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from AI Risk
  • Accelerationism acknowledges capitalism/technology as an insanely powerful force, but there is no hope in opposing it or trying to tame it. Not sure what their program is – surfing the wave until it crashes? They are tightly linked with neoreaction which advocates "monarchy", by which they mean a single, all-powerful nexus of power. I guess that is another approach to social agency, albeit a ridiculous one.
from Meditations on Meditations on Moloch
  • (see naturalist agency. But where Landian Accelerationism is basically about the inevitablity of Gnon and preaches surrender to it (that's how it eventually merged with neoreaction); Scott still believes we can somehow escape
from AI risk ≡ capitalism
  • See Accelerationism, which also had this insight long ago, but they have chosen to embrace the antihuman properties of both technology and capitalism.
from Nick Land
  • variously described as 'rabid nihilism', 'mad black Deleuzianism', ' Accelerationism ', and 'cy­bergothic'.
    • That's from his own jacket blurb.
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Accelerationism

08 Mar 2021 09:21 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • An ideology out of the Nick Land / CCRU universe, which (insofar as I understand it, which isn't much) acknowledges the equation of AI and capitalism, but scoffs at the attempts to somehow hold back the impending changes.
    • There’s only really been one question, to be honest, that has guided everything I’ve been interested in for the last twenty years, which is: the teleological identity of capitalism and artificial intelligence. I’ve tried arguing about this in very different spaces, and with very different people, and it obviously produces a lot of stimulating friction, wherever you do it – but it’s a sort of fundamental thesis that’s becoming more and more persuasive to me.
      • He cites Kevin Kelly's Out of Control, interestingly. I never connected those two thinkers because the vibe is so different, but I guess it's obvious.
    • Gnon, the reversed acronym of Nature or Nature’s God, is the quasi-anthropomorphic reification of the natural law and teleology of our universe, whether supernatural or emergent. Gnon tends (“tends” being the important operative word in teleology) overall to favor forms most able to optimize for their own continued existence and spread, and of course to favor the universal tendency to entropy. Or rather, these things tend to happen for the usual reasons, and we name that tendency “Gnon”. **The study of Gnon is to the highest level of abstraction (teleology)** as the study of physics is to the lowest level of abstraction (mechanistic physical law).