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Re: <nettime> Franco Berardi & Geert Lovink: A call to the Army of Love
Morlock Elloi on Sun, 16 Oct 2011 22:42:18 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Franco Berardi & Geert Lovink: A call to the Army of Love and t...

The imposed stupidification and mass production of Deltas works when
wealth distribution is contigent on having majority of population
operate on manufactured needs, in the resource-abundant environment.

The energy-poor future, if that is indeed the relevant one (it sounds
like the last hope of impotent progressives), will not favor stupidity
(try to imagine your average consumer having to solve a moderate
puzzle to get access to Twinkies.) Less technology also means more
equality, and the acumulated knowledge, freed from being absorbed in
'internet startups', can bring a renaissance.

In this sense your hypothesis is an utopia, not dystopia.

> The future will likely mean (more) stupid humans: then less overall
> humans who are still (and increasingly) stupid.

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