Great post OP
You've done a very anylitical treatise in the form of a "game' that unfortunately explains alot of what we see going on, on the (game) board, and
been my same conclusions...this is a game and we, as the Human race are the played and are the prize at the same time.
Inline with what johhnyBGood said, there are many other aspects to the game as far as the players are concerned and would be interested in heaing more
There is plenty of evidence we are on the verge of eliminating the disease of death IMO, and that this is just re-search that has been already
accomplished in previouse eras.
EX: We are hearing of the amazing effects of monoatomic gold (And we know Gold has been a precious and sort after metal in nearly all ancient
cultures) and how the egyptians were manufacturing it in their temples of worship (workshop) and they were very advanced in many ways, seemingly
whithout the usual recorded prehistory. And with new findings, we seem to be pushing the dates of civilisation in general back further and further, I
guess my point being is that this game may have had the same player(s) for longer than we can imagine.
Also, there is the fact that the earth goes through cyclical cataclysmic changes and this could/must add certain time factors, aspects, considerations
and/or constraints to the game and the different stages of it, I feel we are on the verge of such changes again and that is why things seem to be
accelerating, ther players know their time is short.
There is also the UFO-Alien factor which must have a bearing on the game as "they" will have been around long enough to observe the game if not have
a direct influence upon it in one form or another.
I will be interested in following this thread and look forward to others input into the different aspects of the game manefesting in/on the board we
S&F for you.