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What do these three words have in common? They determine the energy usage of human beings. In reality they are the three essentials of life.
Food is obviously used for nutrition, needed to provide us with the necessary energy to grow to adulthood and function as a living organism.
Fire refers to every means of combustion that we need to heat ourselves, cook, produce or automate our mobility.
Fun is the most difficult to understand to the full. Most of our appliances at home are related to making life comfortably easy. It takes our attention away from the troubles and gives us time to fulfil our lifetime with joyful things. It has become quite an industry.
What people forget is that fun is a direct derivative from the molecular frequencies of attraction that connects matter in a purposeful and living manner (see my blogs about the secrets of life). The way we smell, talk, look, taste, feel, sense, behave and interpret perception, triggers the energy of motivation around feelings of love, fear, attraction or repellent.
Fun has a bigger impact on the human nature than anything else. It is the energy that makes us reproduce, create partnerships, care about things, experiment or take risks.
When we refer to sustainable human progress nearly all global leadership attention goes to food and fire because they can be commercialized and politicized in an economic system. Yet our productivity, peace, creativity and progress is not determined by food or fire but the amount we smile!
Measures of progress are not determined by how good we feel but how much fun we have!
Life = Awareness
At one stage in my blogging years I asked you if awareness is added to the universe by us as rationally thinking life format? Or has it always existed and are we simply discovering it through self awareness and consciousness of realities? I asked this when we discussed the 5th dimension of consciousness.
In blog lecture “secrets of life 6” I show that awareness is already there and creates life under the right circumstances. This answers our question. The universe is “aware”. Some people call this awareness “God”. It is interesting to attribute a music reality to this awareness which at the least gives a sympathetic twist to the issue of “believing”. When we elaborate on this from a human perspective “belief” can connect us to the universal harmonics by triggering our inner molecular state to connect to universal patterns. We may not be self conscious about this but do feel the comfort of the harmonics as if things “are right”.
We will come to our own human selves as complex self aware species but first we need to go back a few billions of years when the first harmonic A and B’s found each other to create the first living (A + B)’s on Earth. The harmonic relationship becomes an attractive minuscule element for other minuscule elements that are aware of its “musical” attraction through minute frequencies. (A+B)’s may be attracted to unstable A’s and B’s that enter in a random state of temporary harmony and get absorbed by the original (A+B). The chances that this happens is now very large because (A+B) is stable in its attractive frequency. The (A+B) become (AAAAA+BBBBB) in a steady growth pattern.
Growth then shows an exponential curve and cannot be sustained as growth can not continue unlimited. It reaches a point of collapse which I refer to as the “point of singularity”. Two options occur:
- the species collapses and falls apart into smaller fragments, some unstable some maybe stable, or
- the species shows fractal growth patterns where many exponentially growing (AAAAA+BBBBB) combinations break down into many stable (A+B)’s again.
These patterns we see in nature around us all the time.
Evolution and Differentiation
Another possibility could be that (A+B) meets (C+D) and finds a harmonic combination that fuses them into a new living minuscule species (ABCD). The harmonic frequency emission of this new species is different than the individual frequencies of the original parts. It will have new properties of growth and harmonic attraction. In the same way the combination could be (ACDB), (BADC), (DBAC) etc where each of the combinations shows unique properties, different than the others. Diversification in life hence starts at the same time as organic growth. Each of the initial diversifications become the starting point of its own line of evolution through growth patterns.
So growth is the first basic key to life and awareness. It is explained by the “hunger” of frequencies to “eat” those that are harmonic to them. Food is hence a purpose of living life and even we as human beings are attracted unconsciously to food all the time. What we see at the human level of complexity that we try to overcome this by an evolutionary issue of letting go of the permanent sense of hunger through trust in our ability to create abundance at any time. Hoarding, territorial protection, over feeding, etc are hence logical conditions of our earliest life’s origins resident in our own atomic living system.
We can now comfortably say that the prime purpose that makes the molecules of living species stay together is growth through feeding harmonically charged (inferior) substances. This we call life from a lower level of consciousness. Feeding does not require self awareness either, just the automatic sensing of the right growth particles. Since growth and feeding requires at one point the active movement it uses up energy. Growth and food hence developed abundantly where natural energy (sunlight) was abundantly available, directly or indirectly.
This short film of Cristobal Vila illustrates it nicely.
For a very long time life evolved like this in an environment of microscopic life forms that evolved in complexity through harmonic differentiation, growing and feeding, falling apart or establishing fractal growth patterns, in a wide open planetary space.
This gets us to the next evolutionary step explained in the next blog.
We need food on a daily basis but do not generally produce it ourselves. We rely on the supply system to provide it with abundance. We access this abundance with money which is achieved through labor, sales of property, a gift or debt. There are three mayor issues that make food a huge challenge with tremendous risks for billions of people. It is of key importance to take food seriously urgently.
As mentioned in my previous blog “life is…” the growth of human populations in cities is enormous. The city the place where the money systems concentrate which in turn produces human concentrations, attracted by the perceived wealth of such systems. It is a basis of economic growth for the city by making space available for construction of homes and optimizing concentrated distribution of goods and services. Yet from a sustainability point of view the cities are deadly traps for people when humankind reaches its point of singularity, the moment of total collapse of the robot systems that provide us with all kinds of securities, including our daily food.
Cities are speculative centers for financial services. The 3.3 billion people now living in those areas leave no local room for self-sufficiency. The soil is crammed with people, housing and infrastructures. Food has to be grown and transported to the cities and distributed to the people. People who have no access to financial means get their food through the waste of the ones who do have access. But the financial system is under pressure and so are the systems based on financial speculation. Inflation on food is likely to grow as shortages become higher while populations find less and less work in industrialized processes. It all will get more expense while people get less to spend. We are talking about 50% of the world population now that is totally depending on a complex series of (robotic financial) systems.
The tremendous pull of the desperate and concentrated need for large quantities of food is a huge market for the food industry. The fact that people are not active in self sufficient food productivities drives them into the hands of commercial and economic speculation. Being at the end of the supply chain the consumer will pay the ultimate price.
On the other side of the supply chain are the people who live and work in the countryside. The productivity will be concentrated as much as possible in large volumes destined for the mass consumers in the cities. No supply chain will have any interest in the wide spread other, decreasing half of the human population which is outside the huge financial markets. These people have to rely on themselves and produce abundance in places where this is impossible without modern technologies. The cold commercial systems have no moral sensitivity to these populations which will starve, or depend on charity, pay the highest price or are forced to move to the cities too. That is the economic effect that may cause economies to grow but in fact produce humanitarian and ecological disasters.
2. Chain inefficiencies
The supply chain of food is full of inefficiencies. International studies reveal that between 50 and 70% of good food gets lost in the process. Due to the enormous distance between the centralized production and consumption of the food products we see that:
- offer and demand often do not match in which case good food has to be dumped as it does not get to the consumer
- massive production units are growing even more to remain profitable under pressure of economics
- places where massive productivity takes place do not create more labor due to automated processes but do cause local issues like sound, air and other environmental pollution. Local regulation tries to hold this massive centralization process, especially in cattle.
- the transport lines are so long for fresh fruit that the reaping process has to be done on route and artificially at the expense of the quality
- the lifestyle of city consumers is getting more and more demanding asking for pre-cut and pre-prep food in which lots of consumable waste is produced and thrown away. Waste is included in the sales price.
- supermarkets are expected to have a broad selection of fresh and non fresh goods at every time of the day. A lot is not consumed and thrown away when dates become overdue. For the chain it is not important because the consumer pays the price for it. The immorality of good food being lost due to economic life style is huge when considering the hunger and death caused at the other end of the chain.
- modern economies consume more and more “composed” food in which only a smaller percentage is real food and the rest are additives. The consumer looses sight on what he/she eats.
- The chain of global distribution goes through the focal point of huge purchasing entities that act on behalf of the retail chain. All the profitability is placed at the end of the line leaving near to nothing at the side of production. Farmers go broke, investors have no interest in that end of the chain and producers are forced to find ways to increase production through “whatever” means.
The above are the effects of “growth economics”: massification, concentration of power and speculation with shortages along the entire line, at the expense of quality, sustainability, climate, soil, environment, etc. An efficient chain with less loss and shorter distances would certainly solve a great deal of the hunger in the world yet lifestyle and economics stand in the way. This situation is not only immoral, it is unsustainable and will eventually cause a bigger humanitarian crisis than the credit crisis, also in the welfare regions.
3. Climate changes
The above profit centered global food construction have caused landscapes to change in such a way that climate changes have resulted as well. Desertification, extreme droughts, extreme rainfall, floods and other natural disasters are increasingly affecting harvests causing death and disaster across the world with people who have no means to sustain themselves in the speculative world.
But this is only a start. With the growth of the world population and concentration of people in cities we see that food is:
- increasingly difficult to produce,
- increasingly uninteresting to produce due to the financial pressure and risks at the production end
- increasingly manipulated to provide city people with what they want at the expense of public health
- getting more and more expensive due to the speculation of dealers around global shortages
Economics plays a dangerous game over the back of humankind. The focus is to get the money stream towards the focal point of dealership without morality around human needs or rights. It is all called economy of growth but needs urgent reflection (read “killing the robot“) because we are facing humanitarian disaster.
- Eatable cities: we need to get food productivity urgently into the cities. With modern technologies we can create urban farming in a great diversity even utilizing space and vertical surfaces. The positive side effects are that living green uses up the excess CO2 of the cities and cools down the environment making the place more healthy for human activities. “Negative” side effects are the need of a diversity of biological life forms to support pollination and other natural cyclic processes involved in natural food chains. City people have grown psychologically and physically allergic for pollen and insects. We will have to learn to deal with our environment again.
- Reducing the chain’s distance between production and consumption. This will improve the quality of food and reduce the waste production. Waste can be used in local processes, s.a. energy production. Volumes are less large reducing the power position of the intermediaries. Human health will improve while labor related to food production will come back into the local 4 local circuits.
- Improving the climate by creating local 4 local bio-diverse activities proper of the local circumstances. When production and consumption gets close to each other, practically at self-sufficient level the footprints will decrease and logistic chains, with all the negative environmental effects of transportation, will diminish.
- Food innovations to see what else humans can consume than the unbalanced life style diets of today, and how 100% of the food can be used without loss.
All together we will reduce the risks for the human population and improve our relationship with our environment for better health and vitality. The above requires a total transformation of our human organization placing sustainable human progress above economics. Anyone can start to take responsibility right now by trying to address the issue within his/her circle of influence and personal authority. Only then we may be able reverse the Titanical course towards disaster that humanity is heading for right now.