Loose Ends

General page for random stuff I find interesting / stay thoughts

org/acc stuff

org/acc? accelerationism through developing better methods for organizing - we're still trying to figure out how to bring how we organized wikipedia into the physical world.

[Robert Conquests 3 laws of politics

  1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
  2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing. (right being anti-state/left being pro state?)
  3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.


Free Market Communism

Possible to merge mises praxology with baseline communism?

Open source AI software, how does it shape up, might it be accelerated if there is a glut of programmers and UBI?

recycling, possible to make it zero-marginal if using renewable energy & supply chains are neglible?


memes as ideology signifiers go through a rapid selection process (imageboard meme dumps, upvote / downvote systems also endear to an evolutionary process)

memes as a sort of a post-left method of organizing?? (maybe??)
but also memes as an inherently unstable organizational glue

more complex memes have a less rapid selection process, maybe even development is surpressed due to the speed of modernity and the noise present


progressivism as aristocratic/marginal reaction to complexity


class warfare stuff in the 19th century
ww1/2 and regimentation
progressivism and fascism
60s, advertising embraces counterculture (conquest of cool), new left class warfare, critique of organization
decline of democracy, rise of neoliberalism
culture shock as the internet comes about
reaction to accelerating modernity on left/right, complete meltdown/regression as both try to grapple with 21C problems. Few valiant attempts to do so.

conclusion all old forms of politics are outmoded (some less then others), only people on the (liberal) left who actually have a clue are science fiction writers (stross, doctorow), wait until the exponential curve hits diminishing returns before even thinking about claiming a solid political position.

post-civ / LWMA synthesis

the demand response demand push economy, using zero margianl cost energy through onpeak renewables to perform automated tasks

similarties between the two, karsons notes on recycling, karsons hatered of roads / mass production, permaculture, moving towards bauwens style p2p economy

markets as a way to navigate a collasping economy? Can Paradise Made in Hell environment last longterm / survive additional shocks / scarcity?

collective action and protocols

open source toolkit for deciding on organizing protocols