Technological Advancements Create Revolutions

Occupying World Psychosis
In my refresher studies regarding the roots of property rights, I've rediscovered the origin of religion, which is "the worship of the dead." All cultures have developed special rituals and celebratory events over time that surround life (birth), (birthdays), marriage or mergers and death (death). It makes sense only because most of us create close connections with people, places or things and experience a sense of loss when that relationship looks to be diminishing or is about to die.

And, in my personal opinion, that is what the world's populations are currently witnessing: the death of an era. The pains must have been similar to any revolution of sorts.

A Little History Goes A Long Way

Revolutions are mostly brought about by technology that has forged ahead, forcing us to adapt to it, similar to the forces of nature. We may have some control but there are always those incredible surprises. (You are never alone seeking answers even if you thought you were.)

The agricultural revolution brought on the pains of what is now practiced almost everywhere: "Land rights" and hunters who were no longer needed reinvented themselves to become bands of militias or retainers to protect a "lot" of land undergoing agricultural development. It's sort of like a revolution inside a revolution, wrapped in an enigma and rolled over the flames to create a tasty treat.

Once the agricultural system is refined enough and brings forth rewards, such as a consistent food source, people gravitate toward that source just like any other animal set to survive on this planet. Communities, civilizations and cities grow from those advancements. Interestingly enough, the right to property often took some tribal people or Cheifdoms, (another form of social politics), further and most likely for convenience sake, to became a state. And everyone is required to give up some personal freedoms to be a member of a state. Armies and navies were created to protect that formed nation state. So in essence, I guess you could say we are in a constant state of revolution, mourning the past while we move into the future.

The industrial revolution brought on pains not at all the same, but the process of re-adjustment to newer technologies to that time and place and people of the world was just as bumpy. It most certainly did create major disruption, in the financial markets, the average workers' trade allocations, the division between rich and poor. It challenged the horse and buggy industries, eventually replacing them with steam engines, trains and automobiles.

In any case, we are witness to a special kind of technological revolution this time around; the whole world can now see it, together, in real time. Whereas revolutions of the past were only viewable as far as your eyes could see or be delivered to you in text by someone far away or by a local newspaper, today we can communicate with foreign strangers via video chat or phone. We can communicate with multiple parties from several different countries this way. We can cooperate with entities from anywhere on the planet that has access to this invention called the Internet.

There is the need to cooperate only if we want to save each other. We will all have individual experiences that lead us into acceptance of this new world of opportunity, and I would be willing to say that those of us who have committed to accepting it are members of The Zeitgeist Movement, helping to further educate or offer some grief counseling if needed.

Remember The Five Stages
Many psychology experts will refer to the five stages of grief.

When encountering someone living in the past, enduring monetarism, try to understand their struggles. Some are in denial, some are sad or depressed, some are outright angry, some are bargaining, some are acknowledging and then there are those whom have accepted that something is about to pass and we are ready to let it go. Unfortunately, not all of us are ready to let go, and that is creating friction. What will money managers re-invent themselves into? But that's the revolution at its core, explosive, disruptive, sometimes discouraging, often miss-perceived, but always surprising.

To see the future in a more positive light one should try to have a firm grasp or understanding of the past, but be willing to let it go.


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