Archive for August, 2013

Stross Theorys

Posted: 29/08/2013 in Un poco de todo

Corporations are alien hive-mind colony intelligences

that will fuck you over for the bottom line on the quarterly balance sheet. They’ll give you a laptop and tell you to hot-desk or work at home so that they can save money on office floor space and furniture. They’ll dangle the offer of a permanent job over your head but keep you on a zero-hours contract for as long as is convenient. Corporations do not share our priorities. They are hive organisms constructed out of teeming workers who join or leave the collective: those who participate within it subordinate their goals to that of the collective, which pursues the three corporate objectives of growth, profitability, and pain avoidance. (The sources of pain a corporate organism seeks to avoid are lawsuits, prosecution, and a drop in shareholder value.) Corporations have a mean life expectancy of around 30 years, but are potentially immortal; they live only in the present, having little regard for past or (thanks to short term accounting regulations) the deep future: and they generally exhibit a sociopathic lack of empathy.

One party States

Voting doesn’t change anything, the politicians always win.


Preemptive Counter-Revolution

Capitalism almost had a crisis in 2007, in reality on 2009 it won over democracy in the same way it did over communism in 1989.

“del mismo modo que en el año 1989 el capitalismo derrotó al comunismo, a partir de 2007 el capitalismo ha vencido a la democracia”

… La hemos cagado