I decided to diagram out my entire thesis. As you can see it resembles a gigantic chain reaction of causality. The beginning of this chain is the "rift" produced by technology driving ahead faster than the genetics of humans can keep up. Nearly every essay on this site is an exposition on one tiny portion of that chain reaction. Something like the diagram below has been held in my imagination since day one, and has guided the entire development of this site. If it often seems that I am rambling it is only because I am converting diagrammatic information into lineal (line by line) information. This imagined diagram guides everything I write.
You can click on the orange links to move around the thesis.
It has taken > 2 years to get to this point.