There is little science going on in the world relative to how much people seem to believe is happening, whereas academia producing such high volumes of published studies yet so little insofar as confirmation via replication is none other than an indication. Unfortunately, much of this published yet unsubstantiated work is often unquestionably and uncritically reported as fact by the media and immediately inculcated into the politics, particularly that of progressive groupthink as scientific gospel no less, as is to be expected of those insular in thought and claiming the mantle of science. And yet, so little scientific scrutiny is ever applied.
That science we do observe is that of having produced what is in actuality a relatively small ratio of tremendously successful technologies that have undoubtedly revolutionized the quality of life by exponentially increased economic efficiency. Unfortunately, society still has yet to reflect even this extraordinary increase in efficiency, which I surmise is magnitudes more in economic output; rather, instead of being invested back into society, efficiency gains are being undemocratically hoarded or, worse, altogether divested from society and deposited to lay dormant as disposable income for donor-class coffers. Alas, these are truly the most undeserving of all the undeserving, fancying themselves the “job creators” as if their very existence were a blessing to behold. Au contraire: that of an absurdity, to be sure.
The vast majority of economic value if not virtually all that has been gained from steady increases in economic efficiency via technological progress over the past fifty years has been hoarded as capital (because, of course it has) by the top 10% of the population, and even within this percentile, most of it is concentrated within the top .01% of the entire global population, ergo the illusion of extraordinary technological progress, yet a dismal showing in comparison to that which we should be witnessing.
The greatest increase in efficiency and, therefore, economic output should stem from advent of the computer processor, whereof literal exponential increases in efficiency should be expected, as this is no less a very function of computer processing. At least, one would think this can be theoretically scaled upward to calculate something of an approximation for total economic output. Computer processors are virtually ubiquitous and within every other piece of technology that exists. The fabled technological singularity from science fiction has seemingly yet to materialize, but I wager the efficiency gains we should be seeing is nothing short of just that when one accounts for labor productivity and reallocation after equitable reinvestment of an economic output. Essentially, the rate of technological progress creates a feedback loop with economic output via economic efficiency, which increases economic output—the majority of which is reinvested back into society—mostly labor and technological advancement—then, rinse and repeat.
This would essentially create an efficiency multiplier reflected throughout every facet of society—one would think to be great enough whereof the implications are easily that of universal healthcare, universal education, and housing for all, because we know for a fact these things are affordable now as things are in the current state. Though, one would not readily realize this when the wealthy withhold unfathomable sums of wealth from the world and have maintained the same economic narrative since the beginning of time. We can confirm these parasites have already amassed enough wealth on the backs of labor to claim paradise for themselves, as they keep a boot on the neck of the People.
Unfortunately, the monied classes do not fear us, and this is quite literally our mortal mistake, for too many political powerbrokers and ordinary people who understand nothing of this world shun violent revolution these days. Innumerable members of the proletariat have been pacified by acclimatization to the very technology whereof I now speak, clinging to the comforts of convenience. The same ones shake their heads at many a profound expression of the necessity of non-peaceful revolution, yet know nothing of the whole histories of struggle, opining on the oppressed with screens reflected therein illuminated oculars—the very same technology responsible for economic gains in efficiency—meanwhile, thinking themselves responsible for progress but never realizing they are the problem.
Indeed, the infamous privilege so often mentioned, ones for whom politics is but a spectacle, whereof motivation to malign and mock those of moral fortitude is but the fear of losing said privilege, along with myriad comforts and conveniences. The People have become soft, though this is to be expected, even though violence be the first recompense by nature ever realized, for this is but survival, and survival is usually anything but peaceful, lest survival be a concept practically unknown to all.
Alas, never has there been an empire erected across Earth existing more greatly within nature than that of the empire of imagination wherein contained are magnitudes of creative potential for the revolutionary opportunity and that which has always been the true source of power for the People. The world is changing, not least of all the technological landscape and, as well, the implications thereof.
With these changes come more complex problems—ones that undoubtedly require that of the ingenious imagination to be solved. We cannot entirely rely on dogma. Thus, never fear those queries that take you beyond the confines of convention whereof such a thing is often thereto referred as the box, and what is the box if not your family, your friends, your peers, your employers, your educators—the all of damnable society, if must it be? For these are but human constructs yielding before nature, for nature herself gave rise to humanity and, thus, never fear to call upon her. After all, no one who has ever dared think outside this box of mediocrity has never not been initially thought insane. This has always been the relationship of the One when it has come time to oppose the Many.
That addiction to social affirmation by our peers, intrinsic though it be to some extent to our survival, so often keeps us snared by the sheer gravitas of groupthink, acting contrary to conscious reason that it ultimately poses an existential threat when combined with that of our massive institutions, and this is undoubtedly the very thing that will inevitably end us, if not careful.
One does presume this to be the evolutionary function of imagination, if anything—that it exists, not only for entertainment, but to enable the once unthinkable. It is the imagination as a source of power, invoked by those individuals who stand alone searching deep within themselves, immovable against the insufferable masses with imaginations apparent and unwaveringly against any and all opposition—as a product of sheer necessity. But of course, time was a factor. Time is always a factor, and time is it now to embrace insanity.