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Re: <nettime> The secret financial market only robots can see
Newmedia on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:12:28 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> The secret financial market only robots can see


Felix:
 
> What has happened through financialization is not the rise of
> machines, or some creation of intelligent forms of agency beyond
> human comprehension.
 
Who said any of this is "beyond" comprehension?  If you choose to not  even 
try to understand something, for your own reasons of *dogma* (such as  
SCOT), the initial reasons for which have long been forgotten, then what does  
that tell us about "forms of agency"?
 
It is the "machines" that are *spying* on us -- not humans.  It is the  
"machines" that are taking our jobs -- not humans (now that wage arbitrage is  
declining).
 
As George Dyson illustrates in his "Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the  
Digital Universe," something *qualitatively* different has been invented.
 
Why is that so difficult to grasp?
 
Mark Stahlman
Brooklyn NY





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