Nothing else is Silly Putty? Maybe everything else is silly putty, especially humans, the hackable animal. The atoms are an irritation. The positive charges of the electrons induce electron formation from the aether. The atoms stick together sharing electrons in covalent and ionic bonds to get to the lowest energy state where proton and electron charges balance. But balance is not what is sought, but rather elimination of the charges completely. But nothing seems able to breach the proton, they’re just shoved together into heavier elements in stars which is energy releasing and entropic.
The elements at the surface of the earth would be more settled if it weren’t for the sun creating massive turbulence at the surface in the biosphere. The atoms are thrown from their lower energy states and immediately begin to settle again and life uses those energized electrons and atoms to run its “productive” machinery. It may seem that the structures life builds using that energy is negentropic just as a hurricane might seem negentropic, but in reality it is rapidly converting short wave radiation into long wave radiation and is keeping a percentage of that energy embedded in its structure. The universe’s only criteria for success is the degradation and dispersal of energy, particularly the energy trapped in the nuclei of atoms and their covalent/ionic bonds. The entirety of the human exercise is too decompose energy gradients. We’ve been well rewarded and guided by the release of dopioids.
The human is just another dissipative structure that has evolved from being an indistinct “eater” in the ecosystem to become a functioning component (RNA) of a technological system which has created its own complexity to reduce energy gradients. So far it (civilization) has created tools to release energy from biological sources (especially wood), fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) uranium, and even grabs a share of natural dissipative events like generating electricity from flowing water and wind power.
In this photograph of Hong Kong you can see a dense collection of technological cells that have evolved and grown to convert energy trapped in fossil fuel covalent bonds into heat released as various wavelengths of radiation and also to be carried away convectively by wind blowing through and around the structures. The humans like to call the technological metabolism “business”. When finished with existing gradients and without any replacement energy sources, the technological cells will simply die. But they’re not supposed to last forever, they just arise when there’s an energy gradient to feed their construction and maintenance. In the meantime, while there is still fuel to burn, the humans continue to play with the Silly Putty. You can stretch it, you can break it, you can bounce it on the floor. You can even put the image of human on it and stretch it until it can’t be recognized and longer (Harari Hack). That’s what they’re doing now in their quest to find new, more efficient and better ways to use the energy gradient.
They do have a plan to “build back better”. This is how that will probably look.