[NetBehaviour] Accelerationism

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Apr 25 08:37:55 CEST 2016

On April 24, 2016 1:08:38 PM PDT, Anthony Stephenson <aps0loot at gmail.com> wrote:
>Doctors, lawyers and anyone who knows that what the market will bear
>sometimes knows no limit, will only contribute this disparity until,
>say, a personal version of something like Chile’s Cybersyn is made into
>app freely available to help each citizen of the world.

I like this example. Cyberstride (the part of Cybersyn that provided feedback on a given enterprise's day-to-day performance) was a simple Bayesian filtering algorithm. This would fit on a smart watch now with plenty of room to spare. Cybersyn was part of a project to enlarge the socially owned sector of the economy, using less than cutting-edge technology. Accelerationism needn't be techno-hype...

In contrast to quantitative projects like Cybersyn, one of the key proposals of the follow-up to the "Manifesto For An Accelerationist Politics" is support for universal basic income (as part of the welfare state). This would free people up more to concentrate on the qualitative aspect of things...

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