Hierarchy and the Emergence of Global Intelligence
Hierarchy is a machine pattern, but it can spawn the development of a global rhizome
Rhizome is a potentially intelligent pattern
Analogy: Computer (mechanical processing) vs. Brain (emergent intelligence)
Rhizome is a parasite on the skeleton of hierarchy
Will either hierarchy or rhizome prevail, or will they co-evolve?
Computer search algorithms compared to human intelligence
The conceptual “free market” is analogous to a computer search algorithm—effective, but inefficient
Could rhizome impact the effectiveness of the free market by adding “human” intelligence to the free-market’s mechanical search algorithm?
Rhizome: will it be crushed by hierarchy, will it crush hierarchy, or will it balance hierarchy, forming some kind of structural symbiosis?
Global Terrorism: is this the first crude, reactionary but intelligent moderation of hierarchy? How so?
Despite the incredible misnomer that is “terrorism”, the way that the Bush administration actually uses the term (encompassing a wide range of counter-hierarchy forces) may be the most accurate encapsulization yet of the emergent global rhizome.
The ideological alignment of “terrorism” around the world serves as a negative feedback mechanism as hierarchy’s economic intensification increasingly infringes upon the constraints of human ontogeny.
Which is more destructive from a Gaia standpoint: terrorism modifying hierarchy or unchecked hierarchal intensification?
Co-evolution is a non-linear equation…