Acid Horizon

Effective Accelerationism: Nick Land for Tech Bros

December 20, 2023 Acid Horizon
Acid Horizon
Effective Accelerationism: Nick Land for Tech Bros
Show Notes

Adam and Craig are joined by Mattie Colquhoun (@xenogothic) to discuss the nature of accelerationism and its latest attempt at a fashionable revival: so called "effective accelerationism" or e/acc. For this we read the "Techno-optimist Manifesto" Marc Andreessen's argument for  the total unleashing of technology and capital to maximize wealth creation for the species. We trace the influences of the text from Land to Nietzsche and illustrate how the text fails to understand its own influences, and in doing so reveals itself as the latest ideological vapor emanating from a neoliberalism in crisis.

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