What is the Society Organism and Social Networkism?July 1, 2021
Our proposed science of pantrynomics is based on a new paradigm that sees individual entities as naturally part of a larger group of entities called a society.
Unlike normal definitions of society*, our definition describes a society* as a kind of metaphysical organism or mind that is made up of individual minds that agree to be part of that society. Since materialistic science views minds as coming from the physical brain, then we instead use the word ‘soul’ to refer to a mind that can exist without a physical brain or neural network.
This makes the soul free from physical limitations and gives it flexible qualities that are similar to sound and music, such as the effortless communication and conveyance of feelings. For example, a tune can change from melodic to rhythmic gradually or immediately, just as a mind can choose to switch from eating American food to Chinese food gradually or immediately.
*A society is three or more entities working towards a common goal or interest. A partnership is a bit different as it needs to two entities as a minimum. Thus, a childless husband and wife is a partnership. It becomes a society after having a child. A family is a common example of a society. A basketball team is a society, different from tennis-doubles players that form a partnership. Since a team is a society, it also is subject to social cycles which manifest as winning and losing streaks.
This flexibility lets souls send and receive invisible information via intuition. In our music analogy, the orchestra can get visual hints from the conductor to speed up the tempo or make the strings louder.
This flexible quality also lets souls merge and agree, as proven by the phrase “the meeting of minds” or “being on the same page”. This would be like an orchestra adding more instruments that jive with its style.
Matter and physical objects, on the contrary, cannot occupy the same physical ‘page’ nor meet at a ‘place’ without losing their individual identity.
We then call this merging of the minds or souls as a society. For example:
- A family begins when a man’s soul agrees to unite with a woman’s soul which then adds another soul as their child
- A company begins when the souls of the incorporators agree to be bound into a business organization
- A sports team begins when the souls of playes agree to play together
Human society began as families agreeing to work together for mutual benefit, which we call the common interest . We can say that the common interest is the conscience of the soul of society, just as a person’s own conscience represents his soul’s best interest for himself. We refrain from doing a bad thing because our conscience will implant the feeling of guilt in our minds, as a natural warning about the resulting consequence or karma.
Societies then agree and merge with other societies to form nations, which can merge to form confederations, which can finally form a global human society.
|Lateral Type||Metaphysical Organism||Physical Example||Parts||Explanation|
|Personal||Mind or Soul (Atman)||You or Self (Jiva)||Perception Your perceptions mold your mind|
|Group||Soul of society||A basketball team||Individual minds||Society is molded by the minds inside it (A weak basketbal team is one with weak members)|
|Species||Soul of species||Human species||Individual societies||Species evolve as one in order to live better|
|Planetary||Soul of planet||Earthlings||Each species (cats, dogs, humans, potatoes)||All species evolve according to their planet’s conditions|
|Stellar||Soul of the star system||system||Individual planets||All planets affect each other|
|Galactic||Soul of galaxy||Milky way||Individual stars||Life begins from supernova which spread throughout its galaxy|
|Universal||Soul of universe||Physical Universe||Individual galaxies||The galaxies form the mind of the universe as a portion of Existence|
|Multiversal||Soul of Existence (Paramatman)||Multiverse (Brahma)||Individual Universes and Realities||The physical and metaphysical parts of the universe form Brahma|
The entire human species is therefore one big society made up of all human minds. David Hume and Socrates use the analogy of citizens being the individual souls with their government as the oversoul. Quesnay uses the analogy of cells in a body. In Hinduism, this is similar to the atman making up the paramatman.
If common interest naturally makes humans unite into societies, why do we see so much inequality, hate, and conflict?
The Ego Separates the Union of Souls
The flexibility of the soul (or malleability of the mind) is the main quality that allows it to connect and merge with other souls, whether it be of animals, plants, or humans. The loss of this flexibility (as the rigidity of the mind) disconnects the soul from others and confines it to itself.
This confinement builds ego, which is the feeling for the self. When left unchecked, this ego leads to disagreements, disunity, and eventual conflict. The more democratic the society, the more difficult it is to maintain unity:
The Solution: Harness the Common Interest via Social Networkism
It would be easier to prevent the growth of ego by pointing out that no one is perfect:
- A beautiful woman will have most of her attention on her physical looks, making her deficient in intellect
- An intelligent man will have most of his attention on abstract ideas, making him deficient in bodily strength or looks
Here, the common interest is overall personal well-being:
- A popular politician will spend most of his time interacting with the masses, instead of spending time for policy research
- A bright researcher will have many good policy-ideas, but will not have the popularity or connections to have them implemented
Here, the common interest is implementing the right policies
- A skilled app developer can create a superior app, but might not have the skill to market it
- An active marketer can make any app go viral, but might not know how to make an app in the first place
Here, the common interest spreading useful apps
Thus, the key to common interest is to group everyone according to ideas that would interest them. This would let them gravitate to it and hopefully lower their egos in order to explore that idea further. For example, we sometimes go to Meetups about the food, technology, artists, and sports that we like. Nowadays, the internet, social networks, and messaging apps like Whatsapp, Zalo, and Viber help us to access such interests virtually.
Facebook is a Personal Network, Not a Social Network
Unfortunately, some social apps group people not to build the common interest, but merely funnel advertisements more effectively. An example is Facebook which lets its users add other users that they like, creating a personal network instead of a proper social network. Those users can then post whatever is in their personal interest which then creates a personal bubble or echo chamber that might go against other bubbles. If left unchecked, it can lead to online conflict, followed by real physical conflict or harm.
In order to earn more from ads, some social networks focus on user quantity instead of user quality. Our system is different because it does not earn from advertising primarily.
A true social network therefore is one that encourages personal interest as long as it is within the common interest. This necessitates a regulator, just as an early society has a chieftain and a modern society has a President or Prime Minister. The key qualification of this regulator is his understanding of the common interest as to keep the society unified and whole. His whole moral authority depends on this.
Socrates’ version of the regulators are the guardians who are morally upright:
We implement his guardians as ISAIAH which is the machine learning that will regulate our proposed social pantrynomic network which implements our concept of social networkism desribed here. Thus, social networkism is made up of the following ideas:
- The soul of society being made up of individual souls that merge and dissociate flexibly
- A common interest that unifies such souls together into a society
- A moral leader or regulator to protect and grow that common interest