One thing that stood out to me as we talked today about the aspects of the Global Frequency organization was how each agent was called upon in each crisis. It struck me that the organization seemed to be using the people not as individuals but as resources to be utilized. They were brought “on” to the frequency because of the knowledge and expertise they represent. To follow the internet analogy, each person is like a Wikipedia article of the knowledge they possess or skill they have.
Their value also is determined by their proximity to the crisis in each issue. One notable example is with Sita in the London bomb issue. The organization tracks the activities and locations of all of its agents and Aleph will activate anyone who is in the area who can respond. Event though Sita doesn’t have the expertise to disarm a biological weapon, she is called to stop the event. Aleph then requests the agent in the CDC to give knowledge on the virus, Ebola in this case.
One final point is how each person is referred to by number. Instead of giving their name when called, they refer to themselves by their identifying number. This lends a dehumanizing aspect to their relationship with Global Frequency.
All these things in my opinion point to the notion that even though Global Frequency is an organization that in the end is trying to fix the messes left behind by previous generations, they are regarding their agents as instruments of the frequency.