Repost: Nietzsche’s concept of the body as the symbol of the will

The Nietzschean body is complex structure of forces which only active ones should be strengthened for joy and freedom!

Nietzsche’s concept of the body as the symbol of the will

—- Love it! and, what are we to make of this reflection of the body when we consider that there are other bodies that are not only human bodies?

Idiots Rule

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The art world, disrupted by crypto: @deankissick on why that’s a sad thing: “The Downward Spiral: Popular Things”
(Plus- Picasso)

“What strip mining is to nature, the art market has become to culture”*…

“What strip mining is to nature, the art market has become to culture”*

The idiots rule: intelligence is what we think it is.

👽 I am an alien.x

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On The possibility of Gun Regulation

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I wonder if the idea that many Americans uphold about the right to bare arms is becoming a anachronistic ideal in consideration of all the damage and rights abuse or limiting of freedom that can now be accomplished through other means, such as better technology and behavioral and cognitive manipulation through mass digital media and propaganda. At best, it seems, such idealists could hope to accomplish is small local victories of myopic success. For, from the “bigger picture” idealist mindset, one would think that the huge money and focused intelligence toward an ulterior global goal would far out weigh any ability for even 500 thousand, say, people with assault rifles could deter.

The source of Q-anon uncovered

Through channels, the source of Q-anon yesterday was discovered to be a computer algorithm developed by an Indonesian IT firm for the purpose of investigating mass ideological control.

The algorithm, known according to “circles D” as the “cued response query AI” (hence the ‘Q-anonymous’), was borrowed out of a small and unpublicized hack into an early form of what came to be known as Grammarly for word auto-correct employed in various online instruments. The protocol for machine learning involved with how to learn spelling appears to have a close relationship to how human beings understand what constitutes a freind or family member as opposed to someone distant or merely an acquaintance.

The program was written using the same structural mechanisms as the Postmodern Generator (each time you hit ‘refresh’ it will spontaneously generate a somewhat plausible appearing argumentative paper that is completely non-sense. Check it out.)

— see my comments/blogposts about the issues and potential of AI involving this kind of technology. They are about 3 years ago, but I can’t remember the name of the posts! Lol –

According to “D leak”, the Q-anon algorithm used the discourse generating protocol similar to the PM generator yet with modified clausal semantic and contextual lineage parameters. Marketing algorithms chose the sites to begin messaging.

In short, according to the source, from the apparent effectiveness of the Sokal Hoax and others similar, it was hypothesized that the syntax strength (and semantic coherence) of the discourse generation if reduced might be even more effective at generating assent and agreement than the PM generator, or the Sokal paper. As well, due to the loose restraints of the common internet and the ideal of free speech and communication of ideas, along with the general intellectual lack of purpose, ignorance and ‘desire to be in the know’ which characterizes most regular (non-academic) person involvements, such enigmatic assertions might serve to function as a kind of social cohesion catalyst not dissimilar to that which arise and are implemented by institutional religion, cults, or any ideological group for that matter

It appears to have been more of a success than anticipated, for, what actually occurred was a social cohesion which, as part of the cohesion, saw an “other” which was limiting freedom (and being non-patriotic) whereas the algorithm was indeed functioning (in a way) to control people’s ability to form sensibly linked ideas which then motivated them to cohere and then toward action. The actual activity, though, was not anticipated, and most likely, D imagined, will be part of the next phase of the CRQ endeavor, if not some other firm’s.

The source of this information requested to remain, of course, anonymous.

I, myself, know nothing.

But it is indeed interesting. To say the least!

Digital is the License for Waste

If we thought that human beings were wasteful and destroying our own planet as well of ourselves, we have to weigh this notion against the fact of what computers and digital technology has done for humanity: it is given us a license to be even more wasteful than we ever were.

When we consider that despite our ecological ethics and idealisms, the fact that human beings continually produce things under the name of progress that generate exponentially more waste and A corresponding attitude which compensates for that generational excess (call conventional philosophy) we might realize that the sensible conclusion is that we are not destroying anything nor ruining any and ecology at all, but just fulfilling our niche in the greater universe as we only are able to. Accordingly, we will never destroy ourselves, we will always endure and excel. That’s what human beings do. 

Consider intellectual generation itself. Personally, I do not think that we are thinking anything more than we ever have, and I don’t think we’re thinking better than we ever have as a species; however, the digital revolution has allowed us to believe through the sheer ability to produce text, that we are creating “More intelligentce”, or whatever you would call it. The sheer vast and huge amount of textual production it’s a waste. That’s just a fact. It allows us to view the world as if we are thinking more, thinking better; having more ideas to contemplate is surely better, isn’t it?  

But in the brute fact, it is just a generation of things for the sake of generating things. Of course, we put them to use. But just think about how many computer processors we have to generate, how much more solar panels we have to generate, how much more fuel, how much more energy we have to generate in order to sustain all this text, all this “great thinking”, all the “personal expression”.

The simple fact is that human beings generate more and more waste every hour of the day, exponentially more than we did the day before. 

No judgement. Just an ask for an acceptance of reality.