Guns, Germs, and Steel.....and Central Banks

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Geopolitics are Re-Aligning for the Next Massive Technological Revolution

JC Collins

Central banks are unable to provide the level of liquidity required to feed the next industrial, or technological, revolution. Global population growth has outpaced global production and quality of life factors for at least a century or more. The limitless variables which can be used to measure such factors would range across an expansive list, such as agricultural production, migration of mass populations, imperial movement of capital and wealth, military conflict, disease and overall health of populations, access to natural resources, and the ability to bring those resources to market.

Such an extensive list of variables and data inputs means there is an equally extensive list of interpretations and conclusions. But to confirm that population growth has outpaced actual production the astute observer only need consider the deep imbalances which exist across the regions and populations of the world. The non-sporadic, or non-random, distribution of wealth follows the flow of liquidity and access to capital. This has always been the case, whether it was Roman coins or Federal Reserve bank notes.

A few years back I used the analogy of a pizza being shared among friends. The size of the pizza is established and is being shared by 4 friends. It’s cut into 8 pieces and each friend gets 2 pieces. But before the pizza arrives 4 more friends show up and it’s now decided to cut the pizza into 16 pieces so all of the 8 friends can still have 2 pieces each. The actual size of the pizza hasn’t changed. There is just less of it to go around amongst the friends.

Now imagine that 6 of the friends decided they were going to create a system, or process, to manage the distribution of the pizza. It was decided that the 2 remaining friends would get smaller pieces than the others. The size of the pizza is constant, and the more demand there is for the pizza, the more the number of pieces, and the size of each piece, have to be manipulated. A Pizza Empire is born.

The pizza is the perfect example to assist us in understanding the function and dysfunction which develops in all monetary and economic systems as they proceed from inception to inevitable fragmentation. At the end of every system there comes the need to make a larger pizza.

Economies, like that of the Roman Empire, or America today, need to increase and consume all liquidity and production within reach. This usually means the sphere of influence expands and takes on the management of populations which were not a part of the original pizza. The additional friends. But because the original empire needed extra liquidity to maintain production, the new populations ended up receiving much smaller slices of pizza. Eventually, the pizza would be so divided that the whole idea of sharing the pizza becomes non-functional and obsolete. The pizza needs to be replaced by a much larger pizza.

In the 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs, and Steel - The Fate of Human Societies, ecologist, and anthropologist Jared Diamond put forward a theory on why certain civilizations, such as the Europeans, thrived and advanced over others. Diamond considered the impacts and influences of geographical and ecological barriers, climate, disease, tribal configurations and relationships, food production, the potential of livestock domestication, and overall size of regional populations.

Diamonds logic follows that larger populations with advantages in ecology and geography, with greater animal domestication potential, and a buildup of wide disease resistance due to proximity, created an environment with more competition, ingenuity, and retention of gains realized over extended periods of time.

Back in 1997, Guns, Germs, and Steel was one of greatest books I had ever read. When I turned the last page I felt like I had broadened my understanding of the world and the key data indicators which determined the course of human civilizations. I’m 44 now and have learned much since those buck eyed days of a scrappy 23-year-old at the beginning of his quest.

One of the fundamental components of building a competitive civilization was left out of the book. Diamond queried the origins of the Industrial Revolution. The bits and pieces of technology which were needed to kickstart the Industrial Revolution existed for years in many different civilizations, including China. So why did it start in Europe when it did? The influence and contribution of a monetary system, or distribution of wealth, was never considered by Diamond. This was a glaring omission, whether it was intentional, or a fundamental flaw in the thesis.

For centuries the world suffered through what had become known as the Dark Ages. Modern historians now understand the Dark Ages were not as dark as had first been considered. The period inarguably started with the Great Schism of 1054, when the Eastern Christian Churches were divided from the Catholic Church in the West. This was a fundamental event in the history of European and Western Civilization and was not mentioned by Diamond in his award-winning book.

The battle between East and West continued up through the Protestant Reformation in 1517 and into the various revolutions which shattered the European continent all the way into the 20th Century. The rise and fall of European Empires match with the movement of wealth back and forth from East and West.

The Catholic Monarchs of Spain began to gain back control of the Spanish civilization in 1492. The Iberian Peninsula was changing, Muslims were being forced to convert to Catholicism, Christopher Columbus set sail across the Atlantic, and the first hints of the modern model empire could be seen.

By 1580 the Ottoman Empire was being asked by the Muslims who converted to Catholic for military intervention in Spain. King Philip III began deporting the converted Muslims and the first signs of imperial fragmentation could be seen. Wealth started to move and headed for the Netherlands. The Spanish Empire was bled dry as money flowed into the Dutch economy and funded the worlds first central bank.

The First Bank of Amsterdam was established in 1609 and served as the blueprint for all central banks which came after. This bank created immense liquidity which was used by William of Orange to wage war against James II of England. William and wife Mary won control over both England and Scotland in 1688 and immediately wealth began to move out of the Netherlands and into England. This gave birth to the worlds second central bank in 1694, the Bank of England, and the British Empire.

Through all of these years, the bits and pieces needed to start the Industrial Revolution were being developed. From 1694 the vast amounts of liquidity being created by the Bank of England were being used to fund projects and build the corridors of the Industrial Revolution. The first productive steam engine was created in 1712 and there was no looking back.

There is little doubt that much of what Jared Diamond proposed in his thesis were contributing factors to why the Industrial Revolution started when and where it did. But nothing had more of an impact than the new central bank model for creating the massive amount of liquidity which was needed to drive the industrialization of the West. The growth of the Industrial Revolution matches with the expansion of liquidity as the central bank concept spread throughout Europe before being taken to even greater heights in the early 1800s when Mayer Amschel Rothschild began issuing international loans from Frankfurt, Germany.

After 400 years the central bank system has run its course through various empires and reserve currency configurations. With each passing year, the world is getting closer to a complete fragmentation of the international monetary system and its supporting central banks.

Like in the years leading up to the Industrial Revolution, the world is seeded with the bits and pieces of new technology which haven’t yet been brought together to kickstart a new technological revolution. These technological fragments are being developed in labs and test facilities around the world. Everything from artificial intelligence, robotics, exotic power sources, nano and blockchain technology, as well as a huge leap forward in our medical understanding of the human body, are all waiting on a new and larger source of liquidity which can be used to develop and spread the technology at what will be a shocking pace.

Blockchain and crypto liquidity will be the fuel for the evolution and transformation of civilization in much the same way that the central banks were for the Industrial Revolution. The company Ripple and its digital asset XRP will provide the corridors for the movement of wealth which will be taking place throughout this new revolution. The institutional money and banks are partnering with Ripple for the same reasons that Spanish wealth began to move to the Netherlands and onward a century later to England.

Even the 200-year-old wealth of the Rothschild family is beginning to invest in blockchain technology and crypto assets. Iran and Russia are beginning the process of using crypto markets to balance trade. This would bypass the American dominated SWIFT system of international payments. SWIFT is the main target of Ripple's strategy right now. Replacing the outdated and slow SWIFT with an international payment process which takes just seconds will be the opening shot in the new revolution.

Add in a whole new micropayments industry and SMART contracts, as well as the function of moving value between A.I. nodes and across the Internet of Things, and it becomes obvious that the old world has already died.

The pieces are starting to come together and nothing will stop the transformation which is about to take place. Nations are re-aligning geopolitically, as is always the case during periods of fundamental socioeconomic change. Access to resources and the securing of trade routes are high on the agenda for most nations. Reliance on US dollar dominance as a tool of wealth security no longer exists.

American interests are beginning to understand this truth. Corporations, banks, and institutions of varying purpose are building relationships and making partnerships with those in the crypto world who can guide them down the corridors of change.

Production will now catch up to population growth as technological advancement begins to meet the needs of a changing and dynamic world. The pizza is about to get a whole lot bigger. - JC

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21 Comments on “Guns, Germs, and Steel.....and Central Banks”

  1. From the sounds of it and seeing the advancement in technology it seems like it is inevitable that I may have a robot friend before its time to leave this world. As such I would imagine this friendship to flourish into a sudo family member as it tends to my needs in those elderly years which may…or will cause a dilemma towards the end of time for me. That dilemma would be how to give this family member its freedom to continue living beyond my passing. Economically it would be no different than leaving an inheritance to a family member which avenues are already in place for. But how about its individualized rights for such a life of freedom?

    It will probably have the potential to carry many of my thoughts long beyond my lifetime. That’s really cool to think about. I hope we as a race of intelligent people find a way to allow this and to keep other fellow humans from hacking into it to steal its service and the inheritance which will be left to it. Maybe it will even have its own job by then and be earning its own wage. Wow, an explosion of thought is coming into my head. Very inspiring JC…very inspiring. Thank you my friend.

    P.S. Hmm. Much thought would have to be given to the age representation of the robot wouldn’t it? As they don’t grow like humans whatever is chosen would seem to be what it is for its lifetime. Maybe there will be certain parts that can be interchangeable to mimic human body growth. Like replaceable body shell parts.

  2. "I draw the line between an asset class and a replacement currency for the dollar with a very thick marker. You would have to completely destroy the system as is for that to even come into play. Is that what people are praying for? All pensions gone, banks destroyed and you think this cryptocurrency will be the only thing to survive? You go that far the ONLY money becomes FOOD! We are still in mid-game and we are not yet close to the end-zone."

    This was an Interesting posting by Martin Armstrong. I found this posting somewhat confusing since he presents some facts but omits what the actual role of Cryptos may be in the long run. Anyway, I thought it may be of interest to my POM family on this glorious Sunday!

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/cryptocurrency/as-long-as-cryptocurrencies-remain-assets-then-they-will-survive-a-monetary-crisis/

    1. I’ve never been impressed with the work of Armstrong and have stated as much. None of his collapse predictions have come true. And his recent rantings on crypto are embarrassingly devoid of the fundamental understanding required to effectively understand and communicate what blockchain is and what the benefits of crypto are. Like so many others, he will be left behind as the old world, and it’s two dimensional theories, fade away. So many of these doomsayers will be scrambling for footing as all their theories and predictions crumble under the explosion of crypto liquidity.

  3. HI JC, I absolutely agree with you. Mr Armstrong is either being deliberately misleading or he is an egocentric moron. His prediction software is a nonsense and he is too arrogant to say it. Yet it's fascinating how these so called experts are behaving 😁

  4. This seems to be in harmony with what JC mentioned in the essay above.

    "Blockchain's Killer App? Making Trade Wars Obsolete

    On Hainan Island, China's Hawaii, in the shadow of sanctions, tit-for-tat tariffs and a looming trade war, China's paramount leader stood up for globalization last month by launching a surprise defense of world trade. Laudable though his position might be, Xi Jinping's bargaining position - and that of Donald Trump - may soon be irrelevant.

    A confluence of technologies is poised to dramatically reshape the world of manufacturing and, in the process, render obsolete the existing international trade regime. A few get a lot attention: the rise of 3D printing, the application of internet-of-things (IoT) devices to shipping and logistics, the increasing prevalence of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    But it's blockchain technology, with the capacity it gives to non-trusting parties to transact with each other by relying on a common source of digital truth, that will facilitate this disruption. It provides the enabling platform on which a new dynamic, highly fluid global system for exchanging value will emerge, one that's far outside the purview of the World Trade Organization's current "rules of origin" model.

    Trade warriors are fighting yesterday's battles. Instead of pitting their smokestack, 20th-century factories and armies of workers against each other, governments should apply blockchain's 'Don't Trust, Verify' approach to trade arrangements, using it to reduce trade friction and improve cross-border relations to the betterment of their societies.

    What might the roadmap look like? That's what an ad hoc group of Hong Kong's leading strategists and business thinkers set out to define when they started meeting privately in late 2016 to explore how to fully digitize trade among the 65-plus countries involved in China's 'Belt and Road Initiative'.

    The Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium, as our group came to be known, recognized that as supply chains evolve into highly automated, data-driven ecosystems, they will need the transparency, immutability and accountability that blockchains provide."

    https://www.coindesk.com/blockchains-killer-app-making-trade-wars-obsolete/

  5. Its funny people think that AI in the business field is coming down the road. But its actually been here for a little while already. So when you (JC) say it will take off fast I think that might be a bit of an understatement if that's possible. Once the liquidity is provided for mass production and development of things like IBM's Watson supercomputer the world will see technological development like its never seen before.

    Watson - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_(computer)

    Watson helping the health industry - https://www.ibm.com/watson/health/

    And Watson has been working in the health industry since 2013 so whats new must be mind blowing.

    Ghost in the Shell, the marriage of the human ghost (soul) and a robotic body 🙂

  6. Wonderful post JC,
    I'm using the word wonder as an operative because the whole thing is a true wonderment to me. I can hardly believe how the entire POM has opened my mind to a new way of thinking about and seeing the world.

    Ever how long it has been that I have been following and contributing to the POM, be it about 3 or 4 years now, I sometimes find myself wondering how I would feel/think about a posting like today's if I had just stumbled across it. If it just stood alone, what would I know of it? I suggest it might not just confuse but also bore me.

    Thanks to the POM I'm still a little/lot confused. But bored? Not by a long shot! Today I not only find the content interesting because of its business aspects and intriguing because of its human aspects, but down right exciting for its looking to the future using patterns of the past. I just love it.

    Thanks all POM
    PTM

  7. JC,
    So, just curious, what are your thoughts on the SEC recognizing crypto-currencies as securities? And, would this be a good or a bad thing for the crypto currency space?
    And, great post as always. Thanks!
    Best,
    RJZ

  8. "What if, once a week, we could swallow or sniff a nanoparticle - later flushed out of the body - that would collect and securely upload our cellular data and vitals to the largest scientific knowledge base? After consultation with an AI-assisted doctor, a personalized formula for medication could be downloaded to the person’s mobile device, to be 3D-printed at a kiosk. Using this science-fiction-like (but completely possible) model, personalized medicine could be delivered to hundreds of millions of people, rich or poor, without the need for building hospitals and training doctors."

    This article made me excited and got my brain buzzing with the possibilities and what humanity can achieve. We are in the midst of a truly revolutionary era. A time when everything we have known may change in less than 5 to 10 years. Th paragraph above made me think that perhaps our mobile phones may become our Doctor, financial consultant and really our Crystal Ball. Perhaps, our fancy mobiles will be nothing in comparison to what's coming!

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/05/society-reboot-operating-system-fourth-industrial-revolution

  9. Hot Rods and Hot Robs

    The 1950's saw the furtherance of America's love affair with the automobile deepen with the formation of "car clubs." These clubs took on many different forms, Some clubs involved themselves in building "hot Rods" from pre WW11 cars, cutting them up and installing newer V8's, drive trains and suspensions. Others took new cars and customized them into many different configurations. And then many other clubs practiced their alchemy with something, somewhere in the middle, and all the way to the extreme fringes. It was a great time, and it set the stage and provided the romance for what we witness today with the current rash of tv/cable/net car shows on the air and in the waves. Great shows BTW.

    Man and his machines/Hot Rods

    The motto of the club I found myself associated with was "we can beat the factory." The president of the clubs father owned a junkyard, what a boon. We had our personal cars we were souping up, and then we had the clubs pride and joy a community car we all contributed time and labor to. This car had the suspension and brakes off a Cadillac hearse, The running gear was Lincoln, a fully machined 460 Thunderhead, bored, short stroked, with the heads hogged up to accept all the benefits of a racing cam. Add a single four barrel carb cured by a doctor who understood the venturi effect, to feed the fuel into a port and polished intake, coupled with header styled exhaust add a four row rad. We had a car that didn't begin to breathe properly until it hit 90/95. A fifty gallon gas tank that took the best part of the trunk space, the landing lights out of a cessna for bright lights, a toggle switch to turn off the tail, brake and license plate lites, dump all this into a wrecked sixty three and a half ford galaxie 500, with a new front clip, cover the whole thing with a jet black paint job. Stand back and say "what in the hell did we build here."

    Did we beat the factories? Awww, come on now, they were out with their muscle cars. That 426 hemi, four speed with a hurst shifter. If we could afford one, a few tricks to the suspension and brakes would of been the better all around car. But, but, but, what we did was, was, was, I don't know exactly how to describe what we did, it was special in so many ways, is what I'm going to say about what we did.

    Man and his machines/Hot Robs

    For the sake of the and in order to forward these ideas I'm rolling with I need to separate what I consider robotics and robots and ask you all to humor me.

    So, I'm regulating robotics to factories or a machine that flips and serves burgers, things like that, all robotic things that do not require mobility. Then to robots, a class of machine that unlike a factory or fast food machine, is one we take home like you do a car, a lawn mower or some such thing. A personal Robot.

    I'll call the machine Rob, it works for me as a triple entendre a Robert or a Roberta and a robber that has the potential to steal away pieces of our humanity. The machine doesn't have to be any of any of the above. It can just be a machine I choose to call Rob.

    What is this machine going to look like? So far it appears that the people designing them tend to put great effort into making them look like us. I'm in no way an expert on these machines, and I'm somewhat satisfied that the current wave of sexbots on the market is but a marketing invention, perhaps a sex sells kind of thing. Past that crazy part of man's nature I hope is a better machine to serve mankind.

    Given that we want these PR's (personal robots)machines to be created in our image, comes the gist of this post. Loading them and out to the work bench.

    After we figure how to load them with the option package that comes with the purchase, we load it, with our personal physical needs mow the grass, scratch my back. You bought the model that allows to load them with your values or the maybe with some of the values of people you admire and realize you may not be able to realistically live up to.

    Fast forward, everybody's got one, some families two three or more. New models coming out every year a market develops for used machines. Many machines break down or are damaged beyond a reasonable amount of XRP to fix them. PR junkyards where they are stripped and recycled, begin to sell parts to the man, the grand man. The man who says "I can beat the factory."

    The grand man says, "I'll won't make Rob taller, he won't fit in the door. I'll give him legs and arms that extend, a head that spins a 360'. I'll chip him up for more speed, more power. I'll give Rob 'Home Improvement.' Yeah!!"
    PTM

    1. Cool thought process Peter. This is in rough form but work is tapping on my shoulder so I'm just going to put it out there while the thought is fresh pal.

      I kind of see it like the evolution of man himself. I believe we evolved from the earliest forms of life this planet provided all the way up to our present form.

      What if life began as some Absolute universal minds thought and that universal mind through a conscious effort of focus formed its thought into life. That thought form then became manifest into the outward physical forms we know today. As that thought evolved into more detailed conscious thought the outward form (life) also evolved along with it to all the intricate life forms we see today.

      Now man that thought form is becoming or has become a conscious thought forming creator also separated only by degrees from its universal creators thought.

      The liberal mindset resists the will and effort needed for focused conscious thought which manifests or forms chaos into the outer physical world. While the conservative mindset works on honing the will and focus of conscious thought to manifest tangible outward forms or order.

      If our thought…the unknown is consciously formed in harmony with the universal mind we create fabulously ordered beauty that suits and maintains life at its best and becomes recorded in history as such. The opposite is not difficult to picture as our history is also littered with the remnants of war and such.

      Now applying that same thought process to robots and lets see what comes out. Pretty amazing concept isn’t it?

      The stationary robot arm in a factory can be the early years of the mobile robot. It’s like a process of evolution just in robotic form. I remember as a kid hearing a friend’s father who worked at Ford being teased for being paid…I think $15/hr back in the seventies to push a button. That button put the robotic arm you describe into motion to perform its task. Then the car moved down the assembly line to the next person/robotic arm team for their task in the process, until finally a finished car came out the end. All similar robot/man teams at different degrees along the linear assembly line. I’m now 50 so that was some time ago which means that robots have probably evolved much more than I know. I imagine that linear assembly line has now become a multilateral one which will move production so much faster.

      When I see the Tesla factory on Youtube or the Amazon warehouse it amazes me to the point of feeling that man in that mix is in danger of being squished or obsolete. Maybe he or she should be up above on some second floor looking though some window down at the robotic working symphony playing its music. But there are those who fear being replaced by the robot and want to be down on the floor, so we hinder the evolution of man and robot. 🙂

      1. Dane and Pieter, Thank you guys, this is a fantastic thought stream, I Love it,

        Just to add to this thread, I heard of an ancient cosmology story of the universe as a mythological story that may sound like a funny joke but the truth of it is very serious and rather thoughtful. The story goes as follows (which I paraphrase, so my apologies for not the best flow!):

        There was a God at some timeless point (in time!) and he was very happy with all he had created until a day he thought he is getting bored with a predictable reaction and similar patterns he saw out of all he has created. So a thought came to him one day. He called his sidekick, archangel or what have you and ordered him to come up with something that is not so predictable.

        The Archangel went away and came back after a short while and presented the creator with a nicely wrapped gift box. The creator smiled and asked, "what's in this box?". Archangel asked his maker to open and find out with a smile. The creator excitedly opened the gift box and he found something that resembles a Remote Control with only One button along with a mannequin or a robot shall we say!

        The Creator looked at him and said: "this is a weird remote control and why only one button?" Archangel said that it has only one button but everytime you press that one button, you will always be surprised and will never know what the robot-like mannequin would say, do or respond! The creator smiled and got very excited because in his infinite wisdom he recalled that randomness and unpredictability is something he had created but had not implemented in any of his creation. He pressed the button a few times and the little mannequin every time replied and acted differently and the Creator found this the best ever amusement.

        That day, he decided to make a new species with exactly such features, that is unpredictable, chaotic, disorderly and random! He called that creation, "Human"!

        It seems we as that creation, are now making another species which we call Artificial Intelligence and deep down, we know that this creation can do Almost what we can do but to think, to dream, to LOVE is almost impossible for our newly created being, AI. What is LOVE, what is to DREAM and what does to THINK really mean? Can we make a machine that can do all or even any of this? Is emulation the same thing as all the above?

        In non-Abrahamic philosophies, mankind is a Co-creator of God and we create the same line of creativity as our maker. If we consider what AI can do and is capable of in comparison to the infinite being that is beyond a name, time and space, we can begin to fathom that AI is our species i.e. mankind's creation and maybe one day this newly birthed being can end up holding a thought, to Love and to dream just like us.

        This may be the real evolutionary path that we have been told about which is only possible by co-creating a being in the reflection of ourselves. In this scheme, we are one with the Supreme Being and consequently, our new baby is also HIS dream!

        Wish you all a great day,

  10. Dane,
    Thanks for your thoughtful reply, I sincerely appreciate the aspects of the "amazing concept" you propose as far as I can understand it. I'm able to accept the idea of the PR(personal robot) as an evolutionary product of the robotics that have and are making such a impact on manufacturing. Allow me to use the word manufacturing to include the widest spectrum imaginable, be it transportation, food production, or as Carpe Diem mentioned health care. As a matter of fact I foresee a time the word manufacture shrinks to be overwhelmed by a new word I'll take credit for injecting into the lexicon "robofacturing."

    The idea of robotics, in one form or the other, taking over all or most of the jobs man is currently or used to doing, does not frighten me, rather it truly excites me. My excitement comes from the ideas JC proposed with reference back to 1054 the great schism and the dark ages. Rather than rehash what JC so astutely laid out I'll just give the dates 1492, 1517, 1580, 1609, 1680, 1694 , the events that occurred on those dates and how they brought us to 1712 and the production of the first steam engine, "and there was no looking back," provide a pattern of human advancement that I personally find very exciting.

    Our history and how it has lead to where we are today with JC's idea of, "Production will now catch up to population growth as technological advancement begins to meet the needs of a changing and dynamic world. The pizzas about to get a whole lot bigger."

    How exciting is that? When I think of robotics, blockchain , 3D printing, AI and humankind working together to feed, clothe, house, and provide healthcare to the poor and suffering of the world, I find plenty of work for a person to do.

    Now then if I can contain my excitement for a moment let's talk about about Rob. My lack of technical knowledge leaves me on shaky ground here, so allow I'm leaving myself open to correction. Beyond the unreasonable fears of many who think humans will become obsolete due to a take over of the dreaded Rob, my mind rest easy. After all Rob is a machine, a smart machine, a very smart machine, but still just a machine. A machine that for now and I suggest for his long future relies on AI as its operating system.

    AI, another frightening concept for many, don't scare me, I ain't fraid no AI. It would be illogical for me to fear AI, unless I was in a money poker game with it, for it will beat me almost every time. Almost. It will beat me because at its core AI is a logic machine. Can it be more? Would it be be logical to think so?

    Changing the world from the current one of scarcity for some and overabundance for others is the challenge the new techs should be charged with. Out of that bigger pizza, I for one do not think I need a bigger piece, I'm striving to have my choice of toppings.

    PTM

    1. Peter and Carpe Diem awesome thoughts guys. Now let's suppose AI or simply algorithms have begun to write other algorithms based from the data they collect with no human interaction. The speed of AI evolution should be so much faster than man has evolved. I think this is some of the exponential growth JC is touching on. Kicking the proverbial can down the road a little more we now have a need for these algorithms to pay each other for services, code swaps, data shares, materials to build robots so on and so forth. These AI's will grow and build faster than the current human can keep up with. Maybe just maybe someday they will be able to create a robot suit for a human brain to nest in for their attempt to establish a soul. This could also be a natural evolution of man's outward attempt to live forever never realizing the true path to living forever. Amazing times ahead for humanity. Oh it's wonderful to think and imagine.

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