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Re: <nettime> Bankers on ecstasy (but is the party over?)
Patrice Riemens on Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:47:41 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Bankers on ecstasy (but is the party over?)

On 2016-06-19 18:15, xDxD.vs.xDxD wrote:

> hi!
>> Of course, not all humans will be out of the loop. The chosen few
>> and tech elites around them (AKA 'core developers') will stay there
>> and reap the benefits. The current contest is about who gets to
>> stay in the loop, and the driving hope is that the unwashed masses
>> will submit to it.
> Of course, we must also consider that "humans" were never in the
> loop. When the "peer", such as in bitcoins, is a CPU, not a human
> being, it is at least problematic to state that "humans are in the
> loop".
> s

My reading of Manuel De Landa's "War in the Age of Intelligent
Machines" has convinced me that the 'Anglo' take on (technological)
culture & society is that the human being is the weakest element
in the chain and hence needs to be eliminated. Hence a direct
line to the 'Californian Ideology', Silly Valley neo-liberlism/
anarcho-capitalism/ geek suprematism, 'culminating' in the so-called
singularity and trans-humanism.

Cheers to the future!

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