What Does Twitter Have To Do With Cybernetic Ethics And Moral Capitalism?

I prepared the following webinar as a response to narratives being spun around Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Now that it’s done, with a good spit and polish by Jason, I believe it may be one of the more important presentations we’ve put together. This talk offers insight into the philosophical and technical underpinnings of today’s machine readable society. I also explore what avatar life may mean for us, sacred beings navigating a world of manufactured digital noise while attempting to curate a reality imbued with meaning and authenticity and love.

Here is a link to the slide deck. If you’re not up for the whole talk, which clocks in at about 3.5 hours, please check out the six minute clip on liberalism, positivism, and moral economic markets. As a resident of a Quaker city who lives just blocks away from Eastern State Penitentiary, a Bentham panopticon, I feel surfacing these histories as the world continues to speed up beyond our ability to integrate all this new information is one way to slow it all down and take a deep breath. Would love to know what you think.

Here’s the whole talk.

 

7 thoughts on “What Does Twitter Have To Do With Cybernetic Ethics And Moral Capitalism?

  1. Eric says:

    I’m sharing with you the below comment, forwarded to me by a friend, accompanied by a link to my own comment on a substack written a while back, by our pal el gato malo… At the risk of repeating myself, I suspect this is nothing more (among other things) than Hegelian dialectics (problem/reaction/solution) being played on the grandest of scenes.

    My comment: https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/twitter-to-accept-the-musk-bid/comment/6234276?s=r

    And then the forward from said friend:

    ——- Original Message ——-
    “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.” ~ Elon Musk, upon buying Twitter for 44 Billion.

    …and authenticating all humans…And that, my friends, is why Musk bought Twitter. How does one “authenticate all humans”? It will be very interesting to see how Musk does this. If you thought he purchased Twitter to protect free speech, then I have a bridge to sell you. He bought Twitter as a test bed for “authenticating” people, i.e. identifying individuals, and tracking them. If you cannot hide behind an alias on Twitter or FB, if no matter what avatar you use, your real identity is known and your whereabouts pinpointed, it doesn’t matter that you are “allowed” to say whatever you want. ~ Loch Wade

    “So why do I think [Musk’s] companies are fake? We’ll start with Musk’s links to Mike Griffin. Griffin was head of NASA from 2005 to 2009, but on Musk’s page we learn that Griffin also worked for In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA! That is probably the biggest red flag on the entire page. Curiously, that information has been scrubbed off Griffin’s own page. What exactly is In-Q-Tel?

    In-Q-Tel invests in high-tech companies for the sole purpose of keeping the Central Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies, equipped with the latest in information technology in support of United States intelligence capability.

    That is the key to unlocking this whole mystery, so I suggest you read it several times, to let it sink in. I suggest that not only did In-Q-Tel “invest” in all of Musk’s companies, it actually created them, and him. We know the CIA creates many front companies, since the mainstream admits it. But it is usually assumed they do this to facilitate domestic covert operations of various sorts. But we have tripped over much evidence companies are created for reasons even more fundamental to the American way. That is to say, a significant part of the US infrastructure is an illusion—an illusion created to facilitate a variety of treasury dips by the very wealthy.”

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    • 19battlehill says:

      I totally agree Elon Musk is just a character that they put out in front — he is not running or really in charge of all of these companies.

  2. Eric says:

    And I already know your thoughts, Alison, on the WEF’s actual role (or relatively minimal role, I should say ; ) )

    But lest any one was still entertaining doubts as to the underlying intentions of our most well-know Techno-Saviour, I present to you:

    https://archive.ph/wRCvZ (“Elon Musk, the chairman of Tesla Motors, the much-publicized electric sports-car company, is a new YGL (Young Global Leader).”)

  3. Kika says:

    Digital colonialism. Designed by men. ‘Men’ who are terrified of feelings, intuition, wildness, women and Nature. They want to control and/or destroy these precious things – to reduce Life to an mathematical/digital formula.

    These would-be controllers are really frightened little boys who have no hope of succeeding. Nature always finds a balance.

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Totally agree, pathetic twisted minds, unfortunately these freaks come from the predator (parasite class) which gives them power to attempt to roll out this horrific reality, if we let them get away with it then perhaps we all deserve it. We must stop them for the sake of The Natural World, the environment, animals (and the children), which they have been exploiting and wrecking for more than a Century with their Colonial depravity, these freaks need to be expunged from the face of the planet ‘forever’. Their fake narratives built around deception preying on the good will of many people truly want to protect these things.

  4. Koen van Baal says:

    What an episode… Cost me a lot. Ordered almost all of the mentioned books😎 Fantastic. Thank you. On a more serious note, this ‘spintronics’ business is really something. If you believe in the ‘sender-receiver’ information/communication model, how about the information which is connected to our DNA-‘spirals’. And what if graphene nanoparticles could actually spin our DNA any which way it is programmed, or controlled to do. Just spittballing here, and maybe it’s just science-fiction at this moment, but this surely peaks the imagination. And once that happens, you can bet your a** someone else has thought of it too…

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