De-Creation of Creation, or A New Level of Culture in the Development of homo

Original article

Wolfgang Sassin,                            

Dr-Ing, Independent researcher, formerly Senior Scientist of International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Lecturer of Technical University Vienna, Austria

Address: Jochberg 5, 6335 Thiersee, Austria


Article ID: 020510203

Published online: 27 December 2019




Quoting (Chicago style): Sassin, Wolfgang. 2019. “Er-Schöpfung der Schöpfung, oder Eine neue Kulturstufe in der Entwicklung des homo.Beacon J Stud Ideol Ment Dimens 2, 020510203.

Language: German

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The public discussion at the beginning of the twenty-first century reveals much about a supposed conflict with nature, about the motives behind the vehemently demanded change of the industrial civilisation and about the dawning of a new world of the digital era. Together they touch the very basis of a complex civilisation supporting nearly eight billion people at the price of a fundamentally changed “creation.” Ongoing efforts to overcome all spatial and temporal distances, thereby dissolving existing orders in space and time and populating the world with Artificial Intelligence, raise the question whether homo sapiens is aiming to occupy the realm of gods, if not of the One and Only in order to guarantee the survival of human kind.

Key words: humanity, civilisation, history of human society, agriculture, farming, hunting, gathering, industry, artificial intelligence, globalisation, monotheism, mono-humanism, monotheistic religions, religious ideology

Extended summary in English


The principle of subduing the world has survived to our times. In a highly elaborate form it has managed to rise above the aristocracy, the royalty and empires up to the modern "democratically" legitimised welfare state. And it has contributed to establish domestication up to the point of enslavement as the normal state of "advanced" human societies. This trend is clearly heading towards the global level. It aims at an all-embracing system of minute control of the individual, wherever he might live and how difficult it might be to “include“ him. The declared objective is to maximise the total human potential by raising standards and pushing „development“, in order to be able to skim results and to distribute them “just“ and global.


It is in line with this principle that ever more "powerful" economic organisations did rise and expand, particularly so once they had discovered information and communication as their most profitable field of business. This last stage of cultural "ascent" did not take millennia, however. A few start-ups emerged into global players within the last two to three decades. All societal organisations, in the entire spectrum from dictatorial to democratic, are struggling to appropriate this new instrument of "exploitation" in order to monitor "their" subjects, to control them meticulously and to skim off their "achievements,” in order to further domesticate homo sapiens, unswervingly declared as "free,” and to make him more “social“ and “human“ as a member of masses.


Does the individual have to become a cell of a "good" global organism, within perhaps one or two further generations? Is he reduced to a centrally controlled cell for the conversion of energy and information that serves a "whole" pretending to shape the planet and reaching out into space to observe everyone from above without exception? Should each of these specialised cells be activated according to a grand plan, or neutralised in the case of insubordination, if they elude the emotional and logical specifications of an autistic elite, for example because they multiply at their own discretion or seek to pursue "private" goals?


With using historical examples of Hebrew exodus from Egypt, Moses and Akhenaten, the author advances the notion of mono-humanism and develops a theory of transformation of monotheism to mono-humanism. Within this theory, he discusses if we are entering the era of a global culture which sets out to dissolve all forms of existing cultures, from hunting and gathering, via locally and regionally adapted farming to industrial production depending on highly unequally distributed natural exhaustible and renewable resources.


The author discusses the possibilities of our facing a Hybrid Society in which a Big Brother, realised in the form of algorithms and a densely networked communication infrastructure, an omnipresent two-way “social media system,” will determine what each human being, an “individual cell“ would have to do and to avoid, including its sacrifice if it is necessary. The trend towards the dissolution of all kinds of borders, the dissolution of cultural niches, even the conviction that there is a “right“ acquired by birth to participate in this crease-free, i.e. simple-minded paradise with standardised living conditions, taken together they characterise the postmodern Western Zeitgeist.


It ignores the resulting indispensable necessity of such an "organism" to force each „cell“ to specialize on command and to remain on the spot and to willingly fulfil the "function" it has been assigned to in one of the different organs of the “whole.”


Every functional and spatial deviation of such a "cell" from its place would then be equivalent to "migration" and to the formation of "parallel societies,” terms that are known in the medical field as proliferation and metastasis of “autonomous" cancerous cells.

© 2019 Wolfgang Sassin.
Licensee The Beacon: Journal for Studying Ideologies and Mental Dimensions.

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