Friday, February 14, 2020

On Medium: Technological Utopia and the Roots of Inequality

This article is about why we're still so unequal despite the socialist promise of technological advancement.


  1. I'd add that we might want to distinguish between art and the art establishment. Although originality was important in early modern art, as it signified genius or the pushing of the boundaries of the medium, novelty is currently important to art institutions for economic reasons, I think, because originality helps create fads that can be marketed.

    It's hard to say what the purpose of art itself should be. I think art should redeem the monstrosity of nature, by taking nature in some uplifting, artificial, anti-natural direction, but it's not obvious what that direction is.

  2. Silicon valey will not save us, the rich have a problem, or they share with the unemployed or murder them.

    Your ideas about a technologically advanced society seem wrong and fatalistic, at least if one studies and understands what the Venus Project could be like.