Sunday, October 18, 2009
There is a small circle of those who are innovative, creative people who are controlling the technology, the ideas, the manufacture of goods.
There is a much larger circle outside of that which consists of those who are consumers, passive and doing work which entails simply labor for the benefit of the inner circle, earning money only to turn it back toward the purchase of goods and services strictly of a one way, consumptive nature.
With the passing of time, the inner circle has become increasingly intelligent and technologically advanced, and has increased in control of the intellectual property, as well as the created work. It has also shrunk in size.
The outer circle has increased gradually with population growth, has become more passive and uncreative, and has actually become less intelligent as a whole, due largely to a dramatic decrease in active critical thinking. Technological developments in recent times have contributed to this decline in intelligence, as it is aimed at passive consumption for profit.
To sum, as technology becomes more advanced, the inner circle of producers becomes smaller, more in control of the actual technology, and smarter, and the outer circle becomes larger, more passive and consumptive, and dumber.
Whether this is intentional or coincidental is a query worth exploring.
Whether this is potentially harmful to the world’s population and, in general, its future is a question worth asking.
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