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Re: <nettime> The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)
morlockelloi on Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:07:48 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)

Where is the evidence that the present situation is not stable?

The caste systems - and we do live in one - have been known to endure for centuries (compared to them, egalitarian societies are ephemeral flashes.) The steep pyramid of ruling class/praetorian guard/token citizenry/rabble appears to be rather resilient. The talent percolates up, performs its duty, and then sinks down, like bubbles in the glass of cold Guinness.

"Let's make a website" initiatives notwithstanding, there is nothing on the horizon of reality that can disturb the ale. It's hard to see anything short of serious genetic engineering that would make egalitarian societies persist, and genetic engineers are not paid to work on that.

On 1/22/14 16:03 , Brian Holmes wrote:
I think the keyword of systemic change already exists: political
ecology. There are many people working in that direction. But the

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