1:.0 Nothing beats an honestly narrated little anecdote for easing the reader into something that might mistakenly be expected to constitute a complex explanation, so…
While I was out shopping in town a few days ago, a bit of my little journey took me across an about 200 foot long parking lot. Heading into the parking lot I made one of those odd, very brief instant acquaintances with a nice young fellow who was doing time as a grad student at the local university. We got to talking for maybe a minute or two about some vague thing or other. When we reached the other end of the parking lot we came to an ill-kept grassy median strip, where I picked up a misshapen gritty rock about the size of a small coconut. I spoke to my new acquaintance “Isn’t that just the most beautiful car you’ve ever seen?” It was a sleek and sensuous brand-new bright red Corvette. This machine had a quality that surely transcended the concept of symmetry. It possessed a sort of perfection that effectively sneered at the grossness of the world that surrounded it. I told my acquaintance “I am now going to hurl this rock at the windshield of that beautiful new car.” Making as big of a show of it as I possibly could, I wound up a wild fling and hurled the rock through the windshield of the beautiful car, resulting in a virtual explosion of shattering glass, and a hole that was significantly larger that what I had expected.
As I said above, nothing beats an honestly narrated little anecdote for easing the reader… Unfortunately for you, the above anecdote was definitely not honestly narrated. More to the point, I made the whole thing up. I didn’t do that to you just because I don’t happen to like you.
2:.0 What are the differences between the gritty rock and the beautiful new car? Can you think of any? OK, then what is the most salient difference?
I think this question is more difficult than many would at first assume it to be. The rock was simply a less-than-primitive natural object. The beautiful new car was totally hypercrafted.
3:.0 Likely the most glorified and classic examples of the hypercrafting phenomenon are the great pyramids, such as those that line the Nile River in Egypt. The first thought that occurs to me is that these are art objects. The first creators of products of nigh on perfect precision were artists. Presumably most art is not hypercrafted, but rather it realistically portrays and intensifies the primitivistic aspects of the real world, or of some unreal world.
3:.4 What hypercrafting really imposes is near to absolute domination over the forces and substances of the raw natural world. This phenomenon often tends to be of a corruptive nature, because it often tends to levy unnecessary and gratuitous costs upon people who can least afford them.
4:.0 In the first decade of the 1900s the Ford Motor Company established the perhaps most recognized industry to produce interchangeable mass-produced precision machine parts for automobiles. Clearly these mass-produced precision components could be nothing less than hypercrafted. They could never be manually primicrafted by the relatively crude methods of the old-time horse-drawn carriage builders. And therefor nearly all of the mass-produced products that support the current life-style of the first world are hypercrafted to a fairly high degree. Many people living in the third world possess very few, if any, such hypercrafted mass produced products. Obviously the possession of hypercrafted products signalizes first world status.
5:.0 Clearly the most astute and intrepid trend analysts unanimously agree that the Western world is rapidly approaching a social and economic collapse. How will these former first world inhabitants respond when they find themselves bereft of all their status signaling hypercrafted possessions?
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