We're not talking about your grandfather's socialism. In fact, there is a long list of past movements this new socialism is not. It is not class warfare. It is not anti-American; indeed, digital socialism may be the newest American innovation. While old-school socialism was an arm of the state, digital socialism is socialism without the state.
Class warfare? Over! It's time for some kick-ass 'murcan Innovation! Does that bottle have an e-z pour spout, yet? Let's get on it, people! The Future Is Now! Loot the state, doesn't Silicon Valley have any bazillionaires around who could buy up those services, deregulate that mess, make that engine sing? Hell, it's like you people never read Atlas Shrugged! It's time to eat civilization and have it, too. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch, so, you know, like NO TAXES! Don't tread on me! I'm a white guy, I code software, don't make me Go Galt on your asses!
It's fairly flabbergasting that at the very moment when irrational irresponsible anti-governmental fervor has brought California and the Nation literally to the brink of utter ruin, Kelley still wants to chirp blithely on and on about "ad hocracy," and offer up dot-eyed greedhead digirati a "History of Socialism" that could fit on a soup label and includes both the entries, "1848: Marx & Engels' The Communist Manifesto" and "2009: YouTube: 100 million monthly US users."
It's like Kelly and his clown cohort never noticed that the "Long Boom" they were so completely sure about and so completely wrong about actually went Bust.
Remember: Dow 40,000, Man, extreme!
Remember: "Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone."
Remember: Extropians will abolish both death and taxes!
Who needs reality when you've got irrational exuberance?