Towards Another Model of the State
Written by Alfonso Elizondo
Because we are currently in the vortex of a final crisis of the model of the Modern State, we cannot see that this political and social institution is no longer working. However, the vast majority of humans think that in some way or another human society will find a way to adapt it to the new nature of the digital human and to the complex formula of the new world order. According to scholars of recent generations of humans, the first generation born with the internet and other technological developments of the digital world are still going through the formative stage and are not yet participating in the political and social life of their respective countries. They started appearing in the last years of the 20th century (1995 – 2015), and maybe they will be participating in the political life of the State about eight or ten more years from now.
To make the level of lack of understanding of the current global crisis even worse, many of the leading nations in the world, such as the United States, England, Germany, France, Russia and Japan, are led by characters belonging to obsolete generations who do not have the slightest idea about the current digital reality and believe that their political function is to take the world back to a past that they think was better, simply because they increased their material wealth and encouragement was given to the naturally narcissistic xenophobic disposition of Anglo-Saxon ethnic groups who believe they are the creators of today’s new world.
Although the cases of Japan and Russia are due to other historical circumstances, the fact is that they also do not believe that the Modern State can be rebuilt, except through violence, universal legalization of the current model of the State, a return to the old days of the nation-state or the alliance of the world’s most powerful and rich nations in order to exploit, dominate and torture the poorest countries. In short, the worst human behaviors continue to prevail and this is all viewed as a totally rational occurrence, supported in many cases by Universal Law, the supposedly high-ranking culture of universities and the religious or secular mythologies that are prevalent in the many regions of the world where the anthropocentric worldview holds sway.
Our main hypothesis about the imminent collapse of the Modern State is that when the ‘digital natives’ become an active part of the State, all the current institutions of the Modern State will disappear because of the special characteristics of this new generation in which 33% learn through the Internet, 20% read on tablets and other digital devices, 32% do all their assignments online and they are very mature, self-sufficient and creative young people.
Sixty percent of them want a job that impacts the world, 26% do some kind of volunteer or social work, 76% are concerned about humanity’s impact on the planet. They were born into the ‘do it yourself’ culture so they are accustomed to solving problems for themselves. Access to the Internet gives them tools to create their own world.
76% want their work life to be related to their current passions and hobbies. 80% think that they are a generation that is better adapted to any unexpected situation. And 72% do not plan to take orders from a boss ever, but to be their own bosses. They are the kings of zapping since they have eight seconds on average to use an app.
They prefer privacy with Snapchat, Secret and Whisper because they have understood the risks of sharing information over the Internet. They use the internet like robots and spend more than three hours a day in front of the computer on activities unrelated to school work.
It is very likely that by the time this Generation Z gets to the point of holding public office, the entire structure of the Modern State will have disappeared because all bureaucratic activities and all the elements of the present state, such as institutions of health, education, the judiciary, the police and in general all institutional systems will be part of a new society where there will be no employees or paper, or all the costly features of the world of the spoken and written word.
In addition, human nature in general will be different; the emotions will be controlled, libido repressed and there will be a movement away from beauty, art and the time when there was direct communication between human beings. This is due to the fact that interpersonal relationships are now being conducted in an indirect, anonymous way as the main ties that kept people connected for thousands of years based on the formula of the family have been disappearing in the new human being.
It is very probable that in less than ten years the basic school systems will have completely changed and that even those places for children to be together will no longer exist. The same thing will happen with prisons and all public places, because the human being will have changed into another type of animal, very different from the one we knew who some nostalgic people already want to remember with a deep reactionary sadness.
Addendum: Many think that the loss of direct interpersonal relationships will end human society by greatly lowering its growth rate. But looking at it from a positive point of view, controlling the population is what the Planet requires so that humans can survive for many more centuries.