Saturday, September 6, 2008
For millions of years, predator and prey have competed.
Some of the fastest periods of biological evolution have occurred when predator and prey were locked in an "arm's race", each side adapting as quickly as possible to gain the upper hand. When predator developed a fierce new weapon, the prey would develop a new defense. The predator would then develop a new attack strategy, etc.
Now, predator and prey are engaging in an arm's race among humans.
The social and political predators attempt to separate the prey from their money, their power, and their freedom.
The predators have used new weapons such as the psychological science of how to manipulate the masses using the arts of propaganda created by Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays.
They also developed methods of spying on all of the prey and processing the data using powerful databases like main core.
The prey, in turn, are quickly evolving. Many of them have used the Web to learn, and grow and organize, and use videocameras to confront and question the high and mighty.
Many of them have also found that each individual has the ability to see things as they are, without the dirty glasses previously imposed on them by their culture, religion, and family. And many have found that - to some extent - we creates our own experience with our choices, our free will, and our decisions.
However, the rules of the game are constantly changing at this time, as predator and prey constantly innovate new strategies.
Evolve or Die
In nature, the rule is - literally - evolve or die.
The same is true in human society. We must literally evolve, and innovate new ways and new tools.The predators who are trying to take our money, our liberty, and our dignity are constantly trying to evolve new weapons against us.
We must evolve or we will die.