Take a look at your dollar bill and you’ll see an edifice emblazoned on it under the fine print of three little words, “In God we Trust.” Yet when you really question yourself about it, why the heck is something from Egypt and the concept of secularity even wrought on something like money?
Money, like all other forms of capital- Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP aka sugar), intellectual, and property matters represents a currency of trust. All it is essentially is a measure of a person’s identity and ability to create positive change within their environment. The monumental delta emblazoned on the pyramid on the back of the dollar, curated in Latin the “new world order” around 1935 exemplifies the concept of everlasting change. The dollar bill and money in its quintessence represents growth and descriptiveness within the hierarchical order of exchange between those that rely on it as a medium to promote change.
However change in and of itself is volatile and corrupt, almost like the creepy evil eye levitating over the pyramid itself. On one hand the pyramid-eye duality pictorially advocates for an overarching seer of enlightenment that rises above fixation on sheer sheer innovation. Perhaps, instead have the gaze shifts towards the ancestral thinking of what we leave behind in monuments for generations to come. On second thought, the eye and its detachment from the human-wrought structure invocates the sense that foresight is not in the natural order of change or human nature- that for true change to occur, one must look at the whole trajectory of our actions today towards generations tomorrow.
Take a look at Zuckerberg at Facebook, who curated a platform to connect individuals through time, romance, and innovation and you will find a company led astray in the advent of Cambridge Analytica. Find Dorsey at Twitter, and you will find a forum created anchored on the ideals of intellectual discourse to run a muck with crazy AI racist infested teen that is all but a mirror of our social pressures. Lastly take a look at all Intellectual Property lawyers the enter the industry of Silicon Valley law to help aid new startups in their ventures to only find out that most are trolls without grit, thriving off thwarting those who wish to place new innovation in place.
Change is hard, not impossible for us to be where we are today. However, tech and innovation and its confluence with those who become multi-billionaires due to its advent and their ability to enact change negates one fundamental crux of it all- the internal change of the human body and mind.
True change, combines the world of both mediums, as a departure from the narrative shaped by Frankensteinian inventions. AK-47s, Atomic Bombs, and office cubicles make the list.
Sarah K. Osone