On When Alan Met Ayn: "Atlas Shrugged" And Our Tanked Economy

Everyone of you can be a non-mystical god. Literally. Immortality is just a matter of shaping reality to conform to the highest moral virtue which is self-esteem. We're on the verge of crossing a technological threshold where matter and consciousness can interface seamlessly. Thus obviating the need to suffer on a material level.

In fact, were we at the point where consciousness could be moved from body A to body B it would literally mean the end of crime. A body would be of no more value than a t-shirt; i.e. inexpensive and replaceable. The necessities of life would be virtually free. The need to toil and suffer throughout a short and generally tragic existence would be no more than a bad memory.

I remember 20 years ago how NOBODY I knew believed we would be ordering pizza, books, clothes and movies on the internet. Most people are simply invested in believing negativity is the only mode of existence. Therefore they view themselves and their fellow humans as somehow evil. Nothing could be further from reality.

The absolute case in point is Nikola Tesla, Royal Rife, Ayn Rand and many other nameless heroes. They are not cold. They are not deceitful. These are moral and hence beautiful human beings who intuitively grasp the potential of infinity and simply love life. And when you love your own life then you can love others on a profound level indeed.

The dichotomy is someone who actually takes the time to write a book like Atlas Shrugged, or create alternating current & most likely wireless electricity and thereby revolutionize existence. The human condition will change when technology outmodes parasitism. The question is how long will it take? Every day someone is taxed to the point of being unable to engage in creative endeavors is another day everyone is cheated.

The masses are actually no more than large groups of individuals capable of godlike achievements that are as infinite as existence itself. On the other hand you can always let non-statesmen like politicians, small minded bureaucrats and other objectively non-productive "leaders" regulate your existence into oblivion.

Ironically those who twenty years ago viewed the internet with suspicion, disbelief and skepticism are the same people bumping into things while they walk because they are fixated on their iPhones.

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm 0