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Dystopia and the Surveillance State

“Surveillance capitalism unilaterally claims human experience as free raw material for translation into behavioral data.”― Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism “Throughout history, social control has been inseparable from the harvesting of personal information.”—Josh Chin and Liza Lin, Surveillance …

Dystopia and the Surveillance State

No Shortage of Profit:
Technological Change, Chip ‘Shortages’, and Capital Accumulation
in the Semiconductor Business

Semiconductor technology and semiconductor firms do not exist in a vacuum – they are enmeshed in complex ways with social forces outside the control of any dominant group. The interests of the semiconductor business cannot wholly escape the influence of …

No Shortage of Profit:
Technological Change, Chip ‘Shortages’, and Capital Accumulation
in the Semiconductor Business

Arthur Kroker/Nick Land: Accelerationist Capitalization

Arthur Kroker: Accelerationist Capitalization A friend mentioned to me that Kroker was for the Left what Nick Land is for the neo-reaction, the hyperstitional mythographer of capitalization as an alien entity gathering steam year by year through acceleration of the …

Arthur Kroker/Nick Land: Accelerationist Capitalization

The Suicidal Civilization: Technopessimism and the Coming Collapse

…suicide is the decisive political act of our times.― Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Precarious RhapsodyIt is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.― Emile Cioran, The Trouble with being Born Base materialism begins in the tomb, a world …

The Suicidal Civilization: Technopessimism and the Coming Collapse

Our Past, Our Future: Posthuman, Inhuman, and Transhuman Philosophies and Technologies

As Patrick Lee Miller in his book Becoming God: Pure Reason in Early Greek Philosophy the central goal of the pre-Socratics through Plato was the ancient notion of becoming “divine and immortal”. Over the past couple decades, I’ve toyed with …

Our Past, Our Future: Posthuman, Inhuman, and Transhuman Philosophies and Technologies

Subjectivity and Machines: From Adorno to Deleuze/Guattari

1) Subjectivity: Adorno and Günther Anders The dividuum is the mockery of the anti-narcissist. It is the spawn of the hyper-dialectic. One divides into two. If the narcissist can only lose himself twice in the mirror image, in that the …

Subjectivity and Machines: From Adorno to Deleuze/Guattari

Notes on Anwar Shaikh:  Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

The systemic order of the capital economy is generated in and by continuous disorder: just as order cannot be equated with the optimum of regularity, disorder cannot be identified with the absence of order or with pure chaos. According to …

Notes on Anwar Shaikh:  Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

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