In principle I agree. The basic level of agreement is that homo sapiens are what they are and evolution has left us unable to change enough to overcome our analytical and emotional shortcomings. So we try to build new and end up with the same old problems. Dominance and status are inherent in our structure but we could deal with if we didn’t insist on getting emotions tangled up in it all. That is a critical point of failure.

And using a representative system that allows change can work for a time. The emotions and dominance get involved and eventually you end up in a locked system. The old grey backs refuse to go or, worse, they train younger ones to repeat the same process.

The key to overcome this, as I have written in other places, is the evolution of evolution. We are already implementing versions of ourselves that will assist us. We aren’t smart enough to overcome our emotional nature but we may be smart enough let our AI off spring run things for us. Management of complex urban cities is more than we can do without getting twisted so we need to hand that off and retire to the bamboo grove. That, I think, is the only way we can survive.

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