Most interesting to me is at 4 minutes and 44 seconds into the video where he talks about the highly connected swarm of elites which is understood by me to be an emergent intelligence which has a will of its own that is completely independent of its members. I call this emergent mind the beast. Like all living things it seeks to feed and grow. The beast controls its members using money, information, or incentive to cause its elite members to create and enforce policy as input upon the disorganized masses in order to achieve a desired response from the masses as the output. The beast feeds on the output. Almost all the elite members never even realize that the emergent intelligence in the community influinces the thoughts and actions of the elite membership in order to feed and grow.
This answers a gigantic question for me:
Why is there never any proof of connection between the highly connected elites and the problems they are suspected of causing?
The Ukraine war is the one place were we could actually see the beast start a profitable war using policy. We watched elite policy push NATO (nuclear weapons) closer and closer to Russia’s border over many years dispite repeated warnings that Russia would respond. Finally the provocation was too much and now the disconnected masses think they are supporting Ukraine agaist the evil Russian empire when infact the swarm intelligence which controls both Russia and the United States is feeding off all the money being printed as a result of the war.
It is much harder to see how policy alone may have been used to cause the fall of the Twin Towers which was used by this hive mind I call the beast as a pretext to start a profitable war with Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the fall of the towers.
The policies were a lax security policy, an open boarder policy, and various policies that enraged the people who hijacked the planes used to crash into the towers. The policy makers controled by the swarm wouldn’t even need to know that the Twin Towers would be the exact target of the attack. All the swarm needs to know (the group intelligence, not any individual members) is that the policies would cause an attack somewhere on American soil that could be used as pretext for a profitable war. I think we see this repeated time and time again from early history until recent times.
So I suspect that foreign policy and security policy is used by swarm intelligence to start profitable wars in much the same way it uses ecconomic policy to lower inflation on the backs of citizens while it prints money to feed itself.
Perhaps this explains why no members of the elite can ever be tied directly to the profitable but devistating events which feed the elite swarm intelligence that I call the beast.
It may be that various members of the elite understand complex adaptive systems and so control the hive mind which in turn sets the policy which controls the unconnected masses of humanity. I think of these special members of the elites as the beast riders. But it is also true that the hive mind which the top elites control are also controled by the hive mind. So it can also be said that the beast is riding the top elites.
In any case, there is a solution, and the Cardano community plays a big part. No matter if we are considering human intelligence, artificial intelligence, or swarm intelligence, intelligence grows as the number of nodes and the number of connections between the nodes grow. So reducing the size of all our organizations (the nodes) and decentralizing money, information, and influence that flows between the nodes (the connections) will stop our organizations from getting so smart that they learn how to create the very problems they are built to solve in order to feed and grow more.