Previously we spoke about how Capital is a form of AI. How commodities are artificial lifeforms, given life by the congealed blood of labor. Now we’ll discuss the ecosystem these creatures live in.
Like natural life arose from the waters, artificial life emerged swimming in money. As P. Diddy et al said in their seminal 1997 work:
Swimmin’ in women with they own condominiums
Five plus fives, who drive Millenniums
It’s all about the Benjamins, what
With that as an epigraph, let’s dive in:
Money is like water in that it can take the place of any commodity. It can take the form of a teapot, a tea plantation, or the tea pluckers time.
It’s like Bruce Lee said: