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Re: <nettime> Autonomy and Control in the Era of Post-Privacy
John Young on Wed, 7 Jul 2010 03:52:20 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Autonomy and Control in the Era of Post-Privacy


The opiate of the intellectual elite is to know it all, "all" being the drug
of desire to be deity with a god's eye brimming with what is worth
knowing, the rest insignificantly contemptuous.

Having it all varies as the total, the comprehensive, the summation,
the fully embracing scheme to replicate, plagiarize, ape, the giants
of deep and vast thinking who have had no raison d'etre except to
imagine the whole, entire, give or take 99% of humankind, shebang
of their times.

No matter each is later ridiculed, or more often valorized and hyped
and taught unreflectively, for vainglorizing, in our day resume inflating,
the futile effort to oversee a chimera confected to banish fear of the
incomprehensible, i.e., to have no compensable employment.

For every dietic, heroic, grand aggregation of the day's best visions
of "being and time," there is a countervailing destruction, debunking,
of the compulsion, even insane, to hold it all in a mind drunk on
pretentiousness. Adherents, believers, naysayers, bloom for both
pathologies.

The 99.9% are "ignorant" of "all" this, meaning it couldn't give a shit
that a tiny priesthood is determined to think it all through once and
for all, goddam it, listen up.

So what do you think about this, any chance of it snagging a paid
invite?

Another asshole, huh?


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