Monday, January 23, 2012
As JeepersMedia points out, the USA now has the MegaUpload servers with all customer info and IP addresses of all uploaders and downloaders. They can extradite anybody to the USA and put them in prison if they don't pay 150,000$ per infringed item (This works on a per-song, per-episode basis). With new piracy laws immigration at airports can now scan your iPod for 'illegal' songs. Some poohead billionaire who can buy all the shit they could possibly want can send you a notice in the mail asking you to pay, or have you sent to jail forever and ever because really, who doesn't have at least 1000 'illegal' songs all lined up pleasurably for fast administration in their iTunes library? 1000 songs = 150,000,000 dollars! You go to, and die, in prison doing slave labor for the rest of your life because you downloaded some songs. The privatized prisons in the USA get to insert dickloads of zeros into the end of their bank balance as your family pays you to stay there and/or die.
Bittorrent is basically owned by the media too with cnet distributing over 50 clients and bittorrent facilitating programs. They purposely attempt to convince you with many psychological tricks and advertisements to perform illegal acts so that they can sue you and get money. In fact they probably make more money this way than they ever would if everyone who bought music bought it legally. Seriously, as if record producers don't make enough money already. Most early-days, coming-up artists usually give their music away for free anyway and once they hit big time their fame will get them into shows and concerts and ceremonies and they're set for life with money, drugs and sex; the holy trinity, it seems, for capitalist indulgence. Why do record companies still go for more gold, the digital green kind, suing everyone? Greed and stupidity are all I can see.
Perhaps in the future we will have such strict laws and regulations that the inmate and civilian status will be virtually the same. In one you wear the same orange clothes, follow extremely strict daily routines, then sleep. In the other, you do the exact same thing except you have a choice of jobs to do and a more relaxed wardrobe choice. But either way, you are a slave, creativity is out the door, you act like a machine and are treated like a machine and everything is done in a very precise manner or you are killed. I don't think it will get that bad though, rich fat fucks still need new episodes of desperate housewives and America's next top hooker to watch on their 145" superpower fusion doublewidescreen clap-on televisions and need Colombians to fuel their cocaine addictions.
What the fuck. Seriously, as a study from princeton shows, you need roughly $75,000 a year wherein your happiness and satisfaction no longer improves with increased salary. The only conclusion is there are too many stupid people in this world. If I could purchase anything with limitless funds I would still go with my dream of a small apartment, a fast computer, a few nice dinners with my girlfriend a year, and the best job ever; learning about and researching the molecular biology of the human organism; its DNA and organelles; I may not even use half of 75000 given my reserved spending style.
After all, what's it all matter? Moving on, and not entirely related, look at ourselves, we are organisms, organisms exist and gain their success through survival. What matters is surviving. If we can't look into the future and see a world with humans still in it, we are a failure. I want to reproduce biological immortality in humans and offer everyone a choice; reproduce and die or be biologically immortal. You can switch any time from immortality to mortality with children, but not back, and it will depend on the planet's resources. I am talking about any planet mind you. I hope to reproduce biological immortality in myself and offer genius mathematicians, engineers and scientists the ability to stay on this world alive a little longer and get us living on other planets and solar systems faster. On low-populated planets you will be able to maintain immortality and reproduce until a sustainable equilibrium between resources and human consumption is met, wherein the original rule is reinstated.
Once we have mastered evolution and survival, the universe and perhaps the multiverse will be our hedonistic pleasure playground. Nobody can or would want to harm another in the real world, everything would be entirely sustainable and self-repairing and if you wanted you could transfer your consciousness to a computer and act out any fantasy you want.
That is my ultimatum. To spread like the parasites we are and dominate the universe, but in the most sustainable manner for our own survival. Does that sound selfish? fuck yea it is, I am an organism and it's my, and everyone else's, natural drive to say fuck you to other species and become the dominant species. We have to be the most successful in every aspect of technology, psychology and biology; as a species we should aim to dominate the universe, have the best transport possibly produced by atoms, the best DNA, the best computers, the best manner of speech, the best physical movements, the best health; be the best survivors.
With our current society though, we're going to end up dead. We have shit education, shit governments, shit psychological drives and shit interest and investment in technology and science.
I won't give up trying to achieve biological immortality until we're the best fucking sustainable parasites to ever exist and spread like grass and mosquitoes through the cosmos. Everyone who doesn't want our species to be successful should just kill themselves or die right now, they are a liability to our species. If we end up a police state with almost everyone in jail not really doing anything useful we fail as well, we won't have the manpower or mental focus to successfully advance science to the point where we can colonize other planets and escape our dying sun.
What can you do as a person? well, fuck everything and directly aid the advancement of science or at least make it your goal and walk up the right sets of stairs to achieve this. If we do end up a police state I hope we are at least forced to work machines or perform academic tasks and research to get us onto other planets and become sustainable.
Realistically I think we're all fucked and I'm going to end up in prison or dying younger than I would have hoped. At least I can dream.