originally posted by: Reverbs
The thing is I've been programming myself all along ever since I could remember storing things in my head on my own terms.
I know it's why I hated school and groups.
I am quite convinced that this is our "natural" state. When agriculture hit the scene, and the beginnings of feudalism started to take shape, it was
unintentionally hijacked in order to keep the peasants placated. It has advanced quite a bit since then, of course, but the same systems are still
pretty much front and center.
The issue is that the influence is completely unavoidable at certain levels. Everything from infancy to generational influence shapes us. When someone
is shown an image of a banana alongside a palm tree, our brain starts to build these networks closer together and more entertwined whether we like it
or not. I know you are probably familiar with that idea, and it serves as the foundation for the programming currently done.
There are a few complementary levels that are run together, each one bypassing certain defenses. Most individuals are covered by the primary, but the
redundant systems cover the rest.
The problem is that absolutely no one is immune, including those who created the systems. It was (probably) thought that awareness coupled with active
self-programming was enough to prevent influence in the designers, but that was actually one of the unintended behavior sets and "backdoor" through
defenses. As it is designed, it works *exactly* like an infectious disease. Its completely fascinating in that regard, but it also means that at a
certain point it grows beyond the ability to control or direct. It could be said that it was always that way, I suppose.
It creates different levels of "awareness" in the population, leading to the illusion of a natural, emergent system even among its designers and
Frankly, I think that is extremely cool, but in much the same way as a hemorrhagic fever.
One of the only ways out that I see is through a multi-generation implementation of the same techniques that instead focuses on independent,
decentralized structures that essentially convert the tribalism code sets to a mix of collectivism and individualism. In our current story, that mix
seems highly conflicting and contradictory. Importantly, it needs to be self-correcting over time since we are literally incapable of envisioning how
that "should" manifest past a certain point of divergence from the current base.
Given all the known variables, I believe the best way to start is actually through our tools and social systems, but that is probably a completely
different discussion that few are interested in having.
To prepare and build a foundation that doesn't self terminate at a certain level of tool advancement, an effort was made through creating transient
events in all pertinent "planes." Frame compression is created by disturbing the congregate waveform of a being, collapsing then inflating the EM
field to create a complex signal that will cancel out or amplify other waveforms in order to create novel reactions. Even without such attempts,
termination is not exactly a sure thing, but stacking the deck will only help add weight to beneficial, probabilistic outcomes.
Else, when our cultural infection mixes with a certain composition of technology, it will almost inevitably create a sort of hypergolic reaction in