Doctor Gno II

The Kokomo is meant to be a sort of home base, where travel enthusiasts can jet off in their helicopters or boats — or submersible yachts. Migaloo also has a concept for a yacht-submarine hybrid that super-villains probably can’t wait to get their hands on. Seriously, this company is inspiring us to come up with so many movie plots. (Source.)

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From ABC: “No more being stuck in one spot. This private island floats. … The island — which will feature a penthouse, jungle deck with waterfall and an alfresco dining area — would be the first in the world to run on its own power, according to the company. … The inclusion of vertical gardens, palm trees and even a shark-feeding station ‘add more natural elements to the nautical island,’ according to the company.”

Exit technologies are going to be difficult to stop.

Hard security still needs some work, which is why the Bond Villain theme arises so predictably. Inter-state level deterrence capability can only be a matter of time. To quote deep-cover neoreactionary basilisk sorcerer Eliezer Yudkowsky: “Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.” So all that’s needed is patience.

Doctor Gno is a cold type. He’ll calmly wait for as long as necessary to operationalize the escape strategy (but hopefully not much longer).

“Shark-feeding” or throwing people out of helicopters — is it even a question?

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  • Doctor Gno II | Neoreactive Says:

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  • michael Says:

    I still like having Putin give us Kalingrad as an economic zone itll drive davos nuts

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    Posted on April 21st, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply | Quote
  • TheDividualist Says:

    >Exit technologies are going to be difficult to stop.

    I think any Carrier Battle Group could bomb fifty of these to pieces before breakfast.

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    admin Reply:

    That’s why deterrent capability is required.

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    michael Reply:

    while i think Kalingrad solves the military issue more simply these things could have the new mini nuclear reactors for power and that makes bombing them touchy.

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    Mariani Reply:

    The Cathedral’s moral restraint can be its own weakness

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    You’re assuming the Cathedral will still be in charge, and not merely an angry hungry mob.

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    Alrenuos Reply:

    Even with the Cathedral, “They’re filming child porn on that island.”

    An angry hungry mob appears! It’s super effective!

    michael Reply:

    Bret outline the scenario where the Cathedral gives up power, there is no collapse that they will not simply use as an excuse for a stronger hand.
    The whole globalism project in case you havnt figured it out is to prevent exit from anywhere. China is being woven into the financial fabric even if it gains military autonomy its interests will be to play along to get along, They are not going to let you have space anymore than antarctica or these oil platforms.There is a small window still and china russia and a few others seem to see the writing on the wall they and the other rufusnik nations are the potential allies of the right.

    GC Reply:

    I know it might sound all very Metal Gear, but possession of a WMD might make any potential state-based attacker think twice.

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    Alan J. Perrick Reply:

    Park it in friendly waters of a country that the Cathedral dare not attack so blatantly.

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  • August Hurtel Says:

    They will still be at the mercy of whoever controls the satellites, unless they are willing to implement the Kessler syndrome on purpose. That would mean really giving up on universalism.

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    These would require not just defensive capability, but the ability to manufacture everything that they need.

    Short of Star Trek style replicators, that will be difficult. In addition, first world people have a bad record of fighting against third world groups (Mongols, VC, ISIS) who are willing to take huge casualties for pyrrhic victories.

    Another risk is reproduction. How many people can afford these? And how do they earn income, which they will presumably need to maintain them? A thousand people in an ocean somewhere — and my guess is these gadgets favor shallow i.e. territorial waters — is too easily wiped out by a single storm, nuke or even fuel-air explosive.

    All interesting questions.

    I remember William Gibson being fascinated by floating communities in one of his recent novels. In it, the community was infiltrated by spies from the outside world. In his view, a destructive future occurs, and then manipulates people in the past to try to avoid that fate.

    And to think, it could have all been avoided by negating the poisonous Asiatic idea of equality!

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    admin Reply:

    My (tech-comm) assumption is that they would be highly-dynamic trading platforms. A more survivalist orientation would probably look for a very different basic design.

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    Kwisatz Haderach Reply:

    It could be a free economic zone that finds a niche in providing indispensable anti-Narrative goods and services anti-to powerful elites of patron countries.

    Like a Guantanamo Bay except for geneering, cybernetic self-modifications, free market organs, drug- and sex- based monkey debauchery, art, music, and cultivation of the human spirit.

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    John Reply:

    If it involves people with CRISPR manufactured gills behind their ears then I’m in. Soil is Bitcoin 3.0

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    “In addition, first world people have a bad record of fighting against third world groups (Mongols, VC, ISIS)”

    Wrong on all three counts.

    1. Mongols didn’t even fight civilized groups until they got to Poland and only ever conquered other third world groups.

    2. Vietnam wasn’t a war between the US military and the VC (who could never defeat anybody) but between the US military and the US State department. The US military were in fact the underdogs by a huge margin in this conflict.

    3. No first world country (except Russia, which has been doing remarkably well) is fighting IS. Only Iran, Assad’s forces and the Kurds have actually engaged IS. IS and Israel never engage and are in effect united against their mutual Shiite enemy. US hasn’t really engaged with IS at all, and via KSA, Qatar and Turkey is effectively aligned with them.

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    EIC Reply:

    With regards to the Mongols, I think Jin and Song China would really take umbrage with that characterization. In 1270, China was far more advanced than Europe. Europe benefited greatly from not being conquered by Mongols and getting access to their technological developments.

    I think the Mongols are very different than ISIS and the VC. They have more in common with the USG in the early 1900’s than anything else; in that they conquered and devastated the world.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    “I think Jin and Song China would really take umbrage with that characterization”

    Point taken, but I’m not against a gratuitous sideswipe at Jin Song here and there, the historical record notwithstanding.

    Garr Reply:

    “Poisonous Asiatic idea of equality” — You’re better than the guy you’re borrowing this sort of talk from, because you don’t froth at the mouth with hatred and don’t want to mass-murder people or work/starve them to death … right? In fact, the Asiatics you have in mind are egalitarian only to the extent that they’ve been “poisoned” by the Greek-mystery-cult-idea of equality-through-participation-in-the-dying-god’s-agony; the unpoisoned Asiatics-in-question are extremely hierarchical (and patriarchal); among them, the most powerful men are the greatest scholars.

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  • Abelard Lindsey Says:

    The thing is, its not just the liberal/left who is hostile to Exit. Much of the alt-right/neo-reaction people also seem hostile to Exit. You’d think they would know better.

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    wu-wei Reply:

    I don’t see how NRx could be antagonistic towards exit. NRx reaching for Exit is almost a tautology, just like NRx and Politics is an oxymoron. ‘No True Scotsman’ perhaps, but if either of these propositions don’t seem obvious, I don’t know why anyone would bother to call themselves a “neoreactionary”. The Alt-Right seems like a better fit for such people.

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    Kwisatz Haderach Reply:

    Alt-right people – yes.
    NRx people – no.

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    michael Reply:

    if alt right now means alt Reich who cares what they want but if we are talking about the whole ethno leg of the trichotomy might be worth listening to.
    If opposed to entry means opposed to third world immigration and the belief that multi european cultures are a proven civilizational success the Hajinal line be damned and that incorporating non whites has proven to be fatal, then they have a point.If by opposed to exit you mean opposed to surrendering thousands of years of civilization to niggers again they have a point, if it means they are skeptical the Cathedral will give up power because some banks fail or that they will allow the best and brightest and richest to leave, then they have a point and you haven’t understood what globalization is about its the planet california you cant check out you cant take it with you racist. its absurdly ludicrous to think they are going to let you walk off to antarctica the above platform space or cyber space with state property remember AICC and america is the world almost.Any technology you think will allow you to play John Galt they will have first and better. Why because they can print money open any door computer etc and own the hearts and minds of the young.
    Its not that exit isnt a great tactic sometimes but its usefulness is coming to an end at least in the obvious sense. in the Solszhenitzsyn sense it has a bit more time. both types could be extended if and only if they were taken as seriously as a revolutionary force would in other words immediate intelligence, planning,sabotage,infiltration, propaganda,and technological inovation. This neednt have anything to do with democracy populism etc simp0ly the recognition the door is closing on opposing the cathedral and immediate action is required to keep it open. even if its for exit strategy.
    Personally I think the cathedral is brilliant and simply needs pwning. Its the furthest thing from democracy democracy is its legitimizing meme its as moldbug pointed out an elite run power market. but it has a really great military espionage system and most of the worlds real estate if it were run properly it would be unbeatable a boot on the face of democracy forever.
    Honestly if you cant figure out how to take it from the fags that have it youre not worthy and couldnt build a new culture even if the cathedral would let you.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    I’d say the Alt-right is more pointedly hostile to Entry.

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    wu-wei Reply:

    Maybe I’m stupid and not getting it, but what does “entry” even mean in this context?

    As far as I care, the only useful definition of the “Alt-right” (since it’s clearly not a political party per se) is that it is the part of the “outer-right” which assumes it can get what it wants from Politics. Personally, I suspect the result of that experiment will be LITERALLY (figuratively) HITLER. Not that the odds are much in their favor anyway.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    ‘Maybe I’m stupid and not getting it, but what does “entry” even mean in this context?’

    I’m calling mass immigration from the Third World to the first (ie moving to greener pastures) ‘Entry’ to try to indicate the parallel with Exit. Even if most of the Alt-right isn’t necesarily opposed to Exit, in the sense of British philosophers leaving Britain to go to Shanghai, it’s pretty much unanimously opposed to Somalian aspiring rappers moving to Europe, US, Australia, etc. The only reason I can see why the Alt-right would therefore be opposed to Exit tout court is that it’s impossible to universalize Exit without permitting Entry as well. This is where the Alt-right are still universalists in a sense while NRx are not.

    wu-wei Reply:

    Got it.

    Of course, even in some sort of neocam patchwork world (however that would even work), universalizing exit in the sense of each sovereign ALLOWING exit, doesn’t mean that any other particular sovereign has to universally ACCEPT entry.

    Just because I’m selling apples doesn’t mean anyone is forced to buy any. And if you want exit, but no one wants to take you, tough luck.

    But I can understand why the nationalists in particular would be opposed to any potential ‘brain drain’ effect.

    Aeroguy Reply:

    Just like how we can have unemployed people, we have unnationalized people who don’t belong to any nation/state/tribe/gang/authority, ranging from feral barbarian to someone who’s shopping for a new state.

    michael Reply:

    because they want the same immigration policies of japan ?

    wu-wei Reply:

    @michael

    If that was actually achievable this late in the game, I’d throw my vote in with the Republicans each and every election. That assumes that the GOPe, aka Chamber of Commerce, CATO, etc.; had actually shown any inclination whatsoever to actually limit third world immigration.

    As for Japan, well, they’ve managed to retain their ethnic sovereignty so far, and good luck to them; unfortunately, I doubt they can hold out forever.

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  • Kwisatz Haderach Says:

    I keep coming back to drool at the OP.

    I WANT IT!

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  • SVErshov Says:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand

    or keep it anchored and declare it micronation

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    wu-wei Reply:

    The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in force since 1994 states “Artificial islands, installations and structures do not possess the status of islands. They have no territorial sea of their own, and their presence does not affect the delimitation of the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone or the continental shelf”
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    Power may grow out of the barrel of a gun, but perhaps sovereignty is designated by the tip of an ICBM.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    still, it has an opportunity to go down into history as a first nation who adopted cryptocurrecy.

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  • Raymund Eich Says:

    No no no, you have the target market all wrong. These are intended for Davos Man, so he can live in luxury on the high seas while the collapse resulting from his failed policies wrecks the continents. Think mineshafts in Dr. Strangelove.

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    Skilluminati Reply:

    Agreed. Dr. Gno is either embedded in the urban sprawl where density itself provides cover & power, or he’s in the mountains like any other rebel.

    Anyone comfortable drinking on the patio of their Kokomo compound is on very friendly terms with the Eye in the Sky. Billionaires playing Clooney.

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    Herbert Z. Oinlein Reply:

    No, no, no, Nick Land has always yearned for the Davos crowd as his market. The policies are not failing. “Wreckage” (fungibility) is the goal. The mine shafts in Dr. Strangelove are not cloisters, they are front-row seats to the spectacle.

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    admin Reply:

    If that were true, you’d think I might have inserted quite a bit more “making the world a better place” bullshit (mandatory requirement for Davos chum). It’s not as if that’s hard to do.

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  • Xoth Says:

    I can see these things set up off Dubai, Singapore or similar locations. Constructed by “Migaloo Private Submersible Yachts” indicates there may already be a related Bondean market in action.

    The real players, however, prefer to embed in a continental-size platform with aircraft carriers, ICBMs, assassins that can be projected over most of the world at will, a reserve currency, international institutions, loose public morals and whatnot at their disposal, all implemented at a respectful distance. A big ranch in the middle of a big pretty empty state or perhaps a private island in Hawaii, with outposts in the urban parts.

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  • spandrell Says:

    If the Cathedral has read its Sun-Tzu it will play billionaires one against each other. See Bill Gates’ platform launching missiles against Carlos Slim, Soros living in a nuclear submarine, etc.

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    michael Reply:

    uh the cathedral is the billionairs the whole point of their clubthedral is stability, they intend to breed the Anthony Burgess olive race of one religion one world they have found common cause with the marxists and are now indistinguishable billionairs are marxists and marxists are billionairs one big family anyone not working to expand the family is an enemy, difference is anathema

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  • Alan J. Perrick Says:

    Sun-Tzu

    L.O.L., spot the Asia-phile.

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  • SVErshov Says:

    [from other current ] but the sake of archipelago singaling Edouard Glissant has the to be mentioned here. it reflect also on fact that justification of Exit cant based on one single argument that ‘no exit’ is evil. as Glissant shown Voice can serve the purpose of survival too.

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  • grey enlightenment Says:

    for an offshore rig, def. shark feeding.

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  • Skilluminati Says:

    Just hit me that this is a pre-fab Minerva Reef:

    http://innovationpatterns.blogspot.com/2016/04/04-24-2016-kokomo-dreaming.html

    Definitely solves most of the problems Michael Oliver faced; definitely creates some fun new ones.

    I wonder if the Tongan Amnesty Brigade is still camped out there? Or, at least, their bones.

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