A machine is rising on the world. A machine so well designed, with its incentives so finely balanced, that it could be a work of nothing else than pure genius.
That overused word conveys no real meaning, save for smart. But genius is not smart. Genius is the ability to see what us mere mortals can possibly not.
To think outside the box is the other overused word, but geniuses do not just think outside of the box. Far more than that, they compute complex actions and reactions and conclude.
Imagine a complex network where millions participate. That task itself is difficult. Not in the, you have a mental image here, you can see this network like the often seen images of networks. But in the objective, reality containing, laws of physic constraining, difficult to imagine.
Then imagine you enter a parameter within this imagined network and try to see how the network would react to it. You easily can in a purely speculative way. But a real genius does not do so in just a speculative way.
For the individual can compute the incredible complexities and reach an objective conclusion of how it all would play out by using our ability of deduction as long as we are afforded the computing capacity by evolution, luck, or something else.
We do that everyday, especially those in professional positions, such as lawyers, doctors, politicians, managers, fine coders, and so on. And we know some have less of that ability. We also know some have more of it. But it is extremely rare one has so much of that ability the individual in effect should, metaphorically, be called a god amongst men.
And by extremely rare we mean once in a century rare. Einstein was alive exactly one hundred years ago. Nakamoto is hopefully still alive today.
Once the insight, or the work of art, is revealed, it is easy to see it, but for a mere mortal to reach it is extremely difficult. Afterall, something like bitcoin was, as a matter of fact, declared impossible by the best of minds for two decades.
Yet here the technology stands. And just as always the masses, the elites, much of the rest, are incredulous. Stuck in their ways, unable to comprehend the world is suddenly different.
They try past tricks that previously worked, but no longer do. They think it can all continue as it was, and if all fails they can bring down the hammer, but when have they ever stopped the advancement of man? When have they ever failed to abide by the law of nature as stated by Darwin:
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
A change that is constant, more certain than death, more certain than taxes. A change that is certainly underway, for man has gained the ability to externalize his own intellect.
And when faced with such extraordinary reality, many deny it, dismiss it, or wish it to go away. For they’ve always known a certain way things work, and now so finding comfort, either due to fine age or fine position, would rather have not work to gain again.
They quickly thus dismissed this invention in 2011, after its first challenge, and continue to do so. Almost angry, really, that anyone could come up with such a new way of thinking to the point they too once more must think.
But reality doesn’t care about such stray molecules. The genes have their own rules. Rules which abide by no king, rules which only abide by scientific objectivity.
For we might be living through the biggest checkmate in history. A machine has been unleashed. A code network through which our genes more efficiently co-ordinate. A machine that now has a life of its own, and in front of it, nothing can possibly stand.
For it taps into what we have forgotten in this century where subjectivity still reigns. It taps into objectivity. Reality. That ruler of all things, kings and gods alike.