I've been reading lots of Nick Land in the last months and his work had convinced me, that I had to reposition my self on the (supposed) contradiction of reality/fiction. I mean, look at our current cyberpunk world, Nick was probably right. The future is cyborg-hybridization. We see how powerful technocapital is. Consider, he wrote this stuff 30 years ago. So the main idea of Land is hyperstition, which basically means, there is no difference between fiction and reality. Keep this mindset and everything you read, everything becomes theory. Yes, THEORY in the leftypol sense. Example: The dimensional merge theory by Chris Chan. Holy shit, could you believe, what kind of based theories this guy is potentially able to write?? Another example: Lately I was playing Splatoon 3 and in the menu, you can read the story of Alterna. Holy shit, this real/fictional theory is so good! A few years ago, I would have called these ideas "schizo" or a "shitpost". But I came to the conclusion, that using these labels are symptoms of reasonable thinking i.e. normie thinking.
Please don't mind the pic, I'm runnin on 56kbit/s.
Interesting. So if I wrote a fanfic where I date Dasha Nekrasova from Redscarepodcast, it would be real also somehow?
At the end of the day Nick land advocates for a type of corporatism. Corporatism is just capitalism trying to resolve it's contradiction by bullying people harder. It's been refuted in theory and praxis. End stage capitalism is a boring dystopia, without any of the cool cyber-punk elements. Until we upgrade to a more advanced mode of production, no fancy scifi shenanigans, capitalism is fettering the means of production too much.
>The future is cyborg-hybridization.
Not exactly. There isn't enough advantage from mixing technology with your flesh, you can get 90% of the utility from gadgets without any of the surgical downsides.
Cyborg-parts will be a medical thing, that comes after the biological potential for life-expectancy and health maximization is exhausted. When the flesh begins failing from old age, people will swap in machine parts. Future People will go through 3 phases. Biological, cyborg in between flesh and machine and than full machine android.
The biological phase is where people procreate, and the android phase is where people can go explore space at lower risk, because machine bodies can endure more space adversities, for example android bodies don't suffocate if the spaceship air-lock malfunctions. The cyborg phase is just going to be the awkward in-between phase, where people learn to let go of biological existence. At the end of your android phase, you're digital mind gets archived as a interactive historical record that can be summoned as a digital ghost.
Dojo, casino… it's all in the mind.
This reminds me of the imagination anon who posted things like
>hungry? just imagine you're eating!
What if I made something up, but then another person's imagination doesn't mesh with mine's?