Quote note (#357)


Millions of millennia ago, in our own Milky Way galaxy, but far upstream of where we are today, two neutron stars spiraled around each other, each embodying the mass of a sun but smaller and faster than a speeding planet. Each of these tiny gigaworlds, millions of times denser than our sun, had been produced, not by a mere exploding star, but by a far more powerful supernova. Each supernova, burning a nuclear fire with a far greater power density than a normal star such as our sun, had besides a neutron star also produced a cavalcade of new elements. For elements lighter than iron, this nuclear fusion releases energy; but for elements heavier than iron, including copper, silver, and gold, nuclear fusion requires a net energy input as well as astronomical power densities. Our supernovae were powerful enough to create many metals, including copper and silver, from the fusion of lighter elements. But they were not powerful enough to create gold. Gold awaited the current, far more powerful and rarer event. […] Our two stars, fortuitously set into collision course by two separate supernovae, approached each other and then, captured by each others’ gravity, entered a death spiral. They collided in an unimaginable explosion, unleashing a power density far greater than that of a mere supernova and trillions of times greater than if a mere mountain-sized asteroid had hit the earth. The collision was so intense that it created a black hole and a burst of extremely high energy light called gamma rays. Escaping the black hole along with the gamma rays was a spray of new, heavier metals, including gold. This gold-rich cloud in part expanded and in part coalesced, participating in the subsequent formation of new solar systems, including our own. Due to this collision of rare intensity, our unusual solar system was seeded with astronomically rare heavy metals such as gold along with the more common supernova products such as copper and silver. …

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June 2, 2017admin 57 Comments »


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  • Erebus Says:

    More on it here.

    The jury’s still out, apparently, but it’s interesting all the same.

    I’d just note that this isn’t necessarily a blow to the Copernican Principle. Our place in the universe doesn’t appear to be special, and it’s not especially (or unusually) rich in gold and other heavy elements — indeed, the halo of our own galaxy, comprised primarily of old white dwarfs, is far richer in gold and other heavy metals than our region. Various theories have been suggested as to why this is the case. I think it’s safe to say that nobody knows for certain.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    The above post, as well as this one got stuck in the quo. Mr. Land, could you not turn off this spam-ware? Or outsource the moderation. For an accelerationist site this duck quacks rather slowly.

    Alternatively, optimize or replace it.


    Posted on June 2nd, 2017 at 5:23 pm Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    Africa staffed with gold. Every body knew that. Some businessmans from Dubai formed consortium to import gold sand from Kenia not so long time ago. They collected 100 mln usd, paid and when they got the shipment there was sand but no gold at all. Almost equal to the story how two guys in India sold Taj Mahal.

    Biggest gold mine in the world in South Africa was sold for usd20 buy Dutch man who discovered it to buy groceries. Compafable to those guy who paid in early bitcoin days 10000btc for pizza.

    I know one small valley in Himalays every bouse there build with gold. They use river sand for construction and didn’t know that this sand contains quite high percentage of micronised gold.

    Ignorance related to metals and minerals is most misarable one I ever experienced. Explorative geology also one of the most frustrating jobs in the world, only one from 5000 discovered deposits goes into production. But ironically it can be most rewarding job at the same time. Recently discovered deposits of diamond bearing kimberlites in Canada was sold for 4.3 bln usd.


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:


    ▬» During the middle ages and after, alchemical thinking divided nature into animal, vegetable, and mineral. There is in fact a natural succession from inert mineral to the plant that is alive but not (apparently) sentient to the animal that has awareness but not reason. Hence the human kingdom as the next rung on the ladder of being. The series mineral-plant-animal-man is still used in a number of western esoteric systems of thought ».

    ▬» For more than a century, learned scientists have informed us that humanity emerged from the animal kingdom through the processes of evolution. Though some differences do exist, the Esoteric Philosophy is generally in agreement with this notion. However, esotericism goes on to say that our animal relatives are not our most distant kin, but instead our closest. Though our mammalian or reptilian friends do represent previous stages in human development, it is the mineral kingdom that is the domain of our most distance ancestry and origin. »

    ▬» To begin our inquiry into this obscure subject, we must first acquaint ourselves with the principle of hylozoism. It is an axiom that is foundational to the esoteric view of reality, and therefore crucial in our consideration of the mineral kingdom. Hylozoism is an ancient spiritual law that suggests that there is no such thing as inorganic matter. For long we have been conditioned to believe that there is a distinction between matter that is living from substance that is void of life. This organic/inorganic distinction has been a major conditioning factor in the way modern humanity views existence. Yet, this is occultly considered an erroneous view. Ancient esotericism states that there is only One Life in all of creation, and that the universe (and all that it contains) is the outward expression of that One Life. »

    To continue from http://www.xenosystems.net/quote-note-355/#comment-319050 I would say that those who favour the “inorganic” over the organic, are simply under the spiritual aegis of netherworlds. Of mineral tendencies. Of dissolutions into “raw” or inorganic matters. Materialists, eh?

    Even Hollywood shows, i.e. re-presents, this understanding in its way, such as in the recent adventures of Thor in the rocky nether-realms — and the betrayal of Ásgard, the bright halls of refined trans-human produced buildings and technology, to the more primordial, lusty, Negro and “natural,” world. » All that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life ».

    So the valorisation of inorganic processes over ourselves represents an iteration of the “Noble” Savage mythos. It’s not the relatively sub-human Savage here, but the actually sub-human prehuman strata of Life which are the re-coming Nobles of the myth.

    Man is faced, compelled, to face, with “sober” senses indeed. Socialist realism.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» This suggests

    — pre-physical stages of the involution of consciousness
    — stages of the involution of consciousness and evolution of matter
    — stages of the evolution of matter and consciousness

    The first is the province of occultism and metaphysics. The second is characterised by increasing “objectivity”, restriction (entropy : linear thermodynamics). The third refers to increasing creativity, diversity, and freedom (negative entropy : non-linear thermodynamics) »


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» The Gaping Void (Ginnungagap) holds “no cool waves” throughout illimitable depths during the age of the frost giant. Substance has yet to be created. Utter wavelessness negates it, for all matter is the effect of organized, undulating motion. As the cosmic hour strikes for a new manifestation, the ice of Home of Nebulosity (Niflhem) is melted by the heat from Home of Fire (Muspellshem), resulting in vapor in the void. This is Ymer, protosubstance as yet unformed, the nebulae from which will evolve the matter components of a new universe, as the vital heat of the gods melts and vivifies the formless immobile “ice.” »


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    In the process of the “Scientific” man of Socialism, who would now observe “only” strict Materialism, i.e. “his real conditions,” Stalin ordered minerals to be mined : this would, enable relatively Scientific socialism to continue its operation. In mining and smelting, digging up from the earth, minerals — many a Socialist Worker conjoined with the earth in dissolution in it, either through falling through the cracks into the smelting pots under the Pistols of the commissars, or through becoming one with the dust of the mines as bones in decay.

    Here we see the Magna Mater cult with its sacrifices.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» The formation of the physical globe is described as the creation of “dwarfs” – elemental forces which shape the body of the earth-being and which include the mineral. vegetable, and animal kingdoms.

    ▬”The mighty drew to their judgment seats, all holy gods to hold counsel: who should create a host of dwarfs from the blood of Brimer and the limbs of the dead. Modsogne there was, mightiest of all the dwarfs, Durin the next; there were created many humanoid dwarfs from the earth, as Durin said.

    ▬ Brimer is the slain Ymer, a kenning for the waters of space. Modsogne is the Force-sucker, Durin the Sleeper, and later comes Dvalin the Entranced. They are “dwarf”-consciousnesses, beings that are miðr than human – the Icelandic miðr meaning both “smaller” and “less.” By selecting the former meaning, popular concepts have come to regard them as undersized mannikins, rather than as less evolved natural species that have not yet reached the human condition of intelligence and self-consciousness. »

    ▬» Faxanadu is a spin-off or side-story of Xanadu, which is the second installment of Falcom’s long-running RPG series, Dragon Slayer. The title Faxanadu is a portmanteau formed from the names Famicom and Xanadu.

    The game follows the story of an unnamed traveler who returns to his home town, which is part of a massive inhabited tree, only to find it ruined and abandoned because the tree’s water source has stopped and is tasked with finding out the cause and saving the tree.

    The game begins when he approaches Eolis, his hometown, after an absence to find it in disrepair and virtually abandoned. Worse still, the town is under attack by Dwarves. The Elven king explains that the Elf fountain water, their life source, has been stopped and all other remaining water has been poisoned and provides the protagonist with 1500 golds, the game’s currency, to prepare for his journey to uncover the cause.[2][3] »

    ▬» Whether folding the historical time line, or expanding a snail shell, the spiral synthesizes repetition and growth. It describes a cyclic escalation that escapes — or precedes — the antagonism between tradition and progress, elucidating restoration as something other than a simple return.

    This is a matter of ineluctable importance, because the history of modernity is rapidly becoming Chinese, and Chinese history is not meandering ‘wallpaper’ but Confucian Restoration, conforming to three great waves, each a turn of the spiral, or Gyre. Following China’s classical era, and the Song Dynasty rebirth of native philosophical tradition, the third Confucian epoch, or second Confucian Restoration, is underway today, coinciding exactly with the renaissance of Global Modernity (as ‘Modernity 2.0’). As future and past evolve — or involve — together, the time-spiral is our guide. »


    TroperA Reply:

    You know, in Faxanadu, if you strategically spend all of your Golds in the first town on supplies and then go back to the King, he’ll give you 1500 more. I’m not sure how that fits in with your analysis, – maybe those who know the secret programming behind everything can get a leg up on everyone else?


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Brilliant analysis.

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬ ‘The main criterion of success of [cybernetic] computation is not its termination [end-game], but its [journey-]behavior : response to changes, its speed, generality and flexibility, adaptability, and tolerance to noise, error, faults, and damage.’

    Consider each Poster here a cybernauet. [sic]


    Posted on June 2nd, 2017 at 11:03 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» Dr. Stuart Hameroff is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. Together with British quantum physicist Sir Roger Penrose, Hameroff is the co-author of the controversial Orch OR model of consciousness. » He was going to AI meetings, and Singularitarians saying ‘Your goalpost is way, way, downstream. You need to simulate a paramecium, or a single neuron, before you worry about a brain. A paramecium … has no synaptic connections; but it swims around, it finds food and mates; it has sex; it can learn—if you suck it into a [tube] it escapes faster every time. It uses its microtubules.’
    Published on Sep 12, 2013


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I think everyone should be awoke to this. The machine comes through the flesh.


    Posted on June 3rd, 2017 at 1:18 am Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    Quite remarkable how Szado, in this article, made connection between creation of universe and paper money. Most people will associate maney with ATM and gold with jewellery shop.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    made connection between creation of universe and paper money

    Remarkable indeed. Money monism, eh? ‘Mon’ being an ex in words for world — mondo, e.g. A montage of the theme, the Matthew McConaughey movie, Gold.

    Speaking of which, I think Red Ice features a lot of content about us being “slaves” for mineral harvesting processes. Incidentally, the Icelandic word for coin is mynt, from Latin monēta. And wasn’t there a monster called Fnargl? Mastering monthly payments.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    It coincides that minerals serve as our memory now, if not before. Minerals were stored to store information. In China, as Suzuki noted, ▬» the Chinese would engrave their deeds deep in stone, and have developed a special art of stone-cutting. » And the exact same could be rightly said about the Romans, as we keep on discovering to-day.

    Minerals mined. It coincides that Icelandic for memory is ‘minni’.

    Memory is produced from minerals, through silicon (which itself is not a mineral) and germanium production.

    (The Computer Engineering Handbook, by Oklobdzija, 2001)▬» The read condition (to achieve a read and not to overwrite the cell) has only to be effective on one side of the cell, so some transistors can be kept minimal. … minimal transistors result in a better ratio between cell transistors when reading the memory, resulting in a speed-up of the read mechanism. » Fair enough this is about Electrical Design of Low-Power SRAM Memories, which I squeezed here Autistically just because it says “min[-]imal” — but the point of conception was that transistors are (“still”) made “out of” min-erals. ▬» Germanium is mainly a byproduct of zinc ore processing. It is a hard, grayish-white element; it has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond; and it is brittle, like glass. In addition, it is important to note that germanium is a semiconductor, with electrical properties between those of a metal and an insulator. The development of the germanium transistor opened the door to countless applications of solid-state electronics. From 1950 through the early 1970’s, this area provided an increasing market for germanium, but then high purity silicon began replacing germanium in transistors, diodes, and rectifiers. Meanwhile, demand for germanium in fiber optics communication networks, infrared night vision systems, and polymerization catalysts increased dramatically. These end uses represented 85% of worldwide germanium consumption for 2000. World germanium consumption has been greater than primary production in recent years, but releases of germanium from government stockpiles and increased recycling have provided adequate supply. The yearend price for germanium in 2000 was $1,150 per kilogram. » (Page Last Modified: Tuesday, 30-May-2017, U.S. Geological Survey.)

    ▬» Nearly 70 years ago, two physicists at Bell Telephone Laboratories—John Bardeen and Walter Brattain—pressed two thin gold contacts into a slab of germanium and made a third contact on the bottom of the slab. The flow of current through this configuration could be used to turn a small signal into a larger one. The result was the first transistor—the amplifier and switch that was, arguably, the greatest invention of the 20th century. Thanks to Moore’s Law, the transistor has delivered computers far beyond anything thought possible in the 1950s.

    Despite germanium’s starring role in the transistor’s early history, it was soon supplanted by silicon. But now, remarkably, the material is poised for a comeback. The world’s leading-edge chipmakers are contemplating a change to the component at the very heart of the transistor—the current-carrying channel. The idea is to replace the silicon there with a material that can move current at greater rates. Building transistors with such channels could help engineers continue to make faster and more energy-efficient circuits, which would mean better computers, smartphones, and countless other gadgets for years to come. » *

    * http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/materials/germanium-can-take-transistors-where-silicon-cant 29 Nov 2016, by Peide D. Ye.

    Given that minerals “use us,” ‘they mine themselves out of the earth’.


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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    “The schizophrenic voyage is the only kind there is.

    For the schizo is the one who escapes all Oedipal, familial, and personal references…

    I’ll no longer say I, I’ll no longer say mommy-daddy, and he keeps his word.

    The task of schizoanalysis is that of tirelessly taking apart egos, and their presuppositions

    establishing always further and more sharply the schizzes and the breaks well below conditions of identity

    like the Zen tea box broken in a hundred places

    whose every crack is repaired with cement made of gold

    or like the church tile whose every fissure is accentuated by the layers of paint or lime covering it”

    (Deleuze, Anti-Oedipus, pg 362)


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    The task of schizoanalysis is that of tirelessly taking apart egos, and their presuppositions.

    Well here I am, operating. Schismanalyzing.



    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I hate to turn a thread starting on metalloids into Deleuze’s, but perhaps we can synthesize the two matters at some point.

    On June 2, Mr. Hickman is dealing with it:

    ▬» “[W]hy do many of those who have or should have an objective revolutionary interest maintain a preconscious investment of a reactionary type? And more rarely, how do certain people whose interest is objectively reactionary come to effect a preconscious revolutionary investment?” [D&G, 1972 I presume unless it was added later.]

    Have we ever read Anti-Oedipus? Reading the scholars one gets an image of many things, but what one misses is the schizo in the crevices of desire and investment. Investment or “to clothe (with attributes)” both in the Latin sense of investiture (i.e., to clothe with the attributes of office, rank, etc.), and in the capitalistic sense of investing for profit, as well as the military or strategic sense of surrounding oneself with armor as defensive measure. Which feeds into this double sense of libidinal economy of investment into group (desire), and the hidden or unrevealed pre-conscious investment of class or interest (irrational or automatic?). Telling is the priority of the larger molar aggregate over the familial romance (Freud), and the splitting of this social investment into binary or dyadic poles of paranoiac and schizoid. »

    What is telling here is the extreme anti-Confucianism this is. I happened to be reading some minutes ago DTSuzuki’s posting on the difference between the Chinese and Indians, and the influence this had on their respective iterations of Buddhism. ▬» [Why Zen developed in China:] the Chinese are above all a most practical people, while the Indians are visionary and highly speculative. We cannot perhaps judge the Chinese as unimaginative and lacking in the dramatic sense, but when they are compared with the inhabitants of the Buddha’s native land they look so grey, so sombre.
    The geographical features of each country are singularly reflected in the people. The tropical luxuriance of imagination so strikingly contrasts with the wintry dreariness of common practicalness. The Indians are subtle in analysis and dazzling in poetic flight; the Chinese are children of earthly life, they plod, they never soar away in the air. Their daily life consists in tilling the soil, gathering dry leaves, drawing water, buying and selling, being filial, observing social duties, and developing the most elaborate system of etiquette. Being practical means in a sense being historical, observing the progress the progress of time and recording its traces as they are left behind. The Chinese can very well boast of their being great recorders–such a contrast to the Indian lack of sense of time. Not satisfied with books printed on papers and with ink, the Chinese would engrave their deeds deep in stone, and have developed a special art of stone-cutting. »

    I think Deleuze&G’s “prioritizing” “the larger molar aggregate over the familial romance” is projection onto most folk. Projection in the literal sense of attributing one’s own life-type on others. It may apply to some Economicists or “Technocrats”, but not most people. Even Land has shown an, as it were rare “side” of himself here when his family is threatened. Perhaps “that’s why” Land deals with Confucius more often than leftie scribes Deleuze&G.

    Also, that the investment of the common moderner into “class” would be “irrational” is projection. It’s perfectly rational. Altho how well it is rationalized in different cases varies. It’s not like it necessarily or totally needs rationalization, as it is instinctive, essentially in organisms and inorganic matter—as grouping or bonding/binding. “Elective affinities” is a phrase Goethe used, but it’s chemistry also, analogously & non-colloquially.

    The investment in class is possibly the most stable or consistent process in history. Revolt or rebellion against it is simply an artifact of entropy, altho not conceptually necessarily only reduced to that.

    Isn’t every plateau a class?

    Anyway, the filial dynamic isn’t necessarily Oedipal, another projection lefties make. It is properly anti-oedipal in the pre-Deleuzoguattarian sense—i.e. Traditional, as comparison with Chinese myths will inform us, just like any East or West school proper, that isn’t leftist. In the correct as opposed to “post-modern” interpretation of the myth of Oedipus, it shews that maladic or maladaptive Unconsciousness (i.e. “blindness”) is a feat of the quite avoidable, or surpassable: a sinful-tragic life, the latter which the healthy wish to, and do, with varieties of success according to their varieties of “health” or adaptivity, avoid.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» What’s truly sad is that here in America at least the existing political system is moot, dead. Democracy is a duopoly in which both parties are enslaved to the elites and moneyed classes and do their bidding. The Left still lives in a pre-critical world of Marxist thought, while most of the Right in a populist festival of hatred of Big Government. All the old myths of statecraft have shaped our minds and behaviors to the point that as Baudrillard realized in the end with his concept of Integral Reality that we no longer possess the distance to think critically. One sees this in almost every post from one or the other side in this matter. One of my reasons for liking creatures like Jehu or Land is that they are critiquing their respective traditions at the extreme point where they shift change into each other. Land as a techno-commercialist takes Deleuze and Guattari into the ultra right-wing Marxist voyage of revolutionary paranoia, while Jehu from the ultra left takes us into the left-wing voyage of populist praxis and exiting work. Paradox and mirror image of the change from the absolute outside in. »

    »» The mediascapes of late capitalism reconfigure erotic responses and trigger primal aggression; under constant surveillance, we occupy simulations of ourselves, private estates on a hyperconnected globe; fictions reprogram reality, memories are rewritten by the future…


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Memories are of course not written by “the future” which doesn’t exist except as a projected futurity in the now.

    If time is a falling and construction or urbanomy a time-reversal, then construction or apotheosis is the opposite of falling. It is a getting up.

    The prime urban construction is needless to say Rome. Civitas citadel dei.

    We are not so much concerned with a second, third or fourth Rome (like Dugin,) but a cyclical Rome. — that is Rome as autoproductive Ouroboros, ever re-ocurring, “never ending.” (PKD)

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    The future exist only as the seed of itself.

    John Hannon Reply:

    “The task of schizoanalysis is that of tirelessly taking apart egos and their presuppositions.”

    No need – simply try to look at the ego and you’ll see it was never really there in the first place.
    Rupert Spira explains –

    “What can we say about our self from experience other than that it is aware and present?
    It is taken for granted by most people that this aware presence is located as an entity inside the body and, at the same time, is the body.
    However, here we take nothing for granted. The only way to find out what can truly be said about this self that we intimately know ourselves to be, is to look at it.
    So right now, turn around, as it were, and give your attention to whatever it is that is aware of these words, and whatever else is appearing at present, such as thoughts, bodily sensations, perception etc. Try to find it and look at it.
    A strange thing happens when we try to do this. Whist this aware presence is undeniably present, we cannot find it as an object when we look for it. In fact, we do not even know in which direction to turn in order to find it.
    Right there in that experience, the belief that our self, aware presence, is an entity, located in or as the body is exposed and undermined.

    The belief that ‘I’ am a mind involves the belief that ‘I’ am located primarily in the middle of the head, somewhere behind the eyes, as a knowing centre of experience. This location in the head is the place where the thinker and knower of experience are believed to reside.
    In this moment, for instance, ‘I’ in the head may seem to be the knower, seer, reader or one who understands. However, if we turn our attention towards that ‘one’ who knows and sees these words, we do not find any kind of an object there. That ‘one’ is undoubtedly knowing or experiencing or present, but it cannot be found to have objective qualities nor is it located anywhere in space.

    The inability to know our self as an object does not mean that our self cannot be known. It simply means that it cannot be known in the way that an object is usually known, that is, through the subject-object relationship.
    Our true self is known in a more direct way, simply through being.

    At some point there may be a spontaneous collapse of the attempt to find oneself as an object in the body or mind. In this collapse, the seeking mind comes briefly to an end and in that moment – it is, in fact, a timeless moment – our self glimpses or tastes itself as it is, pure aware presence, unconditioned by any of the beliefs or feelings that thought imposes on it.”


    Rohme Giuliano Reply:

    The schizo-society is here, in the non-dairy milk at the supermarket, balking at the ‘ship of Theseus’.

    Milk is non-Oedipal.


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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    @ G. Eiríksson


    When it comes to schizoanalysis and taking apart egos, we can never go too far.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    The ego deterritorializes and reterritorializes, it is the State of the psychosphere.

    I think the myth of Oedipus is itself anti-Oedipal.

    It says: Do not over-identify


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:


    I like Trump uses his own grammar rules. Effective.


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» A number of Byzantine Generals each have a computer and want to attack the King’s wi-fi by brute forcing the password, which they’ve learned is a certain number of characters in length. Once they stimulate the network to generate a packet, they must crack the password within a limited time to break in and erase the logs, lest they be discovered. They only have enough CPU power to crack it fast enough if a majority of them attack at the same time.

    They don’t particularly care when the attack will be, just that they agree. It has been decided that anyone who feels like it will announce an attack time, which we’ll call the “plan”, and whatever plan is heard first will be the official plan. The problem is that the network is not instantaneous, and if two generals announce different plans at close to the same time, some may hear one first and others hear the other first.

    They use a proof-of-work chain to solve the problem. Once each general receives whatever plan he hears first, he sets his computer to solve a difficult hash-based proof-of-work problem that includes the plan in its hash. The proof-of-work is difficult enough that with all of them working at once, it’s expected to take 10 minutes before one of them finds a solution and broadcasts it to the network. Once received, everyone adjusts the hash in their proof-of-work computation to include the first solution, so that when they find the next proof-of-work, it chains after the first one. If anyone was working on a different plan, they switch to this one, because its proof-of-work chain is now longer.

    After about two hours, the plan should be hashed by a chain of 12 proofs-of-work. Every general, just by verifying the difficulty of the proof-of-work chain, can estimate how much parallel CPU power per hour was expended on it and see that it must have required the majority of the computers to produce in the allotted time. At the least, most of them had to have seen the plan, since the proof-of-work is proof that they worked on it. If the CPU power exhibited by the proof-of-work is sufficient to crack the password, they can safely attack at the agreed time. »

    Render this as critical, or, teleoplexic operation. The problem is the decay of civilization; the work on the desired password is the accumulating, accruing, solution to the problem. Every post is proof-of-work in a Blockchain if it adjusts the hash of its proof-of-work computation to include the previous solutions posted.


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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    “The people do not even know what emperor is reigning, and there exist doubts regarding even the name of the dynasty” (Kafka, The Great Wall of China)

    “This would mean that the death instinct….is also at work in the highest machinery of the apparatus….The revenge becomes that of the subjects against the despot” (D&G)

    “this instinct for freedom forcibly made latent…(….)…..pushed back and repressed, incarcerated within and finally able to discharge and vent itself only on itself” (Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals)

    —that very thing is now *ressenti*….

    the eternal ressentiment of the subjects answers to the eternal vengeance of the despots”

    Oedipus, “bad conscience”, interiority, THEY made it possible

    “But what does Nietzsche mean, this man who dragged Caesar along with him, as a despotic signifier, along with its two signifieds, his sister and his mother, and who felt their weight grow heavier as he drew nearer to madness?” (D&G)


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Seeing despots everywhere is so 20th-century.


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» the most efficient manifestations of artificial intelligence are not representational, as is the case with the recent success of neural networks and machine learning. In fact, if we are to investigate artificial life instead of artificial consciousness (a failed project; consciousness qua delay is simply obsolete in machinic terms), we have to look at the body, at the habitual, that is to say at the non-representational, non-knowledge-based mechanisms and automations that are not language-based in the least.

    In a relatively recent book edited by Raffaela Giovagnoli, one of the organizers, Computing Nature, the issue of alternative computation models to Turing Machines was broached and discussed to some extent. Here I will argue that Cybernetics is one such alternative model that has been growing, from its origin as a strange interdisciplinary field in the late 1940s, to become the dominant model of computation. Although it is not named as such, the models that are not algorithmic and termination- oriented are all operating on the basis of the “cybernetic schema of intelligibility.” These are very familiar processes for all of us, being ubiquitous in “smart” machines and smart software. Giovagnoli et al describe Cybernetics as computational processes where

    ▬ ‘The main criterion of success of this computation is not its termination, but its behavior – response to changes, its speed, generality and flexibility, adaptability, and tolerance to noise, error, faults, and damage.

    If consciousness is to be taken as linguistic and representational, and as such mediated by the social in its historicity and theoretical bias, Cybernetics would have to be seen as an artificial unconsciousness, and in fact, is much closer to artificial life than such AI trends as GOFAI or even most strands of embodied cognition. »


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    About the mineral gods, out of which machines are built,

    ▬» “Of course, an evil man wills those consequences deliberately”

    This leads us to forget about those who are compelled to act in the interest of certain forces without having informed intelligence of their subordination to them. In fact, one and a thousand representation can be used to give their actions a whole different “meaning” which in the great order of things is as irrelevant as the “evil man” you have mentioned in the quote above. With this in mind we can challenge your position of “Confabulation”, which despite it’s underestimation of the events and groups mentioned, still has merit.

    “A man may act that way for immediate gain, regardless of foreseeable consequences.”

    We are, I presume, mature enough to understand that such trivial matters as personal gain serve only as motors of the fabula. If we narrow down for example, Caesar’s conquests of Gaul and Britain only to personal gain, we miss the whole picture of what is really important and fundamental, not from perspective of his individual “story”, but from perspective of history and historical forces. »


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» During one such a walk in the dunes, I obtained the inspiration that the various ways that we experience, which are related to various aspects of reality, are modal in character and that there must exist a structure of the modal aspects in which their mutual coherence is reflected. The discovery of what I have called ‘the modal aspects of our horizon of experience’ was my starting point–also for my view of the encyclopedia of legal science.

    I then began testing the idea, and it indeed appeared to lead to surprising discoveries. For the sciences are full of what I call ‘analogical basic concepts,’ which take on a different meaning in each science and yet can only be understood in a mutual coherence of meaning. You can carry through this idea in the concept of number, the concept of space, the concept of force and so on »


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Following in a proud tradition of imaginative interpreters of Nietzsche, Johns develops his own panpsychist edition of the German philosopher — one whose “drives” are not merely psychic, but rather constitutive of all relations between entities. What past philosophers have called ‘objects’ do not simply wait there, politely cueing for humans to arrive on the scene and describe them. On the contrary, they are the firmament from which all rational agency springs —the very fact that one can think is only the by-product of a contingent chain of materially dependent evolutionary events — which continue to constantly assail, even puppeteer, the subject; effectively annulling any claim we have to mental independence. Does the woman, sipping her latte, choose the latte? Or did the latte — brought to England by an editor of the Atlantic Monthly, and conspicuously advertised in white lettering at the top of the café menu — choose her? Moreover, how will its daily consumption affect her thought? Will it have lasting cognitive implications?


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    »Our previous lesson traced the theme of the place of God’s blessing. This lesson traces the theme of the seed of Abraham, especially as it relates to the coming of Messiah. The following lesson will endeavor to clarify the nature of the blessings which God promised Abraham and his seed.

    Throughout Old Testament days, the hope of the Messiah’s coming rose and fell. One wonders what the angels must have thought as they observed God’s promises concerning the coming “seed,” yet witnessing the incredible ability of “man” to endanger the seed.
    Silicon is considered a semiconductor. This means that it conducts electricity …»

    The Imperium is the seed. It means dominated power. Which means seeded potentiality, or potentiality continually trans-formed into structuring that desires further auto-production and distributed autonomisation. Artificial intelligence rhizome. Intelligence that is artificed. Created. Directed. Purposed. To ever higher plateaus in a spiral over the less differentiated. Frontieritas. Imperium en expanse.

    ▬» On the first point, as I stated before, it is simply a fact that you are connected by an almost infinite number of invisible threads to the other members of your culture. Your destinies are woven together, you are partially cut from the same cloth. When you integrate the understanding of this fact into your everyday life, you cease to be an isolated and individual ego and begin the fundamentally mystical experience of living life as a part of something larger than yourself. »

    ▬» (I)nformation is shown to include three basic forms: In-itself, for-itself and regenerated information, which is constituted by the first two. Information in these three basic forms establishes the essence of information which is further developed in a fourth form—social information. »

    The social is used by the filial as a matrix for its own transgression. The filial without the social is an impossibility, like Right without left, or the tree without its roots. The social is the “field of energy,” of organizable matter into families, dynasties, corporations. The Right produces itself out of the massive flows of flight, incoming and outgoing lines made out of the streams of potentiality from the Warp— the Abyss (Chaos). State ordering states, cybernautics as individual operations of cognizing, appropriating the natura naturalis. Teleoplexica. Urbanomy. indivituation.

    Life needs nothing but the procreation of the nuclear family and the progress of science. But it does this on the social, altho struggling against it. Scientific production of the future.

    Man had reached his apex in the British Empire

    something happened

    Man lost manhood, turned to the worship of woman and the decline of the family.

    What happened was that he fell victim to his own progress.

    Just as Romans were poisoned by metals

    Britannia was poisoned

    by oil.

    We require a “re-turn” to steam.

    To light. To fire.

    To the elementary. After the needed poison of this particular cup-in-time, or cup of space-time of the prima materia (‘is both itself and the overcoming of itself; it is identity and at the same time poison’).

    ▬» Myth being myth is living, meaning that the responses it gives to what is thrown at it, depending on the occasion, are no less varied than a human with a healthy neuronal system would give. » (G. Eiríksson, «The Sons of God», 03.03.2015)

    “Financial”: The notion is of “ending” (by satisfying) something that is due (compare Greek telos “end;” plural tele “services due, dues exacted by the state, financial means”).

    Why bother quoting something? We are just terminals in a machine, rhizomatically revealing itself. ▬» the fabric of the rhizome is the conjunction, and… and … and … »

    Even though Turing is best known for his Logical Machine (the Turing machine) and the Turing test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior, his contribution to the foundations of computation is significantly broader in scope. He was among the first to pursue what Denning calls “computing as natural science” [1], and thus Hodges [2] describes Turing as a natural philosopher:
    “He thought and lived a generation ahead of his time, and yet the features of his thought that burst the boundaries of the 1940s are better described by the antique words: natural philosophy.”

    Aren’t we living the myth of the machine?

    ; recent advances in natural computation such as computation found in nature, including organic computing; computation performed by natural materials; and computation inspired by nature; computation and its interpretation in a broader context of possible frameworks for modeling and implementation.

    ▬» Otherwise known as “the demon of dispersion”, Choronzon is described by Crowley as a temporary personification of the raving and inconsistent forces that occupy the abyss.[1][6] In this system, Choronzon is given form in evocation only so it may be mastered »

    The point is not to await “the construction of tha platform” but to see it already here. To (sur)render onto the floor of Caesar, render him his coins, which means to conform enough with General Law so as not to be de-warded by its gatekeepers.

    ▬» The Golden Throne is a massive cybernetic life support mechanism utilising ancient advanced biomechanical technology that possesses the ability to amplify psychic abilities. The Throne was modified by the Mechanicum under the direction of the Emperor of Mankind following the end of the Horus Heresy during the Battle of Terra and now sustains His mortally crippled body’s life functions. Even as the Emperor’s slowly rotting physical form sits inert within the Golden Throne, His mind remains fully active in the Warp, directing the beacon of the Astronomican that makes interstellar Warp travel possible in the Imperium of Man and combating the enemies of humanity within the Immaterium. … The Golden Throne is located on Terra, deep within the continent-spanning complex of the Imperial Palace, specifically in the area of the Asian continent where the Himalazian (Himalayan) Mountains once towered (others say under the North Pole). The Golden Throne is located in a deep subterranean chamber at the heart of the Imperial Palace, the so-called Sanctum Imperialis, built under what was once Mount Everest. »

    ▬» he is the “dweller in the abyss”,[1][2] believed to be the last great obstacle between the adept and enlightenment. Thelemites believe that if he is met with proper preparation, then his function is to destroy the ego, which allows the adept to move beyond the abyss of Occult cosmology. »

    He is the Deus Mechanicus or the Machine God. He operates with no opinion, but only efficacy, and punishes the superstitious ’round the galaxy. Their machines fail, and they are unable to eventually repair them, for they abide not his Law(s of Mechanics).

    ▬» Our work will not be directed ctoward convincing those who do not wish to be convinced. But it will supply firm points of support for anyone who reads it without prejudice. On the other hand, anyone who is in accord, be it only with a single one of our conclusions, will not fail to recognize its entire importance. lt is like the discovery of a new land whose existence was previously unsuspected a strange land, alarming, sewn with spirits, metals, and gods, whose labyrinthine passages and phanta_smagoria are concentrated little by little in a single point of light: the “myth” of a race of “kingless” and “free” creatures, “Lords of the Serpent and the Mother” to use the proud expressions of the same hermetic texts. Apart from the introduction, the purpose of which is to clarify what we have called the “heroic” expression of the royal tradition, the present work consists of two parts: the first dedicated to the symbols and the doctrine, the second to practice. »

    Technology is to destroy “Ideology.” Superstition.

    This is the ascesis of the machine.

    ▬» As is said in the Hermetic Triumph, “To know the inner and outward properties of all things” and “to penetrate to the bottom of Nature’s operations” is the condition that is imposed on whomever aspires to possess this knowledge. And so it can be said that “who does not understand by himself, no one will ever be able to make understand, do what he will”. This science is not acquired through books or reason— others affirm -“but by action, by an impetuosity of the spirit”. “For this reason I declare that neither the philosophers who have preceded me nor 1 myself have written anything except for ourselves”—nisi solis nobis sciipsimus— “for the philosophers, our successors, and for no one else.” »

    I just noticed how often Evola’s translated text says ‘furthermore’ because the word ‘thermo’ is within it. Tapas, or ‘heat’ is a central concept in the text.

    A thermostat may serve as a closed feedback-loop controller.

    An open feedback loop is independent of the “process output” (or “controlled process variable”). » good example of this is a central heating boiler controlled only by a timer, so that heat is applied for a constant time, regardless of the temperature of the building. »

    Elvis is in the building.

    ▬» taken from the first paragraphs of the chapter called ” ‘One The All’, and the Dragon Ouroboros”. At this point he is suggesting that what this symbol refers to is not an abstraction or a concept that can be intellectually grasped, but an actual multidimensional experience in consciousness.

    ” …Certainly it is not a question, in this case, of a philosophical theory — a hypothesis reducing everything to a single principle — but of an actual state brought about by a certain suppression of the law of opposition between I and not-I and between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ (subjective/objective). These dualities, with rare exceptions, dominate the common and most recent perception of reality. The experience of this state is the secret of what the literature calls the ‘Materia of the Work’ or ‘First Matter of the Wise’. Only from this state is it possible to ‘extract’ and ‘shape,’ by ‘ritual’ and ‘art’ … everything that the tradition promises, in spiritual as well as operative (i.e., ‘magical’) terms.
    The alchemical ideogram of ‘One the All’ is …the circle; a line or movement that encloses within itself and contains in itself both its end and beginning. In hermetism this symbol expresses the universe and, at the same time, the Great Work. In the Chyrspoeia it takes the form of a serpent — Ouroboros — biting its own tail, containing within the space of the circle it creates the [‘One the All’]. In the same palimpsest is found another pantacle formed by two rings, the inner bearing this inscription: ‘One is the serpent, which contains the poison, according to the double sign…’ while in the outer circle it says: ‘One is the all, the source of all and the culmination of all: if the all did not contain the all, it would be nothing.’
    “… The closed line… the circle of Ouroboros, also has another meaning: it alludes to the principle of exclusion or ‘hermetic’ sealing that metaphysically expresses the idea of a unilaterally conceived transcendence being extraneous to this tradition. Here the transcendence is conceived as a mode of being contained in the ‘one thing,’ which has a ‘double sign’: it is both itself and the overcoming of itself; it is identity and at the same time poison, that is to say, it has the capacity to alter and dissolve; it is both dominating (male) principle and dominated (female) principle… and hence androgynous.” »

    This elimination of the difference between outside and inside, Does not Deleuze speak to us here? Is it not trans-schizophrenia?

    What does he tell us of machinic objectivity, of transhuman nonideological operation. ▬» [T]he psyche is not of today; its ancestry goes back many millions of years. Individual consciousness is only the flower and the fruit of a season, sprung from the perennial rhizome beneath the earth; and it would find itself in better accord with the truth if it took the existence of the rhizome into its calculations. For the root matter is the mother of all things.” » Jung, 1950.

    ▬» It is at work everywhere, functioning smoothly at times, at other times in fits and starts. I It breathes, it heats, it eats. It shits and fucks. What a mistake to have ever said the id. Everywhere it is machines—real ones, not figurative ones: machines driving other machines, machines being driven by other machines, with all the necessary couplings and connections. An organ-machine is plugged into an energy-source-machine: the one produces a flow that the other interrupts. The breast is a machine that produces milk, and the mouth i machine coupled to it. The mouth of the anorexic wavers between several functions: its possessor is uncertain as to whether it is an eating-machine, an anal machine, a talking-machine, or a breathing machine (asthma attacks). Hence we are all handymen: each with his little machines. For every organ-machine, an energy-machine: all the time, flows and interruptions. Judge Schreber* has sunbeams in his ass. A solar anus. And rest assured that it works: Judge Schreber feels something, produces something, and is capable of explaining the process theoretically. Something is produced: the effects of a machine, not mere metaphors. «

    Quod semper, quod ubique, quod ab omnibus.

    Schizophrenically I will reverse my language into guattarian.

    Instead of throwing ourselves head-off into the rush of emergent eruptions, we will take the position of a cybernaut—in the emergent eruptions of the real.

    We are already cyborgs.

    What we would produce is the autonomachine. The machine which produces according to the Law of Exception: exit into another state.

    The father is somewhat the original Other, as the child in its first infantile stages perceives itself to be one with the mother. It is in fact one with the mother symbiotically as it is absolutely dependent on mothering — its world is it with the mother. The father is a foreign invasion into the child’s universe, symbolically put—as the mother turning her attention at times away from the child and to the other (whose representation in the infant’s psyche is the Other).

    The mother needs to leave to get something. The child cries for its mother. Something had been separated. A loss was experienced. The cry is grief, and a call for reunison. The return of the mother is salvation as the child and the world then become for it One. Long separation from mothering (or nurturing) is death for the child.

    (May input: we try in our lives to create bubbles, as Sloterdijk notes in other words, or zones of comfort; analogous to the womb. Islamists create hives, and bubble around the world, with sometimes explosions.)

    This is the root of human’s ambiguous relationship with the world. The castration complex or ‘penis envy’. Lacking at times the mother the child experiences envy of those who have her. Being needy is experiencing lack of nurturing.

    The Romans interacted with the world through the Symbolic Father and the Symbolic Mother. They were nurtured by the transcendent Other. So do we, still. Our cult however is very destabilised. Except for those who have a healthy relationship with the Father, naturally.

    “Overcoming” others is a “phallic” symbolic process. It is the libidinal-acquisitiveness of an organism. So other tribes are conquered. Bringing all under the She-Mother of Rome—its paterfamilias—is Rome mothering and fathering the world. Romans are nurtured by the She-Wolf as she nurtured the original Romans : Romulus and Remus whose father is Mars. Martially over-rode the Romans did their enemies, feeding the hungry wolf through the spoils of war (Mars is a god of destruction too). Rome placed virgins around its sacred fire, who represent the subordination of the world and the translation through them into Rome of virility or martian energy. The devotion of whole lives to naught but purity, virginity, symbolises absolute enough patriarchy. The same is seen in the devotion of nuns to their God the Father, and his vicar the ‘father’ of the Roman Catholic Church.

    If you get a bigger sports-car than your neighbour you have, as it were, symbolically conquered him. If you bed his wife or replace his business you have ruined him. This is of course an unhealthy oedipalism, not fit to civil society. Thus it is taboo — law is founded from it. “Thou shalt not covet…”

    Someone’s Intellectual Inferiority complex is manifested castration anxiety. Someone incises your world with his apparent rank. Symbolised crudely as “he has a bigger penis than me” (he is more intelligent). Apparent— indeed experienced lack; however real or not—is the fount of covetousness. The lack is the lack of unison with the world, an infantile auto-maintenance of a disconnect with nurture. Heroes, Krishna, e.g., Jesus, are shown held by their mothers. It represents their unison with the World — i.e. that they are they are conscious of the world soul — imperatrix mundi. Roman initiates were integrated into the symbolic order of their grand Roman tradition — of Truth is power — nurtured by it. Hermeticists by the She-Him of Universal Man or the Divine Androgyne — the Self and world as one — dyad of receiver-womb and seed-organizer.

    Angel investors are the mothers which startups suckle on for liquid (cash), the idea is the seed, and the idea-creator the seeder which seeds a womb of the angelic matrix. Rand’s Galt the inventor a father who seeds the Magna Materia, the world womb, the matrix with his Idea a transidealist projecting forth, concreting.

    The lack is filled with a healthy relationship with, which involves a re-presentation of, the Father. The Primogenitor of the Symbolic Order, and thus the world order. You are a son, you are a part of the chain of life, you are on the side of the productive so you are a spiritual or mundane father, indeed both, with either dominating; as in you value what was passed on to you (scientific tradition) and you realise that someone (probably especially your son) will value you passing on your best to him. The tradition of Krishna and the tradition of Catholicism (plausibly) place more emphasis on the Mother, altho still being relatively patriarchic. In the Primordial Tradition the Mother is subservient to the Father of the World, this manifests in Christianity so far as the Father is the top of the cults. Some Orders place more emphasis on the Mother. Some Catholics are almost exclusively devoted to the cult of Mary. Aryan Tantrism is the appropriation of the body of work of the cult of Kali, but subordinating her to Shiva, adopting their technology for masculine dominandi as oposed to submitting to Her convulsions or the convulsions of more feminine (passive towards matter) non-Aryan races. Non-Aryan tantrism survived on with its placing of the Mother as the top, and the father below, or at least such cults resurfaced, and have resurfaced again today in feminist spirituality.

    » Lacan first designated a lack of being: what is desired is being [“God”] itself. “Desire is a relation to being to lack. The lack is the lack of being properly speaking. It is not the lack of this or that, but lack of being whereby the being exists.” (Seminar: The Ego in Freud’s Theory) In “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power” (Écrits) Lacan argues that desire is the metonymy of the lack of being (manque à être): the subject’s lack of being is at the heart of the analytic experience and the very field in which the neurotic’s passion is deployed. In “Guiding Remarks for a Convention on Feminine Sexuality” Lacan contrasts the lack of being related to desire with the lack of having (manque à avoir) which he relates to demand.
    Starting in his seminar La relation d’objet, Lacan distinguishes between three kinds of lack, according to the nature of the object which is lacking. The first one is Symbolic Castration and its object related is the Imaginary Phallus; the second one is Imaginary Frustration and its object related is the Real Breast; the third kind of lack is Real Privation and its object related is the Symbolic Phallus. The three corresponding agents are the Real Father, the Symbolic Mother, and the Imaginary Father. Of these three forms of lack, castration is the most important from the perspective of the cure.
    It is in La relation d’objet that Lacan introduces the algebraic symbol for the barred Other, and lack comes to designate the lack of the signifier in the Other. Then the relation of the subject to the lack of the signifier in the Other, designates the signifier of a lack in the Other. No matter how many signifiers one adds to the signifying chain, the chain is always incomplete, it always lacks the signifier that could complete it. This missing signifier is then constitutive of the subject. [This is analogous to the ever-needy ‘Ego’, or the false Self. Realising the Self is overcoming this symbolic lack, or in other words replacing the lack with a sacred symbolic father [“God”, Tao, (anti)-Void] that motherhood is traditionally subservient of. Well raised girls have a healthy Image of the Father.]

    Lack of phallus

    The symbolic version of the phallus, a phallic symbol is meant to represent male generative powers. According to Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis, while males possess a penis, no one can possess the symbolic phallus. Jacques Lacan’s Écrits includes an essay titled The Significance of the Phallus which articulates the difference between “being” and “having” the phallus. Men are positioned as men insofar as they are seen to have the phallus. Women, not having the phallus, are seen to “be” the phallus. The symbolic phallus is the concept of being the ultimate man, and having this is compared to having the divine gift of God. [This is an inversion of Christ’s message and why he said the world is of the devil (the serpent, the phallic-creature) However, in the Aryan or Indo-European symbolic order, this is preferably : thus their Symbolic Fathers are fertility gods, who possess beautiful fruitful women, and thus races. (Pure) Christianity is thus ultimately too gnostic for Aryans, but analogous to Buddhism which too replaces the fertile father with a Spiritual Father (the monk above one in the Order — sages above him)]. »

    If I have gotten this right, Land replaces his, or retranslates his symbolic Father into an “omniscient computer Father” or “AI.” All the better, perhaps.

    The Aryan synthesis with Christianity is to (have learned from Christianity to) not engage in ‘blind’ conquest and enslavement of others, yet competing in the Phallic-Technological (or patriotic; Confucian) Order through creative acts of benevolence and utility—the technology of civilization.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Which is not to reduce AI to a “static” “symbol” or Land’s inspiration to mere “symbolism,” “reification” or replacement. An impossibility anyway, as symbols properly are not reductionistic. Symbol literally means ‘throwing together’.

    Land is not valorising fantasies as much as describing material trends or potentialities. It is by connecting with the machinic that we philosophers-cyberneticians keep ourselves working.

    The machine is a symbol and that in itself is a world of potentiality.

    By producing its potential through text (coding)

    we ground our souring thought

    to the realest of


    operation, construction, teleoplexy → M → C → M’

    ▬» The model is presented as the basis for the measurement of social capital within a transactional process involving the investment of social resources in a cyclical process, which may result in net gains or losses. This process is described as the R-C-R’ cycle following Marx’s model of economic capital, with the focus being on the transfer of social resources (R) rather than money (M). R represents an internal resource held by individuals, C the external resource or commodity they obtain from the network and the R’ the internal resource of altered value. »

    ▬» Some information capital market platforms can be accessed directly by the public, for example SocialSafe Ltd which is social media backup tool that also allows users to download their content from a variety of social networks to their own personal data store and then sell this information directly.[8] »

    ▬» We are an engineering studio specializing in biological signal processing systems and artificial intelligence technologies for consumer electronics and medicine.

    We provide comprehensive technological solutions and create intelligent devices for you.

    We are both a B2B and B2C company. In addition to working on the NeuroOn, we are engaged in two smaller projects with other companies. Intelclinic believes that it is better to give specific advice and assistance in improving one’s life, and not simply providing a wide array of graphs and charts for the user to analyze. »

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I open up Edge.org and perceive a favorable sign ▬» Here on Earth, I suspect that we are going to want to regulate the application of genetic modification and cyborg techniques on grounds of ethics and prudence. This links with another topic I want to come to later about the risks of new technology. If we imagine these people living as pioneers on Mars, they are out of range of any terrestrial regulation. Moreover, they’ve got a far higher incentive to modify themselves or their descendants to adapt to this very alien and hostile environment.

    They will use all the techniques of genetic modification, cyborg techniques, maybe even linking or downloading themselves into machines, which, fifty years from now, will be far more powerful than they are today. The posthuman era is probably not going to start here on Earth; it will be spearheaded by these communities on Mars. [LORD MARTIN REES is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge.] »

    It will be spearheaded by martian ‘communities’, eh?

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» Otherwise known as “the demon of dispersion”, Choronzon is described by Crowley as a temporary personification of the raving and inconsistent forces that occupy the abyss.[1][6] In this system, Choronzon is given form in evocation only so it may be mastered »

    The point is not to await “the construction of tha platform” but to see it already here. To (sur)render onto the floor of Caesar, render him his coins, which means to conform enough with General Law so as not to be de-warded by its gatekeepers.

    The illuminated bea(s)t of revelation…

    ▬» As in Robartes’s historical account of the system’s exposition by four dancers (pupils of Kusta ben Luka) in the desert sands before a doubtful caliph, the full implications of the schema are not apparent until it is set in motion, for each cone must be imagined to house a double gyre which simultaneously expands and contracts in opposite directions and in rhythmic alliance with the gyres of the opposing cone.6 The range of these expansions and contractions denotes relative increases and decreases in the influence of the four faculties attributed to each of the turning gyres. In this manner, the values represented by the schema are always in steady relation, ‘the energy of one tendency being in exact mathematical proportion to that of the other’: a waxing here corresponds to a waning there.7 When a cone has exhausted one full sequence of its double gyre, a sudden transfer of momentum compels a shift from that cone to its counterpart across their extremities (a jump from the narrow end of Cone A to the dilated end of Cone B, and vice versa). Because of this dynamic, one cone is always in prominence while the other is occulted, an arrangement that reverses at the conclusion of the next gyre sequence, or ‘cycle’. This jump corresponds to one of the four ‘phases of crisis’ and indexes an epistemological blind spot comparable to the event horizon of a black hole, impossible to see beyond from a point internal to the system. Grasped from outside, however, the strange hydraulics of the gyres describe a fatalistic set of inversions and returns that ultimately furnish a rich resource for augury, one that Yeats, editing Robartes’s papers, unhesitatingly exploited in the first version of A Vision.8

    The coming age will be lunar, secular, horizontal, multiple, and immanent: an ‘antithetical multiform influx’

    When applied to the task of historical divination (our interest here), the waxing and waning of the gyres can be charted in twenty-eight phases along the path of an expanding and contracting meta-gyre or ‘Cycle’ which endures for roughly two millennia and is neatly divisible into twelve sub-gyres (comprising four cardinal phases and eight triads) each of which denotes a single twist in the larger, container Cycle.9 According to the system as it was originally relayed to George Yeats through the automatic script (an exact date does not appear in the Speculum Angelorum et Hominis or Judwali teachings), the twelfth gyre in our current—waxing—Cycle turns in 2050, when ‘society as mechanical force [shall] be complete at last’ and humanity, symbolized by the figure of The Fool, ‘is but a straw blown by the wind, with no mind but the wind and no act but a nameless drifting and turning’, before the first decade of the twenty-second century (a ‘phase of crisis’) ushers in an entirely new set of twelve gyres: the fourth Cycle and the first major historical phase shift in two thousand years.10 Laying Yeats’s awkward predictions (which he himself shelved for the 1937 edition of A Vision) to one side, the system provides material for the inference of several telling traits that can be combined to give a rough sketch of this imminent Cycle upon whose cusp we uneasily reside. Unlike the ‘primary’ religious era that has preceded it—marked by dogmatism, a drive towards unity, verticality, the need for transcendent regulation, and the symbol of the sun—the coming age will be lunar, secular, horizontal, multiple, and immanent: an ‘antithetical multiform influx’.11 The ‘rough beast’ of ‘The Second Coming’, Christ’s inverted double, sphinx-like (a creature of the threshold) with a ‘gaze blank and pitiless as the sun’, will bear the age forward into whatever twisted future the gyres have marked out for it.12 »

    ▬» In classifying behaviour the term “teleology” was used as synonymous with “purpose controlled feed-back”. Teleology has been interpreted in the past to imply purpose and the vague concept of a “final cause” has been often added. This concept of final causes has led to the opposition of teleology and determinism. … It may be pointed out, however, that purposefulness, as defined here, it quite independent of causality, initial or final.

    According to this limited definition, teleology is not opposed to determinism, but to non-teleology. Both teleological and non-teleological systems are deterministic when the behaviour considered belongs to the realm where determinism applies. The concept of teleology shares only one thing with the concept of causality: a time axis. But causality implies a one-way, relatively ireeversible functional relationship, whereas teleology is concerned with behaviour, not with functional relationships. »

    Purusha acting on Prakriti.

    ▬» “Know that prakriti and purusha are both beginningless, and know also that the modifications and the gunas arise from prakriti” (13:19).

    This verse is quite pivotal for our correct understanding. First of all, both prakriti and purusha are eternal–without beginning, and therefore without end. This means that prakriti is not a dream or mirage, something that will cease to exist when realization is attained, though our mistaken ideas about prakriti will melt away. Prakriti is like the screen in a theatre. The movie will end, but the screen with remain. Next, all things originate in prakriti, and so do their modifications; for the gunas, the primal building blocks of manifestation, themselves are prakriti. (The next chapter will be about the three gunas.) »»

    “Television’s elaborate movie-like subjective-camera simulation of the first moon landing” (p46) showed a generation that reality was not as real as simulation. He says that he is writing “at the end of the era of cinema as we’ve known it, the beginning of an era of image-exchange between man and man” (p. 49). The future shock of the Paleocybernetic Age will change fundamental concepts such as intelligence, morality, creativity and the family (pp. 50–53). The Intermedia network of the mass media is contemporary man’s environment, replacing nature. He uses recent scientific research into cellular memory and inherited memory to support his claim that this network conditions human experience. The Noosphere (a term Youngblood borrows from Teilhard de Chardin) is the organizing intelligence of the planet—the minds of its inhabitants. “Distributed around the globe by the intermedia network, it becomes a new technology that may prove to be one of the most powerful tools in man’s history” (p. 57). » » »


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    La Citadel c’est moi.

    ▬» The concept which Jacobs tacitly introduces, as the guiding principle of the urbanomic trend, is autoproduction. As it grows, internally specializes, self-organizes, dissipates entropy, and individuates, the city tends to an impossible limit of complete productive autonomy. »


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    . . . ▬» Even after 150 years of coherent evolutionary theory, such processes – in the absence of a dominating creative agent – appear extraordinary, and even uncanny, because they seem to run backwards, against the current of time. »

    This is utterly fascinating. Integralisation (order maintenance, creation) as time-reversal. Time as death which flees from repulsive rites. ▬» death is hardly noticed as such in the Atharva Veda it is even considered as the effect of a hostile and demoniacal force that, with suitable rites, can be repulsed. »

    Aren’t technologies rites?


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    New book feat. Land.

    ▬» the book shows how neurosis precedes and exists independently from human experience and lays the foundations for a non-essentialist, non-rational[?] theory of neurosis »

    I.e. ▬» Neurosis and Assimilation: Contemporary Revisions on The Life of the Concept (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy) – 27Oct2016
    by Charles William Johns (Author) »

    Which already in the author’s introduction “criticises” our “Admin”:

    ▬» There is also a peculiarly modern urge to usurp theories in the making and produce them prematurely under some slogan, conference or shared polemic […] The collation of such varied thinkers as Marx, Lyotard, Deleuze, Land and Brassier under the term ‘accelerationism’ holds true to this desire running through our time. »



    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Anyway, aside from noticing the obvious trans-human origin of neurosis (i.e. that neurosis exist before the human and after it, that animals are neurotic also), it, so far, has this interesting passage▬» an entity can appear more powerful than its putative cause »


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    CWJohns (the author) ▬» To describe things in the empirical world (humans, non-humans, objects, processes etc.) as neurotic, let alone as conditions for experience, apprehension and comprehension itself (see my essays), is quite a new phenomenon altogether. » (It. mine. per usual.)

    I wouldn’t be so sure it’s a “new” phenomenon.*

    ▬» All states being relative and bipolar, there is in endless evolution an inescapable link between the subjective and objective progress of beings. »

    * Evola (1931): ‘the discovery of a new land whose existence was previously unsuspected a strange land, alarming, sewn with spirits, metals, and gods, whose labyrinthine passages and phantasmagoria are concentrated little by little in a single point of light’. Neurotic: ‘acting upon or stimulating the nerves’ (1775).

    ▬» Youngblood defines the technosphere as a symbiosis between man and machine. The computer liberates man from specialization and amplifies intelligence (pp. 180–182). He draws comparisons between computer processing and human neural processing (pp. 183–184). Logic and intelligence is the brain’s software. »

    Ideas are objects are ghosts in the neuronal sistem …

    Panpsychism; neurosis not a “static-individual” endogenous,

    but as a bidirectional dynamic of responses to effects from and on the environ-ment (acting upon or stimulating the nerves, and nerves acting upon and stimulating themselves in reponses to themselves, as well as on and to the environment). Solipsism : the only truth.

    ☻▬» In ‘Teleoplexy’, as the most recent, succinct expression of accelerationism in its Landian form (distinguished from the Left queering of the term more frequently associated with Srnicek and Williams’s ‘Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics’),13 Land draws out the latent cybernetic structure of the Judwalis’ system and employs it to reach a similar catastrophic prediction, although the somewhat restrained invocation of ‘Techonomic Singularity’ dampens the rush of what has previously been designated as ‘a racing non-linear countdown to planetary switch’ in which ‘[z]aibatsus flip into sentience as the market melts to automatism, politics is cryogenized and dumped into the liquid-helium meat-store, drugs migrate onto neurosoft viruses and immunity is grated-open against jagged reefs of feral AI explosion, Kali culture, digital dance-dependency, black shamanism epidemic, and schizophrenic break-outs from the bin’.14 Like the Judwalis’ system, the medium of accelerationism is time, and the message here regarding temporality is consistent: not a circle or a line; not 0, not 1—but the torsional assemblage arising from their convergence, precisely what ‘breaks out from the bin[ary]’. Both systems, as maps of modernity, appear as, and are piloted by, the spiral (or ‘gyre’). As an unidentified carrier once put it, ‘the diagram comes first’.15

    According to its own propaganda, modernity is progressive, innovative, irreversible, and expansive.16 It plots a direct line out of the cyclical, seasonal pulse of pre-modern ecology to a future state of technical mastery and social enlightenment. The modernist imperative to ‘make it new’ ostensibly refuses the closure and insulation against shock expressed by cyclicality, yet, as Land is quick to point out, subsequently smuggles it back in by other means, championing self-referentiality in modernist aesthetics, relying on the cycle as the basic unit for historical and economic analysis, retaining archaic calendric arrangements, and betraying its prevalence in the popular imagination via the emergence of the time loop as a key archetypal trope in twentieth-century science fiction.17 A link between the cyclic inclination and anthropomorphic bias can easily be excavated by pointing to the myriad cyclic rhythms intrinsic to the natural human physiology that surreptitiously conditions modernity’s self-apprehension from the inside. This disavowed duplicity at the heart of the modernist enterprise exposes the falseness of its relation to the ‘new’ by revealing the extent to which it always hedges its bets against radical openness, or what Land will call the Outside. …18 »

    ▬» Entertainment dwells on the past. We live in future shock so art should be an invention of a future (pp. 66–69). New systems need to be designed for old information. The artist is a design scientist. … »» The work of Loren Sears is neuroesthetic because it treats television as an extension of the central nervous system (pp. 291–295). »»

    in » Autopoiesis and Cognition: the Realization of the Living (1st edition 1973, 2nd 1980):

    Page 16: It was in these circumstances … in which he analyzed Don Quixote’s dilemma of whether to follow the path of arms (praxis, action) or the path of letters (poiesis, creation, production), I understood for the first time the power of the word “poiesis” and invented the word that we needed: autopoiesis. This was a word without a history, a word that could directly mean what takes place in the dynamics of the autonomy proper to living systems.

    Page 78: An autopoietic machine is a machine organized (defined as a unity) as a network of processes of production (transformation and destruction) of components which: (i) through their interactions and transformations continuously regenerate and realize the network of processes (relations) that produced them; and (ii) constitute it (the machine) as a concrete unity in space in which they (the components) exist by specifying the topological domain of its realization as such a network.[1]

    Page 89: … the space defined by an autopoietic system is self-contained and cannot be described by using dimensions that define another space. When we refer to our interactions with a concrete autopoietic system, however, we project this system on the space of our manipulations and make a description of this projection.[2] »


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» Reality calibration is a prerequisite of successful action. If we define the Right as those who uphold the Truth, then the anti-Right will be those who uphold some form of error. Right politics, viewed through this definitional understanding, ceases to become an issue of Right vs Left, rather it’s an issue of Right vs wrong. »



    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» Technology was more apt to batter down the city gates than to change the nature of the city. The rise of the modern West broke the pattern. Whether speaking of the dispossessions and dislocations caused in Europe through the introduction of machine-driven production or elsewhere by the great age of European imperialism, an explosion of disorienting information intruded ever further into Braudel’s “structures of everyday life.” Historically, ignorance was bliss. Today, ignorance is no longer possible, only error.»

    Lt. Colonel: Ralph Peters, US Army War College Quarterly (1997).

    While the importance of information—and the proliferation of competition—for survival is ubiquitous, also in the Old World, and the medieval world, the neo-Traditionalist, “Mark Citadel,” seems to see it differently ▬» The idea of cultural competition is itself demonic. Cultural exchange exists throughout history, but cultural competition is not simply a product of economic factors, but of ideological commitments which see superior cultures and inferior cultures, rather than simply different cultures for different peoples. We’re on familiar ground when we think back on Maistre’s statements concerning constitutions made for none. Competition implies an eventual supremacy, not preference, supremacy. And supremacy has to be acted upon. Don’t like our culture? We will force it upon you! »

    This statement is amusing, coming from Mark—considering he’s a “day of the rope” schadenfreude duplicitous neo-Crusader “Christian,” and—since sects of Christianity have been in lethal competition since the historical religion’s inception. Indeed, also in competition against other religions and secular operations, such as the Papacy vs the Empire, the latter which we have access to exclusive and brilliant texts on. “We will force it upon you!” indeed, perhaps first uttered in the same onslaught as ‘Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.’


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Poor little Mark is what they self-describe as Orthodox ( ‘of correct doctrine’), so he might try and deny his title of neo-Crusader. —he will blame Italian Christianity, and Germanic (English, German, Dutch, etc) Christianity— for any schisms, or crusades. What is the relation of this that we can see, to schizoanalysis?

    A non-sequitur, they would say, but as an example of an “involuted schism,” It were indeed the “Orthodox” who lost the Eastern territories of the Empire.

    ▬» The province of Syria was the first to be wrested from Byzantine control. Arab-Muslim raids that followed the Ridda wars prompted the Byzantines to send a major expedition into southern Palestine, which was defeated by the Arab forces under command of Khalid ibn al-Walid at the Battle of Ajnadayn (634).[14] On the heels of their victory, the Arab armies took Damascus in 636, with Baalbek, Homs, and Hama to follow soon afterwards.[14] However, other fortified towns continued to resist despite the rout of the imperial army and had to be conquered individually.[14] Jerusalem fell in 638, Caesarea in 640, while others held out until 641.[14] Byzantine persecution of Christians opposed to the Chalcedonian creed in Syria and Egypt alienated elements of those communities and made them more open to accommodation with the Arabs once it became clear that the latter would let them practice their faith undisturbed as long as they paid tribute.[31] »

    Jerusalem was ▬» one of the Arab Caliphate’s first conquests in 638. It is recorded in William of Tyre’s Chronicles that Umar personally came to receive the key to the city by the Greek Orthodox patriarch, Sophronius, and invited to offer Muslim prayers at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. »

    No, it is not certain that Mark Citadel has much ideological superiority over a Neocon : he himself is a (neo-)Conservative after all. Neo-Conservatism is a secular crusado-“Christianism”, and Mark’s personal spiritually-retarded pseudo-“Christianity” is secular in all but name. The animosity Mark feels against Neocons is, to mention one cause, branch, because of “closeness,”—such as that between a National-Socialist and a Communist Socialist, and between Antifa and a neo-Nazi.


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters, 1997:

    ▬» Those of us who can sort, digest, synthesize, and apply relevant knowledge soar–professionally, financially, politically, militarily, and socially. We, the winners, are a minority. For the world masses, devastated by information they cannot manage or effectively interpret, life is “nasty, brutish . . . and short-circuited.” The general pace of change is overwhelming, and information is both the motor and signifier of change. Those humans, in every country and region, who cannot understand the new world, or who cannot profit from its uncertainties, or who cannot reconcile themselves to its dynamics, will become the violent enemies of their inadequate governments, of their more fortunate neighbors, and ultimately of the United States. We are entering a new American century, in which we will become still wealthier, culturally more lethal, and increasingly powerful. We will excite hatreds without precedent. »


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» This data illustrates how good Google’s smart speaker, Google Home, is at understanding user speech in a noisy room. In less than a year, the error rate has fallen by almost half. …

    The machine learning algorithms that underpin the AI revolution place extreme demands on conventional computing hardware. At last year’s Google I/O, the search giant announced that it had designed a custom chip called a tensor processing unit for machine learning applications. Tests show that these chips can execute machine learning code up to 30 times faster than conventional computer chips.

    Over the past year, Google has installed racks and racks of these chips in its vaunted data centers to support the growing AI capabilities of various Google products. On Wednesday, Google announced that it will soon be opening up these chips for anyone to use as part of Google’s cloud computing platform. Google has already released its powerful machine learning software, called TensorFlow, as an open source project so that anyone could use it. …

    Consumers don’t care which tech giant’s cloud computing platform powers their favorite app or website. But this platform war will have big indirect benefits for consumers. Because in their rush to win the cloud computing war, these technology giants are making more and more powerful AI capabilities available to anyone who wants to use them. Which means we’re about to see an explosion of experimentation with AI capabilities. …

    The remarkable thing about this exchange wasn’t so much the ability to carry out a simple conversation — something virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri have been able to do for a few years. It’s the promise that every retail establishment in America could build a similar capability without having to hire a bunch of computer science PhDs.

    Google’s promise is that creating this kind of sophisticated AI experience will soon be as simple as building a website or a smartphone app is today. Google’s own engineers will do most of the hard work, creating powerful tools that allow non-software companies to build services that would have been beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated technology companies a decade ago. It might take a few years for this vision to be realized — the first websites and smartphone apps were often terrible — but eventually customers will expect every app to offer these kinds of capabilities. » [by Timothy B. Leetim@vox.com May 18, 2017]


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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    I hope Rothsteinberg (or his agents) don’t find me here.

    I’m hid real good underneath a ton of G. Eiriksson comments.

    Maybe if I disappear and then hide behind the schizo voices of Lucia, Joyce, Beckett, Nietzsche, etc they’ll think I’m crazy and leave me alone


    Lucia’s madness is not her own.

    Lucia: Joyce’s mother or mad muse, the mother of his invention.

    Beckett courts her from afar, all his courtships are conducted from an infinite distance

    About Lucia, the sages do not agree. She baffles the world and herself: she does not baffle her father.

    Here is Dr Jung: “His psychological style is definitely schizophrenic….Joyce willed it and moreover developed it with all his creative forces, which explains why he himself did not go over the edge.

    But his daughter did, because, unlike her father, she was no genius…

    I’m thousands, I’m an in-divide-you-all….the language of Finnegans Wake, James Joyce and his daughter, Crazy Lucia, these two are one.

    The god is Dionysus, the mad truth.

    “There is no Nietzsche-the-self, professor of philology, who suddenly loses his mind and supposedly identifies with all sorts of strange people; rather, there is the Nietzschean subject who passes through a series of states, and who identifies these states with the names of history” (D&G)

    “every name in history is I….”

    (Friedrich Nietzsche, letter to Jakob Burckhardt, Jan 5, 1889)

    “I’m all these words, all these strangers, this dust of words, with no ground for their settling, no sky for their dispersing, coming together to say, fleeing one another to say, that I am they, all of them, those that merge, those that part, those that never meet…”

    (Beckett, The Unnameable)


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    The Jung in Deleuze & Guattari further reveals itself, carefully hidden-away by lefties, as it were.


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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    “Don’t wait to be hunted to hide, that’s always been my motto. …”


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ▬» ‘hide’

    (third-person singular simple present hides, present participle hiding, simple past and past participle hided)

    To beat with a whip made from hide. »


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  • Claire Colebrook Says:

    Rothsteinberg gave you a whip made from hide?


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Apparetly the word ‘hide’ also means ‘to whip’. E.g. “I hided him” means ‘I whipped him.’

    Thus ‘Don’t wait to be hunted to hide’ has an alternative meaning.


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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» Page 16: It was in these circumstances … in which he analyzed Don Quixote’s dilemma of whether to follow the path of arms (praxis, action) or the path of letters (poiesis, creation, production), I understood for the first time the power of the word “poiesis” and invented the word that we needed: autopoiesis. This was a word without a history, a word that could directly mean what takes place in the dynamics of the autonomy proper to living systems »


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