We are Due to Malice

Still reading Homo Deus… So many new things in history to absorb.

So it may be the case that our evolutionary success is due to Malice towards other spieces. We incorporated hatred into our society. When we hate something we stir up same hatred in other humans. In such a fashion we unite and destroy others somewhat irrationally. Even when in a time when resources and spaces are plentiful, we found a will to organize and fight. Deus author may say it is a shared fiction, but to me it feels more like a baser sentiment. 

What we share, even more rudimentary than fictional stories about our kind, about ourselves, and about our world, is the sentiment of hating (or loving). We hate our enemies, and we love ourselves. We hate the devil and love God. We hate tornados and love balmy sundays.

Hatred! That is what makes us us.

Imagine a competitive situation: at the end of Titanic, Jack’s self hate made the fateful selection of letting rose survive. I wonder how often such a scene occur in evolution? Mommies throwing their babies out of fire or water while devastating the object of her despise-her own body. Can we bring our imagination to a scene in which huan success in evolution is in part due to united hatred, in addition to all of our other bonadaptations? Could it be that hating sentiment is the real key to our prosperity?

We carry out an experiment. Let us take a group of people and ask them to never hate, and while we’re at it, let’s also never have ill intentions. Such an experiment would scientifically test our hypothesis that people without hatred will be severely disadvantaged to an extent that they would not propagate successfully. Hypothesis can be proven false and can be replicated. It can be a very informative experiment.

Affirm us!

Oh dear God please affirm us!

I am having a slight bit of an imagined mental crisis reviewing Homo Deus. At the part where research regarding jobs that will be replaced in the next 10 to 20 years, it occurs to me that a job like tour guide is actually kind of fun. One wonders if jobs will become entertainment, that you may choose what you want to do for the sheer pleasure of doing it? (Like, a more utilitarian world, maximizing pleasure irrespective of abstract utility)

The world would run an Affirmative Action for Humans. What ever people think is best for themselves they can do that just for self improvement. And the rest of the AI enabled world moves on with the most optimal enjoyment of life…

An agency has moved in next door

Think my new neighbors are secret agents. This family of half a dozen adults and a few kids lives in a 1100 sqft house with 5 cars parked outside. My own family of half that population lives in a larger space and 3 cars averaging smaller displacement than their 5.

When we made an emergency visit to the ER just now, an SUV skillfully pulled up to block our exit for noticeable amount of time. AT 11:30pm! The driving is too abrupt and too effective too precise… the only thing it resembles is secret police pulling up to block terrorist attacker in a movie. The car stops just right, frame shifting in a way very unnatural for a car. It happens in a movie because the cars might be fake and being moved by mechanical arms. I don’t know why that real SUV was manuverable to that same way.

Anyways… they pretend to be rowdy normal neighbors, blasting loud music, kids wondering around… but there are signs… their SUV and cars gets moved just when I leave.

Lmk if I’m right about this.