"A wide variety of tools have been deployed to modify the behaviors of massive numbers of people. Sticks, stones, chains, whips, clubs, swords, and other primitive weapons were some of the earliest. However, in between bursts of social violence were periods of stability. This stability allowed labor potential to acquire additional resources other than the standard fare to maintain the current structure of behavior modification. Eventually, labor potential translated to future value with the advent of surplus resources. The desire to represent this surplus value lead to the creation of currency. This put down the foundation of a super structure that fluctuates in accordance to labor potential. Today, we call that super structure "the market"."
|Table 1: This is how vector commanders|
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Table 1 is an example of the properties of a standard labor vector in a pre-agrarian society. As humans age, they become progressively more difficult to train. They also fail to be worthwhile as their labor potential dies off dramatically. None the less, these poor sods played their roles over 5,000 very messy years and happened across a few technologies, some social organizational models, and eventually, access to resources via the market improved. By doing so, labor vector properties improved as well. Today, these two values look like Table 2. (Below, right)
|Table 2: You, after 5,000 years of resource gathering|
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However, improving labor potential doesn't always mean application of that labor potential. As labor potential improves, less labor potential is needed. So not only are the natural forces of entropy conspiring against you... you are also up against the market that actively finds ways to not need you.
Well, now we are in a catch 22. Your utility is improved through market optimization, but your utility is automated by market optimization. This leaves behind a trail of entitled Bohemians, fucking retards, the professionally depressed, the bamboozled, the collateral damage, and other economic detritus whose proneness to behavior modification is now sustained due to their dependency on the market. In the third drill down, we will explore various models of sustained behavior modification through this dependency.