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Re: <nettime> nettime-l Digest, Vol 126, Issue 17
Anthony Stephenson on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:48:49 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> nettime-l Digest, Vol 126, Issue 17


Classic!

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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 <morlockelloi {AT} gmail.com>
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Subject: <nettime> The System Development Corporation
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There is a fantastic piece of history of the dystopia we live in at

https://archive.org/details/6240_System_Technology_01_29_28_19

It's a promo film by System Development Corporation, predicting pretty
much everything, up to and including simulating societies and taking
corrective measures.

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.

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?)

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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