Unlike the information stored in eukaryotic cells, the technological genome of complex adaptive system II (CAS II) is distributed. There are repositories of great amounts of information like the U.S. Patent Office of the Library of Congress, but for the most part the information is distributed and working information is made available in copies, especially where it can be accessed and worked with by human RNA. Ribonucleic Acids (RNA) are the intermediaries between information and tools within cells just as humans are the intermediaries between information in the technological genome and the factories/ technological cell-construction sites where it is read and infrastructure and tools are made. Information changes over time as tools and structures are refined and a phylogeny of forms is established. As in the ecosystem this is a never-ending process where various constructions of form and function compete for available energy and other resources.
Below are some typical library stacks where human RNA can access information and load it into their brains for later use.. However, information used in making tools and structures must usually come in the form of some type of blueprint and specifications that the human brain is unable to remember in detail. The metal shelves could almost be considered the equivalent of the DNA-packing protein known as histone.
Because the genome is so large and human minds are limited, specialization in information use is a feature of the technological genome and its human RNA. Most humans are schooled in using a small subset of tools and information. They are specialists. The initial primary and secondary education system is to familiarize the incipient RNA/human with information and give them the necessary experience for reading a broad array of information and reading of instructions for various processes. Typically humans are allowed to find the particular subset of information that they are most comfortable with and subsequently find themselves in a job using that specialized information and tools. The university or college experience is supposed to guide people into the final or penultimate vocation or career. This specialization as an RNA information and tool user is somewhat limiting to a full development of overall understanding of the system. It’s not uncommon that someone with great technical specialization and much greater than average compensation by the system, will imagine themselves to be one of society’s rare commodities and nearly omniscient in all matters when repetitive technical application actually limits their purview.
It is unfortunate that most humans, being embedded in the CAS II and spending their lives handling information and various tools made of materials so different from their own bodies, do not recognize their connections to the natural world. The natural world of which their bodies are a part has become something separate from the technological system that occupies their minds and hands. Being a part of the cancerous technological system, they see it as something to be consumed, and as rapidly as possible, not understanding that their bodies are dependent upon its health and well-being and the technological system depends upon the ecosystem to provide its RNA, the intermediary between information and tools/structures. It seems likely that if the technological system ever constructs replacements for humans, it will no longer need to maintain the ecosystem as humans will be disposable like the many other species gone extinct. It is more likely that the technological system, in its malignant progress, will put an end to the primary production of the ecosystem upon which all higher organisms depend, including humans, and thereby terminate itself.
Humans are struggling to replace themselves, build a more efficient technological version of humans, for what? The final result of artificial intelligence will likely not be new medicines, cures, longer lives and willing mechanical slaves, but rather beings that see the elimination of humans as the most efficacious path to reproduction and success.
As we seem to be approaching the limits of technological and human population growth, it is inhumane to maintain the charade of normalcy, as if this exponentially growing growth could continue into the distant future. Children today are being prepared for specializations in the technological system which, by its destructive and consumptive nature will cease to exist within their lifetimes. And yet there is no hesitation in the process, in metabolizing the last of the natural areas in hopes of feeding the growing cancer. There are signs that an irreversible cachexia, a physiological downward spiral, is already underway within the ecosystem. I can only surmise that many artificial intelligence specialists are busily trying to design our replacements so that the cancer may continue growing even after humans and the ecosystem have, for the most part, perished. Only the dopamine reward system within human brains keep the technological balls in the air and even if the machines could be designed with reward systems, the result would be technological extinction as various races of machines engaged in a rapid and cataclysmic episode of survival of the fittest.