EVOLUTION OF METHODS OF REGULATION
1) RELIGION – threat of ostracization. (culture)
2) LAW – threat of punishment, loss of property or liberty. (state)
3) CREDIT – threat of loss of consumption. (suppliers)
4) SOFTWARE – threat of loss of opportunity. (friends)
Religion records your birth, promises, and deaths.
Law produces a history of your infractions.
Credit records a history of your impulsivity
Software records a history of your non-conformity.
You are always at the mercy of your neighbors. But every time population increases and with it anonymity, we develop a new means of constructing reputations in oder to ensure conformity.
(Fuk. And, I’m working at bringing it about… I’m gonna join the Mr Robot Society. )