[FoRK] Static ec-static intensities of superlative techno-transcendentalizing futurology
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Sun Jun 3 09:57:30 PDT 2012
There's only two futures, neo-liberal-collectivist Borg where free
society is smothered by Orwellian authoritarianism or
neo-liberal-classicist triviality where we put the pillow over our own
heads as we smother ourselves with amusement with more and better
meaningless distractions and pursuits.
Anyone see any other way off this highway?
On 6/3/2012 9:40 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> So bad it's good.
> On 6/2/12 9:49 PM, Gary Stock wrote:
>> I was relieved to see Brandon and Jay critique Carrico's outlandishly
>> pretentious style -- so I didn't have to go over there and do it.
>> On 6/2/12 3:00 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>>> Heh. Disasterbatory. " Post-Transhumanist reformation" "mehum (mere
>>> human) sheeple types"
>>> 'And when I declare that the more assertively "techno-transcendental"
>>> varieties of futurological discourse (like the transhumanists, the
>>> singularitarians, the techno-immortalists, the nano-cornucopians, the
>>> digital-utopians) are simply extreme and hyperbolic variations of
>>> mainstream neoliberal global developmental policy discourse and
>>> mainstream marketing, advertising, and PR forms, this latter claim
>>> shouldn't be seen as undermining the first. Because there is an
>>> unmistakably faith-mobilizing pseudo-transcendentalizing strain to be
>>> discerned in this very PR marketing imaginary, deranging us from our
>>> present distress into a yearning toward consumer techno-futures
>>> bathed in pastels and robots and cars and DNA helices and chocolate
>>> and glossy hair and youthful skin and golden sex.'
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