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Tech can destabilise delicate biological nuances in us plants and animals > systems crash > subtleties erase ~~~   Psychopathy transmutes from humans into non-biological systems.  Figures from chaos are calculated, incapable of cellular drift.  Seizure extends neural pathways with a sudden succession of apparently inexplicable dives  assimilating wealth through the lives of others >>> Fatal error.

Seizure is a scam - a calculated payoff where the ones and zeroes render human, plant and animal into facets / of spent time / labour / price.  Capitalism is computation at its most ruthless.  This cool asymmetry of a psycho mind induces fatal arrhythmia on a global scale.  Networks need mutuality [1] if we’re to ‘fail better’ [2] faster.  Without decisive manoeuvre this is the end << the ultimate catastrophe >> realising our own shut down and full termination of the planet as we know it today.

We can hold our breath ‘til nuclear war kicks off or robotic armies hit the assembly lines >> hotting planet aside <<  But there’s something ancillary to control - it’s that locked in mortal combat the apathetic will destroy, with force, symmetrical collusion within our midst  Seizure is less about unintentions and more about a particular pathology of domination that’s (not entirely) masked by technology.

Abiogenesis is a theory by which living organisms form from non-living matter.  Facts can be redetermined.  Fictions realised.  New spontaneous generation of life can occur  Derivative from old English ‘gelang’, ‘belong’ meant at hand, together with.  Perhaps by considering where and how we belong we might question ownership, to be held by, and instead look to inclusion, to belong with


The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion... this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it.

David Bohm (1980) Holographic Universe - Wholeness and the Implicate Order


As Seb Franklin, author of Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic writes, ‘Control should be understood as the logical basis of a worldview that imbricates literal practices of computation, the new organizational and infrastructural concepts these practices facilitate, and metaphors derived from the electronic digital computer and its processes with a system of value production that can produce profit only by exploiting and dispossessing human life.’


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 Attribution: Julia Whitty text and "Flash Crash" 2010

[1]  Peter Kropotkin: (1892) The Conquest of bread, (1902) Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution(1903) Modern Science and Anarchism.  Opposing ‘Social Darwinists’ Kropotkin argued against a view of competitive 'struggle for existence' between organisms, a struggle in which only the fittest survived.  His view was that it neglected another type of struggle, also present in Darwin's works, between organisms and the environment; and in this struggle mutual aid was one of the most effective means of survival.  Fritjof Capra, 'Things exist by virtue of their mutually consistent relationships.'  [2] Samuel Beckett | Cornel West


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