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Here's my notes from brainstorming e/acc Heroes in OG e/acc Chat:
Malcolm McLean, father of the shopping container
Arthur C Clarke
"More than just industrialists, we should mention the great thinkers who created the underpinnings of a pro-technology ideology."
This article is copied and reposted from the https://effectiveaccelerationism.substack.com/, for increased accessibility and discussion space. Authored by @e/acc (substack).
Welcome to the e/acc substack.
e/acc has no leaders. It is designed to be robust to the attack vectors prevalent in our world. Journalism, mob rule, cancellation, and capture by simple-minded and virally memetic partisan extremist ideologies, etc. We respect anonymity.
e/acc is not right or left wing. We don’t want to see the world spiral into oblivion. This is not the accelerationism your friends on reddit are worried about. We’re optimistic about the future of technology and civilization, and we want others to feel the same.
There are very good reasons to believe that the memetics of the fashionable intellectual doomer era have been harmful to individuals, culture, and progress....
Transcribed from Marc Andresseen's Twitter Thread and also available on his Substack
“You live in a deranged age — more deranged than usual, because despite great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.” — Walker Percy
“Our species is 300,000 years old. For the first 290,000 years, we were foragers, subsisting in a way that’s still observable among the Bushmen of the Kalahari and the Sentinelese of the Andaman Islands. Even after Homo Sapiens embraced agriculture, progress was painfully slow. A person born in Sumer in 4,000BC would find the resources, work, and technology available in England at the time of the Norman Conquest or in the Aztec Empire at the time of Columbus quite familiar. Then,...
Before starting, I want to let you know that I will host a meet-up on E/ACC in Paris the 14 of September. More information here.
What’s E/ACC? At first it was a meme, distributed around Tweets, bios and Twitter spaces. Patient zero unknown. Newspapers started to talk about it, but only scratched the surface. This post is an attempt to reverse engineer E/ACC, to get its substance.
First we need to define accelerationism. Accelerationism refers to the dynamic of acceleration resulting from the positive feedback loop between technology and capital.
“The story goes like this: Earth is captured by a technocapital singularity as renaissance rationalitization and oceanic navigation lock into commoditization takeoff. Logistically accelerating techno-economic interactivity crumbles social order in auto-sophisticating machine runaway. As markets learn to...
Capitalism, Fascism, and Marxism. All 3 financial systems give weight to human capital (labor) and intellectual capital. In the AI future of our world, intellectual capital will cost pennies instead of +$100k. This idea breaks our current system of 'investing' in education at great cost, and then receiving financial benefit from it over one's life. The good thing of this is it will ideally destroy all forms of technocracy, which can be quite poorly managed with large egos, as was seen with Anthony Fauci when he said "I am THE science".
The question I ask, is what will our AI future financial system be? Will physical assets become more valuable, as they will still be valuable for the necessity of living(housing, healthcare, food production, automated manufacturing), as informational/technical things will become less valuable?
This post was originally featured on my newsletter: https://acceleration.party/newsletter/
Imagine that the Roman Empire did not fall but just became Software? If the hardware of the Empire has disappeared, its memic image has definitively survived. What if the choice of Christianism, by the very last Roman emperor Constantin, was a virus designed to upload the Empire into some sort of memetic entity?
All the events of this early XXI century hint at the decline of the US Western Empire : 9/11, the subprime crisis, the struggle of Globalism and finally Afghanistan withdrawal. The Empire has reached its maximum expansion, to use the George Bataille perspective.
The timing for Facebook Metaverse’s reveal was very specific: just one month ahead of the Afghanistan retreat. Like in 300 A.D. the hardware Empire cannot...
Note : this article was first published on my personal blog: https://acceleration.party
"We absolutely must put an end to this crazy experiment of releasing billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere."
- Elon Musk
This article looks at geoengineering, a technique critical to the future of humanity, through the eyes of Make Sunsets, one of the first start-ups daring to implement it. However, before explaining what geoengineering is, we need to define precisely the problem it is designed to alleviate: global warming.
Since the industrial revolution and until the discovery of nuclear power, mankind has massively relied on hydrocarbons as a source of energy. The consumption of these fossil fuels, ironically derived from the corpses of previous species, releases CO2, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere....
Yo, here is the first draft of the Accelerationist Party Manifesto, and I am seeking critics. I don't really know If I am serious about creating a real party, but I find the idea seducing. I will ultimately stick some print on the wall and distribute them in some web3 meetups. What do you think of it?
The European energy crisis has brought a new expression in the French's newspeak: energetic sobriety. But its counterpart is even more interesting; energetic drunkenness or l’ébriété energétique. This word, designed to shame masses, inhabits a kind of perfection. Drunkenness can be abstracted to a dopamine high, an high that can be individual, collective (as a crowd dynamic phenomena), produced by a consumption of drugs or even pure information.
And this dopamine high...