Two Iraqi bankers put up the grand opening sign for the opening of the Bank of Baghdad, Sept. 29, at Victory Base Complex, Iraq.

Two Iraqi bankers put up the grand opening sign for the opening of the Bank of Baghdad, Sept. 29, at Victory Base Complex, Iraq.

These bankers, opening a new banking cell, will assess the likelihood of success for other cells as entrepreneurs seek capital for their own unique growth and metabolic contribution the technological society.

Imprinted upon the human limbic brain by evolution are desires for fame, fortune, and power. Pursuing these could serve a dissipative structure well and ensure transfer of information into the future where it can be deployed once again in the competition for resources and energy, even as the old structure ages and begins to crumble. The typical human may ask, “What are you going to be when you grow up.”, as if just being a human is insufficient, that becoming one of the specialized, metabolically functional RNA of the technological system is what life is all about. Never to let an opportunity pass it by, the limbic brain will often focus upon that RNA specialty to which most resources, fame and power will flow. Ask a kid what they want to be and you may hear, doctor, President, rock-n-roll star, sports star and so on. But the technological cancer needs to fill many metabolic niches including teacher, machine operator, nurse, oil driller, computer technologist, …………..there are thousands of categories. As it spreads and grows it needs to continuously populate cells with their respective specialists.

A special category of specialists, the entrepreneur, works at assembling technological cells. They bring together the information, the human RNA, the  raw resources and cell membranes to assemble a metabolically active cell. Venture capitalists and bankers may lend energy and resources in getting a cell started. The hope of the entrepreneur is that the cell will generate a profit, begin to fission and create many more copies of itself thereby increasing the fortunes of the entrepreneur. This pursuit of fortunes, fame and power derived from  the brain’s limbic system encourages this pursuit of growth in the technological system. Citizens are also eager to work in the cells that are growing rapidly hoping to cash-in themselves with stock options, bonuses and other compensations. However, entrepreneurs and/or management are often working to limit the compensation of the human RNA within the technological cells in order to maximize their own, since they are the owners and took the risk. The development of new tools, processes and products that may be novel or supplant older, less efficient designs are eagerly sought to fund to potentially satisfy the limbic needs of the owners when they hit the “big time”. All of this explosive growth results in a super-malignancy with the characteristics of explosive growth, depleting resources and lethal pollution. The desire for more wealth, fame and power in a hierarchical ape is without limit and therefore each individual is preoccupied with acquiring more raw resources, distribution channels and factories and adding more to their portfolios of wealth. What they don’t recognize is the ephemeral nature of their investments – a temporary malignancy that feeds upon limited stores of energy and which makes the environment unsuitable for its own human RNA.

Those that can employ their prefrontal cortices should realize that being rich, powerful and famous are not things that anyone should strive for, but they will, because they are controlled by the more primitive aspects of their limbic brains. It should be breathtaking when explosive growth turns into implosive contraction and nature reclaims the technological cells and puts humans, if any survive, back where they belong.