Sunday, February 14, 2021

NYT: Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. 
New Yorker: Inside the Making of Facebook’s Supreme Court

They're the same story.

Klonick previously, and Alexander.  Arendt's discussion of philosophers' love of death.
Futurism is always fascism.

Things I hadn't read. Two from 2013. No surprises 
TechCrunch: Geeks for Monarchy.
Salon: Silicon Valley Dreams of Succession.

Aaron Swartz, Fascism, Futurism and Data Culture, Law, Liberals Make Nihilism Attractive, Make it Idiot-Proof, Philosophy, Politics, Transhumanism and Transgender, Utopia and Intentional Communities
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Alexander/Siskind's racism. And scroll here. Searching for a quote, this was always there for people to find.
Even though I like both basic income guarantees and eugenics, I don’t think these are two things that go well together – making the income conditional upon sterilization is a little too close to coercion for my purposes. Still, probably better than what we have right now.

Like Tyler Cowen's fantasies, hidden in plain sight, or just acceptable until now. 

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