Innovation + Disruption = ?
Power switched off last night for no obvious reason; no bad weather, not especially hot. (Avista later showed it as 'equipment failure'.) Messed up my usual bedtime routine, so I just plopped into bed early. Power returned before I actually drifted down to sleep, and everything seems OK. The change of routine opened up some mental passages. After waking I finally assembled a thought that has been sort of itching for a while.
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The cognitive itch had been raised to a burning mosquito bite by two Innovators and Disruptors
heard yesterday on the 'Innovation Hub' program.
Both of these I and D knew how to talk the talk; their sentences were jammed with I and D buzzwords.
One of them has started an online pharmacy that delivers packaged daily pills to elderly customers. A good idea but not a new idea. Old-fashioned drugstores often provided daily deliveries to customers who could afford it. The newness is using the Web instead of the telephone.
The other one was an explicitly genocidal Gaian superwacko who was urgently telling us to use new tech to kill all animal and human life. He didn't say those exact words, but implementing his goal of Zero CO2 Output requires those exact actions. Disruptive for fucking sure.
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Blamo! Scratched the itch after some Disrupted sleep.
Innovators and Disruptors
are not Innovating. All the Disruptive Innovations
of the last 10 years are simple re-uses of old business techniques or re-uses of old devices or re-uses of old social and cultural systems. What makes them Innovative and Disruptive
is that the old pattern gets rebuilt using the Web instead of humans.
Using the Web accomplishes two specific I and D goals:
(1) Eliminates jobs, thus eliminating the need for humans.
(2) Places all transactions where NSA can monitor them.
All of these Innovations have been opened by the design of the iPhone, and finalized by 'wearables'. 'Wearables' include all the necessary sensors and communication channels to automate and surveil every aspect of life. Innovators simply write the necessary code to use the existing sensors, or to connect accessory sensors. Nobody is inventing new sensors, nobody is using channels outside the official NSA channel.
So: I + D = Eliminate civilization.
A very old goal, but finally within our grasp thanks to Apple and Amazon and Google.
Labels: 20th century Dark Age, Age of Stings, Carbon Cult