Many people assume that technology is in some way artificial. It is as natural as a bird’s nest, and every individual and each species and nation has a unique developmental course. As with a seed, the full life of individuals, species and nations is inherent, contained in their beginnings.

A billion networked autonomous biological computational devices form an evolutionary inflection point: when the quality and speed of the connection between the nodes is optimized, it is no longer a network – it is an ‘’’evolved, parallel computational organism’’’ of unimaginable power.

If the data circulating among autonomous biological processors, chiefly news and entertainment, is error corrected at successive stages, as is done with other biological networks like our blood stream, and in silicon-based networks and computation; the performance of networked individuals and of the civilization in which they participate must be enhanced by orders of magnitude.

Human beings have two identities, the smaller, individual identity is personal, comprised of our life history, our thoughts and our sensory perceptual experience. The second, much greater, identity is collective. We all participate in this greater common identity because we participate in civilization. No single individual can create anything of value. Every work of imagination, every invention, every piece of art, every scientific discovery draws on the work of thousands of other human beings.

The words, numbers and images we share are common property; they make us what we are. If we circulate true, low error information among us we improve the quality of our thought and of life. If we circulate errors, we adversely affect it.

Decades of accumulated lies deliberately injected into our news, ‘entertainment’ educational systems have degraded our cognitive capacity, constrained our ability to communicate with one another, and dramatically dis-improved our common experience of life.

Deliberately, covertly used against a civilian population Information Poisoning is a war crime. Information Poisoning makes us dumb, emotional, inclined to violence and suspicious of each other’s motives and intent.

Information is what our minds run on. What we want is the purest, lowest error, circulating information possible. Communications networks are utilities, not ad agencies, like Google and Facebook; those companies have a vested interest in controlling how users think, act and feel, because that’s how consumer purchasing behavior is controlled.

The right to reality. The right not to be deceived, coupled with the responsibility to do everything we can to avoid deceiving others.

Anyone who deliberately introduces false information into a network commits a crime against every user of that network.