Today's thought experiment
Humans are a funny lot.
My favourite author has a piece I always love that is a standalone chapter in one of his greatest novels . At this point where people are starting to think for themselves, not all but a sufficient quantity, for now, I pose a thought experiment.
Imagine for a moment that people determine who Satoshi is without a doubt. Moreover, doubt is not something I will help you remove any sense of this. It comes to be determined that Satoshi be an ultra capitalist. In the world of bitcoin, we have already seen an insidious creeping disease, that of social consensus. It is the disease of the young and that of the feeble-minded. Those with the most intelligence either grow out of it and start to see the real rational world, or they become a part of it as they become consumed into the hole losing their individuality.
Imagine the return of that individual. Now, imagine the high priesthood, the cult of the social. When you think of this, think of the grand inquisitor, and if you have not read that chapter, I recommend you read it before reading this.
Think how Satoshi would interfere with the mission of the church, of core, of the cult of Satoshi.
Think of those followers, the ones who listen but never hear or understand. What would be worse? To be adored, placed upon a pedestal, deified yet never understood, unheard drowned in the noise of the cult. Immersed in a social consensus that devours competition and the things that make bitcoin great.
Moreover, why, if you need to stop and think about this, think for a moment how little one can live upon. With a fortune of billions, one cannot even touch the surface and yet live on millions a week. So, with wealth why embrace the cult of the social, the cult of fame.
Imagine embracing competition. Meritocracy in all it can be.
Imagine the challenge. Imagine the lesson given to the world in coming from nothing and yet developing something that alters the base system that the world sits upon, to make ATLAS SHRUG!
It is a path of rejection, infamy and debasement but it is a path where a few, a select few will start listening and learning. Not to the parables and the lies not to the social consensus but to the competitive nature of all that must be. Moreover, we see those people taking the message better than the originator ever could sell it. Growing the knowledge and the ideas as a medium that incorporates itself into the race genetics of society.
What path you think would be taken?
Which path would lead to a meritocracy? A system of individual challenge. A system that rejects the social consensus and all that is groupthink when weighed against the returns to growth and creation. A disruptive chaining growth, the chaos of life-giving and sustaining churning creation. Do you think it would matter, abject rejection from those you do not care about? Is that what people seek can crave. To be adored, not to achieve but to live briefly on the lips of other men. Not to be remembered in an eternity for the creation that sprung forth but to is remembered on that fleeting lips of the moment.
Imagine a path that led to the creative forces of thousands of papers. Imagine the integration of new and old technology in ways that alter the very path of society. Moreover, imagine this as a multi-decade plan. Not one where people tell you how you cannot see the future because it is too hard but one based on the hardest path. This could be a path of unending knowledge, constant learning, delving into the depths of everything people know like or unlike. Imagine a path incorporating the reading of all you despise to gain knowledge and incorporate it into your own.
Imagine that Faustian bargain. To give all adoration up for knowledge. Who would choose that path and more importantly after seeing it who else would choose to follow?
Welcome to my thought for the day. The reasons of this will muddy the waters, but yet in muddy the waters, we find clarity. Some will take this to say they have proof of the social consensus, that which they love to say about me in that I try too hard.
I say, imagine a global world. A world of monetary finance not ruled by any one government but universally through the consensus of competition and spending and consumption and development and building and creation...
Moreover, at this point, I return to work...
 The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8578 in the novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)
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