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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Transhumanoid Goes Down the White-Racist Rabbit Hole


UPDATE: I do believe that link has been killed, but just click Oracle Anissimov's twitter stream and you won't have to scroll long to find the exchange in question (and, lately I fear, comparable and worse ones).


Dale Carrico said...

Is he... quite well? Has Andy Kaufman hijacked his twitter account? Should we be worried?

Shanghailander said...

Jesus... he's been Moldbugged!

It's similar to Randitis... usually takes about three months to pass, but it can leave a nasty hangover, especially if Moldbuggery is accompanied by Sailer Disease, which it looks like is the case here. Anassimov should recover, though he'll be prone to spasms of political incorrectness for the rest of his life.

(First time poster, but been reading for some time... BTW, I've been meaning to ask, since he isn't mentioned anywhere in your (extensive!) blog- are you familiar with the work of Nick Land? He's like the Sith to your Jedi... he was a professor of continental philosophy in Britain in the 90s who was big in cyberculture and accelerationism... after a disappearance and re-emergence in Shanghai, he seems to have turned into a bizarre combination of Moldbug, Kurzweil, and Leo Strauss. You can assess some of the damage here:

Sadly, his complete "Dark Enlightenment" tour-de-force is not currently online, ever since his previous blog went down, but it was something, alright. It seems this "Dark Enlightenment" meme has been spreading quickly as of late...)

jimf said...

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Black guy from the future past said...

Well will you take a look at that shit? Yep. This is exactly why I bailed out of transhumanism. No place and no quarter for us black folk there, no siree. Just a rehash of the Hitlerist crap, being sold to youngsters because the young have no sense of history so they fall for anything. Like libertarianism for example. Mind you, the blatant racism is not the only reason why I kicked transhumanisn out of my cognitive frame, but it was a major and deciding factor for me giving transhumanism and transhumanists, most of them being white, the major black boot to the rear.

It's a shame that in the 21st century, I have to seriously take into account the pigmentation of the members of a group in order to asses said groups intentions and motivations. IT'S A FUCKING SHAME!

Black guy from the future past said...

Yeah.... my goodness. I've been reading some of "Oracle's" aka Mike Anissimov's tweets and the guy is simply insane. I mean hands down batshit, bugnutty insane. All of the evo psych, racist, aristocratic bullshit, that has been empirically and historically disproved sometimes catastrophically so,(see French Revolution and the fact that the public revolted against aristocracy)he supports and even defends it. If this guy is a prime player in the whole transhumanist frat club this is a club that has to be disbanded and scattered by fierce winds. Never to reformulate ever again.

Dale Carrico said...

While of course futurological discourse has always had structural correlates to racism/authoritarianism (earnest desires of some of its partisans to the contrary notwithstanding) I've taken great pains to elaborate repeatedly, and while one is never far wrong in expecting to find a little bit of personal reactionary whackadoodle in ANY transhumanoid in the fullness of time, still I must say that Michael A. has generally been a bit more careful and qualified in the past about exposing this sort of ugliness in his utterances than he has seemed to be lately. I'm actually a little bit worried that he might be having a bad time of it lately. It may be that soon the Robot Cult elders to whom he has devoted his life's youth will determine that MA has outlived his usefulness to them, and then he will realize just how marginal the transhumanoids really are outside the circled-wagon circle-jerk. I don't envy him that recognition or reckoning, poor mite.

Michael Anissimov said...
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Dale Carrico said...

You don't sound happy.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for noticing this. I thought I was going crazy because no one else was.