Classic!

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 7:00 AM, <nettime-l-requ...@mail.kein.org> wrote:

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>    1. The System Development Corporation (Morlock Elloi)
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> Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:39:43 -0800
> From: Morlock Elloi <morlockel...@gmail.com>
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> There is a fantastic piece of history of the dystopia we live in at
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> https://archive.org/details/6240_System_Technology_01_29_28_19
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> It's a promo film by System Development Corporation, predicting pretty
> much everything, up to and including simulating societies and taking
> corrective measures.
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> SDC is worth looking up itself. Started in 1955, it split, spawned or
> merged, again, with pretty much everything - RAND, Burroughs, Sperry,
> Unisys, Loral, Lockheed Martin, etc.
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> It's all about long term planning and building infrastructures, done by
> lots of smart people. These days these infrastructures, comprising of
> fiber, switches, hubs, semi fabs, education curricula, ideology of
> engineering, etc., are mostly hidden from the view. What is visible are
>   MAGAf public faces and ephemeral policies/business models, targeting
> of which exhausts the entire energy of activism (do you really think
> anything would change if MAGAf disappeared overnight?)
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> The idea of countering these infrastructures by ad-hock activism,
> hacking and similar is laughable. I'm starting to think that the whole
> concept of 'hacking' is injected subversion.
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