turbulent times and determine the direction in which our society will evolve.
What are your thoughts?
Notes: Thoughts and reflections after reading the book of James Poulos "Human Forever: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War"