THERE IS A SIMPLE ANSWER TO WHAT CONTROLS US.
AND THAT IS:
THE PLANET THAT WE ALL LIVE ON WITH GRAVITY – WITH THE SUN AS ITS MASTER.
But its far more complicated if you sit back and analyze how things are run, or when you examine the question in any depth.
There are however a few thing that are self-evident:
Man has never being in control of himself never mind the Earth.
Since our arrival we have contaminated all that is around us for self Profit, creating borders of different cultures and beliefs for self-protection.
( The US or Russia or China even though their military had the unquestioned capability to take over the world cannot do so because the power on earth is in the hands of a nefarious few and they are not human.)
The Nefarious few are called Stock Exchanges run by Capitalism. Not nuclear weapons system.
Over 100 years ago, people worldwide began burning more coal and oil for homes, factories, and transportation, NOT FORGETTING PROFIT.
Carbon is everywhere, in the oceans, in rocks and soils, in all forms of life and in our atmosphere. Without carbon, life would not exist as we know it. The well-being and functioning of our planet depends on carbon and how it cycles through the Earth’s system. Living things on land, in soils, and in our oceans regulate the carbon cycle.
We are now all in a circle of madness.
While we are busy with our lives we never see the total dominance that a handful of powerful transnational corporations firms may exert control over other firms via a web of direct and indirect ownership relations which extends over many countries. and control they have over our earth and mostly everyone in it.
The global economy is now being dominated by form a giant connected component, possibly with a core-periphery structure that pays lip service to cries for change with Trade Deals.
Indeed, mutual ownership relations among firms within the same sector can, in some cases, jeopardize market competition. Moreover, linkages among financial institutions have been recognized to have ambiguous effects on their financial fragility.
So far, this issue has remained unaddressed, notwithstanding its important implications for Global policy making.
The fact that control is highly concentrated in the hands of few top holders does not determine if and how they are interconnected. It is only by combining topology with control ranking that we obtain a full characterization of the structure of control of the world.
Shareholder control flows upstream from many firms and can result in some shareholders becoming very powerful. Powerful actors tend to belong to the core.
The top holders within the core can thus be thought of as an economic “super-entity” in the global network of corporations.
Recent works have shown that when a financial network is very densely connected it is prone to systemic risk. Indeed, while in good times the network is seemingly robust, in bad times firms go into distress simultaneously.
The recent Banking collapse for example.
Rich-get-richer” mechanisms are at work.
The second issue for me concerns the control that financial institutions effectively exert.
According to some theoretical arguments, in general, financial institutions do not invest in equity shares in order to exert control. This is a total fallacy when you look at our capitalist culture and the business practices that operate within it.
Capitalism as we know it today—an amoral culture of short-term self-interest, profit maximization, emphasis on shareholder value, isolationist thinking, and profligate disregard of long-term consequences—is an unsustainable system, a monster set to destroy itself.
You might think that’s it, but nothing is solid, everything is Energy and our thought hold together this ever-changing energy field into objects that we see.
All our interpretations are solely based on an internal map of reality that we all have and not real truth. Our map is a result of our personal life’s collective experiences.
Your thought literally shift the universe on a particle-particle basis to create your physical life. Look around you.
Everything you see in our physical world started as an idea. You literally become what think about most.
Your life becomes what you have imagined and believed the most.
Another words the world is your mirror, enabling you to experience in the physical plane what you hold as your truth …. until you change it.
What we think is true is really an illusion.
Fortunately we have begun to uncover the illusion. If you looked at yourself under a powerful electron microscope you see that you are made up of clusters of ever – changing energy in the form of electrons, neutrons, photons and so on.
So is everything else around you.
Now this is getting more than confusing.
Quantum physics tells us that it is the act of observing an object that causes it to be there and how we observe it.
Another words the object does not exist independently of its observer! So its your observation your attention to something, and your intention, literally creates that thing.
We have three senses: Sight, Sound and Smell.
Humankind has elevated the role of these senses, and even created technological extensions of them, in order to find order and true knowledge of this Universe in which we exist.
Eventually, however, we must assemble a complete working knowledge of all genes and all of their functions and interactions. We will combine our knowledge of molecular biology with our knowledge of cell biology. Over this synthesis, we will layer our understanding of neuroscience and cognitive psychology.
Who knows what the future may hold or what constraints will be placed on our knowledge, whether through considered intellect and experience or through societal and cultural pressures?
The question is:
Will the underlying structures and functions of all microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the human brain allow us to predict and explain the emergence of consciousness? Only time and science may tell.
What controls us? I have got the foggiest. So I will leave you with:
Who am I? What is the self?
Are you the sum of all your parts, biochemistry, memories, senses, experiences, feelings, and the emergent properties themselves.
How long will it be before a computer or robot passes the Turing test (a conversation in which the human cannot tell whether he or she is talking to a human or a machine)?
Could we theoretically “download” a human consciousness into another brain or into a computer?
There are an estimated 60 trillion (that’s 60 million million) synaptic connections in the brain. Hopefully, we will soon understand exactly how information of our perceived reality is stored in these connections.
We will be able to compare the specific DNA codes of all life on Earth (or as much as we want) to calculate the ultimate Tree of Life on Earth.
Can we engineer our own evolution?
We are already at the point where embryos can be screened for genetic defects, such as Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), before being implanted into a woman’s uterus. We will eventually construct a tree of evolution that comes close to outlining the entire history of natural selection on Earth. We may one day be able to direct the course of our own evolution.
How does a single cell turn itself into a thinking, breathing organism?
How does a fertilized egg regulate its own genes and control the timing and three-dimensional growth of cells to form tissues and organs?
Can we Extent Life?
It remains to be seen how long we can extend the human life. Even if we can extend it further, we will have to address issues of quality of life as well.
Can we save our planet?
How much power can we wield over mother earth? Will we learn to alter climate? Will we learn to utilize renewable energy? Can we cure hunger? To me, it seems that we may always remain as ants when compared to the larger forces of this planet.
Is interstellar travel possible?
Our current technology cannot even hit 0.004% the speed of light, so we will not be going anywhere soon.
Are we alone in the Universe?
Our own galaxy contains roughly 100 billion (yes — 100 thousand million) stars. In addition, there are about 100 billion galaxies in our observable Universe. That’s 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars (assuming our galaxy is average). If I were a betting man I say we are not alone.
If there is no “true randomness”, then every event in existence was determined by those before it, thus eliminating the possibility of free will. However, if there is randomness, this at least leaves open the possibility of true free will.
What is the maximum carrying capacity of the Earth? Will we enact global population control measures?
Given current birth rates and ever-expanding life spans, it seems inevitable that we will be forced to enact population controls on a world scale. It is science that will have to tell us exactly what our resources can handle. No doubt, technology can increase our carrying capacity, if utilized properly.
What is dark energy and dark matter, anyway?
Something seems to be out there, swirling within galaxies, holding them together, and pulling groups of galaxies into clusters and superclusters. We have inferred its existence from its effect on other mass.
What is the true nature of existence? Parallel Universes, multiple dimensions, strings?
If science ever comes to grips with the nature of our physical reality and devises the Grand Unified Theory of everything, I sure hope the math can be translated into more conceptual terms.
If it turns out that we live in only one (or four) of 13 dimensions or some other such craziness, we prove it, and I still cannot understand it, it will be a sad and anticlimactic day.
The mass media form for us our image of the world and then tell us what to think about that image.
Essentially everything we know — or think we know — about events outside of our own neighborhood or circle of acquaintances comes to us via our daily newspaper, our weekly news magazine, our radio, or our television our Smart Phones or I Pads.
It is not just the heavy-handed suppression of certain news stories from our newspapers or the blatant propagandizing of history-distorting TV ‘docudramas’ that characterizes the opinion-manipulating techniques of the media masters. They exercise both subtlety and thoroughness in their management of the news and the entertainment that they present to us.
Almost all media comes from the same six sources.
Telecommunication advances now make instantaneous worldwide satellite transmissions an everyday occurrence. The development of these incredibly advanced technologies, the desire for a one-world government, the building of a one-world church, plus the events in Israel and the Middle East are more than convincing that the end of the age is nigh.
At this point, your reeling mind is probably protesting.
If you are sitting on the fence get off it. Make a stand today whom you will serve. Our lives on earth are going to be changing :WITH TEMPERATURES RISING, SEA LEVELS RISING, IMMIGRATION INCREASING,
With the lure of advanced technology, Capitalism is deceived our governments, our world organisations.
What real controls is Inequality of Opportunity and it will continue to do so unless we tap into Greed by creating a World Aid Fund. ( see previous posts)
We all understand how all the myths and misinformation the public has been exposed to for centuries need to change. This change can only be achieved by spreading the wealth of us all with a perpetual funded effort.