Futurists from the 20th century predicted that labor saving devices would make leisure abundant. According to the great economist John Maynard Keynes, the big challenge would be that… Rather than…
— Read on medium.com/accelerated-intelligence/google-director-of-engineering-this-is-how-fast-the-world-will-change-in-ten-years-6f1e653b5374
— I am always intrigued when theorists use the word “we” — and a bit skeptical.
I am pretty conscious in my writing when I use “we”. I’m not perfect, though. But I try to use “I” when I cannot be sure I am talking about “us”, and I try to use “we” only when I am talking about an experience of the reader that should have been aroused through the reading. For example; as I make an argument or describe a situation, I will use the “we” to indicate where the reader should be in their conceptualization of matter discussed, as a sort of check in to see if everyone is on board.
The linked post I have to question, simply because it is obvious to me that the “we” he is writing about does not include me.
Much of what he assumes in the “we accelerating”, the symptoms and reactions/responses, I have not, nor do I experience. I understand that many people can relate to what he is saying — I do understand that people can identify with his panic, yes, but the way he is saying it sounds like he is overextending the experience of being human, as well then, overextending the possibility of what he sees as so terrible.
He is actually talking about “them”.
It is for those he is talking about, and that reality they live in, that brings me to have compassion for those poor souls.
I just can’t help but feel for them because it seems that they have been sold a bill of goods, and it feels better about it is they look around as see “us”.
But they are really only seeing what they are able to see.
It is “us” in so much as they might hope, but it is really “them” who are, supposedly, going to suffer from this ideological acceleration.
This is why I feel it is my responsibility to help people.
From my vantage point, everything is changing all the time and at the same rate. Hence, the view upon the world is a particularly cosmological view, an incorporated view which sees in the events of the world a correspondence with what is being felt, as these emotions inform his one is able to think about themselves and the world.
It is not therefore ‘the world’ or society that these people are talking about; rather, it is thier own sense of Being. In the same way as certain congregations of institutional religions throughout history have seen that the world is going to end in various ways and according to various evidences and proofs, so it is with the ideal of acceleration.
It is individual ontological perception, not existential foundation
Every generation has its reasons for the shittiness. That’s what being a modern human is.
We are Only gonna die From our own arrogance
That it is The arrogance itself which sets up a system of knowing which perpetually “kills itself” as its own ideological teleology.
How could hell be any worse than to live in a self-reflected world that you see as The Real world ?
…Maybe read some Slavoj Zizek.x