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#ACCELERATE: Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics

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Accelerationism pushes towards a future that is more modern, an alternative modernity that neoliberalism is inherently unable to generate.

"24. The future needs to be constructed. It has been demolished by neoliberal capitalism and reduced to a cut-price promise of greater inequality, conflict, and chaos. This collapse in the idea of the future is symptomatic of the
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Published 2013 by Critical Legal Thinking
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Sgossard
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you
1. Think something's fucked up with the world right now, and
2. Can't think of a better future
you need to read this.
Kevin
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
1. (Agree) Capitalism’s dystopic imagination of climate catastrophes, privatization of everything under the sun (and likely the sun itself), world wars for resource, ….and Elon Musk’s Terminator A.I.
2. (Agree) Left needs to socialize high-tech; techniques include full automation to decrease work, universal basic income
3. (Still unpacking) How? This manifesto proposes an “accelerationist politics” solution for the Left and critiques sectarian “folk politics” of “localism, direct action, and
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Mikaellyng
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: post-lefties
Shelves: politics
This manifesto is quite similar to Srnicek and Willaims Inventing the Future for better and worse. Many of their points are at least very much so the same with the addition of accelartionism thrown in. There is no call to action outside some very vague and hyperbolic demands for reforming the media, creating a non-sectarian, non-centralized and pluralistic front to push for these. The leap from demand into action is nowhere to be found and their political concept is unrealistic to say the least. ...more
James Payne
An attempt at an outline of left accelerationism.
Dario
Jul 21, 2019 added it
Shelves: philosophy, politics
There is really very little that is 'left-wing' about this manifesto that describes itself as such. It's basically: 'more technology! don't look backwards... forwards! neoliberalism is hindering productivity and progress... onward to post-capitalism! we need technology! ..... the left has these errors; *lists a few* ! uh...so... yeah... accelerate!'; it's not left-wing if there's not a single concrete plan of 'left-wing' action proposed lol.


They dedicate a total of one, four line, paragraph to
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Sounds great but HOW?
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Seems like a starting point that could be trimmed in some parts but needs more detail in others.
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Alex Williams is a lecturer in the sociology department at City, University of London. He is the author of Hegemony Now (Verso 2017, with Jeremy Gilbert) and Inventing the Future (Verso 2015, with Nick Srnicek)

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