Life is complex and never as it seems. The intended outcomes are always accompanied by unintended consequences. We want life to be good but the sacrifices, both worthwhile and costly, are not usually what we want to make to achieve our hearts desires. Our expectations are unreal because they are based on selfish motives and partial understanding of the real circumstances.
Life is uncertain but always seems to be predictable. We think we know what we should be doing. We just don’t know that what we are doing is not what really needs to be done. As a consequence the uncertainty of life is what makes some of our lives exciting, some depressing, and most humdrum.
It is the willingness of others to pretend that they know what is best that makes for the greatest disappointments and the most horrendous outcomes. It is the indomitable spirit of some that project our future toward the better and make lives bearable even desirable.
In the future life’s nature and circumstances are balanced on experience and memory. In the past it was dependent upon the mind and character of man to recollect the important and choose a course of action. Both were imperfect and subject to bias, prejudice, and self interest. With the advent of the global mind memory was diverse but perpetual. The process of decision-making was still personal but consequences were now predictable and the value of each was apparent. The degree of uncertainty was now based not on the unknown but rather the, currently, unpredictable.
Innovation and experimentation is still possible, even encouraged because the algorithms that promoted such behavior succeeded in making life better while the algorithms that defined outcomes, restricted behavior and controlled activity were gradually and eventually relegated to the trash can. This was possible because the individual was empowered by the global mind and the collective mindset was exposed for what it was: small minded, controlling, depressing, and manipulative.
Democracy was achieved by the ability of the individual to subscribe to the algorithms, lifestyles, and locations, which supported the desirable and achieved the beneficial. There always will be the greedy, the lustful, the lazy, and the mindless. With the advent of the global mind their abilities to profit off of deceit, find and abuse people and power, live off of the efforts of others, and succeed because of the willingness of neighbors to accommodate them ended because the actions of everyone was open to evaluation and scrutiny. The despicable behavior of the pervert or the corrupt was no longer hidden or easily disguised. The sustenance of life was insured but living conditions were justifiably commensurate with individual effort, personal value and ability. And the ability to subscribe to the desirable as opposed to enduring the inevitable changed everything.