My name is Khannea Suntzu.
The web site khanneasuntzu.com links to my blog, and acts as simplified portal of what I regard as important - politically, spiritually, personally and otherwise. I live in the Netherlands, central in the city of the Hague. If you are ever visiting the area, feel free to email me to hang out and discuss stuff or have drinks. In my personal life I am mostly about having casual uncomplicated fun, avoiding anything that resembles hard work. That does not detract from important worldly matters, and I am quite concerned about numerous topics such as technological unemployment, natural resource depletion, human-made climate change, planetary overpopulation, unbridled anti-democratic corporatism, US centric unilateralism and imperialism, global and local income and wealth disparity and peak oil.
My solutions to above problems are SBPS, Basic Income, Radical Democratization, Biogerontological Life Extension, Vastly more effective infrastructures and mobility.
I regard myself closely associated with the Pirate Party, The Institute of Ethics and Emerging technologies, left-transhumanism, Zero State, Kopimism, the now dormant VenusPluxX movement and the very loveable people from Share.
I regard myself as sympathetic towards Humanity+, Terasem, The Zeitgeist ideals, The Venus Project, EOS, The Future of Humanity Institute and Wikileaks.
To summarize my concerns - I think the human species has a pretty serious problem the next few decades.
Humanity evolved under conditions completely disjunct with the ever more complex artificial world. This evolutionary discontinuity is creating ever more severe failure modes for the human species, and various political and NGO factions world-wide are not making this any better. While human genes compell individuals to exalt, these people increasingly do so at the expense of other human beings. The world-wide system of Capitalism worked somewhat acceptable in the mid 20th century, but it has become a pathologicy. The global financial system is more or less broken, and this seems to be by design. Governments have surrendered to the onslaught of corporate and banking blackmail, and are submitting to a sinister call to rescind democratic entitlements world wide. Those who have the ability to invest, do so leveraging rapdily emerging technologies. The corporate sector now creates more winners than it does losers. Insufficient numbers of people are pushed in to conditions unthinkable just a few years ago. New generations face worse conditions than their parents did, especially in developed countries.
The human species emerged as a leveraged power hierarchy where the powerful and successful were able to subjugate the less succesful and it is my sincere conviction that this pathology of humans enslaving humans is itself diversifying the human genome in to two species, and neither of the two is set to become Eloi.
Human progress the last few centuries has invariably emerged because of revolutionary emancipation of underdogs. Anywhere where the people resist tyranny there is technological, cultural, scientific and and humanitarian progress. "Dictators" do not change strategies, unless they are eradicated or conquered. Progress has largely been the domain of revolution.
Visualize thousands of years of tyranny, and you will also be able to visualize thousands of years of latter holocene predation, cultural selection and literally domestication of the species. Casual study of genes found in graves are an indication that most western worlders are exclusively the survivors of mostly urban populations - the genes of "commoners", the genes i.e. people living in medieval countrysides have been pushed largely in to extinction. Even in a few centuries the selective pressure has been strongly slanted and predisposed towards favoring
law-abidingdocile homo sapiens. This has clearly escalated in the last few centuries. As Ray Kurzweil postulates a climb towards a Singularity, I counter-postulate a climb towards a culmination of genocide. Global civilization has now become a human civilization of planetary consent, aquiescence and apathy. The end point is quite near; human labor will end soon. This is a catastrophic and potentially lethal culmination of progress, and may have profoundly dehumanizing consequences for the majority of the species.
We can already clearly see these consequences in most of the third world, where humans are treated as chattel (to be exploited), pests (to be eradicated) or resources (to be harvested). But as we reach an end point where labor itself loses any inherent value, and the worth the majorities of humans lies in their displacement into the margins, there looms the seductive economic consequence in the form of "convenient" mass-genocide. If nobody needs any humans for labour, and all labour is done by means of investments in robotics, then those that own these automated systems will have to compelling reason to even acknowledge those without worth. This trajectory clearly implies the formation of an ever more numbing destitution of the majorities of people. Now if I were to make this argument compelling, most rational humans reading these words would rebel and kill those in charge.
We live in a confusing and complex world, and we live in a world where superficiality has become a virtue.
One of my core values is space colonization and industrialization. This is a tricky one to sell to people, because in the ideas of the public Space is a luxury and a money waster. It shouldn't be, and space can actually be for the enrichment and betterment of mankind. There are massive amounts of directly accessible ores on the moon and nearby asteroids and we can generate profits with them well within our lifetimes. There is exponentially more harvestable solar energy in Low Earth orbit. The riches of near Earth space can be the ultimate wealth trickledown effect. Something about the international macro-economic systems should change so it becomes a pressing priority to liberate these resources. It won't be cheap, and convincing people won't be easy.
We need new means of mobility, in terms of changing citywide infrastructures and cityplanning and means of transportation. The end esult must be some alternative for oil, or (in the short run) a dramatic decrease of fossil fuel consumption.
Most people in our modern societies find themselves competing against pityfully poor people in the third world, while both those in the 'developed' nations make less, and those in the developing world are still dirt poor. It seems the only people benefitting are those allready offensively rich. That's why we need societal safeguards. I advocate the implementation of an absolute guaranteed basic income, to make sure people can have a dignified life, and not be pushed into barren destitution by what is effectively social darwinism.
Our world is spiraling out of control. Our leaders can no longer be trusted. Big money is taking over, and the media are lying their ass off. We need to expose this societal rot, and fight it tooth and nail. We should avoid the ultimate eventuality - violent revolution - at all costs, but we are sure headed in that direction.
Do make up your own mind about what comes next.
Maybe we'll get lucky.
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